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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%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Riviera Galleries | Well Street, Pretoria 0084, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Great evening. Well presented and prepared food. A favourite the main course with succulent soft fillet, top quality. Enjoyed the new wine!

1  Thank viclom
Reviewed 18 May 2017

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...More

Thank Pjvmunro
Reviewed 3 May 2017 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.

1  Thank Dieter B
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.

1  Thank bonga2014
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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