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La Pentola

87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 313 1685
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“abalone” (25 reviews)
“snails” (26 reviews)
“pastry” (16 reviews)
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International, Seafood, Mediterranean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The food here is good but fairly routine . The staff were friendly and very helpful . The position is nice especially by the windows . It is a good safe option for dinner.

Thank mark w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, great service - thank you...we will definitely be back next time we get to South Africa 😃

Thank sj1809
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had their lunch special - 2 course meal for R95! The food was excellent, had fresh fish and a great salad starter. Didn't have space for the desert ☹️. Lovely views of the bay. Friendly and efficient staff.

Thank louisegeldenhuys14
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended to La Pentola by our travel guide, my fellow Australian travelling companions and I visited for lunch recently. What a glorious restaurant! The stunning food goes hand in hand with the warm and welcoming ambience. My husband ordered the Jack Daniels-flamed ostrich steak which...More

Thank karenY2830NP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply sublime. Good food. Wonderful ambiance. Great restaurant. The setting, food, wine and general service was outstanding and a definite must for all to thoroughly enjoy.

Thank Cameron1974
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here late so it's was pretty quiet by the time we arrived. Food was served fresh and hot along with some nice wines. As it was dark we couldn't see the amazing view but I'd imagine when it's bright and the windows are...More

Thank brianfitz08
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is situated close to the ocean in Hermanus, Western Cape..there are enough parking, it's clean, the food is fabulous and the service even better..The owner is on the floor to welcome his guests, and the staff are all dressed up and neat..the tables...More

Thank Assie48
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Stunning setting and ambience. Booked last minute so wasn't able to get a sea front view but the service was great, the staff were wonderful and the food looked as amazing as it tasted! The chef does an amazing job of putting together some really...More

Thank Jess O
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

A welcome shelter from the Hermanus chill today. La Pentola is warm in more ways than one. Physically warm from the welcoming fireplace, it also has warm service and comforting fare. I had two starters as a main. The snails and chicken livers. Obvious effort...More

Thank Roger S
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Quiet Sunday evening dinner with the hubby on a wintry night. Very cosy fire, excellent food and good service.

Thank Janine S
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27 December 2016|
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Response from Shane S | Property representative |
Yes of course we are I have three of my own kids.I am so sorry this response took so long I dd not know of this trip adviser function .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$16
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 313 1685
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La Pentola established in 1995 has a breath taking panoramic view of Walker Bay, the birthing ground of Southern Right Whales. The perfect venue for executive chef/owner Shane Sauvage's authentic fusion cuisine. 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 & Abalone, free range cuts of beef (KWV Fillet, Tender T-Bone, 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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