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
391 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (252)neighborhood gem (214)notable wine list (168)romantic (149)special occasion (148)hot spot (97)great for lunch (76)good for groups (41)vibrant bar scene (39)late-night find (28)great for brunch (19)great for outdoor dining (16)kid-friendly (13)scenic view (6)Show More
  • Service was lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Etiquette
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This place never disappoints. The food and our bartender was amazing as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As always delicious
    Suitgirl1953
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    As always excellent food, super service, knowledgeable wine sommelier, just can't figure out how not to have to sit in the back room. Not nearly as fun as street side. Service makes up for table disappointment
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot and cold
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I had been looking forward to dining here for a while, but my experience was pretty lack luster. Ambiance is buzzy - could be romantic, but the tables are quite close together which detracts from the romance. Service was spotty - waiter was pleasant and knew a lot about the menu, but he seemed to forget about us from time to time....luckily we weren't in a rush. We ordered the gnocchi off the menu and a pork dish that was one of the specials. Gnocchi was just ok...pasta was fine - light and fluffy like they should be, but the sauce was bland and boring. The flavours of the pork dish were great, but the meat was dry and a bit tough. All in all, it was a fine experience, but I wouldn't rush back to dine here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comida maravilhosa!
    Paulinha
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Comida maravilhosa! Ambiente ótimo! Atendimento excelente!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1Chance
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food at Lupa is very good however our experience was that the our waitress and Lupa's General Manager need to be more gracious and accomodating to dinning guests.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • EllenS
    EllenS
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    As always love Lupa. Always accommodating, always great food and service with great wines. Went for dinner with friends and they loved it as well...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always above the rest
    MarlenedcVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The service is impeccable as always. Our waitperson, Charlie was terrific. The red snapper was beyond delicious. My beet appetizer was not up to the usual but they whisked it away and offered a replacement. The carbonara is always a great choice too. We got one for the table to share and it was perfect, a couple of bites really did it. The desserts are always beyond delicious, a great way to end a meal. I love the Tartufo, not like most Italian restaurants, much better. I will come on a Tuesday for the duck next time since it was so amazing the last visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still solid after all these years
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Had not been to Lupa in years and it did not disappoint. Food was still innovative yet classic Italian, prepared to perfection. The carcofi alla Giudia were crisp yet tender, the halibut over charred corn w cherry tomatoes was excellent. My dining companion did say her mozzarella in the capers was not the best yet raved about her homemade biscotti. I love that Lupa is not a scene while still maintaining it's own hipness. Eels like a perennial that hopefully always remains excellent. Can't wait to go back for a fall menu. If only the waiter was as fine-tuned as the good - he just did not seem so knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Italian in NYC
    Adamp3p4VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Amazing place even better food I moved to Florida 4 months ago use to come here 4 times a times I missed it so much. Brought 5 new work colleagues a;;; said best food of their lives !! it really is that good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Crowded, Noisy, very Roman
    DrBob
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Most of the tables are small, the noise level is large, and the meal is terrific. I am a fan of Mario's cacio e pepe pasta, and it never fails me. The fried artichokes aren't found in many places and are teriffic. I never has as light a Tartuffo as they serve here. Be prepared to spend a lot for three courses and a decent bottle of wine, but if you can afford it, the dining experience can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a pleasure
    BritinNY
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Every bite was delicious, particularly the carciofi -,fried baby artichokes, the veal sausage and the panacotta. We had a long, lingering lunch, without the waitress pressuring us to hurry up. It was a really lovely experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Great dinner in the Village - authentic menu and wine list - we all loved our entrees and the ambiance was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lupa
    akas
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Food was delicious, ambiance was great. Service could have been better. We were in a corner table and kept getting hit by waiters who were VERY attentive to the table next to us. We unfortunately did not receive the same service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stephen F
    StephenFVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Never have a bad meal here. True rustic Italian cuisine. Simple but special; and everything is delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disapoints
    Foodfanatic
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Lupa always delivers. The service is great and the staff really helps when choosing courses. We always leave satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pasta!
    LorieD
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Service was so so. Our first waitress was amazing and provided great recommendations but 1/2 way through service we were given a different waiter. He seemed distracted and detached.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was out standing.
    Love2eat
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The pasta was cooked aldente! To perfection , the staff was very friendly & attentive. The wine list is amazing. We were very pleased. Seating is a little tight in the front room. I'm not sure if the back room is a little roomier. All & all it was a very easant experience we would definitely dine there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but not great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This was my third visit to Lupa and my least favorite of the three. The good was still spectacular except the bucatini which was not spicy at all. The service has decreased in quality. The waiter refused to bring us olives until we placed our full order. Once we placed our full order, the waiter cautioned "Are you sure that's all you want? That's not very much food." Tacky and inaccurate. We were quite full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected more...
    Saltimbocca
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    All entrees that we ordered were delicious but some of the portions were just too small (especially Market Fish with Sweet Corn and Cherry Tomatoes). The crispy duck entree was amazing but in my opinion lacked some accompaniment (I guess I was supposed to order 'Contorni' additionally but did not know the duck would actually arrive ungarnished). The service was somewhat 'brisk', I had to hold on to my plate to keep it from being taken away from me before I could even say something! Overall, I had a feeling that we were rushed to finish our meal and leave. I would definitely prefer a more relaxed ambience...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing dinner
    Laurab
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Great selection, great wine list, great presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    A great find with high quality but reasonably priced food for Manhattan. Service was very good, helpful and informative but not in your face. I'd definitely recommend this Restuarent.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed.
    AandJVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This restaurant is always above our expectations. Exquisite food and our pallets are so happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hunt this wolf down
    napoleoninrags
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This is a classy spot with very high quality food and service in a romantic setting, which proved great for this meal to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We ate early in the evening, arriving at 6:20pm, as we were going to a music event around the corner. The staff took trouble to find out our tastes before recommending a wide selection of courses on the menu. They encouraged us to split the courses between the two of us so that we could sample many things on the varied menu. (They also have a separate tasting menu, with matching wine). The wines were expensive but the one suggest to us was oh-so-perfect a match for our food selections, and one of the best whites that I have ever tasted. Salami/prosciutto highly recommended, as was skate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Total disappointment!
    fiftyfoodies
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We are a group of foodies visiting NYC and Lupa had been highly recommended to us. The waiter started with giving us warm Rosé, was indifferent and slow. We had 4 starters, only the beets were good and all the main courses were bad. The sweetbreads were cold and unedible, the pasta wasn´t cooked enough and the Saltimbocca was tasteless and burnt. There are so many good restaurants in NYC, don´t waste your taste buds on Lupa.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, just a little tight
    joshFoodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was exceptional as was the wine pairing. It was nice they had a Somm on staff to help with the bottle selection based on the tables orders. The Heirloom Tomato appetizer was out of this world (I could not recommend it enough). The only downside is it was very cramped...our table was virtually on top of our neighboring table (so close in fact you could hear conversations, read their menu's, etc.) Other then that, it was excellent. I would go again without hesitation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    sukito
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Lupa is a one of those restaurants you will keep talking about and going back to. The staff make you feel you are the most import person in the room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.