We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lupa Osteria

14 Old Main Road, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
+27 31 765 3059
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (14 reviews)
“pizza” (32 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
14 Old Main Road, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (218)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 215 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago 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 6 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Good food with superb service . The menu was very good with many options . Great setup . Highly recommended

Thank Argy75
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

If you want a vibey place to hang out in groups, then this is the place to be. The food is average but not too bad. The steaks are a bit boring and bland but the pasta is really good as they make it themselves....More

Thank Chrisvantonder
Reviewed 4 January 2018

I have a delicious bacon, feta and avo pizza. Definitely worth the price that I paid for it. They honoured the reservation that I had made and the staff was very friendly.

Thank Vee201504
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

I often go to Lupa for lunch or dinners, and it remains one of my favourite restaurants. The service is always great and the food is outstanding. I can recommend the peri peri wood fired chicken with extra sauce and zucchini fries. World class!!

Thank Pj398
Reviewed 7 November 2017

"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 25 October 2017

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 22 October 2017

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
Nearby HotelsSee all Hillcrest Hotels
Makaranga Lodge
136 reviews
3.65 km away
Splendid Inn Pinetown
297 reviews
8.67 km away
Coastlands Musgrave Hotel
262 reviews
21.57 km away
Emakhosini Hotel On East
8 reviews
21.90 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Oscars Cafe
277 reviews
.91 km away
Quo Restaurant
232 reviews
1.24 km away
Olive & Oil
183 reviews
.86 km away
HayWay's Gourmet Pizza & Baguettes
20 reviews
1.17 km away
Nearby Attractions
Aqua Wild Africa
11 reviews
1.06 km away
Makaranga Botanical Garden
81 reviews
3.78 km away
Watercrest Mall
13 reviews
5.52 km away
The Puzzle Place
10 reviews
6.50 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Lupa Osteria staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing