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Lupino Bistro and Bar

#140 of 2,909 Restaurants in Melbourne
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41 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9639 0333
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Authentic food!

The food was amazing, gnocchi melts in the mouth, Service also excellent, definetly worth a visit! Great modern space, also ideal for functions.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Melb VIC
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  • English first
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English first
Melb VIC
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The food was amazing, gnocchi melts in the mouth, Service also excellent, definetly worth a visit! Great modern space, also ideal for functions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The first time I visited this restaurant for my birthday. My partner and I had a main meal each which was absolutely stunning! One of the best meals we have had in melbourne. And also shared a bottle of wine, which was also beautiful. The whole thing came to $110 which is amazing value for money considering the service and... More 

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Melbourne
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten at this restaurant on a few occasions and have always thought it was good Italian food with good service. On this Occassion it was anything but that. The food was tasteless, service very slow, we didn't even get bread and butter plates to eat our bread off. I have taken people from interstate here and recommended to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Our recent lunch at Lupino was very enjoyable, with the perfect combination of fantastic food combined with fantastic service. The service starts with some superb free bread while perusing the starters menu. My wife and I decided to share three starters as they were advertised at quite modest prices. Big mistake! They were all very sizeable indeed, and of course... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I had the linguine, the serve was very large, however it was all pasta with very few prawns. The flavour was ok, however I would not order it again... Service was good.

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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Italian in my favorite cuisine and Lupino rates as one of the best I've had in quite a while. Very simple, authentic Italian food in a non-stuffy atmosphere. Dishes were prepared perfectly, much like what you'd get in Tuscany. Pastas were hand made and vegetables were fresh and al dente. Wine list was extensive and not too overpriced. Service was... More 

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Sydney
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We were at Lupino last night with friends for dinner and had an early booking. The waiter was in a rush serving us. The entrées arrived and not long after we had the waiter coming to take our plates, mine had food on it and he decided to take it away, I told him I was still eating and the... More 

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Taree, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Extremely disappointed with the service from the waitress understandably we can all have a bad day, the service was also negatively commented on by other patrons. Food was nice but not great . The restaurant lacked that welcoming charm which was a shame.

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Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Good food and busy place. quite noisy due to the crowd and an open kitchen, Good menu with nice specials dishes presented by the waiter.

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Perth, Australia
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Love, love this restaurant. Visit it every time I'm in Melbourne. Great home cooked Italian food, great value and friendly service. Amazing pasta! I would highly recommend this place!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9639 0333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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