Lupa Westville: One of the Most Romantic Restaurants in Durban

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There’s something romantic about spring. Maybe it’s the warmer weather, or the blissful anticipation of the long year finally drawing to a close, but springtime is always filled with couples, young and old, out on the town, wining and dining and whispering sweet nothings into each other’s ears. And what could be more romantic than Italian food? It could be because this type of food is so down to earth, so simple, and so wholesome. It is unpretentious, easy-going, and just downright delicious. It has always been the type of food that comforts a broken heart too. Whether you’re looking to commiserate your sorrows, or celebrate your soul mate, look no further than Lupa Osteria Westville – one of the most romantic restaurants in Durban.

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Nestled in the heart of Westville on Jan Smuts Avenue, you’ll find an Italian gem. Lupa is your local neighbourhood Osteria where one feels comfortable and can enjoy both a casual and affordable family dinner, or celebrate a special occasion in style. If you’re looking for an informal dinner option, book a table and relax in the main restaurant while you experience excellent and friendly service from the waitering staff, and exceptional Italian cuisine from Lupa’s versatile menu. If you’re looking for something a little more private; a business dinner, book club get-together, family function, or a secluded and romantic dinner, their basement wine cellar provides an intimate and cozy setting. The wine cellar is part of the original building, built over 150 years ago, and is a historic national monument! It is so special to sit down there and enjoy a fully serviced, delicious meal while you sip on a glass of wine. The best part is, there is no booking fee. We do suggest booking in advance though, as the venue is popular! The space seats 12 people and is available on request. 

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Lupa Osteria Westville can be found at 124 Jan Hofmeyr road, Westville. They are open from Monday to Thursday from 11:30am-21:00pm, Fridays from 11:30am-21:00pm, Saturday from 11:30am-21:00pm, and Sundays from 11:30am-20:00pm. Book a table telephonically (+27 31 266 8793/5877), or via email:

If you’re reading this and you’re not in Durban, fear not, Lupa has 14 restaurants nationwide. Find your local Lupa den here.

What are some of your best romantic restaurants in Durban? We would love to hear from you in the comments section below.


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