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About Lugo Cucina

Lugo Cucina captures the convivial charm of the Italian café culture. Lugo Cucina is the perfect place for socializing and sharing authentic Italian food and drink. Such specialties as homemade pastas, grilled pizzas, salumi & formaggi with an extensive wine list will make us your choice for dining in Midtown West, located directly across the Street from Madison Square Garden, and Penn Station. Ideal for an after-work or pre-concert dinner and drink.

1 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Serving Lunch Monday-Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Serving Dinner Monday-Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday-Sunday: Open on select weekends when there are games and concerts at MSG. Check our google page for more information.

Cross Street:
33rd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 760-2700

Website:
http://www.lugocucina.com/

Entertainment:
Located in the sports and cultural hub of NYC - next to Madison Square Garden and Penn Station - Lugo Cucina is the perfect place to catch a game after work.

Catering:
Lugo Cucina caters functions for large groups or intimate gatherings. Our chefs have created an exclusive menu of Italian cuisine to meet your tastes. Our Events Coordinators will happily work with you to make your event lively and special.

Parking Details:
Lugo Cucina is near several garages and open-air parking lots. The most convenient is right inside 1 Penn Plaza, next to Lugo Cucina, with vehicle entrances on both 33rd and 34th Streets.

Public Transit:
Subways: 1,2,3 / A,C,E takes you straight to
34th St. / Penn Station



Subways: Q,R,W,B,D,N,F,V will take you to 34th
& Broadway

Executive Chef:
Paolo Dorigato

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Lugo Cucina's friendly and professional staff can accommodate any event for any occasion. Contact us or stop by to see our facility. Please visit our website at www.lugocucina.com to view our menus or email us at info@lugocucina.com

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Daily 11:30AM - 11:45AM 5:00PM - 5:15PM 8:15PM - 9:00PM

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Private Dining

Lugo Cucina Italiana is available for private or semi-private gatherings and offers the versatility to accommodate intimate dining and meetings, large seated dinners, cocktail parties and full buyouts. We offer a fully customized experience based on your needs.

Lugo Cucina Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (22)
Good for Groups (19)
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Great for Lunch (12)
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Authentic (11)
Bar Seating (11)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Live Sports (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Fun (7)
Hot Spot (7)
People Watching (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Cozy (4)
Romantic (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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Healthy (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I generally go for business lunches. It's centrally located and both the food and service are good.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

One of my fave spots :)

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The location was perfect, I was going to see Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden for my birthday. I waited for my husband at the bar and the bartender was wonderful. I wanted a glass of dry ed wine and he gave me some tastes until I found the one I wanted. We were seated almost immediately after my husband arrived. I only wanted a small bite so I ordered a pizza. It was perfect. I would return to drink at the bar or maybe eat outside when the weather is better.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food and drinks were surprising good . I would recommend this restaurant before a concert. Good timing .

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Lugo Cucina is my go to for business lunches. The service is always good and the food is very good as well. Only drawback is it gets very noisy!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We've been going to Lugo for years and have always left happy. But the last few visits seemed as though Lugo has actually gotten even better. Already the "gold standard" for dining in this area, the food and level of service have truly improved over the last couple of months. What was once very good food served by somewhat inexperienced servers, has become amazing food served by a professional staff. Our server this particular evening was Matthew. While the place was crazy busy, Matthew was still able to interact with our table and keep even my demanding wife happy. We tried two of their new dishes and left full and completely happy. Thank you Lugo.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great for dinner before catching the train. Delicious pasta, speedy service, close location to Penn Station.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

A nice restaurant conveniently located right across the street from Penn Station and MSG.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was incredible. However, price is a little too high for the portion of food you are getting. Dishes should be cheaper or more food should be added to the meal.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Still going strong ! After a recent reservation hiccup, GM Dave reached out to us to invite us back to Lugo , he is a gracious host and consummate professional . We had a great meal , excellent food and service , which showed how much Lugo appreciates their clientele and wants to deliver a great dining experience . We’ve been coming to Lugo since they originally opened ( and still sold shirts !) , despite any glitches they are still at the top of their game !

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Decent apps...
Not inexpensive... Spent almost $100. For I small pizza and 1 small antipasto plus 2 beers and 2 drinks.. you could easily run up the billx

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Tapas, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Wonderful place!!! We loved it! Food was AMAZNG!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We made a reservation here because we were going to MSG. It was convenient. And we were completely satisfied. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was good. And the waitress was a delight. I wish I grabbed her name. But she made our evening delightful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Perfect location to take clients. Good for business lunch. Always consistent.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Tapas, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

My daughter recommended this restaurant to us and my son and wife, as we needed a place near MSG, going to the Andrea Bocelli concert later. They were full up that night, a testament to their delicious food and classy atmosphere, and although my son was running late, they were gracious enough to seat us as long as I would be able to order for them. Everything worked out great, but my delicious lobster ravioli, gourmet prepared, somehow was cold. As I did not want to wait for a new dish, although the manager offered, he heeded my request and just heated it up a minute, which did not affect the dish at all, and he was very generous besides, though I did not ask for anything.
Lugo is a great find and a class act.

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Sports, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The service was wonderful and the food was amazing!

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I've eaten here before but I must say, aside from teh nice service we received, the food was not good. Meatbalss "recommended"were dry. my pasta was cold and the vodka sauce was more a pomodora. We were early in the evening so it should not have taken as long as it did for the meals to come out.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Good food, good service....horrible noise, very loud. Could hardly have table conversation.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

MY experience with this establishment has always been delightful. But the most recent visit not so well.I had a business lunch with some people from Macy's corporate.

We ordered as usual so we could enjoy some easy conversstion.Our appetizer came out spot on which was very enjoyable.After about 20 minutes ,I asked our server if our entree was coming out soon which she informed me it was.
After another 25 minutes went by,I asked if there was a problem in the kitchen and she said they were a little backed up.I accepted that being it was very busy with the holiday season. Another 20 minutes went by and at this point..We KNEW something was ary.

She than asked if we would like to speak with a manager which I immediately answered YES.

He came over with apologies saying the kitchen lost our ticket and would we still like our food which we answered YES too.

There was no charge for our lunch but it was quite an embarrassing moment for me and my clients.

Needless to say.
This is and always will be one of the best restaurants in the area.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Always a great dinner before a Garden Basketball Game !

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Fun, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Without question the best place to dine in this area of the City. Everyone who visits this area knows how easy it is to find a "beer & shot" joint, but also how difficult it is to find good food. Lugo delivers. We always enjoy ourselves before a Rangers game. The staff is quite welcoming and the managers always stop by to say hi. I would highly recommend to anyone in the area looking for authentic, quality Italian food.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great location if you have an event to attend at MSG! Food was good and nicely presented. Service was good, too.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The ambiance was pleasant, with an open dining room. We ordered our first course, meatballs, and they were very good. We ordered chicken parm and gnocchi and were going to share each between the two of us. When our waitress put two parms in front of us, we thought she made a mistake by bringing two entrees, when it was actually the one entree which she plated separately for us - so, a lot of food. The gnocchi were delicious, not an easy dish to get so right. The shrimp with the gnocchi seemed out of place, but were also delicious and complemented the dish nicely. Left with a yen for all the above mentioned dishes, but when we go back, might have to try one other gems they have.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great for a before game/train meal. Only good thing about it is it's proximity to MSG and Penn Station, other than that avoid this restaurant. Beyond over priced for average tasting food. Lugo also has a B health/cleanliness rating.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Always Good, lively place, very convenient, eclectic, solid/diverse lunch menu,

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Had dinner for one. Waitress was great and helpful with suggestions for food to order. Food was good. No complaints.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Have been going here for many years and I am an OpenTable VIP , but probably won't go back since we recently showed up for a dinner reservation , which was made through OpenTable and confirmed via a text message request from the restaurant , to find the restaurant closed ! Sent a follow up e mail to the restaurant and their corporate parent (ldv hospitality) the next day and got ZERO response . I guess they don't care enough about their guests to respond or accommodate for their mistake . So, adios Lugo !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Always a good meal before the game with terrific service.

Tags: Casual, Live Sports, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

This place was spot on as usual. Very good food and our server Melissa couldn't have been more professional. I have been here many times, and have always left happy. This time the food was even better than before....... I don't know what they did to the bolognese, but this time a very good dish got even better. My dining companion was making her Lugo premiere and that's where our sever Melissa took over. Melissa walked my friend patiently through the menu and made several recommendations to her. David runs the show like a pro and always recognizes me when I'm in. Makes one feel special. YES...... this place is high energy. It gets loud...... but hey, we're New Yorkers, we are all about the energy!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

I specifically asked for a quiet table because I was meeting an old friend from out of the country. We were seated right on top of another table in the front entrance. The table was small and it was so loud I could even hear most of our conversation. We should have asked for another table but he was there first and we didn’t want to complain. Big mistake.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I never heard of it or knew it existed. I went on Open Table and it seemed like the perfect pre-Billy Joel concert eatery. The restaurant was great, we all enjoyed the atmosphere and most importantly the food. A great choice if you are seeing a show or game at Madison Square Garden as the location is right around the corner at 1 Penn Plaza. Another hint... if you are driving into NYC for MSG and need a parking lot use the Icon Parking at 1 Penn Plaza and go on to Groupon and pay in advance. Parking was $36.00 instead of the regular $60.00!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Amazing!!!!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This was my 3rd time coming to Lugo’s prior to seeing Billy Joel. The food is excellent and having a 5:45 reservation is perfect timing for a 8:00 concert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Loud but fun! Was a great find close to Penn Station. Food good but noise level high for a business lunch. Other diners very accommodating. Service good. Will be back to sample the cocktails!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Must try the chicken parm.
Good location near MSG.
Service good even if bar is loud.

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Meal was very good as in past experiences - our group had a variety of entrees and all were very satisfied. The only issue was we had to wait almost half an hour for our check at the end as it got so busy.

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Reservation was at 6p and our entree didn’t come out till 740p. We checked in with server to let her know we needed to leave for an 8p show and she said she would check in it and never came back with an update. Finally we said we need to have our food served right away along with the check. Server had no real sense of urgency.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Out of veal at 645 pm....restaurant busy...service friendly but slow. Wouldn't go again.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great place for business lunch, convenient location

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Everything was wonderful. I must give your hostesses some kudos. They were so lovely and very professional. We were seated right at our reservation time despite the restaurant being completely jam packed. We had a very nice time. Thank you!

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups
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