Yaletown’s Lupo Restaurant is now a proud member supporter of Scout. We will be publishing their news on our front page and hosting a page for them in our list of recommended restaurants to check out. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for their support of our little website. Click ahead to read on or jump directly to their Scout page here… Read more
I went by the old Villa del Lupo location at 869 Hamilton tonight (by new I meant old) to have a peek at its newest incarnation, simply dubbed “Lupo”. The restaurant, which is currently enjoying its soft opening, brings three “Villa” alumni back together: Julio Gonzalez-Perini (owner/chef), Takeo Hiroi (chef de cuisine), and Michael Mameli (general manager).
The new room is sleeker, cleaner, and more charming than “Villa” in its last throes. The old nobility of the building remains, only its more expressive, almost jovial with the complete facelift. The many paintings framing the whitewashed walls give it splashes of controlled colour, while the front salon’s fireplace lends it all an aura of expectations well met. The old bones are there where they need to be to give it character (the window frames are stunning), but it doesn’t feel the least bit rickety. I also loved the new floor and the completely reinvented upstairs bar, and mowed through a pizzetta prepped by a real pro (this is home for Gonzalez-Perini).
With the triumvirate at the helm ready to receive Vancouver and a knockout Italian menu priced at the $20+- sweet spot, Lupo is a restaurant I’m looking forward to slipping into for a long winter’s night. I’ve included a gallery of photos after the leap, plus a copy of their opening press release… Read more
869 Hamilton st. Vancouver V6B 2R7
Owner & General Manager | Michael Mameli
Owner & Executive Chef | Julio Gonzalez
Modern Italian cooking emphasizing quality + value. Situated between Yaletown and the heart of Vancouver’s entertainment district, Lupo mirrors the effervescent community where it is housed; trendy and new with a little historical char. Lupo offers a little something for everyone.
“Without sacrificing the integrity of his ingredients, Mr. Perini has adapted his classic Italian repertoire to modern tastes and tightened budgets.“ Alexander Gill | The Globe & Mail
“With Lupo, an icon of Italian dining is resurrected” Andrew Morrison | The Westender.