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Lupa

4.4
5615 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Lupa specializes in high quality, moderately-priced Roman fare with a New York edge. Lupa is a fun, boisterous and unpretentious trattoria with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5615 people are saying
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Bluenile
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Anniversary

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saph
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Good was good but service was not. The waiter was very pushy. Ruined the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Waited for 45 minutes even with a reservation. Reserved outdoor dining but finally sat us at the bar since it took so long.

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vipbac528
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal as always!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. The hostess was very accommodating.

KD
KevinD
Denver
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still amazing! I have loved this place for years! The food is incredible. So good. The wine list is reasonably priced. We had a fantastic meal! Thank Lupa!

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vipSueP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Attentive service and wonderful food. Highly recommend

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BigXiaoLongBao
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Bets pasta in Manhattan. Wine selection is also very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! Good food and great service!

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NickD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Lupa! Their Cacio e Pepe is the best in the city!

KM
KevinM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Quality of food and service has dropped since Batali is not involved.

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antoniob
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very stretch and noisy, tables are too close . However, very good food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the truffle flight and it was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Anniversary

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vipfood4thesoul
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Oxtail was a huge piece of bone with little meat. Pastas are pretty good but are not fresh pasta. Good but not as good as they used to be. Friendly staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked month in advance fir a special dinner on the patio. We arrived and the hostess was beyond rude rude rude. The patio was not outside dinning but rather closed in and not ventilated and beyond hot. We asked to move tables twice and she waved us off like flies. We’ve been dining there every year for 20 years when we visit nyc and will NEVER return. Worst service ever!!!

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Queenmum
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Gluten free options are available. Friendly service.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Appetizer good, secondi good. Main dish was the grilled octopus. Accompanying potatoes were cold; like out the refrigerator cold. Was told after sending back to kitchen, to have it return still cold... that's how they make it. Took it home to reheat everything and enjoy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent bucatini amarticiana and Cacio e Pepe pasta. Had the roast potatoes, mushrooms, and greens on the side. Potatoes and mushrooms I’d order again, the greens I would skip as they were sour and bland.
My wife and I felt comfortable sitting in the outdoor structure with an air purifier and open doors.

JR
vipJenniferR
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We always have eaten at Lupa on Sundays when visiting NYC from CA. Unfortunately a lot of our favorites were gone from the menu & we all found our food to be quite salty.
I think they're doing the best they can post Covid, But unfortunately it just wasn't the same

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Peteywheatstraw
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place, highly recommend. Easy to get a resv on Opentable

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Lupa is nice but a shadow of its former self

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vipMayji
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great pasta, would love it if they had a Pinot Grigio or Riesling by the glass! The wine portion seemed a bit large for just one person! I would go back if they adjusted their wine menu so that they gave a normal glass and had more of a single glass portion. Don't mistake me, the pasta and food was delicious but without alcohol, I wouldn't give the restaurant higher than a 4 and def would not go back. Not really sure why they offer the larger portions of alcohol!

MB
vipMrBill
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Good value on wine with wide range (able to order a wine from Puglia!). Great music soundtrack.

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KimC
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Insane good. I’d lick that Bucatini out of a trash can it’s that good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

7:15 dinner reservation. We started with apps and pastas. When we wanted to add more food, we were told the kitchen was closed. Seemed odd-wasn’t like we had a late reservation. Wished our waitress would have told us that upfront. The food we did eat was outstanding!

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vipSamantha
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Our waiter was excellent and very attentive. The tables are sooooo close together. You are right on top of the people next to you. Way too cramped inside

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CmyVancouver
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the food and atmosphere. A lovely dinner out. :)

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vipDianaT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We waited 45 minutes to be seated even with a confirmed reservation. The host(ess) was rude, the place too noisy to hear, the food ok—not special. Very expensive for what we got. Never going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Not like it used to be unfortunately. Food is not the same :(

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We used to frequent Lupa, our last few visits have been really disappointing. The food and service were always incredible but lately they have both been underwhelming. My friend informed the waiter that she was pregnant and they put alcohol in her mocktail, when she asked they reassured her there was none but she could taste something was off. She then spoke to the bartender privately who said "not a chance" then moments later came running over to say that there was alcohol in it - no apology, nothing. Just grabbed the old drink and remade a new one. She had already drank some and was pretty nervous to drink the new one so we just paid for it. Our meals were okay, not great as usual. The cacio e Pepe was still wonderful. I reached out about our issue to inform management via email about the incident and never head back. We usually go at least once a month and ordered takeout a lot during the pandemic. Unfortunately, we will probably not be back for a while because they just do not seem to care about their customers anymore, maybe they are just so busy and do not need to but I hope they get back on track.

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Telecaster
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We've been to Lupa several times, but this was our first time back since the COVID hit.
We found the service to be pretty slow this time around. And in terms of the food, the octopus was incredibly tough and the spaghetti with black truffles was bland (I know, hard to believe!). The pasta in itself was very well cooked.
We also had the braised lamb which was spectacular!

We are going to give it 1 more try to see if this was just a fluke.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing. Great service and ambiance. No complaints here!!

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nicolef
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A wonderful Village find. Delicious food, fabulous drinks and quaint atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!

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Diazh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service especially with a 1yr old boy.
Food definitely reminded us of our time living in Italy. Thank you for your patience with my son and amazing service. It was a great family dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Best Italian in Manhattan, hands down. Order the bucatini and whatever the chef’s special is when you’re there.

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vipMadison
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible dining experience!! Love Lupa!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I went to dinner with a friend on a Friday. Overall I would say I was pleased with my experience. The ambiance of the place is perfect for a casual, early night dinner. I really liked how they tried to retain the spirit of an Italian eatery in a New York setting.

The cocktail menu was lighter than the wine list, but I thought my drink was well done. They even dropped a twisted orange peel on top, which was an elegant touch.

The best part about this place though was certainly the food. The prosciutto was delicious and I regret not adding cheese to it. It definitely checked the melt in your mouth box. The Primi and secondi menus were also robust, they had a ton of options to choose from which is a plus. I had the bucatini and my friend had the short rib Ragu.

Candidly, I thought the ragu was a little bit dry but I’m not the biggest fan of Ragu so don’t let that steer you away. The bucatini however was fantastic. The server said it was salty before I ordered, but frankly I thought it was more spicy than anything else which I liked. The meat was also tenderly cut and delicious. Overall I would definitely recommend coming back and trying some of the other pastas they have.

4.6/10

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Loved the food.

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vipdocjj1
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lupa is an amazing traditional Roman-style Italian restaurant. This is our second visit in one week, and both times, we were highly impressed by the wait staff and the excellent food. I do not understand the recent 1 star ratings, as both nights of dining were superior! The spinach and peach salad was amazing!. The chef added a new appetizer (fried zucchini blossoms) that were truly unique in preparation and flavor. Pastas are cooked to perfection and very well-seasoned. Desserts both nights were also excellent. I highly compliment Chef James Kelly for two excellent meals. Highly recommended!

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You can order delivery directly from Lupa using the Order Online button. Lupa also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Lupa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 982-5089.

Lupa is rated 4.4 stars by 5615 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.

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