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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 good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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5 Riviera Galleries | Well Street, Pretoria 0084, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very average dinner. Menue seems to be variants of same dishes. Venue is very cold. The frozen chocolate dessert was a delight.

Thank viclom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We joined La Pentola on the 26ste of May 2018 for their celebratory 23rd birthday dinner event. The food was absolutely amazing. The main course, which was a grilled fillet with a creamy sauce crowned with a smoked duck and mushroom party, was one of...More

Thank Anya S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food and wine pairing for La Pentola's birthday. Good menu and wine choices. The food was amazing and we received very friendly service! Restaurant was recently renovated but the old charm remains.

Thank Wilna D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic!! The revamp looks stunning. Always sure to have a great evening full of flavor. Really enjoyed the wine evenings and the folks from KWV. Worth every cent

Thank Adri D
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

We attended the Nederberg wine tasting at La Pentola Pta on 27 Apr and the service was terrible and the staff had a bad attitude and gave us the cold shoulder after we complained. We sat for at least 20 minutes without any food or...More

Thank christiewooding
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Decided to drive a little further after a friend recommended we give it a try. Was pleasantly surprised and well worth the drive. Food and service was probably one of the best experiences we have had in Pretoria in a while.

Thank Mannee d
Reviewed 20 March 2018

It was gala dinner and wine tasting by Distille, the food was out of this world, presentation was top of the class, and the dessert wine was super!

Thank bmosehla43
Reviewed 8 February 2018

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 3 February 2018 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

2  Thank nadiens2017
Reviewed 2 February 2018

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
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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