Lupa

4.6
4726 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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8.3

Lupa is an ideal spot for that early-in-the-week dinner in Greenwich Village that you sort of want to cancel but can’t.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
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VM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top 10 Pasta tradicional en NY, precio Justo, gran atención, deliciosa pasta

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KG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. Pasta tasting was amazing. My only advice would be to heat the font dining area a bit more. Many guests were complaining about the draft that were sitting in close proximity to the door.

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BZ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

My prickly pear cocktail was delicious. I ordered goat cheese agnolotti and the pasta was melt in your mouth. The Brussels sprouts in balsamic reduction were excellent.
Then I ordered a decaf and it wasn’t a decaf because I was awake all night.
The restaurant was busy and service was rushed but there is no excuse to give coffee to someone who requests decaf, it’s just sloppy , and ruined my night and next day.

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BK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with delicious food, great service and nice ambience.

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F
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

I did not like the service, I guess waiter was impatient.

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RB
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food!

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DT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All 4 of us loved the dishes we ordered. Two of us had the Bavette Cacio e Pepe. The pasta was perfectly al dente and the blend of cheese and pepper was just right - not too cheesy with just the right bite of pepper, one of the best we have eaten. The Baby Octopus with Almond, Grapefruit and Olives was tender and very flavorful. Adding the grapefruit provided a cool citrus contrast. Service was very good and the atmosphere is very comfortable. Would highly recommend.

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BD
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pasta tasting menu and wine pairings made for a memorable dining experience that I will not soon forget! I can’t wait for my next visit!

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

Very tasty dinner! Good service. Portion sizes could be larger.

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EL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

waitress overly chill (slow). Music too loud. Pasta yummy

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CD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was fantastic...service was attentive...overall great experience and highly recommend!

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C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, ambiance...all wonderful! A gem of a restaurant.

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SG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent foodie restaurant!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there New Year’s Day for brunch. Some of the waitstaff appeared to be late, but the bartender and other staff filled in seamlessly. Service was excellent, food was wonderful, great music playing in the background at just the right volume. The spinach and pear salad with speck was phenomenal, as well as my cacio e Pepe.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

Staff made my wife feel terrible, after purge was lost. extremely unprofessional. Also good food terrible value

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g
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We ate there on New Year's Eve. Granted, it's a busy night. But we felt rushed from the moment we sat down. Our salads arrived even before our glasses of wine, and once the wine was on our table, the waitress kept filling and refilling at a fast clip.
Also, I'm not sure my salad was as ordered -- supposed to be frisee but was mostly romaine. And two of teh specials were sold out by 8 p.m.
This might be nitpicking, but when you shell out $150 for dinner, I expect more, especially since I've eaten at Joe's mother's restaurant (Lidias) many times and it's always been spot-on.
I felt hosed. Will not return.

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Der Service war sehr freundlich und aufmerksam. Die Qualität des Essens ausgezeichnet.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing

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J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Love this restaurant and the food is outstanding. Surprised, however, when we got our bill and a bottle of wine was added that we never ordered. Mistake quickly corrected, but what if we hadn't checked our receipt? A restaurant of this quality shouldn't be sloppy.

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U
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch with family on trip into City. Front room superior to back.

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TV
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lupa is always a solid meal. From the appetizers to the entrees, each dish shows a great balance of flavors and presentation. There are plenty of options for those who prefer to stick with traditional American-style Italian food, but the real stars are those containing offal and lesser known cuts. Don't miss the pickled pigs tongue on the charcuterie board, it is addictive. The wine list is extensive, stocked with many hard-to-find wines, although bargains are few and far between. Service is on point, with the perfect level of attention without being overbearing.

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CP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Victoria was the best we felt taken care of from the minute we arrived. Every bite was divine. Chef James has created such a special place - thank you!

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KF
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Prosciutto platter was a half size portion compared to what we had during another meal at the same restaurant.

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KS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, warm ambience & spectacular food. Service outstanding. We will be back

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CM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down best dining experience on our trip to New York. We had a fantastic leisurely lunch, our wait person was outstanding and every bite was perfect. Luna is a gem and so glad our friends recommended it!

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DC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Luna is one of our two favorite restaurants.

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C
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Out waitress was a little tough but other than that the food and ambiance were great!!

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S
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious pastas, nice ambience and good service.

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CE
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The loveliest Italian restaurant. Great service and delightful plates.

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J
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Over Rated. Restaurant was crowded and tables were right on top of one another. We had a table of 5 - trying to enjoy a holiday night out. Wait staff was unfriendly-annoyed that our gifts were on the floor and in their way. When food arrived the portions were ridiculously small and everyone was still hungry afterwards (not what we expected). Wine list was limited (odd for an italian restaurant, eg. no pinot grigio!) Tables with young kids being very loud - back room was fairly empty and we should have been given a table back there. We were rushed in giving our gifts to one another (felt like a "fast food" restaurant.) Would never return.

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LI
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The main dishes were excellent,but the cauliflower side was not to my liking. The service was exceptional. The ambiance is comfortable. But the prices are too high. I'm just saying, this is probably a place for a special occasion!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

Very horrible music. 80’s songs, grunge music and at one point Black Sabbath. A Jersey diner would have better ambiance.

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h
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Disappointing. Veal Saltimbocca way overcooked and tough.

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JE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

They attempted to seat three of us at a table for two with other empty tables.
The wait person neglected to bring our salad.
The food is excellent but the above is unacceptable.

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had an early (4:30) dinner with my girlfriend. It wasn’t crowded at that time. The food was great, the service was great. Overall an enjoyable experience.

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JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Terrible service. Good food tho.

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JG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding pasta, great wine list and amazing service. The ambience is a bit loud, but still very romantic. Can't wait to go back!

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WF
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

authentic authentic authentic
delicious delicious delicious
killing it as always

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

What lousy service. The meal was ok but not good enough to offset the really tepid attention from the wait staff and host. The first time we came to Lupa was last year when we reserved the entire back room for a company dinner spending thousands on dinner. We figured we’d go back, this time for a smaller family birthday. It was a completely different experience. Too many other superior eateries to patron to condone this service.

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GD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Just mediocre,recption was excellent servers shirt not good needs ironing

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