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“Great restaurant for romantic dinner”
Review of La Pentola

La Pentola
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Ranked #75 of 639 Restaurants in St. Augustine
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed October 7, 2015

We have been to La Pentola several times & I must say this was a very special evening. It was our wedding anniversary(31 yrs.) & loved being in the quiet courtyard for dinner. The music was soft but jazzy, server prompt, but not overbearing. It is reminiscent of the recent trip we took to Europe where no one hurries the dining experience.
We ordered off the main menu. I had salmon with spinach atop, with a lovely light sauce & amazing veggies including golden beets, Brussels sprouts, & quartered roasted potatoes seasoned perfectly.
We also had Camarones (shrimp) apply that was delicious!
Some of the specials sounded wonderful but they are priced a little higher than the regular menu which had plenty of choices.
It was great to see the owner Susan! She chatted with us cordially & then went on to serve other guests-she remembered us & we haven't been there for a couple years! Amazing! Certainly won't be that long before we visit again!

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Reviewed October 6, 2015

We had a $70 voucher from our B&B. Nice outdoor seating. Fairly good service. My wife's fresh fish was excellent. They allowed me to order beef borgonogne (lunch menu) as a dinner entree for extra $$. That dish was only "average".

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Reviewed October 3, 2015

Tucked away charming eatry in St. Augustine. Outdoor patio and inside dining in three separate rooms. Well set up with an excellent selection on the menu. Our group of 18 or so ladies all applauded their meals. I had the Chicken and Ham crepes which was delicious and heard that the Quiche was exceptional.

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Reviewed September 28, 2015

I spent time with six long-time friends and college roommates in St. Augustine. La Pentola was the site of our best meals over several days - twice, on 9/17 for lunch, on 9/18 for dinner.
The weather was off-and-on rain, but we ate outside in some light mist, under umbrellas. The food was everything one could want, the wine was fine. The ambience was very quiet. The service was unobtrusive and efficient and friendly. We ate and talked from perhaps 1:30 to 4:00 P.M. The check was just under $50 per person including tip. It was a chance to reminisce, reopen old closeness. The experience was so fine that we decided to have dinner there the next night.

The next night was just as good. Dinner took longer, only because some of us are old and move slowly. But we all enjoyed it. We ate outside again, with same rare mist. Found a good wine and had three bottles among six of us. We were slow. Service was almost as good as lunch, our server was competent but did not sense she should not interrupt our conversation. Overall, food was excellent.

Would we return? The traveling folks left a gift certificate for our St. Augustine friends. So, yes.

Thank dhk365
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Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I have been coming to La Pentola since we discovered it about 3 years ago. The Sunday brunch is delicious, and whoever is preparing food is a true chef! Every detail is thought if, down to the warm, frothy milk for your coffee. Now let me tell you about the beautiful, romantic courtyard! So charming, you feel transcended. Its like you are in Spain or France. You wont be disappointed! On top of this, the service is wonderful!!!!

Thank Gernest59
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