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.View Private Dining Details
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Daily 11:30AM - 11:45AM 5:00PM - 5:15PM 8:15PM - 9:00PM
Lugo is always the go to place when around the Garden area. Our server Matthew had all the charm of a naive school boy...... he handled our somewhat difficult table with professionalism. The food was on point and the Manager was a gem. We had a slight problem that was created by one of our own guests, not the server or restaurant, but the manager immediately fixed the problem in such a caring manner. Nicely done Lugo.... we will be back!
Good food - had a great salad - good service - waiter prompt and professional - nice looking interior. One complaint - NOISY! I know some people call that energetic, but when it's too noisy for a meaningful business conversation, it's too damn noisy. My lunch companion said the same. Tables are very close together. You can clearly hear and understand the conversations on your right and left which is very distracting. I've dined there several times before but not at peak lunch hour. Overall good, just noisy.
Knew this place because of business meet and greets. Was hitting up the Ranger game with the fam and decided why not dinner here since it's across the street from MSG. Quickly got seated and started great. Got apps which were great. Then long time before getting food. Asked where it was after waiting 45 mins between apps and dinner. Got the food. I ordered the chicken scarp... it was just ok. Not anything to go nuts about. My wife ordered chicken parm. It was good but zero sides came with it and the value for what it was versus cost wasn't worth it. I'd go here for happy hour with business buds but for dinner the service was lacking and food and value was just ok.
Good food, nice place & great location to Penn Station and MSG.
Sever was great Juliana made several recommendation on the menu ,
most of the old time favorite's are gone fresh Mot and peppers , veal Pram, Veal Marcela. I had the chicken Parm it was very good
All I can say is that Lugo Cucina across from MSG is by FAR the best place to dine in that part of town. Meatballs are always delicious, but I recently tried a new menu item, the striped bass livornese. It was simply amazing! Our server Mo was professional without being overbearing. Dave, who runs the show, is the most incredible host we've ever had. Charming, caring AND funny. Can't wait to go back and try some other new dishes. Thank you Lugo.
Food was just ok. Waitress was snarky and any requests we asked for was always a “no.” Wrong order came out for my husband. It was sent back to be remade. We all were finished with our meals when it finally arrived. We asked for one dinner to be split for two small children. Not only was that not done but we couldn’t get a plate to do ourselves. We used a bread plate. They did take the cost off the bill but between the AWFUL service and just ok food we will not be back.
It was so loud that it was painful.
I’ve been to Lugo a number of times and the food and service is alway on point. The Beet Gnooci was amazing!!! The service is very attentive and efficient. The location is perfect for any event at MSG. I will continue to come back.
Great lunch lunch at the bar
Juliana suggested the veal parm nice twist on the basic adding the pasituto to the Veal Parm
The The mozzarella salad was excellent
I was looking for a restaurant close to Penn Station as were catching a train around dinner time. The location - right across the street from the station - made Lugo Cucina the best option. Fortunately, the location was not the only positive about this restaurant. The food was great and the service was as well. I would come back to this restaurant on our next visit to NYC.
Great services we sat at the bar. food was excellent
Food is just as great as the service, but the restroom needs to checked every once in a while.
Excellent service and food, good place for business meetings
Worked out great for our business meeting. Great table and super service from the staff.
Book ahead and your set to dine. Thank you.
Amazing meal and wine list.
The food is always food n service is excellent
Cafe Lugo always superb. Check to confirm "if" MSG has an event - if so Cafe Lugo will be jammed and deservedly so!
Very very noisy and very hard to find. I walked around Penn Plaza for a 1/2 hour before I found the restaurant. Then the meal was rushed. But the food was very good.
Way too loud if you’re looking to have dinner conversation. Because it gets too crowded, service is not the best.
Have eaten here a few times before.
Friendly staff --- good food choices --- always accommodating for my nut allergy.
Only drawback is closeness of tables and noise level.
Would definitely go back and would recommend.
This is a very good restaurant re food, service, and price point. We have lived in Manhattan for 30 years but have never needed to eat close to Penn Station to catch a train before. But we were in that situation and I started looking for a restaurant very close to Penn Station. Lugo Cucina jumped out immediately based on proximity to the station and the hundreds of excellent reviews on the food and service. Well all those reviewers were correct. I order salmon with regularity when we eat out and, without question, my salmon at Lugo Cucina was superb--as well as the vegetables. Can't wait to have it again. Wine selection is limited and a tad pricey for the wines; however, the wine we chose was good and just about 10 dollars over what I would have considered reasonable. Service was excellent--extremely efficient and friendly. We will be back--even if we don't need to catch a train.
Lunch for two at the Bar was great! Juliana the bartender made several suggestion's on the menu and great wine advice (by the glass) The veal parm was great.
the apps were also very good.
Great find in One Penn Plaza; therefore very convenient for dinner before heading home, pre-theatre, post-work etc. BUT truly great food - not overly fancy, simple ingredients plated thoughtfully and real vfm! Dishes that we ordered (and all were good) included Octopus w fingerling potatoes, Shrimp Spiedini (on a skewer basically), Aragula salad (very fresh) and the Burrata salad - with cocktails and wine that were not OTT price-wise! Great service too!
Always great food and a great place for a drink as well.
When we got there (it was early for dinner) it was quiet and relaxing. We had wine and ordered - wonderful branzino, grilled octopus & spaghetti carbonara - and as we waited for our food the restaurant filled up! Family groups, birthday party groups, not to mention many guys in the bar waiting to go to a NY Rangers game - all these folks contributed greatly to the noise factor: it became quite loud. We had a hard time hearing each other after a while. The FOOD was yummy...and we will surely go back!
Hosted a lunch for clients here. Found it to be a great restaurant with good wine and a good food selection. I will definitely be coming here again.
Great lunch at the bar Juliana made very good suggestion's on several menu items
I have been to Lugo many times as I used to work in the building in which it is located. It is one of the few nice restaurants in the Penn Station/Madison Square Garden area. While I think it is pricey for what it has to offer, the food and the service are always excellent. So if you are in need of a restaurant in this locale I recommend Lugo if you don’t mind paying the price.
It was late, so we shared a caprese salad, calamari & orecchiette pasta dish. Everything was delicious & the portions were substantial! Service was outstanding!
Pre-MSG meal. Was quick and delicious.
Vanessa was an OUTSTANDING waitress! She, along with the food, made it a very memorable experience for my customers and I.
Amazing experience! Great food, great service, great ambience.
Food was great!
Food was delicious. Slightly pricey but not outrageous. Service very good fast and friendly.
Food decent, not great and overpriced. Location convenient.
Great seafood. Everything that we ordered was delicious
Great server and great food!
It’s was ok, the food was fair