The Restaurant

 Lupino …Based in the heart of Mission Bay at 97 Tamaki Drive

We are Open now for  Tuesday to Sunday dinners and Thursday to Sunday lunches.

Lupino offers Modern Italian Cuisine combined with some of the great Italian Classics

We  are celebrating coming out of lock down with some exciting new Spring dishes and new additions to our wine list, including JK.14 and Mumm Champagne , also by the glass.

We offer daily Lunch specials from Thursday to Sunday with some exceptional local and Italian whites along with a French Rose and Chardonnay!

Also every Friday to Sunday from 3:30 until 5:30 we are serving any of our cocktails or Large Peroni Draft with complimentary Aperitivi / Snacks .

Please note that we are doing our best to ensure we meet the current guidelines with spacing and numbers of people in the restaurant at any one time.

With this in mind we prefer you ring the restaurant to make reservations to ensure we can seamlessly accommodate everyone at their allotted times.

We look forward to seeing you soon.


a place to dine

our chef

Scott Denning has been cooking for over 20 years and has cooked in some of the best restaurants in Europe. Scott spent his formative years in London at such restaurants as The Square, Le Gavaroche and Pied à Terre in the late nineties.

He was more recently head chef at The Grove restaurant in Auckland. Scott has spent many years abroad adding to his culinary repertoire. Working for wealthy clientele on large super yachts in locations such as the Caribbean and all around the Mediterranean taking advantage of the amazing local produce.

He also spent considerable time in Moscow and St Petersburg setting up restaurants, developing concepts and teaching local chefs how to cook. His food style is modern international with flavours of Italian, European and Asian cuisines and is designed to be both formal and casual.

What's On

Spring is here and along with the coming summer weather, we have got a few new additions to our wine and drinks list.


We are introducing John Kirwans JK.14 label to our wine list


Amongst them we have listed his Labano Prosecco which is a standout quality Prosecco and the JK.14 Lirica Primitivo from Puglia


We are also celebrating with Mumm Champagne as our New house Champagne, also by the glass along with the Mumm Champagne Rose


The Malfi Gin range is also new to our list, complimentary to some great new cocktails.


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our address

The mission is simple:
Serve delicious food that guests will want to return to week after week.


97 Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay


09 528 5398

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