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Lugo Cucina

1 Penn Plaza, New York City, NY 10119
+1 212-760-2700
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good48%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“meatballs” (18 reviews)
“pizza” (33 reviews)
“seafood salad” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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1 Penn Plaza, New York City, NY 10119
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited with husband and 2 teenager before a concert at Madison Square Garden , food was standard Italian fare ( Manhattan prices ££) staff quite rude though! Wouldn’t return

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank anby123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently went with a bunch of friends as a group of 25 so I prearranged the meal with Tatianna. We were attending a Cornell Hockey game and it was very convenient. We were given a proposal ahead of time that was 3,000 or so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Amy F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a good Italian restaurant close to Madison Square Gardens before the Knicks basketball game and Lugo Cucina did not disappoint. I would recommend booking as it gets busy for dinner however the service was outstanding (the best I have received in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank I9301ZOkevinr
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Pretty good spot. Good Italian food. Only had apps and a pizza and drinks. Lugo bird is a nice sized platter of meats and cheese. Had calamari and one pie and it was more than enough for 2. Bread and oil is very good. Recommended....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank brendan946
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Other than being abnoxiously loud, (we had asked for a window but were seated near the open space/bar), the food was exceptional. I had the striped bass which was fresh and prepared well. The salads were huge & fresh. Our waiter Merna was pleasant and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Backdoc1
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Across the street from the front of Madison Square Garden and Penn Station so very convenient when arriving in the city. For a recent lunch we had the Eggplant Parm which was served in a small caserole dish in which it had been baked. Generous...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Milesriver
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

I arrived to NYC after a train ride from DC and wanted a good meal with not too much fanfare. Our first server turned out to be a trainee and we had no idea. She was terrific and even managed to help us get a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank worldtravelerT1820IO
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Very convenient to MSG. Excellent food and great service. Buratta appetizer was great as was the crab cake with fennel salad. Pasta dishes great also. Highly recommend this place.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Aldo P
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Crowded for 5:45 pm on a Sunday. But maybe others were there for the concert too. Super close the MSG. Italian food is al always a good choice. Should have skipped the appetizers. Shrimp was tasty on a skewer. burratta red tomato were hard as...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kavanaughfamily
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Enjoy the food & service.Its a little loud. I wish you could have a conversation without screaming. Food is good.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank daria b
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14 November 2017|
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Response from dslatus | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about lunch. Went there for dinner around 5:45 p.m. and it was very empty when we arrived. By 6:15-6:30 p.m. it was quite full and a bit loud. Maybe if you get a table towards the back of the restaurant or in the... More
25 January 2017|
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Response from Steffi818 | Reviewed this property |
Hi -- So sorry for my delay - I have been traveling and at trade shows 4 weeks in a row. I am not sure who owns it. I am happy to look for you if you have not found out already. Thanks. Have a great day
7 January 2015|
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Response from Jim M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a bar but it does get very busy. Difficult to get a seat in the evening. They do serve food at the bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Penn Plaza, New York City, NY 10119
    (33rd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: Subways: 1,2,3 / A,C,E takes you straight to 34th St. / Penn Station Subways: Q,R,W,B,D,N,F,V will take you to 34th & Broadway
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-760-2700
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Located in the heart of Midtown, right across from Madison Square Garden, Lugo Cucina is bringing 'La Dolce Vita' to the heart of Manahttan. Deemed "The Secret Garden by the Garden" by hailed food critic Gael Greene, Lugo Cucina is your go-to destination for business lunches, midday coffee and biscotti meetings, and traditional Italian dinners.
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