La Pentola

If you’ve wandered the streets of St. Augustine much, you’ve passed by the vine-topped wooden doors leading into La Pentola Restaurant.  I’ve glanced over many days, but only recently walked through to an enjoyable evening with friends.

We met up with our friends late in the evening and were looking for a little something sweet & a relaxing atmosphere- we wanted to talk, not shout, over coffee.  We quickly chose a table in a quiet corner of the courtyard.

Simply St. Augustine friend, meet capuccino.  This was perfection in a cup.  The rock candy lended a bit of sweetness to this perfectly poured cup of deliciousness.  I savoured each sip.  No, that’s not overly dramatized.  It was the best cappucino I’ve had in town!

David & I each decided on the dessert Sampler ($9.50).  This was a fun way to try a sampling of what the restaurant had to offer.  If you eat dinner there, sharing one would be a perfect way to end the evening.  I sampled fresh strawberries with a homemade chantilly cream type sauce, creme brulee and tiramisu.  Delicious tiramisu.

Toni tried the Carrot Cake.  Mmm… cream cheese frosting.

The German Chocolate ($7.50) was tasty as well.  My hubby couldn’t wait for me to take all the pictures before he dug in.  ;)   I thought for the price the slice was a little small (these aren’t cut for sharing).  So, unless you order the Sampler, you’d likely want to each order your own dessert.

After our relaxing evening, I had the privilege of meeting the owners (center) Chef and Mrs. Talavera.  Their staff paused from their end-of-the-evening cleaning (we stayed very late) to visit for a moment and were friendly.  La Pentola’s dining room was nicely decorated, but I’ll aim for the patio again next visit.  It’s beautiful outside!

La Pentola
58 Charlotte Street
824-3282
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