Lupa

★★★★★
  • 170 Thompson St 1

    New York, NY 10012

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  • 212-982-5089

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The food is so fresh and tasty. I truly recommend everyone try it out at least once.

3
★★★★★

The food is so fresh and tasty. I truly recommend everyone try it out at least once.

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Love their food, excellent service and I feel very welcome here, will surely stop by again soon

3
★★★★★

Love their food, excellent service and I feel very welcome here, will surely stop by again soon

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i LIke this....

3
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i LIke this....

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Awesome food, cooked to order, pleasant waiters

3
★★★★★

Awesome food, cooked to order, pleasant waiters

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i was waiting for what seemed like an hour and change for my steak, which wouldnt have been so awful if i wasnt met with extremely rude gestures from my waitress when i inquired about the delay. when the steak arrived, the seasoning was

3
★★★★★

i was waiting for what seemed like an hour and change for my steak, which wouldnt have been so awful if i wasnt met with extremely rude gestures from my waitress when i inquired about the delay. when the steak arrived, the seasoning was

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I can't believe Batali is comparing bankers to Hitler and Stalin. Agree with the previous post that it is completely insensitive. Why can't he just stick to making food? I can only assume that if he is busy attending conferences and

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I can't believe Batali is comparing bankers to Hitler and Stalin. Agree with the previous post that it is completely insensitive. Why can't he just stick to making food? I can only assume that if he is busy attending conferences and

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This place is Awesome! food was cooked to order, waiters make me feel at home and the drinks were slammin!

3
★★★★★

This place is Awesome! food was cooked to order, waiters make me feel at home and the drinks were slammin!

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Mario Batali's recent comment comparing bankers to Hitler and Stalin are downright disgusting and irresponsible (reference at bottom of review). While there are many views on bankers during these challenging times, his references to such

3
★★★★★

Mario Batali's recent comment comparing bankers to Hitler and Stalin are downright disgusting and irresponsible (reference at bottom of review). While there are many views on bankers during these challenging times, his references to such

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DO NOT GO HERE! The horrible service would make Mario B embarrassed! The hostess should be fired. We went in earlier and told her we would like a table in an hour. She said no problem. When we returned she said it would be about an hour

3
★★★★★

DO NOT GO HERE! The horrible service would make Mario B embarrassed! The hostess should be fired. We went in earlier and told her we would like a table in an hour. She said no problem. When we returned she said it would be about an hour

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When I booked the reservation, I requested seating in the front of the restaurant. However, they seated us in the back room. The meat platter appetizer and beets were great, but the calamari was a lot of grains and very little calamari,

3
★★★★★

When I booked the reservation, I requested seating in the front of the restaurant. However, they seated us in the back room. The meat platter appetizer and beets were great, but the calamari was a lot of grains and very little calamari,

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I get giddy when I think of eating and drinking at Lupa. I compare it to all other italian places in the city.

I have been coming to Lupa for 5 years and have always had a wonderful time with good food, wine and service.

The past winter

3
★★★★★

I get giddy when I think of eating and drinking at Lupa. I compare it to all other italian places in the city.

I have been coming to Lupa for 5 years and have always had a wonderful time with good food, wine and service.

The past winter

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i think it was just ok the food was just ok i don't think im will go back

3
★★★★★

i think it was just ok the food was just ok i don't think im will go back

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Not sure if it was the company or the place that made this such a bland night. The hostesses were very un-welcoming which seemed to defeat the purpose of their said positions. After waiting for over an hour for a table at a bar where you

3
★★★★★

Not sure if it was the company or the place that made this such a bland night. The hostesses were very un-welcoming which seemed to defeat the purpose of their said positions. After waiting for over an hour for a table at a bar where you

Pros: food

Cons: long waits

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I have lived in Manhattan for nearly 40 years and this was the worst meal i have ever experienced. What was described as Duck confit with pear sauce, was actually deep-fried and overcooked and served swimming in a horribly acidic pool of

3
★★★★★

I have lived in Manhattan for nearly 40 years and this was the worst meal i have ever experienced. What was described as Duck confit with pear sauce, was actually deep-fried and overcooked and served swimming in a horribly acidic pool of

Cons: Dreadful food

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I 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. I have to admit ....with this, whole dinner is spoiled. I will never go back there.

3
★★★★★

I 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. I have to admit ....with this, whole dinner is spoiled. I will never go back there.

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hostess was nasty. really off-putting. strange cause i usually dont encounter that.

3
★★★★★

hostess was nasty. really off-putting. strange cause i usually dont encounter that.

Pros: food

Cons: wait

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I couldn't agree more about the nasty attitudes at Lupa. We made a reservation over 2 months ago for 7 people and the only time we could get was for 9:30. 6 out of the 7 people arrived promptly but were told we could not be seated until

3
★★★★★

I couldn't agree more about the nasty attitudes at Lupa. We made a reservation over 2 months ago for 7 people and the only time we could get was for 9:30. 6 out of the 7 people arrived promptly but were told we could not be seated until

Cons: Nasty Attitudes

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Do NOT bother with lupa. I was actually shocked at the way the staff and gm was treating my party of 5. Trying to make a birthday special for someone turned into a birthday nightmare! Besides serving us disgusting clams out of a can and

3
★★★★★

Do NOT bother with lupa. I was actually shocked at the way the staff and gm was treating my party of 5. Trying to make a birthday special for someone turned into a birthday nightmare! Besides serving us disgusting clams out of a can and

Pros: zilch

Cons: horrible service, worst gm, small plates

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WIth every time I eat at a famous chef restaurant, I become more and more convinced that folks deceive themselves into believing that the food before them is something remarkable. This is my second time at Lupa. No better than the

3
★★★★★

WIth every time I eat at a famous chef restaurant, I become more and more convinced that folks deceive themselves into believing that the food before them is something remarkable. This is my second time at Lupa. No better than the

Pros: pleasant service

Cons: over-priced

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On a Sunday evening my friend and I spontaneously met up on SoHo to grab a bite to eat. I have been wanting to go to Lupa but have had a hard time getting a reservation on a days notice. On a whim we decided to try...the place was packed,

3
★★★★★

On a Sunday evening my friend and I spontaneously met up on SoHo to grab a bite to eat. I have been wanting to go to Lupa but have had a hard time getting a reservation on a days notice. On a whim we decided to try...the place was packed,

Pros: service was excellent

Cons: can be hard to get a reservation

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We are just back from Rome and where we have essentially ate our way across the city, so going to an Italian restaurant in New York is definitely taking our chances. BTW, there is no bad pasta in Rome, but there is terrible Pizza.\r
Lupa,

3
★★★★★

We are just back from Rome and where we have essentially ate our way across the city, so going to an Italian restaurant in New York is definitely taking our chances. BTW, there is no bad pasta in Rome, but there is terrible Pizza.\r
Lupa,

Pros: great food

Cons: crowded

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This food is bad and bland enough said. Its scene is very phony. The service is mediocre and people only go because Mario Batali owns the place. Nothing special at all. Go around the corner to bar piti. All

3
★★★★★

This food is bad and bland enough said. Its scene is very phony. The service is mediocre and people only go because Mario Batali owns the place. Nothing special at all. Go around the corner to bar piti. All

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We are just back from Rome and where we have essentially ate our way across the city, so going to an Italian restaurant in New York is definitely taking our chances. BTW, there is no bad pasta in Rome, but there is terrible Pizza.
Lupa, the she wolf, symbol of Rome, is wonderful bistro, on Thompson Street, nyc, that gets it right. The waiters are extremely knowledgeable, (do you know the difference between Borsci and Lucano digestifs) and are actually helpful, rare in New York.
Appetizers are served in soup bowls and are tasty and distinctive. I liked the Winter Squash alla Romana. Pastas are bountiful and have interesting twists; the Bavette Cacio has a bread crumb topping. The major compliant is that the selection is small. The main courses fish or meat are seasoned just so. Sorry, Vegans need not apply. While the wine list is not cheap the variety is amazing and half carafes are available. Desserts are definitely Italian style and even the Tartufo, an ice cream bombe, has a certain savior faire.
Italians entertain at restaurants not usually at home and Lupa always has several large groups going at one time. Rather than assign a single waiter to a large table teams of waiters work together and that way everyone gets served together.
Warning the front room is noisy and reservations are not only a must, but weekend reservations are hard to get. Dinner for two with an inexpensive wine comes to about $140.
for more see www.ditmasestates.com

5
★★★★★

We are just back from Rome and where we have essentially ate our way across the city, so going to an Italian restaurant in New York is definitely taking our chances. BTW, there is no bad pasta in Rome, but there is terrible Pizza.
Lupa, the she wolf, symbol of Rome, is wonderful bistro, on Thompson Street, nyc, that gets it right. The waiters are extremely knowledgeable, (do you know the difference between Borsci and Lucano digestifs) and are actually helpful, rare in New York.
Appetizers are served in soup bowls and are tasty and distinctive. I liked the Winter Squash alla Romana. Pastas are bountiful and have interesting twists; the Bavette Cacio has a bread crumb topping. The major compliant is that the selection is small. The main courses fish or meat are seasoned just so. Sorry, Vegans need not apply. While the wine list is not cheap the variety is amazing and half carafes are available. Desserts are definitely Italian style and even the Tartufo, an ice cream bombe, has a certain savior faire.
Italians entertain at restaurants not usually at home and Lupa always has several large groups going at one time. Rather than assign a single waiter to a large table teams of waiters work together and that way everyone gets served together.
Warning the front room is noisy and reservations are not only a must, but weekend reservations are hard to get. Dinner for two with an inexpensive wine comes to about $140.
for more see www.ditmasestates.com

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Fresh, tasty greens and sizzling pancetta in the Misticanza salad. Delightful light lemon sauce on perfect al dente linguine with fresh lobster. Excellent Italian wine selection. I wish I could eat here every night...\r
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Fresh, tasty greens and sizzling pancetta in the Misticanza salad. Delightful light lemon sauce on perfect al dente linguine with fresh lobster. Excellent Italian wine selection. I wish I could eat here every night...\r
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This is another excellent restaurant from Mario Batali. I love Babbo and don't mind waiting a month for the reservation, but when you are in the mood for good food today and not looking to mortgage your house to get it, this is the place

3
★★★★★

This is another excellent restaurant from Mario Batali. I love Babbo and don't mind waiting a month for the reservation, but when you are in the mood for good food today and not looking to mortgage your house to get it, this is the place

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I love Otto and was excited to try one of Mario Battali's more upscale places. Sad to say I was kind of disappointed by Lupa. The portions felt small and the service a bit uptight. Otto seems more innovative to me. Also the back room is really crowded.

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I love Otto and was excited to try one of Mario Battali's more upscale places. Sad to say I was kind of disappointed by Lupa. The portions felt small and the service a bit uptight. Otto seems more innovative to me. Also the back room is really crowded.

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I've never been that big on Italian food growing up the in the States. To me it was all the same. Pasta, tomato sauce, meatballs, boring. But these days, post-Mario Batali, the culinary atmosphere is one where the American palate is

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★★★★★

I've never been that big on Italian food growing up the in the States. To me it was all the same. Pasta, tomato sauce, meatballs, boring. But these days, post-Mario Batali, the culinary atmosphere is one where the American palate is

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After reading in City Search that this was a "The Best Italian Food," I was psyched to go for some good Italian. The angry critics at city search, who never cease to find fault with any place, gave me pause. Turns out, there's a reason

3
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After reading in City Search that this was a "The Best Italian Food," I was psyched to go for some good Italian. The angry critics at city search, who never cease to find fault with any place, gave me pause. Turns out, there's a reason

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My husband and I have enjoyed Lupa quite a few times. We love to sit at the bar, eat a light supper, and drink the great wines by the quarto. We went the other night after going to the Film Forum. It's our summer ritual when the kids

3
★★★★★

My husband and I have enjoyed Lupa quite a few times. We love to sit at the bar, eat a light supper, and drink the great wines by the quarto. We went the other night after going to the Film Forum. It's our summer ritual when the kids

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The atmosphere here is really nice, so if you're looking for a romantic evening out, try Lupa. The wine list is fantastic and the food was very tasty. The restaurant reminded me of something you'd find in an Italian mob movie. Has wonderful character!

4
★★★★☆

The atmosphere here is really nice, so if you're looking for a romantic evening out, try Lupa. The wine list is fantastic and the food was very tasty. The restaurant reminded me of something you'd find in an Italian mob movie. Has wonderful character!

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i 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............

3
★★★★★

i 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............

Pros: best italian food

Cons: terrible service

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The food was tasty, the service was junior varsity - at best. I would honestly send you to Il Mattone...Lupa is overrated. Period.

3
★★★★★

The food was tasty, the service was junior varsity - at best. I would honestly send you to Il Mattone...Lupa is overrated. Period.

Pros: Decent hood.

Cons: Couldn't serve the bottle of wine I ordered...get it together.

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After waiting over a month for my reservation, I had high expectations and was a little disappointed. Although they were tasty, the pasta dishes (we ordered 4 different ones) were lukewarm. The acoustics of the restaurant was

3
★★★★★

After waiting over a month for my reservation, I had high expectations and was a little disappointed. Although they were tasty, the pasta dishes (we ordered 4 different ones) were lukewarm. The acoustics of the restaurant was

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I have never written a review on a restaurant before though my husband and I eat out 70% of the time in the city. So far I only preferred to read the others' reviews. But for Lupa I thought I should let others know of our experience. In

3
★★★★★

I have never written a review on a restaurant before though my husband and I eat out 70% of the time in the city. So far I only preferred to read the others' reviews. But for Lupa I thought I should let others know of our experience. In

Pros: service

Cons: noisy, mediocre food

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The food was surprisingly good for such a busy restaurant and the prices are reasonable. Wine list is accessible price-wise. Definitely go during non-peak times, so you can have a more leisurely meal.

3
★★★★★

The food was surprisingly good for such a busy restaurant and the prices are reasonable. Wine list is accessible price-wise. Definitely go during non-peak times, so you can have a more leisurely meal.

Pros: Food, wine

Cons: Hard to Get in During Peak time

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Lupa was great. The food was great, the wine was great. Especially impressive was the menu of cured meats made in the restaurants. The only bad thing was that we had a reservation for 8:30 on a Tuesday and we didn't get seated until

3
★★★★★

Lupa was great. The food was great, the wine was great. Especially impressive was the menu of cured meats made in the restaurants. The only bad thing was that we had a reservation for 8:30 on a Tuesday and we didn't get seated until

Pros: coppa cotta

Cons: the wait, even with reservations

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my biggest recommendation regarding lupa - go on tuesday for crispy duck night. the duck agro dulce is amazing. and def start with a pasta of any sort. a month ago they had an amazing oriechette with swiss chard and sausage on the menu.

3
★★★★★

my biggest recommendation regarding lupa - go on tuesday for crispy duck night. the duck agro dulce is amazing. and def start with a pasta of any sort. a month ago they had an amazing oriechette with swiss chard and sausage on the menu.

Pros: fantastic pasta

Cons: go early

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The waits are annoying - my advice is to try and sit at the bar - generally a shorter wait. i went on a Sunday and the bar staff was quite knowledgeable about the menu and happy to answer questions. My date got lamb chops, which were

3
★★★★★

The waits are annoying - my advice is to try and sit at the bar - generally a shorter wait. i went on a Sunday and the bar staff was quite knowledgeable about the menu and happy to answer questions. My date got lamb chops, which were

Pros: knowledgeable staff, good food quality

Cons: long wait, slightly pricey

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i had been dying to check out lupa for months and finally went early about 6pm to get a table.\r
the staff were lovely and super friendly. the food was quite boring. the cheese plate was below average and the pasta was overcooked.\r
the

3
★★★★★

i had been dying to check out lupa for months and finally went early about 6pm to get a table.\r
the staff were lovely and super friendly. the food was quite boring. the cheese plate was below average and the pasta was overcooked.\r
the

Pros: nice staff

Cons: food not worth the hype

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it's hard to find real panini and pasta like you get all over italy. lupa gave me a little taste of my time there. while it's not like the real thing because no new york place can really have the relaxed quality of a meal in milan, i

3
★★★★★

it's hard to find real panini and pasta like you get all over italy. lupa gave me a little taste of my time there. while it's not like the real thing because no new york place can really have the relaxed quality of a meal in milan, i

Pros: tasting options are great and excellent reasonably-priced wine list

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This is our second favorite Mario restaurant (behind Otto). We actually first discovered this on advice of our nephew (who lived in New York; we live in Utah).

Lots of diversity here and a superb wine list. Plan on waiting a bit.

After dinner, skip dessert and walk around the block to the east (Laguardia Street) and get dessert at the Bruno Bakery.

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★★★★★

This is our second favorite Mario restaurant (behind Otto). We actually first discovered this on advice of our nephew (who lived in New York; we live in Utah).

Lots of diversity here and a superb wine list. Plan on waiting a bit.

After dinner, skip dessert and walk around the block to the east (Laguardia Street) and get dessert at the Bruno Bakery.

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The first problem is any Italian restuarant - because there are two distinct types: Italian American red sauce and true Italian. ( watch the film "Big night"). If you like the former, you'll like Lupa, if the latter, you may prefer

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★★★★★

The first problem is any Italian restuarant - because there are two distinct types: Italian American red sauce and true Italian. ( watch the film "Big night"). If you like the former, you'll like Lupa, if the latter, you may prefer

Pros: Nice service

Cons: Italian American heavy, oregano red sauce - Pretentious - contrived reservations

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This was the one restatuant I really wanted to eat at and I was a little dissapointed. We made reservations 2 wks in advance and could only get a 5 o' clock Sunday reservation. Seating was tight, whole place was tight, but cute. Nice

3
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This was the one restatuant I really wanted to eat at and I was a little dissapointed. We made reservations 2 wks in advance and could only get a 5 o' clock Sunday reservation. Seating was tight, whole place was tight, but cute. Nice

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Of Mario Batali's restaurants, Babbo may get all the highfalutin glory, but Lupa gets all the love. The Greenwich Village hot spot is everything a trattoria should be: laid back, casual yet stylish, and serving heaps of house-cured hams,…

 

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