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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FD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food4service4ambience1

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.

T
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cozy location with excellent pastas. The specials are very unique (and equally tasty)! Would certainly come again.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing as it always is!

TS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would recommend having a tasting menu or share few small plates.

BD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good at Lupo. White truffle pasta is brilliant. Desserts are one of the best in Greater Vancouver Area.

e
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

DC
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

L
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

R
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CW
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

SC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

JO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time great food great atmosphere

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food !!!

G
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

C
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The setting is lovely. We were delighted with the food and Mo was excellent, professional and very witty.

TK
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience1

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.

K
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

T
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The quality of the food is ok but it is overpriced given there is nothing particularly unique about it.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, service and wine were amazing. Great meal!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine. Great service.

PS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will definitely go back to Lupo next time I'm in Vancouver. Amazing food, great service and loved the ambiance.

GC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

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.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food , friendly and efficient service.

M
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, facilities and service! We wanted to stay an extra day to go back for dinner. We had the rabbit and pasta.

S
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent Lamb and fois gras - Good wine list selection - Great attentive service

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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!

M
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and excellent service.

S
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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!

AC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Will go back again when in Vancouver!

PR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

LC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful!

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RJ
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just outstanding as usual

T
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
112 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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