Lupa Osteria Italian Restaurant

Not many people know, but I’m of Italian descent.
My grandfather’s surname was Chiazzari and when you say that in the dinkum Italian accent it sounds very cool.
I have family in Italy – in Liguria – and there’s a massive family tree there with mine and my sister’s names right at the bottom of a long line of descendants with very Italian names and history.
So it’s only natural that Italian food is in my blood and I love it.
Don’t ask me to go to one of those family buffet Italian restaurants  {no names mentioned} – it just won’t happen – never.
But invite me to Lupa Osteria and I will wind my way all the way up the hill to Hillcrest to eat there! {Us town folk think Hillcrest is very far, but seriously it’s not}
Everything from the minute you walk in the doors screams Italian – it’s vibey and it smells of all those insanely good Italian aromas like real homemade tomato sauce, parmesan, baking foccacias with garlic and mozzarella and wood-fired pizzas. {yeah you just licked your lips hey?}

The decor is so up my alley – everytime I go there I want to change my flipping flat around – it’s so cool!
Subway tiles, industrial lights, deep buttoned seating and mirrors to give it a modern edge all make you feel like you are in another country, let alone Durbs.

But it’s still relaxed and affordable and the service is attentive, though not intrusive – my best kind of service – nothing worse than either being ignored for ages or being bothered by an over eager teen-waitron who asks the same question 10 times.

They do a kid’s menu too and have a bar for drinks before you eat, or just because you don’t feel like going straight home after your shop at woolies downstairs ;)
Pensioners receive a 30% discount off their bill during lunch hours from Monday to Saturday.

So, if you have never been, sort yourself out and if you’re a regular, lucky you!
Lupa is owned by Bellevue Café’s, Chris Black and Guy Cluver. {Bellevue Cafe is another one of my all-time favourites}
You’ll find it at Shop A20, Lillies Quarter, 15 Old Main Road, Hillcrest.
Contact 031 765 3059 for bookings.

Lunch is Monday to Thursday 12h00 – 14h30, Friday to Sunday 12h00 – 15h00
Dinner is Monday & Tuesday 17h30 – 21h00, Wednesday & Thursday 17h30 – 21h30, Friday & Saturday 17h30 – 22h00, Sunday 17h30 – 20h30

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  • Reply
    15th December 2013 at 4:32 PM

    Hi, yes there was – Bryan Chiazzari was my grandfather :)

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    rai invernizzi
    14th December 2013 at 4:35 PM

    Hi thanks for the advice – will try with my wife. p.s. was there a Brian with the Chiazzari ? rergards rai invernizszi

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