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La Sosta Restaurant

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145 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 1470
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18:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 18:30 - 22:00
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Swellendam, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fine dining with excellent food. Best hosts. Bookings in advance essential, always fully booked. Special experience to go there.

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Thank Liezel205
Sandton, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best fine dining Italian meals I we have had anywhere. Beautiful presentation and execution. Highly recommended.

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Ceret, France
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read all the reviews and accolades, there is a danger of thinking that this is going to be a very formal, high art dining experience. What it is is just exquisite cooking with friendly, hospitable, deft service which makes for a very relaxed, joyful dining experience. It was an absolute pleasure to meet the chef, Christina, after the meal... More 

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Montagu, South Africa
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The title of this review says it all - amazing modern slants on Italian cooking all prepared and presented to perfection in a perfect dining room. We enjoyed a truly memorable meal provided by passionate hosts - wow!

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a brilliant meal at La Sosta during a stop off in Swellendam en route to the wineries. Having read the reviews I booked 3 months in advance- make sure you do as there are only 5 tables at this family run restaurant and guest house and you really don't want to miss out on the experience. The experience... More 

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Invergordon
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Taster meal, in our case Meat, as against the separate Fish or Vegetarian, was a delicious combination of textures, flavours, and visual delight. The service was polished, friendly, and complemented the fabulous meal. Husband provided the Service, Wife the exquisite culinary delights. We shall be back!

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USA and South Africa
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155 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic multi-course dinner at La Sosta our first night in Swellendam, when they had a cancellation and we were lucky to get a table (thanks to Gianni for putting me on the waiting list and then calling me to give me a booking). A unique and very nice feature is the complimentary taxi service that the restaurant... More 

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Thank JLiss
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner at LaSosta Restaurant 22nd December 2016 and what a total surprise of the excellent food we tasted and of the good service we got. Bellisima food and there's nothing else to say. Giovanni and his wife are amazing cooks.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We had a wonderful evening here. We were collected by taxi from our hotel - all part of the service - and each of us had a different 'set menu': one fish, one meat. Every dish on both menus was superb, the service was just right - sufficiently but not over-attentive - and Gianni himself was charming and welcoming. We... More 

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Bedfordview, Gauteng, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This is our second time dining here, it's now a tradition we eat here during the Double Century cycle event! So many courses to get through, you'll be bursting at the seams. I could not even fit a cup of coffee and the homemade biscuits at the very end - so we took the biscuits home to enjoy properly the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$35
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 22:00
Thursday
18:30 - 22:00
Friday
18:30 - 22:00
Saturday
18:30 - 22:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?