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Lupa

4.4
5658 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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vipRichardC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, very attentive. Had two pastas, artichoke app and roasted cauliflower. All outstanding! Loved everything. Warm, cozy atmosphere.

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vipOlaM
New England
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Holiday meal

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AnnibalS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
It wasn’t my 1st time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The saltimboca wasn’t available bc chef said he needed three more hours to prepare. That was my first choice and I don’t get the excuse. The pasta was undercooked and I know what Al denote pasta is supposed to be like. Bucatini was quite salty. Service was meh. Server played the guessing game ‘who’s got the bolognese’? I bet this isn’t a Batali Basti restaurant anymore. Kids did not like

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JeffreyC
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Booked a special thanksgiving dinner for my family here based on reviews. The food taste and quality was, honestly, excellent. Unfortunately, after waiting for an unacceptably long period of time, the food was delivered cold to the table. ALL of it was cold, not just some of it. The menu was “set” for thanksgiving and, yet, several items were unavailable. Looked to me like they had both problems with planning and problems in the kitchen. Too bad really.

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ASpelly
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Loud and crowded restaurant for dinner. Five of us sat at a table suitable for 2. The back of my chair was right up against another table. We could not carry on a conversation without yelling.

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vipilivetotravel
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Reservation for 7pm. We showed up at 630pm and asked if we could be seated early. Hostess said yes but we needed to be done by 8pm. I was a tad confused: if we got there at the scheduled time, did we have a finish time of 830pm? If so, why would that move up? If nothing else, we improved their odds of being able to sit their 830pm earlier by whatever time we had finished if unprompted. The ask was unnecessary. We got seated in the backroom which was way too tight. The front room look tight too but, being a large room, it seems it would feel OK (ask for front room). The food was good. The waitstaff was great as was their selection df wine by the glass. Would I return? For the price point, I would expect better space in the back and more common sense when greetings patrons. Not sure if I would return.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I ordered a mozzarella and prosciutto as appetizer and mozzarella came very salty. The main dishes took more then 40 min to get ready. The special dish of the day (Ossobuco) was not available for lunch, only for dinner.

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viptrish
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The dishes were hit and miss. Some good, some very mediocre. Overall, not impressed. Service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

High expectations. Pasta was great, contorni were salty and overly buttered. Duck special a bit tough.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited 20 minutes for service on a Tuesday night. Waiter was surly when we enquired about the set menu. We ended up eating elsewhere!

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Shelina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I’m not a picky eater but their food is not that great! Their pasta is beyond al dente… like hardly cooked .. the oxtail has this weird sauce which I never tasted anywhere that serves Italian cuisine. In fact, I never tasted that kind even in Italy. The first waiter has no personality… flat affect, no humor at all. Tried to ask for their specialty, but it seems he’s not in the mood to talk . The second waiter who took over our table is a complete opposite. He attended to us well and have done an excellent service. I’m soo disappointed to pick this place to hang out with my friends who I hardly see.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

All of our pasta dishes including cacio, bolognese, and vongole (with the exception of the pesto) was disappointing. It was lacking a lot of flavor and it didn’t seem like much thought was put into it. My friends have visited to this restaurant before and remembered their quality being great. Not sure what happened with their quality but we will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic food all
The way around!

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Emily
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Took forever to get seated despite reservation, food took forever, way too many seats/tables packed into the space. Food was still good, but not worth the other negatives.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our seat was next to the door and the incoming traffic kept it open while waiting for the host. They need one of the outdoor extenders for winter or a better way to direct traffic. There were people literally like 5 inches from us waiting to see the host. However, the rest of the ambience was very nice and such great service! The appetizers were the best part, get them prosciutto and the Brussels sprouts!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pasta texture was perfect and sauces delightfully savory, though the overcooked octopus in the black spaghetti lands it at a 4-out-of-5 in my book.

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WilliamH
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Food remains consistently outstanding. Great to be back.

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vipGurmanoman
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We were waiting for our table for 30 minutes. The hostess offered us to stay outside. Obviously, the service is going down

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AB233
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Got seated an hour after our reservation. Service was slow and food quality was not great. Such a disappointment both in service and food. Not planning to go back.

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vipbizzyeeter
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Tables way too close. Very noisy. Not a good place for conversation.

Miss the way the old Brussels Sprout starter was prepared.

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JoeC
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice vibe, busy, energetic great food and service

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vipRemy
Naples
24 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend. I think perhaps it was better in the past. The cocktails and wine were good. The food was not. I had the strozapretti with short rib ragu. The pasta was undercooked, needed a couple more minutes to get to al dente. The short rib ragu was tough and not terribly tasty. My husband had the ricotta gnocci with sausage and fennel puree, he said it was OK. The funghi misto was perhaps the most tasty part of the meal. You would think an Italian restaurant could cook pasta properly. This restaurant will certainly not be a memorable part of our NYC visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pasta tasting menu was hit or miss. We only made it through three of the four. Portion sizes were a bit large for our tastes

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OksanaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience2

Delicious pasta. It took a while to be cooked, but worth a wait.

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Carversvillian
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good but a little pricey. Welcome to the nee world.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oaxaca
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Main dish was cold but they comped it. Not good at crowd control while people checked in

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MarshallG
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was mediocre overall. The Saltimbocca was over battered and fried and really not worthy of any decent restaurant--- more like the cheap veal parm in a sandwich shop. The pasta with black pepper and cheese was good as was the branzino. Disappointing.

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vipBJSCigar
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing meal! Pasta was outstanding. Super staff and besides the great food a cool vibe

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vipExploradora
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was truly terrible! We waited for a long time to get...nothing. They ran out of everything. What they did deliver was bad. Terrible experience!

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MartyMartini
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Everything was great other than the food what which is not what it once was. Lupa has lost its spark

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food was delish and our waiter was great. It was very loud, loved the music but maybe we were closest to the speaker so it was difficult to talk. The room was freezing.

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vipKerissaC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Was not given the seating I had booked

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vipMcFoodie
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food comes out a little too quickly for my taste, but they don’t rush you at the end.

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vipeclecticguy
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love everything about this place but the back room feels like Siberia.

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vipNick
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Lupa has been one of our favorite NY spots for many years but we went for my wife's birthday recently and were quite disappointed. Food was good although not like times past. Our waiter told us he "appreciated our patience" when he brought our check--perhaps realizing that we had gotten less than attentive service despite having plenty of open tables at lunch. When we asked for some additional focaccia to go with our pasta course, we got some pretty tired, mangled pieces that just were not up to the usual quality we have come to expect. I have probably been to Lupa more than 20 times but this may be our last.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was great, loved that they have a glossary built into the menu. Got one of two great tables in the front outdoor space that is attached to the building, not built into the street. Enjoyed a having conversation with my date without having to struggle to hear her or to yell for her to hear me. Was offered a seat at the bar while I waited for my date to arrive.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good food and service. Seating was tight and neighboring tables were really loud (and so close that someone’s pony tail was nearly in our food. Consider an outside table as they looked very nice and more private.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A friend was in from out of town. She’s GF and I knew if we were going to do GF pasta then Lupa was the place to do it. The GF was fantastic! As someone who isn’t GF and loves pasta it was just as delicious as their homemade pasta.

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You can order delivery directly from Lupa using the Order Online button. Lupa also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Lupa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 982-5089.

Lupa is rated 4.4 stars by 5658 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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