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87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 313 1685
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

What an incredible experience!! Stunning and eclectic inspiration of a restaurant, Situated perfectly elevated, with the most majestic view of the entire bay. The food is spectacular with level above service! ( Seafood pasta is the best I have ever tasted!!) I will most certainly be back to sample some of the other delectable creations on the menu! Thank you... More 

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Thank Delwan C
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this review

Thank you so much .I look forward to your return visit ! More 

Pool, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food and views at a reasonable price in Hermanus Will certainly visit again Had Kudu in a peppercorn sauce delicious

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1 Thank suzyk423
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this review

Thank you for your review next time try the Forest Springbok its my favorite. More 

Hamburg
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Such a beautiful view, fabulous food (we decided to have a few starters in order to try various things instead of a main course). Great wine. A little bit more expensive than the other very good restaurants in Hermanus, but definitely worth it if you want to treat yourself.

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1 Thank jayceeehh
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review! More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The food was excellent and the service even better. Our waitress, Simone, was an inspiration. She's friendly, well spoken, and her service 5 Star +. It was a lovely evening with a beautiful view over the sea and we had exactly what we went for.

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1 Thank Leon L
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this review

Thank you I love your review! More 

Krugersdorp, Gauteng, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We visited the restaurant on sunday the 12th of february 2017. We just passed through and stopped to eat lunch and was asked if we made a reservation. did not know you have to, was welcomed and placed. Service is good, food is pricey however, different kind of customers being catered for compared to your Dros or Spur, although it... More 

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Hermanus, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Outstanding food and service which makes you feel very relaxed and important. the view is fantastic and the food of the best in town

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We could fault this restaurant in any way . Fabulous food and excellent service . The staff are very knowledgeable and care about the menu and very helpful . It was very busy but we were not neglected in any way .

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Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this review

I can not tell you how much your review means to me .Thank you for appreciating everything we strive to do for every guest & not everyone notices.You made my year!!!! More 

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We were recommended to this place by friends and we had to book well in advance as this restaurant gets quite busy. The food and the service was excellent. Nice selection of local wines and everything was well priced. The seafood and the vegetables were well prepared and presented. Very tasty. Well done. I

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Thank jphanerasmus
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this review

Thank you We do give our best! More 

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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We had a great meal, it was well beyond our expectations, the view is spectacular and the service is both friendly and professional not much more one can ask for.

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Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! More 

Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

When we sat down our waitress explained all the specials which was approx. 7 starters 6 main dishes and 3 desserts she not only repeated what was written on the board she showed us,but also explained the method and all ingredients, you can imagine this took some time. Although she did this very very well and clear I think it... More 

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Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this review

Thank you for your review !It is always a pleasure to have other professionals visit my restaurants. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$16
Cuisine
International, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:30
Monday
10:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:30
Thursday
10:00 - 22:30
Friday
10:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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