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La Pentola

87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 313 1685
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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International, Seafood, Mediterranean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They accommodated my husband and me on a last minute visit to Hermanus for dinner. The service was amazing and we had a very friendly and helpful waitress that took good care of us. We had the oven-baked prawns and the salmon which were both...More

Thank heilamvdm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is one of the places in Hermanus with a view of the ocean. We were there early so the staff was just for us, which is very nice. Seafood soup - perfect. Monkfish - very nice. It is not the cheapest place in Hermanus...More

Thank Andrzej K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only spent 2 days in Hermanus, but liked this restaurant so much, we went again the next day. Both times we hadn't reserved but they managed to squeeze the 6 of us in! We all had different steaks of excellent quality! Everything was delicious...More

Thank EmmaAlt
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One of the view places serving abalone. Served with squid ink pasta, it was good but not plenty. This delicasy comes at a price. Fat mussel starter was fab but the real stars were the desserts. White chocolate peppercorn terrine and pistachio halva ice-cream pancake:...More

Thank LvN001
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is on the first floor with a nice view on the Ocean. The interior is a little outdated but the food is excellent. We went for a dinner of 4 on a busy Saterday evening and were pleasantly surprised by the friendly and...More

2  Thank Els T
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We went there for dinner because of our search for a restaurant that served Abalone. The food was as good as you can get. The Abalone was perfect, the best I have had. My sister ordered the chicken breast and could not believe how truly...More

Thank LeonNoel7
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

A great restaurant if you're a sea food lover. Our waitress Nicole was amazing and very helpful. The view is breathtaking too. Definitely recommend.

Thank Munirahmm
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Wow what a delightful, delicious surprise. Good atmosphere and attentive waiters. Food was delicious... cheese platter for 2 was huge and port comes with it!

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The service at this restaurant is absolutely shocking due entirely to the kitchen staff. We waited half an hour from ordering to the starter being served. Then a further hour until the main course. The bobotie was burnt and on complaint a smiling chef came...More

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We had a family birthday lunch at La Pentola today. Being winter we took them up on their lunchtime winter set menu which had good choices and is well priced. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. From the home baked breadrolls and the delicious pea and...More

Thank Daisylu2005
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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
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Average prices
USD 2 - USD 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
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
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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
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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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