Winner of Top SA Restaurant in Gourmet Food Festival 2001
Diners Club Merit Award 2000 / 2001
Chaine de Rotisseurs 1997
Diners Club Wine List Diamond Award 2012
American Express Platinum Fine Dining Award 2012
Warm, delightful, with an eclectic décor, La Pentola specialises in International Cuisine with South African flavours. Established in 1995, La Pentola’s culinary roots are drawn from French, Italian and rich Mediterranean flavours, fused with the best local produce available. No compromise is taken when using olive oil, real butter, fresh herbs and cream. All dishes are freshly prepared and absolutely no MSG or artificial flavouring is used in any of our cooking.
The menu, created by internationally renowned Chef Patron & Author, Shane Sauvage, offers everything from starters, soups, salads, poultry, seafood and meat dishes, also incorporating an inspiring, superior range of vegetarian fare. Specialities alternate regularly to reflect a steady flow of original ideas and combinations. Game being a permanent fixture for the adventurous diner -Crocodile in a Mexican-style, tequila, chilli and tomato pastry to name only one.
Only grain fed Beef, Chicken and Duck is used in our dishes and we pride ourselves on being able to cater for virtually every dietary requirement, from lactose intolerant to diabetic.
To complete the meal a decadent range of in-house desserts reflect the mood and the season. A must is the chocolate terrine or strawberry orgy which will leave you both satisfied and looking forward to a next visit.
Wines are selected from a Diners Club Excellence Award-Winning wine list which make it one of the Top 20 wine lists in the country. An exciting and extensive variety of liqueurs, cognacs, whiskies and digestives are available to complete the dining experience.
La Pentola is a unique dining experience which is not limited just to the restaurant venue. Shane and his team travel and can cater for anything from an exclusive dinner party at your home to a large corporate seminar.
After 16 years La Pentola is one of the most critically acclaimed and successful restaurant’s in Pretoria’s culinary history. La Pentola is the perfect venue to celebrate life and your special occasions, business functions, birthday parties, year end functions, wedding receptions etc. At La Pentola you will have a superb meal, professional educated service, personal attention, a vibrant atmosphere and warm South African hospitality.