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Lugo Cucina, New York, NY

Lugo Cucina

4.1
4.1
1594 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
After 11 wonderful years in New York City, our lease is up and we have concluded our last service. Thank you to all of our loyal customers who have visited us over the years.

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Lugo Cucina captures the convivial charm of the Italian café culture. Lugo Cucina is the perfect place for socializing and sharing authentic Italian food and drink. Such specialties as homemade pastas, grilled pizzas, salumi & formaggi with an extensive wine list will make us your choice for dining in Midtown West, located directly across the Street from Madison Square Garden, and Penn Station. Ideal for an after-work or pre-concert dinner and drink.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 760-2700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Paolo Dorigato

  • Catering

    Lugo Cucina caters functions for large groups or intimate gatherings. Our chefs have created an exclusive menu of Italian cuisine to meet your tastes. Our Events Coordinators will happily work with you to make your event lively and special.

  • Private party facilities

    Lugo Cucina Italiana is available for private or semi-private gatherings and offers the versatility to accommodate intimate dining and meetings, large seated dinners, cocktail parties and full buyouts. We offer a fully customized experience based on your needs.

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Cross street

    33rd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues

  • Parking details

    Lugo Cucina is near several garages and open-air parking lots. The most convenient is right inside 1 Penn Plaza, next to Lugo Cucina, with vehicle entrances on both 33rd and 34th Streets.

  • Public transit

    Subways: 1,2,3 / A,C,E takes you straight to <br />34th St. / Penn Station <br /><br /><br /><br />Subways: Q,R,W,B,D,N,F,V will take you to 34th<br />& Broadway

  • Entertainment

    Located in the sports and cultural hub of NYC - next to Madison Square Garden and Penn Station - Lugo Cucina is the perfect place to catch a game after work.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,594 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. SH

    ShariH

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made this reservation quite some time ago, unfortunately got to the restaurant and it was closed for good!! Very disappointed that I was not told of the closing and had to find someplace else right away....
  2. K

    Kefranci

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED! PLEASE REMOVE FROM OPEN TABLE
  3. J

    James

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    RESTAURANT IS CLOSED. PLEASE TAKE OFF YOUR APP SO NO ONE ELSE HAS TO DEAL WITH THIS ANNOYANCE
  4. P

    kerryP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Showed up for our reservation and the restaurant was CLOSED! Nobody called or notified us that they lost their lease. Then I just got a seated confirmation from Open Table. No Open Table-we were NOT seated.
  5. M

    Molly

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This restaurant was closed after confirming the day before
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant has been closed since March 20th! OpenTable needs to update more regularly!
  7. J

    Jessie

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Worst meal ever in NYC. Pasta was chewy, not al dente. Seafood not very fresh. Service seems chaotic. Not sure how it got good reviews before.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Undercooked scallops overcooked shrimp. Service was great.
  9. HH

    HerbH

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2019

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Had 6:15 reservation to make 7:30 show across street at MSG. Were not seated until we complained that others were being seated ahead of us. Were served the appetizer and then waited over a half hour and still no entrees. Waiter said he had been checking for 20 minutes and the chefs response was "it will be ready when its ready". Finally walked out without having our dinner. Finally had to buy dinner and eat standing in the arena. This was an unpleasant way to start our night out.
  10. MM

    MarianneM

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Lugo's is my go to restaurant for a clent lunch. They are closed now, i assume, for renovations?
  11. SM

    SusanM

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great service! Good food. We enjoyed our meal and would recommend.
  12. SF

    SalF

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food in a casual clean environment with friendly helpful wait staff.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Place was way too loud, they tried to seat us at a communal bar table and i had to beg for a real table. Our pizzas were cold and very average and worst of all they didnt bring our beer and wine until we were almost done with dinner! It was crazy!
  14. G

    Ginger

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Everything was great until dessert time- our server was socializing with another server and someone else saw us looking around and offered to take our dessert order. Then we had to request our check twice. Since we were on our way to see Billy Joel, time was important. The table next to us had the same problem.
  15. JP

    JoeP

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went here for drinks and dinner before a concert at MSG. Very conveniently located for that. Everything was great... service was good.
  16. AL

    AdrienneL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We have been to lugo cucina a number of times ....the meat and cheese platter is always wonderful ....I tried a veal dish and didn’t like that it was fried ....it didn’t say on menu. I would definitely go back but would stick to a pasta dish in the future. Great location. Right near the garden.
  17. d

    dogmom

    Chicago

    61 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We were disappointed in this meal. We ordered a margherita pizza as an appetizer. It arrived with a burned crust - all the way around. We each ate two pieces, not eating the crust, leaving 1/2 the pizza uneaten - a first for us. My husband ordered the oriechette and I got spaghetti with a meatball. He normally loves oriechette but found this bland and not at all to his liking. My spaghetti was okay but nothing special. We opted not to order dessert after just a so-so meal.
  18. RS

    RobertS

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was awesome the food was so good the fettuccine carbonara was the best I ever had we will definitely go back the next time we're in manhattan
  19. h

    heatherg

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I was there last night and have been here many times for office party’s and business lunches the food is always good. However last night they were short staffed and it was obvious. There were 3 servers trying to take care of everyone . Not fair to the servers or clientele. Meatballs that are usually mist and delicious were dry and bland Seabass was good and great value. I will be back get some help for your staff:)
  20. MW

    MadeleineW

    Miami

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the burrata and the penne vodka and it was very good! I’m picky so that says a lot !!
  21. E

    Estelle

    New York Area

    242 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    242 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2019

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Pizza was cold and tasted frozen. Service was just ok
  22. s

    sophie

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always go to Lugo Cucina when getting off the LIRR before to our play in the theatre district. After our main course, we can't resist the 3 scoops of any ice cream flavors you like! Food is wonderful, the staff very friendly and service is perfect. The bread, the wine, the main course, the desert - all add up to us coming back time after time. Love the feel of this restaurant - not over crowded at table like other NYC places.
  23. FC

    FrankC

    Indiana

    20 reviews

    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Very disappointed, used to go there plenty of times, service was horrible, pizza was fair at best
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Someone started reaching over and clearing the table before we were all done. It was quite abrupt.
  25. MW

    MidWeekLateLunch

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    I try to come here anytime I'm attending an event at the Garden, & it's always been enjoyable even when the service was slow as that was usually due to it being busy, which is understandable. Food has always been good. This time though (4/8/19), was easily my least enjoyable experience, & ironically it was the least busy I've seen it. I guess the Pennsy has taken a bit of business away from them. Our server was very aloof, & I was left with an empty drink for 10 minutes before I was able to make contact requesting another. It seems after a misunderstanding where the server was under the impression we were only ordering appetizers, he was no longer attentive at all. Regardless, this isn't an excuse to dismiss a table. He did not return to our table after taking our order (aside from when I initiated contact for a 2nd drink, a wine, which I had to pour myself) until it was clear we were finished w/our appetizers & to ask if we wanted the check. By then, we did not want to spend any more money there, & went elsewhere for dinner. We were a two top that ordered 3 substantial appetizers, & were planning on ordering two more entrees, two more rounds of drinks, & possibly even dessert. Ironically, he tried twice to pick up my credit card slip before I had signed it. I still left an 18+% tip as I typically leave 25+% for good service. The appetizers we did have were good as always, and the back waiters were competent and pleasant. Servers should never give up on a table, as there are always opportunities to take care of their guests, & increase their checks. I will be back as I've mostly had good experiences there. If you haven't tried it, it's still worth a visit. You can't beat the convenience, & if you're looking for a sit down spot as opposed to the chaos over at Pennsy, then give this place a try.
  26. j

    jenniferb

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Being close to the garden, I was skeptical but the food was delicious. I would go back and recommend.
  27. OP

    OnePenn

    New York Area

    263 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    263 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great lunch Juliana made menu suggestions and all was great Great meatballs and the cheese plate a must have
  28. MR

    MikeRD

    New York Area

    62 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nice interior, close to MSG. Service was a little bit slow. The bread was a little stale. It was an okay meal but not stellar. Last visit was better. Still a good place to go given closeness to MSGarden and a decent menu. Not a foodie experience
  29. A

    Allenwcole

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2019

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Waiter wanted us to rush. Didn't deliver apitiser Food was good but the hurry up and order killed the mood
  30. RF

    RFLF

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Billy Joel concert
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come here because of its location, we enjoy it here because Dave treats us like royalty. Want to enjoy solid food, near MSG with ownership that cares?? Then Lugo is the spot. Wonderful as always!
  32. NJ

    NJFoodie

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    This has been our "go to" spot for events @ MSG. Last Saturday was a disappointment. Food was so bland (chicken, steak and pork chop). Service was poor. Server seemed generally cranky and he kept forgetting things. The whole thing was just "off". Time for a change next time we're in town for an event.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On behalf of my mother and me, I would like to thank David and his staff. You guys really made my 80 year old mother feel like a Queen on her birthday. We can't thank you enough. Food and service were simply fantastic!
  34. LR

    LarryR

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent and the location was great. Service was a little slow.
  35. KG

    KingGhidorah

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great service and a nice place for lunch. It is a little noisy.
  36. IF

    IFLYAA

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    This is a great lunch and dinner spot for all that work and/or visit the Penn Plaza/Station area. There are not many options around and we always make reservations if dinner is the plan. Long waits if you don’t. Some nights there is live music but the extremely loud nature of this after 5 spot makes it almost impossible to benefit from it. Bar is always lively and the food is very good.
  37. R

    Rossella

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall, I thought the restaurant was pretty good. Not many options near MSG.
  38. S

    Saleya

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The location and service make Lugo Cucina worth going to if you need a restaurant near Penn Station. However, the food is very mediocre. I had eggplant parmigiana which was dry and tasteless. My friend had spaghetti which was overcooked and soft. These are two easy dishes to prepare well. I'd go again but solely for the convenience waiting for a train.
  39. O

    Opentablefan

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Took two hours for a simple meal. Waited an hour between appetizers and main course. Even then, only 3 of our four meals arrived. The three of us were almost finished when the 4th meal came. The food is good but this place doesn’t know how to manage their kitchen. This has happened before but we gave them another chance. Never again.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very good food, friendly staff, but kind of loud during happy hour as expected but definitely would recommend.

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Lugo Cucina is rated 4.1 stars by 1594 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    33rd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Lugo Cucina is near several garages and open-air parking lots. The most convenient is right inside 1 Penn Plaza, next to Lugo Cucina, with vehicle entrances on both 33rd and 34th Streets.

  • Public transit

    Subways: 1,2,3 / A,C,E takes you straight to 34th St. / Penn Station Subways: Q,R,W,B,D,N,F,V will take you to 34th& Broadway

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Paolo Dorigato

  • Entertainment

    Located in the sports and cultural hub of NYC - next to Madison Square Garden and Penn Station - Lugo Cucina is the perfect place to catch a game after work.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 760-2700

  • Catering

    Lugo Cucina caters functions for large groups or intimate gatherings. Our chefs have created an exclusive menu of Italian cuisine to meet your tastes. Our Events Coordinators will happily work with you to make your event lively and special.

  • Private party facilities

    Lugo Cucina Italiana is available for private or semi-private gatherings and offers the versatility to accommodate intimate dining and meetings, large seated dinners, cocktail parties and full buyouts. We offer a fully customized experience based on your needs.

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