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87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 313 1685
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Barcelona, Spain
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We finally got a table on the 3rd day of our trip to Hermanus and love it so much that we returned the following 2 nights and were not disappointed. The choice of food is excellent with a daily specials board - try the chickens liver and Venison and Mushroom pie - awesome. Shane was a great host and spent... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review & please come visit again when you are in South Africa again! I am glad to hear you are home safely!!! More 

Redditch, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Had dinner here on our last night in Hermanus. Super location and an excellent choice on the menu plus some lovely specials. I had a very good steak and was pleasantly surprised by the reasonable cost. Very good service. Would definitely return

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Thank christopherhunt235
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. More 

Cannes, France
1 review
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately for a sea resort with a " known" chef the choice for fish dishes is very limited and the preparation not up to standard ; in order to cook a fish correctly the timing has to be right , if not you have mashed potatoes ????? Maybe the cook should attend personally to the fish cooking ........ Very limited... More 

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

I find your review offensive & also not based on fact .I carry the largest wine list in Hermanus "FACT" with more than one local wine in each cultivar.I also serve Fresh Norwegian Salmon ,fresh Hake ,Fresh Kabeljou & Fresh silvers.I think four fresh fish choices in a restaurant is already too much "FACT" .I clearly recall your self &... More 

Doha, Qatar
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We tried La Pentola after friends gave it a rave review and can confirm that it is well worth a visit. Access is via a steep steel staircase to the stunning view over the bay that the restaurant offers. Very friendly staff and a good selection of local wines as well as artisan beers. We ordered wine by the glass... More 

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

I am glad you enjoyed .LaPentola has the most breath taking view during the day. More 

Hermanus, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We've had a really great experience at the restaurant! From the minute we walked in till we left! The food was absolutely amazing, and the staff were all very friendly! I would really recommend it!!! They will see us again! Well done!

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

Thank you very much for your review & we will do our best to keep you coming back! More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Super views from this restaurant. The menu is more upmarket than most. The waiters/waitresses give a very informative description ot the various dishs on offer. A lovely experience.

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Thank Wilmot46
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this review

Thank you I love your review :-) More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

After looking on trip advisor we decided to eat at La Pentola as it had good reviews. We were seated quickly at a lovely table with a view but after ordering wine and before food we were asked to swap tables to a smaller table which we gladly did. We then ordered food and received our starters quite quickly. Unfortunately... More 

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

Thank you for your review I am sorry to hear that you felt like you waited too long for your main courses but different dishes have different cooking& preparation times so I promise we had no intention of making you longer than necessary .Please next time you visit please let us know you would like your courses in quick succession... More 

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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Nolan's service was outstanding and complimented the exquisite food. We booked in anticipation of the restaurant being busy, and it was. The vibe was pleasant and friendly and the flavors were out of this world. I have eaten there a few times now and am blown away by the taste explosions that come from that kitchen. Kudo's to the whole... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review .You make us all feel so proud! More 

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This was our first visit to La Pentola, the food was very good, it was fully booked. I had Basil and Port Livers to start, delicious and for my main I had Santorini Chichen, also delicious My husband had the Chef Salad, and for his main had the KWV Fillet, and that was very good. The only down side it... More 

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

Thank you for your review & I look forward to your return visit 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
View, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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