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About 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.

869 Hamilton Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2R7
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Reservations Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Between Robson & Smithe

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 569-2535

Website:
http://www.luporestaurant.ca/

Parking Details:
Undergroung public parking available across from the restaurant. Street parking available.

Public Transit:
Near Skytrain and bus routes

Executive Chef:
Julio Gonzalez Perini

Private Party Facilities:
seated private room for up to 30

Private Party Contact:
Michael Mameli: (604) 569-2535

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Lupo Restaurant & Vinoteca Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (68)
Special Occasion (61)
Romantic (58)
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Good for Anniversaries (56)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Cozy (37)
Authentic (34)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Notable Wine List (26)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Worth the Drive (19)
Business Meals (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Fun (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Casual (7)
Healthy (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined a day ago

Parm soufflé was outstanding. Christina was great.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

Staff accommodated us as we arrived early. They made us feel welcomed and relaxed. We loved the place all cozy and warm. Our food was perfect and paired with a smooth red wine. We will definitely return and will share our experience with our friends!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic food!!! Expensive, but you get what you pay for most times. We went there because it was rated as one of Vancouver’s most romantic restaurants, but I would say that’s not how we felt. There was track lighting everywhere, quite bright. Dimming would have helped, but then maybe servers couldn’t see. It was way too bright to be romantic. No visible fireplace from where we sat. Great food as I said, but if you are looking for romantic, not good for that in my opinion.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great restaurant! Our server July took care of us last year as well and we were back here for our anniversary. The service here is on point.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

This was our first visit to Lupo, but it will not be our last. Fantastic service, friendly, and knowledgeable The food was amazing, and presented well. Good selection for Gluten Free

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined 3 days ago

We had an absolutely great dinner at Lupo. We are from out of town and were not familiar with the restaurant when we decided to go. The restaurant is set in a beautiful restored house and the service is exceptional. I had the romaine salad and the Nero pasta with lobster and shrimp. We would definitely return to this gem.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

My very close friends were able to take my reservation and they really enjoyed their experience

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

First time here....Great food, service and ambiance!
We’ll be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

Our 3rd visit - with Lupo hitting it out of the park three times in a row!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 12, 2018

I came here for everyday dining with a friend. I love the setting and quiet atmosphere of this restaurant. The freshly baked focaccia was amazing. The rack of lamb was also very tender and juicy. The special black truffle fettuccine of the night however was more greasy than tasty...

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food is simply delicious. We will definitely come back very soon!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We chose this restaurant because it's a 2-block walk from the QE Theatre, and it's Italian after all :). It's in a renovated heritage home, and the ambience was quiet and welcoming - we sat on the second floor in the front. There are good options for gluten-free people and the kitchen seems flexible. For example, they have a great gluten free pasta you can substitute for $4 - it's well worth it because the GF pasta has the taste and feel of being home-made - maybe it is? Try the wild mushroom taglieri. The bufala salad was gorgeous and tasty and the creme brulee was a wonderful finish. My partner told me the caesar salad was the "best he had ever had" and this man knows what he is talking about! Go there soon, or at least go there before or after a show at the QE - you will not be disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Lovely ambiance and we especially liked the two salads we ordered. Service was friendly and prompt. Pasta was fresh and delicious. Dessert was a bit disappointing but the coffee was nice.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We went for dinner to celebrate Valentines Day early. Although surrounded by skyscrapers, the restaurant is in a 2-story home. The staff was great, very knowledgeable. I had the veal, and I guess my wife did too, because it sure felt like she kept asking me for more! She had the lamb shank, which I also thought was amazing, but the veal stole the show. Tiramisu for dessert was the perfect ending. We will definitely return if we come back to Vancouver.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Located only two blocks from the QE, making it a perfect spot for dinner before the show..

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 6, 2018

A wonderful dining experience. Service is amazing. It is expensive, but worth the splurge for special occasions.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The food was excellent the waiter attentive

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Anniversary

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Pre-theater dinner

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Incredible food and great service. A cozy, warm room that is elegant yet comfortable.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Absolutely the most amazing food I've ever had! Wine and prosecco was delicious! Our server was incredible and friendly! Worth every dollar spent. I will be going back for sure!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Birthday dinner for me—with my wife, son and cousin. Service and cuisine were superior. This restaurant has been great for many years, and it is better now than ever. Most notable this time was the excellence of the staff who made certain all was superb for us....and, the quality of the salmon and veal osso buco entrees was the very highest.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 31, 2018

My friend and I came after work, there was no parking around so we had to walk over in the pouring rain. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the host and he offered to take our coats. He looked like he’s disgusted when he had to hold our wet coats...and when I told him my friend’s scarf was on the floor as he was sorting the coats out, he just said ‘oh, sorry’ and nope he didn’t sound sorry at all. They were discussing quietly on which table they should put us..and the way they did it was really weird imo.

The food was decent for its price. Foie gras was nice. Lamb rack was exactly medium rare. The duck was a little dry but still flavourful. But I couldn’t really enjoy the food because of the service was not so great. I‘ve never written negative comments about a restaurant before. But they really made me feel uncomfortable. Yes, Lupo was busy, but they rarely checked on us. We did not get our water refilled..not even once.

I’m just really disappointed especially when I read their online comments and they are like ‘Lupo has great & attentive service’..and comparing it to the service we received? Gasp.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

First time in Vancouver and this place tied the trip with a bow.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Had one of the best meals here in Vancouver. Excellent service and great wine selection. Looking forward to trying everything in their menu! Thank you for an unforgettable meal! Kudos to the chef and staff!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Charming old house turned into a restaurant. Warm and inviting on a cold, rainy night, the food was amazing, wines were wonderful and the service outstanding. A true gem in Vancouver!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We really like the truffle pasta, and the wild salmon. And I really recommend the Tiramisu. It’s not that sweet and tasty so good!!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Neither of us had been to Lupo before so we thought we would try it. Service was excellent, really appreciated our server. The food was very good. The only minor complaint was the line up for the washroom! Old house - old plumbing.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I myself am a chef by trade making me quite difficult to please when dining out ha!
This occasion however, did not disappoint. Great room, great service, amazing food. Everything you could want in a dining experience. Highly recommended!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The service was very attentive and friendly. Great ambience - loved all the smaller spaces, helped it feel intimate. The food was disappointing for the price; I was hoping for a surprise combination and something to really tickle my tastebuds and to be honest it was a bit bland and unimaginative. We both felt it wasn't fine dining and whilst perfectly edible wasn't worth the fine dining price tag.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

consistent in its food quality; congenial staff, and an all-round great place to enjoy a dinner outing with family and friends.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Authentic, Business Meals, Romantic
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We were looking forward to dinner at Lupo, as we have eaten there many times but were disappointed with the experience this time. The Osso buco was dry & on the stringy side and the sauce lacked depth. My dining partner had the tenderloin which was tender, but lacked flavour. The service was fine, everything was served timely & the staff was polite. However, it was my husband’s birthday and there was no acknowledgement of the occasion.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Amazing food, great wine list. Impeccable service. Only small complaint was we found it too bright. A simple dimming of the lights would have created a much better ambiance . Room did not have much of a romantic feel as I thought it would.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I enjoyed my recent meal at Lupo. The setting was quaint yet contemporary, set in a heritage house with a modern interior updates, the food was tasty and service was pleasant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 16, 2018

We came to celebrate our anniversary and let me say, we were not disappointed at all! We were seated at the window overlooking Robson street and thus, were away from the main dining area. Our server Christina, was very gracious and knowledgeable when we asked for recommendations as it was our first time. She steered us down the right path as we thoroughly enjoyed our beautifully prepared dinner. We will definitely return for our next special occasion meal.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Lupo is a local gem with fantastic quality food, a great atmosphere and a wonderful team serving you. Would recommend for any occasion and it is one of our regular Vancouver haunts when we travel into the city.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

A slightly off night--usually excellent pastas but a bit of a disappointment on this visit. (Pasta chef was apparently on holidays.) Best was the fettucine with black truffles. Meat/fish courses were well prepared and beautifully presented. Classic Italian fare. Very good wine list with a large selection of Italian wines. Excellent service. Beautiful room, but a bit loud.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Tiramisu is a must have! Save your space for dessert!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Second time here and it was just as memorable as the first visit. Excellent service and delicious food. Ribeye steak was delicious and the clams and shrimp were cooked perfectly in my Spouse’s main. Will be back soon!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We had a lovely dinner and were glad we chose Lupo for a quiet time together.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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