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Lupino Bistro and Bar

41 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
03 9639 0333
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Ranked #54 of 4,009 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 31, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Lupino brings together so many good features. It's just the right size for a humming atmosphere and to eat some great food without having to search for the waiters. If anything, the waiters were extremely attentive and keep us topped up and happy. The menu is brief, simple and the flavours are sharp and delicious. Perfect for a good Italian... More

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Torquay, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Food was as good as I had heard, went with the waiters recommendation and wasn't disappointed every course was memorable and loved the snapper the best; the whole experience was first class and really like the relaxed style

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Hobart, Australia
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209 reviews 209 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I went to Lupino on a strong recommendation but was a touch disappointed. It's much smaller than I thought and we were unlucky to have a large family with screaming children taking up most of the restaurant. Why are so many parents selfish today? they should realise that other people have a right to enjoy their lunch and remove the... More

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Australia
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Relaxed atmosphere, friendly and professional staff, prompt service. Simple, tasty, basic Italian, well done.

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Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Just love this great Italian place. Always consistent. Great food, great staff and a great vibe. We always have an enjoyable meal here. Do yourself a favor and visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Always try to get to Lupino when in Melbourne. Enjoyed a lovely lunch there recently. Friendly yet professional service. Food is delightful. Not overpriced.

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Launceston, Australia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Evening meal here before the theatre, booked a tavel and had an early seating. Plenty of time to then get to the theatre. Menu with plenty to choose from and when my "fish of the Day" that was whole snapper it was so fresh and delicious with a lovely light sauce that didn't overpower but complemented it. Service excellent and... More

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Greenlane
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Ate here with my husband last night. We had looked through the window early in the morning and had thought it looked a bit bleak and bare.....the transformation was AMAZING.....suddenly it had become a lively, very busy bistro. The menu was one which made choosing difficult as it all sounded so appealing! We weren't disappointed and the food was of... More

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Adelaide
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Came upon this restaurant as next to hotel we were staying. All the dishes were fantastic, loved them all. The cauliflower fritters were outstanding and the pizza was one of the best I have had. Service was fantastic with great atmosphere. Highly recommend

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Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went to Lupino on a Sunday evening in late May at the start of a business trip. The food was very good basic Italian, the service was good and it's not expensive. It's a nice warm feeling place to go and despite bing full when we visited the acoustics are good and you can easily talk across the table... More

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