We’re pleased to welcome Lupetto, the new wood-fired Italian steakhouse, to 1123 Broadway in NoMad. Founded by restauranteur Mark Barak, Lupetto, meaning “little wolf” in Italian, is inspired by the tradition of rustic hearth cooking often found in Perugia and Naples.
“NoMad was the perfect choice for Lupetto – it was the neighborhood that first welcomed my restaurant, La Pecora Bianca, 8 years ago and I’m so excited to continue building with the community,” says Mark. “Having the opportunity to transform the iconic, landmarked corner space on Broadway has been an honor and I can’t wait to share our generous hospitality with our guests.”
Upon entering the restaurant guests are met with a warm ambiance in a unique space. Imagined by Parts and Labor Design, Lupetto’s timeless interior features a palette of forest green, warm wood tones, sleek marble, artisanal tiles, and brass accents throughout. Guests can enjoy the open-kitchen concept at extensive counter seating from the bar to the front windows, offering a view of Madison Square Park.
Led by Chef and partner Michael Berardino, the menu focuses on a range of wood-fired meats, house-made pastas, Neapolitan style pizza, and vegetable contorni that draw on Chef Berardino’s experience of living and cooking in southern Italy. Begin your dinner with the Burrata featuring a fig and hazelnut agrodolce and the Wood Roasted Oysters with a strega hollandaise, spinach, and herbs. For a main, try a 10 oz. Filet Mignon made with local grass-fed beef from Happy Valley Meat Company and complement the dish with a Béarnaise or PeppercornSauce. If craving pasta, order the Crespelle made with a white bolognese sauce and porcini mushrooms or the Spaghetti Al Limone made with Meyer lemon and Bronte pistachio. For a wood-fired pizza, enjoy Pizza Alla Norma with eggplant and ricotta salata.
Pair your meal with a beverage from the craft cocktail program led by General Manager Erik Lombardo, combining Italian aperitivo culture with classic New York cocktails. Try the Lupetto Negroni made with gin, campari, sfumato, and Carpano Antica or Winston’s Old Fashioned featuring bourbon, lapsang souchong syrup, and barrel-aged bitters. Curated by Barak, Lombardo, and partner Dave Ferrara, Lupetto’s wine list offers old and new world wines including sparkling, rose, red, and white. Additionally, beneath the restaurant resides Sotto, a craft amari bar with a 20-seat private dining room. Great for before or after-dinner drinks Sotto’s menu includes an expanded cocktail list and signature offerings such as the Bufalo Bianco, a highball with bourbon, ginger, basil, and white balsamic syrup.