Fantastic experience.Just an exceptional intimate restaurant with fantastic food. Worth the experience .. and do share the dishes so you get to experience a bit more of the fabulous food.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable EveningMy husband and I dined at Lupa for my birthday. We had the tasting menu, which was a great value for both the quality and quantity of food. Every course was just delicious. We loved the pasta dishes and the pheasant and the pork were the best. The dessert was wonderful as well. And I must say, the service was impeccable. The staff did not miss a beat, and it was crazy busy in the restaurant. Speaks well of it's popularity because it was Monday night! If you are looking for a great Roman dining experience - go. You will not be disappointed. Next time we are in NYC, we will definitely return.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Mother's DayTook my wife along with my son and his girlfriend (both @ NYU) for Mother's Day Lunch. Wonderful welcome upon arrival, seated a couple of minutes early of reservation time. The food was outstanding; the Saltimbocca, although prepared differently than I have had anywhere else (not a bad thing!), was extremely tasty. Salad were fresh, light and delicious.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM12 out of 10Literally one of the best meals I've ever eaten this past time. We've been there before. It is without fail, one of the tastiest meals you can get in NYC. My friend said you have to get the Tartufo and we did. after one bite and we had to put our spoons down and savor the moment. it was amazing. can i say Yum-azing?!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent!we had a wonderful, casual, low-key dinner with perfectly executed salads (spinach, escarole and sliced snap peas with fresh sauteed artichoke hearts spooned on top--mmmm) and pastas made with fresh seasonal ingredients. Great service and a great sommelier who helped us navigate an interesting wine list.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMTasting menu with pairingsTasting menu with pairings very good. Large portions and pours. Outstanding service. Back room a little dark and drab, prefer the front/bar area.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful experience.We had a wonderful experience. Thaw food was amazing, and the wine help was spot on and much needed. My only complaint was that our 3-top was almost on top of the radiator (when it was 66 degrees outside). My companion was a bit roasted despite asking that they turn down the heat. Avoid the back corner and you'll be very happy here .4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went at 4 PM because weWe went at 4 PM because we had 7 PM Broadway show tickets, so it was nice and quiet. One of the best Italian meals ever! We had the escarole salad, Bavette (essentially cacio e pepe), Gnocchi, and Saltimboca. They were all outstanding. Couldn't resist the gelato for dessert, which was excellent. For wine we had the Montepulciano Solonio, which was delightful. We will definitely be back on our next trip to NYC.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThey only criticism we hadThey only criticism we had of this extraordinary eatery was the lack of waiting space, and the tendency of the staff to equate the front Bar Area dining with the experience of the back room. There are a number of places where my wife and I prefer or don't mind sitting in the Bar area, this is not one of them. Thought along the perimeter of the front room, at least a table away from the traffic aisle, would probably be fine for an intimate dinner for two, certainly that would be difficult along the main aisle. We will certainly return and further explore the menu.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMMy son and I had a great timeMy son and I had a great time at Lupa. The staff are
so good. Very attentive, engaging and funny. We loved it.
The food was spectacular. Mario you're rockin it!!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThrow yourselves on the mercyThrow yourselves on the mercy of the chef and the sommelier: go for the tasting menu and paired wine flights: you will not be disappointed.
Pours were generous, and of unusual variations on classic Italian grapes that I would not have chosen for myself. A Sangiovese based rose and a Sardinian Moscato-based dessert wine were stand outs.
Our server was charming, unobtrusive and efficient.
Ambiance and noise level are those of a busy osteria , but we were easily able to carry on our conversation at normal speaking levels.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI LOVE LUPA! It is alwaysI LOVE LUPA! It is always delicious and dependable.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe place to experience aThe place to experience a fabulous authentic Italian meal. Delicious quality food that is well-priced.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't say enough great thingsCan't say enough great things about this restaurant. The food is consistent and thoughtful, and the service is always impeccable.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe liked that it was sparseWe liked that it was sparse with people and prices were good. There could have been more quail in that dish though we liked what we had.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service!Excellent food and service! Would definitely return.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA really true to form concept.A really true to form concept. Simple and straight forward. I really appreciate the adherence to the concept. No deviation. Only issue we had was they tucked us back in a corner next to a radiant heating element. Maybe they did this because we had a nine year old with us. Not sure but other than that I would highly recommend for any one looking for a great food experience.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been here a few times,I've been here a few times, and the food is always delicious. The service friendly and knowledgeable. Had a fantastic night with my best friend and his family. His 9 year old rated it his best meal in NYC.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat family mealOur entire family enjoyed the experience, we started with a affetati piccolo. For our meal, our 10-yr old enjoyed the Gnocchi, the 14-yr old loved his Lupa Pork and Veal Sausages and my Wife and I shared a wonderful Saltimbocca and Bucatini All Amatriciana. Then we wrapped it up with a Tartufo and a couple of Macchiatos The atmosphere was relaxing and casual.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA great restaurant with foodA great restaurant with food you can count on being delicious and authentic. Always enjoy going back.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding overall. SeatedOutstanding overall. Seated right on time. Very attentive and not overbearing service. We sat in the middle of the front room which was a highly trafficked.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOur pasta was a little tooOur pasta was a little too peppery. Otherwise, the apps were amazing!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMKeep's getting better.It is as great as ever if not better. Don't expect the food to be piled on like the junk food we Americans are usually fed. You can eat and really enjoy the full experience and when you're finished your tummy will be full and you'll have a big smile in your face. Superior service.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent restaurant. LimitedExcellent restaurant. Limited menu but that fits the size - too much would not be fresh. Excellent Italian wine list at reasonable prices. Outstanding small selection of by the carafe (i.e. very large glass) Italian wines, poured from the bottle in front of you.. Back section (where we were) a bit quieter and more authentic for me3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delicious and portionedFood was delicious and portioned appropriately. Loved it.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMfood is awesome, but it'sfood is awesome, but it's a bit of a festival there... if you are looking for a sane dining experience this isn't it; if you will put up with a lot of noise and flow for a good meal, this is your place.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile Lupa is a wonderfulWhile Lupa is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant, the pedigree of its ownership, coupled with gustatory and satisfying food, complemented by a deep and enticing wine list, make this restaurant a desired destination far beyond its neighborhood. We have fully enjoyed Lupa on four or five occasions, dating from October 2010. Because hooking a table res is a feat, we have usually squeezed into chairs at the bar. Doesn't matter; still fun (maybe even moreso), still the same great food and still the same joy in wine selection.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delicious. The endiveFood was delicious. The endive salad was very tasty, the Bavetta was the best and the saltibucca was a great entree. Great wine list. Staff was very helpful in helping with food suggestions as well as wine. A must.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLupa is at a very nice neighborhoodLupa is at a very nice neighborhood and has a lovely, intimate ambiance. The staff is friendly and the service very good.
I would reccomend it for couples and friend groups.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLupa's food is out of thisLupa's food is out of this world. The portions are perfect. The service is wonderfully attentive. I've been here for lunch and dinner and prefer the calmer scene at the former.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSix visits in eight weeksAll I can say is that I have been to Lupa six times since my first visit eight weeks ago. I drive in from Connecticut. It is so invariably superb and so inviting that I have thought about getting a pied-a-terre in the neighborhood. Our party had the marinated funghi and sardines with raisins to start, spaghetti alla carbonara and cavatelli for pasta, leg of lamb and stiped bass for secondos. They left us aching for just a little more (despite the generous portions). Favoloso!!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMMy mouth waters at the menu,My mouth waters at the menu, but I simply can't avoid ordering the Bucatini Amatriciana -- simply wonderful. I ate alone and was a little disappointed that when I asked about a "sampler" of the meats as a first course, the waiter said "yes, the piccolo, and brought it to me". But it was clearly the one we usually order for two people. At $20 it was a little steep for a single diner's first course for lunch and more than I actually wanted. I thought before a server did one for me for just one person -- half the quantity. Or if not, I wish he would have told me it was really the sampler for two.2/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent meal! SommelierExcellent meal! Sommelier very unassuming and made delicious suggestion.2/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThis most recent of severalThis most recent of several visits found the same delightful burrata and carbonara preparations that made me so devoted to Lupa in the first place.1/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only reason I did notThe only reason I did not list this as a hot spot or vibrant bar scene is because it was 8 degrees outside and a Tuesday evening. Lupa did fill as the evening evolved. I will put this on my list as a must stop for every visit to the city! Everything was perfectly done and we ate every bite!1/22/2013 12:00:00 AM- Great experience with my- Great experience with my sister
- Long wine list and good recommendations from personnel
- From my personal point of view: Too many times at the table to offer more water1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM