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Italian, Pizza, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food was just amazing. Fresh juicy prawns in my dish were just beautiful. All the food was so fresh! The staff were also lovely!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed yesterday

Always outstanding! Truly special family run restaurant! No greater compliment can be given. More people should discover this hidden gem!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely lunch in this superb Italian Restaurant, we love Italy and it really felt like we were there. All the meals we had were delicious, and obviously cooked fresh, no Monosodium Glutamate in sight, which always upsets my stomach. The staff were...very efficient and charming. We thoroughly recommend this little restaurant, and look forward to a repeat visit very soon.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A really lovely authentic Italian restaurant with amazing food. Very friendly and helpful staff. I had the seafood spaghetti and my husband had the mixed seafood grill which were really good. Good to know - they don't charge for service and can't accept a tip...on card.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was absolutely delicious, it felt like a celebration which was perfect as it was our wedding anniversary. The service was really friendly and courteous and they even gave us a complimentary glass of Prosecco to celebrate which was a very kind gesture. A...perfect evening.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went as a family for my wife's birthday lunch and it was great.The food was lovely, great service, very friendly and relaxed. Highly recommend

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As always an excellent experience, fantastic food plus a wonderful service. We took family who had never been before, they where suitably impressed, saying it felt they where actually in Italy. A little gem off the tourist route but well worth finding, and very reasonably...priced. One of our favourite restaurant's it never fails to impress.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just love it at La Lupas, we often go as we love the atmosphere, service and the food is just delicious every time! Cannot fault it!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here with 4 of my friends ,we are all local. We had a wonderful evening,the service was excellent and the food was absolutely delicious. It has a lovely family feel I can’t wait to go back with my family and would highly recommended...to anyone,if you’re local you need to go! It’s the best Italian inn the area and if you’re visiting you must go!!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Without doubt the best Italian 🇮🇹 restaurant in Poole/Bournemouth and as a fact the oldest , with almost 50 years of trade , part of the Poole Quay Heritage, bring value and tourist to the area and uplifting the local community. A truth , authentic...Italian 🇮🇹 experience, food to die for , biggest and tastiest portions (always, end up with few doggy boxes back home) with a high vibe positive, yet professional service! With respect and appreciation for all family team, here at La Lupa! 🙏❤️🔝🌏🚀🌅1️⃣ Is a must to give a try and see it all for yourselfMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing red wine Amarone! The best service! The owners made our first experience the best. The food was great and we are fussy! We live 3 hours away and can’t wait to come back.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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lalupa ltd, Owner at La Lupa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are glad to hear that you had such a wonderful experience! It sounds like the Amarone red wine, and the food were exceptional, and the service was top-notch. Safe travels on your next visit, and I hope your next experience is just as amazing!...More

Reviewed 20 January 2024

We came for our friends birthday meal where we were a table of 10. The team were very accommodating and helped with a high chair for my 9 month old son. My husband and I ordered the Linguine a Granchio which was lovely! My little...boy tried crab for the first time here, and he really enjoyed his little pizza! We were given a shot glass of an almond liqueur which tasted similar to a cherry Bakewell - lovely and smooth. And my little boy was greeted by a young boy called Daniel towards the end of our meal where he was showing my sons things and making a fuss. It had a lovely family feel there and Daniel made the end of the night for me. To see such a caring little boy come over and play with my son was a joy to see. Thank you for such a memorable moment 🥰More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 23 December 2023

We have been many times now after the change of ownership, it's a great place where we eat in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The food is always at its best, the seafood and the Italian dishes are always fresh and full of taste! Big...thank you to the whole team for the quality you give to this place! See you soon!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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lalupa ltd, Owner at La Lupa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It’s wonderful to hear that you’ve had such positive experiences at this place! Fresh seafood and Italian dishes are indeed a treat. We thank to the entire team for maintaining such high quality. Looking forward to your next visit! 🍽️👏

Reviewed 23 December 2023

Went for dinner with my friends and we felt very welcomed! Beautiful atmosphere and of course the food was outstanding! I would also like to say that the staff were exceptional 😊 This restaurant makes you come back for sure! Thank you LaLupa!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 December 2023

Great choice of menu, great atmosphere, great food, great and very friendly service. La Lupa has always been a favourite of ours, so good to see the new ownership maintaining the traditional high standards.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Apologies for not responding before, only just seen your question. I don't know if they allow dogs. Never seen any there.
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La Lupa is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5