New restaurant Lupo Italian Ristorante opens in Banff

The newest Banff Hospitality Collective eatery is open for business on Wolf Street

Image via Lupo's Instagram page

A new restaurant from Banff Hospitality Collective and chef Justin Leboe opened its doors in Banff this week. The contemporary restaurant aims to offer an authentic taste of Italy, something which has been lacking in the ever-popular mountainside town.

Located on the street from which its name was inspired, Lupo (which is Italian for "wolf") will feature a whimsical assortment of Northern Italian fare with an emphasis on house-made pastas and woodfired pizzas. 

“Like the wolf, Lupo's food is curious, explorative, and pushes the bounds of classic Italian while honouring the beauty of traditional Italian dishes," says chef Leboe. 

Aside from pasta and pizza, guests can look forward to menu options that range from authentic Italian antipasti and starters to vegetable-forward dishes and meat-centric family-style entrees. In terms of libations, Lupo is offering a large list of local and imported draft and bottled brews, classic Italian cocktails, and a wide selection of old and new world wines.

Lupo is open from 5 to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays (except Tuesday) and from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on weekends. Reservations can be made online.