Lupa
Lupa

Lupa

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.luparestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2129825089
  • 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: 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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Lupa reviews from OpenTable diners
393 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (254)neighborhood gem (208)notable wine list (172)romantic (142)special occasion (141)hot spot (93)great for lunch (70)good for groups (41)vibrant bar scene (40)late-night find (27)great for brunch (16)great for outdoor dining (16)kid-friendly (11)scenic view (4)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Local gem for small groups. Late night quite busy. Excellent service, wine list and menu. Recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food but we were rushed!
    Christopher
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Food is always spectacular and we return over and over again as the years go by. We were a little annoyed that our server rushed us through our meal. I realize there are a lot of folks waiting in line to eat but we barely had to have time to finish our food before the servers kept coming over to ask if we'd finished. Then they pushed us on trying to order dessert in a hurray and were a bit snippy when we asked that we just be given a chance to finish drinking our wine first. I will still come back and I know EVERYONE wants to eat here because it's so spectacular but I think the reservations should be spaced out a little more if possible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    EatOut212
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    It was our first time at the restaurant and everything we ate was delicious, from the appetizers to the entrees to dessert. One of us had a standard pasta item on the menu and the other had the special. Both were delicious. Best of all the service was wonderful from the moment we entered until we departed. If you love food - specifically Italian food - this place is not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    jfischetti
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Had an amazing lunch here, and as usual, it never disappoints. Wanted to do the Pasta tasting, but opted for the Cacio y Pepe as an appetizer and the Short Rib ragu pasta for lunch -- both were amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    If my experience wasn't five star it was probably my own fault. I booked a table for two and a friend joined at the last minute. Lupa tried to accommodate by unfolding a tiny leaf on our tiny table but when the third person arrived he was blocking half of the waiter station. I felt awkward. Knowing that we were going to have a third person, it didn't make sense to give us that table. But maybe because the reservation was made that same day, we had basically the worst table in the house to begin with. Besides all that, the food here is amazing (the "meatless Monday" pasta special was the best thing I've eaten in months), the service is professional, the setting is lovely, and overall you feel that you are in good hands.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointment
    z2065
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Went to Lupa for anniversary dinner with the wife. Was very disappointed with the quality of the food and overall atmosphere. We ordered the spaghetti, gnocci, and skirt steak. The spaghetti gave a whole new meaning to "al dente" which was undercooked to the point the spahetti would get stuck in your teeth. The gnocci tased quite similar to some canned products I frequently ate as a child and the skirt steak was like rubber. On top of all this, the house music consisted of Outkast, 2 Pac, IceCube, and Bone Thugs N Harmony. Not what I was expecting from an Italian Restaurant.
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  • Disappointing & Bland Italian
    ENBY
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 15th year anniversary this weekend at Lupa and were disappointed. For starters we had squash and shrimp with mint which were both lacking in flavor. For our entrees, we had the striped bass which was a disturbingly small portion and the "sides" were actually underneath the disturbingly small portion of fish. To be fair, the fish was good but did not have the flavor I`m used to: I make the same fish every week and it tastes better, costs a lot less, and I get a lot more food. My wife had a pumpkin ravioli which she also said lacked flavor. Lupa was overpriced, lacked flavor, and portions were way too small. We will not be back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, unpretentious Italian.
    msbnyVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I don't remember ever being disappointed here. The pastas are fantastic; our most recent selections being the pumpkin cappellacci and the beef ragu orechiette. My husband had the heritage pork Arista and I the skate; both cooked perfectly. The skate had rich flavor, creamy texture. The pork was moist and delicate. The food is consistently good and the location is great. We will always go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Orichette with short rib ragu was very dry and skimpy. Remaining salad and bread was whisked away in order to be able to flip tye table, it seemed.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Grivara14
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    restaurant is tiny and staff seems a little full of themselves. Food was good.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    the menu is obscure for the sake of being obscure so it just takes a long time to read. The wait staff is the best part of the restaurant however the food is very overpriced for the quality that you receive. I don't prefer restaurants where you have to sit close to other couples. This was one of the most awkward close situations I've dealt with in a long time. Another couple was practically at my table and I was forced to listen to their conversation the whole time.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Really loved it all. Delicious food, great service and great wine list (and help with that list if you need it). The carciofi and cacio e pepe were perfect. The cado alla vaccinara (oxtail) special and lamb scottadito were excellent. And, frankly, the price for the quaility of the meal was exactly right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ny dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We r from Philadelphia so coming to ny always is a different dining experience. The food at lupa is different delicious and like nothing we can get at home and it's open all day. Nice for people headed out of town.great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Legit
    MaureenVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    One of the best Italian restaurants ever. 100% authentic Roman. Super fresh. Super delicious. Always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice discovery
    LuisVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This ia place that should become a must on every visit to New York !
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2 Good
    Lu2gobackasap
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Food was the best Italian food We ever ate. Service was totally awesome. Our waitress was fabulous and very informed of. The menu and of super help to us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crowded Noisey and Expensive
    AnthonyVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Beware of the wine list. We had an $84 dollar bottle of wine which was nothing special.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place
    BillP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Lupa is a new "go to " place for me downtown. Chicken Diavolo was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • destination dining
    melike2eat
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    it's memorable, the food is always amazing. If you're wondering whether you should stay in Jersey, the answer is no, there really is nothing there as authentic and wonderful as Lupa. It's intimate and comfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • friendly welcome and service
    MarthaVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Exceptionally friendly welcome and service for busy NYC restaurant. Antipasti and pastas were excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food lacking in distinction
    Moodyfoody
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I have always loved Lupa, and have dined here each time I visited NYC. This latest meal was a huge disappointment. We ordered the pasta tasting menu. The first course and the ravioli course were excellent. However, Three courses contained pork belly, rendering them too similar, greasy and without complexity. I even requested lemon to add brightness to one dish. There was not a hint of green - no basil or parsley - nothing fresh tasting. Even the amatriciana, which was the only dish with any visible color, lacked a single morsel of tomato. Luckily the wines were excellent, providing some acidity to an otherwise bland, greasy and altogether disappointing lunch. Our server was delightful.
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  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    No complaints at all about the food. Had the charcuterie board as an appetizer and that was excellent. Split 3 pastas with my friend, sweet corn capellaci, carbonara and bucatini and all were excellent.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal
    withoutfeathersVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Went for the tasting menu, with the cellar wine pairing. Excellent pastas, lot's of impressive wine filled with Barolo, sparkling wine, natural wine, two dessert wines, etc. Great attentive service by the entire staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant lunch, excellent service
    domnskip
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The restaurant is quite small but although it was fairly full during my recent lunch there, my guest and I enjoyed a very nice lunch in a comfortable atmosphere. I started with the Carciofe alla Giudia (Jewish fried artichokes) which I first experienced in Rome and the Lupa version was very authentic. Furthermore, because it was served in small chunks, much easier to eat then the whole artichoke presented in Rome. We then split a spaghetti carbonara which was also well made although it could have used a bit more bacon. For the secondo, the Lupa sausages over broccoli rape, very spicy, but delicious, especially for my guest and I, both of southern Italian heritage. Overall, a delightful meal with excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was lacking
    JonnyM
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Waiter came over to our table roughly 7-10 minutes of us being seated to take our drink orders. We didn't see him once there after, except for drinking at the bar which I can only assume was beer. Eventually after I had finished my first drink, I walked it to the bar myself to have it refilled. Manager, or host took out dinner orders, and eventually I did not see the waiter anymore. The food was decent, a little bland and lacking sides, though that could be how we ordered. I wouldn't reccommend this place. Oh, and 4 shots of whiskey was apparently $54.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Lupa is our go-to place when in NYC. ate there twice this week. YUM
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not what it use to be.
    Notreturning
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I'm a big fan of Chef Mario, and visit Eatly often. Lupa was pretty bad, I ordered a lamb dish with a cold broccoli rabe pesto. I didn't enjoy. I was assured that the lamb would be cooked med-rare that actually the chef recommended it. Well you would expect that it would be cooked perfectly. The side order of carrots were also cold, and over cooked and seem old. When we ask the server if Brussels sprouts were available. We we're asked if they were in season. Here's the rub, I'm already not happy, instead of giving me a lesson on what's in season. At this time I informed the server that I was a chef of 12 years and my wife has 15 years of experience in the industry. We were given a free dessert a nice gesture but not happy with Lupa
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  • I love it
    Lina
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    As usual the food was amazing! I try to go there every time that a go to NY, everything was great!
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    hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    wandsVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Been coming to Lupa since it opened and it remains consistently great. Friendly efficient service and an energetic room (back room is quieter). One warning: if you order the pasta tasting menu (whole table must order) be prepared. It's A LOT of food - 5 different pastas, 3 oz portions each, so best to forgo the appetizers.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Etiquette
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This place never disappoints. The food and our bartender was amazing as always.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bit disappointed
    peaches
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Although I've always found Lupa to be a great dining experience, this time I found the food either way too salty or too spicy without having been advertised as such. I will go back and try it again, because it's always been great in the past, but I was a bit disappointed this visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow.
    bmorefoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    This was my first experience at Lupa and WOW. First, the restaurant is obviously very popular as it was completely full on a Monday night. The staff was very friendly and efficient. The food tho, was the star. I had the sweet corn capellacci and the spaghetti carbonara. Both were fantastic, but the capellacci was especially amazing. It was like a warm hug in each bite. My dining partner had the corn and pesto which was fresh and delicious, and the gnocchi with fennel and sausage - the gnocchi were perfect little pillows of heaven. We enjoyed our meal immensely and will definitely be back!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    girls3
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    This was recommended to me by a friend and lived up to expectations. The wait staff and bar staff are great. The food was delicious and well presented. The waitress went out of her way to make sure that we made good choices. Would definitely return to this restaurant and recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mario does it again!!
    NYCeaterVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Had a stupendous meal here over the weekend! Everything was fantastic from the appetizers to the tartufo!! The pastas were made in-house and the wine-by-carafe was perfect for course pairings. You will not be disappointed! The music was a bit loud in the front room/bar area but maybe the room in the back is a bit quieter? We'll be back again! Grazie!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's Tradition . . .
    boyslovefood227VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My boyfriend and I have dined at Lupa so many times we've lost count. Mainly because everytime we go it just keeps getting better. Tasting menu never disappoints!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Outstanding
    Foodie61VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I may have found my new favorite restaurant. The food, service, presentation and ambiance were top notch. My friend and I who are both foodies and have been to many "trendy" restaurants were extremely impressed with the entire experience. I highly recommend Lupa, you won't be disappointed.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Just perfect pasta ,a great wine list,. We were early for our reservation and were accommodated without being told to come back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing service
    pdolgin
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our waiter was more than amazing. He was not only incredibly friendly but made suggestions on food and wine for items we would never have tried and truly enjoyed. The food was gourmet Italian, the lamb chips we done perfectly. The sauces were anything but traditional but elegant and delicious. This was the first time a note I put into one table that an action was taken on by the restaurant. It was our wedding anniversary.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Romantic but noisy!!!
    Hooolet
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I was expecting a bit more of this, but since this was our first restaurant stop in NYC after beeing awake 24 hours straight might that have negative impact on my experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AAB6VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great service but food is not what it was before , this is my 5 th or 6 th time in this restaurant and sorely disappointed
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