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La Sosta Restaurant

145 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 1470
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tiramisu” (19 reviews)
“tasting menu” (18 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (6 reviews)
Closes in 7 min
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
145 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La Sosta was a delight from the first morsel til the last. The parmesan creme brulee amuse bouche was just lip-smacking, through to the trout ravioli, saffron risotto and perfectly prepared octopus... The two young chefs' love for fine dining was obvious in every detail...More

Thank BeatnikWoman
Chris M, Owner at La Sosta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear BeatnikWoman On behalf of the entire team at La Sosta, I would like to thank you for the very complimentary review. It was an absolute pleasure having you and your 'partner in crime' as our guests for the evening. We always try our best...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We had a special birthday party for a very special friend. Chris was lovely and so friendly. The selection of food amazing and everything so tasty. I would gladly recommend this place for an intimate dinner or dinner party.More

Thank MelaniJordaan
Chris M, Owner at La Sosta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Hi Melani Thank you very much for the wonderful review, which helps to keep our staff motivated and determined to provide excellent food and service to our guests. We are really glad that you and your friends enjoyed your evening at La Sosta and hope...More

Reviewed 27 May 2018

Exceptional Italian flavours brought to the heart of Swellendam... We absolutely loved our evening at La Sosta and were so glad we could get in before the team close for their winter break.The different menus were beautifully arranged and the flavour combinations were faultless throughout....More

Thank TessJamesMiddleton
Chris M, Owner at La Sosta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Dear Tess Thank you ever so much for the very complimentary review. We are always pleased when guests take the time to write a review of their experiences at La Sosta. It's obviously more enjoyable to read reviews when they are as positive as yours....More

Reviewed 2 May 2018

We loved this family owned and operated restaurant! We were picked up at the guest house by Chris, the owner, who is very friendly and kind. The restaurant looks very stylish and clean, the menu is Italian with a creative fine dining twist. All the...More

Thank Tessa H
Chris M, Owner at La Sosta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Hello Tessa Thank you very much for the lovely review. We are glad that you both enjoyed your time at La Sosta. It was a pleasure fetching you at the guesthouse and we certainly enjoyed having you as our guests. We look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 28 April 2018

It was definitely a surprise find such a nice Italian restaurant, excellent service, plates so tasteful and well presented.They offer three differents menus, sea, land and garden, where you can chose your starter, first plate, main plate and dessert from any of them. The four...More

Thank Jacqueline C
Chris M, Owner at La Sosta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Hi Jacquline Thank you for your kind words, which we all appreciate very much. We are glad that you had an enjoyable evening with us and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best regards Chris, Nina & Salvatore

Reviewed 24 April 2018

La Sosta was a great find. We really enjoyed our meal, which was selected from the tasting menus by chefs Nina and Salvatore. They learned their trade in Italy and it shows in their refined cooking skills. The house wine was lovely (we chose their...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

My wife Lauren and I visited this restaurant during our one night stopover in Swellendam. We had a really lovely 3 course meal including an amuse-bouche, all of which was delicious and extremely well presented, so top marks to his daughter and son in law...More

Thank DeanKP
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

La Sosta is the perfect place for a wonderful restaurant experience. From the moment we arrived we felt special, and the evening proved to be a treat! The host is charming and keen to offer great wine recommendations as well as conversation throughout the evening....More

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Chris M, Owner at La Sosta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Dear SAVegetarian Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive and complimentary review. Reviews like yours make such a different to all the members of our team, as everyone works at ensuring that guests have a truly enjoyable dining experience at La...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is the best and most expensive restaurant in Swellendam and hits the spot in many ways. We liked it for the range of interesting options on the menu, for the general feel of the restaurant and the flavours of several courses. It didn't quite...More

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Chris M, Owner at La Sosta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Dear Seawall1 Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your dining experience at La Sosta. I am sorry to hear that the main courses were not to your satisfaction and also that you did not mention this when I asked you...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Salvatore and his wife Nina are the two incredible Chefs that run this place together with Nina’s father. Salvatore mastered his talent in Italy, working for several years in starred restaurants, while Nina studied in Lugano. They landed here by chance.... as we did after...More

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Response from Christopher M | Property representative |
Good afternoon, we use to work with "a la carte menu" that changes every 2/3 weeks. a sample of our menu is visible on our website. For the next season we are thinking to use 2 tasting menu, one will be vegetarian, made of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 37 - USD 49
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 28 514 1470
  • E-mail
La Sosta is a FINE DINING Restaurant. A modern and contemporary Italian Restaurant working with 3 Different Tasting Menus . EatOut Award 2014 BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN SOUTH AFRICA Reservations are essential.
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