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La Sosta Restaurant

145 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 1470
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (17 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
145 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

La Sosta was a great find. We really enjoyed our meal, which was selected from the tasting menus by chefs Nina and Salvatore. They learned their trade in Italy and it shows in their refined cooking skills. The house wine was lovely (we chose their...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife Lauren and I visited this restaurant during our one night stopover in Swellendam. We had a really lovely 3 course meal including an amuse-bouche, all of which was delicious and extremely well presented, so top marks to his daughter and son in law...More

Thank DeanKP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La Sosta is the perfect place for a wonderful restaurant experience. From the moment we arrived we felt special, and the evening proved to be a treat! The host is charming and keen to offer great wine recommendations as well as conversation throughout the evening....More

Thank SAVegetarian
Chris M, Owner at La Sosta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear SAVegetarian Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive and complimentary review. Reviews like yours make such a different to all the members of our team, as everyone works at ensuring that guests have a truly enjoyable dining experience at La...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best and most expensive restaurant in Swellendam and hits the spot in many ways. We liked it for the range of interesting options on the menu, for the general feel of the restaurant and the flavours of several courses. It didn't quite...More

Thank Seawall1
Chris M, Owner at La Sosta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Seawall1 Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your dining experience at La Sosta. I am sorry to hear that the main courses were not to your satisfaction and also that you did not mention this when I asked you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Salvatore and his wife Nina are the two incredible Chefs that run this place together with Nina’s father. Salvatore mastered his talent in Italy, working for several years in starred restaurants, while Nina studied in Lugano. They landed here by chance.... as we did after...More

Thank Nicola B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

THE most amazing meal and service we have ever had and we've eaten in lots of restaurants around the world. Chris was the perfect host serving us the most delicious 7 course meal which was perfectly presented. La Sosta is booked months in advance and...More

Thank Pajan2
Chris M, Owner at La Sosta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Pajan2 Thank you so much for your very kind words about your dining experience at La Sosta. It is very rewarding and motivating for our entire team to read reviews like yours. We look forward to having you as our guest next time you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best dinners I have ever had.The evening was like you ending up having an Avatar movie experience when you just went to watch a normal movie to kill time. Great service and friendly staff.Chris, Nina and Salvatore - great job and thank...More

Thank Harikrishna N
Chris M, Owner at La Sosta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Hari We are all very glad that you and your travelling companions had an enjoyable stay and a special dinner at La Sosta. Thank you for altering your travelling plans so that you could all stay and eat at La . We really appreciate...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our first visit to Swellendam we did not know what to expect from this restaurant. We have never experienced a meal sensation quite like this in the UK - it was superb. An excellent taster menu, beautifully cooked and presented together with an excellent...More

Thank Sue A
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Flavours, presentation quality of ingredients are all exceptional Swellendam is very lucky to have a restaurant of this Caliber in town and customers should appreciate the hard work and effort of all the team at La Sosta for making it such a good restaurant Waitresses...More

Thank Mark S
Chris M, Owner at La Sosta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Mark Many thanks for taking the time to write the reviews excellent review, which is very much appreciated. It’s reviews like yours that help to keep out entire team motivated and determined to ensure that our guests have a great time, every time. Looking...More

Reviewed 21 March 2018

As veterans of multi-starred Michelin Restaurants, this was a totally different experience. The surroundings are simple, the number of tables limited, the front of house attention very personal (without being intrusive) and the food a series of taste explosions quite without peer. Wines are very...More

Thank Chris G
Chris M, Owner at La Sosta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Chris Thank you so much for the very positive review. It’s fantastic to read a review like yours, for all of us at La Sosta. The La Sosta experience really is as a result of everyone in the team working diligently to try to...More

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Response from Christopher M | Property representative |
Good afternoon, we use to work with "a la carte menu" that changes every 2/3 weeks. a sample of our menu is visible on our website. For the next season we are thinking to use 2 tasting menu, one will be vegetarian, made of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$39 - US$48
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
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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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