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Lupa Osteria

14 Old Main Road, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
+27 31 765 3059
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (36 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
14 Old Main Road, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent Food - never thought I could get good Italian food in South Africa but this place proved me wrong

Thank gainesj2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We divided to visit and try their lunch time menu What wonderful value, Hake on caper spinach mix and zucchini fries and a glass of Pino Grigio went down a treat My wife had Calamari and zucchini fries and a glass of rose. The equivalent...More

Thank Ray E
Reviewed 16 April 2018

My second visit to this very popular restaurant in as many months. From the welcome at the door to departure service and guest attention is first class! Lovely selection of Craft Beer on tap, not to mention the range of wines. A bit pricey, but...More

Thank P8806FXgm
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

There was a good range of choice on the menu, with lots of creative pizza ideas. The food tasted good but the pasta portion sizes could have been bigger. But it was nice place to hang out with friends.

Thank WanderingJC
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and good service. Highly recommend that you give this place a try. Good menu selection and never disappointed after a number of visits.

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 27 March 2018

They are currently running a lunch special for only R65,00 with a choice of 4 Pizza's, 4 x Pasta's and 2 x Chicken dishes. We all decided to have a pizza, which had a lovely thin crispy base and plenty of filling. Our waitress was...More

Thank Lorj03
Reviewed 6 March 2018

The food was good. Prawn pasta was incredible. Unfortunately the service was poor. I had a good laugh at the big "L" on the trainees top.

Thank Catriona E
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Lupa used to be high quality tasty food. But this has slowly deteriorated, do not think we will visit them again, food was average and the cocktail which was suppose to have crushed ice (lemon ice) had no crushed ice. We also had to wait...More

Thank Gwendoline l
Reviewed 16 February 2018

we decided to go for an unexpected lunch here having spent the morning at Shongweni Dam canoeing, so we were hungry. The décor, ambience, friendly staff and management can not be faulted. However the chicken pasta I ordered which I was sceptical on as it...More

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed 26 January 2018

My home away from home, I love this restaurant and cannot imagine my life without it! Excellent food, incredible service, brilliant staff, from owners, managers, waiters, waitresses and bar folk. The best restaurant in the Upper Highway area by a country mile.

Thank PhilippaYorke
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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