LUPA OSTERIA ROMANA opened its doors on October 1, 1999 under the partnership of Mario Batali, Joseph Bastianich, Mark Ladner and Jason Denton. The four men wanted to open a casual restaurant specializing in Roman trattoria fare of the highest quality at a moderate price.
Under the direction of Mark Ladner, Executive Chef, the menu at LUPA has received rave reviews. The kitchen's concept is to create dishes as traditionally Roman as possible, while skillfully substituting and supplementing local, fresh ingredients. The result is a uniquely Roman menu with a New York balance.
LUPA has a very extensive wine and liqueur menu. The approach to wine and liqueur at LUPA has never been pretentious. With over 400 wine selections, every region of Italy is represented on the wine list with over half the list being under $50.00. The bar offers the largest selection of Amaro, Italian bitters, in the city as well as a large variety of grappas, dessert wines, sambucas and many other Italian liqueurs.
LUPA is a fun downtown trattoria with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.