Lupo Restaurant & Vinoteca

4.6
2254 reviews
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Modern Italian cooking emphasizing quality and value. Lupo Restaurant located at the entrance to Vancouver’s famous Yaletown area. Theatres, Concert and sporting venues all within a short walk.
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GE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very friendly and romantic atmosphere. Took my wife there for our wedding anniversary dinner, she loved it.

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BC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The setting is beautiful, with the glowing fireplace and attractive art. The food was exceptional, interesting, attractively presented, sensitively seasoned, delicious. The server was attentive, and I was delighted to notice servers' attentiveness to a couple who are "regulars" at Lupo; there was evident affection on both sides. I will definitely eat at Lupo again, and recommend it to friends.

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DA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

This is our second time to Lupo and it was better than the first visit one year ago: 9/10.
Dan Ash

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MT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lupo's is a fabulous restaurant to enjoy the most delicious Italian food. Never disappoints.

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GK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic dining experience. The setting is wonderful and the service was outstanding. Menu had a lot of variety and the quality of the food was superb. We'll definitely be back when visiting Vancouver.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Empty restaurant and we were seated in the back by the kitchen entrance.

Food came out 5 minutes after ordering, seemed like it was pre-made and warmed to order. Felt like they were rushing us out to fill the table again.

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LW
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The whole experience was outstanding. The foie gras was our favourite appetizer and the pasta with truffles was a great recommendation from our server. The Chianti as the Saturne were superb!

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HB
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

It was our first experience dining at Lupo. My sister purchased a gift certificate for my birthday directly from Lupo and they mailed it to my home. The experience was not what we expected. I ordered veal scaloppini. The taste was not to my liking and the manager noticed that I was not enjoying it. I told him that I had ordered this dish from many restaurants that we frequent, and that this was not of the quality and taste I'm familiar with. What was served was veal cutlets, not veal scaloppini. He did not charge me for the meal, however, I told him , that was not the reason I came and would still be happy to pay. The salad my wife and I shared, was ok, however very small portion. My wife ordered sable fish, and she was very dissatified with the taste and portion size. Given your menu prices, we expected much more, and better quality.
Given this experience, Lupo would not be a consideration for a return visit.

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JW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Probably the best Italian food in Vancouver. We've always had wonderful service and the staff go out of their way to make you feel at home. Make sure to try the chef's daily specials, they are always unique and delicious (ie. last week I had fettuchini with black truffles.... simple and amazing!).

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal. The prices matched the quality of the food. All the staff were extremely accommodating. With the right amount of attention without feeling being hovered over. Will definitely return!!

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BR
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner for three of us and all of our meals were outstanding. Will return next Vancouver visit.

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G
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great menu. The specials were delicious. Wine list excellent. Service could not have been better.

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F
Seattle
72 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We got a recommendation to get the focaccia. Great idea! Everything is nicely prepared and beautifully presented. We loved the lamb rack and fettuccine and had a nice dessert. Good wine advice.

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B
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great dinner with parents - attentive service and delicious food

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V
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We LOVE Lupo! It’s our go to date spot and always bring family when they visit. We recommend Lupo to everyone and anyone. The best food around by far and the staff is wonderful and so knowledgable.

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R
Vancouver
91 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed the sable fish and the short rib.
Our server was helpful with our choice's for the evening.
Our only criticism is the bread, it doesn't stand up with the rest of the meal.
All in, a nice evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Italian food found in Vancouver so far!! Highly recommend.

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OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice quite place. Food is delicious!

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B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Early booking table by window, excellent food, friendly attentive server. Will definitely return.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and excellent food

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CP
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

Unfortunately, the quality of the menu was opaqued by the extremely loud table next to us. The host nor the waiters did or said nothing to stop their over-exaggerated laughter, yells and vaping... yes one of them was vaping as if he was sitting on a bench by the lake....

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SB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great. Everything was delicious and the service was very friendly and helpful

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PA
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely Italian restaurant with intimate rooms and excellent service. Everyone enjoyed their appetizers and entrees from the fresh warm bread with Olive oil, our salad and fresh muscles as appetizers, and delicious pastas.
We were treated to some Moscato since we were celebrating a special birthday. We would highly recommend Lupo for special occasions or romantic dinner.

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TB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Lupo was highly recommended to us by a friend -so we were looking forward to our dining experience. Unfortunately, we didn't receive the service we were expecting from such a fine restaurant. Our waiter, Brad, seemed indifferent to our party of three, leaving us unattended for unprofessionally long periods of time. Initially, we were expecting a fourth person who ended up not joining us, so the waiter claimed he didn't attend to us because he was waiting for the last member of our party to arrive. If that were the case, he should have communicated that to us rather than just leave us floundering. On two occasions we had to get up from the table and find our bottle of wine and top up our glasses. Once we were ready to order, he rattled off the specials so fast that we couldn't understand half of what he said. We felt like we were more of inconvenience than paying guests of Lupo's. With a city full of such fine restaurants - you may want to pass on Lupo.

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Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this restaurant! . The staff was very attentive and food was delicious.

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CV
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely meal, excellent service! Ask for the specials before you commit to a menu entree, they were delicious!

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GB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our dinner was a 'date night' gift from our children (we are seniors!) We had no idea what to expect, and were delightfully surprised. The location and surroundings are wonderful, and the old-fashioned look and feel of the setting were utterly charming. Our dinner was one of the best meals either of us have ever eaten. We cruise often, and would like to send the cruise ship chefs to you for lessons!! We have sung your praises loud and clear to everyone we have spoken to since our dinner, and have already begun looking for another excuse to dine with you. AMAZING! (And many, many thanks to our son and daughter-in-law for the best Christmas treat ever!)

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DM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great evening spent at Lupo before seeing a show at Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

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LG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and our waiter was very helpful with wine selection. Didn’t push the most expensive. He was also very help with menu choices

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DC
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We thought this restaurant was so good that we took two sets of people there on two different occasions during our last visit to Vancouver. Everyone ate everything on their plates it was so good! Loved the cosy atmosphere and noise level was lower so that we could easily talk. Would definitely return!

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D
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The whole place was well done from the ambience, decor, friendliness of the staff, and of course the food and beverages. Matthew was fantastic. Thanks again!

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s
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great dinner at Lupo.

The good:
The service and the food were both excellent. The staff were very attentive and they went out of their way to help us celebrate a birthday, thank you.

Other comments:
They were out of two of the items we were interested in, which was a little disappointing. I also thought it was odd that the appetizers were served on oversized plates, yet the tables are small. We shared 2 appetizers between the four of us and it was awkward. Nothing could detract from the meal however.

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K
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Nice Italian restaurant in a house. Great food, service started off well, but by the end of the evening it felt like the staff didn't want or have the desire to cater to us. We had reservations for 9 pm, so if you'd like to try this restaurant, I'd recommend going earlier as the staff may be more accommodating.

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D
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Food was pretty good, service was attentive but very condescending. They made it clear that they didnt want us there even though we racked up quite a bill

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious- one can always count on delicious food!

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MW
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

First Class. Service knowledgeable and friendly without being familiar. Food - excellent.
Any caveat should be regarded as minor and not a deal breaker. Tables - a tad too close together, cannelloni just warm - plate scalding hot! Would work for romantic evening, family meal or business.
All round has become my 'go to' Vancouver restaurant.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Went 2 nights in a row because the kids begged to go back because it is their "favorite restaurant in the world!"

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's not cheap, but it really is fantastic. There isn't a single thing on the menu that I'v had (6 pastas, soup, 3 meats, 3 desserts and 2 appetizers served family style) that wasn't a delight to eat. At the end of every meal in a new restaurant we do a round table "Ok...so what do you think?" According to my family of 6 ( including a 9 year old who can pick out spices in dishes across cultures and talks about complimentary flavors across dishes and across meals), This is my family's "favorite restaurant in the world."

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LG
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was wonderful but it took forever to get our bill and also a long wait to get our coats which were freezing when they were brought up from the basement.

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J
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about our experience was fantastic: the severs were very attentive and answered all of our questions about the menu; the three pasta dishes we ordered were cooked to perfection; and the atmosphere was very refined, yet cozy. Would highly recommend this restaurant!

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