Welcome to La Lupa

Home of Roman Cuisine

La Lupa Restaurant, hosted by Roberto and Jana Raffaelli is unique family run restaurant that believes that customer satisfaction is the most important aspect of any culinary experience.


Our work team had a Christmas party at La lupa. It was a small party of about 13 people. We arrived at the restaurant which had a nice Christmassy decoration and pleasant non-intrusive italian music playing in the background. We were greeted by friendly staff. They were very polite and made us laugh. I was pleasantly surprised by the wide choice of meals. Also, if you inform La lupa's waiters about any allergy you might have they will try and cater for your needs. I very much enjoyed my meal and from empty plates of my colleagues I am confident to say that they enjoyed theirs as well. After, it was time for coffee and deserts and again I have to say I was not dissapointed. I have been to La lupa twice since that time and I enjoyed my meals there. Worth of visiting and having a nice Italian meal there with friends or family 
Absolutely fantastic. I am a regular visitor and from someone who has visited Italy often, its as close to being in a genuine Italian ristorante as you're ever going to get! The food is wonderful, my personal favourite being the linguine with scampi and mushroom in a garlic and cream sauce - makes my mouth water just thinking about it. The staff are friendly and welcoming. Dont wait, give it a try now 
I will definitely be going again as the food was absolutely gorgeous...The waiter didnt really have a clue what he was doing but that makes it all the fun .. 10/10 for the food though ... mmmmmmagnifico x 
Night Out 
My girlfriend and I visited the restaurant on the 5th October 2007 for her birthday. Both of us agreed that this was a really good restaurant. We arrived at 7:15pm and a large party came in not long after we had received our starters. Even with a full restaurant we never experienced any service problems. I think if you go here in the mind set that you want to relax, take your time and have a nice rest between the superb courses then you shouldn't really have any problems. The food is totally fresh and you can see the chefs which is always a nice touch. It has a real nice atmosphere, relaxed, inviting and we found the staff friendly. My girlfriend had the cream of vegetable soup for starters and I had the Italian sausage. Both really good. Then we had the chicken with Parma ham and mozzarella and sirloin steak al pepe. Again stunning! Really well cooked steak too. Looked more than the advertised 8oz as well. We finished with the Italian cheesecake and the 7 layer chocolate cake. Fantastic. What was even nicer was the price! Not over expensive like some places are. Without the wine it would have been £38 all together. I didn't think this was bad for a 3 course meal each. Hoping to go back soon. 
Dan Davies 
What a fantastic way to run a restaurant... Awesome quality of food. We were dining with one person who had special dietary requirements and the owner bent over backwards to fully accomodate her evening and make sure she had as much choice as everyone else... In this case it involved the chef cooking something off the menu which really impressed us all. Highly recommended. 
James Drop 
Superb quality food, the right atmosphere, friendly staff. Highly recommended. 
James and Jessica Rodaway 
La Lupa is to die for - best tiramisu in the world!!!!!!!!!! Go for the duck if it's on the special board. A great place to take the family, work mates or just on your own!!!! 
Rhodri Rhys 
Awesome Italian food, with superb/enthusiastic service! Plenty to choose from and the desserts are stunning. Best Italian in cardiff I believe, and I've been to many! 
Gaby James 
The best restaurant in Cardiff as far as we are concerned. My partner tried to book for Valentine's night but it was fully booked and we had to go elsewhere which ended up a big disappointment. We usually stick to fillet steak which is to die for. The sauces are wonderful and their veggies are lush! 
Maria Ross 
I was introduced to La Lupa on Wed 1st Feb 06. There was a party of 22 and things did get a bit chaotic but the service was very good, the staff were very friendly and the food was excellent. We all had a great evening and I will definitely be visiting La Lupa again. 
Phil Bushen 
Love this place - fun, not stuffy, good food and wine, decent price and great 'ambiente'. Cheers! 
Jane McKinnon 
Gibraltar (ex-Dinas Powys) 
Very authentic both in atmosphere and food. Service is good and each meal appears to be cooked from scratch especially for you. Friendly staff. A recommended spot for an intimate meal. 
La Lupa is my favourite Italian in Cardiff. The staff are very friendly, the atmosphere is always great there and the food is fantastic. Their olives are lovely and I cannot find olives like them anywhere else. My favourite dish is the calamari in umido as a starter - the calamari isn't at all chewy and just melts in your mouth. Overall, a very good place to eat!  
Church Village  
Top resturaunt. And that's from the pasta master!!! 
Best Restaurant in Cardiff by a long chalk. 
La Lupa is a feast of italian food and atmosphere. The only Italian I would go to in Cardiff. Friendly staff that make you feel part of the family and a tasty choice whatever your taste buds are fancying. You have to book and try the mussels. 
Delicious pizzas and friendly staff. I love this restaurant. 
Angers (France) 
On a recent holiday visit to Cardiff, I had the privilege of dining here, and I have to say that not even in Italy have I found a restaurant of such excellent quality and service. I would recommend it to any Italians like myself and the English. Viva La Lupa and the Boss Roberto. 
Roma Viale Jonio 

 We pride ourselves on being different, and our customers are priorities above all else. The standard and quality of food is emphasised by the care taken in the selection of the finest fresh ingredients.

Fresh pasta and bread are made on the premises everyday, as well as the preparation of a variety of specialities from meat to fish and desserts. All dishes are made to order.The kitchen comes under special scrutiny for hygienic preparation, and skills are continuously improved to keep standards high.

15% OFF On Friday 21st October with Cardiff Blues Ticket - open at 5.30pm 

Our menu has an extensive range to suit all tastes, including vegetarians and gluten free diet. Roman orientated features like Pollo con Peperoni and Saltimbocca alla Romana are amongst some of the many dishes.


A selection of good Italian wines is also available.

Just ten minutes from the Cardiff Millennium Stadium, Swalec Cricket Stadiun and City Centre,the warm welcome and friendly atmosphere has made this restaurant very famous and popular.


 Health -Staff






Evening 2 course @ £12.95

Tue-Thu 6-10pm




Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Thursday : 6.00 pm until 10 pm
Friday and Saturday : 6.00pm until 11.00pm
Lunchtime Wednesday  to Saturday : 12pm until 2pm

155 Cowbridge Road East, Canton, CF11 9AH

Contact us for details. Booking Essential.