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“Italian excellence by the sea with the freshest seafood as well.”
Review of La Lupa

La Lupa
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Ranked #23 of 393 Restaurants in Poole
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed April 4, 2018

After 40 years on the Quay side and being 2 minutes walk past the rest of the restaurants it shows they have got it right to draw people in again and again for 4 decades.

This is now my preferred choice for authentic Italian food and especially for the seafood. I have never had Scallops (huge) or Mussels that were so fresh and perfectly cooked.

All the traditional pasta dishes and pizzas are works of art with smells and tastes to match. Anyone that has left a bad review must have never tasted good food and expected the lasagna to be frozen from Tesco's.

My wife had steak last night (medium rare) and this was perfectly (pink) cooked and the sirloin was nearly as tender as fillet. No frozen chips here! A choice of sauces and the Gorgonzola was immense.

What I particularly liked was the willingness to adapt dishes to suit personal tastes. A friend preferred the sea bass fillets without a sauce and asked for it to be fried and presented with lemon and pepper. The suggestion was welcomed and no trouble.

It is difficult to leave room for desert which are nearly all made in the restaurant.

The decor is a little dated like many good Italian restaurants. Given the choice between a posh national chain with fancy decorations and this with the chefs expertise making all the statements then La Lupa wins hands down. Well done, we will be back!

Date of visit: April 2018
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2  Thank Andrew H
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful food! Lovely service. We had a slight problem with the bill but that was easily rectified. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank dreamingofnaviavia
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Visited here Sunday 1st April. We have been visiting Poole every year for quite a while now and La Lupa is one of our ‘go to’ places. There was a large group in a side room and front of house was reasonably busy. The two guys serving provided a professional and courteous service taking care of both areas.

The food is always fresh and the calamari starter is a particular favourite of mine. There is a daily specials board and they will cater for any particular dietary requirements.

The place is clean and tidy and has a relaxed atmosphere. It is certainly worth a visit.

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank guestm100
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

We booked here on recommendation from friends for my birthday. What a brilliant evening! Friendly greeting on arrival. Service was excellent as was the meal. Starters quickly served and was impressed by how quickly the main courses arrived, bearing in mind we were a table of 8, everyone commented on how lovely the food was, piping hot and nicely presented. A lovely relaxed dining experience and would happily recommend anyone to visit! Can't wait to return! Thankyou for a lovely evening!

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Cerys R
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Had a beautiful meal on Saturday night at La Lupa. Service was very good and the food was excellent. Have been going there for years and it never lets me down .........the food is always good and the service is excellent.

Date of visit: March 2018
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2  Thank Andrew C
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