170 Thompson St.
New York, NY 10012
Critics' Pick


  • Sun-Thu 11:30am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-12am
  • $$; $$$$
  • Private Party, Prix Fixe, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • No Parking, Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
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.

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