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Reviewed 4 September 2021 via mobile

Many dishes to choose from. Complementary foccacia and olive tapenade. Great selection of wines, reasonably priced. We had the pork belly and Norwegian salmon. Both dishes were excellent with great side dishes.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 17 August 2021

We were a large party and had the most incredible evening. The food is absolutely delicious and the staff were very helpful getting our meals out to all of us. We had starters and then shared lots of mains. The Italian sausage dish and the...lamb shank were stand outs as were the pizza's and salads. They have a great wine selection to go with your meal. It was a great evening and we will be back again soon.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 6 June 2021 via mobile

The best restaurant experience! We have been to almost all of the top restaurants in SA, including all in our so-called culinary capital, as well as Rick’s and Jamie’s in the UK, and this restaurant is without a doubt the best ever experienced. That goes...for the meals, menu, setting, atmosphere, service and owner/management involvement and commitment. It deserves 3 stars from that tire company...More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 8 April 2021 via mobile

Such an authentic atmosphere and to say that the Italian cuisine was of the highest standard would be an understatement. Such a fitting conclusion to our Midlands trip. HIGHLY recommended. Thank you.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 5 April 2021 via mobile

We go to La Lampara every time we in the Midlands. Service is great, food delicious and owners so welcoming and friendly. We often think to try out other places but always go back to La Lampara. Their desserts are made daily and so delicious!...Can’t wait for our next visit.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 28 March 2021 via mobile

The restaurant is in a beautiful setting and I've been wanting to visit for many years now, and with a 1 year wedding anniversary to celebrate, we had a reason to finally spoil ourselves. The ambiance is pleasant and the waitresses very sweet. We had...two pasta dishes: duck linguine and pasta vongole. Both were very plain and mediocre dishes. My wife only found two tiny pieces of duck in her linguine. The pieces of clam were also minuscule. She ordered a glass of house wine, a very cheap variety found in all retail stores, and she recieved HALF a glass of wine. The cost of the HALF a glass of wine was R49! With the tip the meal cost close to R600. We will never return. Honestly, visitors to the KZN Midlands should rather go to Il Postino, Bierfassel or Little Mozambique for excellent food at fair prices.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 7 February 2021 via mobile

This place came recommend from friends that had been there so we booked. The setting is beautiful in the heart of the Midlands. Food was great and owners are lovely hosts. The desserts were super fresh and tasty. We had the chocolate fondant and peppermint...tart two nights in a row. Would recommend if I’m the areaMore

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 22 November 2020

We were already in awe as we drove down to the restaurant amongst the grand old trees A quaint and character La Lampara restaurant building awaited us at the bottom of the drive. A warm welcome from the staff and we were seated. The service...was attentive and professional. The food was magnificent and the choice of wines was classic and classy. I was so impressed with La Lampara... Wow!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 12 November 2020 via mobile

Took a little trip to Italy with this beautiful place. The drive to the restaurant was so beautiful and we had a gorgeous view of a rose garden from our table. Unfortunately could not sit outside due to the weather but the inside was cozy...and charming. Food was amazing. Service was great. I would definitely like to see more halal or halal friendly options though. That is the only reason for my 4 star rating instead of 5.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 4 October 2020 via mobile

A really beautifull spot in the KZN Midlands. Lovely spot for photos. The food was really outstanding! The complementary focacia with olive paste a nice touch. Sevice was impeccable. Pricing is a little higher than most other places. However the ambiance, position and crisp white...table cloths make up for a truly wonderfull experience. Recommend the Spagetti Vongole; the starter of lighltly crumbed Artichoke in a blue cheese sauce with shavings of parmesan; the wood fired chicken apparently the Best !! that was ever tasted!!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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24 January 2019|
Response from Wart7 | Reviewed this property |
There is an outside area where you can sit but no playground of children centric facilities. Lots of open areas to stroll around.
13 September 2018|
Response from brianm723 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely book- popular restaurant, often busy.
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La Lampara is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4