Lupa

Lupa

Italian Restaurant$$$$
Greenwich Village, New York
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    "support Chef Mario Batali’s charity Mario Batali Foundation"(16 Tips)
    Jamie H.
    "Bavette cacio e pepe is a must."(4 Tips)
    Destination: Anywhere &.
    "Ricotta gnocchi was amazing as was the bucatini all'americana."(10 Tips)
    Vini C.
    "Don't ask for the late night prix fixe menu."(6 Tips)
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  • Frank R.
    Frank RimalovskiFebruary 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Mario Batali's take on Italian classics with surprisingly good prices and excellent service. Go on Tuesday and get the duck special. Amazing! You'll come back for more.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Chad H.
    Chad HornerFebruary 17
    so many excellent pastas, perhaps the best course of action is the pasta tasting menu (only $49!). pictured are the bucatini all'amatriciana and pork belly tortelloni; delicious
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle A.February 18, 2013
    Everything is delicious and well prepared but the sweet potato angolotti is a truffle lover's dream. The service for private parties is excellent. They were highly attentive.
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoAugust 10, 2014
    Batali-Bastianich's Italian trattoria is always busy, so make reservations in advance. The well-executed pastas, such as the spaghetti pomodoro, and plates (the pork belly!) are well worth the hassle.
  • Mads M.
    Mads MarzJanuary 7
    Cozy Italian restaurant with homemade pastas and full body vinos. The orecchiette was some of the best I've had yet and the calamari was light and fresh with cucumbers and cantaloupe! 👌🏼
  • Hannah H.
    Hannah HanNovember 19, 2014
    Finally tried this place on a Thurs 10pm. A candle lit/dim ambiance was good. Warm prosciutto salad/ cacio e pepe/ carbonara were all very simple but flavorful. Tartufo was very rich/ hazelnut-y!!
  • Mike D.
    Mike DizonJanuary 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    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
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkAugust 10, 2011
    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
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatOctober 28, 2011
    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.
  • Teresa E.
    Delicious Italian food, pasta was truly cooked al dente. The $25 menu is worth it and the staff are very friendly.
  • Henrik O.
    Henrik OscarssonJuly 10, 2013
    If you' re looking for good italian food, this is the place. Cozy environment, excellent food! But make sure you book a table, the place gets crowded.
  • Destination: Anywhere &.
    For antipasti-Carciofi Alla Giudia or lingua and teste from the meat tray. Ricotta gnocchi was amazing as was the bucatini all'americana. Sunday braciola was very soft and tender. For dessert tartufo
  • Examiner.com
    Examiner.comMarch 24, 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
  • Halstead Property
    Halstead PropertyDecember 14, 2011
    They have a great white wine selection which we recommend pairing with their bavette cacao and pepe entrée. The formaggi cheese is just potent enough and not at all overwhelming
  • Angel M.
    Angel MartinezOctober 20, 2013
    This is one of Mario Batali's restaurants in NYC. The Spaghetti All'Amatriciana is delicious & so is the Ricotta Gnochi with Sausage and Fennel.
  • Sam W.
    Sam WinnickMay 6, 2015
    The salad and pastas are amazing but the manager is the rudest person ever. Cacio e Pepe is fantastic.
  • Nicolette R.
    Nicolette RomeroDecember 5, 2014
    Do the Roman tasting menu and split a bottle of wine. Each pasta was delicious. The ravioli randomly stood out. You will leave stuffed!!
  • Catherine P.
    Catherine ParkMarch 28, 2013
    Mario Batali's most casual spot; had the whole wheat cavatelli & it was absolutely amazing. One of the best pasta places in the city
  • Chloe R.
    Chloe RNovember 3, 2015
    Get the charred baby octopus, homemade garganelli, the bucatini all'Amatriciana and the lamb scottadito with a great bottle of wine.
  • RTWgirl A.
    RTWgirl ArnetteNovember 12, 2014
    The gnocchi is made here with ricotta rather than typical potato so makes for a creamier dreamier version!!
  • Michael F.
    Absolutely phenomenal pasta, if you are really really hungry get the 5 pasta sampler, delicious, and lemon sorbet to end.
  • Approach Guides
    Approach GuidesAugust 9, 2010
    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! agwine.com
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 22, 2010
    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
  • Thompson Hotels
    Thompson HotelsMay 24, 2011
    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.
  • Martha
    MarthaMarch 7, 2015
    I don't love this place. always packed and service is rushed and sort of disinterested. food is tasty though, so if the other parts don't bother you, you may enjoy.
  • Newell M.
    Newell McNairOctober 28, 2016
    The space is a bit dense with tables, but surprised not too noisy. Excellent food. Linguine with shrimp and mussels is delicious!
  • Eater
    EaterSeptember 18, 2010
    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
  • Sharon T.
    Sharon TsaoJune 17, 2016
    The food was really good -- impressed by the selection, quality, and the wine pairing. I was disappointed by the dessert though.
  • Marisa T.
    Marisa TomAugust 15, 2011
    One of my all-time favorite Italian restos in NYC. Everything is good here. Try the seasonal dishes and of course, la saltimbocca.
  • Joy
    JoyJuly 7, 2011
    Late night Roman menu (3 course prix fixe menu offered after 10pm--you have to ask for it) is a total steal after a long day exploring New York. Busy place, so just reserve online.
  • F-Factor N.
    F-Factor NutritionOctober 17, 2012
    Classic Italian food that tastes and feels like it's homemade. If you're going to treat yourself to pasta, make sure it's good!
  • NearSay NYC
    NearSay NYCJuly 25, 2011
    A local favorite that serves up traditional Italian food.The antipasti dishes are perfect, they make their own pasta and cure their own meat!
  • ✨ Lady Di W.
    Ps the ravioli short rib truffle pasta is heaven as well as the linguini pecorino pasta - oh my gawd !... Very pleased I am:)
  • Jenny D.
    Jenny DomiziAugust 28, 2013
    Lupa is a great spot for Italian food! We ordered pasta and it was great. Reservation is a must!
  • The Food Sluts
    The Food SlutsJuly 25, 2012
    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
  • Mather
    MatherDecember 3, 2012
    Aside from the cacio e pepe, the green salad with apple is life changing ... It's kale with pork bacon = zomg
  • Chris S.
    Chris SomersJanuary 18, 2014
    For gluten free folks, they have several different gluten free pasta options which are delish !
  • Roula H.
    Roula HannaSeptember 5, 2015
    Visit part of the Walks of NY tour. You must try their ricotta gnocchi with salami sauce. It's delicious
  • Jessica A.
    Jessica AlmogNovember 7, 2014
    My love for Italian started here. I still dream of their ragu. It's inspired a trend to try ragu everywhere I go, nothing has come close.
  • Dillon F.
    Dillon FerdinandiMarch 31, 2013
    Another great Batali joint. All the pastas on the menu were fantastic. Make sure to order a negroni.
  • Veronique V.
    Veronique VNovember 15, 2012
    I come here for the spaghetti alla carbonara. Al dente to perfection. Great atmosphere and service.
  • Kathryn I.
    Kathryn IApril 23
    Vibrant atmosphere and truly satisfying pastas. Lots of vegetarian options but the cacio e pepe stands out.
  • Jen T.
    Jen TomJanuary 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    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..
  • Rasmus F.
    Rasmus FogedMay 20, 2013
    Very great food, even better service. Be sure to call in advance - tables are blocked quickly.
  • Joe Bastianich
    Joe BastianichMay 2, 2012
    Best to make a reservation, especially on weekends. Don't leave without trying the cacio e pepe.
  • Connie L.
    Connie LeeNovember 16, 2014
    Romantic and authentic. A great place for dates.
  • Josh S.
    Josh S.August 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try expertly excluded house made salumi. You won't find anything like this anywhere else in New York!
  • Peter S.
    Peter ScordoAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Hands down my favorite restaurant in Manhattan. The escarole salad is a MUST.
  • Alice N.
    Alice NamNovember 13, 2015
    Cozy place with a romantic, antique ambiance
  • Gansevoort Hotel Group
    Gansevoort Hotel GroupOctober 13, 2011
    Yum yum yum! This is the perfect place for a glass of wine, some fresh sliced meats, pasta and OMG dessert!
  • Melissa K.
    Melissa KnificMay 21, 2010
    Love at first bite. Everything is amazing, but try the roasted beets with pistachios, cacio & pepe, bucatini all' amatriciana and tartufo for dessert. Yum.
  • Jay S.
    Jay ShawMay 14, 2011
    Simple food. Stripped classics. Perfectly proportioned. Thanks, Mario! (Side note- I tried chicken for the first time in over five years here. Hallelujah!!!)
  • Jamie H.
    Jamie HutchinsOctober 11, 2014
    Bavette cacio e pepe is a must. Once took a taxi from JFK during an extended transfer just to have this.
  • Kirsten A.
    Kirsten AlanaAugust 22, 2014
    Very good gnocchi! Eat in the back room, it's cozy and romantic.
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkJanuary 18, 2011
    Lupa, Mario Batali's casual, Roman-style trattoria serves classics dishes like, Cacio e Pepe and Bucatini all'Amatriciana.
  • Nacho R.
    Nacho RettallyFebruary 14, 2014
    Everything is amazing. Marvelous food. But music selection is somewhat... er... not cool.
  • DeRose Method USA
    DeRose Method USAFebruary 15, 2012
    Our favorite Italian spot in NYC. Appetizers and summer squash dishes are a must.
  • Patrick A.
    Patrick AustAugust 6, 2014
    Went for an ok Aglio e Olio, but the desert cheese selection was great. Didn't check out the wine menu
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroOctober 22, 2011
    the pastas here are such a great value for the money, as long as you don't mind waiting!
  • Will J.
    Will JohnsonAugust 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    definitely one of the top Italian places to eat in the city and a great date night place!
  • Frank R.
    Frank RimalovskiJune 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Go on a Wednesday night and get the duck special. Outstanding.
  • Wendy Q.
    Wendy QiuApril 1, 2015
    Casual and comfortable restaurant.. Friendly service .. Short rib pasta 👍
  • Ben R.
    Ben RussoSeptember 20, 2011
    Awesome for groups and excellent desserts! A wonderful meal for any city. Read more
  • Berner
    BernerMarch 31, 2014
    Saltimbocca and Bavette Cacio e Pepe are all you need to know.
  • Charlotte S.
    Charlotte ScarfMay 6, 2016
    The $25 weekday lunch special is a steal, but you pay for it in wine.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupAugust 1, 2013
    If it's Batali, you know it's going to be great. We live for the gnocchi here.
  • Becca B.
    Becca BaeDecember 24, 2015
    Everything here is delicious. The Tartufo is the perfect ending to every meal!
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineJanuary 11, 2012
    Help support Chef Mario Batali’s charity Mario Batali Foundation through FOOD & WINE’s “Chefs Make Change” program! Click to donate www.foodandwine.com/donate
  • John C.
    John ChewMay 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    I love sitting at bar and talking to Jen (also occasional waitress). She's bright, gracious and knowledgable about the food and wine.
  • blukid
    blukidJuly 26, 2013
    Grab a seat at the bar late... great food + atmosphere!
  • Michael B.
    Michael BällstavSeptember 20, 2015
    Good food though I've tasted better anyway. Nice staff. Good wines.
  • Greg C.
    Greg CorraAugust 2, 2015
    The pasta was a bit too al dente. The salumi was fantastic, though.
  • Ryo Y.
    Ryo YAugust 16, 2015
    Good pasta and octopus dish. A bit heavy on the salt but would recommend
  • Chrissy T.
    Chrissy TobinApril 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    All the pastas are exceptional, especially the carbonara!
  • Gene S.
    Gene SuperSeptember 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Tartuffo is one the best I've had...if not the best!
  • Pamela C.
    Pamela CJuly 14, 2013
    Tomato tommato and the Cacio e pepe is amazing
  • Beth M.
    Beth McMahonJuly 1, 2016
    service - awesome; food amazing. You need reservations!
  • Daan V.
    Daan V.November 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Bavette Cacio e Pepe. It is just perfect - I could eat it every day.
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WJune 1, 2010
    the bavette cacio e pepe is probably one of the most delicious things i've ever eaten. simplicity at its best.
  • Candice
    CandiceJune 20, 2010
    So the chicken is perfection. And Courtney is so sweet and wonderful! Thank you Lupa for satisfying me!!
  • Gus B.
    Gus BorrmannSeptember 24, 2014
    Octopus with Eggplant pesto is amazing.
  • Gargi S.
    Gargi SurSeptember 22, 2012
    Try the Lupa tartufo - One of the best desserts ever
  • Sherry J.
    Sherry JuMay 20, 2016
    Very fresh ingredient but flavour on the bland side.
  • Find. Eat. Drink.
    Find. Eat. Drink.August 14, 2010
    The Antipasti E Salumi look small, but get a few and share. Nice way to start off your meal.
  • Erica S.
    Erica S.September 30, 2010
    Everything was fresh! enjoyed everything from the prosciutto to the pasta to the steak
  • Butter
    ButterNovember 23, 2013
    Octopus secondi is must have. Tender and smooth!
  • Ariana V.
    Ariana VoyerNovember 21, 2016
    The pork belly tortellini was incredible!
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListDecember 22, 2011
    Try: A special of crisp duck in an agrodolce sauce. Read more
  • Vini C.
    Vini CostanzoMarch 9, 2012
    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.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SiegalNovember 4, 2012
    Fresh homemade pasta. Haven't had better anywhere else.
  • ToryBurch
    ToryBurchApril 22, 2011
    Mario Batali's menu is seasonal and full of family-style Italian dishes that taste like they've been passed down for generations.
  • Derrick S.
    Derrick SeeJanuary 30, 2010
    Never been disappointed. The butternut squash ravioli - divine. The balsamic lamb short ribs - omg best braised ribs ever.
  • Amy
    AmyMay 14, 2010
    Funghi Sott Olio, Broccoli Rabe with Ricotta and prosciutto is a great start to a wonderful night of great food and wine
  • Rachel G.
    Rachel GeorgeJune 1, 2010
    Amazing. Simple. Well executed cuisine. The braised escarole is a fanastic green compliment to any pasta dish.
  • Kristin C.
    Kristin CAugust 26, 2010
    I had the mussels in a white wine sauce with cherry tomatoes. Delicious!
  • Anthony B.
    Anthony B.October 23, 2011
    Pumpkin gelato- Heavenly. Seasonal, so get it while it lasts!!
  • Brandon H.
    Brandon HoangApril 19, 2016
    Definitely opt for the prix fixe menu
  • NYU Wagner
    NYU WagnerJanuary 19, 2012
    another Mario Batali spot. they always do a great menu during Restaurant Week!
  • Graham L.
    Graham LindnerAugust 6, 2015
    Eat everything. Skip the limoncello.
  • Juan Pablo C.
    Juan Pablo CAJanuary 6, 2013
    Best Tartufo I have ever had.
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