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“Not your Mom and Pop, red-sauce Italian” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lupo

Lupo
247 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
302.226.2240
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Ranked #60 of 237 Restaurants in Rehoboth Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $32
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout
Description: As Matt's first Italian concept, Lupo di Mare offers a fresh perspective on Italian cuisine incorporating local produce and freshly-caught seafood into creative Mediterranean dishes. From tastes like hand-pulled mozzarella and braised pork bolognese, to char-grilled octopus and sea bass with butternut squash risotto, our menu diverges from typical Italian fare while capturing traditional flavors. Vintage European films unfold on-screen in our comfortably intimate dining room, clad in simplistic, Italian-inspired decor. An unassuming staff will guide you through our comprehensive wine collection and unique cocktail list to ensure an exceptional experience. Located in elegant Hotel Rehoboth in downtown Rehoboth Beach, Lupo di Mare is just steps from boutique shopping and minutes from the boardwalk. Stop in and see why the locals rave about Lupo di Mare.
Arlington, Virginia, United States
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Not your Mom and Pop, red-sauce Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

This is a restaurant we wish we had tried sooner. The ambience is simple and surprisingly elegant but is still comfortable for the beach set. Their service is good and unexpectedly proper in a way would be fitting to a favored, city restaurant. What makes this such a good eatery is the menu. Their menu includes choices similar to those we've seen in italy along the coast, but more of them. Very well executed and interesting dishes made with fresh, local ingredients. This is a great place to go for a special evening, or that night you want to dress up just a little instead of chowing down in a shorts and flip flops.

Visited August 2012
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SoDelConceptsManager, Manager at Lupo, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Hi, Stefanie - thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review for us. Your encounter at Lupo is exactly what we wish for all of our customers. We will hope to see you again soon!
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English first
DC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Pefect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We stayed at the Hotel Rehoboth upstairs - which we loved - and let me just say this is the perfect restaurant to compliment it. We actually dined here for our son's 3rd bday and he loved it too. No Chuck E Cheese's for him! Every bread, pasta, sauce, fish and cheese we tried was amazing. They do it right!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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106 reviews 106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Favorite Italian restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

The best Italian restaurant in Rehoboth Beach. Me and friends go at least twice a month. they take no reservations but we always get seated quickly. The sea bass and the steak is a consistent knock out.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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SoDelConceptsManager, Manager at Lupo, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
We appreciate you taking the time to write a great review - it is always good to hear from a local, and a repeat customer! We will look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks again.
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Washington, DC
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great Find!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Food & wine/cocktails all very good. Nice decor. Suggest purchase of better quality silverware & water glasses. This level of restaurant & price point warrants glass water goblets/glasses (not scruffy plastic) and nice silverware (not scruffy, thin knives, forks & spoons that look like second-hand, low end cafeteria style cutlery. In fact, the silverware given to dine-in customers at the Starbucks across the street was of much better quality.

Visited October 2012
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Consistent, High Quality, Excellent Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

On my most recent trip to Lupo, I stopped in on Pasta Night. It had been months, maybe even a year, since I had dined with them. To my surprise, there was a lobster dish under the Pasta section. I've included a photo of the plate...it was delicious! Many thanks to Phil for his skill and generosity. Looking forward to a return trip!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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