“The food is amazing, as well as the ambiance and service.”
“The tartufo is great for dessert, if you have room.”
“Food couldnt be better, service and staff superb, ambience just terrific, and wine list right on target with the rich and flavorful foods.”
“Lunch began with great bread and olive oil.”
“The first visit, I just ordered a couple of items off the menu and thought that everything was very good.”
“Quality is always consistent and top-notch - This is my favorite Italian restaurant in the City.”
“love this place but lately i do not what is going on with the SERVICE ,my wife and i decide to not ever come back cause the service bad, bad ,bad.”
“The waiter was a completely obnoxious yahoo.”
“The gnocchi with sausage and fennel was delicious, and even the 10 year old loved it; the spagetti pomodoro had lovely huge chunks of garlic but was a bit too al dente for my taste.”
“was a big fan of this restaurant for a long long time but these days I feel very disappointed by how those waiters treat us.”
One of Mario Batali's first, and still one of his best, restaurants. Lupa is Super Mario's take on Roman food and never became a mob scene the way Babbo did. Which is lucky because it's as good in its way. Lupa just never stopped being a great neighborhood restaurant, to it's great credit.
Great food. I recently took someone to Lupa for the first time. We were seated immediately and the service was great. Our food was wonderful. Everything is priced so well and that you can taste at least 2 appetizers and 2 main courses. The homemade tartufo is a winner. The wine list is full of reasonable good selections. Definitely recommend it.
amazing. This was hands down the best dinner I've had in my life. The food was unmatched, the wine was excellent, and the undoubtable New York atmosphere gave this mid-westerner the real New York feel!
Excellent!. What a great dining experience. The food was outstanding, and very well priced for the quality and portion size. Service was excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone!
Great date place!. I have been to Lupa twice, and each time I was a fantastic experience. The look and feel of the restaurant makes you feel like you are in Italy, the wait staff is friendly and helpful, the wine list is extensive and great for people who want to try something new! The food is delicious, and the apps are great for sharing. I have reccomended it to many friends and highly reccomend it for a first or second date!
The food here is fantastic! You can't beat it. The surroundings, the food, and the great staff make this place superb. I can't wait to dine here again.
Tasty is all I can say!
MARIO IS THE MASTER. LUPA restaurant is New Youk City has in my opinion the best chef around. His way of keeping food preparation simple, fast but elegant works just right for me. I highly recommend this fine entertaining establishment for anyone especially those they enjoy authentic regional italian dining.
Don't go there.
I've been to the restaurant twice. Each time I sat at the bar.
The waiter/waitress in both occasions were very knowledgeable & helpful.
I particularly liked the grilled whole bass, it was delicious. The butterfly pork was tasty and had depth but not greasy.
Selection of wine was also extensive.
The only complaint I have is that Lupa doesn't have prix-fixe.
I wouldn't recommend this joint to anyone so I can keep the gem all to myself.
Great food for a crowd. Some folks don't get this modest outpost of the Batali/Bastianich empire. First off, you have to buy into the fact that it's a New York spin on the neighborhood-oriented Roman Osteria. Next, you can best enjoy the menu when you share lots of stuff "family style" with a bunch of people (two couples minimum). Lastly, ignore dinner and show up for lunch promptly at noon. Take a table in the bar area and be prepared for a satisfying and inexpensive meal. Order two antipasti (affetati piccolo and frutti di mare piccolo), two primi (bucatini all' Amatriciana plus ricotta gnocchi with fennel sausage ragu) and two secondi (saltimbocca and the "plate of the day"). Your bill will be $82 plus tax/tip. Not bad.
eat some meat. The cured meat plate is delicious if you like that sort of thing, which I do. Ate here twice - once at a table and once at the tiny bar facing the kitchen. Both meals were very good. The service was friendly and very competent - the waiter recommended a fantastic inexpensive wine. If you sit at the bar you'll get a good look at the charming chef and the hardworking playfulness of the kitchen staff. The ambience is warm East Village hipness.
Lupa Sucks. This place sucks. Seriously. We ordered 2 vegetables, one second, and a cheap bottle of wine, (really dinner for one, drinks for 2) at a cost of $91. Now, the price is not what makes this place suck, but it competes with the food for leaving a bad taste in your mouth. All analogies aside, Lupa is salt heavy to the point of turning out inedible food. The food, sans salt, would still not warrant a visit. The fact that anyone would ever eat here twice speaks to the curious popularity of everything lame in this world. Worst meal in NYC.
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