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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
  • "I don't often have high hope for restaurants near tourist attractions of transporation hubs. They usually are overpriced and lack quality. Lugo Caffe surprised me! The food was delicious! I had scallops and shrimp with a risotto crisp and it was very good. My fellow diner has teh chicken piccatta taht he said we delicious, and it looked nicely prepared, too. Despite its' location, right outside of Penn Station, I thought this was a winner! I will be back!"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "It's right by my office and the service is quick. Tables r too close together and it can be noisy so it's not ideal for a business lunch sometimes. My table of 2was too small for all the dishes- app and pizza."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Was looking for a place near Penn Station to meet a friend for dinner, and this was perfect. Although the noise level inside was high, it was a good evening to sit outside; nice variety on the menu and food and service were both good. It is right across the street from Penn Station, so it was easy to catch the train. A good choice for the area; definitely would go back."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Food and service are awesome and right across the street from the Garden."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Very noisy, service good/fast, small portions vs cost, (2) meatballs great but $15, sea bass tasty fishy, scallops/shrimp tasty but very small size....$8 Stella's Drafts... Best thing about it was short distance to MSG...don't think we'd go back..."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Food was very good especially the snapper. Good service. Great lunch pizza"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "The food was excellent. Meatballs were to die for! Individual pizza were huge and tasty. The two negatives were that the beer which our party was interested in trying was out! Additionally, the air conditioning was poor and made what would have been a great business lunch slightly less enjoyable."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Food is always good but was shocked that they ran out of veal and Pellegrino. Waiter tried hard to make it right and comped most of the meal."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Took my two older children here for dinner. The calamari was delicious. My daughter ordered the tricolore salad because she was avoiding the other salad which was all arugula. Her salad ended up being all arugula anyway! But she actually enjoyed it and said that the dressing kept it from being too bitter. Ate the whole thing. The gnocci was tender and pillowy. The meatballs are enormous and they are without a doubt the best any of us had ever had!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Central location near Penn Station. Great place to meet for lunch. Nice atmosphere, though can get loud inside. Good menu options."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "As there are few restaurants in the midtown area near Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, this is a welcome find. Consistently good Italian lunch and dinner menus in a nice, albeit energetic atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Great for quick drink and appetizer and so close to Penn Station! Perfect meeting place for commuters...and it is delicious with great wine list and delicious tidbits"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "I go to Lugo all the time. It has great food and the atmosphere is great for chatting and catching up with friends!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Nice to go somewhere where you know that both the total dining experience is enjoyable and the wait staff and hosts/hostess appear to care about your visit. I love to visit Lugo's whenever I am in the City. And unlike other mid town restaurants, it is affordable."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Grabbed a light bite before jumping on the train. Good wine selection-server was very helpful in choosing one. Delicious watermelon salad. Felt the pastas were on the pricier side. If you dine inside, it can get noisy."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My wife and I stopped into Lugo Caffe ...our usual go to place before an event at Madison square garden...just across the street the other night. We make it a point to always try something new each time..this time it was the eggplant parmigiana appetizer paired with the must have meatballs! The eggplant rating right up there with the best we ever had! Done to perfection in its own little baking bowl! The filet mignon special and salmon entre..also done to perfection. The dessert...the apple cobbler...also not to be missed! Bravo Lugo Caffe!!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Having dinner with friends before a show at MSG. We asked if 3 pizzas (which were delicious) would be enough for 4 and were told yes. Actually, it was enough for 6. Wait staff need to properly advise diners when asked about portions, ingredients, etc. Finally, $18 for a Bacardi and coke is ridiculous. The rum was the standard white, not some special aged type. Noise level was so high we were screaming at each other. Will not be back."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Service is always good. Great place to meet for business lunches. Food average."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Very very noisy. Sit in back room so you can hear your dinner guests."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • " recommended if you need to have a meal near MSG or Penn Station."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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