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La Sosta Restaurant

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145 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 1470
18:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 18:30 - 22:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were greeted warmly by the host/chefs husband. They have 3 set menus and he offered us swops out/changes between the 3 menus which really suited us. They only accommodate I think a max of 20 guests. I ordered the fish menu. The foccacia bread was the best we have ever had,the spinach toast and a beautiful Italian mini crispy... More 

Thank InezzPatel
Western Cape, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attention to detail. A personal touch to every dish served. Every visit is a tasteful adventure to the food fundi.

Thank jvdw1977
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon a recommendation from our host in Cape Town we spent an evening in Swellendam to sight see and then dine at La Sosta. It was a perfect evening - not only by far the best italian food we ate in South Africa, but one of best meals we had in our two month visit.The service was impeccable and every... More 

Thank Williamsncc
Cape Town, South Africa
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On strong recommendation, we were advised to eat at La Sosta restaurant. So we planned a special trip to Swellendam where we stayed for two nights at their guesthouse, and had dinner there both nights . Having had two dinners and two breakfasts at La Sosta, we left thoroughly impressed. We were spoilt by Gianni's hospitality, friendliness and service, of... More 

Thank MDFMDF2014
Selkirk, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our host in Swellendam recommended the restaurant as being a great place to eat. A very expensive mistake and we wish we had stuck to our original choice. The food wasnt good or tasty. The wine wasn't bad. Totally over rated experience and one we wouldn't recommend to anybody . The most expensive and worst meal we have had whilst... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Oh my goodness! Blown away by the great restaurant in Swellendam. I have tried three times to make a booking here and finally got in and was glad I persisted. The food was incredible, the owner who served us was so friendly and informative about each course. Although the courses are small they are intricate and beautiful. Word of warning,... More 

Thank SueFerreira
Bristol, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We all ate the Land menu and every course was beautifully presented, delicious and surprising. Gianni is a welcoming host and his wife does the magic in the kitchen. Booking essential.

Thank jeminab
Cape Town, South Africa
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

What a little gem La Sosta is. It is very small and only open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday. Fine dining very reasonably priced. You have to book. We travelled from Cape Town for dinner, staying over at their guesthouse. It truly is a privilege to eat there. Every dish they bring to the table is an artistic suprize with... More 

Thank Gerda W
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

From the moment we arrived we knew everything was going to be good. Transport was provided to and from our guest house. The owner Gianna was very friendly. There are three menu choices, meat, fish and vegetarian. We had the first two and they were excellent. In between you have extra tasters which were lovely. The service was great our... More 

Thank Gill B
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Undoubtedly one of my favourite meals during our trip along the Garden Route. We visited La Sosta when it first opened some 18 years ago, it was good then but it has now developed into a 1st class fine-dining establishment. The set menus are thoughtfully designed and the food is tasteful and beautifully presented by Gianni, his wife and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$36
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 28 514 1470
La Sosta is a FINE DINING Restaurant. A modern and contemporary Italian Restaurant wOrking with 3 Different Tasting Menu . EatOut Award 2014 BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN SOUTH AFRICA Reservations are recommended.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?