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La Perla

209 Beach Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 439 9538
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (69 reviews)
“carpaccio” (8 reviews)
“sea food” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
209 Beach Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were early for our dinner reservation so decided to have a pre dinner drink at La Perla. Great location. Reasonably priced. Calamari fabulous. Recommended!

Thank imcclenaughan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit to La Perla. The fist one was so bad that I said never again. A friend said that they renovated and are great. The place is in a great location. That is where it ends. The service is pathetic. Unless...More

Thank LeoCT2018
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful restaurant in a beautiful setting. We had the tomato and mozzarella bruschetta and zucchini fritters (piatto fritti) for starters, which was really lovely. However, the pasta that we had for mains was a total letdown. The agnolotti was flavourless and tasted as if...More

Thank Danelle V
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

This is one of those “iconic “Cape Town restaurants with a wonderful setting on the Seapoint promenade. Alas however like so many of its ilk it trades on that fact and makes little attempt to raise the level of the cuisine to match its setting....More

Thank derekcarstens
Reviewed 13 April 2018

La Perla has been going a long time. During the original owner's time it was fantastastic, then he left it to his children and it went downhill fast. No attention. It came back about two years ago and we started going in summer to sit...More

Thank bluejayinsa
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

My partner and I went there for dinner on a lovely summer's day. The location is nice and the view is just beautiful. The hostess was friendly and accommodating, and made sure to reserve the table that we requested. The evening started off well, however...More

Thank WildWoollyChild
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Perfect location at the sea point. Italian food at its best. Have the waiter recommend a suitable wine.

Thank Carsten Kjær J
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

I had the succulent king lip served with a large, fresh salad and my husband had a very good sirloin. Malva pudding and a great bottle of Constantia Sauvignon Blanc complimented a lovely meal at such a reasonable price and all served with a smile

Thank angela c
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We moved to Cape Town in 2001 and discovered la Perla as the closest proper restaurant from where we lived. We used to go there every Sunday with the kids. We then move to London but are still visiting Cape Town once or twice a...More

Thank Sophie T
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We booked a table for Sunday lunch,which was a good idea since it was abit busy when We arrived. We were seated outside by a very serious blonde hostess, she didn't even crack a smile, we had a nice table with a great view. Irvine...More

Thank ShanCoetzee
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 Beach Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 439 9538
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