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Lupa

4.4
5608 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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  • Dinner Party Out with Stella Artois & OpenTable

    $79.00 per person

    May 28 - Aug 31, 2021

    Beginning May 28th, join us for the ultimate sea-inspired Roman trattoria dinner at Lupa! Which features our classic Fritto Misto with Calamari & Fennel, followed by the Linguine with Clams & Lemon to share, all paired with Stella Artois to your heart’s content. Viva la birra!

Safety precautions

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5608 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.3
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4.3
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4.2
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipstefanig
Miami
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I’ve been many times and loved it, but this time everything was not good starting from the dry hostess to the tasteless food. We will never go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Burnt ny steak, that amazingly made it to the table. Lqck of attention from the kitchen and the serving staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I had heard good things about Lupa, so perhaps it’s only become substantially worse recently. The tables are packed so close as to be a caricature of a New York restaurant. Our server did not know the menu well and provided poor recommendations. It took 20 minutes to get someone to identify for us the white bean purée crostini that had been brought to our table without a word. Our food took absurdly long, so they brought us a rather parsimonious caprese salad, way overdressed with balsamic vinegar. When our food was ready, they simply took it away, even as we were eating it, without asking. My food arrived with a different accompaniment than stated in the menu, but our server simply shrugged off the discrepancy. In all, the service was clumsily unprofessional, the food was so-so, and the atmosphere severely lacking. Why bother?

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal. Loved all that we ate. From the delicious pastas to the chicken. And the Tartufo Service was great as well Great neighborhood place. Will definitely be returning

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vipMichaelS
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lupa is always excellent. After dining there a la carte many times, this time I did the pasta tasting menu with wine pairings, and it was even better. Great wine selections and large pours and food portions.

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viptheaccidentalgourmand
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always love Lupa! Everything was delicious. Appetizers were great, very authentic Italian. Had a gnocchi pasta that was terrific. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Super professional staff, traditional Roman fare with twists along the way.

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SandyB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Our pasta was a bit too salty... otherwise we are never disappointed after all these 15 years

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This is first time ever I’ve had to walk out of a restaurant. We arrived on time for our reservation at 4:30 pm. Our table wasn’t ready, ok no big deal. The restaurant was pretty empty I believe they had just opened. We sat down and ordered a bottle of water which was the only thing we got. After that, we ordered a bottle of wine and waited 30 min for someone to come say they didn’t have the bottle, 15 min later I complaint and the waitress answer was “I’m sorry we are going through a big transition”, so she took our order. We order another bottle of wine and the food… another 15 min passed and we got nothing, not the wine and not even bread. At this point we had been sitting there for 1 hour just drinking water. I had to stand up to speak with the hostess and pay her for the water, because they wouldn’t even bring us the check. I’ve worked in restaurants for years and believe me I can understand what being understaffed or busy is, but this place was EMPTY, the employees where there walking around and not getting even drinks after 1 hour is completely unacceptable. Highly disappointed.

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FredL
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great outdoor ambience, great service and great time with a dear friend - Lupa never disappoints!

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vipEllenS
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, wine and staff. Favorite restaurant in Manhattan

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vipcarlandcarl
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

this was our third or fourth meal at lupa, but not up to the standards of earlier meals. fritto misto was rather greasy; lamb scotaditto was fair. pastas were good. wine was good, but very overpriced.

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vipJordanaM
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, as usual. However, we were very annoyed about all the “rules” imposed by the restaurant. We had a party of 7, and only 2 people from our party wanted to order from the “Restaurant Week” menu. We were not allowed to, because the chef will only allow this menu if the ENTIRE party is ordering from it. Very deceptive and disappointing, when you find a restaurant that participates and is marketed for Restaurant Week, but doesn’t allow customers to freely chose what they would like to order.

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vipkirstip
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was overly salty
Sent pasta back twice
Wasn’t charged
Pesto was spicy and there wasn’t any sausage
Not as good as I remember back in the past
Disappointing :(

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Curb
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Average cuisine limited menu and relatively uninspiring food presentation. Great wine list . Staff was attentive. Tables are way to close. Place needs a face lift. Very dark colors which hides a lot of stuff in a restaurant. Extremely small restrooms place is not handicapped friendly. One of the outdoor tables the customer was sitting over a cellar door.

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vipRalphH
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and extra friendly service.

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lenina
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

eh, ma mama taught me not to say nothing at all if you don't got nothing nice to say

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It’s the best pasta in the city, I dare you to challenge that

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OlivierC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

All was great. Getting bread and salt required a lot of asking.

Food came after a long time (25 minutes after ordering).


Food was good.

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rikako
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a pity that they couldn't write any name on the birthday plate..

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vipmjboston
New England
23 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Pasta is still outstanding

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MattT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a wonderful server. Recommended the perfect wine. My only regret is the meats were very good but the pasta was AMAZING! Next time I will do the pasta tasting menu!!

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RosannF
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great small space with excellent food and an affordable wine list. The ricotta gnocchi were light and delicious; the porcetta was fatty and full of flavor. From start to finish, the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

very busy, good food, not great service though

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Service was awful

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JohnH
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every manner. The good brought us back to fond memories of many trips to Rome. Absolutely “to die for!”

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vipLady
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Other than our salad being overdressed, everything was lovely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

The waiter was absent

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vipJUFT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst experience ever. Waiter or waitress never came to take orders and ended up waiting 30mins. No other employee helped us and the attitude of the hostess was quite rude and unfriendly.

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vipAndrewF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place! So glad to be back there! The food is still as great as is the atmosphere.

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Tracy
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

seated at a 3 top facing the wall when we were essentially the only diners. Server took cocktail order, then we never saw her again. Second server asked for cocktail order. Food not quite pre-pandemic levels ... still very good.

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vipAhalfh
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian restaurants. The strozzspreti with short rib ragu was amazing!!!! Really the best dish in the whole menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great drinks/wine list and cozy atmosphere. Will go again if I’m in that part of town. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food! We will definitely be back. Overall great experience

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vipGreg
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pasta

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JosephM
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lupa never disappoints. Had lamb rigatoni. Their pastas are always cooked perfectly. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bad table. Otherwise, great experience.

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BethB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our favorite restaurant when visiting NYC. It never disappoints. Love the pasta carbonara!

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Honey
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Will not return because the music in the “quiet” area was too loud and inappropriate. What about Italian classical for an Italian restaurant?

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Patrick
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Excellent wine pairing. Sad that most of the pasta dishes were way too salty.

FAQs

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 5608 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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