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Lupo Restaurant & Vinoteca
Lupo Restaurant & Vinoteca

Lupo Restaurant & Vinoteca Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.luporestaurant.ca
  • Phone: (604) 569-2535
  • Hours of Operation: Reservations Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Julio Gonzalez Perini
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: seated private room for up to 30
  • Private Party Contact: Michael Mameli (604) 569-2535

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Robson & Smithe
  • Public Transit: Near Skytrain and bus routes
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Undergroung public parking available across from the restaurant. Street parking available.
A word from 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "My husband and I haven't been to Lupo in about 25 years, when it was Villa De Lupo... what a difference! Gone was the musty old house smell but remaining a charmimg, vibrant updated version! Our server Nate was AMAZING! Perfection describes the food and the all around service! Wil defintiely be back before another quarter century goes by! Perhaps my favourite meal to date in Vancouver!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The location is in a remodeled townhouse the layout is unusual and cozy but it is done nicely. The staff was very friendly, the hostess especially was very personable. The food was delicious and not outrageous in cost for the portions and quality. The only issues we had were that we were seated near the kitchen and a loud party but this happens. It is worth mentioning that the entrance is a large set of stairs, fortunately, we did not have anyone in a wheelchair with us this trip but might be an issue for others, I did not notice a handi-friendly entrance but there may have been one I did not see. Definitely would recommend this place to friends."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Only review ever written but this place hands down deserves it. Knowledgeable staff, amazing food & gorgeous ambience. Makes for a perfect & romantic night out, though comes with a price tag. Little expensive, but truly worth it"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food was excellent: the Octopus Carpaccio was the best we have ever had even in Italy, which we travel to on a regular basis the lobster in the risotto was cooked to perfection and the rice was tasty but could have been slightly creamier The ossobuco was moist, tender and very well flavored, everyone loved it. The only caveat was that the restaurant was noisy, and thanks to a party next to us that was super loud (we were seated in an alcove at the back) we really had to strain to carry any conversation. The service was attentive, cheerful and gracious. All and all a very tasty dinner."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Friendly staff and delicious food. But compared to my other favorite place 'le crocodile' it lacks some stuff. Bread with olive oil, a standard in Italian restaurants is not complementary, basically nothing complementary on the table except for water. Not even bread and butter that you get at most restaurants! Le crocodile always brings free treats from the kitchen which is always nice and makes them look more generous and welcoming. They mixed up our order and brought the wrong food twice to our table and had to return it. At the end instead of the Milanese risotto that we ordered for the table we received the risotto meal and charged for which was delicious but disappointing that the server didn't pay attention when we were ordering!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Lupo is a wonderful restaurant this was our second time there and we would go back again and again.. Food was excellent and service impeccable. Overall amazing experience everytime :)"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We are regular customers at Lupo and just had our anniversary dinner here. The Lupo crew each congratulated us and then they gave us an extraordinary gift for our celebration. This made our night even more special than it already was. Lupo truly appreciates its customers. As always, the food and the service were flawless; the best in the business. My wife and I look forward to our next viist to Lupo...which will be soon."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food is excellent, well prepared and very good. Atmosphere is very busy, servers moving fast through the dinning room. Arrived at 9pm and was seated promptly, did not get dinner until 10.30, after an appetizer course. Wait staff is friendly. This was our first time so perhaps a Friday night timing was not right. Would recommend."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "the food was excellent in presentation and preparation and our waiter was quite knowledgeable about wine pairings."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I took my husband to this restaurant for his birthday, not knowing what to expect. We walked up the stairs into this beautiful, quaint converted house with a romantic vibe. Food was absolutely excellent, and all of the employees were very attentive without being over the top. The atmosphere was really nice as well. I would highly recommend this restaurant - we'll definitely be returning with some friends!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Was in Vancouver for the holiday and restaurant was across the street. The food was superb and the staff was attentive but let us enjoy our conversation. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Vancouver!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We chose Lupo as a special place to celebrate our anniversary. It was perfect. The food was fabulous; cocktails and wine superb. Our server was delightful. We'll be looking for other reasons to visit again."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Reservation was made for 4 but another guest showed up and the restaurant went out of their ways to make up a table for 5 instead of four."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Was a very good dinner, quiet ambiance and the waiter was great!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food was amazing, taste and presentation. Service was good, until it was time to pay the bill, after the bill was paid, the waitress body language and tone changed. I was very impressed with my experience until this happened."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We were greeted by a very friendly hostess who knew where we were sitting and that it was our anniversary w/o even consulting notes. Nice touch. Ambiance was nice and they had done a great job with style and decor. Our server was friendly and informative. However, when I asked of his opinion on a glass of red he brought out the most expensive by far. Unknown to me until the bill came. But I guess I should know that's how these things work. With that being said, my wife was unsure of what she wanted, so he bought out a complimentary "custom" juice which was delicious! Our food was terrific but the portions were small. Very small. But I suppose that's the way of fine dining. You're paying for quality. And they delivered."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food was fantastic! I had the best hand made ravioli of my life! I'm going back next weekend"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Still loved it! great food, great service, friendly servers. Super pre-game dining venue - walking distance to arenas."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I went with my girlfriend after she got home from a long trip. First thing I noticed was the great ambiance of the restaurant. The interior looks like a house that feels cozy and rustic with a great italian-feeling environment. Our waiter seemed very natural and knowledgeable as he described the food to sound delicious when we asked recommendations. He requested the Sable fish and it sounded great so I ordered it. I never knew fish could taste that good. We had 1 appetizer, 2 entrés, 1 desert, and a bottle of wine. Add the tip and the bill totalled at $175 which is a bit above my personal price range for casual dining, but for a special occasion that my girlfriend loved it was definitely worth it."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Very good food and service. Comfy room. Nice experience."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Charming and elegant, perfect timing, service and delicious, the way it should be! Thank you we will be back!!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great food and wonderful service.... Lupo is our "go to" restaurant in Vancouver when we want an exceptional dinner when celebrating a special occasion. Service is always friendly and fast, and the food is perfect.... from the appetizers to the desert."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This is a great place for having a nice dinner before attending the Symphony or the theatre. It is convenient to both the Orpheum and QE theatres and the food is a good match for those types of events. You can dress nicely, and have a quiet, enjoyable dinner without feeling rushed or overwhelmed by noise and activity. But all this would not be worth much if the food wasn't any good and you can rest assured that it is. Nothing extraordinary in terms of presentation style or ingredients just good honest Italian cuisine; more highbrow than spaghetti and lasagna with good service. The server wisely asked every table if they had after dinner plans and made sure we were done in plenty of time without feeling rushed."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Service, Food, environment, etc. This restaurant has it all!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My 2 girlfriends and I had a wonderful time. All of the food was excellent - especially the special tomato salad and the rabbit pappardelle (the only imperfection for me was that the wild mushroom pasta was slightly overpowered by the flavour of truffles). Our waiter, Michael, was terrific. Will definitely be back soon!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Warm and welcoming from appies to dessert. The food and the service will have you coming back again and again."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The food was heavenly - homemade ravioli, melt in your mouth sablefish, tender veal steak. It was so delicious and we can't say enough about the service. While everyone we encountered was great...an honorable mention to Nathan who was spectacular and personable...and didn't clear the table until everyone was finished!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "My fiance and I were looking for an inexpensive place to have dinner, and Lupo came up as a great option, but when we dined we were surprised at the prices - you should fix this, opentable! The bill came to over $100, no drinks. Just an appie, 2 mains, and a dessert. I wouldn't have minded if the food had been great but it was just alright. Won't be back."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Ordered the Seasonal vegetable salad and it was one of the best salads I've ever had. Usually a salad doesn't impress me that much but I was blown away. The dressing was perfect and not too strong. Also had the spinach ravioli which was excellent. Server was great too."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food was very good, quite Italian, but with just a slight western twist to cater to what we're used to. The menu had a very good selection of different dishes to cater to just about anyone. It was a beautiful and quaint building and they somehow they made it seem roomy inside despite it's size. The most notable part in my opinion was the service. The waiters did what their title describes, they waited, quite literally. They noticed when our drinks were getting low, when we were ready to order, and when we were done with a course. They were very polite and made us feel very comfortable. One of the best service experiences I've ever had, I would highly recommend Lupo's for any couple wanting to go out for a nice classy Italian dinner."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Start to finish, appys and entrees, just awesome. Fantastic service was much appreciated. Food was addictive. Parents 40th couldn't have gone better. Thank u!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I usually really enjoy my visits at Lupo. Brought out of town guests and it was just OK. The waiter was not any friendlier than necessary although we observed him being much more energetic with a younger female-only table. Appies, delicious. should have stuck to that. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We were a group of 4, and had been kept waiting for 10 min after the scheduled booking time (8.45pm) . The service was poor kept waiting to order food, get water refilled and the food quality was just OK - not worth the prices they are charging. I tend to travel often so try out lots of restaurants all over NA in different price brackets and this did not do it for me! Only went as my wife had wanted to try this ever since we moved to Vancouver."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Lupo has been our favourite restaurant since we first came here about 10 years ago. The staff are friendly, energetic, and always there when you need them. They are consistently the best crew in town. There are so many good dishes that it is difficult to select just a few. This time, my wife and I came with an out-of-town guest and we decided to share every dish. It was a great way to get a larger variety of the terrific food. Our guest particularly liked the lamb shank ossobucco."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The food was good. We left a note for a special concern on that day. Although it wasn't convenient for them to prepare, the owner gave us special chocolates as a compliment"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Lovely restaurant to celebrate a birthday dinner or special occasion! Osso Buco and Veal dinner entrees were outstanding. Staff and dinner service was very friendly and accommodating. Great location and recommend Lupo for any special occasion. Cheers "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Lupo is a great Italian restaurant which provide ordinary Italian food that has absoulute good quality. Great ambience for friends meeting as well."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "we really enjoyed Lupo. It's a house that was turned in to a nice, small restaurant divited in two floors. The service was outstanding, food had the perfect taste, not salty but not bland. One our next visit to Vancouver, we are definitly going back!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "One reviewer had mentioned that you can't help but savour the food and he was right! Each dish was well prepared and had flavours that were ridiculously delicious! Our server was attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable; providing me and my husband with great recommendations. The place was full and boisterous as there were a few larger parties so reservations are definitely recommended, even for a week night. Our overall experience was excellent and we are compelled to return soon. Husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and Lupo did an awesome job to make our night memorable. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Somewhat tucked away in a row home like environment Lupo is a very comfortable restaurant. There are loads of outstanding Italian options from start to finish. The starter charcuterie tray is generous and a delicious way to start. The pasta dishes had incredible flavors and were complemented with fresh seafood. Food was served timely and hot with great pacing by the staff who were friendly and responsive. Would highly recommend if you are in the mood for Italian in Vancouver."
    Dined on 5/6/2014