Is there anything more lovely than a lazy weekend lunch at Batali and Bastianich’s Lupa? You’d be hard-pressed to convince the regulars who flock here in droves day and night for the amicable service, interesting wines, and otherworldly pasta. Everything on the menu is so lovingly sourced: witness a warm spinach and pancetta salad tossing a perfect mix of vibrant greens with warm, smoky bacon; or starter of plump, marinated sardines laced with oil and coarse salt and served over a bed of miniscule cubes of cucumber and celery. But the star of the show remains the pasta, which may reveal decadent bavette cacio e pepe, a classic dish from Lazio. It's nothing short of sweet satisfaction, dotted with sharp pecorino and freshly ground black pepper.
- MICHELIN guide inspectors