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170 Thompson St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Houston St.
Good fortune, great food!
By knews9 on 4/19/2003
i tried to get a reservation several days in advance of my fella's saturday birthday--no luck, but they suggested we come in for one of the unreserved tables. we were seated by a very pleasant hostess within fifteen minutes of arriving. the sommelier was extremely helpful and stayed within our budget, and the food was fresh, interesting and well-prepared from appetizer to dessert. the only minus was the crowd of people waiting to be seated who bulged from the bar into the dining room...but since we weren't among them, i really can't complain.
By centralpark on 4/11/2003
The main courses are good, but only real foodies will be able to find something they'll like on the menu. The reason for anyone to go is for the homemade tartufo. It's $7 (if I remember right), but it is very good. Go to the bar just for that if you're nearby!
Why Mario. Why?
By torsola on 3/11/2003
Why do most restaurant start so well and than when the clientele becomes the real New York and not the trend setters, everything goes down. It's like us New Yorkers are not worthy of goodness. Too bad.
By nutter on 3/7/2003
My fiancee proposed to me at Lupa on March 6, 2002. We went back there this week to celebrate that special night. It was so nice to go back, especially since they remembered us and gave us another night of top-rate service. The food was amazing, as was the wine. We plan to go back every year!
What was once a great restaurant....
By francat on 3/5/2003
Lupa used to be my all time favorite restaurant. It was great food at very reasonable prices and no gimmicks. Now it is nothing but. The affettati (cured meats) used to be the best in NY. The last time I had cacciatorinis there they were awful. After a few bad experiences I decided it was now a tourist trap for people searching for Batali Anything!
By annapoet on 2/28/2003
It's my local and now everyone elses! Such a shame.
NY's Best Italian
By Millerm23 on 2/27/2003
Lupa is simply the best Italian restaurant in NYC. You won't find more creative or flavorful dishes anywhere.
amazing and not run-of-the-mill italian
By dtulsa on 2/21/2003
force yourself to order something more interesting, particularly meat, and you'll be rewarded. better than most italian places in the city that are twice the price. also an amazing value.
Like eating pasta for the first time
By jg1021 on 1/24/2003
I've eaten pasta all over, all my life...this was like tasting it for the first time! Add the "charcuterie" and it's heaven!
Please, please can I sit now?
By Mirandalu on 1/24/2003
Lupa has to be one of my favorite Italian restaurants in the city (ricotta gnocchi - yum). However, whenever I go there, not only have I had to wait for a table (worth it in my opinion) but even when there are several empty tables that are obviously available, I am made to stand in the corner, anxiously hopping from one foot to another, staring forlornly at the empty spots, and plaintively at the cooler-than-cool host/ess.
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