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Lupa Osteria Romana

170 Thompson St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Houston St.
212-982-5089

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7
Food: 7
Service: 7
Décor: 7
"Recommended"

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71% would go back.

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really good, really affordable

By Matt2 on 1/7/2003

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

This place may be the best value in the city. Huge portions of delicious, rustic Italian fare -- and it's comparatively cheap. A keeper.

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207 out of 401 people found this review helpful.

Possibly the Best Vegetables in the City

By EarlRShay on 1/23/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

For outstanding service -- knowledgeable and cordial, delicious food (Mr. Batali's obvious legacy of expertise in the kitchen) and reasonable prices. Desserts here (unlike many Italian Restaurants) are superb.

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199 out of 389 people found this review helpful.

Like eating pasta for the first time

By jg1021 on 1/24/2003

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

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!

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207 out of 453 people found this review helpful.

Please, please can I sit now?

By Mirandalu on 1/24/2003

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

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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218 out of 421 people found this review helpful.

amazing and not run-of-the-mill italian

By dtulsa on 2/21/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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271 out of 532 people found this review helpful.

NY's Best Italian

By Millerm23 on 2/27/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Lupa is simply the best Italian restaurant in NYC. You won't find more creative or flavorful dishes anywhere.

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250 out of 491 people found this review helpful.

My local

By annapoet on 2/28/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

It's my local and now everyone elses! Such a shame.

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203 out of 427 people found this review helpful.

What was once a great restaurant....

By francat on 3/5/2003

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

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!

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239 out of 448 people found this review helpful.

A Proposal

By nutter on 3/7/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

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!

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218 out of 424 people found this review helpful.

Why Mario. Why?

By torsola on 3/11/2003

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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200 out of 417 people found this review helpful.

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