Bar Lupo is a neighborhood Italian pub in River North's booming Gallery District. Join us for strong drinks, great music, red sauce favourites and regional Italian classics. We offer private events + catering for groups sized 2-250.View Private Dining Details
FREE ROSE FOR MOM! Join us for a classic brunch menu along with all your neighborhood Italian favorites all day. Mom gets a free glass of still or bubbly rose and we have a variety of bottomless wine packages to pair with your meal.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Authentic Italian food, and delicious. Friendly and helpful staff. We
ll run. Great tasting appetizers. Have the minestrone soup. Not hurried. Worth the trip and the cost, but not expensive. I'd return.
Best place ever! Love this place for wine deals and a fun atmosphere. great service
Went to Bar Lupo to celebrate a birthday and they took very good care of our large party! We had 13 people and they were able to split checks accordingly as well which was very nice. Our server was great and everything was done in a timely fashion. The food was also delicious!
The breakfast sandwich (as a skillet) is amazing! Unique and delicious. Not a lot of other patrons but with good food and a good bottomless option I feel like more people will start coming soon.
Perfect! Such a hidden gem!
Our waitress was super easy-going and polite. She gave great recommendations too. Nothing better than a place that gets it. Didn’t overwhelm us with the menu. Servers remain attentive but not overly attentive. Noise level was perfect. I really love everything about this place. Well done Lupo!
awesome all the way around. consistently great service, food and ambience. been for dinner many times and weekend brunch is also really good. great spot in summer.
The food and champagne were excellent, the decor amazing and our server was THE BEST! We loved her so much we had her join us in our group photo! It was a 50th birthday and they went over and above to make her feel special! Loved it! Thanks!
the service at this place is just terrible and the food, given the price, isn't much better. there are too many good italian places in chicago for this place to be in business much longer.
I don’t know if they were understaffed or what happened but it took an hour to get just a drink and an appetizer and 2 hours to get our food. Our waiter was never really around and we only got service when we spoke with the hostess about how long we had been waiting. Multiple tables were having the same issue. We were testing out the restaurant to see if we wanted to go there for a larger group outing but we will definitely not be back
I initially really liked this place for its many virtues- housemate pasta, affordable Italian wines, vegan friendly options and a very large space that’s close to home. I later decided to host a special event in their private room and held multiple meetings with the staff to fine tune the details to insure a perfect event. About 80% of the agreement was executed to the level of our agreement. The event started off fine but within a half hour, it was clear that the staffing was falling short. We did not have a dedicated wait staff and their was no continuity between them. The long and short of it, the service is lacking. As much as I like the individuals working there, they could greatly benefit from hiring ancillary staff to bus tables, serve water. This restaurant tends to overwhelm itself by scheduling special events and then can barely keep up with the demands. I would love for this place to thrive but at present, they cannot compare with the number of power houses in Chicago that consistently show great attention to service and are overall better managed.
Finally the pasta is consistently way too al dente. Nearly inedible.
Simply fabulous. Food was exceptional! Staff were all attentive. Overall vibe was cool - nice blend of age groups and attire. Felt very comfortable and had a fantastic time!
Spent Valentines Day here right before closing time. Very nice place to impress date, not too flashy but has a good vibe.
Good place for a group or a date. Interesting cocktails and light snacks for an "Italian Pub".
Would be nice to add a few more "small plates" like Octopus or other Italian Appetizers / Tapas.
Can be a bit noisy if you're a couple near a big group. Great service...very nice people who took care of us.
Really like the couches & chairs in the lounge are...nice and more quiet for drinks & talk with a date.
Staff was friendly but get ready for an expensive meal for very little food. With that said, the stuffed crispy meatballs were amazing.
4 of the 8 people in my party ordered the Tagliolini. Sadly, all 4 did not like it. Zero flavor.
Love the atmosphere and decor as you walk in.Small selection but interesting menu offerings.Many fun options for seating,not just standard tables.Friendly attractive staff.Loved Ricotta toast,our Kale salad had only trace kalamata olives,Our server suggested a decadent chocolate type pudding that tastes like Milk Duds...definitely get that!
Food was relatively good ... both toasts (avocado and ricotta) were worthies it! We also enjoyed abbottom-less mimosa for $17, which is really convenient!
Food was Phenominal! Meatballs with the perfect crunch and melted cheese in the middle! Great staff with Conner and Sevannah and the music hit the spot. A MUST TRY!
Food was just OK, we won't be back with so many other choices in Chicago. One dish was much too spicy and it was not authentic to the Italian version or mentioned in the Menu description.
Emphasis here is on drinking.
Seated 30 minutes after reservation time. Host kept us updated which was nice, but it was pretty late.
Food was fine, service was fine.
The biggest problem was how loud it was. Could barely hear each other over the noise from other tables. Was bad enough to skip dessert portion of our restaurant week pre-fixe.
Also we weren’t seated at a proper table, our high top chairs didn’t have backs so it was hard to actually relax while straining to have a conversation.
Great food. Nice servers
Great ambiance and vibrance and great food, service could have been better but I guess they were short on servers
Food was very good, but expensive for the portions and the service was very slow.
Excellent Italian meal!! Server was awesome and offered up great recommendations! Highly recommend!
The staff was very warm & welcoming. Loved the ambiance. Easy parking right out front. So wonderful, We closed the place! We shall return!
Great vibe, great food, just poor service. Hire a few more servers and this place would be excellent all the way around. Still go enjoy, but expect to wait to get another round of drinks.
I would consider this place more a bar than a restaurant. I took my family here because it was on the list of participating restaurants for Chicago Restaurant Week. We felt out of place. Mostly young crowd. Not much seating and majority of seating are bar stools. Service was extremely slow and made us question whether or not they were trying to be more of a bar than a restaurant. We wondered if they had a small kitchen because food took forever and menu is extremely limited. Once we did get the food it was very good.
Server, service, and food are exceptional! Drinks and food was brought out in a reasonable amount of time.
Love Bar Lupo! Been a number of times and it's wonderful every visit. Good food, good people, good vibe.
Great food , very friendly staff and manager on duty. We had early dinner in New Year’s Eve a la carte, same prices, no ticket required, relaxing. Decoration and furniture are super cool. My favorite dishes were the ricotta toast and chicken parm. Authentic italian in Chicago.
Birthday party was an amazing time brought out a champagne lemon Chello bowl with candles
Service, food and ambiance were perfect. I wish I could remember our server / the MOD's name to give them credit. Great place.
Waiter who appeared to be as high as a kite. Food was served so fast, that the entire meal including appertizers was comlete in less than an hour.
Food was decent but not spectacular and now I know why one could get a reservation at the last minute on Open Table.
Very good - nice, fun atmosphere
Everyone told me not to go because of the horrible service but I went anyways because the menu looked amazing. Of course, I learned myself, that the service was so appalling that I would never step foot back in this restaurant again.
Ricotta toast, tagliatelli, Kale Salad and roast chicken all great. Server Amy and Manager Derek also very nice.
The atmosphere was incredible and I loved the lights they had strung up, but they were out of the bottle of wine we had chosen from a very small list, then two of the menu items we wanted (the squash and the broccoli), on top of being completely dead. It made us wonder if they were closing down.
Spectacular food, and not regular bar food. Upper scale food selection, that was plated very well. Service was spectacular, very friendly and was knowledgeable about the menu selection as well as drinks. I would highly recommend going to Bar Lupo!
Perfect balance of great food, service, and design. House-made ricotta was savory and delicious. We were there for lunch - my date had the mortadella egg sandwich in skillet format. I had what would sound dull - eggs, bacon, and potatoes - but everything was so carefully done that it was truly exceptional. Also had the cheese and pastry plate - perfect combination. Loved having a late-morning reservation, so we beat the brunch crowd (started getting busier by 1 p.m.)