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La Pentola

5 Riviera Galleries | Well Street, Pretoria 0084, South Africa
+27 12 329 4028
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Riviera Galleries | Well Street, Pretoria 0084, South Africa
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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

La Pentola is our all time favourite restaurant in Pretoria. We love the good food at reasonable prices and the relaxed atmosphere. We had Father's day lunch and unfortunately we were a little disappointed. We loved the starters. Butternut soup was very good as was...More

1  Thank P33t
Reviewed 19 June 2016

As a self-confessed foodie we often find the best restaurants are a bit formal and "uptight". NOT SO at La Pentola. Amazing food, great service, amazing food, relaxed setting, amazing food, wonderful wine...and did we mention the amazing food? Snails wrapped in bacon? Yes please....More

1  Thank 205marinet
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

We chose la Pentola for a venue to celebrate the completion of a large project at work. They were willing to accommodate 43 people and prepared a set menu with 3 courses for us. Starters were served Buffett style on the tables. Mussels, chicken livers,...More

1  Thank Joeboy69
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Mario (the chef) is a legend in my book. He genuinely knows how to cook ostrich 'rare' as opposed to medium-rare, or under-cooked (so often restaurants have cooks, not chefs, and there is a big difference). The food is cooked fresh (made to order, so...More

2  Thank Sally A
Reviewed 5 June 2016

I had a business meeting and was invited to La Pentola Restaurant in Soutpansberg road. I was pleasantly surprised. Old world charm awaited me. I was early and went in and sat down. The staff cared for me, but in the same time respected my...More

1  Thank Drina2015
Reviewed 22 May 2016

The food tries too hard to be interesting and clever. It turns out like microwave meat with Chinese takeaway sauce on cheap plates. Upscale places don't give you butter for your bread in plastic single serve containers. They also have different vegetable sides for each...More

3  Thank Phil A
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

La Pentola is definitely up there with the 'fancy' restaurants in the city in terms of the menu, wine, and service, but it isn't as uptight as some of them. We went there for a special occasion and had a great time relaxing and enjoying...More

2  Thank Herman C
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

La Pentola restaurant in Riviera, Pretoria is one of a handful of restaurants in this city that carries my unqualified approval. I have been a patron for a very long time with interludes lasting for years. And every time I show up, there is the...More

2  Thank Albertus L
Reviewed 14 March 2016

This is one of my top 5 restaurants in Pretoria. From Sunday lunch, to Friday date-night, to attending one of their famous wine pairing evenings, La Pentola is always an enjoyable experience. The food is well prepared and reasonably priced, the service is excellent and...More

2  Thank elismari_hamman
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Great for a romantic dinner. A very good menu and great tasting food with good service. Nice atmosphere as well.

2  Thank ben g
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
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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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