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La Pentola

87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 313 1685
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“abalone” (26 reviews)
“snails” (26 reviews)
“ostrich steak” (14 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:30All hours
International, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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11 - 20 of 844 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an enjoyable meal at La Pentola. Food was of good quality and the service polite and attentive. Good views if you have a window seat during daylight hours.

Thank mawcam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best restaurant I have been to in Hermanus. Beautifully spiced fish cake starters and the finest, tastiest hake and croquettes I have had in years. Will definitely be back

Thank nevvy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was good. Well prepared. Nicole was wonderful. Best home made bread. Stunning views while enjoying our meal.

Thank Tebogo M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Pentola had special 2 for R95 which were very special. Choices are good and food delicious. Will visit again special or no special

Thank Otto J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a cracking good meal here recently. The flavours, presentation and style are all absolutely spot on. Only let down was the service. We waited over an hour for mains (we didn't order any starters) only to be told as the food arrived that...More

Thank Ruby Y
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The food here is good but fairly routine . The staff were friendly and very helpful . The position is nice especially by the windows . It is a good safe option for dinner.

Thank mark w
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Great food, great service - thank you...we will definitely be back next time we get to South Africa 😃

Thank sj1809
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Had their lunch special - 2 course meal for R95! The food was excellent, had fresh fish and a great salad starter. Didn't have space for the desert ☹️. Lovely views of the bay. Friendly and efficient staff.

Thank louisegeldenhuys14
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Recommended to La Pentola by our travel guide, my fellow Australian travelling companions and I visited for lunch recently. What a glorious restaurant! The stunning food goes hand in hand with the warm and welcoming ambience. My husband ordered the Jack Daniels-flamed ostrich steak which...More

Thank karenY2830NP
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Simply sublime. Good food. Wonderful ambiance. Great restaurant. The setting, food, wine and general service was outstanding and a definite must for all to thoroughly enjoy.

Thank Cameron1974
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27 December 2016|
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Response from Shane S | Property representative |
Yes of course we are I have three of my own kids.I am so sorry this response took so long I dd not know of this trip adviser function .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 313 1685
  • E-mail
La Pentola established in 1995 has a breath taking panoramic view of Walker Bay, the birthing ground of Southern Right Whales. The perfect venue for executive chef/owner Shane Sauvage's authentic fusion cuisine. 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 & Abalone, free range cuts of beef (KWV Fillet, Tender T-Bone, 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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