Is there anything more lovely than a lazy weekend lunch at Lupa? You’d be hard-pressed to convince the regulars otherwise, as they flock in droves day and night to this Thompson Street treasure for its 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 smoky bacon; or a starter of plump, marinated sardines laced with oil, coarse salt and served over diced cucumber and celery. But the real highlight of this 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