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About Lupo Restaurant & Vinoteca

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

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Reservations Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Between Robson & Smithe

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 569-2535

Website:
http://www.luporestaurant.ca/

Parking Details:
Undergroung public parking available across from the restaurant. Street parking available.

Public Transport:
Near Skytrain and bus routes

Executive Chef:
Julio Gonzalez Perini

Private Party Facilities:
seated private room for up to 30

Private Party Contact:
Michael Mameli: (604) 569-2535

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Lupo Restaurant & Vinoteca Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (66)
Good for a Date (63)
Good for Anniversaries (58)
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Romance (53)
Fit for Foodies (42)
Cozy (42)
Authentic (35)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Neighbourhood Gem (26)
Notable Wine List (26)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Worth the Drive (23)
Business Meals (20)
Pre/post-theatre (18)
Comfort Food (11)
Fun (11)
Group Bookings (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Hot Spot (9)
Casual (7)
Healthy (6)
Seasonal (6)
Gluten-Free Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Late-Night Find (4)
Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

We came to celebrate our anniversary and let me say, we were not disappointed at all! We were seated at the window overlooking Robson street and thus, were away from the main dining area. Our server Christina, was very gracious and knowledgeable when we asked for recommendations as it was our first time. She steered us down the right path as we thoroughly enjoyed our beautifully prepared dinner. We will definitely return for our next special occasion meal.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

Lupo is a local gem with fantastic quality food, a great atmosphere and a wonderful team serving you. Would recommend for any occasion and it is one of our regular Vancouver haunts when we travel into the city.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun
Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined 6 days ago

A slightly off night--usually excellent pastas but a bit of a disappointment on this visit. (Pasta chef was apparently on holidays.) Best was the fettucine with black truffles. Meat/fish courses were well prepared and beautifully presented. Classic Italian fare. Very good wine list with a large selection of Italian wines. Excellent service. Beautiful room, but a bit loud.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Tiramisu is a must have! Save your space for dessert!

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Second time here and it was just as memorable as the first visit. Excellent service and delicious food. Ribeye steak was delicious and the clams and shrimp were cooked perfectly in my Spouse’s main. Will be back soon!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We had a lovely dinner and were glad we chose Lupo for a quiet time together.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Food, ambiance and service were all outstanding. The food was perfectly prepared and generously proportioned. The staff were flexible to meet our requests. A very special place!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Quite excellent!

Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food in a cute historic house. The restaurant gave us a lovely window table for our 1 year anniversary and our waitress was wonderful! The food was amazing and my husband and I can't wait to go back for another meal. The atmosphere was nice but a bit more casual that I expected but all around still a lovely meal with great service! I'll definitely re-visit!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Seasonal
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

A wonderful atmosphere with delicious food and great service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Everything was delicious, from start to finish!

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing as always! Highly recommend Lupo! If you haven't been you have to try it you will. It be disappointed

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
Food3
Ambience5
Service4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very cozy and charming! "Fancier" Italian food. Mushroom pasta was delicious as was meatballs and polenta and sable fish.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Caribbean)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Best Italian restaurant in Vancouver! Loved the place and the food. The rack of lamb and the ravioli were delicious

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This is a favorite any time I am in Vancouver. They never disappoint!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Amazing ! I give 5 stars to Lupo! My favorite Italian Restaurant in Van !

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner upstairs at Lupo. The service was attentive, but not stifling and the food was fantastic. The fettuccine with black truffles from the daily fresh sheet was outstanding; they shave the truffles table side. The octopus mosaic was both beautiful and delicious. It seemed a shame to mess up the presentation.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Lupo won us over in a variety of lovely ways. We had a business lunch where two people had to cancel at the last minute so the manager (owner?) kindly settled us upstairs to conduct a few key pieces by phone. When we got back to the table, beautiful burrata, caesar salad, and octopus carpaccio awaited us. They were all fresh and gorgeous. We all had pasta as mains and between authentic and flavourful bolognese, a gorgeous mushroom pasta, and the feature ravioli, everyone had full happy bellies. I had a decadent creamy chocolate pot du creme type pudding and espresso for dessert which was followed by fresh (complimentary) panettone. Lupo scored high points with my guests who had never been there but commented multiple times that they will be returning. Thank you, Lupo for the kind service, the beautiful food, and the lovely ambiance. I'll be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
Food3
Ambience2
Service3
Value1

 
·Dined on December 21, 2017

Expensive with small portions. Front steps are steep and potentially treacherous.

Food3
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on December 20, 2017

The appetizers were fabulous. Beet Salad and the Pate. Beets were sweet and delicious. The bread was slightly toasted and went perfect with the jellied pate.

The main course, for us was about average.

The Lamb osso bucco fell off the bone but the risotto and peas were a little underdone.
The veal scallopini had prosciutto wrapped around it. Was a bit too salty.

Next time we would try their pasta instead.

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 18, 2017

Celebration of Life Dinner for Father. We were in the 12 seat wind cellar. Fantastic 😀

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 17, 2017

As always, we had a great meal at Lupo.
The staff is very knowledgeable and attentive. The wine list superb for any budget and the food second to none.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 16, 2017

We loved his place! My partner and I always like trying new restaurants and finding gems in the city. This is definitely one of those gems. It’s a cozy, adorable restaurant that’s perfect for any occasion. We were on a date but we’d love to bring our parents here for a family dinner. The food was delicious and the service was really great too. It’s a bit pricey but definitely worth the splurge!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 14, 2017

This may be one of my favorite restaurants ever. The location is fantastic in Yaletown, in a quaint little old home on Hamilton street. The service was top notch and the food was unbelievable. You can not have a bad meal here. The flavor and attention to detail was impeccable. I would highly recommend making a reservation, ordering a bottle of wine and enjoy every bite.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We went there in a cold winter night and was sat by the entrance, so it's quite cold as people entered the restaurant. I suggest relocating this table for more comfortable. Everything else is great!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 14, 2017

Love this place! The food is the best and little house vibe is great.. ! Not cheap but worth it ! Would recommend for a special occasion!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Cozy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 12, 2017

we visit this lovely place once a year when we come to vancouver from seattle and every time is delightful. the food and service are both outstanding and we love the coziness of the space. we usually get to sit in the front window to enjoy our delicious meal that never disappoints. the menu staples as well as the seasonal specials have been wonderful! (the tagliarini and mushrooms with the nebbiolo are a must have)
thank you for an incredibly pleasant dining experience!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great food, quick service, love the feeling of dining in a house.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our experience at Lupo was fantastic. Celebrated my wife's birthday at Lupo and it did not disappoint at all. The food was very tasty and delicious. There were several items on the menu that were available for vegetarians. The service was top notch. Will definitely be back to enjoy another great meal at Lupo.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Authentic
Food5
Ambience2
Service3
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food quality was excellent. During our dinner the ambient noise level within this historic building was much too high. We had difficulty hearing each other even though we had a table for two at the upstairs window. Because of the high ambient sound, I would not recommend LUPO Restaurant for an anniversary or a date. Some waiters seemed rushed and pressured and reluctant to talk to their guests. Our main waitress/server was pleasant. In some ways I think LUPO is an expensive dining factory, however it does deliver excellent food flavours. I hesitate to recommend LUPO to a friend unless it were for a one time only experience of authentic Italian dishes.

Tags: Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Saskatoon)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Excellent meal with great service. The specials were fantastic, truffles pasta with an amazing veal chop (two separate dishes).
Mike was our server and he was great - not hovering but looking after all our needs.
Only drawback was a big party seated behind us and cackling incessantly - not the fault of the restaurant.
Will not hesitate to return the next time we’re in Vancouver.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great atmosphere, excellent food and attentive staff. Definitely will return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Always a favourite, no bad meals.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 4, 2017

Excellent food in a beautiful location... ravioli was amazing!
Also loved the beet salad!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We try to get to Lupo every time we go to Vancouver - haven’t been disappointed yet
Great Italian Restaurant
Very good wine list
We started with the Veal carpaccio for the second we shared the truffle fettuccine and had the elk for the main. Everything was perfect The waitress was very helpful and informative we had a great evening
I would recommend Lupo to everyone- especially if you enjoy Italian food

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Wonderful. The food was delicious, with unique taste combos that worked. The building is an old house which makes the atmosphere fun. Our server Erica was friendly and attentive. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Fun, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 3, 2017

AAA in every way. Fantastic place. Cannot believe I hadn't been there before. Would go again Ina. Heartbeat.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Dining at Lupo is as tasty, romantic and special as it was when I first ate there 30 years ago!!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was fantastic just a tad bit too loud.. perhaps some back ground music to diffuse the conversations

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find
Food5
Ambience4
Service2
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food was great, service seemed somewhat disorganized and inattentive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem

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