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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4.5
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devinf
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great time at lupa. wait staff was awesome! also espresso martinis were flying off the shelves like it was going out of style. 10 of 10 would recommend.

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royc
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were never told the specials. We heard other tables being told
Food was very good but the lamb chop portion was small for $40

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vipSweetLou
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an early reservations and was able to chose a great outside table away from the street noise. The on-menu calamari was terrific and the entrees of pasta and crispy cod were delicious. Our waiter was very friendly and social without being intrusive. A wonderful evening out in this pandemic world.

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vipMLM12
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were spectacular. Great neighborhood spot.

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vipfreq7
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lupa ALWAYS delivers!
Great Food Wine and Service
At a fair price!

Bravo

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BB14E
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful evening at Lupa.
Outstanding food.
Always willing to accommodate us.
They set up a very comfortable outside setting.
Really enjoy a touch of music on the street.

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vipSaraB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was happy with the way the outdoor space was set up.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were experimenting with the seating arrangements the night we went which ended up with us not being seated right away for our reservation. The staff could not have made our wait and subsequent dining experience more pleasant. They were upfront, honest, and genuine, and the drinks while we waited and prosciutto at the table didn’t hurt. Everything that touched our table that night was outstanding from the heirloom tomato salad to the cacio e Pepe and agnolotti. We will be back

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Damian
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my most favourites in New York City, from exquisite food to great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal.

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Carl
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love lunch at Lupa but this time, my first visit after the Covid quarantine, was outstanding. Wonderful food and service. Absolute favorite weekday lunch in Manhattan.

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vipBuzzBuzz
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent as usual though the tables may not have been six feet apart outdoors during the pandemic.

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jamesr
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food has fallen a long way from where it once was.
The tomatoes were white and mealy, in the peak of tomato season - just go to the greenmarket, guys! They’re all incredible! No need to buy them from Stop n Shop; we’ll happily pay more for the real thing.

The pasta was gluey and dry, legitimately hard to choke down, even with a 20$ glass of white wine.

The service kept bringing food and courses blindly, overflowing the table when we weren’t done with previous dishes. Timing just wasn’t even considered.

This place used to be such a delight! I hope they rediscover the love of Roman cuisine and find a little more pride to take in the kitchen...

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krissyandrea
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic - staff was

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ChadN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed outdoor seating due to COVID. The only thing better than the food was the service!

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vipGemma
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best amatriciana in town!!! Loving all about this osteria

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vipCKAB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
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 on August 8, 2020
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 on August 8, 2020
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
6 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
103 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
2 reviews
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
3 reviews
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
8 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
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so good. Even after 20 years!

OT
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
27 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
9 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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Lupa does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. Lupa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 982-5089.

Lupa is rated 4.6 stars by 5296 OpenTable diners.

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