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Reviewed 15 May 2021 via mobile

Just had dinner there Was recommended Didn’t let us down Great food Great service Everyone working hard Great to see in this post Covid environment when staff are scarce Keep doing what you doing Diners will be happy Results will come Thanks guys !!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 25 April 2021

this place is always great, i was here for a birthday dinner and the food and service were excellent.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 10 April 2021 via mobile

Delicious food, great atmosphere, friendly staff. Highly recommend this restaurant. Close to our hotel and easy to book. Really is a delicious offering.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 22 March 2021

The most authentic Italian food you will find in Melbourne. Simply a must visit we had such a wonderful night.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 21 March 2021

Whilst service was slow the overall experience was lovely. Nice place great food. Enjoying a quail, gnocchi with duck, vitello tonnato, and frittoli. Strangely no drinks where offered on arrival and whilst a quiet Sunday food order wasn't taken for 20 minutes. That aside everything...went well and,waitress was niceMore

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 8 March 2021 via mobile

This place was recommended by a friend and it didn’t fail to deliver.First of all we could only get a early sitting which suited us. We got there before opening the owner saw that we were waiting and invited us in early. The staff were...all very friendly and prompt with their service. Now the menu is not large but what they do have was some of the best Italian food I have had for a long time and the wine list had a very good selection of wine that I am sure you would find something to please you. From entrees to dessert we enjoyed the night. Thank you for making it a great eveningMore

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 21 December 2020 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed dinner at this little piece of Italy in Melbourne. Service excellent, menu excellent, atmosphere excellent, food excellent. I had mentioned when booking it was my partners 70th birthday and the beautiful Tiramasu dessert came out with a candle!! Highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 13 December 2020

This was our second Sunday lunch visit in a matter of a couple of weeks (4 people). The wait staff on both occasions were very attentive without being invasive or made to feel rushed. The food was innovative, cooked and presented well. On both occasions...we had a selection of the regular menu and specials, all good & decent serves. The management were also working the floor seamlessly with wait staff. It was a pleasure to witness. All in all, on both occasions, it made for a very relaxed enjoyable day out. This is a credit to management and the environment they create. I could lunch there every week. Keep up the good work!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 19 July 2020 via mobile

We went here for dinner in January and were positively surprised by the service. Attentive staff that knows their menu with perfect timing. Something that seems to have gone out of fashion and hence made this visit so enjoyable. In addition, the quality and presentation...of the dishes was at high standard and not exorbitant cost. What more can you ask for? Will definitely return when next in Melbourne.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 23 March 2020 via mobile

We were feeling like Italian during the Cancelled Grand Prix weekend, so we popped into this joint. The restaurant was quite busy but the host managed to squeeze us in. The atmosphere was vibrant the food was great. Good food, delicious flavours. Good service and...above average prices.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Response from WiseWombat-1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes Lupino does have gluten free options. It was not something we required, and the regular menu is not vast, so their may be only one or two items that would fit the bill, or that could be adapted, but staff are always... More
1 May 2016|
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Response from 775darrenh | Reviewed this property |
It is a licensed venue.
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Lupino Bistro and Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5