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La Pentola

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5 Riviera Galleries | Well Street, Pretoria 0084, South Africa
+27 12 329 4028
12:00 - 22:00
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went for Mother's Day , so the place was packed. Service very friendly, but food was very slow in coming from the kitchen. Food was very tasty, well prepared, but in an old , almost German/Austrian style with creamy type sauces and potato croquettes. Restaurant interior is not new anymore, but I think in the evening setting could be charming.... More 

Thank Pjvmunro
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a lovely experience. The waiter (Pierre) was very informed and enthusiastic. Knowledgeable about every meal and carefully explained how the meals will be prepared. Will definitely recommend and bring my girlfriend when I have the time.

Thank Dieter B
Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

La Pentola Restaurant is in the heart of Pretoria next to Goverment International Relations Offices wich put it in a diplomatic hub and it operates to that international standard.

Thank bonga2014
Centurion, South Africa
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

I can honestly say that I've never had a bad meal at a La Pentola, some meals are great and others mind blowing!!! Wine list is good. The service is great. The Halva pancake is a must at the end!!!

1 Thank JannemanPot
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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.

1 Thank Megan S
Belfast, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 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 

Thank MKEG2014
Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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!

1 Thank MaryKC2016
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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.

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Pretoria, South Africa
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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

1 Thank JeanetteOberholzer
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Janine O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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
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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