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Lupa Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.luparestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (212) 982-5089
  • Hours of Operation: Sundays - Thursdays: 11:30am-11pm;
    Fridays & Saturdays: 11:30am-12midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Cruz Goler
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Join us for Easter on Sunday, March 31st! We are offering a 4-course menu prepared in the traditional Roman style! Reservations now available by phone only: (212) 982-5089

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Houston and Bleecker Streets
  • Public Transit: B,D,F,V or A,C,E to West 4th St.
    6 to Bleecker St.
    1 to Houston St.
    R or W to Prince St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available at a public garage at 223 Thompson Street, between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets.
A word from Lupa
A Greenwich Village favorite, this collaboration between partners Mario Batali, Joseph Bastianich, and Mark Ladner specializes in high quality, moderately priced Roman fare with a New York edge. Lupa is a fun, boisterous and unpretentious trattoria with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Pastas are great. Secondi ok. Desserts nothing special. Gods wine list with reasonable prices. Attentive service."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I tried the variety with salumi and it was very nice. Also the main dishes -pasta and meat- was a good choice."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "While he is now one of the biggest 'brands' in the food world, at his heart Mario Batali is a great chef and Lupa remains one of his best restaurants. Lupa serves simple Roman dishes, well prepared, in an unpretentious setting. The wine list is great. But it's the food (from the starters to perfectly cooked pastas like Cacio e Pepe or the Bucatini all' Amatriciana) that never fails to please at this Greenwich Village standout. If you can't get in for dinner, lunch is a great option. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This was far from my first trip to LUPA. I've been a regular for over 5 years. It is still one of my favorites and I had the good fortune of dining there recently with several of my coworkers. The food at LUPA is incredibly good and very consistent. I crave there Buccatini All'Amatriciana, Carbonara, Cacio et Pepe pastas and the new Pajata Alla Finta with a tomato based Ragu that includes tripe, sweetbreads and guanciale in it. That little bit of Housemade ricotta at the base of the bowl is a decadent addition that makes me crave this dish far more than I should. If you're a serious foodie or just a fan of Italian cuisine, this Roman-style restaurant won't disappoint."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "It's about quality not quantity! Lunch is more quiet than dinner. Also less crowded."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Kicked things off with a fairly bad cocktail - cloyingly sweet and the jalapeno flavor was nearly non-existent. Apps were a mixed bag - the salumi was a hit as was the farro, but the broccoli rabe was boring at best. As for the mains, the gnocchi's texture was pleasant but the sauce felt like an afterthought. The bavette was cooked well but got quickly overpowered by the amount of black pepper. More importantly than the spotty food was a waiter whose behavior seemed super odd. He was jittery, would disappear for long stretches, and had an off putting sense of humour. Lupa was definitely a disappointment."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great Friday lunch at Lupa. Nice crowd, food was delicious(Rigatoni w/skate and rabe is a favorite as are the market fish and stuffed pasta dish). Service was professional and not rushy in any way."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Lupa embodies everything I go to a restaurant for but so rarely find. Put simply it cooks food that I would never be able to cook at home and to such an exalted standard. Everything was memorably mouth-watering and so different from the usual Italian fare. Really unusual pastas with such subtle and multi-layered flavours, and a Panna Cota that was truly out of this world. It was the perfect climax to a wonderful week in New York."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Dinner at Lupa was absolutely delicious. Our waiter was extremely helpful in choosing wines, cheeses, dinner etc. He was great and helped to make dinner a very good experience. We were not rushed and enjoyed our time there to enjoy each other while visiting NYC. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and will come again the next time we are in NYC. Our only issue was that the music was a little loud and was rock (we like rock music) and it was a little hyper to listen to while trying to enjoy a romantic dinner."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Not a good experience. Cramped seating and food so-so. Many other great restaurants to try instead."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Whenever we come to NYC we always try new restaurants with one exception---we always return to Lupa. The food is always outstanding! Lupa has a nice relaxed feel-- good service-- and a great wine list."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "As out-of-towners, we have appreciated tips from locals that led us to places like Lupa. The food is excellent, the portions just right and the wine list impressive. On this, our second trip, however, we found the service less attentive and the noise level higher. We may have been seated at a quieter table on our first visit and that could be the result of our having to change the night of our reservation only a day ahead of time. At any rate, we will make a third visit."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Love the pastas especially their Carbonara and the Gnocci choices. Great wine options by the carafe too."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Great itlalian food with consistent execution in the kitchen.Food choices rotate, along with the reasonablly priced wine selections, often enough to keep our frequent visits here fresh. Definitely recommended for a casual dining experience."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Lupa is like my second kitchen. Reliably good with consistent delivery on their pasta and meat dishes. Reasonably priced wines make a dining experience here both affordable and additionally pleasurable."
    Dined on 7/4/2013
  • "I have been there before with my husband and daughter. This time a friend and I went to lunch there. The wait and bar staff are great, very friendly and attentive. The food was very good, and I did not feel rushed. I liked the diversity of the lunch crowd, all ages and types. I'll definitely be back when I'm in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Lupa is great! Excellent wine list, outstanding service, good location and wonderful food. The clams with fregola appetizer is a favorite. The menu has old standards but adds interesting specials daily. We never have been disappointed when we dine here. Good for lunch and dinner."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Ate here twice (lunch and dinner). The service is fantastic and the food is great. Lovely atmosphere."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "A group of us (5 - 30 something women from Toronto) were visiting NYC for a quick shopping trip. We came to Lupa for dinner and had a great time The food was delicious and the service fantastic. Our waiter made us laugh all night! It really was the highlight of our NYC dining experience. The staff in general go out of their way to make sure you have a great time in the city with recommendations and other tips. We had a wonderful time and would definitely go back next time we're in NYC!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We've been to Lupa many times and it's always been a great experience. We usually go with a tasting and have never been disappointed. Go. Now."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The food was very good, specifically the Appetizers and the pastas that our party of 4 shared. However, we felt very uncomfortable from the beginning when we walked in. The restaurant was very crowded and there was no room to wait until our table was ready. The bar was full, and there is no waiting area at all. Once we sat, and the bar became even more crowded, we had a group that was literally "on top of us" and hitting into us while we were eating. A shame, because we loved the food, but we probably won't return because it was just so uncomfortable."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Again had a wonderful time at Lupa. Excellent service and very good food, wine and mixed drinks. Only criticism is that the tables are cramped (too close together)."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Excellent as always. We come to Lupa on our annual trip to NYC and are never disappointed. The panna cotta was fantastic."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I took my family back to Lupa, having eaten there years ago and enjoyed it very much, with top-notch pasta and saltimbocca. This time, the wait staff was distracted. The food not cooked well, the saltimbocca too salty. I won't return."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "This Roman restaurant with an American twist offers an eclectic menu with a good range of choices to satisfy every type of diner, from the grazer to the gourmand. Roman inspired dishes have an American influence that keeps distracted New Yorkers voracious for new experiences on pointe and on plate. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The food was very good and unique but a somewhat limited menu. Our server wasn't very knowledgeable about the dishes on the menu. His response to our questions about different items on the menu was typically that it's very good, great dish etc. Otherwise, it was a great dining experience."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The food was terrific! Really had a home cooked feel, something that had been simmering all day in Grandma's kitchen. I had the orecchiette with broccoli raab and sausage. My husband had a slow braised chicken ragu over a fresh pasta. Both had rich sauces, without overpowering the fresh flavors of the dish. We both had great appetizers, one was beet centered and the other a fresh salad, both delicious. We enjoyed all of it including the wine. My only criticism is that the tables are situated a little too close to one another. One feels as though they are eating right on top of their neighbor . Overall I'd recommend going, but don't have a serious or intimate conversation, someone could hear you!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Lupa used to be great -- years ago it offered something unique: outstanding, fine Italian food at a reasonable price. Today it's merely one of dozens of restaurants in the city that fit the bill. However, it's a classic example of a restaurant that rips off its customers. I arrived with my date for a Friday night reservation. We arrived exactly on time. The place was packed, but there were 2 or 3 tables visibly available. They told me, "we are running behind tonight so you'll need to wait at the bar" -- this is code for "pay us for a drink you wouldn't otherwise buy so we can make a little more money off of you." When I make a reservation I expect it to be honored. I didn't appreciate the host's pretentious, condescending tone either."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "New Yorkers have plenty of choices for great places to eat, but Lupa is at the top for us. On our last visit we had the chef's choice tasting menu, and it was fantastic. The secondo course (roasted pork loin) was the least interesting, though perfectly prepared; the highlights were the appetizers and two pasta dishes, all of which were spectacular. And for this quality of food, the prices are quite reasonable."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Loved Lupa. The food was out of this world and the service was superb. The best meal I've had since I moved to New York."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We love Lupa! It was my boyfriends birthday and they were so accommodating to bringing out a little tartufo with a candle. The food was spectacular! The service is wonderful and incredibly helpful! Definitely recommend it!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I had nice weekday brunch with my friend (weekend might be too busy and noisy though). Well prepared appetizer and pasta! It's very nice to have puntarella since it's very rare Italian vegetables and it tasted wonderful! Wish there are more pasta variety though, like Black squid ink pasta or pasta with Bottarga (love it in Babbo!)."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The only negative is that there are two top tables basically pushed together to make a four top. Therefore, if you are couple you are going to be sitting very close (basically sharing) a table with another couple."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food was incredible. The lamb short ribs was spectacular and the service as well."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Mario Batali's cooking is EXCELLENT!!! The gnocchi melted in my mouth!! Every time I'm in N.Y. I go there, at least once."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Came here with a friend from out of state. Menu is heavy on the Italian which left us quite confused but everything was explained very well by our hostess. 5 course meal is definitely worth it, everything was phenomenol. Par for NYC is the clustered seating. If you aren't used to it sitting right next to another couple can be intimidating. Will definitely return when back in NY"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "What can I say!! Mario's Lupa was awesome. The taste, presentation, service were all top notch."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Not just at Lupa but in many fine dining restaurants. Loud voices made an excellent experience just a little less so. There is no need to shout across a table and servers can try to keep the noise down by playing their part too. Lupa is a "go back to" again and again but we find ourselves going out of our way to find the less crowded (less convenient!) times. And no, I'm not an old fogey!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Another wonderful Mario Batalli experience. The fish is fresh, light and perfectly prepared. The salumi is superb. The wine list has good breadth at reasonable prices. BUT, oh my, the ricotta gnochi with sausage and fennel are beyond belief. Light, fluffy little pillows of love, they explode in your mouth with the most incredible blend of flavors. If there are better to be found I would be amazed."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Took a friend here for her birthday & everything was perfect. As soon as we arrived we were seated without any fuss & everything smells so wonderful when you walk in. We had excellent service & our attendant made great recommendations from the menu & wine list during the course of our meal. The gnocchi was heavenly! And the selection of music was excellent. It was a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 2/27/2014