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.View Private Dining Details
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 !!
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..,
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??
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!
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!
Overall great experience with great food. Never been disappointed at a Mario Batali restuarant.
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.
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 !
Excellent especially the pasta tasting menu with wine pairing
The food was incredible. Fantastic cheeses & charcuterie plates were awesome. Fantastic staff.
My only complaint is the close seating arrangement.
We loved Lupa - quaint, fabulous food, cozy- will definitely return the next time we are in New York!
Food was good, but not $20 good for an entree of basic pasta. Tables were too close together.
Good pasta at fair price
Side dishes small and expensive
Non attentive server
Not a standout experience
My favorite restaurant in New York City. Always like a table in the front room, Back area is too quiet and stuffy.
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.
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.
Have been here before. This place is so good! Every dish, tripe, ravioli, pasta, dolce.
the food was AMAZING...especially the special (orchiette with brasiole
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.
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.
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!
Outstanding food, loved everything we tried. Can’t wait to come back for more !
every time a great experience!!!
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.
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!
My best friend came into town and we had a wonderful meal here. Thank you.
Best pasta EVER!
The courses were rushed and we had to switch tables for dessert as they seated us at the wrong table.
Our favorite restaurant in the city for over 15yrs. Lupa is extraordinary!
Great meal as always at this very authentic italian restaurant between Soho and Greewich village. The chicken liver crostini were fantastic.
We had the Roman tasting menu and really enjoyed sampling the ingredients and flavors that exemplify Italian food. The rigatoni was our hands down favorite - three days later I'm still thinking about that crispy guanciale...will definitely have the salumi next time!
We found this restaurant to be amazing from the hostess to the servers to the food. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
Totally over rated. Service was terrible and food was very average. Very pretentious for a restaurant that serves average Italian food. They are trying too hard to be hip. They should stick to making good Italian food.
Pretetentious and over priced!
I ordered the veal stuffed with sweetbread. It came totally over cooked and well done, dry and chewy. The waitress was nice to let me choose something else.so I ordered the special of the day— the oxtail.
Not good for value. A single oxtail in the serving costs $24!!! And it was not giving me a religious experience. My friend ordered a dish of simple pasta with black pepper, which is over $20! I went home and I’d the same, with pasta bought from Eataly. It costs me less than $5 and tasted just the same!
Walked in seated right away , tables are a bit close together but managed ok . First course beet app was very good spinach salad was okay - The pasta .... my linguini with mussels shrimp was very salty almost to the point of not being able to eat it . Disappointed because I loved the fennel and the seafood in it . The sausage in the pesto cavatelli was burnt... kind of left disappointed on this visit .
While the pasta first course was quite good, the second course veal saltibucca was an embarassment. Round and cooked solid like a pancake. Tough as leather. Wife had seafood pasta which would have been ok except that it was over salted. Do not recommend
Best pastas outside of Italy.
The food was amazing,
service is TERRIBLE,
AWFUL for special occasions.
The tasty food it’s probably the only thing that saved the experience of dining at the restaurant.
When we made the reservation online we informed the staff that we would be celebrating our anniversary. Likewise we informed them when we got to the place.
The waiter that took care of asked us if we wanted wine, we declined. And then he didn’t show up for 15 minutes, I had to get another person to get him for us.
We placed our food order and it was amazing.
Usually in most restaurants when you are celebrating a special occasion they give you a cake or a tart something to make your experience memorable. That unfortunately didn’t happen here.
As I said before if it wasn’t for the food our review would be very different so kudos to the chef!!