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La Pentola Hermanus

87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
+27 28 313 1685
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“abalone” (31 reviews)
“ostrich steak” (20 reviews)
“snails” (32 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hours
International, Seafood, Mediterranean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: La Pentola Hermanus
1. Excellent
"For an exceptional seafood experience and great views over Walker Bay,"
Robin W
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2. Outstanding dinners!
"as good as you can get. The Abalone was perfect, the best I have had"
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3. Stunning!
" We ordered the Strawberry Flambé as our desert recommended "
Marshal M
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1 - 10 of 1,027 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Food was good. Service was good. The company of friends last seen 30 years ago was good. There were some 50 of us and they coped well. Overall - 'very good'

Thank Rex2245
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

We had a really good lunch there. The springbok was amazing and tender! The view was just breathtaking and we could see some whales breach! When in Hermanus you should definitely go there!

Thank Selina B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Although the restaurant had to cater for 75 people for lunch, the food was amazing and the service excellent. Well done!!

Thank Cosmopolitan815971
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Sharon it was a beautiful day & the whales were awesome . See you again soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow, what amazing food and service. Being vegetarian was not a problem and we had fabulous meals. Cooked to perfecting and flavous that want me to return and try some moore dishes. Well fone!

Thank Barbaravaardt
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your positive review .You made my day !!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were taken to the restaurant to try abalone, this being a speciality of this area. I must admit that we have similar shell fish back home. It is a rather expensive food but we had to taste it for ourselves. The restaurant has a...More

Thank GrahamGrape
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with friends for early dinner (9th September) after one of the agents at a travel company highly recommended the place. We hadn't made a reservation and were advised that all the tables by the window were booked from 6pm, (we were there at...More

Thank r0v1ngf33t
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Hermanus again to celebrate our 39th wedding anniversary. Due to past experiences we stayed at the lovely Selkirk house again. We decided on La Pentola Restaurant as we had good food and service during previous visits. I did inform the Restaurant when we...More

Thank Pieter G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a company dinner on a Sunday night at La Pentola. The restaurant had a selection of set menus from which to choose. The menu that we selected catered for vegetarians as well as pescatarians and meat eaters. Every single dish was exceptional -...More

Thank vixstroud
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exquisite cuisine followed by an exceptional service. Totally recommended if you’re looking for a nice place where to have a meal.

Thank ANA V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here fo supper. You have to book in advance. The view is great if you have one of the table close to the fromt window. The staff is friendly, but the service from the kitchen and bar is slow. The food is average...More

Thank Carelcarel
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Questions & Answers
December 27, 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Overstrand  >  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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