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14 Old Main Road, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
+27 31 765 3059
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Today
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun 17:30 - 20:30
Mon - Tue 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
Wed - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food is really good but on more than one occasion a manager has screamed at a staff member so that the whole restaurant can hear and or see. It is extremely uncomfortable for the patrons besides being really embarrassing for the staff member. The last occasion was one of the owners screaming at a waitron for breaking a glass.... More 

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Thank Mishel20
Durban, South Africa
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our local Italian Restaurant - always receive good service here in relaxed surroundings - best to sit near the windows. We have our favourites on the menu and are never disappointed.

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Thank Hazel L
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Italian food - pasta and pizza with good selection of wines. Did not book as it was a Wednesday night but it was quite full. Service was very good and the food was delicious.

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Thank Anthea E G
Durban, South Africa
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Visited for a family dinner in April...No Chicken???..How difficult is it to ensure that there is Chicken(even if they bought an emergency stock from the foods store underneath the restaurant)..No Gorgonzola cheese.. so another meal that was not available!..disappointing and will not be back for some time!..Lousy beer on tap!..good waitress..

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Thank GARY211212
Durban
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This restaurant is very popular...day and night. Why? Because the food is interesting, with variety and creativity. The menu is varied and interesting. One is always assured of a good meal.....lunchtime or dinner. The staff are helpful and friendly. The diners enjoy the experience. A restaurant that one would recommend without hesitation

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Thank maryann52za
Kingsburgh
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The staff were welcoming and took care of us as if we were the only,y one's in the restaurant. Our allocated waitor Siya gave us good recommendations for the the food we ate. He was able to clearly describe what going to be in my plate and it made me confident about the choice. We did not wait too long... More 

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Thank 405tonih
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Good restaurant which caters for everyone's needs. Food is awesome and friendly hospital staff. The Restaurant has a good vibe.

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Thank bianca19881223
Hillcrest, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Prior to catching a flight to Seattle ,at lunchtime in fact, I took my family to Lupa Hillcrest, for Lunch , being a farewell bon voyage I had the meatballs and Spaghetti, they were dry and luke warm ,must have been left overs , not nice , but the problem was the next day , my tummy was in such... More 

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Thank RedLionElstow
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I can't stress enough how much I love this restaurant. The attention to detail, the food, the bevs, the service is all sublime! Pizza and zucchini fries are amazing!

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Thank JohnH1ll
Durban, South Africa
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Had a pleasant business dinner meeting with two other people recently. This restaurant came highly recommended. To be honest, not sure what the hype is about. Food was just plain ordinary. Presentation of the ribs was shocking. Quite off putting. Took them home for our fur babies. The rest was just ok. Quite pricey for what you get. Service a... More 

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Thank wendyb4146

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Old Main Road, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Hillcrest
  • Phone Number: +27 31 765 3059

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?