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La Sosta Restaurant

145 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 1470
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (15 reviews)
“pasta” (19 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
145 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 360 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything looked spectacular but the taste was a little bit disappointing. The other way round would have pleased me more...

Thank Sabine S
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We had booked the restaurant months before we arrived in South Africa. In fact as soon as we knew we were stopping in Swellendam as a break in our journey between Knysna and Franschhoek. The whole idea of the restaurant took our fancy - the...More

Thank RHofBath
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Friends recommended La Sosta - and everything they said was absolutely true! We were able to book a room in their small Guesthouse so we were able to stroll from our room through the kitchen, to the restaurant. The room itself is large and airy,...More

Thank Wineaway
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We were greeted warmly by the host/chefs husband. They have 3 set menus and he offered us swops out/changes between the 3 menus which really suited us. They only accommodate I think a max of 20 guests. I ordered the fish menu. The foccacia bread...More

Thank InezzPatel
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Attention to detail. A personal touch to every dish served. Every visit is a tasteful adventure to the food fundi.

Thank jvdw1977
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Upon a recommendation from our host in Cape Town we spent an evening in Swellendam to sight see and then dine at La Sosta. It was a perfect evening - not only by far the best italian food we ate in South Africa, but one...More

Thank Williamsncc
Reviewed 28 March 2017

On strong recommendation, we were advised to eat at La Sosta restaurant. So we planned a special trip to Swellendam where we stayed for two nights at their guesthouse, and had dinner there both nights . Having had two dinners and two breakfasts at La...More

Thank MDFMDF2014
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Our host in Swellendam recommended the restaurant as being a great place to eat. A very expensive mistake and we wish we had stuck to our original choice. The food wasnt good or tasty. The wine wasn't bad. Totally over rated experience and one we...More

2  Thank storm76
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Oh my goodness! Blown away by the great restaurant in Swellendam. I have tried three times to make a booking here and finally got in and was glad I persisted. The food was incredible, the owner who served us was so friendly and informative about...More

Thank SueFerreira
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We all ate the Land menu and every course was beautifully presented, delicious and surprising. Gianni is a welcoming host and his wife does the magic in the kitchen. Booking essential.

Thank jeminab
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Response from Aceputter | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Christopher M | Property representative |
Good afternoon, we use to work with "a la carte menu" that changes every 2/3 weeks. a sample of our menu is visible on our website. For the next season we are thinking to use 2 tasting menu, one will be vegetarian, made of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$34 - US$39
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 28 514 1470
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La Sosta is a FINE DINING Restaurant. A modern and contemporary Italian Restaurant wOrking with 3 Different Tasting Menu . EatOut Award 2014 BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN SOUTH AFRICA Reservations are recommended.
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