Family-run Stalybridge Italian restaurant with a strong Roman influence.
About La Lupa
La Lupa opened in Stalybridge at the end of 2008. Patrons Renato and Giuseppe hail originally from Italy's Campagna region but Giuseppe lived and worked in Rome as a chef where most of his influences are from and indeed so is the name (La Lupa di Roma is the she-wolf who according to legend suckled Romulus and Remus and is the mascot of the City of Rome). He has worked in Manchester for the last 40 years while Renato ran Firenze Restaurant in Glossop for 12 years where Giuseppe was chef for a time. It's an all-Italian menu with everything cooked freshly to order with a choice between the a la carte and the weekly-changing specials board. If there is something that you fancy which is not on the menu, Giuseppe will be happy to cook it for you. House specialities include Sea bass Alla Lupa, the vegetarian Penne Siciliana and Costolette di Maiale, spare pork ribs in a tasty and unique Italian sauce. The wine list is all Italian and the atmosphere warm and inviting, just as you would expect from a family-run Italian.
Lovely friendly traditionial style place. Freshly cooked authentically style. Well worth a visit.
We have been going in La Lupa since it opened. Never had a bad meal, the service is always good and the food is excellent there is always a good atmosphere and if eating Italian we never go anywhere else.
We have been here a number of times, can't fault the food at all. Staff very friendly, food excellent, feels very comfy
Fantastic food - relaxed atmosphere feels like I'm in Italy - which is amazing.
Cozy restaurant and fantastic food. Staff look after you and its makes a really pleasant evening.
Loads of choice for food and its tastes great.
Its worth more than one return visit.
very nice restaurant
very basic but food second to none which is reasonably priced
this is somewhere that would also be great for the kids as they do lovely pizza freshly made i went without the kids but they made me one to take away
the staff are very welcoming and i would definitely return ...
A lovely,cosy,clean understated restaurant with fabulous food. The service is very good and there are a wide choice of dishes at very reasonable prices. Highly recommended. So nice to get quality on your doorstep.
Visited on 8th June 2013. Four diners. Starters and meals plus wine. Great value and excellent food. Renato is great host and very accomodating. The cheesey garlic bread is the best ever. Food is piping hot and very well presented. I have a good appetite and was more than happy with the dish sizes. The wine was very good as well. Will definately go again. Well done Renato and Giuseppe
visited last minute one Saturday at 630; no problem to get a table but it soon filled up!
excellent home made Bruschetta then Broccoli soup and gamberetti with linguini.. good portions and affordable house wine.. does what it says on the tin!
We've been here for 55 mins before our order was taken, we did ask to do it earlier but our response was, "you'll still have to wait". I think for a busy Saturday night, more staff should be employed, or at least give the hoverer behind the bar a few more jobs to do.
Ps. My wife is very drunk from lack of food ;)