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Italian Carbonara Cheese Wheel Pasta: The Golden Dish That Gets All the Glory

Heard about our special cheese wheel pasta, but can’t remember the name of it when searching our menu? You’ll find it under our pasta section, named Fettuccine Carbonara. Carbonara is an Italian pasta dish which originates in Rome and is traditionally made with egg, hard cheese, cured pork, and black pepper. Although it differs from …

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Lupa Bedfordview & Design Quarter Give Top Italian Restaurants in Johannesburg Some Stiff Competition

When it comes to Italian restaurants in Johannesburg, there is a seemingly endless list to choose from. And if fine dining is something you save for special occasions, you may not know which restaurants offer the most authentic Italian culinary experience, or which ones offer the best value for money. When you want to splash …

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Lupa: Running an Italian Restaurant in Durbanville You Won’t Forget

Pictured from left: Jerry Dende, Theo Vena, Ashley Bugler & Gracious Choto Whether you live in Durbanville or are staying in the area for some get away time, there’s no denying that there’s something rather magical about this upmarket neighbourhood, spotted with magnificent wine routes and exquisite places to eat – speaking of which, we …

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A Traditional Italian Easter – Friends, Food, and Family

Photo by Guillaume de Germain on Unsplash  How do Italians like to celebrate the Easter holidays? With life’s simple pleasures of course – friends, family, and exquisite food! All the things we hold in high esteem at Lupa, your local and traditional Italian restaurant.   Easter in Italy is a traditional holiday, second only to Christmas in its significance for Italians. The days leading up …

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Traditional Cuisine at One of the Top Italian Restaurants

Traditional Italian Cuisine is known for its simplicity and relies on a few superior quality ingredients to tantalize the tastebuds rather than overwhelm the senses (and stomach) with too many textures and flavours. The top Italian restaurants in South Africa have got a knack for combining locally loved dishes with Italian home-styled cooking. If your dish is not bursting with wonderfully balanced flavour, then it’s not a genuine Italian meal. Here are our top three tasty and traditional Italian …

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Buon Natale – Celebrating Christmas in Italy

Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash  Buon Natale – Merry Christmas! December really is the most magnifico time of year. In Italy, Christmas celebrations last about a month, starting on 8th December, the day of the Immacolata, on which traditionally, the presepe (nativity scene) and the Christmas tree are set up. The festivities last until the Epiphany, which celebrates the visit of the Magi to the infant Jesus on 6th January. It is a very festive time, mostly centered around gatherings of friends and family enjoying fine wine and delizioso food …

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A Sophisticated Wine for the South African Palate

Picture: Lupa   Lupa owners and founders, Guy Cluver and Chris Black, made a special trip to Paarl to meet with their friends, Charles and Anthony, the award-winning wine and cheese makers from Fairview Farm who have been recognised internationally for their innovation and proactive approach to the wine industry. After a memorable and scenic tour of the …

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Celebrating World Pasta Month with a Few Interesting Facts About Pasta

Photo by Mae Mu on Unsplash October is a month magnifico as we celebrate a truly authentic Italian cuisine that is deeply kneaded into our heritage: humble and heaven-sent pasta! For this special occasion, we thought we’d share a forkful of interesting facts about pasta that might surprise you. WHAT IS PASTA? The word pasta comes …

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