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Lupa Trattoria

4.6
579 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Mon-Sat: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5pm- 9pm.
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Phone number
(415) 282-5872
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Stefano Coppola
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Private party facilities
Please contact the restaurant for more details.
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Private party contact
Stefano Coppola: (415) 282-5872
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Castro Street
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Parking details
Fairly easy street parking if you consider that it is San Francisco after all. There is a public lot less than a block away, but usually it is not needed.
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Takeout, Wine
What 579 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.3
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Lupa is amongst our favorite places. Please elect not to go so we can!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We love Lupa. It's a birthday tradition! Tortelloni, and the Bolognese are our favorites.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food at this unassuming neighborhood restaurant is truly outstanding. Whenever there if a fish "special" go for it, as it is exquisitely prepared, never overcooked. The dish can be quite simple, sometimes just a bit of butter, lemon and light garlic, but filled with flavor.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Nice neighborhood restaurant. Food was quite enjoyable. Salad was excellent. Took a friend from out of town. Unlike many places, the noise level was low enough that we could actually talk and hear each other! That alone made it great for a visit with a friend.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food is always fantastic, great service, and reasonable prices.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Lupa is a fantastic neighborhood trattoria. We love the food, service, and the atmosphere. The pastas are all tasty (especially the fettucine with black truffle sauce), and the ambiance is wonderful for a casual night out. The owner and waiters always make us feel extra welcome, and even when it is crowded, we can still hear each other (my husband has a rather soft voice). The wines are all Italian but high quality. The service is swift and very friendly. It is one of our favorite San Francisco restaurants. Enjoy.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Fantastic!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food is always reliable. I wish they would change the menu though. I've been to Lupa several times over the years and the same items are on the menu. This is your neighborhood go-to place.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Best meal and service in SF

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We were sat directly next to a gaggle of children who were extremely loud. Very Noe valley. Luck of the draw, not the restaurant’s fault. Veal special was underwhelming; the potatoes tasted like they were from a box, greens weren’t seasoned at all. The gnocchi dish with boar was delicious.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great dishes! Will definitely be back. Enjoyed the lasagne very much.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Such a nice and cozy spot! The staff is so friendly and welcoming, we all felt really comfortable there. The food was superb and cooked perfectly. I had the lamb chops which were so juicy and tasty! My friend had the seafood spaghetti which was also delicious and had such a unique sauce in it. We also tried the carrot soup which wa surprisingly really nice and creamy and very good. Everything was amazing! Would recommend!

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent food. Good service. Unfortunately at our last visit high noise level

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great as usual

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Our go-to Valentines day date. Always delicious, always lives up to our expectations. I wish we lived closer, we would go a whole lot more often!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The best classic Italian food in the city. Not touristy. Real local charm aboumds. The pasta are fresh, hand made, and perfectly cooked. The sauces are rich and complex. The service is as good as the food. This place is always in my top 5 favorite restaurants. If Michelin is listening, they deserve a star.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Outstanding neighborhood Italian restaurant. Excellent taste, service and ambiance. Never a bad meal. Pasta is first rate. Nightly specials. Very user friendly. Compared with all SF restaurants including the three star group I would place Lupa Trattoria in the top 5%.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Fantastic service and food

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Never disappointed here. Will keep coming back.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Gear food, friendly service!

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Dined here several times since moving from Scotland last year. Consistently good.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Good food and warm, if slightly loud, ambiance.

Friend got too stoned, greened out and passed out on the bench outside. Bench was comfortable 5/5, would recommend to pass out on.

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4.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Good neighborhood feel/small intimate space. Food was well prepared and tasty. It’s on the pricey side but what isn’t these days in SF? Big drawback was our waiter with a rather dour attitude - it kind of took the shine off an otherwise pleasant dining experience.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent food and service. Creative menu. Great ‘vib’.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Delicious!
Really wonderful waiters who recommend delicious choices.
Will return!

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4.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Consistently great Italian food. Love their Risotto. Quiet and convivial ambience. Friendly service.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent food & service. All Italian wines. Noise level is VERY high, be aware!

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Really enjoyed our dinner: Very good wine, food and service. We weren't rushed and from start to finish, positive in all aspects. We definitely recommend Lupa Trattoria. Enjoy!h

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

WOnderful food, wonderful service. No complaints at all.

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Super rude manager with an attitude I've never experienced before in a restaurant. Even with a reservation, they let you wait for at least 30min to get a table since they overbook!

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was really good! Even the Cesar salad flavor was good! I got the duck breast that ‘‘twas cooked to order. My date got then fish. Generous portion and not dry. We shared the bucatini which I loved! Moore’s cooked to perfection. Dessert was a nice ending to a really enjoyable meal!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

This is our go-to Italian - and we are snobby on Italian having lived in NYC. We love it. Always have, and we'll always be coming back.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Also great authentic Italian food! I alway enjoy the in-season specials!

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

We've been going to Lupa since the restaurant opened in 2001. One of our absolute favorites! Food is amazing, and the service is even better. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Love this place.

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Just good food well cooked. Great neighborhood restaurant. Very consistent.

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3.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was just so so. I think mostly of the opinions saying how extraordinary is the pasta, are exaggerating. We order pasta and our opinion is not too good. Making pasta with Prego and parmesan cheese in home it will leave you more satisfied.

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4.0Dined on December 11, 2017

Very Pleasant neighborhood restaurant .
Great food/ great service / well priced.

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Good service and good food.

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

I can't go back to Lupa's enough. The food is great, and the wait staff is fantastic! The staff is polite, accommodating and attentive to your every need. They make their own bread, and it is delicious! My guest raved about the Papadelle pasta with Italian sausage. The Alaskan halibut was done perfect for me. It is definitely 5 star quality in every way!

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