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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

4.7

Service

4.7

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (58)
Good for Anniversaries (50)
Special Occasion (49)
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Romance (43)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Cozy (31)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Authentic (26)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Notable Wine List (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Worth the Drive (18)
Neighbourhood Gem (17)
Pre/post-theatre (17)
Local Ingredients (15)
Business Meals (14)
Casual (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Group Bookings (7)
Seasonal (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Fun (3)
Gluten-Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Outdoor Eating (2)
Paleo-Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Child-Friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food in a cozy, elegant atmosphere w/ friendly yet professional service.

Food3
Ambience1
Service3
Value2

 
·Dined 5 days ago

Low budget liquor for cocktails. Stuck in a corner staring at emergency exit. Very confined space. Cramped tables. Hard surfaces ricochet noise from everywhere. Food ok but no better than small Italian restaurant down the street at half the price with better atmosphere. Overall, very expensive and very average.

Food4
Ambience3
Service2
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

It was a bit busy so we did have to wait an extra 15 minutes even with our reservation. We found the service to be nothing too extraordinary but it was good. My experience this time around paled in comparison to my experience at Lupo 3 years ago, but the food was still very good and the pastas were amazing!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Perfect dining before a performance at the QE, Lupo puts on a wonderful show of their own. The fresh, seasonal food is beautifully presented, and staff are gracious and efficient. My husband and I shared sumptuous linguini with fresh truffles shaved at the table, then gorgeous melt-in-your-mouth sable fish with lovely local vegetables. Thank you to the owner, chef and staff!

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

Was staying in town to attend a concert at Rogers Arena. Wasn't planning on spending a lot for dinner beforehand, however most of the mid-priced restaurants were booked up. I had been to Lupo for lunch and a dinner previously so, I thought why not. So we booked and got there right on time. Immediately taken to our reserved table. Lately we have been to a couple of higher end restaurants in Vancouver and have noticed the service a little lacking. I know Vancouver restaurants are having issues retaining good service staff. However at Lupo, this was not the case. The server was, spot on. She was attentive and personal without overdoing it. Wine list was good, the food was excellent. I had the beef short rib. Perfect! Seared outside, fall of the bone tender, with the right amount of accompaniments. Couldn't ask for more... but we did and dessert was great as well, plus they know how to make a smooth espresso! So... a pleasant and enjoyable experience all around.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Lupo came very highly recommended. It was our first experience and it was truly outstanding. The service was fabulous. Staff were very accomodating. We had lots to catch up on and our server was attentive but respected that we were in no hurry. We had the specials for appies and main course. Absolutely devine! The BC wine we chose was terrific as well. Lupo is a dining destination and a must do for anyone living in or visiting Vancouver.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 9, 2017

As an experienced restaurant goer, I really appreciate the right combination of great service, excellent cuisine and wonderful setting. We found this combination at Lupo. Thank You!

Food5
Ambience4
Service3
Value5

 
·Dined on October 9, 2017

Food was great. Service was ok, felt like me and my friends were gently nudged out of the restaurant by the staff.

Tags: Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We went there for our 10 years wedding anniversary and it was the perfect place to be for a special occasion like that. The waiter was very nice, professional and helpful. She took care of us in a pleasant way. The food was very good. The burrata was really tasty and fresh, the tagliolini with mushrooms were amazing and the scaloppine with prosciutto perfectly cooked and tasty. Nobody push us to pay and we stay there as long as we like. For one night I forgot I wasn’t in Italy.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on October 7, 2017

Best meal I've ever had. Excellent service and a good setting.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value2

 
·Dined on October 6, 2017

I have heard about Lupo for some time now and finally got around to trying it and I guess I must have built it up in my head but it was really not all that great. I ordered the lobster and the peas in the risotto were hard and the lobster just tasted bland. I did also order the cheesecake and that was delicious. Service was very good though I ran a bit late for our reservation and they sat us right away no waiting was required.

Tags: Cozy
Food3
Ambience2
Service2
Value2

 
 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Our 2nd dining experience at Lupo for dinner. We were seated in a back corner nook of restaurant in a very noisy area with horrible acoustics. Two of our 3 Whiskey Sour cocktails were over-iced and it was difficult to taste any alcohol. I'll never order a cocktail here again. The entree Gnocchi is not recommended. It was bland and was similar in size to appy gnocchi, except it was $8 extra. Diners enjoyed the short ribs, duck and bison. Service was nothing special. Though we designated this was a birthday celebration, the server did nothing to make our party of five feel special.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great service and food. Our server, Mike was wonderful

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 2, 2017

This is one amazing space for a special dinner. The service and food was wonderful.
Great evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Manitoba)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Fois Gras was best ever! Great server and the owner came around at least twice to ask how things were. Exceptional!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 2, 2017

As always amazing Italian style food, truffle pastas always a stand out

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 1, 2017

The sable special was incredible, one of the best meals I've ever had. A fantastic place for a special meal.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great Italian food, with exceptional pasta and a fantastic wine list.

Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 29, 2017

As usual, excellent food, service and wine! It is getting to be a bit loud for us older folks with hearing deficits to hold conversations-even mid week. We may have to request and upstairs table for a quieter atmosphere. However, We will be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 28, 2017

Really enjoyable with great food and service. The specials were very good. A little expensive but it was worth the price.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Love the ambience of the restaurant. Great for getting together with friends. Service was good but felt we were being a bit rushed - as if there was another reservation to follow. Food good with the exception of one dish that was the veal - rather salty. Overall we enjoyed our evening.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 26, 2017

I found Lupo to be one of the best restaurants in Vancouver!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The seats are too close to each other, nice place anyway

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Well, that was a birthday dinner to remember. My girlfriend was so happy with the meal, the wine, and the excellent service. Thanks for making it such a wonderful experience with amazing food in a low-key yet fancy atmosphere. I hope we can make a tradition out of it!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
Food2
Ambience3
Service2
Value2

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 23, 2017

It was ok, nothing really all that great. Flavors were not bad, service was ok. I expect more so I wont be back.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 18, 2017

From top to bottom , our entire experience was outstanding! This was our last dinner of our Vancouver vacation, and was in fact the best meal we've had in a long time, anywhere. Service and ambiance are lovely, and the food is seriously delicious. Pricey, but worth it for sure. We had the sable fish special, taglierini, and tiramisu...mmm, I'm getting hungry just thinking about it....

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Our server was amazing and really helped pull together our entire experience (I believe his name was Nathan).
The food was excellent as well, I had the Ricotta Gnocchi and Burrata Cheese appetizer, my boyfriend had the Octopus and the Elk special and enjoyed it very much. I'm unable to recall the name of the dessert we had but it was a delicious mix of ice-cream and nougat slightly frozen, an excellent recommendation from the server.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 15, 2017

We had excellent service throughout our meal. The staff were attentive but not intrusive. This was a small wedding dinner and we could not have chosen a better location. It is not noisy which made it easy for us and our guests t relax and enjoy a very special dinner.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 14, 2017

A delicious Italian dinner in a charming house converted to a restaurant. Our waiter provided excellent service. After he described the specials, we wanted every one! The food is Italian but with a twist and the dishes are lighter than one would expect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The pasta with shaved black truffle was as good as we had in Italy. Also the veal chop one of the best

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 8, 2017

Customer service was rough to start as we had a new (young) wait person. Spilled water and spoke to fast. However a small unconvince when compared to the noise from the adjoining group in the front dining area. When we asked to move to a quieter location we got a very romantic spot in the back with a very good (experienced ) wait person and had a wonderful meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on September 4, 2017

I booked online using this app .Requested window seat as it was Father,s Day for me ( from Australia) ,so a celebration with my son who works at Grouse Mountain .Our online request granted re window ,Juliette ( hope I got that right ) served us and was friendly ,informed and helpful with our selections .
The shared Rabbit Papardelle was amazing .Could easily have had that for my main .My son chose the Rib-Eye steak with salsa .This was one of the tastiest ,juiciest succulent steaks I have tasted .Ever and Australia has some great steak .

Nothing wrong with my veal ,very good .But the Rabbit and a Rib-Eye are the highlights in my 6 weeks -6 countries tour .In fact I'm going online now to see if I can book again tonight .Thank you for a memorable 2017 Father,s Day with my son and beautiful food .
Regards Graeme

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Lupo is one of our favorite restaurants in Vancouver. The menu is interesting and changes often, although many favorites remain. The pastas are exceptional, freshly made and interestingly sauced. The chef's specials are wonderful, and the service is exceptional.

Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 31, 2017

Delicious food, great presentation, great service!!! We enjoyed every single bite of all four dishes we ordered. Lets just say we felt in heaven. We are visiting Vancouver for the first time from Toronto and have become very picky when choosing out restaurants. This is by far one of the best restaurants we have been in a while.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Grande atmosphere. Would go back for whre

Food5
Ambience5
Service2
Value4

 
·Dined on August 27, 2017

good food. cute interior. wine selection could be better. server was terrible. very rude.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

It was our last night in Vancouver, and we had ALMOST just stayed and ate in our hotel - Thank goodness we didn't! I found Lupo on Open Table's "Near Me" selection of restaurants and it turned out to be one of the best, if not THE best meal of the trip. Our server Nathan was AMAZING and provide great recommendations that we followed to our benefit! It was the best service we've ever had (not just in Vancouver).

The food itself was so delicious too! I can't emphasize enough how happy we were to stumble upon this restaurant by accident, it was a great way to close our our week-long vacation. My only regret is not finding it sooner (we may have gone twice haha)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on August 26, 2017

Fabulous food - unusual and authentic pastas, great caprese salad. The service was absolute top-notch. Very tasty gluten-free options as well. Try this place out, you won't regret it!

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Birmingham)·Dined on August 26, 2017

An old character home converted into a restaurant in downtown Vancouver. We had exceptional service from our server, Julia, from France. Appetizers & main entrees were delicious. Even the cappuccino was remarkable. This is a special place. Great for a date night. Can't wait to return.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 24, 2017

My favorite restaurant in Vancouver. Whenever we're in town, a meal here is a must.

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