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La Pentola (Riviera)

La Pentola (Riviera)
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Cost
R160 avg main meal
Ambience
Business meetings, Special occasions
Food
Fine-dining food, Modern, Seafood, Steak, Vegetarian
Payment
Amex, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
R50

Critic's review

Isiguzoro Onyeoziri

Food
Before you order, be sure to listen to the waiter reel out the Chef’s specialties, as they alternate regularly. Hearing the dishes being called out and knowledgeably described seems to improve one’s mood, and general meal appreciation. Start with the bistecca parmigiana and experience the delicious delight of a blend of Mediterranean flavors, and smooth, flavorful beef steak cutlets that just melt in the mouth. It is served with freshly baked corn bread that could leave you asking the chef for some to leave with. Lemon haloumi, avocado twist, and port livers are also starters worthy of note.

For a main dish, the quattro formaggi is as good as or even better than it looks. It is strips of tender beef pan-fried with button mushrooms, garlic, peppercorns and onions, doused with tawny port thickened with cream, and wrapped with four cheeses in phyllo pastry and baked until golden brown. As you cut into it, the blend of aromas is nigh intoxicating, and sit straight when you take the first forkful, as the flavors hitting your palate, as the food melts in the mouth could unseat you for sheer joy. Intergalactic chicken, hake, and Toscana rump are other mains on offer.

You cannot go wrong with the Chocolate Terrine, which is the house specialty. So rich and delicious, it is the perfect end to your fine dining experience

Drinks
The wine list is truly extensive, with local and international options, as befits a fine dining establishment, as well as a variety of aperitifs, beers, ciders, cocktails, coolers, and shooters.

Service
You get the impression that the establishment believes in the ethos of happy workers being more productive, as the waiters are all full of smiles, courteous, very professional, and quite knowledgeable about the dishes on the menu.

Ambience
What you expect from a fine dining establishment. Lots of candles and subdued lighting make it especially conducive for those intimate dinners with family, a loved one or a partner, and friends.

Best for...
Looking to make an impression, or Oh, if you have a new love interest whom you want to spoil, then dinner here would sure seal the deal.

(2018)

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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Alfresco
  • Booking required
  • Child friendly
  • Cocktails
  • Dinner
  • Eat Out reviewed
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Smoking
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheelchair
  • WiFi

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