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La Pentola

87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 313 1685
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
10:00 - 22:30All hours
CUISINES
International, Seafood, Mediterranean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Food that is layered with complexity, prepared with skill,attention and love is found at La Pentola. Superb food most of the time. Sat 8th April was top class as usual however Sunday 9 April failed to make the high standard that we have come to...More

Thank Holly F
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Carol and I took a friend out for dinner last night in Hermanus. We went to La Pentola. We got a good table with views over Walker Bay. The starters were bijou but very tasty. My steak was huge and I had to doggy bag...More

Thank JonathanSuch2013
Reviewed 14 April 2017

restaurant overlooks the sea - so best to go in day light then you can enjoy the setting. Food is delicious and reasonable price. Service pleasant and efficient. Had a special evening- recommend to everyone

Thank jane d
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thank you for your great review!

Reviewed 14 April 2017

Visited La Pentola twice last year and its was superb both times. I love eating the Pertlemoen delicacy (abalone) that comes from the Hermanus coastline and they know know exactly how to prepare it! Booking is essential and ask about their stunning cook books and...More

Thank Dianne S
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thank you for your review & enjoy your book it was written with love .

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner at La Pentola, seated at the window, my boyfriend had the springbok dish and I had the ostrich. Was an incredible meal cooked to perfection that practically melted in our mouths. Beautiful cremé brule to finish it off. Wonderful service as...More

Thank Macayla B
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thank you I love your review experiences like you had is why I became a chef!!

Reviewed 11 April 2017

I visited this establishment with the TOGS, Harley-Davidson, riding group for our weekly breakfast run. It was absolutely amazing to see the presentation that the staff had for us when we arrived after an awesome and spectacular ride to the venue. The tables were beautifully...More

Thank etienne6524
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thank you for your review you know we love making breakfast for you bikers .you are such an awesome group we cant wait to see you again :-)

Reviewed 9 April 2017

The service was good. The waitron explained the specials and allowed us a few minutes to make up our minds. Bread rolls were served on the house and it was delicious. The food was very tasty. We went in the evening but the view in...More

Thank abcdeville
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thanx for the review & you must come back for the view during the day it is breathtaking !

Reviewed 9 April 2017

Nice view with good service. Food is taste full. Small fine dining portions. Nice and cozy spot on cold days.

Thank lesleybrandt197
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thank you for your review you did obviously not eat the 400 gram Porterhouse Steak maybe next time!

Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Had a delicious meal in this must visit restaurant with great views into the bay Really enjoyable evening out as a couple, we were made to feel very welcome.

Thank Gareth A
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thank you for your kind words & we look forward to you visiting again!

Reviewed 6 April 2017

Friendly service and great food. We both had the Fillet steak KWV; almost the best steak ever; could not recommend more highly. Wonderful desserts as well.Extensive and well explained wine list. Slightly lacking in atmosphere, despite the first floor view of the Bay.. Plain table...More

Thank Tanner321
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thank you for your review .I also like table clothes but as pretty as they are washing them would result in contaminating thousands of liters of water every year .This would go against the Eco friendly principles of our business.

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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$16
Meals
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
Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:30
Monday
10:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:30
Thursday
10:00 - 22:30
Friday
10:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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