Feasting with the fishes is an Italian-American state of mind, and palate.

The ancient tradition of eating fish on Christmas Eve dates from the Roman Catholic custom of abstinence from meat and dairy products on the eve of certain holidays, including Christmas. The number seven is rooted back in ancient times and it can be connected to multiple Catholic symbols: in fact, the seven seems repeated more than 700 times in the Bible. Also, according to the Roman Catholic Church, seven are the sacraments, the days of the Creation, as well as the deadly sins. Hence seven courses.

The holiday season in America doesn’t end until the big ball drops, and Pizza Lupo’s Feast of Seven Fishes takes place on New Year’s Eve, not Christmas Eve.

Lupo prides itself upon playful riffs on classic Italian traditions, and it doesn’t get any bigger or better than the Feast of Seven Fishes! Ring in the New Year with us on Tuesday, December 31st with the traditional holiday Italian feast done the Lupo way: an indulgent 7-course seafood dinner with (optional) wine pairings. Enjoy raw, cured, and carefully prepared seafood dishes bursting with festive flavors from Chef Max Balliet’s kitchen, alongside robust Italian wines selected to compliment each plate.

Pizza Lupo is located at 1540 Frankfort Avenue, and according to trattoria management: “Reservations are strongly recommended, and are available between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on the 31st. The pre-fixe menu runs $75/$100 with wine pairing option. Book your spot by calling 502.409.8440 or emailing lupolouisville@gmail.com.”

Marty Rosen profiled Pizza Lupo in the Fall 2019 edition of Food & Dining Magazine.

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