Decided to try some pasta out in New York and visited Lupa. Lupa is a restaurant owned by Mario Batali (author of many cookbooks, and named "Man of the Year" in the chef category in GQ). We managed to get a seat at the bar, and the bartender provided exceptional service. Our glass of water was never more than half empty, and he was very knowledgeable about the food.

My friend ordered a flash fried prosciutto ball for an appetizer and it was quite good. For the main course I had a wide noodled pasta with chicken in a ragu sauce, my friend had the gnocchi and my other friend had a cod that was battered with a salt rub and deep fried. The main courses were about 22 dollars each, you can have a look at the menu here.

The meal was quite tasty but not amazing. The food had a clean taste to it but the flavours did not blow me away.

170 Thompson Street
New York