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La Pentola

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5 Riviera Galleries | Well Street, Pretoria 0084, South Africa
+27 12 329 4028
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12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The service was the best I have ever experience with the chef, host, and waiter all being extremely welcoming and accommodating. The menu provides plenty options and the atmosphere is warm and relaxed. The food was delicious! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to have a truly delightful dining experience.

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Thank Megan S
Belfast, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In advance, I should say I feel bad about what I'm going to say... The staff were so welcoming here. We received a genuinely warm reception from the manager and our waiter was highly knowledgeable about the menu. We gratefully received a complementary glass of champagne as we are on honeymoon and my birthday is coming up soon. The service... More 

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Thank MKEG2014
Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time i go to La Pentola it feels like a new experience! Their food is so delicious! Freshly made! I love their breads too! Best restaurant that I have been to in my 5 years of staying in Pretoria!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Fusion and creativity at best, love the atmosphere i would recommend to anyone the Aztec Mushrooms, the forest fillet and for dessert the Robinson Crusoe rounded of a great meal, for those with a sweetheart tooth a shot of an aptly called milktart should be a must.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

The food is really from the heavens. Tasty well prepared and the presentation awesome. Wonderful atmosphere - a cut above. Catering from groups or just the two of you

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

La Pentola has a wonderful, comfortable atmosphere and an incredible menu! Their wine pairing evenings are the best, and a definite must, especially for foodies. La Pentola has made the best food I have ever tasted and we keep going back for special occasions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

What a delightful experience. Me and my partner celebrated our 3 year anniversary here and the friendly staff and management of La Pentola went out of their way to make us feel at home. Their vegan and vegetarian dishes are sublime.

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We had diner here (adults with kids aged 7 and 10) and were pleasantly surprised. Ample parking space in front of the restaurant in a safe street. There is also parking security so no worries there. Inside there is room for about 30 guests so no big and crowded restaurant experience but cosy and relaxed atmosphere. Service is excellent (... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I have visited chef Shaun Sauvage's establishment for the first time around 2000 and many, many times thereafter and have yet to be disappointed! The fare on offer is always excellent, the service good and the ambience romantic and relaxing. A favourite of my husband's and mine.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

If you what good food, eat here. The people cater for your taste. Excellent way of preparing food for all. Loved the atmosphere

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Cuisine
European, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Riviera Galleries | Well Street, Pretoria 0084, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: +27 12 329 4028
Description
La Pentola established in 1995 is the perfect venue for executive chef/owner Shane Sauvage's authentic fusion cuisine. The atmosphere is cozy, romantic and relaxed. 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 (Mozambique Style Prawns, free range cuts of beef (KWV Fillet, hand made pasta, 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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