American Express Platinum Fine Dining Award 2012

Diners Club Wine List Diamond Award 2012

Winner of Top SA Restaurant in Gourmet Food Festival 2001

Diners Club Merit Award 2000 / 2001

Chaine de Rotisseurs 1997

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.




From City Centre - Proceed along Stanza Bopape (Church) Street towards the M5. At the traffic lights turn left into Steve Biko (Beatrix) Road. After the fifth set of traffic lights turn right into Soutpansberg Road.
Turn right at the traffic lights into Well Street from this road.


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5 Riviera Galleries
Well Street
Riviera, Pretoria


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Food Served
Global/InternationalFusionGameSeafoodSouth AfricanVegetarian
Average Price$$
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Trading Hours
Monday - Friday:
12:00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 18:00 - 22:00
Smoking Section
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