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
386 reviews since May 22, 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 (247)neighborhood gem (208)notable wine list (157)special occasion (147)romantic (146)hot spot (91)great for lunch (79)good for groups (38)vibrant bar scene (33)late-night find (31)great for brunch (21)kid-friendly (14)great for outdoor dining (13)scenic view (6)Show More
  • Love Luca
    nyfavs
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Luca serves impeccable food and is consistent in doing so! I live in LA and make it a point to put Luca on my "go to" restaurants to dine at, when I am in NY!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lupa always impresses
    NYCGourmandVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    It's hard not to be delighted by the specials, the regular menu offerings, any of the outstanding pastas, a deep wine list and an imaginative array of desserts. Lupa really has something for everyone - from fish to pork, short ribs to calamari, duck and pork to vegetarian options if you prefer. Even when we try something new, it becomes our "old" favorite. It's unpretentious and seriously excellent at what it does.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Maybe Just a Bad Day?
    hambone
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I've been to Lupa many times, and my most recent visit was disappointing. Our two appetizers and our contorno were lackluster compared to visits past. Perhaps our mistake was that we opted for more veggies and got only one pasta dish, the very simple bavette cacio e pepe, which was good as always, but I come to Lupa for more than good. The only two stand-out components were the great drinks (a summer-perfect cocktail and great glass of wine) and our stellar service. Next time I need a Batali fix, I'll head to Casa Mono which, as of my meal last week, was still top-notch.
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  • Great Dining
    2Texasdiners
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    First time to Lupa. My wife and I were in town for a long weekend and decided to try Lupa based a recommendation from a relative. We dined in the rear dining room. I had the quail and it was excellent! I would highly recommend it to anyone who has a taste for quail. The service was excellent, as was the atmosphere. I really can't think of one negative about our evening there. I will definitely return the next time I am in NYC.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    BKOK
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I'm never disappointed when I eat at Lupa. The ingredients are always fresh and of the highest quality and then what they do with them is...... so yummy and simple yet complex. A real treat and a comfortable place to enjoy it. Wish it were easier to get a table, especially since it's in my hood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SALTY, but good.
    KFOXVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Very salty meal. Underwhelmed by the octopus main dish, bland & rubbery, and too much salt. The Pasta was cooked perfectly al dente, but personally I felt the salt overwhelmed the dish. Excellent waiter and superb sommelier. Overall a pricey but filling meal. if you love salt, you will love this place. I would suggest sticking to apps and pasta and definitely talk to the sommelier!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Worth a return trip
    nekobabyVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Had dinner here with a good friend and, as always, the food is amazing! We had the artichokes and the spinach salad as appetizers and both were yummy with a decent portion. We decided to just have pasta for dinner - it was also delicious but be warned the portions are small in the traditional primi pati sense. We did not have a "second course" as, for us, this was sufficient enough quantity. We shared the apricot copetta and, even if you are not a fan of apricots, it is a good choice. The ambience reminds me of a traditional osteria and that added to the enjoyment of the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • my 2nd visit
    wntrsquash
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    wanted to take a friend who hadn't been to NYC in a long time somewhere nice. Food is great as is the wine But it was too noisy. Had to keep leaning over the table. But would most certainly go again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rome in NYC!
    spqr
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Enjoyed a wonderful meal in the true Roman style. Excellent Carbonara and the spinach and warm pancetta salad was wonderful. Only quibble was the way the saltimbocca was presented - not my recollection of the traditional meal? We were a table of six people who had all lived and worked together in Rome in past years and were looking to revive memories.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent all the way around
    DavidB
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The food and service are outstanding. There are few options that are simple Italian fare. Most selections are for people who want more gourmet versions of the standard dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed . . .
    Colosseo
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We dined at Lupa for a Sunday lunch. Ambiance was great and the service was fine. The big disappointment was the portion size vs price. I do realize that this is NYC, but the food cost for a carbonara is around $3.00; menu price is $16.00. The portions are small making it almost necessary to order at least two items to equate a satisfying meal. I am from Rome and an osteria a place where you can eat a simple meal for a decent price. Our tab was $200 and we left hungry. Aside from this, however, the experience was enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • morrieVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food was fantastic. The noise level was high, but not so high that you couldn't talk. The tables were very close. So we ended up chatting with the couple at the next table who were visiting New York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not your typical italian
    paymc
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    italian food can get really repetitive, especially if you are italian! the menu at lupa was diverse, and allowed us a selection of meals we were intrigued with. everyone at our table loved their dish. we had the market fish, the octopus, the skirt steak & the veal. simple. delicious. would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Roman taster
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    My wife and I had the Roman taster, and every dish was just about perfect. My six-year-old son was able to get some pasta, which he rated second to mine. The food, the alt-80s music and the honest, straight-forward service were a delight.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A real treat!
    SweetpeaVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I dined at Lupa with a friend and we both thought it was fantastic! We shared the calamari appetizer as well as the orchiette pasta and gnocchi. We then finished with the pana cotta. All was amazing and we loved every bite!!! Service was attentive. The space is small and it was loud once the place filled up - but many NYC restaurants are the same way. We will definitely be back to Lupa in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We loved It!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    It was so wonderful we actually went two nights in a row... Crazy I know, but the gnocchi was devine and the cacio pepe was the best I've every had... Loved our food & service ... Go Mario!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buccatini L'Ametricana
    NickandTonisRedux
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Two words and reason enough to go, although all of their food is superb. Rustic Roman food with a well curated wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and consistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Have been coming here for a while and the food and service are always delicious. only place to get real bucatini alla amatriciana also. go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Not too bad
    Foodie2
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Overall the experience was very good. The food was delicious. We had the prosciutto, spinach and pancetta salad and the calamari for appetizers and then the veal and Sunday dinner Braciola Alla Cacciatora. Thr meat was tender and flavorful. The only disappointments were the bread and music. The bread was good but could have been great if served warm and the music was good but not Italian so it took you out of the mood set up by a nice place. Overall the waiter was nice, food was delicious but it could have used some small tweaks to make it great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat
    Osei79
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Our meal was great and everything came out right on time. The staff were very attentive and welcoming. So far this summer one of my top places I've been to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food, SOOO rushed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    If you are going to the theater or in a rush, perfect. Wine came before cocktails, pasta came while we were eating apps. Twice bus boys attempted to take away food while we were still eating it. A great place in you want in and out, the absolutely friggin worst if you want a relaxing or romantic dinner. Food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always reliable
    Foodiewannabe
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Food, service, wine, and all staff were terrific. Space is tight but cozy.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Like a second kitchen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Lupa is great for short notice late lunches. You can usually get a reservation in the afternoon and the continuous service is a great feature. I love their strong pasta dishes, the pollo diavola is most times a winner and the wines by the carafe are good choices and a decent value given the quality. Have eaten here many times over several years and while I have to at times give them a break after a few consecutive visits I always return. Well worth dining here.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and ambiance
    pdidit
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Good food, drinks and ambiance. I actually took a vegetarian client of mine to this place and there were enough options especially on a Monday (when they have their special meatless Monday special).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special dinner, first night in NYC
    NYCboundfromToronto
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I've been to NYC many times, but this time I was traveling with my oldest son who is 23. He had only been once when he was much younger. We're both into the food network and wanted to try Mario Batalli's restaurant. We were excited and rightly so...the food was fantastic. Our waitress was fantastic and very patiently explained the dishes. The wine guy was also excellent. It was a fantastic experience. 5 stars!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I want to give Lupa an A+++++
    AmandaLynnFlash
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    If I could give more than 5 stars, I would! Not only did they honor all the requests I made by seating us in a private corner and remembering our anniversary, they made a rough night incredibly better. My boyfriend and I came to celebrate, but on the way there he left his bag in a taxi. The hostess and staff held our table while we made phone calls and tried to track down the cab. Once we were seated, our waiter, Charlo, led us through the menu and was incredibly understanding while we were dealing with our lost property situation. We had a wonderful meal, excellent service, and it's all due to the staff at Lupa. We will most definitely come back the next time we are in the city!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big disappointment
    DiscerningDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I hadn't been here since 2006 or 7 and was really looking forward to it. Huge disappointment. Except for the bubbly hostess and familiar atmosphere, all else fell short. The server(s) were curt and unhelpful to my daughter who had questions. The food was mediocre. Nicely sliced meat isn't enough. While the sweetbreads were quite good, a relatively simple dish (carbonara) was unevenly cooked and wasn't even tasty enough to finish. Highlight was coconut gelato- wow- don't have to come down from midtown for that. Such a shame.
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  • Enjoyable evening
    AwShucks
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    During a recent business trip to New York, my husband and I hate here for dinner. As noted by others, the rock music is a bit loud, but it didn't bother me. The food was quite good….I had their special (pasta with lamb ragu) and my husband had the gnocchi. The waiter suggested that they be brought out in four dishes, so we could split both entrees. Great idea, and both were very good. The sommelier was very helpful and knew his wines well. The tartufo dessert was fantastic…I've been dreaming of it ever since! Service was efficient and friendly, not intrusive. I would definitely return here on a future trip to NY.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • And the master himself was there!
    MR99
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    What a surprise to return to Lupa after a two year absence and find the master himself, Mario Batali seating up front in the restaurant. We keep coming back years after years for the food and the quiet neighborhood feel of the place. The waiting staff is always one step ahead and they know what to do, to keep you happy. Both appetizer (the coppa cotta and the fried artichoke) we're simply divine. The heat with the artichoke was a nice surprise. The riccota and sausage gnochi melted in our mouth, a simple yet elegant dish. The skirt steak was a little tough to chew and salty. The gelato del giorno was the highlight of the meal, a delicate balance of caramel that tasted like crème brulée.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic, always!
    MarleyVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Ewe like Lupa so much that we eat lunch there every time we are in NYC. WE HAVE NEVER BEEN DISAPPOINTED! This time we started with sardines, then shared the special cavetelli with pork shoulder and finished with the veal sweetbreads. All accompanied by a wonderful Super Tuscan. Perfect lunch. The pastas at Lupa are the highlight and they are cooked expertly. We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Excellent food. Laid back atmosphere. Can be a bit loud (although summer is better, because they open the front).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, but the service stinks
    jordanalmonds
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Seated in back where every seat was taken. One server for 20-25 seats--not enough coverage. Asked what kind of water we wanted, menus were dropped. 20 minutes later, our server returned to take a formal drink order, at which point we asked for some bread, as none had been offered. We ordered apps and drinks, asked a number of questions about the Italian words on the menu, said we needed two minutes. 15 minutes later the server finally returned. Further efforts to order wine, a second carafe of wine, obtain a napkin and finally to get the check, all took inordinate amounts of time. At no point were we asked how we were enjoying our meal or if we needed anything. We felt ignored. Check was $165, but service more like a $25 meal at IHOP.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Soooo yummy.
    Nico40
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    My fave restaurant of my one-week stay. Delicious food, great wine list. FAst service and simple but yummy flavours. Loved it. Loved being able to see the ham slicing and cheese grating too.
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    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lose the loud rock music!
    ccc1978
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    While Mario Batali may enjoy listening to loud rock music, we, as paying customers in his restaurant, do not. He has been criticized for this in the past but continues to inflict this music on his restaurant customers. In our most recent dinner at Lupa, we had to ask three different people if they could please turn down the volume on the screeching rock music. Finally, a manager came to our table and asked if he could move us to another table because he COULD NOT turn down the music. Really? Why not??? You have to inconvenience us by making us change tables - great customer service! Too bad because the food at Lupa is very good. Glad to see that they brought back the Apician Spiced Dates & Mascarpone - they are heaven on earth!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • gluten-free friendly
    Gusss
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    saltimbocca can be made gluten-free. it was fantastic, as was the GF pasta
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lupa review
    ClarkFamily
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Had a wonderful meal. Two of us had the chops which were fab. The date desert was the best I have had in a long time
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pasta pasta pasta
    BensReviewsVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Unique and delicious… Focus on the flavors! I just came from Vegas (and I had gone to B&B of course) and wanted similar. This is our third time back to Lupa – and a second time back to a place is just the start. Sometimes you feel a little packed in but that’s what the city is all about. Each dish is delivered to you with care. Thanks – we’ll be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not to my taste
    IluvNY
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Pasta was run-of-the-mill and over-priced. chef relies on salt and cured pork for flavor. asparagus dry with nothing but grated cheese and breadcrumbs, both of which fell off before the asparagus hit your mouth. menu basic. bread nothing special and olive oil less than middling quality. Other Italian restaurants in the City are far better.
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  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My wife's entree was amazing but I was disappointed in the quality of my fish. Service could have improved the situation by noticing that I didn't eat a portion of it. The atmosphere was great!
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A perfect evening in The Village
    SteveabouttownVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Fantastic food, wine and setting, I highly recommend Lupa for anyone dining on the Village.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.