Lupa

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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
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4.5
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4.4
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vipCKAB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They have a pretty tight outdoor space for pandemic seating with a lot of activity going on around it; however, the food and the service were excellent. I have a lot of Italian food in NYC and this was really one of the best meals I have had.

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vipJorma
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lupa is always at the top of their game. They have quickly adapted to the new environment. Service, food and ambiance are great.

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JoeD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Despite the good food and service, the outdoor tables are definitely not 6 ft apart. Still a nice visit though.

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vipdavythefatboy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed our first outdoor dinner at Lupa. I felt very safe and comfortable, and we were even protected when it started to rain. The service was excellent and efficient. The prosecco and Aglianico by the glass were excellent. The food was very good, a delicious caprese and marinated baby artichokes. My wife had fried calamari with fennel and artichokes. It seemed that the vegetables had been fried separately, and they were great (I'm a veggie). The pasta pomodoro was good, although just a bit too al dente for me.

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Hungry
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pastas - get the bucatini. Service was good as well but they rushed us a bit which dampened the mood

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PeterK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was characteristically bad. 2 or our 3 pasta dishes were poor. One had to be sent back.

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vipbac528
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the outdoor dining at Luna. As always, food, service and ambiance perfect.

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ViVi
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great time. Food was delicious but would have loved a few more vegetarian options with fresh Pasta.

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Tapccc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good menu with options for everyone. The gemelli with sausage and stinging nettle pesto was exceptional. A little disappointed as it didn’t seem like they made their own pasta

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JoeS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pastas at Lupa are outstanding. They are very accommodating should you want to share amongst your party. My Aperol Spritz was one of the best I've had. We will definitely be back.

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vipRobertD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Did not feel safe with the density of their tables.

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vipGingerS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Lupa had been one of our favorite places to eat. The food seems to have changed substantially. First the wrong order was submitted and we had to wait a long time for the right order. Finally, when our main courses came they were too raw and so salty we had to send them back which we never want to do. They only cooked it longer and sent the same plate out which was too salty to eat. We also could not get the attention of our waitress so we could ask for water.
Bummer. We use to love it

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Kate
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Lupa is one of my favorite resteaurabrs. But the ldd

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KevinR
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing amazing food I love it and will come back for sure

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vipNancyL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved Sunday brunch here!!

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BartellC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Great server, great pasta, great wine, romantic street seating - even with Covid, it was a blast. I highly recommend. Note that this is a very PASTA centric restaurant. The idea here is simple, purist, al dente pasta. If you want big dishes an Bucca di Beppo style, that's not what this is. It's a neighborhood gem and classy.

Bring a date, the parents, or maybe a longtime friend. Awesome spot.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so good. Even after 20 years!

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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
12 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
24 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
7 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!

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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

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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.

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Lupa does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Lupa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 982-5089.

Lupa is rated 4.6 stars by 5279 OpenTable diners.

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