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Aug 14, 2006 04:16 PM

Bday Dinner-Lupa or Crispo

Would you reccommend Lupa or Crispo for a 35th birthday dinner -- 3 girls celebrating?

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  1. Wow, what a choice. I love the food at Lupa, and would probably go there if you could get a reservation. Crispo might be easier to get a reservation and has a great atmosphere for a celebration. You really can't go wrong with either. You might not feel as rushed at Crispo.

    1. thanks...we went with crispo! any recommendations?

      1. Their spaghetti carbonara is out of this world. Poached egg on top, mmmmmm.....

        1. oh yumm! do they do half orders of pasta? or can you split the pasta? i know at lupa when we tell them we will be splitting it, they plate it for us.

          1. I have been a regular ar Crispo for some time but always end up ordering the same few things. Some can't miss items include the risotto balls, any of the prosciutto appetizers, the insalate of octopus and potato is a favorite of my wife and any of the cheeses, especially their pecorino, are outstanding. As already mentioned, their spaghetti carbonara is amazing as is their orecchiette with broccoli rabe and sausage. I am not sure if you can do half orders, we usually order for the table and share items. Don't miss the zeppoles for dessert. Their specials can be erratic, ranging from great to pedestrian. Stick with the pastas.