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Lupa

Italian Restaurant

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pasta • tartufo • cacio e pepe • prosciutto

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  • Photo of Kristen Clark
    2 years ago
    Bucatini. Cacio e Pepe.
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  • Photo of Eduardo De La Cadena
    comida típica yshuarlocro
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  • Photo of Ruth Reichl
    3 years ago
    This is elemental food, the perfect union of pasta, eggs, and pork. Maybe the bartender will take pity and pour me a glass of wine on the house.
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  • Photo of Ruth Reichl
    3 years ago
    I could eat at this crowded osteria every day of my life and be happy. What more could anyone want than a platter of the home-cured salumi, the great roasted vegetables, and a bowl of perfect pasta alla carbonara?
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  • Photo of Anthony Bourdain
    3 years ago
    I love all of Mario Batali's places — Lupa is probably my favorite of his. There are so many good Italian restaurants out there.
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  • Photo of Julianna  Miller
    3 years ago
    Delicious, date night Mario Betali
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  • Photo of Alex Miller
    3 years ago
    As good as Babbo, but half the price.
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  • Photo of We Heart New York We Heart New York
    Always packed, always spot-on. Everything a modestly priced modern Italian restaurant should be. Whatever the special is, order it.
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  • Photo of Ken K
    5 months ago
    I am happiest in my life when I'm eating and drinking good food and good wine with my family. Such was the case last week when at Lupa. Mario Batali's space deep within New York's Greenwich Village. It's a cozy nest of a place. Tables a little crowded together, maybe a little noisy. I felt part of it. Every one in place, a bottle Piedmont Langhe ordered. Can we go dinner family style? Our waitress said of course. To start 3 pastas, one with lamb ragu, another with garlic and oil and a third, orchietta with duck. One better than the other. The wine is going down well. Mains were Baby Chicken with crispy skin, Pork Loin with a brown sauce. Exquisite tasting. A bottle of Pinot Nero was full and delicate at the same time. Back I'm going as soon as we can.
  • Photo of Foody-MD
    6 months ago
    A first time visit for our family of 6 including two children. We we looking for casual Italian restaurant in the Village, one that would be kid friendly. They went through adult portions of pasta, no doubt innately knowing the difference in home made pasta and that from the box. All of the adults followed suit. I had wanted the Arctic char in parchment, but it was cooked with butter. The chef did not seem amenable to change. Strange that the gave my granddaughter marinara sauce for her plain pasta but refused for mine. Wine by the glass were pricey but excellent and more than ample in size-almost 2 glasses for the price of one. Desserts were "delish!"
  • Photo of arthurman2
    6 months ago
    We go once a year to NYC, and have been going to Lupa every time the last few years. We got our "go to" dishes--cacao e pepe and saltimbocca, preceded by a salad. The cacao e pepe was excellent, as usual, but the saltimbocca was off a bit. We couldn't tell why--maybe the veal, maybe sautéed a bit too long. We'll go back next year--hopefully the meal will return to it's better days!
  • Photo of Samantha R
    6 months ago
    I'm a Born and bred New Yorker but have been living in LA for a very long time and there's not too many "proper" Italian restaurants in LA. My sister introduced my husband and I to this little gem in the west village and I've never had a bowl of pasta as good as the one I had last night. Braised short rib cavatelli. Amazing. Absolutely amazing! Also their salads and wine list are incredible. We sat at the bar which was great because we were able to interact with the bar tenders who are greatly informed on the menu, wines and cocktails. Worth every penny.
  • Photo of kswex
    6 months ago
    Pasta Dishes the best! Seated close to reservation time Try the Cavitelli with Arugella Pesto. Wine list and Beers were very good.
  • Photo of Nanjeanne
    6 months ago
    Missing Roman cuisine, decided to have my birthday lunch at Lupa and was not disappointed. Midweek the restaurant wasn't overly busy so atmosphere was really comfortable. Great service by helpful waitress. Husband enjoyed the price fixe lunch and I ordered off the menu. We mixed up appetizers, primi, seconds and had a great time. Excellent wine recommendations. Not inexpensive, but food was really good and the overall service was perfect.
  • Photo of Erica P
    6 months ago
    Crowded space but beautifully decorated and still very comfortable. We had reservations and came here for a late dinner at 10PM on a Friday night and they were definitely busy. We had the meats platter as an appetizer, I had arctic char as my entree and we had spiced dates with mascarpone as our dessert along with a glass of red wine. The meats were delicious and perfectly sliced, and the fish was cooked inside a brown bag which locked in all of the flavors. The highlight for sure was their dessert however. I have never had anything that delicious in my entire life. For that alone, I will have to make this a consistent stop whenever I go to the city, it's totally worth it even if it's a few subway stops away.
  • Photo of sunlover033
    7 months ago
    We went here for a fun Saturday night dinner. Its a lively room with a fun atmosphere. Many pasta and other choices . The salad and fish we had were great. Extensive Italian wine list, hard to choose which to have . So many
  • Photo of Bonbonwalden
    7 months ago
    i have enjoyed this special pasta dish from newyork to Rome....and no-one does it as well as Lupa.. this congenial restaurant is difficult to get in....but they have lots of tables for 'walk-ins'. we ofter sit at the bar and eat there. the staff is super friendly and there is a little outdoor dining area in summer.
  • Photo of JKNY71
    7 months ago
    Went back to Lupa for a nice evening dinner. Was considering tasting menu but decided ala carte. I had striped bass and partner had pasta. The pasta was magnificent but the fish was good but not spectacular. I would go back just for the spinach salad and tartufo. And next time I will stick to pasta.
  • Photo of Clare F
    7 months ago
    The long list of pastas available at lunch and dinner are different than any you've had at a non-Batali restaurant. Pasta with short ribs was outstanding--as was the bacala salad appetizer (I've been searching for that classic for years in New York restaurants). Also a great value is the daily special (I had the oxtail stew--also not something you see on very many restaurant menus in NY). Our reservation was honored on time, and the service was good despite the restaurant being packed.
  • Photo of RightField
    7 months ago
    Server was nice. Sommelier was helpful and accommodating. Food was less than great. In fact, my skate was awful. Overall? Over-hyped. I cannot recommend.
  • Photo of Fritodorito
    7 months ago
    This would have gotten 5 stars but the hostess messed up several reservations and we were left waiting for 20 minutes. It can be a bit loud, but it's worth braving. The wine list is excellent and the food is terrific. Staff is very friendly. I had the casarecce with short rib ragu and my husband had the lamb mezzaluna. You'll want more, I promise. The price points are great. We will definitely be back.
  • Photo of Anmhol
    8 months ago
    The food was lovely. I went for a simple pomodoro pasta and a pollo alla diavola. The girl got 2 pasta dishes: cacio e pepe and short rib ragu. The waiters were very friendly and helpful. Hence the 5*. The only thing we were disappointed with was the 30 minute wait even though we had a reservation. This seemed to be the case for a few other couples there. We were all told that there were a few tables that had paid out but were not leaving. I think reservations could have been handled better by management. We were offered free prosecco to compensate for the wait and the food was definitely worth the wait. Make sure you book if you don't want to sit at a communal table. Ask for a table at the back if you want to dine comfortably. It gets too crowded near the bar and the entrance so if you get a table at the front you will end up eating with people standing around you. Mamma-mia what a pasta!! 👍🍴👍😊😋
  • Photo of TheDude1974
    8 months ago
    We were wandering around Soho and had made reservations for Lupa for lunch. This restaurant is cosy, which is another word for small and the tables are quite close together. We are a couple and were unfortunately placed in a high traffic area with waiters constantly walking by. We asked to be moved and could not be accommodated. Service was also intermittent, as our plates from our appetizer was promptly cleared but our entree plates stayed for a while. The food however was very tasty, you can tell the homemade pasta is well made. Appetizers are an interesting selection, we had the roasted cauliflower and it was very unique and delicious. We had the bucatini and the tagliatelle, both very good, layered with taste and worthy of a Batali restaurant. I would come back but would get a table that is not in a traffic zone.
  • Photo of Glenna B
    8 months ago
    I've never been here before but I must say Lupa lived up to my expectations! Though busy and crowded, the service was excellent and the food was delicious! The wine list is quite extensive and our meal was accompanied by a delicious Nebiolo.
  • Photo of WendyD69
    9 months ago
    Enjoyed a late meal on a Tuesday last month. As on a previous visit, it's a busy restaurant with great food! Everything from Primi to Dolce was wonderful. I can't wait until I'm in NYC again so I can eat here again.
  • Photo of jules196350
    9 months ago
    What a hip and happening place downtown. Service was exceptional as was the food. We started with their special pasta with a duck ragu followed by lamb chops with Brussels sprouts - fabulous. It was packed on a Tuesday night. Wine menu had a good selection... great night.
  • Photo of Pedro A
    9 months ago
    A fantastic restaurant with great food, I very much enjoyed the escarole salad, prosciutto, Bavette cacio e Pepe pasta, and an amazing olive oil cake with peaches and sesame gelato (must have!). My only complaint is getting reservations at a reasonable time, but then again the restaurant is that popular!
  • Photo of kay2007NewYork
    10 months ago
    The food here is always good. You will get better service when the restaurant is not busy. On one busy night that we visited, the busboys were extra efficient in clearing our plates The waiter forgot that we still had wine in the bottle that was sitting on ice by the bar while our wine glasses were all empty.

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