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Wonderful food, staff and location. Busy, but worth the effort
Wonderful as usual!
Chanterelle pasta was terrific and the bucatini amatriciana had a very rich delicious sauce.
Cheesecake was moist and really good. The focaccia could have been better, too dense and perhaps a little stale.
Unbelievable dining experience!
Make sure to reserve at least days in advance. Great food and cocktail options. Can be a little cramped with a larger party and space is quite loud.
Everything was amazing ~ except the music :( the music was pop/oldies (think Come on Eileen and Love Shack). Which is awesome and fun for happy hour but ruins the mood for a romantic candle lit dinner date when you’re spending $200+. Ambiance is important and the music totally threw it off. Easy fix though for such a fabulous establishment!!!! I will definitely be back for another dinner date and hope it was just a one time thing that the pop music was playing.
The food is amazing and the atmosphere is just like being in Italy. Loved the music too!
The chef is not the same but they try to continue the tradition.
Terrific, Lupa never disappoints. Whether your in the mood for Fine food, Italian, or neither, it always delivers as expected or better
So so.... food was mediocre. Lovely bread and wine. Braciola was terrible Almost inedible. Tough. Gelatinous. The spaghetti aglio olio was good. Lovely place but won’t return. Food was not enticing
First time back here since the demise of Mario Batali...the prosciutto is not as airy and delightful as we remember it being before--wonder if it is not being sourced from papa Batali in Seattle any more...the saltimbocca seemed smaller and less special than before--quite similar but not as magical as I remember it. Still great staff, great space and great wines...hard to beat, but the magic seems to have faded. . .ah well. Bon appetito!
one of the best
Food was very average and not worth the wait or price
A little too noisy
Buena recomendación, el cordero, la pasta muy buenos.
Went for my birthday dinner with my boyfriend. Lovely atmosphere with a great wine list and sommelier, great for quaint dinners, dates, or special occasions. Would recommend.
Lupa has been a consistent favorite over the years. Excellent staff, really top-notch pastas, and an occasional dish that doesn't really shine--but never, ever less than good.
Our go to Italian restaurant in NYC for the last couple of years. Food is great. Setting is neighborhood friendly and intimate.
This is my favorite Italian restaurant ever. Everything here is so good. I don’t think I’ve ever had a dish here that I did not like. I can’t wait to come back again.
Dinner with family
I love Lupa, but the mussel and squid starter was minuscule and horribly overpriced.
The dishes we ordered were outstanding! We cleaned our bowls and would definitely go back. Our waitress seemed distracted. We had to ask for bread. No grated Parmesan or coarse black pepper was offered. The table next to us had to ask and then we got some as well. Other than that minor annoyance we enjoyed ourselves.
My wife and I went to Lupa for an anniversary dinner and loved the food and wine. The customer service was very impressive and staff was very friendly and accommodating. We will be back soon!
The service was very friendly and attentive. The food was amazing.
Really enjoyable great service
This is not a one-time-visit bashing because a server was rude to me or some such nonsense. I have had - HAD - many very enjoyable dining experiences at Lupa...and maybe with the Battali changes and executive chef changes, it can/will never be the old Lupa again. Those changes occurred just about the time a period began when i did not have occasion to visit Lupa which continued until this past Sunday. Wow, what a difference! Service perfunctory, not great, again, like it used to be but passable. Its the food that was noticeably different, I mean "bad". Certainly inferior to what I had come to expect from Lupa over the past years. The squash flowers appetizer with acciughe was clearly re-heated, not made fresh; I dont care what any restaurant response might say otherwise. the baccala appy was ok; kind of bland yet over-dressed. I ordered two mains: a pasta dish and the sunday menu, i.e, brasciola, which when I visit on Sundays I ALWAYS ordered. The pasta - cacio e pepe - is a Lupa classic and which many of my friends that i hosted over the years ordered at one time or another at my urging - myself being a convert way back when - and simply raved about. Not this time: oily - like slathered in oil - and if cacio was in the dish, well, you wouldnt know it from the taste, rather lack thereof. Sub-par. The braciole was, in a word, horrible. Brown marsala-like sauce? dry, tasteless meat...yech! So i called it a night, had a Limoncello and tried to forget the dinner by having a couple of drinks at the bar, the highlight of the evening, actually. So why didn't I return the food? or strenuously complain? Maybe because i knew it wouldn't change the quality of anything they might have brought back. Or because I sensed the casual indifference of the server (I actually questioned the braciole and got, like, a non-response) . A few first-timers I chatted with seemed satisfied but they have no frame of reference to know just how far the quality at Lupa has fallen.
Terrible service and inattentive waiter who was forgetful
Food was ok but has gone downhill over the past 2 years
Food and service were excellent!
The music was loud and awful. The tables were cramped. I just wanted to leave almost as soon as we sat down. An awful dining experience. Will never visit that restaurant again.
Love the deconstructed zucchini blossoms. The Ciliegiolo was a delightful discovery .
Yummy!! Better than advertised
Food was bland. Took forever to get our items. When we did food had no flavor. They need to start tasting their food before they send it out. I told the waiter our appetizers were disappointing and he did nothing to make it up to us. Terrible experience.
Beautiful restaurant in a rustic way, but unfortunately they didn’t want to put the AC on despite our complaints, and it was so hot my husband and I were very uncomfortable.
The chef must love vinegar- the salad was so full of it we had trouble eating it. Although the pasta was well prepared it wasn’t that tasty and the squash blossoms were just not a good value. The bronzino came with a bread salad which again, was so full of vinegar we couldn’t eat it. The dessert was delicious, but it takes a lot to ruin sugar.
We were very disappointed overall. They did take our dessert off the check, which was nice, but not enough for me to go back or recommend it, sadly. I wanted to like it.
Lots of hits and a few misses. We started with the trio of dips and saganoki, as did most everyone else at the restaurant it seemed. The the babaganoush was the only thing that disappointed, was missing something. Everything else was amazing. Entree proteins, lamb and chicken, were delicious but the sides were just ok.
Food very good overall, but the pasta was too spicy: ask the cook to go light on pepper!!
Service was great from all of the staff.
Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and wines.
I ordered the veal. It was hard as a rock & tasted like a fried egg or spam. I sent it back & ordered pasta which was ok.
Food is amazing
Great spot for Italian. Very tight quarters and very loud. The crispy duck is perfection.