La Sosta Restaurant

145 Voortrek St, Swellendam 6740
$ Italian

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 145 Voortrek St, Swellendam 6740
  • Cuisine: Continental | Italian | Mediterranean |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Meals Served: Dinner |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 0738996912
  • Features: Hotel Dining, Organic Ingredients, Personal Wines Allowed, Healthy Options, Gay / Lesbian,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Trendy / Hip, Celebrity Spotting, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed - Restaurant
Tuesday
Dinner - Restaurant 18:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
Dinner - Restaurant 18:30 - 23:00
Thursday
Dinner - Restaurant 18:30 - 23:00
Friday
Dinner - Restaurant 18:30 - 23:00
Saturday
Dinner - Restaurant 18:30 - 23:00
Sunday
Closed - Restaurant
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.83 out of 5 stars based on 1155 votes

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Feb 23, 2024
Andreas M.
One of the best and delicious dining experiences in my life so far. Best kitchen in South Africa.

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Feb 23, 2024
Alan T.
Excellent food and service in nice surroundings

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Feb 20, 2024
Rachel J.
We had a great night at La Sosta. The ambience is romantic, the staff very friendly and helpful and the food is just amazing and great value for money! The menu is small but every dish we ate was spot on, innovative and based on pure, good ingredients (Italian kitchen with a international/SA twist). If this restaurant was based in the Netherlands I would eat here every week!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 08, 2024
Neil C.
Superb. So good we booked again

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 08, 2024
Gabriele W.
Great fine dining experience with creative food, fine wines and relaxed but perfect service.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 03, 2024
Gillian C.
The food was delicious, the ambience was great and the service was excellent.

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Feb 03, 2024
julian p.
You and your staff have the whole dining experience down to a art... We felt privileged to be able to share the wonderful evening at your restaurant .... continue to do what you are doing...

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Feb 02, 2024
Irma M.
Had the most wonderful birthday experience! Great staff, food and ambiance!

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Feb 02, 2024
Claire C.
One of the best and most delicious meals I have ever had — innovative cooking with precision flavouring and combinations.

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Feb 02, 2024
Gary B.
Absolutely wonderful meal with excellent service in a delightful setting. We didn’t want to leave!

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Jan 22, 2024
Lisa C.
A wonderful meal, so glad we stopped overnight in this town to experience this fabulous restaurant

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Jan 14, 2024
Erwin S.
We would give at least 1 Star for kitchen and service.

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Jan 06, 2024
Wilma V.
Everything was excellent. No improvements. We had a greate dinner. Thanks!

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Dec 29, 2023
Linton H.
Exceptional food with matching service.

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Dec 25, 2023
Keith H.
Great restaurant serving beautifully presented food. Very friendly service made this a most enjoyable experience.

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Dec 16, 2023
MARIE-LOUISE V.
La Sosta is the best meal in South Africa. We were impressed 8 years ago and with Salvatore and Nina it has reached new heights. We also simply loved the guest house. Thanks

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 03, 2023
Lisa H.
Everything was perfect, the best meal of my holiday

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Dec 01, 2023
Brian C.
A world class restaurant of the highest standard. Proud to have it in our humble home town.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 03, 2023
Liseth G.
Excellent food served in a cozyrestaurant!

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Nov 02, 2023
raffi v.
We had an amazing evening with attentive service, great food and nice wine.

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Oct 30, 2023
Mariane S.
Worth every pennie!

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Oct 13, 2023
Lars S.
Couldn't think of a better experience or dinner. Absolutely recommend.

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Sep 28, 2023
Christine C.
Up and coming! Absolutely devine dishes and ambience. Can’t wait to come back.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 28, 2023
Sara N.
We loved every single course! Our experience was incredibly perfect! Thank you very much Salvatore and Nina!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 19, 2023
Gail R.
La Sosta is an absolute gem! The 4 course menu system allows for a wonderful selection of dishes to choose from. Each dish crafted like a work of art with an incredible combination of flavours that compliment each other and result in a unique and magnificent experience. The portion sizes are generous and as a result I had to opt for 3 courses! To top this the waitress, Bronwyn, is super friendly & well informed and will happily explain the details of the dish to you! Nicci the owner was also so welcoming and friendly... you can sense when chatting to her that this little gem that her and her husband have created is a labour of love! The prices are very reasonable and a booking here is highly recommended!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 17, 2023
Pamela F.
A thoroughly enjoyable evening From the beautifully appointed venue, table settings, candles and attention to details. The food cooked to perfection Well worth the stop over in Swellendam.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 10, 2023
Robin T.
The. Est food and service! Really diserves a star!

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Sep 03, 2023
Stephen Y.
A lovely evening at la Sosta, thank you.

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Sep 03, 2023
Marinus J.
Could not have been better

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Jun 18, 2023
Beryl C.
High quality restaurant. Delicious and tasty food . Quality service and atmosphere. Highly recommended

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Jun 11, 2023
louise m.
Amazing experience and food was divine

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May 12, 2023
Suzanne F.
Food was amazing, service excellent. The best pasta I have ever had! A wonderful dining experience. Thank you to the team at La Sosta.

Overall: 10/10
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May 11, 2023
Odette H.
Superb food. A meal to remember! We will definitely return.

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Apr 28, 2023
Patty B.
The food was excellent en very creative. We loved the surprises. What a quality for a very nice price.

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Apr 27, 2023
Barry M.
The best Italian experience in South Africa

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 26, 2023
Johann v.
Excellent food and very good hosts. Substantial wine list. Highly recommended.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 18, 2023
Michael B.
I cannot fault anything. Our accommodation was clean and comfortable and the food and service was outstanding.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 17, 2023
Kris B.
Real top restaurant.

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Apr 17, 2023
Andrea G.
Bravi ragazzi!!! Best in South Africa…

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 09, 2023
Doris F.
After eating out in some of the best restaurants in the world, I hav e to say La Sosta is as good as any of them. Great food, great service and beautiful location! Can not recommend more highly!!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 30, 2023
Jaimie-Leigh W.
What a wonderful experience. Food was exceptional. Our waiter was wonderful. He went out of his way to ensure we enjoyed our time there and was very attentive.

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Mar 27, 2023
Yvonne T.
All fine. Continue.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 27, 2023
Karien v.
from the moment you step into the clean, calm, serene, soft lit restaurant, it is an experience......

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 27, 2023
Sarah S.
Just so special, wonderful food, really good selection of local wines not generally available and comfy rooms. Can’t wait to return, this was my second visit and all the way from England for the pleasure!!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 23, 2023
Gisela D.
Delicious. It is a trip worth.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 18, 2023
Leon v.
Delicious food and great service!

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Mar 17, 2023
Therese H.
Wonderful food, excellent service would not change anything. Loved it so much returning next week for another lovely experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 14, 2023
Sandra H.
Another delicious meal at La Sosta! This restaurant never disappoints and we look forward to returning next time we are in the area.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 10, 2023
Daniela S.
Excellent dinner experience!

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Feb 27, 2023
Heike and Uwe L.
We loved every single moment and will come back!! The food is divine and the owners just wonderful! Thank you

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 26, 2023
Sandro V.
We had a fantantastic dinner. Price/quality unbeatable. We are on a culinary trip in the western cape , and La Sosta was better than Ëlgr, Salsify and The Foxcroft. Big congratulations to the whole team

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Feb 26, 2023
John G.
Excellent as always

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Feb 25, 2023
Heile M.
Extraordinary meal! The entire experience was unforgettable. The menu, the food, the presentation, the service………. Hands down the most amazing meal we have ever had in SA.

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Feb 25, 2023
Brigitte R.
A Dream

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Feb 20, 2023
Kathrin L.
10 out of 10 - no question What a wonderful experience, even in pouring rain and with loadshadding

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Feb 17, 2023
Jennyfer P.
All of the food was spectacular. Will recommend La Sosta to everyone!

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Feb 17, 2023
Stuart D.
Phenomenal meal from start to finish

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Feb 12, 2023
Bill N.
Warm welcoming charming staff

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Feb 12, 2023
John H.
Our only criticism is that the volume of wine that was served per glass was low. Otherwise the chefs, Bronwyn and Emmanuel gave us a really memorable and thoroughly enjoyable dinner. Thank you very much. John and Felita Hill

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 09, 2023
Ann B.
Fabulous!

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Feb 06, 2023
Anrie R.
We love LA SOSTA!!!! The food and he staff is AMAZING!!!They give so much attention to detail in the food.. It is definitely a favorite spot for us in Swellendam!

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Feb 06, 2023
Jenevora S.
Amazing food - the best Italian dishes we have had outside of Italy. The staff and chefs at La Sosta were brilliant.

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Feb 02, 2023
William C.
All round it was excellent . Really no complaints. A very enjoyable meal. Keep it up!!

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Feb 02, 2023
Jane H.
Exceptional meal and service.

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Jan 29, 2023
Carol L.
Fabulous all round!

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Jan 27, 2023
Helen P.
This was my second visit A 3 year gap due to the pandemic. I think the food is outstanding .we have just eaten at Serendipity in Willderness which is a very highly rated restaurant and La Sosta is certainly up there amongst the top restaurants. Hopefully I shall be returning next year

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Jan 20, 2023
Marinus M.
WELCOME IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE- they are the WINNERS

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 13, 2023
Lotta L.
We had a 100% fantastic evening, and the food was exceeding our expectations even. We are lucky to live locally, so we can come back very soon again. Thank you all @ LaSosta!!!@

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Jan 12, 2023
Colin H.
What a fabulous restaurant, using the best ingredients and cooking them to perfection. Lovely friendly staff too

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 12, 2023
Giuam D.
Everything was incredible! Food and service with the best value in SA for sure. Will def be back.

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Dec 29, 2022
Alexander M.
Absolutely fantastic

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Dec 23, 2022
Simon P.
The food, service and ambience was outstanding. It was one of the best meals we have had in a very long time. The owners, Salvatore and Nina, have created a fabulous restaurant and their welcoming charm was exemplary. If you are near Swellendam make sure that you visit their restaurant

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 09, 2022
martin c.
Exceptional . We LOVED everything . Best dinner in the 4 weeks we spent in the cape

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 08, 2022
Nicole G.
As always surprisingly delicious.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 01, 2022
Ian L.
Wonderful inventive food Excellent wine selection Fantastic service Lovely setting/ambience Great value

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 30, 2022
Carol B.
Stunning place, amazing food and fabulous staff

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 30, 2022
Max B.
Lovely experience! Special compliment for Garith who was our waiter. He did a great job!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 24, 2022
Corina E.
It was excellent all the way through!

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Nov 21, 2022
Hans-Peter B.
We enjoyed a lovely evening which we will keep in mind as part of our holiday memories. When we once will come back to Swellendam we will for sure book again at La Sosta restaurant.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 18, 2022
Johanna J.
Excellent good and excellent service!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 18, 2022
paul a.
They deserve a Michelin star. Amazing start to finish.

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Nov 11, 2022
Sharlien V.
We had a wonderful evening! The food was absolutely exquisite and we enjoyed tasting the authentic Italian flavors so much!! What an amazing experience! We enjoyed every bite! (Note - we tasted the whole menu except for 5 dishes) and we loved it. The service from both severs was top class and we will definitely be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 29, 2022
Michele B.
Excellent evening again. Will definitely return

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Oct 25, 2022
Elizabeth W.
Just wonderful !

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 16, 2022
Kaitana V.
Food and service are perfect. The ambiance a little les. The food is michelin star worthy but The restaurant is decorated with christmas lights. It looks a little cheap.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 02, 2022
Andrew H.
So good we had to go back during our visit to Swellendam. Great food and service.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 28, 2022
Shaun B.
Just amazing

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Aug 18, 2022
David D.
The food was excellent, the waitress was very experienced, over all was 10/10. Definitely will visit them again if come to Swellendam.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 23, 2022
Viv C.
We had an absolutely fabulous evening dinner at La Sosta, which is run by people who are obviously passionate about good food. This was fine-dining at its best alongside a wood fire to stave off the chilly evening weather. Very special food supported by outstanding, intelligent service, and a great wine-list to complement it all. Four courses of balanced elements with sublime and subtle tastes, beautifully presented. All of this accompanied with an excellent bottle of wine from Kleihoekkloof, completed the special experience. We all left at the end of a truly memorable evening, feeling that we had received good value and definitely add La Sosta onto our list for future visits.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 17, 2022
luana a.
Close to perfect....just needs a little more warmth in the ambience.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 06, 2022
Davide M.
Incredible dinner.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 02, 2022
Delia J.
I, having being a restauranteur myself was honestly blown away by this fantastic complex creative fusion of Italian cuisine! The flavors, attention to finest details and service was sublime. Highly recommended anywhere in the world as one my my most fabulous experiences to date x passion personified x

Overall: 10/10
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May 27, 2022
Marlize D.
What an amazing experience! By far the best dinner I have had in many years, if not ever. The service was impeccable and the atmosphere warm and inviting. I will most definitely be back for more.

Overall: 10/10
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May 20, 2022
larry h.
Fantastic food and service

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May 20, 2022
Diane S.
We loved it

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May 14, 2022
Clive T.
The restaurant was closed for renovations & so our reservation was canceled. Clearly your systems are deficient.

Overall: 10/10
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May 02, 2022
Margie W.
We had a great evening, atmosphere, service and especially the food was impeccable. Staying at the Guest House was an added bonus as we could really enjoy ourselves, all in all good value for money. We will be back!!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 27, 2022
Janet B.
We really enjoyed our meal, all of our dishes were delicious, well presented and the service was attentive without being obtrusive. We had specific request with regards to seating and they accommodated us very well. The ambiance and decor are very nice. Unpretentious and enjoyable. We will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 27, 2022
PETER H.
all fine !

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 17, 2022
John M.
Amazing meal.. will be back