About Us

Serving Italian food in the Peak District since 1995

Il Lupo, translated 'The Wolf', is a family run restaurant, originating from the southern adriatic region of PUGLIA. Originally founded by the late Nino Brandimarte, it was soon taken over by LUIGI DI VITANTONIO & his family and sadly Luigi passed away in 2017. Now owner, Luigi's son GABRIELE, continues in his father's footsteps in running the restaurant and now serving front of house. After 20 years of being the head chef in the kitchen, perfecting over years from his mother's, LILIANA, recipes which in turn were the original recipes brought over from Italy from her own mother's recipes to bring it all to your plate!

Il Lupo Ristorante - Old Picture

With over 40 years experience in the restaurant industry, both in the UK and Italy. we are a well-established family owned and run Italian restaurant which has been serving the best authentic Italian cuisine in the Peak District since 1995. We are Based in the picturesque village of Baslow Derbyshire.

Our rustic dishes are bursting with flavour and cooked with passion. We offer a diverse and extensive selection of traditional Italian dishes, from delicious pastas, pizza, calzone, bruschettas, seafood, game to our reknowned fillet, sirloin, & lamb succulent steaks. Our food is home-made and truly authentic with the fresh flavours, colours, and textures of Italy. Of course over the years adapting to the english palette there are a few variants where we bring Italy and England together! To complement it, we have an extensive and carefully selected range of fine wines. Many from our home region of PUGLIA. We have a Bar for pre or after dinner drinks serving Cocktails and flavoured Grappas! Even our music is carefully selected!

Il Lupo Ristorante - Interior

Il Lupo has an established and loyal customer base who visits us time and time again to enjoy the excellent food, warm hospitality and a relaxed, homely atmosphere. Our service is unpretentious and efficient. From romantic evenings, special occasions to private parties or relaxing nights out with your family or friends, you can be sure of our best attention. Our goal is to make each visit a memorable one..