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Lupa Osteria

14 Old Main Road, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
+27 31 765 3059
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (31 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
14 Old Main Road, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"Going out to an Italian restaurant honey" was the very unexciting announcement of my wife, I mean let's face it, the average south African Italian restaurant experience is over cooked pasta drenched in ready made sauces. Well behold Lupa Osteria who produces a good meal...More

Thank rumdotan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just tried the latest Monday special. Any large Pizza on the menu with a beer or glass of wine included for under R90. Unbelievable value and the choice is yours from a fantastic selection. Try it at lunchtime and if you do not like Pizza...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Steak, pasta, snails.... whatever you chose, you will be happy with. The wilted spinach is a winner. Don Pedro is perfect for afterwards if you don’t feel like the delicious limoncello

Thank Karin K
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Can't believe on a busy Friday there is no Champagne, and only one bottle of Meerlust. Had to buy from nearby Olive & Oil. Even then, had to use my own cash to buy it. Could not even provide blankets nor chair cushions.... terrible experience...More

Thank Thami H
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere, good food, service was a little slow but that was also due to them being super busy. I love the ice cream

Thank Trisha B
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Probably one of the best steaks I have ever had. Waiters were professional and efficient. The atmosphere is vibey and energetic. Loved it!

Thank HeidsH0101
Reviewed 29 September 2017

great dining experience but ensure you book, especially over a weekend. If you love PORK BELLY, reserve one when you book as they only serve this on Friday and Saturday nights and they sell out very fast. A restaurant we return to frequently and have...More

Thank Dulcie I
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Food is amazing!! Waiters & management are so helpful & attentive. They always have something new to try. The new gin & tonic cocktail & the way it's prepared in front of you is just awesome. Love this place.

Thank Coralie R
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Weekend of the 2nd September 2017 was Grandparents Day and we wanted to celebrate our folks arriving to visit, so we brought then to Lupa - always a tough call because my Mom is a regte-egte Italian cook. But the visit did not disappoint .......More

Thank SonZD
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Very crowded restaurant with a poor layout. The food was average and the service shocking. Perhaps management need to offer staff some training. We had the pizzas and I must say that the two time I ate there the standard had dropped

Thank bn412
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Old Main Road, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Hillcrest
  • Phone Number: +27 31 765 3059
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