Lupa Trattoria

4.7
832 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Situated in the congenial San Francisco neighborhood of Noe Valley, Lupa is a classic Italian trattoria with comfortable neighborhood charm, affordable prices, and destination-caliber cuisine. Using the best available local ingredients, Chef Stefano Coppola creates a seasonal menu featuring classic dishes from his home in Rome.

The menu is based on the Italian tradition of preparing food - combining simplicity with the best ingredients of the season, including quality olive oil, locally grown local vegetables and fruits, and seasonal specials of seafood, poultry, meat and game. Our bread and pastas - gnocchi, tagliatelli, parpardelle, linguini, tortelloni, and ravioli are homemade on premise.

In addition to the regular menu, our specials menu features different soups, antipasti, pastas, and main courses.

Beyond a passion for authentic Roman cuisine, our friendly Italian staff work from their hearts to make your visit comfortable and enjoyable.

Safety precautions

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  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 832 people are saying
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GayleMolly
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a great and enjoyable dining experience. We particularly love the outdoor back heated patio.

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theoks
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, outdoor seating with heaters

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ThomasR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I wish they had menus. I don't have a smart phone that does the QR code... Frustrating

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Outdoor heated dining!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful anniversary dinner! Back patio is warm and charming. Excellent food and attentive service. We'll be back.

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Mike
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great s little pushy to up sale wine. But once you do they relax
Ha! Ha! Sausage and mushroom risotto could use a little less salt.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meal was wonderful! I had the grilled Salmon w/mashed potatoes and spinach. It was cooked to order and excellent. Our waiter was attentive and the service was very good.
This was my first visit, and I would definitely go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good service and food for the price

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JeffP
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant for delicious Italian food.

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MaryM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious especially pasta dishes, salmon perfectly cooked

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SusanF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always delicious food! Stefano is a wonderful host!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved Lupa! My tongue is still stinging (in the best way) from the spicy arrabbiata!

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Kblim
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy spot in heart of noe valley- boyfriend and I went on a date here. Food and wine was excellent, will be coming back again!

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LisaJ
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is an awesome place with great service, food and prices.

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vipFoodie3
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular and delicious Italian food! Best service we have experienced in a long time!

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vipSallyzap
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our very favorite neighborhood Italian Trattoria. The food is authentic, consistanty
excellent and a wonderful owner and staff. Love Lupa

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Rich
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great waitress from northern Italy . Enjoyed the evening.

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stuartw
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I enjoyed the experience pretty much, with one exception. judging from the wine glasses they use they don't seem to take wine very seriously and they have some very good wines on their list.

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BobM
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food, service and experience Luppa Trattoria was one of my most favorite recent restaurant experiences. The waitstaff fawned over our table - helping us select the best wines and entrees. It felt like we were eating in someone's home versus a restaurant. Highly recommended.

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JuliaI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Eating at Lupa was a very pleasant experience and reasonable value for the money.
We live in the neighborhood and will continue to dine at Lupa.

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vipChristina
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The back porch is fabulous for covid times, and the service and food was fantastic!

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LiviaP
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Friendly atmosphere and excellent food. You can't go wrong there!

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vipSilverDaddy
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have been frequenting Lupa Trattoria for approximately a year. We usually have dinner there once each week, and for the first time brought two guests who were visiting us. The food has always been delicious and we have never been disappointed. Our friends this past weekend both were just as happy with Lupa as we have been for the past year. The owner is congenial and accommodating. The Italian waitress is great, being both friendly and professional. The rest of the staff is always fantastic also. As the pandemic winds down, we will be introducing more friends and family to their fantastic Italian food. Thank you Lupa Tratoria.

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HaroldD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was amazing, good attentive service, great evening for us and will come back.

We ate outside on the patio, my only comment is that they could do simple things to dress up the patio a little bit, make it a little more inviting, but this has little impact on our evening, and like I said, we plan to come back.

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vipFreddy
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I’ve walked past Lupa almost daily but never felt the urge to explore the menu or eat there until recently.

Yesterday the combination of a birthday and a quest for outdoor dining resulted in me making a reservation for dinner.

Currently the restaurant is only providing outside dining on the patio at the rear of the restaurant.

We really liked the food which was a nice surprise since my dining partner is Italian and knows authentic Italian food, and is also a great cook.

We started with the crostini which looked as appetizing as they turned out to be. We also had the prosciutto with marscapone and pears which was very enjoyable.

For our main course we had the pork chop which was a generous size, served with sprouts, and duck breast cooked with balsamic vinegar, green beans and farro. We enjoyed both dishes and would definitely order them again.

We finished with profiteroles which were divine. Light pastry filled with whipped cream and drizzled with warn dark chocolate sauce..

Luckily our reservation was at 7pm which appeared to be at the tail end of when families with very young kids were at the restaurant.

The service was efficient and engaging.

We look forward to returning to try other dishes on their menu.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not that exciting

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor patio, good safety precautions and excellent Italian food. Mushroom pasta was excellent as was the halibut!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great spot! Hidden treasure.

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SFnative
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem. Frequent when I am in SF relaxed atmosphere friendly menus offering. Creative Dishes with out overkill.
Family friendly delightful outdoor patio dining
A must if you are in SF Noe Valley

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vipbruce
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was excellent. Was Like going to an Italian family for dinner. People were very friendly. Can’t wait to go back

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vipvcas
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was exceptional. Great neighbor restaurant.

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vipChrisN
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we eat at Lupa, we are reminded of just how good it is. The food is always spot on. Delicious Italian pastas and a great wine list to match. They offer both indoor dining and also have a cute, terraced area outdoors. The service is friendly and professional. We'll be back!

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vipJenna
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Italian spot in SF. The staff is super friendly, and the food is bomb. The outdoor seating in the back is cute.

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DeeAnnB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our consistent favorites. I feel like their kitchen is my kitchen. Don't want to sounds like an ad for some one else, but I feel like family when I'm there.

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RebeccaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Beautiful deck in the back was very Covid friendly. The staff is very welcoming and helpful. Glad we finally went back again!

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LTR94556
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food (lamb, lasagne and seafood pasta entrees plus bosc pear and prosciutto and crustini appetizers) and service (very personable, attentive, fun). Would definitely return and hope to do so again soon.

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philipjv
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love the food here! Everything is delicious and it is perfect for friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We went to Lupa Trattoria on a Monday evening for a date night. The beginning was rushed - it was unclear where the host stand was, and they initially couldn’t find our OpenTable reservation which was odd, and the service wasn’t overly friendly despite several open tables. Food and wine were better than average, pasta was wonderfully cooked to al dente, although I wouldn’t say anything was unique or better than your average Italian specialty spot.

Probably would not make a habit of returning, but if something on the menu catches your eye it would make for a nice weekday date night.

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JohnfromSF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Head server is terrific, but everyone who works there is professional and friendly. Food is first-rate, of course, especially the pork chop and the fettuccine. Great salad as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We felt like we were eating authentic Italian food! It was delicious.

FAQs

Lupa Trattoria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 282-5872.

Lupa Trattoria is rated 4.7 stars by 832 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.