Lupa

4.6
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5262 Reviews
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Greatly exceeded my expectations. The food took just a tad long but well worth the wait! You can see the care that they put into the food and in each plate individually. I would highly recommend this place if you like wine and gnocchi. This place will not let you down.

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vipPeter
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

For the first time in many many years, having visited at least 50 times, I had a very disappointing evening at Lupa while celebrating my son's birthday. Food, and service were both subpar and not in keeping with what I have come to expect from Lupa.

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vipoenophiles
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific pasta, an excellent Italian wine list, and professional and warm service extending even to the bus people.

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GenaB
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Really a delicious kitchen but be careful if you order pasta with chanterelles. They’ll serve you oyster mushrooms and neither apologize Nor offer a discount unless you insist. And then they’ll be churlish about it.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Food and wine were excellent. Service was not. We were there a good 45 minutes and no waiter. Asked several times and finally got someone. I ate there previously and service was good. But when you bring guest and have 5 bottles of wine you expect decent service

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vipMelzy
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

The menu choices for someone who wants healthier options is practically non existent. All of the menu items, are buried in sauce or fried. I ordered a crispy fish; I spoke to the waiter about this entree in detail, however it was not clear to me that it was it batter fried. Not only was it fried, there was more batter covering than there was fish; HUGELY disappointing - - especially for the money. I have eaten at Lupa several times and I have always enjoyed my meal. This time, I got the impression new chef/new menu - not impressed!! Finally, the music was too loud; had to talk over it. Ridiculous!

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vipJTJoanne
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had a great dinner at Lupa. Everything we ate was delicious. We each started with an Aperol Spritz, and then the sommelier recommended a perfect flinty, mineral-y white. We shared everything - artichoke hearts, broccolini, amazing fluke crudo (don't miss that!), cacio e pepe, and a hearty special lamb pasta. We couldn't pass up the tartufo for dessert, and ate all of the cheesecake, even though we didn't mean to! Hospitality at Lupa is warm and welcoming, and the noise level is comfortable for conversation.

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vipJenH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I have been eating here for almost 20 years. We moved to California 12 years ago but Lupa is always a must when we return to NYC. I was so disappointed this time. My favorite dish (Ricotta Gnocci with Sausage & Fennel) was different this time. Cream was added and the sausage was not longer visible. The Saltimbocca was dry. The Braciola special was also dry. Sadly after 20 years, I may have to remove this restaurant from my "must list".

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Galla
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great restaraunt with delicious food and very fast service!

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vipRobert
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good dining experience. Good food and excellent service at a comfortable table for the four of us.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Staff was helpful and knowledgeable but food was a little underwhelming especially for the price. Atmosphere was loud and the heat of the room had us stepping outside for air to cool off

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lupa is always the best, and Victoria is the best waitress

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cacio e pepe is so good!!!!!!!! Great wine list too

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vipGia14
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

if you order pasta (I chose the “pasta tasting” menu!) recommend it to be hot. Lukewarm pasta spoils the whole experience. Italian pasta should not just be “al dente”: you should see the smoke from your plate!

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RichF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and exceptional attentive service in a ‘Friday night’ atmosphere- festive, fun. Great appetizers, perfect pasta dishes, and superb wine choices by sommelier. Our favorite spot in Washington Square area.

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vipGeraldR
Charleston
32 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place. Every bite was delicious. Trendy but not at all pretentious. Attentive and friendly service, great wine. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truffle tasing menu was phenominal. The lamb was equally as good. One of the best meals in NYC I’ve ever had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very friendly staff!

SD
vipSamanthaD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lupa is always on point and one of our favorites. Their pastas are all perfectly prepared and full of flavor. Some favorites are the tripe appetizer, any pesto they are making, and the veal saltimboca.

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josephdalaw
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food cozy and professional at the same time

GM
GarryM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

The food and service were very-good to excellent but our table, near the front door, was constantly disturbed by those waiting for tables, even to the point where people were knocking in to us, crowding our space and making it nearly impossible at times to have a conversation. The staff did nothing to remedy the situation, which definitely took away from our overall experience. What made this even more disappointing is that we had a reservation and having eaten at Lupa in the past, we had recommended the restaurant to the guests we had brought to the restaurant.

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ronab
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was as wonderful as it’s always been.

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vipBonbon
Cleveland
25 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

this is favorite place for pasta. there is always a special item but we keep going back to
our usual.....buccatini l'mericiana...... its the best. the staff is friendly and helpful. its a nice lively atmosphere. really fun at the bar, too.

MB
MandyB
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was excellent and our waitress made the experience even better. She was so positive, excited and knowledgeable.

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joe1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lupa was awesome. The food was terrific, the service was great, the wine selection was huge! Glad I made a reservation because it filled up quick!! I would definitley come back if I go back down to the village.

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GretchenH
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were fantastic! A small ambuse Bouche to start. The cacio e Pepe pasta was fantastic. The oxtail ragu was served over a ‘gnocco’ - a delicious polenta cake with shaved celery for freshness- so tasty! Server and wine porter each offered great suggestions. Highly recommend!

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vipKimL
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh homemade pasta, great atmosphere, and an extensive wine list, I highly recommend making a reservation and dining at Luna. A gem of a restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef James Kelly runs this place better than in it's entire run, the pasta is better than ever!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome dinner, pasting tasting menu was a really cool experience and an amazing value

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DawitL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luca is very cozy and the food is great. Point blank. They cater well to couples and small groups. Convenient to get to. They have an extensive wine list and flexible on modifying ingredients to accommodate diets.

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vipRMAS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Having been to Lupa at least 20-30 times before, it seemed like an easy choice for a celebratory family dinner.
Alas, how Lupa has changed.
Rubbish service, seated next to a noisy table of 15 men drinking copiously and shouting one would have thought that the staff would be even more attentive and try and make dinner an enjoyable, and if not enjoyable then a tolerable experience. Not so.
Staff didnt come by for ages after we were seated to get our drink order, and then took even longer to take our dinner order.
We asked for accompanying condiments like...salt??? and pepper, and lemons...basic stuff that didnt arrive well after our dishes had gotten cold and i had complained to the manager.
Plates were dirty when put down, food was nowhere near the quality of the past, pasta was not flavored and it felt like there was zero level of care in the cooking and the presentation.
Last but not least, we were seated in the back room (which is a lovely room except for the fact that we were seated at a table next to the employees locker room (freezing air every time they walked in and out of it and bumped into our chair- at least 15 times in the course of our dinner.
The entire experience was dismal, mediocre and disappointing.
Shame on Lupa for not trying to keep it together, or shut down, regroup and then re open.

BR
vipBigRose128
New York Area
19 reviews