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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

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food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (69)
Good for a Date (65)
Neighborhood Gem (55)
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Authentic (46)
Special Occasion (44)
Notable Wine List (42)
Romantic (39)
Cozy (38)
Casual (33)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Great for Lunch (25)
Bar Seating (25)
Comfort Food (23)
Fun (22)
Tasting Menu (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Hot Spot (18)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Business Meals (13)
People Watching (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Great for Brunch (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Seasonal (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Spicy (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Organic (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Went to Lupa for a romantic dinner with a special lady on a weekend getaway in NYC. The ambiance was exhilarating and service was responsive, courteous and knowledgeable. The food and wine was wonderful. A very memorable evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was great and I would recommend the Pasta Tasting menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

awful service, did not know who our waiter was, long waits, and attitude from hostess. Only thing good about this place is the food but because of lack of service would not ever nor recommend anyone from going to this place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Not as good as previous visits.

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Awesome. Frequent diner. Already booked again.

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Honestly I’m from Rome and i don’t understand why they pretend to be roman..the waitresses the chef and the receptionists are nor romans and not even Italians and the owner is bastianich..zero roman blood.however the food is good..they have been wisely instructed...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The hostess was rude and dismissive, our server was very good, somolier spent more time chatting with staff at the service bar than paying attention to what was going on at guests tables. It was obvious that there was a new chef (1 month)!as the food was not on par with our previous experiences there. Very dissapointed but will still give Lupa another chance based on all of the excellent meals we’ve had there in the past.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Lupa is an old favorite of mine,
and food and selection was first
rate, no comparison in that department.

Service was a bit scattered the other day,
not bad, but we were not pampered as is
usually the case.

Frank Schiro

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Good food- horrible service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Meal was fine, but nothing extraordinary. They provided a nice birthday dessert for our friend, but the entrees were just ok. Weird that everything was a la carte.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Excellent! We will be back! have already recommended to friends! Just one suggestion - serve prosecco in a champagne flute, not a wine glass!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Pastas and duck were very good.
Lamb chops were the best!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I've had some excellent meals at Lupa. This time I saw a main dish of branzino on the Restaurant Week menu; asked the waiter if they were cutting corners on the menu, and he assured me that they were not--nice food. So since I wanted the branzino, I ordered the menu. The first course, a duck salad, had a harsh vinegar dressing, and the dessert, a chocolate goo, was not great chocolate and rather undistinguished. The branzino was nice, but I would NOT recommend ordering from the Restaurant Week menu there. A dud.

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

Great food. Friendly employees. Enjoyable time with family.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2018

AMAZING food, wonderful server (Idria?), good ambience. Only issue was we had an 8:30pm reservation, and a show to attend at 10pm around the corner. We weren't seated until close to 9:00pm. When I asked the hostess about our table around 8:50, she said "give them a few more minutes" and that was it. An apology for the wait or a drink on the house would have been a nice gesture. Aside from that, wonderful experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great atmosphere and excellent food! Came from NC and made reservations in advance upon recommendation from former New Yorker. I definitely want to return to Lupa when traveling to NY!

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Loud, but good. I would go back (the food was delicious), but not for a quiet meal. The place is very energetic! In a good way.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

very good I

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We had a particularly charming and helpful waitress.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Always consistently wonderful;

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Haven’t been to Lupa in a while. It’s still as amazing as ever. Food, service ambience and a great value. Looking forward to coming back soon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food, loved the tasting menu! Cute atmosphere

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was very good. None of us could understand the Asian waitress and her heavy accent. It was odd for an Italian restaurant! Overall The staff was mediocre.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Overrated... food was average at best extremely salty and not authentic at all..
Drinks were good, service good, food sucked

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was great. Service was less than desirable. We did the pasta tasing menu along with the wine tasting. The wine was either served late, after the pasta arrived or way too soon. Personnel wasn’t attentive and almost rude.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I so very much wanted to like this place.
I had heard amazing things about the cacio e pepe, carbonara, and amatriciana dishes in the past (all three of which we ordered), but all three were beyond disappointing--the lack of flavor was almost laughable. I mean, and I'm still shocked as I type this, but they were just NOT good AT all-- a few bites were taken of each, and then soon abandoned! And get this, we had only ordered the amatriciana AFTER trying the initial cacio & carbonara orders; they were terrible, but we gave the benefit of the doubt (things happen!) and pretended to "just want to try the amatriciana too," which ended up to be equally disappointing. The cacio e pepe was bland, and then (possibly even worse) the only flavor offered by the amatriciana and carbonara was the pervasive taste of old, almost freezer-burned guanciale--which was supposed to be the "hero" of both dishes. Good lord, could that not have been further from the truth; you know it's bad when your tomato-based and egg/cream-based pasta dishes both have the same haunting, vaguely meaty aftertaste.
In fact, the only halfway decent part about the three dishes was the pasta itself--it was cooked al dente, with a good texture and no offensive flavor of its own (the sauces, however, were another matter). We also ordered 3 sides, or "contorni": the mushrooms (unremarkable to the point I almost forgot they were on the table), broccoli rabe (actually revolting to the taste--it was left untouched), and pomegranate brussels (yummy only due to the sugar of the pomegranate). The best thing on the table was my sister's orecchiette w/ duck ragout (mouthwatering in comparison to the rest of the orders); it was the special of the night, which leads me to believe it was good because the ingredients were presumably fresh (see note about the upsetting guanciale). THAT IS SAD THOUGH--1 SUCCESSFUL ENTREE OUT OF 4?! For a such a reputable restaurant with famous roots, this was shocking. I mean, truly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

A really wonderful experience with delicious food, helpful and accommodating staff, and great atmosphere! Loved it!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was outstanding

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We always have a delicious meal at Lupa and this was no exception ! Following the waitperson’s suggestion, we shared a delicious spinach salad before our entrees of grilled octopus and orrechette with wild boar ragu. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

One of the most consistent restaurants I have ever been to. Duck on a Tuesday will change your life.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

This Roman Osteria boasts authentic pasta dishes that will rival and surpass most anything you will have in Rome itself. Very good, warm service, a casual environment and an excellent Italian wine list. A very good value.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Lupa is one of my favorite restaurants! It never disappoints!!!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

We had the 3 course lunch. The appetizers were bland and very small. The duck in the duck salad consisted of 3 strips with no flavor. The two main course dishes consisted of a tasty fish and the shoulder of a pig, which was all fat with virtually no meat. The cheesecake dessert was tasteless. The total bill (no wine) came to $78.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We had dined at and enjoyed Lupa previously. This was a special birthday occasion. Service was exceptional, food was terrific, staff planning the event could not have been more helpful. A good time was had by all.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Closest food to Rome that I have had in US. The Pastas, wine, salads were all authentic Roman recipes.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Casual, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Good quality ingredients, well prepared. Service was very good, too.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Enjoyed our meal here! Waiter was on his way out & new waiter took over. Service could've been a bit more attentive & i think it was because of changing shifts?? Food was good & would go back for the pasta tasting!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

You forget about it. But it is still great, and it is still hard to choose, because so many dishes appeal. The assorted cured meats are so much more interesting than they sound. I had a special rabbit ragout with garganelli and saffron that hit every note. Everybody left happy they came, and at $200 for 3 you want to believe. We did, we do, we will.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Organic, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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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