Lupo Restaurant & Vinoteca
The food was good, as was the service but the noise level made it impossible to converse. Why is it that no one speaks without yelling? Because that is the only way to be heard? Something is terribly wrong when you cannot enjoy a conversation with your guests even though you are paying premium prices. We all had headaches and could hardly wait to get out of there. The reviews stated that the noise level was good. That was a brazen lie. Too bad.
Very cozy location with excellent pastas. The specials are very unique (and equally tasty)! Would certainly come again.
Everything was amazing as it always is!
I would recommend having a tasting menu or share few small plates.
This was the second time I have eaten at Lupo in the last 2 weeks. The appies are OUTSTANDING. We asked for a wine recommendation around $80 and the waiter said he found a better bottle but would give it to us at the same price but in fact we were charged $92. The pasta’s were all mediocre and one guest had to return theirs as it was too salty which was taken off the bill.
Food is always good at Lupo. White truffle pasta is brilliant. Desserts are one of the best in Greater Vancouver Area.
Lupo is our go to place whenever we come to Vancouver, and has been now for over 15 years. It's been two years since we were lat there, and I am pleased to say it is still nothing short of outstanding.
The service is always friendly, gracious and helpful, from offering thoughts about your indecision about choices on the menus, so always being there when the water glass is getting low, the wine glass is getting low, or you're just finishing up a course.
The wine selection is awesome. Some (but not too many) very nice choices across varietal and price range with great selection from Italy or BC, its easy to find a great wine at any price point.
The food is simply amazing. Simple, yet perfectly composed dishes where no ingredient is there just to look good or tick off a latest trend checklist. Beautifully balanced flavors and fun dishes to explore new ways to enjoy components we love or maybe just like, but now love because of how they've been presented to us.
I could detail the amazing dishes we shared and enjoyed, but that would do a disservice to all the dishes we didn't choose and wish we could go back and try the next night. And that's after our having actually gone two nights in a row. There are still a lot of choices I would like to try. We're already planning our next visit in two months, and Lupo will be our place to eat every night we are there.
Sure, there are dozens of great restaurants in Vancouver. But with easy walking distance form our favorite hotel, and a record of never having made even a slight misstep in dishes or service, we'll always go back to Lupo.
And it doesn't hurt that even after having not been there for two years, the owners still stopped at our table to welcome us back like old friends. We feel like this is home. If only our home had such a stellar chef and support staff.
Too 3 seafood meals I Have ever had. The salmon could not have been cooked any better. Great service. The only complaint I would have is that the tables are a little too close together.
A Jewel in the Downtown : Beautiful dining rooms (3) to choose from . Such unique experiences in each of these parts of the House. It seemed we were all in our own little world enjoying an Italian dinner with friends or a romantic evening with our partner. We look forward to bringing friends and exploring the other parts of the home. Cheers , Paul & Jan
Always a pleasure to dine at Lupo, the waiter Matt was excellent, my spinach ravioli were very good and we had a nice bottle of Zenato Amarone that I strongly recommend
The food here was delicious and well presented, my partner and I were celebrating his new job and were well placed to have an intimate conversation.
Dinner a Lupo's is our 'date night' at the end of a few busy days in Vancouver a couple of times a year. The service is unobtrusive and impeccable. The food is consistently beautifully presented and delicious. It is a long narrow restaurant in a beautiful former house and when full can be noisy. We love being able to book on line.
Wonderful time great food great atmosphere
Great food !!!
First time trying Lupo and loved it!
House setting is lovely and it’s quiet so you can actually enjoy a dinner conversation.
Food was amazing and good wine list too.
Not a pretentious or stuffy atmosphere at all, very friendly, relaxed but attentive service.
Will definitely return.
The setting is lovely. We were delighted with the food and Mo was excellent, professional and very witty.
We has a wonderful meal however the table next to us should not have been servved more alcohol. They were loud rude and honestly wasted. They fell down the stairs inside the restaurant and outside the restaurant. It was special evening for my wife who just became a Canadian. I am surprised that sort of behavior would be allowed in a high end restaurant.
We always try and get here when we come to Vancouver! A heritage house turned restaurant, it has such a nice vibe when you are tired of the new wave slick restaurants (not that there isn’t room for Cactus Club types when you are in the mood!) Food has always been good. My first dish there ever was a sablefish that was so silky and sweet I couldn’t believe it! Servers have been top notch, and from what I gather, once they are hired, they stick around as long as they can, and seem genuinely happy to work there. We are red wine drinkers, and have never been steered wrong with their recommendations, and more impressive, the price point has not been a factor from what we have tried based on their reviews!
A great all round place when you want something fun, yet possibly romantic, but not snooty!
The quality of the food is ok but it is overpriced given there is nothing particularly unique about it.
Food, service and wine were amazing. Great meal!
Great food and wine. Great service.
I will definitely go back to Lupo next time I'm in Vancouver. Amazing food, great service and loved the ambiance.
The food was very subpar for how pricy it was. I came here on my anniversary with my girlfriend and we were pretty disappointed with the food. Everything else was okay.
Great food , friendly and efficient service.
Excellent food, facilities and service! We wanted to stay an extra day to go back for dinner. We had the rabbit and pasta.
Excellent Lamb and fois gras - Good wine list selection - Great attentive service
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!
Excellent meal and excellent service.
I stopped by for a pre-concert meal with my ten-year-old for her birthday. We had an early seating and a great table by the window in the front room on the main floor. I hadn't been here in at least fifteen years, and though it's now more modern a room than what I remember, it's retained its comfortable feel of eating in someone's home. I'd call it more comfort dining than fine dining, the only difference being the small details that can only be handled with a larger staff. My daughter and I both enjoyed our meals and the restaurant was able to simply accommodate a slightly smaller portion of a menu item for my girl which I far prefer to having to deal with crappy "kids menus" that are more common in North America. The waitress was well-equipped to describe the menu options and I'm positive could have rolled with all kinds of table ordering strategies and levels of snootiness. She was really great actually. Nice wine list. Loved the Lupo Negroni and the grappa selection too. The creme brule was a great end to the meal. Well done!
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.
Wonderful! Will go back again when in Vancouver!
Lovely old house, over 100 yrs old. Our server was new, had only been there a couple of days - but service did not reflect that. It was a lovely evening.
Fabulous meal...wonderful service. We will be back. Had a lively lovely table by the window.
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.
Just outstanding as usual
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.
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.
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!
This was a great choice for dinner before our downtown event.