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Map & Directions 170 Thompson St.
New York, NY 10012
  • Italian, Vegetarian
  • Sun-Thu 11:30am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-12am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Private Party, Prix Fixe, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Accepted
  • No Parking, Street


Village Voice's Description

A revisit to Lupa--Batali/Bastianich's first foray into the restaurant biz a decade ago--shows a menu just as vigorous and inquisitive as it was when this Osteria Romana ("Roman Inn") first opened a decade ago. The head cheese is just as warm and crumbly (always go for the asterisked house-made charcuterie); the composed vegetables dishes still brilliant and served in little alabaster terrines (winter squash with pumpkin seeds our favorite this time around); and the pastas every bit as scintillating, and Rome-appropriate. Italian food doesn't get any better than this in NYC.

Member Reviews

  • dshapusa wrote a review for Lupa
    on 03/20/09

    We are just back from Rome and where we have essentially ate our way across the city, so going to an Italian restaurant in New York is definitely taking our chances. BTW, there is no bad pasta in Rome, but there is terrible Pizza. Lupa, the she wolf, symbol of Rome, is wonderful bistro, on Thompson Street, nyc, that gets it right. The waiters are extremely knowledgeable, (do you... More >>

  • claire85 wrote a review for Lupa
    on 10/31/08

    Cozy trattoria that's not the fancy you might expect when a celebrity chef is involved - and the prices are totally reasonable. Go during an off-hour or have a seat at the bar in lieu of getting a reservation. The menu is seasonal, but I recommend trying some veggies from the antipasti or sides menu to start, then dig in to some pasta (amatriciana fits with the rustic vibe).... More >>

  • SamanthaW wrote a review for Lupa
    on 10/21/08


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  • Eater on 09/18/10

    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]

  • Bravo on 11/11/10

    When you want simple straightforward food. -Malika Ameen, Top Chef Just Desserts

  • Food Network on 01/18/11

    Lupa, Mario Batali's casual, Roman-style trattoria serves classics dishes like, Cacio e Pepe and Bucatini all'Amatriciana.

  • Bravo on 11/22/10

    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

  • Food Network on 08/10/11

    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.

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