Lupa is the immortal Roman wolf goddess who trains Roman Demi gods in the ways of their city. Over seven foot tall & with beautiful chocolate red fur, she is reputed to have eyes as silver as the mist. Remus & Romulus were the twin sons of Mars & Rhea Silvia, who were thrown into the great Tiber river at the command of their evil great- uncle Amulius. They were saved by the great she - wolf who nurtured & raised them as her own young. Having grown strong under her guidance, the twins destroyed Amulius & established the city of Rome.


Lupa is a neighbourhood Osteria where one feels comfortable enjoying a casual affordable family dinner of pizza & pasta with a carafe of house wine or dining on shellfish, fresh fish & veal with corporate clients. We offer an inviting bar for a pre or post dinner cocktail or grab a pizza & a craft beer at a bar table. Pasta is homemade & pizza is wood fired using only imported Italian flour, organic free range chickens & the finest veal we can source add to the authentic Italian experience.

Lupa Osteria is an authentic Italian restaurant. We have a love and passion for food and welcome everyone to join us. We have weekly specials available so that customers can treat themselves to meals off the menu.


You can find us in the heart of Hillcrest, Westville and Durban North in KZN and in The Design Quarter in Johannesburg.




Head west on N1 Western Bypass (Toll road). Use the left 2 lanes to take exit 95 to merge onto William Nicol Drive/R511. Turn right onto Leslie Avenue and go through 1 traffic circle. Turn left, Lupa Design Quarter will be on the right at the Design Quarter Shopping Centre.


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Design Quarter, Shop 68
William Nicol Drive


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Average Price$$
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Trading Hours
Monday - Saturday: 11:30 - 22:00
Sunday: 11:30 - 20:00
Child Friendly
Take Out
Secure Parking
Outside Seating
Load Shedding
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