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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

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

3.9

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (30)
Good for Groups (19)
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Business Meals (16)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
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Fun (12)
Authentic (11)
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Good for a Date (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Happy Hour (7)
People Watching (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Cozy (4)
Live Sports (4)
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Kid-friendly (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

The service was wonderful and the food was amazing!

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We had a show at MSG - couldn’t have been more convenient! Service was excellent - food was very good. We got there early - 5:30 - restaurant was practically empty - but by the time we left 7:30ish it was packed. Will definitely become my regular when going to an MSG event!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I️ love this restaurant

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was outstanding. The spaghetti was cooked perfectly and it was very well seasoned. They ran out of the Squid Ink Pasta which was the special but I'm sure it would be have fantastic.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Nice little gem for a friend meet-up. Food was pretty good. The overall scene was great and the location is super convenient for events in midtown.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

They ran out of the majority of the menu options. The wait service seemed a bit long.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Service less than par as usual. Really a shame. The food is good but wait staff is young and inexperienced.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The service and food was perfect. We had a great waiter and it was great

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Have eaten here several times before going to an event at the Garden. The food is always consistent & not over priced for NYC. Plenty of options on the menu. They change it up based on the season. The meatball appetizer is delicious. If you want their bread you need to ask for it at the beginning. It's weird but eveytime I have been there it arrives towards the end of our meal. I will note it is very loud inside if your looking for quiet & quant, it's not your place. I like it. It fits the vibe for a night out pre concert. We sat outside this time because it was a nice weather.. Will be back again.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Always good food and service. Excellent location and value.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great service and food. Little pricey but excellent business lunch. Will be back.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Not an old fashioned venue but basically your traditional Italian fare – service was good, all the staff friendly - I’d go again – I mean it’s not top shelf New York dining but it’s not - I think I saw Mario Batali’s “new” place when I was Googling - $240 a plate or per person more accurately before drink – the food was good and dinner for two with wine cost a lot less than the one person price above. If not in NY it could in many cities probably be regarded toward the better end of Italian dining, everything was tasty. Nothing to complain about and I’d go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Dinner was pre sports event at MSG and location was perfect! Our server, Marisa, was cheerful, knowledgeable and attentive. Wine list was impressive and food was delicious. My husband is more of a "family style" eater so he was a bit disappointed in serving size. I felt the portions were good. The décor was very bright and contemporary, I would definitely return.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

The tables are really tight. The hostess did not seem to want to be there.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Everything was amazing! We go to this place for business meetings and it is excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Sold Italian across from MSG. Great food and service, moderately priced for midtown. Perfect for before an event at MSG.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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