Lupa Osteria Romana

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77 Solid

A budget-friendly baby Babbo.

170 Thompson St., New York, NY, 10012


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The lowdown

With its adrenaline-fueled bustle and sophistication on a shoestring, Lupa is the embodiment of a hip New York restaurant for people who love to eat. It’s also Babbo’s baby Roman-osteria brother, of course, and shares its culinary DNA (and, it requires saying, its ownership, which is in transition in the wake of partner Mario Batali’s sexual-assault allegations). House-cured meats and fish, terrific seasonal contorni, and simple but satisfying pastas are the backbone of a menu that also dips into fifth-quarter territory like the Roman classic pajata finta, loosely interpreted as a heady ragù of sweetbreads, tripe, and guanciale served with rigatoni.

What you need to know

Recommended DishesRicotta gnocchi; saltimbocca.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized