Lupo Restaurant & Vinoteca

4.6
2102 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Reservations Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 569-2535
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Julio Gonzalez Perini
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Private Party Facilities
seated private room for up to 30
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Private Party Contact
Michael Mameli: (604) 569-2535
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Between Robson & Smithe
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Parking Details
Undergroung public parking available across from the restaurant. Street parking available.
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Public Transit
Near Skytrain and bus routes
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 2102 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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l
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food, presentation and service. Highly recommend.

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CD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service and ambiance are amazing. I've only dined there once but the food was very good. Have to try it again to get a better take on the cuisine.

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m
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mo and staff are amazing this restaurant never disappoints!!!

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LB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We went for our 25th anniversary and enjoyed not only a divine meal, but the best, most thoughtful server ever!

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C
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Although we live in the Seattle area, we have been coming to Lupo for almost 25 years.

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m
Seattle
89 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We totally loved this restaurant. It was our first time there and we felt like we scored...great food, excellent service and a lovely space. The next time that I am in Vancouver I will definitely return to Lupo.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I could take a bath in that truffle + creme sauce ❤️ Excellent service

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BD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Have reviewed this restaurant before about a year ago but we went back and it is still outstanding. There were five of us and we liked it so much, we came back the next night. Something for everyone and every dish and every appetizer was outstanding, as was the service.

Only negative would be that wine list is kind of pricey.

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

After an event at Queen Elizabeth. It always feels like a special occasion here! Amazing cooking using top ingredients. Caring service and good looking patrons make it
a lovely evening out!

We were happy sharing three fabulous dishes. Consistently excellent.

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FD
Phoenix
46 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great find. Food, service, ambience at 5-Star level. Must go when in Vancouver, but don’t overwhelm this masterpiece.

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t
Manitoba
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fabulous dinner before a concert. The server gave suggestions and we told him to bring whatever he thinks is good. Great food and great ambience.

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BD
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I went for my birthday. Service was excellent, ambiance perfect, food wonderful! What more can I say?

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A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was seated in the corner of the second floor in front of the big LG TV, I have another table behind me which make the other person and myself very hard to sit comfortably. Please modify the table spot accordingly.

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D
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, we had a great evening at Lupo last Saturday after seeing the matinee of Book of Mormon. We always start with the Wagyu beef carpaccio because it’s so delicious. We tried the appetizer meatballs and loved them. For our entrees we had the mouth watering ribeye and ravioli special which was stuffed with braised short rib meat.

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l
Key West
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Happened upon this restaurant on our first evening in Vancouver. Luckily, we were able to be seated quickly without a reservation on a Sunday night but I doubt that is always true. We had a wonderful meal with equally wonderful service and a lovely table looking out into the "porch area". We decided to spend our last evening dining here because we didn't want to chance a different restaurant. We weren't disappointed, it was everything we had discovered the first time. We are glad that we made reservations through Open Table as the restaurant was busy with a couple larger groups.

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LS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I found this restaurant when I looked up restaurants close to Queen Elizabeth Theatre because we were going to a play and wanted to make a night of it. Boy did we pick the right place. The ambiance, food and service was fantastic. Will be back for sure!

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S
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ate here on 24th Sept with my family after arriving back in Vancouver following 3 week tour. The food and service was excellent, with good local & international wine selections. Great choice on menu as well as daily specials. Cannot recommend highly enough for food lovers looking for good food in quiet atmosphere in converted old 20th century property.

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AP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our food was delicious and service was wonderful. My dad wanted beer and they went out and got Peroni for him. It was a treat. Thank you!

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LF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was excellent....Service was good but we all found the waitress very cold. Ambiance was great and a nice place for a special occasion. A little pricey but a great experience.

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JD
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Best Italian food I've ever had. Very authentic and unique compared to most Italian places. We had the signature foccacia bread to start as well the the burrata cheese with fresh vegetables. Both were amazing. I specifically never had burrata cheese before and it was absolutely an experience. For mains I had the daily special which was a truffle fettucini with a light butter sauce I think and my girlfriend had the veal and spinach canneloni. Both very different dishes, but both fantastic. The fettucini was very light, but had a very smooth and unique taste, it was the best pasta I've ever had. The canneloni on the other hand was cheesy and hearty, but the sauce was very unique as well and it was very tasty. We absolutely loved this place. It is quite expensive, for the food mentioned above as well as two glasses on the cheapest rose (about $12 for a glass) our bill came to almost $120. I would never pay that much for dinner on a regular basis. However, this is truly the best quality Italian restaurant in Vancouver and for a special occasion I absolutely recommend it!

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AS
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This was an overall great experience. Appetizer was the octopus, very light and flavorful. First course was the seafood ravioli. It had a light reduction sauce and you could taste the lumps of seafood in the pasta. Third course was the elk and the fettuccini with truffles. Both were delectable. The appetizer took thirty minutes to come out, so be prepared to wait. But the service was very friendly and knowledgeable about their menu.

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Great intimate old home with very good food. Unique venue with old world charm.

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KU
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food , great service and very nice room . It was pricey but that's what I expected .

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GB
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great time on our 48th anniversary. Food was fantastic and service was excellent. Irish Mathew was a great waiter!

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M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely restaurant-great food and attentive service. Thank you!

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OT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Pleasant. Some food excellent, some sparse and slightly undercooked ( salmon ). Excellent service. Very pricey

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Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Our burrata appetizer was outstanding! Our veal main course with accompanied vegetables was delicious! We found it odd that there was an extra cost for bread. Extra touches such as gelato in between courses and bread to start without an extra cost could make the experience outstanding! The service was good.

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RE
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time visiting Lupo. Had a guest from out of town. It was spectacular. Can’t wait to return.

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IM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is a beautiful place with tasteful décor and ambient. The food is very nice and prices are reasonable. But the real asset to your restaurant is Mauricio - he is amazing. Professional and helpful and in the same time with a very lovely sense of European humor that just made our evening perfect! Thank you Mau, we loved the "Costco" tiramisu, baby spoons and other jokes- you made our dinner awesome and fun indeed!

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AS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love to come to this restaurant whenever I visit Vancouver. The food is outstanding the service is friendly and warm and attentive. Very special place.

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MH
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

This has become a favorite restaurant. The food is upscale without being fussy and pretentious. The service is never less than very good. Not cheap, but there is value for money and I do not hesitate taking out of town friends and colleagues for a reliable and good dining experience.

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DP
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice service. Second visit. Salad and lamb shank were excellent . The red haired Waitperson was amusing and delightful. It was our daughters birthday and they made it special.

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JR
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

The food was well presented but my dishes lacked flavour, the octopus and the duck. My husband had the sable fish and that was tasty as well as the salad with the imported cheese from Italy. The desserts were okay but nothing out of the ordinary and were rather small. I did not like where we sat, it felt like a hallway with the constant traffic to and from the kitchen. I did not like the table without a table cloth, was not cozy! Overall, I found it to be quite expensive and would not recommend this restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We had a booking by 8.45pm. But we got our table only by 8.55pm (10mins later). Since there were quite a few people waiting, it was difficult to stand and wait. There were 10 people waiting to be seated for their booking including us, but only two waiting seats available. Food was good. But when asked for recommendation for what’s good in pasta, the waitress wasn’t very much helpful in giving us suggestions that would help me.

What I loved best was then accommodating our request for a seat by the window, giving us a good recommendation for the wine and checking on us if we liked our dinner. Overall , I would give it a 5 out of 10

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d
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent Italian food. Great wine list. The fresh truffles and pasta was amazing!

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AR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great Italian dinner for anniversary

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WB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant. Absolutely fabulous food. And service

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a
Montreal
83 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

accueil agréable, lieu confortable, menu varié et très bien expliqué
nus avons pris 2 entrées, sans repas principal, soupe et salade puis une pâte
service rapide peut être très attentif
présentation , saveur, fraicheur parfaits
le décor et la note vont de pairs ......

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A
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Considering the prices, I expected more from the quality and the taste of the food. I have been to other Italian restaurants in Vancouver which served better and tastier food at the same or a little less price.
However, I loved the ambient and the service. It was cozy with hints of modern interior design, which made it livelier than most fine dining places. The server adjusted his level of formality to our being young and joking people, and he was not excessively formal, though he was very respectful and polite. I was not under the impression that the server was watching us the whole time, which I dislike about fine dining places, although he was present on time at our table whenever needed without us having to call him.

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CF
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Outstanding cuisine; knowledgeable and well presented service; presentation; unique preparation.

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