NEW ORLEANS – Since opening in April 2023, Osteria Lupo has become one of the hottest new spots in New Orleans. Under the direction of Chef Brian Burns and Reno De Ranieri, the Uptown eatery has already become a go-to destination for Northern Italian fare, sophisticated aperitivi, an all-Italian wine program and a bustling ambiance. Just in time for summer, Osteria Lupo will introduce a new family style tasting, weekend lunch and expanded dinner service seven-nights-a-week.
Beginning Wednesday, June 28, Osteria Lupo now offers a four-course family style tasting for $60 per person (excluding tax and gratuity; full table participation required). According to Chef Burns, “The dishes and quantities on the tasting menu will change based on what’s fresh, in season and the number of guests, but it will always highlight our favorite antipasti, pastas and desserts.”
Sample tasting menu for four people (includes all dishes):
Burrata con Panna
Pistachio, Aged Balsamic, Grilled Focaccia
Red Snapper, Tomato-Walnut Pesto, Fried Capers
Black Truffle Arancini
Fresh Umbrian Truffle, Val D’Aosta Fonduta
Louisiana Blue Crab, Basil, Parmesan
Guanciale, Egg, Pecorino, Parmesan
Spicy Rigatoni alla Vodka
Crispy Garlic, Calabrian Chili
Grilled Lamb Rack
Wood-Fired Zucchini, Pistachio, Mint
Fennel, Charred Cipollini, Olive, Chilies
Lemon, Garlic, Parmesan
Charred Radicchio and Broccoli
Anglaise, Hazelnut Brittle
Orange and Cardamom Creme Fraiche, Rose Water-Macerated Berries
(full table participation required)
Beginning Friday, July 7, Osteria Lupo will launch weekend lunch and dinner seven nights a week. Refreshing and cold antipasti, perfect for summer, include Spring Green Salad with gorgonzola, fennel, walnut and shallot vinaigrette; Burrata con Panna with pistachio, aged balsamic and grilled focaccia and Pesce Crudo – red snapper, tomato-walnut pesto and fried capers. Hot antipasti include Black Truffle Arancini with fresh Umbrian truffle and Val d’Aosta fonduta and Royal Red Shrimp with Calabrian chili, lemon and fresh herbs. A selection of pizze, pasta and secondi round out the menu with standouts like the wood-fired pizza Diavola with spicy ‘nduja, jalapeño and Fontina; Campanelle with Mushrooms – a ruffled, bell-shaped pasta with a rich porcini, shiitake, and oyster mushroom ragu; and Yellowfin Tuna with fennel, charred cipollini, olive and chiles. A rotating selection of lunch specials will also be on offer and guests can wind down the weekend early sipping on a Negroni Bianco – Citadelle Gin, Suze d’Autrefois, Alpe Amaro, Rothman and apricot and grapefruit; a glass of wine from the 100 percent Italian wine list; or a classic cocktail.
Osteria Lupo is located at 4609 Magazine Street. Beginning July 7, restaurant hours will be Monday – Thursday, 4-9 p.m.; Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. The family style tasting is available during all open hours. For additional information, please visit www.osterialupo.com. To reserve a table, please book on Resy.