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About La Sosta

Owned and run by Italian and South African chef couple Salvatore and Nina Branda, with Chris Mathew, Nina’s father, at front of house, La Sosta is a unique restaurant in Swellendam which combines a rich history with contemporary style, innovative food and classic service.


At La Sosta every ingredient is selected for seasonality, sustainability, quality and flavour. We explore contemporary ways of paying homage to our beloved Italy’s timeless flavour profiles and combinations with our personal touch in every dish.


We deliver an attention to detail and service which is unique to the La Sosta experience.

Situated at the foothills of the Langeberg Mountains in the beautiful, lush Overberg, La Sosta began it’s journey over a decade ago and continues to this day with true Italian flair.


Uncomplicated clean, honest flavours are the essence of our inspiration and passion for food.


La Sosta is truly an unforgettable experience


From the Press



CountryLife Magazine

“In the intimate restaurant you can expect a fine-dining experience while feeling as if you're in a friend's dining room.”


EatOut Guide

“Chefs Salvatore and Nina Branda bring their experience in high-end European kitchens to bear on a selections of four-course set menus..”


Pian0man51 - Customer - Tripadvisor

“Great food, great ambience, great value. A must-visit in Swellendam.”

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