Lupo Restaurant & Vinoteca

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Italian
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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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

First time coming here, we had browsed the menu online which then realized it was not updated when we got there. So they did not have what we thought we were gonna order. Place was a tad squishy in my opinion. But overall food was amazing and tasty!

AC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been to Lupo a couple of times now. Both times the food and service has been outstanding. The portions are just right, you could probably take a small box to go but it's so flavorful we cannot seem to do so.

d
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Will go back again when in Vancouver!

LC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal...wonderful service. We will be back. Had a lively lovely table by the window.

M
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was amazing. We both had the octopus. My wife enjoyed her quail while my steak was excellent. A shared artistic and delicious dessert topped the meal. There was no recognition of our special occasion and no lemon cello after the meal either. The service was efficient.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful!

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RJ
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just outstanding as usual

T
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food should be better and dishes more generous. Service and waiter’s lack of experience reduced overall experience. This restaurant used to be great but now needs to become better.

P
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had not been back to Lupo in a while. It was wonderful to see that the food is still excellent and must say that our server was the best. Will definitely be back soon.

MS
Seattle
109 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved every dish. We shared each and they were great about splitting them for us. Incredible focaccia, excellent truffle pasta, delicious and bright salad, black cod might have been my least favorite but still really good, perfect genuine tiramisu. Excellent service. Just go!

KA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great choice for dinner before our downtown event.

KA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly great food and a very comfortable atmosphere.

RN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very cozy, homie feel to the restaurant. Great option for a date night.

c
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lupo never, EVER disappoints. My partner and I come here for special occasions (or whenever we get a LUPO craving) and take out of town visitors to this restaurant because we know it will always be an amazing experience. Their food is outstanding and the cute homey/house "feel" makes you immediately feel comfortable and cozy and the quality of food is always superb.

l
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was amazing!
Our waiter was okay but could have been a bit friendlier. Other than that, it was a good way to spend a birthday!

SD
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Don’t order gluten free it’s no good lamb shank was awesome fettuccine lemon Was excellent

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food we will be back! Thank you!

WL
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We love the food and atmosphere at Lupo, and have been multiple times. This time we went for an early seating before leaving the city for the evening, and that was a mistake. The server was clearly trying to rush us out of there so they could turn over the table, even though we ordered 3 courses and a bottle of wine. She also pulled the unimpressive trick of asking if we wanted bread for the table, without mentioning it is an extra (costs $5). The price isn't a big deal, but the clear intent to just do a sneaky up-sell was disappointing. Overall despite a delicious dinner, we were made to feel unwelcome - not a winning business strategy with regular patrons who appreciate enjoying a leisurely dinner, no matter what time we arrive at the restaurant.

C
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and wine. The service was good, but would have preferred a bit more personality out of the server. Also didn’t really like that it was a slower evening and he didn’t take my payment and got someone else to do it for him. Also would have loved if the lighting was dimmed a bit more. Overall the experience was great and will definitely be back for the food!

RH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We hadn't been to Lupo in a while - at least 2 years - and we were pleased to find that the high standards had been maintained. Great place for a business dinner or for a table for two.

RC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect, service, impeccable food, great menu and attention to detail from staff.

we will return, absolutely

KB
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, as usual!!

D
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous ambience. What a beautiful building. There was a restaurant in Invermere, BC, called Strands that was also a converted Victorian home. So reminiscent.
Wait staff was amazing, attentive but not in your face.
Quality of food and presentation....fabulous.
Amazing wine list, but too many high end, with only a few more affordable good wines. I would suggest a better balance with, perhaps, a few Rosso di Montalcino, for example rather than so many Brunellos, and I could only find 3 Chianti's but so many super Tuscans. Not everyone has hundreds of dollars for wines.
Our waiter knew we were heading to the Elton John concert so warned us to order promptly so as to not get delayed in heading to the show. I presume, on non-concert evenings we could have enjoyed a relaxed and prolonged meal.
Will definitely return.

SG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Lupo!!!

j
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Wait was over an hour and my husband's steak was inedible. They didn't charge us for it and comped wine when we complained, but the experience was terrible.

JC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The food quality and service was not the same as our previous dining experience. It was lacking in all areas.

J
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The absence of loud background music made our evening perfect. Everyone engaged in the conversation and no one had to raise their voices to be heard.

SF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Food was fair and overpriced. The wait staff were frenetic and their operating space was confined.

OT
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experiance was amazing. Excellent food, superb service. Fantastic ambience. Recomend to everybody

L
Tucson
15 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience in an old converted two story house.
Hard to choose menu , mouth watering specials .
Wine ,food & service at it’s best .
Vancouvers Little Gem
From a VIP member.

SQ
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just arrived in town and was looking for a quality meal ... couldn’t believe our luck when we found Lupo. It had it all, great atmosphere, imaginative food and outstanding service. Thoroughly recommendable.

BR
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So a celiac, three vegetarians, and two omnivores walk into a Yaletown restaurant . . .and all find food and wine that they love! That's the punch line from our recent pre-concert dinner at Lupo. Besides the varied menu and inventive cooking, there's an excellent wine list, charming ambience, low noise level, convenient location, and efficient and friendly staff. Lupo is now our favourite restaurant in Vancouver. Highly recommended!

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a colleagues retirement

MC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous! I would go back and in a minute. Thanks

E
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have eaten at Lupo several times a year over the past 20 years. It has never disappointed- it is always excellent. On our most recent visit (09Sep) we had burrata and stuffed calamari as appetizers and the black truffle fettuccine special and rabbit pappardelle as our main courses. The burrata had an excellent texture and came with some tasty greens and small tomatoes. The calamari plate was innovative and well conceived and executed. The fettucccine was done perfectly al dente and the truffles were sufficient to provide the special truffle flavor but not overwhelm the dish. The pappardelle was an excellent pasta to pair with the rabbit ragout- the whole combination had very good overall and separate tastes. It is always worthwhile to get the excellent focaccia which is provided with a very smooth olive oil dipping dish. The wines by the glass (chardonnay and montepuliciano) were well chosen and reasonably priced. The service was excellent as always. The front room is very pleasant but can be noisy with sounds bouncing off the bare walls. Having eaten at some excellent restaurants in Rome and Florence earlier in summer, we find that Lupo is on a par with some of the highly regarded restaurants there (it was better, for example, than Grappolo d’Oro). Lupo is always an excellent choice.

RT
Vancouver
358 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lupo is still the best restaurant in Vancouver for food, service, and ambiance.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is consistently wonderful!

DT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was really delicious. We shared the gnocchi and the rib eye. too much for two but really good! Sad that the website said they had short ribs but there were none on the menu.

DM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent, très bien cuisiné. Nous étions dans la véranda donc un peu moins cocooning mais certainement moins bruyant

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KT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To celebrate my girlfriend's 30th birthday we booked a Saturday night dinner. The food was excellent, having dined at Hawksworth for several other occasions I would even venture to say the food is better than Hawksworth's. The service was superb as well as we were pampered throughout the night. Overall a fantastic dining experience.

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