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La Pentola Hermanus

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US$2 - US$16
International, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Fusion
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this unassuming restaurant at the last minute and couldn’t have been more impressed. Our server, Dylan, provided excellent service and each dish was fresh and delicious.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With sweeping panoramic views of Whalewatching Walker bay, this is what makes one proud to be able to live in SA and to be able to partake in such a unique experience in one of SA’s best coastal town secrets! The airy atmosphere (due to...Covid compliance) was perfect for a hot Summer afternoon. The sumptuous Seafood extravanga was freshly prepared by award-winning chef and author, Shane Sauvage, who added his personal touch by making his appearance at our table, and personally changing our preference for calamari tubes and heads in exchange for the calamari steaks that were on the original menu. We were prepared in advance for the wee wait for our food by our lovely hostess, Chiara, who over-compensated with delicious home-baked mushroom and caper bread rolls. The fusion menu is vast, with delicacies such as abalone; served with a diamond-award winning wine list. I loved the arty atmosphere, the friendly service and the delicious cuisine! Thank you chef Shane!! A truly breathtaking experience!More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 19 December 2021

The best food, views and vibe in Hermanus. It has been our family's favorite place to have fantastic food and whale watch. It is out of the main hustle of the town and chef Shane's food is always a delight.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 2 December 2021

Best service in town I had the pleasure of being served by Ciara. Decided to treat my self to a lovely cappuccino and a sweat treat on a cold rainy day. To my surprise the food tastes even better than it looks(I know hard to...believe!) From best service to best food 10/10 would recommend!More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 21 November 2021 via mobile

My husband and I took a whale watching boat tour outside of Hermanus, afterwards we stopped into town for shopping and lunch! We hit jackpot with deciding on La Pentola! We saw more whales while enjoying our delicious lunch than on the several hour boat...tour! It was such an amazing view with whales actively jumping and playing. It was such a unique experience. The staff was top notch, they were so knowledgeable, loved how they walked us through the chalkboard menu and answered all the questions we had. We appreciated the knowledge and care for the business that the staff shows. They truly care about this special family owned business and this particular server was a local and a friend of family, he was full of wonderful area information and provided amazing service. Loved hearing the story of how their famous bread bun/rolls came about! All around perfect lunch, wish we stayed in the area, we would have returned for dinner in a heartbeat!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 7 November 2021 via mobile

A nice restaurant with lovely views situated on the ocean front of Hermanus town centre. Not overly posh in decor, but one of the more expensive places to eat. Food was very good but the evening was spoilt for many diners by a very loud...member of staff interacting with guests and describing the specials board in such detail it took 10 minutes to go through the 6/7 items. One table of 8 complained about her volume, another couple moved table and we commented at the end of our meal. I am sure her intentions are good, but she has no self awareness of how her behaviour impacts on others she is not even speaking to!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 27 October 2021 via mobile

There are several nice restaurants facing the waterfront in Hermanus, but we saw this one and the menu looked super interesting and we decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. Every dish down to the carrots and green beans were superb. We...ordered several of the appetizers including the abalone and the smoked duck pastry and thought we’ve gone to Heaven. The fantastic food just kept coming- even the rolls were unique and tasty. Now I’m wondering if they serve breakfast and could it possibly be as good!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 22 October 2021 via mobile

This restaurant is the epitome of excellence. The minute we entered the restaurant we were welcomed by friendly staff and this continued through out the service. The food was succulent and it can only be classified as the best dining experience by far. Keep up...the good work!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 19 October 2021 via mobile

3 exceptional meals! The menu had a nice variety of vegan, seafood & meat dishes. Liked the carpaccio for starters & the seafood pasta. Beautiful view & we even saw the whales from our table. Staff were excellent & we ended up going back 3...times during our stay.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 15 October 2021

Unfortunately we only had time for starters, but the haloumi, the kudu carpacio and the abalone were incredibly delicious. We felt welcome, service is excellent. And the view, oh, the view! With a little bit of luck the whales will provide the entertainment.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Yes but corkage not cheap !
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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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Frequently Asked Questions about La Pentola Hermanus

Yes, La Pentola Hermanus offers takeaway services.

Yes, La Pentola Hermanus is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

La Pentola Hermanus is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5