Finally! A neighbourhood Italian that feels like home. Lupa Osteria has opened the doors to its first Cape Town restaurant at the Clock Tower in the V&A Waterfront. This gem is well-known for their Porchetta Friday’s (a roll of delicious roasted pork cooked for over 8 hours in a wood fired oven), their own dough room where they make all their own pasta and pizza bases with imported Italian flour, and their affordable R75 lunch specials. It is the perfect winter spot, with great food, excellent service and exceptional attention to detail.

Manager KB cannot emphasise enough the importance of fresh, seasonal produce. “Our philosophy here at Lupa Osteria is based on our commitment to deliver the best Italian fare using only the finest ingredients. If you take shortcuts in the kitchen, your quality drops and you risk losing a customer’. Everything from the flour, to the tomato, cured meats and cheeses are imported from Italy. Top tip for the foodies out there: They are now selling their fresh pastas vacuum sealed for you to cook at home.

The casual style restaurant has an inviting bar for cocktails, craft beer and a wide selection of local wines. The artisanal Italian inspired menu has dishes to suit all palettes making it the perfect restaurant for a casual family dinner of pizza and pasta with a carafe of house wine, or dining on shellfish, fresh fish and veal with corporate clients.

“We have a passion for food and we love welcoming guests with our home made Limoncello – it really makes us feel like an authentic Italian Osteria. Our pasta is ‘tutta la nostra pasta e fatta in casa’ which means our pasta is made in house every day”, says owners Marco Zagato and Graham Muller who have been in the restaurant industry for over 20 years.

Lupa’s emphasis on quality, service and hospitality at reasonable prices makes it an exciting addition to the Silo District. Weekly meal specials, daily aperitivo hour from 3-6 pm with specials on cocktails, wines and bar food and a R75 lunch menu ensure that everyone can try their food!

The convenient location makes it ideal for guests to turn Lupa into their favourite neighbourhood restaurant, who also caters for group bookings. For menus and more information on Lupa visit or call 021-425-0010 to make a reservation.