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Lupino Bistro and Bar

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
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41 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9639 0333
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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woodchurch
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having discounted this place on another day, we walked past it again tonight, this time we stepped inside and enquired as to what was on offer. Great Italian food, really nice local wine and good service, what's not to like. Not cheap, but then in this life, what is... Would recommend and would visit again if in Melbourne.

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit to Lupino for lunch this week was very enjoyable to say the least. A group of three we tried four or five entrees and found them all very good.The Cauliflower was probably the standout along with the croquettes but all were well received. One of our group decided to go for the meat and fig pizza which he... More 

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Thank John P
Adelaide, Australia
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a gem, busy vibrant place, simple menu, lovely Italian food. Started off with pizza and arancini balls, great, I had the crab pasta, amazing my husband veal snitzel, and our son gnocchi wonderful food. To finish off best coffee I have had in Melbourne,mark this one in your diary

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Thank Gina S
Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Visited Lupino while holidaying in Melbourne. Excellent and friendly service throughout. The waiter was attentive without being intrusive. The meal was beautiful as was the wine - a Tuscan Sangiovese. Great atmosphere and everyone seemed to enjoying themselves.

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Thank Rod M
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Came here for a work xmas function. The place was fully patronised last night. We ordered some entrees to start. These were the cauliflower fritters, arancini balls, antipasti. All were very good but the cauliflower exceptionally tasty. It was was crunchy and retained a nice firm texture. Among the mains we ordered the veal and amaretto agnolotti, veal scalloppini and... More 

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Decline
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Just off the pace (streetwise), with good décor, service, food and loos. Nothing was over the top or twanky. A thoroughly pleasant experience all round. Probably difficult to drive to and park. Plenty of public transport nearby. A good city eatery.

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Mildura, Australia
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101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Two couples for 6 pm dinner the service is excellent to say the least. Very attentive and there to top up water and wine glasses we shared two entree the meat and fish raw sliced very thin and nice flavours. Then pastas and I had the roast pork which was delicious. We all enjoyed our meals and service. I recommend... More 

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Thank Kezzasboy
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I wanted a quick snack and a glass of wine. Both were excellent, and I would go back. I couldn't see the name of the bar outside, but the face of a wolf above the door gave me a clue.

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Kitchener, Canada
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325 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We walked by this place a number of times without recognizing it. I am so glad we decided to investigate it. The decor was very pleasant and warm. The staff were friendly, efficient and attentive. As we did not have reservations we sat at the bar overlooking the activities of the chefs. The senior chef (owner?) took the time to... More 

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Thank Brian S
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I have been twice to lupino had to go back after the first time to see if it would backup to the expectations i had from the first visit and it did indeed simple menu with a few daily specials good tasting food freindly atmosphere with good staff . I highly recommend lupino for a romantic dinner or a group... 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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: 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
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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