Lupa Trattoria

Lupa Trattoria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://lupatrattoria.com/
  • Phone: 4152825872
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Mon-Sat: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5pm- 9pm.
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Stefano Coppola
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Fireplace, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Stefano Coppola 4152825872

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Castro Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Fairly easy street parking if you consider that it is San Francisco after all. There is a public lot less than a block away, but usually it is not needed.
A word from Lupa Trattoria
Situated in the congenial San Francisco neighborhood of Noe Valley, Lupa is a classic Italian trattoria with comfortable neighborhood charm, affordable prices, and destination-caliber cuisine. Using the best available local ingredients, Chef Stefano Coppola creates a seasonal menu featuring classic dishes from his home in Rome.

The menu is based on the Italian tradition of preparing food - combining simplicity with the best ingredients of the season, including quality olive oil, locally grown local vegetables and fruits, and seasonal specials of seafood, poultry, meat and game. Our bread and pastas - gnocchi, tagliatelli, parpardelle, linguini, tortelloni, and ravioli are homemade on premise.

In addition to the regular menu, our specials menu features different soups, antipasti, pastas, and main courses.

Beyond a passion for authentic Roman cuisine, our friendly Italian staff work from their hearts to make your visit comfortable and enjoyable.
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Lupa Trattoria reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (44)fit for foodies (28)good for groups (14)special occasion (12)romantic (11)kid-friendly (10)notable wine list (6)hot spot (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Great service, descent food
    midpendiner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We came here with a large group. They were very accommodating and the service was great. However, the food didn't quite meet my expectations. First off, if you are vegetarian or pescatarian avoid this place. You will be able to select from 2 pasta dishes or 1 daily fish special. The tiramisu is about a 5 out of 10.
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  • geewhizVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Really good food and right sized portions. Service was excellent.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Lupa for dinner
    ajcarp63
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were treated to a colorful caprese salad to start the night, and then split a fettucini dish that was perfect. The waiter helped us decide on wine and then, later, verified for us the right dessert to finish off the night. The service was excellent and the food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find with great food
    BooFood
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I have yet to venture past ordering the lasagna. It's amazing. Luckily everyone else I've taken there orders other items and yes they were amazing.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a place
    Rene
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Wonderful staff energy! We've already told our neighbors!re
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Neighborhood Restaurant
    JoeDineVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We visited a friend in the Noe Valley neighborhood and had dinner at Lupa. It was very warm and cozy and our waitress was great. The food was not great, but was very good. The pastas are the thing to get. Lots of food and very tasty.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Food was outstanding, especially the bucatini amatriciana and the carpaccio.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently wonderful
    rtayurveda
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Great service great food! Accommodated us at 5:30 with two small children 2 and 4. They gobbled up the Bolognese for children and were then in a pleasant food coma while the adults ate! Monica was our waitress, she was great! !
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Service but not special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Our reservation was for a Sunday meal at 7:00 PM. Parking on 24th Street was relatively easy. Our overall experience was just good. I ordered red wine which was very warm when I received it, thereby killing the taste. I should have sent it back, but didn't. On the plus side, they really fill up the glass with wine. The white wine that my companions ordered tasted much better. The food was good, but not great. We sat by the window as you enter the restaurant, which was a great location, but we were bothered by flying insects the entire meal. I realize that this is a difficult thing to control, but it didn't add to the dining experience. Noise level was a bit loud, but in my experience, was less than most restaurants that size.
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  • Love the food but...
    SFfoodloverVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Really like this restaurant but when full is very nosy, especially caused by the clang of kitchen pots.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tried and true
    whiteweinVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We hadn't been here for awhile and were very pleased with our meal and the friendly service. Our only complaint was a 20 minute wait beyond our reservation time. We will be back soon. The dinner was top notch.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderfully hospitable
    Jake
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Brought two infants. Host could not have been more accommodating. Food was deli coous and impeccable prompt service enabled us to enjoy our meal before the babies awakened.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lupa delievers
    elixir0219
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    great selection great pasta my pork tenderloin was dry and bland but everything else was amazing. (I got the pear and prosciutto antipasti, gnocchi, and white chocolate lemon torte. SO GOOD.) servers great and attentive
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italy in your neighborhood
    Fud4lifeVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    You'll find friendly service by natives and dishes that likewise represent. Appreciated attention to our group and needs and you could never beat house made pasta. This may fit well as your weekday casual dining spot or one you want to take your family on a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In the loop
    Cream2puffVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Satisfy an urge for really delicious local Italian food in Noe Valley. Often frequented by locals. Eat well in the casual ambiance. A favorite for our family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great authentic Italian Food
    DGSF
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We never get disappointed at Lupa. The food is delicious and authentic (GNOCCHI AL CINGHIALE, TORTELLONI ALLA CARDINALE, SALTIMBOCCA ALLA ROMANA, seafood pasta) the service is always great, and they always accommodate us whether we arrive earlier than the reservation time, or without a reservation. Great Noe Valley option for delicious Italian food in a relaxed atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • wonderful dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Lupa offers wonderful food service and dining atmosphere at a reasonable cost and is one of our go to restaurants when we come to San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Italian Food in Noe
    SavvyAbbyVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    This restaurant exceeded my expectations. Pastas are homemade and sauces are delicious. We had the fettucine with mushrooms and pappardelle with lamb ragu. Both were superb. Cute little neighborhood restaurant that is family-friendly. We will definitely be back.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to eat
    DocNadVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Came to see my daughters in SFO and I had a fantastic dinner there . The service was impeccable!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Ladycshell
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We were the first people there and we asked for water when we sat down. We were ignored until our waiter came over and brought water and a loaf of BURNT bread with a flavorless plate of olive oil. I ordered an app of pears with mascarpone cheese wrapped in prosciutto The pears were from a can! I found dried, dead stems of parsley in the salad which was dressed in the same tasteless olive oil. My main was gnocchi with "wild boar" ragu and my husband had the special seafood pasta. The gnocchi was so heavy you could build a cabin. The ragu was salty, I could not taste wild boar. Hubby's dish was over cooked shrimp and calamari that was frozen and old. Our waiter asked how everything was and hubby told him. The waiter made a disgusted face!
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  • Best in Noe Valley
    manger123VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    I eat here whenever I am in San Francisco, which is about 4-6 times a year, with friends who live in the neighborhood. I have never had a bad meal--the menu is expansive, the portions generous, the prices affordable, and the service impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Delicious
    Cathy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The buratta and speck appetizer was wonderful. My husband had the salmon and it was the best I have ever tasted. Cooked to perfection. The grilled cornish game hen also delicious. I had the spaghetti alla pescatore they calamari where allittle chewy but the muscles and shrimp were great, the sauce was light very nice.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Book Club in Noe Valley
    kauilikemaui
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We are a book club of four women who live between Stanford and Marin. So we meet in the City and this time was my pick and I picked this little neighborhood gem. It was perfect. Food was excellent but not over the top. Service was attentive. The place was packed solid for dinner but somehow the noise level was never bad. We really enjoyed our book club there. Thank you, Lupa Trattoria!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • A great neighborhood place.
    italiangemVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    this is a lively place. The food is great and the service is friendly. The proccuito/pear salad was wonderful, and the sauce on the prppadella was to die for.
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    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 247 reviews are from the Lupa Trattoria reviews archive.
  • AddieVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Consistently good...on all levels: food, staff, ambience, etc. Def. a repeat.
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    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    excellent food, very good service....everything homemade
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  • great
    Italianmob
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    It was great!! Very good authentic Italian food- the lasagna was amazing and the gnocchi were like pillows. Love the linguine with the mushrooms also.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will be back soon.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Hadn't been to this restaurant in years & were delighted to try it again. The food was delicious and the staff excellent. Lorenzo (from Rome) was our waiter & was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Great service & neighborhood feel
    SJSF1
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    The place is cute and in a nice Noe Valley location. The food was good, but not great. I will not actively avoid this restaurant in the future, but I'm likely not going to return in the near future. The service was really great. Attentive and really nice.
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  • Don't go!
    sfo2bcnVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I don't want to leave a good review because I don't want them to get busier..... But that is not fair... Lupa is an excellent restaurant. I love the bolognese sauce. Make sure you make a reservation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    This is a go-to spot for me and my partner, whether it's just us or a small group. The food (especially pastas) are amazing and the service is excellent. We've been dozens of times and never had a bad experience. Great Italian wine list as well. You can never go wrong with their specials.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic and delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    This was our second visit to Lupa and both visits were exquisite. Truly authentic Roman cuisine, at the very peak of quality and preparation. The wine list could use an update, but that did not get in the way of our magnificent two evenings. The waitstaff were attentive and lovely.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicious
    Essex
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    I have been going to Lupa for a little over 2 years. I discovered this Gem when I was working in Noe Valley. I love all of their fish entrees. The salmon is to die for and recently I had the halibut, which was equally good. The staff is always friendly and helpful and the ambiance is nice yet laid back. I love this place! I just wish it were closer to my house.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely neighborhood spot
    Ruthie
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Classic Italian food with delicious lasagna, spot-on gnocchi and perfectly dressed salads. It's even crowded on Mondays because it's such a good neighborhood option.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Savor Noe Valley
    Cream2puffVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    A hidden gem in The Valley. Consistently excellent food.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently delicious!!
    Mary
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We love dining at Lupa. It is one of our favorite restaurants in SF. We can always count on the food being delicious, and the service excellent. Thank you Lupa!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love the food at Lupa Trattoria
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I love the food at Lupa Trattoria and will definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • new discovery!
    foodiejoy
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Had dinner for the first time March 3, 2014 with a friend and it was an amazing dining experience. Plan ti go again with other friends soon! I
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcoming atmosphere
    Cream2puffVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    This neighborhood gem is especially friendly to regulars, so, become one.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Valentine
    Bear
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    A sweet, unpretentious, and delicious dining experience. Friendly attentive service, great food, and an unhurried meal made this the perfect place for us to celebrate our 14th Valentine's anniversary together. We'll be back for sure!
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    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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