170 Thompson St (btwn Bleecker & W Houston St), New York, NY 10012
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–Midnight
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Opened in October 1999, Lupa Osteria Romana is modeled after a traditional Roman trattoria, providing classic Roman cuisine in a festive atmosphere.


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  • "another Mario Batali spot. they always do a great menu during..." (2 tips)
  • "the bavette cacio e pepe is probably one of the most delicious..." (3 tips)
  • "... compliment to any pasta dish." (21 tips)
  • Eater

    Mario Batali's osteria maybe be his best effort in New York; it's certainly his most relaxed and consistent. The cacio e pepe is world class. [Eater 38 Member] Read more

    Eater · September 18, 2010
  • Bravo

    When you want simple straightforward food. -Malika Ameen, Top Chef Just Desserts

    Bravo · November 11, 2010
  • Food Network

    Lupa, Mario Batali's casual, Roman-style trattoria serves classics dishes like, Cacio e Pepe and Bucatini all'Amatriciana.

    Food Network · January 18, 2011
  • Bravo

    Always my first stop in New York. Casual and bustling with all of Mario Batali's classics on the menu. The saltimbocca is heaven! -Kelly Liken, Top Chef

    Bravo · November 22, 2010
  • Food Network

    Lupa, Mario Batali's casual, Roman-style trattoria serves classics dishes like, Cacio e Pepe. Specialty Dishes include Prosciutto Di Parma and Pollo Alla Diavola. Find more tips at FN Local. Read more

    Food Network · August 10, 2011
  • naveen

    get the saltimbocca (translation: "jumps into the mouth")

    naveen · July 7, 2009
  • ToryBurch

    Mario Batali's menu is seasonal and full of family-style Italian dishes that taste like they've been passed down for generations.

    ToryBurch · April 22, 2011
  • @A.G. Wine - iPhone/iPad

    Looking for a tasty red? Opt for little known teroldego grape (Trentino-Alto Adige); both are from the highly-regarded Rotaliano DOC. It offers gentle tannins and blackberry fruit. Salute!

    @A.G. Wine - iPhone/iPad · August 9, 2010
  • New York Habitat

    Another Mario Batali restaurant, Lupa is a nice casual place with classic Italian dishes and a nice atmosphere. Try one of their pastas, we recommend the Ricotta Gnocchi.

    New York Habitat · October 28, 2011
  • Veronica H.

    Checking into this restaurant will count towards the Mario Batali Badge.

    Veronica H. · September 26, 2011

    The only thing you'll want after this delicious Italian food is its most popular desert. Lupa's tartufo is a baseball sized chocolate orb that comes beautifully decorated with nuts and chocate sauce. Read more · March 24, 2011
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Pasta and spot it on Foodspotting!

    Foodspotting · December 9, 2010
  • Charles B.

    If you are fortunate enough to be here on Sunday, get the Braciola "Alla Cacciatora"

    Charles B. · April 26, 2010
  • Jain K.

    Go to Lupa and have some delicious pasta!

    Jain K. · March 13, 2009

    With stunning flavors and fantastic wines that are offered at such very reasonable prices, wining and dining here is a steal. Read more · January 22, 2012
  • Jess K.

    Don't expect the staff to know what they're taking about... We were served linguine by a woman who insisted it was tortellini

    Jess K. · August 3, 2013
  • Veronique V.

    I come here for the spaghetti alla carbonara. Al dente to perfection. Great atmosphere and service.

    Veronique V. · November 15, 2012
  • Joe Bastianich

    Best to make a reservation, especially on weekends. Don't leave without trying the cacio e pepe.

    Joe Bastianich · May 2, 2012
  • Mike D.

    All about the pasta here. Skip the entrees. Go with the garganelli, and have a glass of Barolo. Get the tripe if they have it. Lots of wines from Bastianch. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more

    Mike D. · January 4, 2012
  • Find. Eat. Drink.

    The Antipasti E Salumi look small, but get a few and share. Nice way to start off your meal.

    Find. Eat. Drink. · August 14, 2010
  • Andres

    Awesome service. Awesome food. I'll be back soon

    Andres · July 11, 2010
  • Catherine P.

    Mario Batali's most casual spot; had the whole wheat cavatelli & it was absolutely amazing. One of the best pasta places in the city

    Catherine P. · March 28, 2013
  • Mather

    Aside from the cacio e pepe, the green salad with apple is life changing ... It's kale with pork bacon = zomg

    Mather · December 3, 2012
  • Gargi S.

    Try the Lupa tartufo - One of the best desserts ever

    Gargi S. · September 22, 2012
  • The Food Sluts

    One of the older properties in Mario Batali's empire, the rustic cuisine seems to need a refresh. Inconsistent and a bit old-fashioned. Read more

    The Food Sluts · July 25, 2012
  • Slow Food NYC

    Happy to award the Snail of Approval to Lupa Osteria Romana

    Slow Food NYC · July 17, 2012
  • Vini C.

    Don't ask for the late night prix fixe menu. It's on the website but the waitress was not happy that we asked. Mario. Should retrain his staff. On how guests. Should be treated.

    Vini C. · March 9, 2012
  • Wesley C.

    #this #hack #works great costumer #service the staff so Kool #remotely X music artist promo dropoff location get or stay famous stay current

    Wesley C. · February 15, 2012
  • Gansevoort Hotel Group

    Yum yum yum! This is the perfect place for a glass of wine, some fresh sliced meats, pasta and OMG dessert!

    Gansevoort Hotel Group · October 13, 2011
  • Ellie C.

    The staff will do whatever they can to interrupt you. Its crazy.

    Ellie C. · September 27, 2011
  • Will J.

    definitely one of the top Italian places to eat in the city and a great date night place!

    Will J. · August 6, 2011
  • Jacalyn L.

    The best cacio e pepe dish!

    Jacalyn L. · May 29, 2011
  • Thompson Hotels

    Our concierge William at Smyth says that the Braised Oxtail with Gnocchi alla Romana is sublime. Also the Spaghetti alla Carbonara is the best in the city.

    Thompson Hotels · May 24, 2011
  • Serge K.

    The best pasta in NYC. Hands down.

    Serge K. · November 21, 2010
  • Rachel G.

    Amazing. Simple. Well executed cuisine. The braised escarole is a fanastic green compliment to any pasta dish.

    Rachel G. · June 1, 2010
  • Alexandra M.

    Ricotta filled Gnocchi. yuuuuumm

    Alexandra M. · March 10, 2010
  • Derrick S.

    Never been disappointed. The butternut squash ravioli - divine. The balsamic lamb short ribs - omg best braised ribs ever.

    Derrick S. · January 30, 2010
  • Jen T.

    can't say enough great things about Lupa, food is consistently awesome, service is amazing and u'll get a great meal whether seated at table or at the bar. proscuitto, cacio y pepe, tartufo..

    Jen T. · January 17, 2010
  • Alison

    Olive oil gelato is not to be missed.

    Alison · December 20, 2009
  • Stephanie P.

    had roasted beets and pureed pistachios, then the salt and pepper spaghetti. perfect perfect perfect. how come when i make that it's never that delicious?

    Stephanie P. · June 10, 2009
  • Eric W.

    Cacio e pepe to die for

    Eric W. · 1 week ago
  • Michael B.

    Saltimbocca and Bavette Cacio e Pepe are all you need to know.

    Michael B. · 2 weeks ago
  • Sean S.

    Get the spaghetti carbonara

    Sean S. · February 21
  • Nacho R.

    Everything is amazing. Marvelous food. But music selection is somewhat... er... not cool.

    Nacho R. · February 14
  • John B.

    TO: best medium priced Italian. Poor man's Babbo.

    John B. · January 30
  • Chris S.

    For gluten free folks, they have several different gluten free pasta options which are delish !

    Chris S. · January 18
  • Robert N.

    Loved the Lupa Tartufo.

    Robert N. · January 10
  • Butter

    Octopus secondi is must have. Tender and smooth!

    Butter · November 23, 2013
  • Adam K.

    The Spaghetti Alla Carbonara.

    Adam K. · February 21, 2012
  • Su L.

    spaghetti alla carbonara.

    Su L. · March 1, 2012

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