My husband and I went to Vancouver for an overnight stay to reconnect and get away from it all. We stayed at the Westin Grand on Robson St, and Lupo was within walking distance. We wanted a nicer restaurant that wasn't 'fast foodish' like what we have in the Fraser Valley where we live, but we didn't want to walk out paying 200 + either. My husband used to work as a Chef downtown, and we are a bit pickier than most people and take the time to pick where we are eating when it's for a special night out.
We went on a Monday night, and didn't have reservations. We walked in at 8pm (we worked in the day and drove down after, so it's later than we normally eat) . There was a beautiful chandelier upon entrance, dimmer lighting, and we found ourselves in a vintage home , that's been turned into a restaurant. Lupo is Italian, and upon seating we were asked our water preferences... I ordered a glass of Pinot Grigio and my husband just stuck with water. I had the feature of the evening, which was a Caprese salad, and I had a mushroom and chicken stuffed ravioli. My husband had a Lobster soup and a braised Lamb Shank for the main. The food, was, impeccable. My caprese salad had the largest ball of fresh boccocini -type cheese on it. It was so fresh that it was unlike anything I've eaten, (even in other upscale italian rest. in vancouver). It wasn't made in house, and I regret not asking them where they got it from. My ravioli was perfectly cooked, and the perfect amount of sauce, to pasta ratio. We didn't have dessert, as we had other arrangments, and we left feeling completely satisfied and spent $105 (without tip).
The ambiance definitly made the evening for us, as well as of course, the food.
The dim lighting, the soft speaking, the layout of the dining area and the PERFECT music :) tied everything together and complimented our evening superbly. My husband and I needed to reconnect and get away and we felt in this restaurant like we were the only two people there, even though there was a table two armlengths away with two people sitting at it and a table behind us.
We will definitly be back, and will be recommending this place to all our friends and family. Our experience was unique in the actual look and feel of your restaurant and the food was beyond our expecations. Thank you Lupo for creating an experience my husband and I will remember and cherish for a long time :)
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