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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 22 May 2016

The food tries too hard to be interesting and clever. It turns out like microwave meat with Chinese takeaway sauce on cheap plates. Upscale places don't give you butter for your bread in plastic single serve containers. They also have different vegetable sides for each...More

3  Thank Phil A
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

La Pentola is definitely up there with the 'fancy' restaurants in the city in terms of the menu, wine, and service, but it isn't as uptight as some of them. We went there for a special occasion and had a great time relaxing and enjoying...More

2  Thank Herman C
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

La Pentola restaurant in Riviera, Pretoria is one of a handful of restaurants in this city that carries my unqualified approval. I have been a patron for a very long time with interludes lasting for years. And every time I show up, there is the...More

2  Thank Albertus L
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is one of my top 5 restaurants in Pretoria. From Sunday lunch, to Friday date-night, to attending one of their famous wine pairing evenings, La Pentola is always an enjoyable experience. The food is well prepared and reasonably priced, the service is excellent and...More

2  Thank elismari_hamman
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Great for a romantic dinner. A very good menu and great tasting food with good service. Nice atmosphere as well.

2  Thank ben g
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

We had the most incredible time and the waitress was very pleasant and experienced and loves her job ! No matter how many tables I observed she was handling them all on her own. The food was great the butternut soup with the ginger and...More

3  Thank hekpoortheksie
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Once of the nicest restaurants that I have ever been to. Very quaint setting. Excellent service. Food is brilliant to say the least. Presentation of every dish was spectacular. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. In the heart of Pretoria, but you won't feel like...More

2  Thank Theo C
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Love this place...its quaint...romantic...staff are friendly, down to earth..mexcellent service and the food is Delicious. Definitely be back again.

2  Thank lerinet
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Due to an electrical problem there was no lighting at the restaurant and a restricted menu. However they provided a quality limited menu by candlelight which appeared to be enjoyed by the diners. Good service and quality food in difficult circumstances - would have no...More

3  Thank David B
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We celebrated my mom's 60th birthday at La Pentola. The night started with them getting our booking wrong, and we had to wait a few min to be accommodated (Not an easy task if you have an extra 10 people to squeeze into your already...More

1  Thank CEO077
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, 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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