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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

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (63)
Special Occasion (52)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
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Romantic (46)
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Fit for Foodies (32)
Authentic (28)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Notable Wine List (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Business Meals (14)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Casual (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Fun (6)
Seasonal (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Healthy (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

Food is always great, service top notch, great place to dine. Ran out of the two bottles of wine that we wanted, but I'm sure that is not a regular occurrence.

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·Dined 7 days ago

For such a great place with great food and service , the acoustics were very disturbing and uncomfortable to have a decent conversation. It was the ONLY drawback as far as we were concerned! Am looking forward to returning!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, People Watching, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food at Lupo is quite tasty but not the best. The rabbit for my tagliatelle was overcooked and somewhat dry. The ambiance of Lupo has always been constrained by its architecture and that hasn't changed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing service and phenomenal food! Love the atmosphere here.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Nice comfortable with pleasant and attentive service people. Our only objection is the excess salt added to the meet products

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 (México)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Everything item was exceptional and the service was better!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This is one of my favorite spots to have a classy wine and dine at. The servers have excellent knowledge about menu items and drinks and it always ends up being such a great night. I definitely recommend this place to all for a special date or even a great night out with friends/family. Third time here and it’s always consistent.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The menu items are so carefully made, with lots of care, that every dish is 100% worth its price!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fun, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Exceeded expectations! Excellent service. My boyfriend and I had a flight to catch and were running on a tight schedule. The restaurant accomdated our reservation early and expedited our orders with the kitchen. Fettucine with black truffle was amazing!!!

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Fantastic! We already can’t wait for the next time!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food at Lupo was fantastic! The ambiance is quaint, warm and inviting. We enjoyed a lovely bottle of wine from Italy, overlooking the street from our cozy table for two! Very romantic. While I loved my pasta dish, my husband raved about his dry aged rib-eye. Next time we are in Vancouver, we will definitely eat at Lupo.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always enjoy myself at Lupo. Great atmosphere , good energy . Only complaint was the noise at times it was difficult to hear our companions. It may have been the rugby game

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were visiting from Washington and had a wonderful date night here. I was thrilled to see a margarita which was superb and unexpected. Hope to be back again soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Came here for my wedding anniversary and had a lovely time. Our server was very friendly and attentive, the food was fantastic and the atmosphere was perfect for a cozy anniversary dinner. Would highly recommend to friends. Thanks for the great evening, Lupo!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Lovely meal with a window side seat allowed my partner and I to reconnect after a busy month. It was a great experience and we would come back.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great location and very good food! You feel like you are sitting in someones house for supper. Fantastic service that makes your decisions easy. Pasta is fresh and tasty...excellent features...will eat here again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Very disappointing dinner. Discovered this place a few years ago and loved the food. Last 2 times I've been this year, food was blend, extremely buttery and over priced for the extra small portion. Paid $34 for 4 pieces of prosuto and thyme caprese special was so insignificant you couldn't call it a salad. Small portion of cheese not tasty.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very tasty Italian food with great service. Perfect for a special occasion or date night. Expensive but worth the money- I have a pet peeve about over charging for sub-par food- this was not the case. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious- we are willing to pay more for a great meal. We don’t get to Vancouver often, but we will be back if ever in the area again.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The Best Italian food ever👍.... Amazing ambiance! Perfect place to spend quality time with friends and family!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Comfort Food, Spicy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food, lovely ambience, great service, but a little pricey for regular dining so we eat here only on special occasions.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Went for dinner before the Jesse Cook show at the Queen Elizabeth Theater. I had the Wild Salmon which was very tasty and also the Beet salad, also very good. Conveniently located, great service and food. Situated in an Heritage house, the small rooms are cozy and quiet and we had a window table that allowed us to watch a steady stream of activity. very pleased with the experience.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Beautiful restaurant, great service, and delicious food!

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Entire experience from walking in the front door, to service, food, and wine was nothing short of outstanding. A memorable evening was made thanks to Lupo.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Authentic Italian food in a great atmosphere. Excellent service. Love this place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Flavourful food, professional yet friendly service. Enjoyable meal that we shared family style.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Best food I have ever eaten. Words can’t describe how delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our dinner was superb. All though we were underdressed, having rushed from work, the staff made us feel like we were the most important guests of the evening. Friendly personable and doting staff, food was great. Definitely will go again soon

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We were looking for a nice restaurant near the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and came upon Lupo (we are out of towners but are very familiar with Vancouver). Because it’s so close by we decided to give it a try. We had a spectacular meal and we each had a lovely glass of wine, expertly recommended by our server to complement our menu choices. Loved the ambiance and will come back again when we have more time to linger.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food imaginative and very well presented with excellent attention to contrasting flavors. Service could have been better as one of the appetitizers ordered for the entire table was not served. Restaurant was a bit noisy but probably due to the full house and was not intolerable. Would enjoy seeing a broader selection of lower priced Italian wines of which there are many excellent ones available. One of my favorite restaurants in Vancouver.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent food in a cozy, elegant atmosphere w/ friendly yet professional service.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Low budget liquor for cocktails. Stuck in a corner staring at emergency exit. Very confined space. Cramped tables. Hard surfaces ricochet noise from everywhere. Food ok but no better than small Italian restaurant down the street at half the price with better atmosphere. Overall, very expensive and very average.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It was a bit busy so we did have to wait an extra 15 minutes even with our reservation. We found the service to be nothing too extraordinary but it was good. My experience this time around paled in comparison to my experience at Lupo 3 years ago, but the food was still very good and the pastas were amazing!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Perfect dining before a performance at the QE, Lupo puts on a wonderful show of their own. The fresh, seasonal food is beautifully presented, and staff are gracious and efficient. My husband and I shared sumptuous linguini with fresh truffles shaved at the table, then gorgeous melt-in-your-mouth sable fish with lovely local vegetables. Thank you to the owner, chef and staff!

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Was staying in town to attend a concert at Rogers Arena. Wasn't planning on spending a lot for dinner beforehand, however most of the mid-priced restaurants were booked up. I had been to Lupo for lunch and a dinner previously so, I thought why not. So we booked and got there right on time. Immediately taken to our reserved table. Lately we have been to a couple of higher end restaurants in Vancouver and have noticed the service a little lacking. I know Vancouver restaurants are having issues retaining good service staff. However at Lupo, this was not the case. The server was, spot on. She was attentive and personal without overdoing it. Wine list was good, the food was excellent. I had the beef short rib. Perfect! Seared outside, fall of the bone tender, with the right amount of accompaniments. Couldn't ask for more... but we did and dessert was great as well, plus they know how to make a smooth espresso! So... a pleasant and enjoyable experience all around.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Lupo came very highly recommended. It was our first experience and it was truly outstanding. The service was fabulous. Staff were very accomodating. We had lots to catch up on and our server was attentive but respected that we were in no hurry. We had the specials for appies and main course. Absolutely devine! The BC wine we chose was terrific as well. Lupo is a dining destination and a must do for anyone living in or visiting Vancouver.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 9, 2017

As an experienced restaurant goer, I really appreciate the right combination of great service, excellent cuisine and wonderful setting. We found this combination at Lupo. Thank You!

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Food was great. Service was ok, felt like me and my friends were gently nudged out of the restaurant by the staff.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We went there for our 10 years wedding anniversary and it was the perfect place to be for a special occasion like that. The waiter was very nice, professional and helpful. She took care of us in a pleasant way. The food was very good. The burrata was really tasty and fresh, the tagliolini with mushrooms were amazing and the scaloppine with prosciutto perfectly cooked and tasty. Nobody push us to pay and we stay there as long as we like. For one night I forgot I wasn’t in Italy.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Best meal I've ever had. Excellent service and a good setting.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

I have heard about Lupo for some time now and finally got around to trying it and I guess I must have built it up in my head but it was really not all that great. I ordered the lobster and the peas in the risotto were hard and the lobster just tasted bland. I did also order the cheesecake and that was delicious. Service was very good though I ran a bit late for our reservation and they sat us right away no waiting was required.

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