170 Thompson St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Houston St.
By KarenRest on 10/2/2012
Excellent food and service----I have no idea what these negative reviews are about. We had the papparadelle which was excellent. My husband had the pork bellies---incredible. My son had the lamb----juicy and tender. We started with the roasted beets with pistachios, roasted butternut squash and prosciutto, and some sliced salami. Everything was just wonderful. We are people who cook great meals at home and we are very critical when we dine out. We had a really great meal and would go back again without a doubt. We finished our meal with a cheese plate for the guys and an incredible tartufo for us girls, this was probably the best dessert that I have ever had anywhere. Please ignore people who just don't appreciate good food and wine!!!
By Enricolon on 12/5/2005
I have been to several of Mario's Restaurants and to date this is his best yet. The staff was great very knowlegable and tended to our every need. Everything from the Bandolino Wine , the White Beans and Chard, the Papardelle Pasta with Chicken Ragu, the Vino Santo and the Biscotti. Thank you, you all do a great job.
By serenity0055 on 1/17/2005
This place is charming. Thank god for the glossary because it can be a bit confusing. Service was extremely attentive and kind. Each dish that came out was bursting with flavor!!! A great little spot to enjoy a fabulous affordable meal.
By emily1 on 8/14/2004
Lupa is like a birthday present that never gets old...they've been around for a while but the charm has not left. If you can get a table outside consider yourself lucky. Indulge in the house made charcuterie (the testa is impeccable) and consider sharing 2 or 3 of the fresh pastas (the gnocchi tastes like little pillows from heaven). The prices are great and the service is very friendly, this is the closest to Italy that I've come.
By William on 9/19/2003
This was my last meal in New York before heading back to the UK. After having eaten and dined in many different restaurants and food outlets I have to say this was the most divine meal I have ever had, and the service is second to none
By wilylon on 5/6/2003
I had dinner at Lupa about a month ago with my girlfriend. I liked the ambiance, tuscan style tables, a bit rustic, but still classy. The place had a nice homey feel to it. Lupa also had an inviting little bar up front. I found the restaurant to be romantic, yet unpretentious. Excellent wine selection,fairly priced, with some very interesting, hard to find choices. I found the food to be inventive, and freshly made, a real cut above the usual.I especially enjoyed the veal saltimbocca, which had an interesting crust, and flavorfull sauce perfumed with fresh sage.Appetizers were excellent also, all being"home made".The dried sausage and eggplant selections were a perfect accompaniment to a good glass of red tuscan wine.Desserts were well prepared also, and again very inventive.This was ,all in all, a great dining experience, and i would certainly return.
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 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!
By annapoet on 2/28/2003
It's my local and now everyone elses! Such a shame.
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.