170 Thompson Street
New York, NY 10012Neighborhood:
ItalianPrice: $31 to $50
- 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
- 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.Continued
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Lupa reviews from OpenTable diners
386 reviews since May 22, 2014
- Ambiance4.1Noise LevelModerate
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 LucanyfavsDined on 7/21/2014Luca 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Lupa always impressesNYCGourmandVIPDined on 7/21/2014It'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:
- Maybe Just a Bad Day?hamboneDined on 7/20/2014I'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.
- Great Dining2TexasdinersDined on 7/18/2014First 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DeliciousBKOKDined on 7/17/2014I'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:
- SALTY, but good.KFOXVIPDined on 7/16/2014Very 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:
- Worth a return tripnekobabyVIPDined on 7/15/2014Had 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:
- my 2nd visitwntrsquashDined on 7/14/2014wanted 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Rome in NYC!spqrDined on 7/13/2014Enjoyed 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:
- Excellent all the way aroundDavidBDined on 7/13/2014The 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Disappointed . . .ColosseoDined on 7/13/2014We 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- morrieVIPDined on 7/12/2014The 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- not your typical italianpaymcDined on 7/11/2014italian 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:
- Roman tasterOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 7/10/2014My 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:
- A real treat!SweetpeaVIPDined on 7/8/2014I 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:
- We loved It!OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 7/8/2014It 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:
- Buccatini L'AmetricanaNickandTonisReduxDined on 7/7/2014Two words and reason enough to go, although all of their food is superb. Rustic Roman food with a well curated wine list.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delicious and consistentOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 7/6/2014Have 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:
- Not too badFoodie2Dined on 7/6/2014Overall 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great place to eatOsei79Dined on 7/4/2014Our 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- excellent food, SOOO rushedOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 7/3/2014If 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:
- Always reliableFoodiewannabeDined on 7/3/2014Food, service, wine, and all staff were terrific. Space is tight but cozy.Special Features:
- Like a second kitchenOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 7/2/2014Lupa 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good food and ambiancepdiditDined on 6/30/2014Good 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:
- Special dinner, first night in NYCNYCboundfromTorontoDined on 6/30/2014I'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:
- I want to give Lupa an A+++++AmandaLynnFlashDined on 6/28/2014If 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Big disappointmentDiscerningDinerVIPDined on 6/27/2014I 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.
- Enjoyable eveningAwShucksDined on 6/26/2014During 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:
- And the master himself was there!MR99Dined on 6/25/2014What 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:
- Fantastic, always!MarleyVIPDined on 6/25/2014Ewe 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:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 6/24/2014Excellent food. Laid back atmosphere. Can be a bit loud (although summer is better, because they open the front).Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good Food, but the service stinksjordanalmondsDined on 6/23/2014Seated 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.Special Features:
- Soooo yummy.Nico40Dined on 6/22/2014My 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Lose the loud rock music!ccc1978Dined on 6/22/2014While 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:
- gluten-free friendlyGusssDined on 6/21/2014saltimbocca can be made gluten-free. it was fantastic, as was the GF pastaSpecial Features:
- Lupa reviewClarkFamilyDined on 6/21/2014Had a wonderful meal. Two of us had the chops which were fab. The date desert was the best I have had in a long timeSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Pasta pasta pastaBensReviewsVIPDined on 6/21/2014Unique 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:
- not to my tasteIluvNYDined on 6/21/2014Pasta 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.
- DisappointedOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 6/21/2014My 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!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A perfect evening in The VillageSteveabouttownVIPDined on 6/20/2014Fantastic food, wine and setting, I highly recommend Lupa for anyone dining on the Village.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.