Lupa Osteria Durbanville

Lupa Osteria Durbanville

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 21:00
Mon
12:00 - 22:00
Tue
12:00 - 22:00
Wed
12:00 - 22:00
Thu
12:00 - 22:00
Fri
12:00 - 22:00
Sat
12:00 - 22:00
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Ratings and reviews
3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2020

RATINGS
Food
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.4 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
R 4 – R 8
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Menu

Starters
Focaccia
A classic wood-fired Italian bread.
Garlic & extra virgin olive oil
R 59,00
Caramelised onion & feta
R 85,00
Three cheese: mozzarella, Gorgonzola & feta
R 109,00
Arancini Balls
Deep-fried Italian risotto balls served on a bed of spicy arrabbiata sauce, topped with rocket & garnished with Grana Padano.
R 65,00
Chicken Livers
Chicken livers sautéed in a creamy white wine sauce with sliced chorizo. Delicately seasoned with chilli & garlic. Served with toasted ciabatta.
R 89,00
Italian Nachos
Light & crispy three-cheese ravioli served with spicy arrabbiata dipping sauce - seasoned with a touch of chilli.
R 89,00
Rotolo
Rolled & poached pasta sheets filled with spinach, mushrooms & ricotta cheese. Served with rosemary butter sauce & topped with toasted almonds & zucchini fries.
R 89,00
Pork & Beef Meatballs
Italian-style pork & beef meatballs slow-cooked in a Napoli sauce with a touch of cream, served with toasted ciabatta.
R 95,00
Falkland Calamari
Pretzel-dusted calamari, shallow fried, served with mustard mayo & Napoli sauce OR grilled & served with tartar sauce.
R 109,90
Oven-Baked Snails & Gorgonzola
Snails topped with a creamy Gorgonzola sauce & baked in a wood-fired oven. Served with toasted ciabatta.
R 109,90
Carpaccio DI Manzo
Thinly sliced raw beef with sliced mushrooms, Italian Parmesan & dollops of Mr Cipriani’s dressing, served with breadsticks.
R 109,00
Carprese Salad
Fior di Latte mozzarella & fresh tomatoes, topped with a drizzle of herb pesto, olive oil & balsamic dressing, served with toasted ciabatta.
R 119,00
Salads
Grilled Chicken Salad
Tender grilled chicken strips with sliced avo, feta, sweet cherry tomatoes, olives & croutons, served with honey mustard dressing.
R 119,00
Pear & Gorgonzola Salad
Sliced pear served on a bed of crispy lettuce with Gorgonzola cheese, candied pecan nuts & a drizzle of lemon vinaigrette.
R 120,00
Crispy Artichoke Salad
Crispy artichokes served with fresh rocket & mint. Topped with Parmesan shavings & balsamic dressing.
R 125,00

Does this restaurant serve Tuscan food?
3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles101 reviews
Excellent
37
Very good
28
Average
12
Poor
9
Terrible
15
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Excursion757480
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 family
Unfortunately, the service is slow, and you wait extremely long for your food. The food is good quality, but the waiting time for a pizza is a minimum of an hour. It wasn't even a busy evening. The kitchen is either extremely understaffed or there is serious mismanagement going on. I don't think the waiting time justifies the food. Wouldn't suggest going for a quick dinner, but if you are fine waiting a long time for food, it might be your cup of tea.
Written 26 September 2023
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Hilton Tait
Cape Town487 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
Service could have been better but the staff were friendly and food was good. The chicken parmesan was good as was the pasta oriental. Bonus was no corkage for the wine we brought along as their wine list was a bit on the high side.
Written 9 September 2023
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Ilias
Cape Town Central2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 friends
Frienly, polite and attentive service. Vibrant atmosphere. I had pasta zingara with gnocchi, which was perfectly cooked with a lovely flavoursome sauce. I tasted one slice of my partner's vegeterian pizza with artichokes and I was quite impressed. The salad we ordered, Crispy artichoke with rocket, is one of the best salads out there (I had it in their branch in Umhlanga 2 years ago and that was the main reason I visited it again here in Cape Town). A real winner for the fans of artichokes. BUT, this time the salad it was too small for R125. I understand artichockes are expensive but they could add more rocket leaves . All in all, quite satisfied and I will definitely visit this restaurant again
Written 28 August 2023
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Susan Lowe
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 friends
Very disappointed in this establishment. During loadshedding only certain dishes on the menu are available. And no coffee or cappuccino! Their coffee machine cannot operate during loadshedding. Wake up, people, loadshedding has been around and will still be around for a long time. Make a plan. Improvise. Secondly, the little sliver of cheesecake for almost R90 per slice is a disgrace. Tasty, but way too pricey for what was on the plate. Won't go back there again.
Written 14 August 2023
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Passenger785713
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
Waited over 2 hours for our food. Service very bad. The resturant was not even busy. No care for customer satisfaction!
Written 13 August 2023
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Vacation09632980949
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
At R245 my pasta dish with prawns, mussels and calamari was a major disappointment. The few prawns and three or four mussels were miniscule and tasted all the same. The fennel sauce was like any creamy tomato sauce with not the faintest taste of fennel. The service, although friendly, was slow (even with not many customers there) and the worn-through fake leather seating looked tatty. This restaurant should sharpen it's act and not depend on a reputation that could fast become obsolete.
Written 8 August 2023
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Grietduplessis
Stellenbosch34 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
We ordered the Marinara pasta that was served in a large piece of foil instead of a plate. The waiter did not care to explain why it's not served in a plate. Were we given warmed up old food? I did not see any management around and the waiters was hanging around chatting and ignoring our table completely for the duration of out stay. The food was dry and badly prepared. I am convinced it is warmed up food that was made earlier in the day. Rather close your restaurant on a Sunday at 2pm if you are not prepared to manage it at that time of the day. Also take note that fake leather seating peeling off does not look authentic or rustic - just cheap and nasty.
Written 7 August 2023
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Griet d
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
The seafood pasta with fennel cream was very disappointing with only 3 prawns and 2 mussels and no taste of fennel. It was served inside a large piece of foil and we had to send it back to be plated. The gnocchi was overcooked and dry and there were very little meat in the ragù sauce (maybe 1 or 2 grams at most).
Written 7 August 2023
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wwil2016
Cape Town144 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 friends
Not sure where to start. We were seateda in lovely sunny corner. Then people started to open the door, to smoke, do deliviries etc. it was a bit weird. The prawn fettucini pasta had 2 very dry shrivelled praws in. The past look like it got stuck and had to be wriggled out of the machine. No satin shine, odd colour. No taste. Very few patrons but service was slow. Not going bacj, i can make better pasta than this - smooth silky ribbons - that is how it should be.
Written 28 May 2023
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Quest66085683824
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 couples
I have heard good thing about this place and decided to give it a try, i made an reservation the previous day, received an confirmation sms and was ready to go. They didn't find my booking and gave us a terrible table, did not want to offer us a other option while many tables was available, but reserved according to the guy in front. We decided to sit through the unprofessional service we had received so far and eventually just left when we realized they are not coming to take our order. Won't be going back and definitely won't recommend the spot based on the service of the restaurant alone.
Written 21 May 2023
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f0xyjen
Durbanville13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 none
We went to Lupa in Village Square for my birthday celebration with family. We made a booking which was confirmed before the time directly to my phone. Our waitress, Simone, was fantastic, efficient, polite with a good sense of humour. She even surprised me with a complimentary birthday dessert. I particularly enjoy their pizza as I have special dietary requirements and they accommodated me with a gluten free base and suggested alternatives. My whole family enjoyed their meal and we will definitely continue to support this restaurant.
Written 16 May 2023
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Ewald S
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 friends
Pretty good italian food. Very busy. Friendly waiters. Fair price. Was there to get some carbo hydrate food beforfore the Cape Epic prologue 2023
Written 29 March 2023
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Jenna W
4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 family
Expected more. The service was soooo bad and we waited over 40 minutes for our main meals and once we ordered they came back to tell us there is no bolognese sauce(they have run out) How does a pasta establishment run out of one of their main ingredients during peak dinner time. Dessert was horrible, old and cold and almost all their gelato flavors were out of stock. We had a friendly sweet waiter but that’s about it. Wouldn’t go again. The place definitely needs some attention and work overall.
Written 5 March 2023
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JPB
Port Louis13 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 couples
The restuarant was very hot inside, but it is acceptable as it is summer. The service was good initially but turned out to be unacceptable later, even though the restuarant was not busy at all. Our starters were good, snails and calamari. The mains however were shocking; my prawns were over cooked, and not fresh (black heads). My wife got a calzone that was more like a pie, not even deep fried. The beers were warm and the wine was cold.
Written 18 February 2023
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Konrad L
4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 friends
I went out with 3 friends expecting phenomenal Italian cuisine. All of us ordered pasta, 2 of which included the pasta recommended by the waiter and one of which was the most expensive pasta on the menu. The recommended pasta was the most disappointing. The menu stated that it consists of a creamy sauce, rather it was served in a watery tomato sauce. The expensive pasta was overall also not value for money and served in a small bowl. The service was average. We will not be returning.
Written 13 January 2023
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