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La Pentola

5 Riviera Galleries | Well Street, Pretoria 0084, South Africa
+27 12 329 4028
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“sorbet” (4 reviews)
“fillet” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Riviera Galleries | Well Street, Pretoria 0084, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

La Pentola in Riviera, Pretoria is a lovely venue for a business lunch. The menu is good, the staff are friendly and efficient, and the atmosphere is fairly sophisticated. You will definitely enjoy their food!

Thank bella20182018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So tonight we decided to slip out for dinner at La Pentola. Upon arrival and seating, we request a wine list but order apperatives while we wait. The drinks arrives with barely any ice in it. The wine order doesn't get taken. My husband ordered...More

1  Thank nadiens2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, welcoming atmosphere and enjoyed a relaxing evening with my wife. Was unfortunately a little spoiled with the incorrect billing on more than one table

Thank Travellers4x4
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

La Pentola must be one of Pretoria’s best kept culinary secrets. The set menu contained exotic variations of venison carpaccio, prawn and Thai curry infused phyllo parcels, Madagascar peppercorn filet steak, monk fish with seafood sauce and creme brûlée. All well prepared and served by...More

1  Thank Dave B
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

We went to an art exhibition in the area ! Really fantastic ! Happens once a month ! After that we where very hungry and just about 1 km away there was la pentola ! Great food , great service ! And we actually remembered...More

Thank hekpoortheksie
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We ate at La Pentola last night and the meal was absolutely terrific! So inventive. The petit pois sorbet with mint pesto and salmon with muesli starter were especially good. Going there again very, very soon.

Thank little_baggage
Reviewed 7 September 2017

After a business meeting in Pretoria, feeling peckish, looked for the closest place. Not familiar with the area, found La Pentola, totally unaware of the high standard of restaurant. A few patrons on an early lunch but ambiance was cosy in one half and bright...More

Thank Ravesh
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Ambiente was nice. The bread was very good. The main dishes like pasta as well as the sea plate were way to greasy! The portions were not big but we would say alright. Prices are moderat. Although it would not be our first choice if...More

Thank JNinSA
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Over the years I dined quite a few times at this interesting restaurant. I have never been disappointed. The meals offered are unique and very tasty. Every dish is freshly cooked and well served. I rate it as one of the top 10 restaurants in...More

1  Thank Erwin M
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

The evening was truly mesmerising with starters at the door and bubbly to taste. It was a special evening with five course meal and Boschendall wine promotion. Food was great, venue romantic and chef really on spot with tastes. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Carelfdp
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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