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La Pentola

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5 Riviera Galleries | Well Street, Pretoria 0084, South Africa
+27 12 329 4028
12:00 - 22:00
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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We celebrated my mom's 60th birthday at La Pentola. The night started with them getting our booking wrong, and we had to wait a few min to be accommodated (Not an easy task if you have an extra 10 people to squeeze into your already full restaurant). Chef Shane personally made sure we had a drink in our hands while... More 

1 Thank CEO077
Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Delicious and exquisite menu. The waiter Nolan was friendly and hospitable. Food was delectable and presentation was impressive. I'll definitely go back there

1 Thank lefli
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

What an experience of display and taste. Went there for new years eve dinner on a preset menu and starters, main course and desert was excellent. The ambiance great, service excellent and who ever matured the meat and allowed the chef to do his thing, knew how to treat meat. Will go there again!

1 Thank Nico J
Pretoria, South Africa
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015

My wife and I recently went to La Pentola for our anniversay (not that we need much of an excuse to visit the restaurant). The food was as excellent as always and on the way out we bumped into Shane himself, who shared a few ideas around my wife's favourite dessert.

1 Thank PieterCR
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Food was very good, waiters very well groomed, cocktails very nice, homey atmosphere. Water cascading in back ground very calming. Parking facilities nice. Prices very low.

1 Thank David D
Pretoria, South Africa
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Let me start by saying that the service at this restaurant is outstanding. The waiters/waitresses are attentive, friendly and know the menu well - they are really an asset to the establishment. They also have a good wine list, which Unfortunately we felt that the food let the place down. I am well known to my friends and family as... More 

1 Thank Monique K
Pretoria, South Africa
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Like always La Pentola does not disappoint. I attended one of the wine and food pairing evenings and it was magnificent. The perlemoen risotto still makes my mouth water. If you are looking for a place that is not snooty and excellent food then this is the place to go. No pretense just excellent service.

1 Thank Karolien C
Sandton, South Africa
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2015

I recently attended a friend's birthday celebration at La Pentola and was pleasantly surprised by the good food and service. As we were a group of 12, there was a set menu with a choice for mains between filet and chicken. The starter (advocado ritz) was good, but somewhat unexciting. I ordered the filet and it came perfectly done and... More 

1 Thank jce123
Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Thank you , staff it was great to take the family there ,your food is excellent . We will visit you soon .All the staff are so friendly

1 Thank Pierre N
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

This is hands down my favourite restaurant in Pretoria. We visit it a couple of times each year (a bit too pricey to go more often) and every time our expectations are surpassed. Every bite of every meal is delicious. You constantly think that the next thing you taste can't possibly be as good as what you are eating now,... More 

1 Thank Suzanne G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Riviera Galleries | Well Street, Pretoria 0084, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: +27 12 329 4028
La Pentola established in 1995 is the perfect venue for executive chef/owner Shane Sauvage's authentic fusion cuisine. The atmosphere is cozy, romantic and relaxed. All food is prepared to order, using only the very best quality ingredients, real butter, fresh cream and fresh herbs.Yes absolutely no MSG! The menu by internationally renowned executive Chef/ Patron & award winning author Shane Sauvage,comprises of a large variety of fresh seafood (Mozambique Style Prawns, free range cuts of beef (KWV Fillet, hand made pasta, exotic game dishes, a great selection of vegetarian fare (Aztec Mushrooms) and a decadent selection of in-house deserts (Chocolate Terrine). La Pentola offers a Diamond award wine list with a large variety of local and international wines. We are an A la Carte restaurant that also caters for corporate functions, intimate weddings and special occasions. Open Monday to Sunday Lunch & Dinner.

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