Lumaca by John DeLucie

A Southern Italian seafood restaurant in the hip HGU hotel in Midtown.

Deriving its name from the Italian word for “snail,” Lumaca embraces the Italian 'slow' pace of life and leisurely mealtimes. The coastal Italian menu has been inspired by DeLuci's own southern Italian roots - offering dishes specific to the region of Puglia.

​The menu is filled with regional favorites sourced directly from Italy, along with locally sourced seafood and authentic Italian flavors. Expect updated versions of classics like vitello tonnato, ravioli, paccheri with ricotta cheese and wild boar, calamari stewed in tomato sauce, fried mussels with spicy aioli, and branzino in parchment. 

Designed by architect Peter Guzy, plush banquettes provide a cozy vantage for guests to enjoy the stunning original 1905 beaux art plasterwork on the ceiling, marble clad bar with custom glass and steel shelving. There's also a curated custom art collection with framed photography from storied American photographer, Anton Perich.

Ideal For

Coastal Italian food

Signature Dishes

Hamachi Crudo​ with citrus, black rice crisps, and black garlic aioli; Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia​ with ‘nduja and braised octopus; Paccheri al Forno ​made with ricotta cheese and wild boar and Branzino al Cartoccio​, Branzino cooked in parchment paper and served with farro, seasonal vegetables, and herbs.

Signature Drinks

Pino Fresco with gin, lemon, basil & citrus foam and Febbre di Lumaca​ with ginger, rye & Bordiga Aperitivo and Frutta dell’Autunno​ - made with vodka, pear nectar, cardamom bitters & lemon juice.