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About Lupa

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.

170 Thompson Street
New York, NY 10012
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Sundays - Thursdays: 11:30am-11pm;
Fridays & Saturdays: 11:30am-12midnight

Cross Street:
Between Houston and Bleecker Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 982-5089

Website:
http://www.luparestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is available at a public garage at 223 Thompson Street, between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets.

Public Transit:
B,D,F,V or A,C,E to West 4th St.
6 to Bleecker St.
1 to Houston St.
R or W to Prince St.

Executive Chef:
Cruz Goler

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us for Easter on Sunday, March 31st! We are offering a 4-course menu prepared in the traditional Roman style! Reservations now available by phone only: (212) 982-5089

Private Dining

The Sala di Ricezione is an intimate, banquette-lined space decorated in warm earth tones. It is available for both lunch and dinner events and can accommodate parties of up to 30 guests. A prix fixe menu is offered for parties of this size.

Lupa Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (77)
Good for a Date (68)
Neighborhood Gem (66)
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Special Occasion (52)
Authentic (49)
Cozy (47)
Notable Wine List (44)
Romantic (41)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Casual (38)
Great for Lunch (29)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Tasting Menu (27)
Hot Spot (25)
Bar Seating (24)
Comfort Food (24)
Fun (23)
Good for Groups (17)
People Watching (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Business Meals (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Seasonal (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Spicy (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Organic (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing pastas! Probably my favorite spaghetti carbonara in NYC. Great place for a cozy meal on a cold winter night.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 4 days ago

They crowded four of us onto a small round table which I was not too happy about even though we had made reservations. But all else was great!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

This was the second time at Lupa. The atmosphere is nice and casual and the service is good. The food however was somewhat bland. We had the rigatoni with the duck ragout, followed by saltimbocco. The duck ragout lacked taste and the saltimbocca was not as tender as we would have expected. Decent wine cellar, however the wine was served too cold. All in all, a decent meal but did not meet/exceed our expectations.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Had a delicious lunch. Great food and service. Only complaint is that we were seated near he front window and I needed to put my coat over my shoulders because I was so cold.

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food was delicious but it was very cramped and hard to shut out conversations on either side of us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Cozy
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Been here once before and my wife and I loved it just as much our second time. Enjoy!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Hostess was awful. Waitress had no clue. Food was great

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I dined at Lupa for my anniversary and it was great! The food and atmosphere were great and I will definitely be returning.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Bar Seating, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Amazing classic italian food and great wine selection!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Fantastic authentic Italian menu. We had the spinach salad, the Bucatini and the Skate. Just fantastic. Cannot go wrong here, very good

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Still a great restaurant, but not what is used to be. The wine prices are high compared to other comparable great restaurants. We went to Lilia the same week in Brooklyn and were blown away at how much better the pasta was there.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Our server was fantastic!!! The food was delicious and the wine list was extensive! Our second time going and we can’t wait to go again. Excellent!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

I met a friend for lunch in order to catch up. Lupa's was perfect. I had the fixed price lunch which was delicious. The pasta was au dente and perfect. It's my favorite Italian place and is always a cut above.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 2, 2018

well worth the drive is right.....we drove all the way from CLEVELAND !! Lupa is always one of our prime destinations . we are in new york several times a year, and are never disappointed in the food and service and overall quality of Lupa. the Buccatini is as good as ROMA...and we go there often also. the bar seats are great for two people...or one. everyone is friendly and polite and the food cant be beat. also.....nice to have tablecloths !!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Bar Seating, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The restaurant was very uncomfortable. It was very drafty and cold. The management and staff went on as if nothing was wrong. At least apologize that there is no heat or the place is not suitable for cold weather. Very disappointed..,

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I have been a fan of this restaurant for years. However, the food left a lot to be desired this time. First, cacio e pepper was way to salty and undercooked. We had to return it. The tartufo was not the way we remember. Likely, they changed the recipe--but it was not as good as the restaurant used to serve: smaller cherry in the center of the ice cream; the hazelnut on top is simply too much; the ice cream lacked taste. The veal saltimboca was overlooked. The entree lacked the aesthetics--simply a piece of meat on the lacklustre white plate. Did they change the management??

Tags: Notable Wine List, Live Sports
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I asked for restaurant recommendations from my in-the-know girlfriend and Lupa was on the list. I was thrilled when I was able to secure a reservation on OpenTable. We arrived on time to a very full house and were brought right to our cozy table. Great location in the City. Delicious wine and dinner in a fun and bustling atmosphere. Incredibly attentive service from our waiter. Our meal from beginning to end was just perfect. I took my foodie girlfriend to Lupa and she was thrilled with the experience. She continued to refer to our dinner at Lupa for the rest of our NYC weekend! Thank you for a memorable evening. I can’t wait to return!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Lupa is our 'go to' in NYC for delicious Italian food and it never fails to deliver. This time we went extra early (3:30) to have plenty of time for several courses before heading uptown for a 7pm show. Smart move. The restaurant wasn't as crowded as usual. We sat at the bar for a drink first and then had a very leisurely and relaxing meal with plenty of room to stretch out. All of the pasta is so good, but the Bavette Cacio e Pepe is simply the best I've ever had!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Overall great experience with great food. Never been disappointed at a Mario Batali restuarant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Fun, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

A great trattoria in the Roman style of cooking. Noisy, vibrant, and congenial it is a reminder of the great food spots we have been to in different ( non touristy) parts of Rome.
Trippa alla romana was a delightfully tasty take on Roman tripe as was the pasta in squid ink. More modern dishes included a duck confit roasted to crisp the skin which was rich and delicious and a veal breast w sweetbreads that was a tad on the overdone side but still very delicious. Great service and attitude from all involved including the hostesses manning the front desk.
We haven’t been to Lupa since the summer but it will surly be on our go to list this winter.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Authentic, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Seating is tight but once seated the space is adequate. Food was outstanding - highly recommend the tuna carpaccio. Had the special pasta which had duck. That was good but dick got lost in sauce. Wife had pasta as well - simple bucatelli in sauce - delicious. Service was good. Excellent restaurant !

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent especially the pasta tasting menu with wine pairing

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

ブカティーニは素晴らしいですが、わたしのは何故か端っこのみが茹でそびれてました。

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The food was incredible. Fantastic cheeses & charcuterie plates were awesome. Fantastic staff.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

My only complaint is the close seating arrangement.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We loved Lupa - quaint, fabulous food, cozy- will definitely return the next time we are in New York!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Food was good, but not $20 good for an entree of basic pasta. Tables were too close together.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Good pasta at fair price
Side dishes small and expensive
Non attentive server
Not a standout experience

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

My favorite restaurant in New York City. Always like a table in the front room, Back area is too quiet and stuffy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Came for a birthday dinner for my husband. We both had the pasta tasting menu which was fantastic, and both went home with a lot of leftovers. Wish they would have warned us to pace ourselves a bit - we did not realize how much food we were in for and finished off all of our first few courses and soon were very full. Great dinner and great service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food at Lupa is outstanding. Simply put this is the best pasta in town - especially the simpler pastas like caccio e pepe or carbonara. Also, I am a great fan of amaro cocktails and the bar has a very large selection of these.

The biggest drawback to me is how loud it is. You have to practically shout to have other people at the table hear you clearly. That being said, we will certainly go again for the food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Have been here before. This place is so good! Every dish, tripe, ravioli, pasta, dolce.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 14, 2017

the food was AMAZING...especially the special (orchiette with brasiole

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 (London)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Very high noise level and very cramped tables. We were accommodated when we asked for a table along the wall, which was less cramped. Friendly staff. Ordered Saltimbocca, a classic Italian dish that I expected to be good at a Batali restaurant. It was terrible - dry, tasteless and no similarity to the wonderful experience of the dish that I have had in Italy.
I guess you can say that the ambiance in the place is great, but to me it was too cramped and too noisy. When the food was also a disappointment, I do not feel inclined to recommend this place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Best duck ever. Apps were awesome. But staff made us feel very rushed...almost unwelcome. I have been to many more of a “scene” restaurants. But never felt so pressured to eat and leave.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Visited New York for a holiday girls weekend that also coincided with my birthday. The food was excellent...exceeded my expectations and the service was wonderful!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Outstanding food, loved everything we tried. Can’t wait to come back for more !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

every time a great experience!!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

One of those restrurants that you have to take parents, close friends, special people too. I asked the manager for suggestions, they were spot on. Never felt hurried.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Got a table on short notice, so glad we did. We shared some pastas as appetizers. The Oxtail Ravioli and Bavete Cacio de Pepe were outstanding. I ordered the Saltimbocca for my main course which was nothing like I thought it would be, but nontheless fantastic. Would definitely come back again!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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