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La Pentola Hermanus

87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
+27 28 313 1685
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“abalone” (33 reviews)
“ostrich steak” (20 reviews)
“snails” (33 reviews)
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International, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: La Pentola Hermanus
1. Excellent
"For an exceptional seafood experience and great views over Walker Bay,"
Robin W
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2. Outstanding dinners!
"as good as you can get. The Abalone was perfect, the best I have had"
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3. Stunning!
" We ordered the Strawberry Flambé as our desert recommended "
Marshal M
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1 - 10 of 974 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived in Hermanus for a short visit and found La Pentola on TA. It was a delicious lunch of Thai vegetable curry, which was fabulous for me the vegan but it sounded so good my husband ordered it to. The service was friendly and...More

Thank Lllamaheaven
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We reserved a window table more than a month ago. Great was the surprise when they seated us at another table. I very friendly referred them to the reservation and they made a plan. Stunning view from window table! They had abolone as a special...More

Thank Otto J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a good quality meal at a reasonable price. We both had fillet steaks which were cooked to perfection, though the menu has a large choice of other meat and fish dishes. Right in the centre...More

Thank T10Tom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We reserved a couple of month's before our trip to S.A. We had a very good view from the window seat and were lucky enough to see some whale activity in the bay.The food was excellent. We were unlucky with the wine and had to...More

Thank Rick23081947
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We eat at this restaurant each time we visit Hermanus and have never been disappointed . The food is varied enough to suit all tastes. It is well presented and reasonably priced. There is a 'Specials' board each night.There is a good wine list and...More

Thank fareasttraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must book to ensure you get a table. The views are good from the top floor. The hake and futtucine on the menu were very good. I have never seen glasses polished to such a high standard - they were all as crystal!

Thank SimplyFred
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic meal at this restaurant, which had been suggested by out hotel and I am glad we went. Food was fantastic, as was the wine and the staff were brilliant - not cheap but worth the cost - would recommend if you are in Hermanus.

Thank Jellybean29923
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a nice view over the ocean. The menu has many nice dishes. Other then the usual menu lists. We had two starters with abalone which were very tasteful. Also the waiter was a nice guy (Nick). This is our eighth time to...More

Thank Jacqueline V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La Pentola is right in the centre of Hermanus with sea views. The menu offers fresh seafood plus a variety of other dishes so plenty of choice at reasonable prices. Friendly service too.

Thank dicoz2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was recommended this place by friends who run a guest house in Hermanus. Whilst the tables are a bit packed in the experience overall was outstanding from the food, wine and best of all the attention we received by our young waiter which was quite...More

Thank NRB_11
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Overstrand  >  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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