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Tue, 4/24
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Lupo Restaurant & Vinoteca

4.6
1932 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Reservations Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 569-2535
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Julio Gonzalez Perini
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Private party facilities
seated private room for up to 30
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Private party contact
Michael Mameli: (604) 569-2535
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Robson & Smithe
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Parking details
Undergroung public parking available across from the restaurant. Street parking available.
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Public transit
Near Skytrain and bus routes
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 1932 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Always great food and service. Very consistent.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

My friend and I had an amazing time! We loved the staff and the food was phenomenal!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We can came for a birthdays and the food was exceptional. The service was great.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Just a must!!

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Servers were great but the fettuccine made both of us feel ill

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great service, food and wine advice.
Was noisy until an adjacent party left.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We were fortunate to dine on the main floor as a previous evening we were upstairs and it was very noisy. One hard surface bouncing off another hard surface. In every other aspect the restaurant is a gem.
Rick G

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Lupo never disappoints!
The food is reliably good here, with nicely crafted specials and great attention to detail.
Service is professional and friendly, and at Lupo they don't try and rush you out the door in two hours or less.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Every thing was top notch from the service to the food.
I would highly recommend it. We will be back

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Our first, and definitely not the last time we will visit Lupo. The staff is very knowledgeable of their menu offerings and wine pairings. Very attentive without being in our face.

The food was as promised - however, large portions. Quality is top notch.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Good service and food. Server was attentive. Close to arena

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

ok service - seems like we got ignored several times
pay parking on streets
good food
good ambiance /romantic/ special occasion
good food, really enjoyed most of the dishes
fine dining prices
if i had to choose 1 dish: black cod and creme brulee for dessert
would i go back? yes, for special occasion

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

One of Vancouver's best restaurant which just seems to improve with age. Lupo quietly goes about the business of serving superb food in an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere - so quietly I keep forgetting its there. After last week's meal their number is on speed dial. Rare is the occasion where I am compelled to mention the service (unless it is poor) but in this case I would be remiss NOT to. Our server, Melanie, was one of the best I've had - EVER. Melanie's knowledge of the menu, attentive but unobtrusive service, and absolutely engaging personality elevated a good meal to great. Melanie, we will be looking forward to seeing you next visit!!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The waitress served us was really nice and gave us really good recommendations. We sat a table near the window, The view outside was good. The food was tasty and enjoyable, especially the appetizer, ham with greens, The best for The night.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Incredible food and very attentive service. Food was brought to out table at just the right time so we could enjoy each course without feeling rushed but also without waiting. The atmosphere was romantic and special. The food was delicious, interesting yet not so unusual as to feel too foreign to the palate. A definite repeat!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Awesome food, great service, great price, will be back soon!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Always fabulous food, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. One of my favorite restaurants in Vancouver.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

First, let me say that my wife and I love incredible food and a carefully curated wine list, but we are forever won over by attentive, caring wait staff.

The food Friday evening was sublime.  We ordered the deconstructed goat cheese beet salad. Incredible.  Next we sampled the gnocchi al buffalo e pomodoro, which was quite good. Our secondi piatti, the grilled hanger steak and vitello marsala, were authentic and perfectly plated. Bravo! 

But something is a bit off at Lupo.
Why? The service was heavy handed, clunky, ununspired and, frankly, disappointing. Really? A 5* restaurant represented by wait staff who blindly memorize the menu options but cannot explain the chef's creative expressions when pressed for more detail? I would expect that kind of treatment at Tim Horton's but not at Lupo.

Let me assure you the food at Lupo was spectacular; however, the wait staff, not so much . 

We crave an interesting and exciting dining experience for our hard earned dollar. We don't need our expectations "phoned in", as my wife puts it, by a substandard waiter.  

Why do nice restaurants not spend the time to properly train professional waitstaff? Why did the gentleman who served us immediately turn away after asking how we liked our first bites, never waiting to hear a response?  I for one find this unacceptable when paying $40-$60 for an entree. The chef at Lupo deserves more. His creations were spectacular. It is disappointing to know that his front-of-house staff did not share the same attention to detail and excellence as the kitchen staff.  I think I will take my important clients elsewhere to be treated as a special, respected client. Lupo staff needs to up their game to match chef's great food. Anything less is unfair to Lupo's reputation.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Top notch all around. One of the best restaurants in Vancouver. Mo is a great server.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

It was one of the best experience I have ever had in Vancouver. The food was outstanding and the automasphetr was great. The only thing I did not like was the light,hope I can get a lighter place next time.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Lupo is fantastic. The food is inspired and delicious and the service is extraordinarily hospitable. This is a great upscale, yet informal and warm, Italian restaurant. Go.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We love Lupo and eat there often.
Love homey atmosphere of middle room. Service accommodating. Good great.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great service, our server was knowledgeable about the food and menu. She was attentive when needed and relaxed enough to leave us alone to enjoy our meal. Food was fabulous. Would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Excelente restaurante Italiano. Cocina elaborada, calidad de alimentos, ambiente muy tranquilo y agradable y servicio muy profesional.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

This is a consistent high quality restaurant that will never let you down.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Nice ..expensive for what you get
But nice

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Authentic Italian cuisine along with excellent service. We have eaten there several times and have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Solid food. Every item we ordered was great except the veal was too salty for me. Attentive service and great atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food there was simply amazing; the pasta was very fresh and flavours for everything we ordered. Definitely a bit of a hidden gem, but cannot recommend enough for special occasions!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Best Italian outside os Italy. Had the gnocchi, yum and the tiramisu- yum! VERY AUTHENTIC!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Everything was exceptional. I have dined at Lupo’s for many occasion and every time I single time I’ve dined in, it never disappoints. The only thing that I was not too happy with was with this last visit was with my drink, the waitress accidentally gave me the wrong drink, but fixed the order right away. Other than that, she was a great, nice, friendly and pleasant. I would definitely recommend Lupo.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Amazing in every way. One the best restaurants in Vancouver!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

-service was excellent
-best Margarita I've probably ever had, however the Server let us know that there is full-service bar so should be able to order typical cocktails; my friend wanted a Mojito but no mint :/
-Fresh-baked focaccia bread fell short for me. It tasted like Pizza Hut crust :/ Which I love, but did not expect them to taste the same! It was very bready and oily, and not enough of the toppings flavours.
-my friend and I shared the warm goat cheese salad and the Burrata. The Burrata was incredible. The goat cheese salad was very nice
-My friend ordered the duck confit special, she said it was amazing
-I ordered the Taglierini - It was delicious and very decent-sized portion
-We shared the Dulche de leche creme brulee, it was delicious

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The food was amazing and the manhattan’s were to die for!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Been on my list for a while to hit up and really enjoyed it. The food and flavours were really extremely well done. I had a seafood soup which was some of the best I’ve ever had.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Food is consistently delicious. Ambiance is lovely for quiet dinner, girls' night or date night. Service is always gracious and this time was no exception. I ordered a bottle of the house pinot grigio which upon opening & tasting, was just ok. Our server (sorry, I didn't get her name) suggested I try the Trebbiano, assuring me that it was no problem at all. She proceeded to open and pour a taster for me, whereupon I said much better. She asked if I was happy with it or would I like to try the Riesling? I told her this one was fine, that I didn't want her to open another bottle. She said no problem & got me a little bit of the Riesling to taste. Turns out I like the Trebbiano better. I was surprised & impressed by her single-minded determination to ensure I enjoyed whatever bottle of wine I ordered. Amazing customer service! Now, on to the meal. The burata and crostini (tonight's special) was deliciously creamy and the accompanying greens were nicely seasoned. The short rib ravioli was incredibly good. The fetuccini with black truffles (another special) was simply divine. The sablefish with soy orange marinade was perfectly executed. Panna cotta was just okay but the Dulce de leche cheesecake was the perfect finish to a wonderful meal.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

My husband and I took our 2.5 year old daughter here for dinner after the Whitecaps game. They were really nice. They put us in the back (which was good as you never know what your child will do) and the service was great. Our daughter enjoyed her pasta and we had a nice casual dinner. We normally have gone here for date nights (seated in the front lol) and this also is a great spot for this. I don’t think they normally have children come in but we would go back with her. Thanks!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This restaurant has the best Cesare salad I have ever had. Ever. I love the atmosphere. My main dish was veal cannelloni and I wouldn't order again. It came in a white cheese sauce and was tasty but too rich.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Cozy atmosphere, pretty small portions sizes. You need to order a lot of plates to get full.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

One of the best Italian restaurants in the city - everything from start to finish was excellent.

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