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Lugo Caffé
Lugo Caffé

Lugo Caffé Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lugocaffe.com
  • Phone: (212) 760-2700
  • Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri: Breakfast; 8:00AM-11:30am AM
    Lunch\Dinner 11:30AM - 10:00PM

    Sat: CLOSED (until after Labor Day)
    Sun: CLOSED
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Russo
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Lugo Caffé caters functions for large groups or intimate gatherings. Our chefs have created an exclusive menu of Italian cuisine to meet your tastes. Our Events Coordinators will happily work with you to make your event lively and special.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private dining room that seats 35, 2 outside patios that seat 48 each, a 50-foot bar and our main dining room can be used for buy out parties. Our whole restaurant accommodates groups of up to 150 for sit-down meals and approximately 300 for a full buy-out with cocktails and hors d' oeuvres.
  • Private Party Contact: Natalie Tucci (212) 760-2700
  • Entertainment: Located in the sports and cultural hub of NYC - next to Madison Square Garden and Penn Station - Lugo Caffe is the perfect place to catch a game after work. Enjoy all of your favorite sports on any of 4 large plasma screens.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Lugo Caffé's friendly and professional staff can accommodate any event for any occasion. Contact us or stop by to see our facility. Please visit our website at www.lugocaffe.com to view our menus or email us at info@lugocaffe.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 33rd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues
  • Public Transit: Subways: 1,2,3 / A,C,E takes you straight to
    34th St. / Penn Station

    Subways: Q,R,W,B,D,N,F,V will take you to 34th
    & Broadway
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Lugo Caffé is near several garages and open-air parking lots. The most convenient is right inside 1 Penn Plaza, next to Lugo Caffé, with vehicle entrances on both 33rd and 34th Streets.
A word from Lugo Caffé
Lugo Caffé captures the convivial charm of the Italian café culture. Since the 1950’s of Fellini’s Rome, the world over has been captured by the dream of ‘la dolce vita’. As the cornerstone of Lugo Tailored Lifestyle, Lugo Caffé brings that very dream to life. Lugo Caffé is the perfect place for socializing and sharing authentic Italian food and drink. Such specialties as homemade pastas, grilled pizzas, salumi & formaggi with an extensive wine list will make us your choice for dining in Midtown West.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Very very noisy. Sit in back room so you can hear your dinner guests."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Had reservation for 6 30 but didn't get sat until 6 45. It was very got but when we sat down in the dining area it was better. Food was good and for sitting us late and it was my girlfriend's birthday we received an appetizer and glass of champagne for free. Very nice touch and that made the overall experience go from good to great!!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • " The restaurant is very convenient to MSQ and the food is great. The only problem is that it is very loud and hard to have a conversation."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We were a little hesitant with this restaurant, being so close to MSG, that it might be a tourist trap. Well, we were pleasantly suprised!!! The place was crowded before a MSG show, and it is a loud place, but the good food prevailed. Starting with a nice antipasto for two, then a tomato/watermelon salad...all was fresh and apporpriately sized. We then tried two pastas, rigatoni bolognese that was tasty, served with mini rigatoni, and orrichetti broccoli rabe and sausage. Both portions were not too small and not too big, pasta was aldente and the flavors were good. Overall, we would go back to this suprisingly good italian cafe."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The waiter pushed me to order a side of meatballs for my entre and the side cost as much as the main dish which doubled my cost"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Chose this restaurant because of it's proximity to Madison Square Garden, for that, it doesn't get any better. The food and service were good, however, like in most NYC restaurants, the noise level was annoying and made conversation very hard. Was happy to be done and get on with the evening."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Chose the venue because of the proximity to Madison Square Garden and that was perfect. The service was very good and the staff were very courteous and outgoing. However - the food was disappointing. Our waiter suggested the chicken parm as the best dish to order. It was dry and clearly overcooked, the sauce was flavorless as was the cheese. Fortunately the waiter also suggested ordering pasta to go with it (it comes as just the chicken and nothing else with it) and the spaghetti was OK, not great, but better than the chicken parm. We will choose another venue should we return to an event at MSG."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Went this week for a business lunch at 11:45. For the first 15 minutes it was fine, but then they turned up the music like we were in a club and it became almost unbearable."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Everything about Lugo Caffe is good. Good food, good service, good atmosphere, pleasant hosts, attentive manager/owner... It's just all good. J"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We must have missed the crowd because the place was nearly empty at 3pm. We were given our pick of outdoor tables. While it was a bit noisy given the street traffic it was good people watching and we could still talk to each other while dining. The cheese and meatballs were great. At times the waiter was a bit too attentive with filling my water glass. It was overall a great experience."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food is very good, the service is great, the location is excellent, but the noise level is way too high."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the food. I had the Four Cheese Pizza and my date had the Seafood Pasta. Wines were great, too. It was very loud though, and could barely talk to my date. The AC was broken and it was unbearably hot, so this really put a damper on my evening."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I had the meatballs for appetizer and they were amazing. Melted in you mouth. Then had the pizza marguerite and arugula salad both fresh and delicious. If you want to talk it is loud. Find a different table as I requested."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We only ate there because it was directly across the street from MSG, but we would never go there again. However, if you like dining in a loud, over-crowded, cafeteria style restaurant then you'll love this place!!!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Food is good but not great for the price. I really only go here for the location (next to Penn Station/MSG)."
    Dined on 7/8/2013
  • "Very good food. So noisy you cannot converse with dinner companions!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Coming from Montreal for the Canadians-Rangers sunday game, I really appreciate that they open the restaurant a sunday. Nice place, nice food, nice service = 5*. A long list of wine glass and bottles. Very good Fettucine Vongole and a perfect cheese plate to finish the wine before the game. We lost but it was also a very nice game, 3-2 in Overtime. I love NY and I put Lugo Caffé in my pref list for the next stay. See you soon."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Great location and menu. Food is good to very good. Too often service is slow. Even when I have been there and it wasn't busy it still took too long for a waiter to take our order or bring our food. I am typically not someone that complains but the slow service has happened at this restaurant several times so it needs to be noted. Great place for a business lunch but some servers need to up their game. "
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Needed a lunch spot for a work meeting - picked this place- the atmosphere was great. Huge place, lovely decor- great menu. Get the mozerella sampler- WOW. The pizzas are soo good and perfect size. The pasta were unique, tasty, and great portions. Definitely will go back. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The food is always good, the wine is always good and the service is always good. I've been here many times and always receive the same good service. "
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Bright and airy Lugo Caffe is a remarkably vibrant place to grab great lunch!! Whether it is a business lunch or meeting a friend Lugo is an excellent ambience, with glasses clinking, people deep in their conversations, sounds of a busy but efficient restaurant. The host, and waiting staff are friendly and very efficient. If you have an hour for lunch this place can definitely be in your restaurant bookmark!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We went to Lugo Caffe before a concert at the Garden. Everything was great. Special note for the outstanding service. The manager walks the floor non- stop and is on top of everything. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We spent good time with very good dishes. Kids loved the place and the flavor. First time in this restaurant but I felt as we know it since a long time. Very friendly staff. Definitely we will return next time on town. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • " Lugo Café benefits from the lack of presentable choices in the area. Either the food quality, which is good, needs to be lifted or the prices should be lowered. The room is busy and has energy but the noise level is way too loud. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Food is always good for business dinner or family dinner. It can be quite loud but seems to quiet down after 7pm. Service is timely and variety of food is appealing. Have been here a number of times and it is repeatably good. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "I'll be honest, there are tons of great restaurants in NYC that are far better than Lugo Caffe, but when I need to be close to Penn Station or MSG, its always my first choice! The food is good, the atmosphere lively and decent service. I really love their linguine vongole. Their meatballs are awesome, and really just about anything you order is bound to be good. I recommend Lugo Caffe for pre MSG shows or when you need to meet someoen near Penn Station. Try it, you'll like it!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Located at One Penn Plaza, Lugo Caffe is a great place for a quick, yet tasty lunch with friends or colleagues commuting in and out of Penn Station. It is definitely loud and energetic, but service is equally as energetic, which is accommodating to the busy professional's schedule. There is definitely a shortage of nice places with seating in this area, so Lugo is a great find."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Although on the pricier side, this is your best bet if you want to grab a bite near MSG/Penn Station. The restaurant is upscale and the food is consistently good. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Enjoyed another great meal with old friends. Will come back again."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Apps were good did not care for the veal chop extremely thin and very hard around the edges I prefer a smaller thicker piece of meat. I actually took home more then three quarters of the dish and the waitress didn't bother to ask why."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "I have dines here many times. It has a great decor, but the noise level is loud, even in an area away from the bar. It probably is caused by the high ceilings and poor acoustics. Food and service was very good. Service was attentive and not intrusive. My guest was unhappy with the ladies room. She said it was dated and needed re-grouting."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "We entertained a party of 7 a week ago Saturday night. When we first arrived the restaurant was a bit noisy but as patrons left to attend events at MSG, the sound level became more manageable. The food selections were great, the service was spot on, and the prices were fair. I highly recommend."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Happened upon this place based upon reviews from Open Table and Yelp. Seemed like a logical and convenient choice. We arrived and were seated immediately. The waiter was attentive and allowed us time to catch talk at the table. The waiter was knowledgeable of the beer and wine menu. We ordered the salume plate and the meatballs and both met our expectations. Our main courses were very good and the wine we paired with dinner went well. Overall a very positive experience and consider coming back and trying other items on the menu."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "always wonderful to come to this restaurant They are very accommodating thank you Donna"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Lunch with a soft spoken southern gentleman, which was great except for the volume which made for difficult conversation. The service was very attentive and the dishes were very well done. Will certainly return but will look for more discrete table."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Across the street from Madison Square Gardens, great food for a restaurant which could get away with less because of the location."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Food is very tasty but I find the space too noisy, especially during happy hour."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Food is good but you have to yell over the noise to talk and the service is very rushed. Still, it's a good option if you need to be near Penn and don't want to settle for fast food."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Everything went smoothly and then some. Great wait staff...great food....the noise level a bit much for me. I would definitely come back when in the Penn Plaza area."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "It is close to Madison Square Garden so it is good if you are attending a concert or game but I wouldn't go out of my way to go here. Portions were tiny and the food was so-so. Dessert was amazing though...five scoops of gelato which I must admit was terrific and the highlight of the meal."
    Dined on 3/12/2014