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La Lampara

Farm Boschfontein, Howick 3290, South Africa
+27 82 416 0195
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible8%
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“lamb shank” (5 reviews)
“pizza” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Farm Boschfontein, Howick 3290, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

We headed up to the Midlands for my wife's birthday lunch and having visited La Lampara some time back we looked forward to returning. It was Sunday and we arrived early, just as well as soon it started filling up. Being seated at a table...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank russella985
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

A wonderful find in the Midlands. Great Italian resturant with amazing ambience reminding us of our visit to Venice. The food is delicious with something on the menu for everyone. Pasta and Pizza is their specialty, together with amazing comfort food like lamb shank and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank rickinzim
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for consistently good food, then this is definitely the place to come. We popped in for lunch. I love that the menu is explained from the written chalk board. I chose the oxtail and my partner the lamb shank, both served...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank AnnKzn
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We just absolutely loved spending Fathers Day in this “Tuscany gem” right in the midlands. The food was delicious and my Oxtail the best I have ever had. The service was excellent and the staff well trained. The warm ambiance and coziness, together with the...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Chants50
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Our last visit was in 2012, it was great then and I am happy to say it’s still great! We visited this restaurant on Sunday while meandering. The pizza and mozzarella salad was amazing. Great service, and great food! Highly recommend you stop by.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Khets
Reviewed 18 April 2018

We enjoyed a family lunch here while on holiday from the U.K. The food was delicious & well presented, accompanied by an excellent choice of wines. The staff were attentive & helpful. We loved the warm ambience & never for one minute felt we were...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank moiramatthews
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

It was wonderful to vivid an old favorite, and to find it had only gone from strength to strength over the past 12 years! The food was as delicious; service efficient; and the setting even prettier because the vegetation has grown up so beautifully! We...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank kwezir
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

What a lovely venue! Recommended dishes on TripAdvisor were not available but that was because menu is done according to chef and availability. Limited availability for vegetarian mains but many veggie pizzas. Carpaccio starter was stunning, probably the best ever. Crab soup and artichokes starter...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Gwendolinel90
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Our second visit to this lovely spot in the Midlands was a must! We weren't disappointed, the food and service was excellent. A touch of Italy.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Rosemary M
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We had been quite a few times before and not been disappointed, this last time however not quite so good. Had the liver, alas a bit overdone. Staff very competent and friendly.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Vicky H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Farm Boschfontein, Howick 3290, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Howick
  • Phone Number: +27 82 416 0195
  • E-mail
Italian family style pizzeria and restaurant Situated on an old Natal red brick farm, in Balgowan Midlands
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