Lupo Restaurant & Vinoteca

4.5
2214 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
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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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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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Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

My wife and I ate here the same weekend last year and had a much more enjoyable experience. It was seamless. This year, not so much. Our server and the food were still very good, but a bit off the exemplary levels of last year. We were seated near the kitchen, under a speaker, and near a loud table of about 8-10. So loud we could often not hear the server. My wife was almost run over by another server hustling food out of the kitchen and she neither yielded or even acknowledged the near collision. I like Lupo for sentimental reasons and it's generally great food and service, but will spend my $400 + elsewhere next year.

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K
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very nice but not 5 stars worth. Lupo is a fine restaurant, service is great and the staff is very pleasant. The food is very well prepared and tasty but isn’t at the level you would expect, given their prices.

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GG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Food was amazing.. so rich and great quality.. very focused on food .. had a Duck dish and pasta with sea food.. 👌🏼👌🏼..
But the service was bad. Felt waiter keep rushing us and keep taking our drinks menu away. Not a friendly..

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

As always Lupo does not disappoint, great food in a cozy environment with great service. Wine list is also great with a wide variety of price ranges for the benefit of all guests.

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Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The service was unquestionably spot on. The food, or rather the execution was troubling from the time we received our main courses. She had the salmon and seemed to enjoy it, but the lamb shank was really a traditional Mediterranean style lamb shank and not the Osso Bucco style promised. Let me get back to execution; the lamb shank was cooked to perfection but was gamier than expected. I would however like to return to sample some of the more traditional pasta dishes, as that is the fare that I’ve heard the most positive reviews about.

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Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The food was okay. The vegetables and gnocchi was overcooked and mushy, and the pasta was slightly undercooked... Valentine's day night must be quite busy but the service could be better. Seemed like the server did not want to spend more time or attention. We expected more from this place.

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F
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This little gem is well worth the slightly higher prices. The food and service was excellent and the wait staff was very knowledgeable about food allergies, which is important for both of us. A great spot for a romantic night out.

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first night in Vancouver. The best Italian restaurant we could hope for around the corner from our hotel. The food was all beaurifully cooked and presented and the wine proved a good choice for reasonable charge. It worked out a higher cost than we would usually pay at $220 CND including tax and tip but totally worth it. Thank you Lupo for a wonderful evening!

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DP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always a go-to restaurant for our gamily’s Special occasions.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing!! Went for my 30th birthday dinner. Brad was very attentive and made amazing suggestions. Service was fast, food was delicious, and loved the cozy atmosphere!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal and impeccable service!

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RM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing! I had the braised short rib and it was VERY good! Can’t wait to go back!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food and great service! This is to fill up the balance of the characters requested for this survey. I think the first 5 words say enough, take this minimum characters out.

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TR
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was great and the food was fantastic. The old house setting is very inviting and romantic. We would definitely come back again and again.

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Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From start to end, the food was absolutly delicious. You feel like you are in Italy (Sorrento/Roma/Naple kind of restaurants)

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RS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding experience as always! Food and service second to none! Bravo Lupo!

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R
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dining in a heritage house provided the perfect homey atmosphere for a relaxing dinner with friends. The servers were all friendly and I appreciated that they treated us as if we were guests in their home. The relaxing atmosphere took nothing away from the quality of food served to us. The meal was perfectly cooked and seasoned. While I can't confirm because I didn't go in the kitchen, the pasta tasted as if it was made just before cooking. We all ordered different entrees and everybody thoroughly enjoyed their meal. We could taste the freshness of their ingredients and the selection of wines were fantastic as well. I have nothing negative to say. If we lived closer, we would probably dine here on a much more regular basis. But for now, it is where we will go for special dinners with special friends.

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NL
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding dinner and terrific personalised service in a great atmosphere

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PA
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best meal we had in Vancouver. A bit of a splurge but well worth it. We will definitely return when we are back in Vancouver.

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San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant- loved the black truffles on my pasta. Next time in the area - we’ll be back.

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SZ
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food was delicious but the ambiance really lacks some TLC. It was also extremely noisy. The service was good albeit a bit rushed. Don't go if you are looking for an intimate dinner. It's probably best for a casual friend get together.

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SS
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Probably one of the best restaurants in Yaletown, the food is always great (do yourself a favor and order their fresh-baked foccacia with your starters!) I've been many times and consistently go back because of the unique restaurant design (it's in a heritage house) and the cozy atmosphere. Nothing else like it in Yaletown. My main dish on my most recent visit was just okay (chicken fettuccine)... I've had far better at other restaurants. But they have a lot of great dishes on the menu, I guess this one just isn't one of their strong ones. Our server was also a bit awkward and would disappear for long periods of time, and although there were three of us sharing a bottle of wine, he neglected to fill one of our galsses multiple times (odd) so we did his job for him. I'll of course be back again.

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ML
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyed a lovely dinner with family. Would go back. Nice specials.

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y
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious- order the ciabatta! Portions were not big, but quality over quantity. Setting is a house - so more of a date night place.

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SR
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

The food is always fabulous, service is excellent but the noise level becomes unbearable it's so loud.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a beautiful dining experience!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my second time visiting and it was awesome on both occasions. Food was delicious and unique

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing specials and ambiance was perfect for our anniversary

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AA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Amazing food with good portions. worth every dollar !

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RT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lupo is always high on our list when we are thinking Italian cuisine. Great food, great service and a nice cozy atmosphere. Parking is available across the street. We have dined there a few times before seeing shows downtown. We'll be back.

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LK
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Service was attentive and professional. We appreciated the white linen table cloth. Quiet enough to easily hear conversation.

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D
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every time we go to Vancouver,we try to get to Lupo for dinner
Always impressed with the menu and daily specials not to mention an extensive wine list
Never disappointed

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DG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Either too salty or too bland.

A lot better options out there for lower prices.

Noisy

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c
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good service, great food - nice to have a gluten free pasta

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food experience!!
Outstanding gelato

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L
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

A very enjoyable evening. We came early so was quiet and the place filled up it was more energetic. We could still carry on a conversation. Food and service were excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.
I was visiting from Toronto and wanted to treat my sister and brother in law to a nice dinner, this was over the top

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