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Lugo Cucina

1334 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Business Meals
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Seafood, Comfort Food
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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.
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Phone number
(212) 760-2700
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Paolo Dorigato
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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.
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Cross street
33rd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues
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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.
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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
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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.
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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 to view our menus or email us at
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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

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.

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

What 1334 People Are Saying
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vipgrandmalu (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.

vipGinaL (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Way too loud if you’re looking to have dinner conversation. Because it gets too crowded, service is not the best.

MaryellenK (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

vipOnePenn (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

vipReggie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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!

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Always great food and a great place for a drink as well.

billt (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Excellent food
Fantastic Service
great enviornment

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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!

viprfgnyc (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

vipOnePenn (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Great lunch at the bar Juliana made very good suggestion's on several menu items

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

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.

Sailingnut (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

It was late, so we shared a caprese salad, calamari & orecchiette pasta dish. Everything was delicious & the portions were substantial! Service was outstanding!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Pre-MSG meal. Was quick and delicious.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Vanessa was an OUTSTANDING waitress! She, along with the food, made it a very memorable experience for my customers and I.

Jguide (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Amazing experience! Great food, great service, great ambience.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was great!

vipJasonK (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Food was delicious. Slightly pricey but not outrageous. Service very good fast and friendly.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Food decent, not great and overpriced. Location convenient.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Great seafood. Everything that we ordered was delicious