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“Highly disappointing!!”

Lupo Italian Kitchen
Ranked #132 of 281 Restaurants in Rehoboth Beach
Price range: US$10 - US$32
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout
Description: Lupo Italian Kitchen on Rehoboth Avenue is where you can find fresh takes on Italian cuisine intermingled amongst coastal and regional offerings. Our produce is sourced locally and is mostly hand selected from the farms and markets dotted throughout the southern part of the state. Our menu consists of flavorful tasting items that welcome guests to try numerous exciting and exotic flavor combinations. Our fresh, line caught seafood is at the core of our companies philosophy and sits in abundance on our menu. Hand selected and crafted meat options resemble simple and delicious rustic fare. All of our delectable desserts are made in house with great care and attention. Our quaint sit down corner bar is similar in practice as we create tasty seasonal concoctions daily with every new batch of fruits and herbs that come in. A fully stocked wine shelf holds unique and acclaimed wine selections that eagerly await pairings.
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Highly disappointing!!”
Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

This was our second night out to dinner in Rehoboth. And our second night of poor service. We were frustrated by the end of the night. We eat out frequently and we view ourselves as pretty easy to please. A polite server and a good meal. We did not find either here.
Hotel has several flyers about a tasting menu and a special at bar. Tasting menu has not been served in a year they said. Bar specials were not enticing. We were seated at a very nice table by the window by an extremely friendly young woman.
Our server was not pleasant nor attentive. It really seemed as though it was a bother to wait on us!!
To start we ordered chick peas and guess what we got... A bowl of chick peas. Wow! That was a surprise. My fault should have read it a bit more carefully. But hey what do you do with a bowl of chick peas?? Laugh a lot!!
My husband had the pasta special they was to be fra diablo and vegetables. It was not spicy and only veg was peas.
I had pasta with seafood. It was good.
Since it was my husband's birthday, he ordered bread pudding which could have feed all the people (6) in the restaurant. It was good.
We ordered a bottle of wine that server poured initial glass but never attempted to pour again. Water was not poured again till dessert even though my husband had emptied his glass much earlier.
Again, maybe a bad night for server? Certainly a bad night for us!!

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English first
Falls Church, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Even Better than Before”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

In a previous review, I called this the best Italian Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach. I must say that while I still believe this to be true, it may be the best restaurant in Rehoboth.

We dined here twice this week. The meatballs are the best I've ever tasted, in a wonderful, slightly seet tomato sauce. The wine list is excellent while not too expensive. The white bean dip was extraordinary. The Pappardelle was perfectly cooked. The salads were excellent. The service was superb. I also had shaved Brussel sprouts with truffle oil. They were different and delightful. The portions are large and you can order a half portion of any pasta dish to save money.

For desert, we shared a ricotta cheesecake with honey and walnuts. All I can say is wow!

My only complaint is that the seats could be more comfortable.

The manager, Mike runs a great restaurant and it is nothing less than a gem!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank PHCTourist
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Talleyville, Delaware
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“It's Still the Best Italian between Lewes and Bethany”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

We have been going to this restaurant for over five years and it's still consistently good. Outstanding food and an eclectic wine list heavy towards Italian wines.

If there is only one thing to pick on, it's the proximity of the small tables to each other. Other reviewers have commented on that as well. On a busy Saturday night, be prepared for a noisy and nosey experience.

Prices are not cheap but reasonable for the quality of the dining experience. Just be aware that this is not a pizza restaurant that happens to do pasta too. It's an upscale, classy dining experience.

Visited April 2014
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Burke, Virginia, United States
Level 6 Contributor
214 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Wow! What a great restaurant!!”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

We started off with the mussels in caper-wine sauce. This was truly a delicious starter. The capers made this an exceptional dish. I'm making it another one of my favorite ways to saute mussels. It was followed by a cream of asparagus soup. Very tasty. And then an arugula salad with Marcona almond crumbles. I'd go back just for this dish. The main course was a Frutti di mare, an Italian version of a bouillabaisse. Positively delicious. Saffrony, brothy dish filled with succulent shell fish, salmon, white fish, and bread crisps to dunk into the wonderful sauce. This was perfection. We had had the bouillabaisse at Henlopen City Oyster House two nights before, and theirs was extremely disappointing. The sauce was too much like cream of tomato soup, rather than a clearer broth, which I prefer. Lupo was special. And it was the cheapest of Henlopen City Oyster House and Blue Moon. All were excellent and should be enjoyed as experiences when dining in Rehoboth, but Lupo is truly my favorite.

Visited March 2014
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Milford, Delaware
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Like It a Lot!”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

I have been for dinner once with friends, I am not that familiar with the entrees, but everyone I talk to, out of towners and locals, love the food. You are more likely to find me at the bar for happy hour! Would rather order several appetizers as opposed to one entree. But as I did research for this review, and checked out the main menu, I will rethink my selections at my next visit. I had not even looked at the main menu since last year, so many interesting things to choose from. So many restaurants so little time, this place is worth the time.

Even though the bar is small, only 6 stools, they have a happy hour menu with a dollar off the cured meat and cheese board, and also discounts on selected appetizers and wine. Love the cured meat and cheese menu, I always get a few selections from that list. The calamari is great, I even like the marinara served with it and I never use the marinara at other places. I prefer lemon and parmesan. The menu changes a little, I always like to get some sort of vegetable, like fresh sauteed spinach or rapini, if they have it, or grilled eggplant, although sometimes the eggplant is a little tough and dry from over grilling. Very drinkable house chardonnay. Francis Ford Coppola, I think.

  • Visited March 2014
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