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Lupino Bistro and Bar

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
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 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Hong Kong, China
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for lunch alone as don't know the neighborhood too much. Was looking for steak but then was recommended for a crumbed veal. Never a fan of deep-fry but that was good! The chili oil mix with the veal was yummy and also the tomato and mozzarella were a good match. Very friendly staff and could see that a lot... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Lupino a couple of times now and both times it's been excellent! The staff are fantastic and the owners are on hand to make sure you feel like their favourite customer! The food is delicious, it's a limited menu which I always prefer as you know that every dish has been well thought through and will... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great lunch here with friends before heading to a show to celebrate my 40th birthday. It was a limited menu but I always think this is a great sign as it shows that food is made from scratch. We were super happy with the food!! I had the risotto which was delicious.. I would most definitely return... More 

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Thank Dque
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was outstanding, ambience was nice and service was top notch! We were looking for something off the main streets and this was perfect.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I planned to meet a small group of friends here on a fleeting visit to Melbourne. My friends were all running late due to work commitments, but the maitre de Nicola looked after me no end. Pippa our waitress was great.... unobtrusive but efficient and friendly. The food was fantastic! Will look forward to returning on future visits to this... More 

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Thank togs73
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice little spot in central melbourne, with simple and fresh Italian food. Good wine list. I had salmon with beetroot with a drizzle of optional chilli oil, followed by gnocchi with buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil and tomato. delicious. service was good and there were lots of diner guests speaking Italian.

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Thank Helen C
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped by randomly for a Saturday lunch as we were peckish and were parked in the carpark across the road. Whilst unassuming from the street the service was great, friendly without being pretentious. The food was fantastic, we had the crab linguine (a big portion but super tasty) and the steak special which was a porterhouse (flattened out) and served... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner on a busy Friday evening . Interesting menu varied Italian dishes with specials. The special fish dish excellent . Pasta great and good salads. Service very good despite being very busy. Good wine and drinks list. Reasonable prices.

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woodchurch
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

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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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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 St, 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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