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Beach Road, Sea Point, Cape Town Central, South Africa
11:00 - 23:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Bad food ,bad service, Nice Location Were treated as the enemy The Bread was black and taken away, never replaced They stripped the tables around us of all fabric and the chairs at 21.30 we came at 21.00, the wine was warm. The oysters were putrid The sauce was salty and generic not fresh HORRIBLE!!!!!!

Thank Kwiekie
Pereira, Colombia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there without reservation. It's a cosy place, food is ok (don't expect nothing especial), seafood and pasta. But it was nice. We were 4 people and paid around 1500rands.

Thank Melissa p
Küsnacht, Schweiz
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The "La Perla" is an institution, you'd think it was there forever. Most of the waiters never change for 20 or 30 years, the menu rarely changes either. Good! Because all are perfect! The setting with its large terrace (go for lunch or an early dinner at 6 before sundown and enjoy dining "al fresco"), the traditional old interior with... More 

Thank Waxmaker
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are only a few top-tier restaurants in Sea Point and La Perla is probably the undisputed leader. But don't forget La Mouette eitherl. With a beautiful terrance that enjoys spectacular sunsets, the restaurant's staff are well versed and welcoming. The menu boasts no spectacular fusion Asian-italianate excesses, thank the Lord, but presents beautifully crafted Italian dishes of the highest... More 

Thank Val P
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450 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were 5 of us for dinner and we did have a reservation. They offered us a table for 4 with an extra seat or a table for 6. We chose the table for 6 because it allowed a little extra space. Before we were served our server tried to get us to move to the smaller table. I was... More 

Thank USExpat1nUK
Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I popped in for a quick bite and glass of wine the day I arrived in Cape Town. It was a nice light lunch of fish but very basic. The view was beautiful on Beach Rd in Seapoint and inspired a return trip later in my stay. This time was disappointing - I would not .

Thank Mary O
Vancouver, Canada
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127 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Come on La Perla? I got to visit after 30 years and was quite excited. We took a friend for dinner on our visit in SA. Well, what a disappointment. The staff were friendly and 'on the ball'. The food was not bad. How can it be if they have been doing the same kind of veal and sole for... More 

Thank moira-anne
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently had friends come down from JHB for the Argus and they had suggested LA Perla for dinner. I called and booked a table for 5 on the Monday prior to the booking on the Thursday evening for a 7pm sitting. requested a table inside right next to the window. I never received a call on the Thursday to... More 

Thank Nicky H
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234 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were doing a seafront walk from The Waterfront, and this was almost the furthest point of our trip. It looked nice from across the road, so decided to give it a try. We were really surprised at just how good the food was. The bread was very distinctive, almost cake like. I had a simple spaghetti with tomatoes and... More 

Thank robinjn1
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is awesome. The restaurant is nice. The lounge is better. Considering the price and that it describes itself as Italian, the food is not where it should be. The noodles had a touch of butter which means that they were not freshly prepared or stored appropriately and the sauce tasted of glutamate. Seriously, you cannot charge this price... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Road, Sea Point, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?