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Lupino Bistro and Bar

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Central Business District
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41 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9639 0333
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Singapore, Singapore
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2016

Started going here about a year ago and have been here at least a dozen times since then. Each time just keeps getting better. The food is second to none - the wine list is good and the overall atmosphere/experience it unbeatable. whether you are going with business colleagues, friends or a romantic date, its a great place. While their... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is a really nice small, with a comfortable/cossy feel about it. The food is excellent & the staff are very friendly & efficient.

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bendigo
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2016

My daughter Kylie shouted me dinner at Lupinos for my 60th which was in august. Richard and his staff (especially the female waitress) were very friendly. I had prawn linguine which was scrumptious, chocolate pudding and coconut ice cream (it was delish as well) certainly didn't leave hungry. Thanks heaps again Richard. We come again next time Kylie will be... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2016

A favourite business lunch and dinner spot for quality pasta and European meals. The restaurant is classy with an open kitchen area where you can view how much care the chefs display in preparing the meals.

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Thank sirvangealot
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319 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Flew into Melbourne, checked into our hotel and after a long day we wanted something delicious for dinner. We were delighted to find Lupino just a few doors down Little Collins St. It was busy and they were in the middle of dinner service. The barman greeted us warmly and we sat at the bar with a drink to wait... More 

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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Relative and I dined there Sunday night - the food and service were once again very good. Waitress was very attentive and actually knew the menu without having to "go and find out". as is the case with many venues I have been to recently. My steak was cooked to perfection as was the duck dish my relative chose. We... More 

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Melbourne
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is a regular lunching spot for the business crowd and it is not difficult to see why. Pasta is exceptional and cooked to perfection. Sauces and toppings are always delicious and in beautiful proportion, great wine list (although no bargains!) and helpful, friendly staff.

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Thank Awesome_MacAwesome
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 12, 2016

You have to experience the delightful sensation of the first mouth full of light fresh pasta as often as possible. This small and active bistro is a terrific lunch place, well served food, with an excellent wine selection. A tad bustling and noisy, but that is modern busy cuisine. The other menu items looked just as good as the pasta.

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Thank Geoffrey C
Adelaide, Australia
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148 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2016

We travelled from Halls Gap to watch the football at the MCG on a Sunday, parked at a carpark on Little Collins Street, directly across from Lupino and booked in for dinner after the game, which was only a 15 minute walk away. My son had raved about the food here from two previous visits and while I found it... More 

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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Arriving from Sydney for a weekend in Melbourne could not have started off better after dinner at Lupino. A warm welcome by the owner seated us at a table adjacent to the kitchen. The friendly staff assisted with menu recommendations and the food was outstanding. The theatre of the kitchen, restaurant buzz and happy diners created a perfect atmosphere for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9639 0333

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
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