Lupa

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$30 and under
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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Lupa will offer a $79 Thanksgiving tasting menu with optional wine pairing. We will not be offering our normal menu. To view the menu, please visit: https://luparestaurant.com/news-events/celebrate-thanksgiving/

Thursday, November 28, 2019

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GJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dinner - their pasta carbonara is the best in the city!

A
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Vamos a volver, como tantas veces lo hacemos

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MW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely restaurant on a side street with a wonderful ambiance. The food is beyond amazing and this will be my go to restaurant when I’m in NY. Ask for Victoria, she’s so helpful with suggestions and adds context and connection to the dining experience. A really wonderful restaurant. Try the Bavette Cacio e Pepe, Casarecce with Short Rib Ragu, the tartufo, the cheesecake and their homemade limoncello. Actually, everything is delicious! Enjoy!

H
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always amazing food and large menu to choose from. One of my favorite NYC restaurants for many years now.

m
New York Area
132 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

having been here several times before, arrived on time and was seated in a quickly. Restaurant fully packed and very loud. not for quiet romantic or business conversation and no side by side seating available.
service friendly and reasonably professional. som was familiar with the wines, most of which were quite above what I would expect for this type of informal establishment. first dish was salumi with a side of buratta which was ample and the meats well chosen. burette excellent next for pasta paparadelle with garlic and mushrooms which I will give 4 stars. "main course" was octopus: probably could have done better with the branzino.
while the evening and meal were enjoyable given the price, noise and closeness of the tables, it's ok for
a decent meal but if you want to hear what your significant other is saying better to communicate via cell phone!

TG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was, and always is, spectacular. The pan-seared Branzino was buttery, crispy, and plated beautifully. Both specials, pasta with duck ragout and pasta with oxtails were perfect. It was a bit warm in the back room, but the food was worth it. Definitely recommend reservations

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely awesome as usual!

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant! Never disappointed! Recently dined here for our anniversary and it was the best!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go there for every occasion whether it’s a special occasion like birthdays and mother day or just celebrating the day with friend.
We love their pasta. We love the wine and desserts.
I am never disappointed and I’ll keep going until another simple and crisp italian restaurant can compete with this excellence.

s
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for lunch so neither too crowded nor noisy. Every dish perfect. The buffalo mozzarella with carrots unbelievable.

E
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Pappardelle pasta was too al dente. Not cooked enough. Sauce very rich- loads of butter, which was not mentioned on menu.

Chicken was delicious, though not really “el diablo,” as it wasn’t very spicy hot. Potatoes were divine.

Jambon and salad were good starters.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing experience, they sat us in our favorite corner table. I look forward to going back at again sometime soon.

OT
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really special food. We have high standards for Italian restaurants and they exceeded them.

OT
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went here for our anniversary dinner and it was amazing! The pasta dishes were absolutely delicious and the ambiance was low lit and beautiful! We will definitely go back!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food never disappoints and neither does the staff! Always an over all great experience when I come here.

CH
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

After seeing the glowing reviews given for the restaurant, and my prior experience there, I figured I would give it another chance. It was the worst decision I could’ve made. After taken in a show at the Blue Note, a group of us stopped in with our reservations for some late night dining. Everything went downhill from there. But firstly, when I called the restaurant earlier in the day to confirm, they mistakenly thought my reservations were for 10/6 minutes when I insisted it was for 10/5 that night. I knew this because their restaurant texted a confirmation the night before 10/5. Secondly, our waitress was absolutely terrible. She looked completely disinterested in helping us with the menu since much of it was in Roman Italian, and the glossary on the back of the menu was extremely cumbersome. She also seemed to be in a rush to leave work and spent little to no time explaining any specials or the wines available by the glass. Thirdly, the Saltimbocca dish was a nightmare. The prosciutto was burned, the veal was tough and the vegetable was tasteless. And to top it all off, our server had the audacity to tell us another server was taking her place as she was rushing out of the door and to not worry about our tip as it’ll be shared with the other server. Who does that???? As mentioned before, this was my second time patronizing this place and it was a complete embarrassment for recommending it to our group. All of us left the restaurant ignored, disappointed, and disgusted. We’ll never return.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite that never lets me down

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Lupa. Never disappoints.

ED
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great pasta and service. Reasonable price and fairly prompt with reservation.

a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner for four with appetizers , main courses and wine was delightful and delicious.
As a West Village picky diner.........? Loved it and will return!!

OT
Taiwan
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Extremely packed. Crowded. Might’ve been a particularly busy night

J
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Pasta was outstanding. Everything else mediocre. Noise level made it very hard to hear people just across a tiny, cramped table. It’s a hip spot, very popular still— even after so many years and so much #metoo news. But there’s much better food to be had elsewhere.

PM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a really good time food was great it was a little loud but overall a definite place you should try and go again and again and again. If you’re near NYU in Washington Square, Park definite place to stop and eat

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The restaurant really tries to cram in as many seats as possible. Its tight quarters there, I wouldn’t go back.

SM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It's very interesting how the little things matter. Our first interaction, like anything, sets the tone of the experience to come. We had a reservation and when we checked in, I asked the hostess if we possible, for us to avoid a table in the middle of the room. She was dismissive... saying that won't be possible. A better answer would have been... "I can't promise but I'll see what I can do" or "I will try, but, it may take a little longer to seat you". Her response set us off on the wrong foot while we waited to be sat. Something totally avoidable.

Funny enough, we were given the perfect table. From there the service was excellent and the food very enjoyable. Overall a great experience.

The only sore spot was the first impression made by someone who just needs a little training in how to manage expectations and make the guests feel a bit more welcome. An easy fix that would be a shame to miss. It's tough enough producing a great product and delivering really well executed service. Why tarnish all that effort with arguably the simplest task in your workflow... setting your first impression.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Pasta was under cooked . Steak was over cooked

s
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Neat place that never disappoints. The pasta is really the thing to have at Lupa.

LI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good It was my second time dining this week! Wonderful prepared pastas, great wine selections and service.

t
Boise
19 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place in the Village!! Great food, ambiance and service! Loved it and would love to return!!

BL
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would recommend Lupa in a beat. It is beautifully set up, in these days of late summer one can still sit outside on the terrace on the quiet Thompson Street. The food is out of this world. I have not had dinner there, only lunch (several times!). So I don't know what the noise level is in the evening. For lunch it is quiet and friendly. I'm sure a dinner experience would be wonderful too.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food and service was excellent! Thanks for the wonderful meal!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the dishes. Perfectly cooked pasta, delicious meats and mushrooms.

NF
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lupa was recommended to me, as a place for good food. It is, though the braciola I had was better than the orecchiette special my companion ordered. The restaurant was hopping for a Sunday night, even young children were sitting at the bar. The portions are hearty+, so bring an appetite and forswear an antipasto.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great meal! Noise level high, service very good food was delicious. Would recommend this restaurant for sure !

OT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Reservation at 9:45. Seated at 10:30. No excuse for that

NJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Bolognese and red snapper.

k
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pasta was excellent, Sara the manager was fantastic !! Great vibe !!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The vibe of this place is on point. Fits perfectly with the energy of Greenwich Village. We love to sit/eat at the bar in some restaurants, the communal eating experience is just fun. Ben, the bartender was awesome. Cool dude and mixed a great Boulevardier. The food was magnificent and portion was perfect. Not too much.
Great experience and would definitely repeat.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Pasta was great and the burrata was perfect! Decent prices for high quality Italian/that neighborhood. Super crowded and loud.

e
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most Italian restaurants in NY have a hard time maintaining standards. Lupa instead is still great, no matter the age :)

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