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 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a colleagues retirement

MC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

E
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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

The food at Lupo’s was simply outstanding. We had fettuccine with truffles, I had rack of lamb and my husband had the osso bucco. All 3 dishes were to die for. It was a meal we will never forget. To top it all off, Marco was our server and he was a joy. We’ve never had service as good as he! Go. Enjoy. You will not regret it! If ever I am back in Vancouver I will head straight to Lupos.

r
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Only complaint would be the price of wine.

NP
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service is professional, food is really good and made of high quality products.
We spent two weeks in Canada and for once, our meal were served very quickly.
It's a bit expensive, especially when you order wine but it's worth it.
I would definately recommand Lupo Restaurant to any fine italian cuisine enthusiast.

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Das Restaurant ist OK aber nicht berauschend. Das Essen kommt so schnell, Essen.. Zahlen.. auf(nie)wiedersehen. Schade.

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C
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the burrata special and caramel mascarpone cheesecake. Main courses of halibut and thinly-sliced pork were tasty. Bread was excellent. Really enjoyed the wait staff who were a delight. A great evening.

TC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for two Aussies to celebrate last evening meal in Canada

NG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

While we had a very enjoyable evening with wonderful food, there were a few aspects that I thought could be improved upon given the quality of the restaurant and the prices charged. While our server was very pleasant, I felt he was not especially experienced and was quite difficult to understand at times. Also, although it was evident that we were celebrating a birthday, I don't believe any of the staff took the time to congratulate my guest. A complimentary desert would have been a nice touch!
PS: the prices shown on the OpenTable menu are not up to date

LC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed everything about this restaurant. Brought my wife over for her birthday dinner, and it was great! Recommend!

PR
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We wanted authentic Italian food, and we got it. The table arrangements for the space, the menu, all were perfect.
The menu was extensive, we chose a beet salad and octopus to start, accompanied by a glass of Gavi, rabbit pappardelle as a primi, and veal osso buco as a secondi, accompanied by a Chianti Classcio
Grigio 2014.
All food and wine were excellent, as was the service.
If you want a memorable Italian meal, and are willing to pay for it, this place is at least as good as places I haven eaten in Florence and Montepulciano.
Bill Casp

MC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food is excellent. But because of the hardwood floors and large windows the acoustics make every sharp sound ping around the room times a thousand. There was a large group and two very “festive” gentlemen nearby us upstairs and we had to strain to hear our own conversation. Also, though the food was exceptional we waited quite a long time for our pasta. Since my associate didn’t get a starter it became awkwardly long.

DC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

MR
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food & impeccable service. The ambience on the first floor is a little formal & too stiff - downstairs is a lot nicer ...

L
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My favorite restaurant in Vancouver. The pasta with truffles was simple but delicious.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sehr gutes italienisches Resto mit ausgezeichneter Weinkarte. Authentisches Ambiente. Italienische Speisen in bester Tradition. Persönlicher Service. Bravo!

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MD
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A charming mix of old and new decor. The food was excellent. We both had the halibut special and it was to die for. Service was great.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food

GB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were here 20 years ago when it was Villa de Lupo and fairly new. All these years later we once again dined at the updated version.
Although the surrounding area has changed dramatically, the good news is that Lupo has not lost their stride.
The decor is much more casual but overall they have aged like a fine wine.
The food was amazing and service was great. Great menu and the wine list is awesome.
When in Vancouver and you want to treat yourself or celebrate a special occasion.
Lupo is a great choice.

P
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I was surprised by how expensive the meal was. The standard of the food was very good, and I think that my criticism is that the venue isn't quite as smart as the menu pricing and quality of food might suggest.
The decor is a little tired, and although some of the tables had table cloths I felt that overall the room lacked the five star feel that the food, (especially at that price), deserved.

KM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal and great restaurant. We ordered the cod special and the beef loin special as well as the Burrata salad. Had a glass of the Riesling and Moscato. Sat by the window and enjoyed the view onto Hamilton St. Had a good server and pleasant meal.

ST
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem of a restaurant, if we hadn’t looked it up we wouldn’t have chosen this one from the street. The interior has a lovely atmosphere suitable for a special occasion or for just a very nice meal. The food was delicious and definitely not something I could rustle up at home. We weren’t sure how many dishes to order from the menu which had entrees, pasta then main course. The waiter Salvatore was really friendly and genuinely interested in looking after us, he stopped us from over-ordering (we each ordered an entree followed by another dish). We had a really special evening here.

B
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A little pricey and as a foodie we find it a little ridiculous when restaurants especially pricey ones charge you for bread. We are finding this more and more and think it is a little tacky. Appetizers and desserts were delicious. My husband having been to bologna is fussy when it comes to bolognese sauce. SO it wasn't his favourite the "Penne bolgonese" and I had 2 appetizers for my meal. A prawn special, wasn't a huge fan of the sauce but the prawns were delicious and plenty. Ceasar salad had a little too much dressing but lots of fresh parmiganna added squeeze of lemon and it was good. Service was top notch, very attentive and the old house it is located in makes it a very quaint venue for a restaurant. I would recommend it to others that don't mind spending money for good food and next time I will order a pasta dish. :)

SH
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

I hadn’t been here in years and thought I would book it for a nice dinner with some girlfriends, poor choice! The food was inconsistent, three of us got the same pasta and one was full of pasta water at the bottom to the point it was almost soup and my friend’s $42 halibut was extremely over cooked. We all could have looked past these disappointments if the service was good, unfortunately it was probably the worst service I’ve ever received at a restaurant. The main waiter appeared cranky right off the get go, no smile, terse and dismissive. We had to ask to order wine and have more water. When my friend finished a glass of wine, it was taken away and she was not asked if she’d like another (which she did, but didn’t bother). I was not drinking and at one point waited so long to get my water filled that I ended up pulling out my own water bottle to refill my glass. It was overall a very unenjoyable experience and the five of us will never return.

s
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Salmon was off and inedible but everything else was good

GM
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is consistently excellent

w
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Told manager they should have a Michelin star! Overall a great dining experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

A bit loud as the tables were right next to each other. Ruined the conversation with my girlfriend a little bit.

Truffle oil fettuccine was great though. Cheese dish was a bit lacking. Overall not overly impressed, meal was okay.

p
Hamburg Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alles bestens! Tolles Essen, guter Service

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining at Lupo and will definitely be back. Excellent service, good ambience and charming location. Most importantly, the food was incredible. The Burrata starter was delicious. It was also the best gluten free pasta I’ve had, ever!

MS
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Fast service and very nice food with a good wine selection to accompany the menu. We are from Norway and speak fluent English , I am a native English speaker, but the waiter appeared to need to embellish the descriptions of the food and especially the specials, to a point where it was difficult for a non native speaker, or possibly a native speaker to understand what was on offer. He appeared more focused on his presentation than the customers’ understanding.

JM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply fantastic. The special pasta enjoy!

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Traveling and found this place. Food was very pleasant and nice service.

An old home was converted to a restaurant. Looking for a good reliable Italian restaurant and we found it.

D
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing wine selection. Pastas were perfect al dente. The lamb shank was tender and perfectly seasoned.

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