Lupo Verde
Lupo Verde

Lupo Verde

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://lupoverdedc.com/
  • Phone: 2028274752x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Sunday Dinner : 5:00pm - 2:00am
    Saturday-Sunday Brunch : 10.30am-3.30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Domenico Apollaro
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: U Street Metro
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Lupo Verde
Authentic, rustic, Italian fare featuring a variety of small plates, house-made charcuteries, breads, cheeses and antipasti. Wood-fired pizzas are also available along with house-made pastas, whole roasted fish and a premiere selection of meats during dinner.
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Lupo Verde reviews from OpenTable diners
142 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (81)neighborhood gem (70)great for outdoor dining (66)romantic (56)hot spot (51)special occasion (45)notable wine list (41)vibrant bar scene (39)great for brunch (22)good for groups (20)late-night find (13)scenic view (9)great for lunch (7)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food was not nearly worth the hype. Nice atmosphere and great services, which just emphasized the mismatch with the food quality. Very very disappointed.
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  • Lupo verde is killing it
    JamieVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Beautiful restaurant full of beautiful people and food. Great lighting and ambience with just the right amount of buzz. Our group of four ordered appetizers and pastas all to share. The fried artichokes are a must. And get a pasta. The perfect al dente noodles. The first drink in the menu is everything g a cocktail should be: tasty, unexpected, and better than you can do at home. Recommend the principessa for the no-thanks-to-whiskey crowd. Semi-freddo was stellar and a perfect match for a divine cappuccino. Date. Group. Regular night. This is a do-not-miss place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stellar italian in the neighborhood
    DCFoodie
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The fried Artichoke and squid ink pasta were both incredible! Awesome service, will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oustanding Food but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This place delivers amazing food! Every single thing we ordered was delicious! I recommend the Polpo al Cannonau (braised octopus) and the bruschetta (if you like anchovies). Unfortunately, being a new restaurant, they are still working out some kinks. I made a reservation for 4 more than a week out. Two of the guests arrived before me and were seated. Rather than keeping our name in the system (since half the party had yet to arrive), they deleted it. When I got there, no record of my reservation, and they seated us downstairs at a different table. It was only 10 minutes later when I texted my friends that we discovered they had already been seated upstairs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I dined here on September 13 for the first time and it by far exceeded our expectations. We started with a cheese and charcuterie board and we would be remiss if we didn't recommend that others do the same. We ordered a variety of 3 cheeses and 3 meats--based on our server's excellent recommendation--and they were stellar (especially the cheese with red wine in it). The honey and apricot sauce on the side were awesome. We then ordered the Pasta Calcio Pepe, the fried artichoke, and a veggie dish. Everything was delicious. We weren't going to order dessert but ended up trying the Coppa de Nono and a crepe dish filled with chocolate and we were so happy that we did! Can't wait to visit this place again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too noisy.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    It was too noisy for me. I had trouble hearing my dinner companions. The food was good but the portion was small.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Griffs501VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I have been to Lupe Verde a few times before and always very much enjoyed. However, this time was very different. Service was terrible. We sat outside which was a lovely setting but my wine came 20+ minutes after I ordered which got us off to a bad start. Unfortunatley, every glass we order after that took just as long. The quality of the food was mediocre at best. Fried artichokes were greasy. Tuna carpcacio lacked seasoning. Carbonara was heavy, thick and greasy. I couldn't even eat it. Very disappointing. Highlight was the wine list. Although it was like pulling teeth to get it, had a nice super Tuscan as well as a lovely Sicilian red. Overall, just disappointed, especially in the service.
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  • It's adorable!
    YumyumyumVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Very European! The homemade pasta was unbelievable. The servers were really friendly. Loved this place!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Delicious meal & great service
    DiscerningDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Our waitress, Annmarie, offered great suggestions for tasty dishes with excellent wine pairings! It's a lovely evening! Lupo Verde is a fantastic addition to the neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Uffood
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We heard so many good things, so I don't know what happened the night we eat there. Bottle water was warm, my pasta was sticky, the appetizers came at different times and the order was wrong and the main dish took almost 45 minutes to get it. The only good thing was the wine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Impressed!
    dinnerwonk
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Lupo Verde definitely lived up to the hype, great atmosphere, amazing food. Lupo Verde offers something for everyone - outdoor dining is very elegant, the upstairs portion of the restaurant offers a very intimate experience, the downstairs portion where the bar is is very lively but still maintains a great ambience. Would highly recommend for a date, a night out with friends, or even a dinner with your parents.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SEneighborVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Glad to have had the opportunity to check out Lupo Verde. The staff works very hard and I was grateful to have a nice meal there. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • All around excellent experience
    sjtewsVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I've eaten here several times, met most of the wait staff and the owner. The food is as excellent as the dining experience provided by the superb staff. They will make recommendations if asked, suggest wine pairings, help create an impromptu tasting experience for the table that is a great culinary experience. The smaller size of the space makes it an intimate experience that's a tough reservation some days but well worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Green Wolf
    Dudley
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This restaurant is in a perfect location on 14th Street. It has a charm and ambiance about it that is very hospitable and the food is to die for. I'll definitely be back for more.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service superb
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Our server, Ann Marie, was extraordinary -- one of the best servers we have had in a long time. The food was okay but a little spotty. The pasta was superb but the octopus was overcooked or done in a way which made it fast like beef jerky. The swordfish was average. The bread was first-rate.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love lupo verde!
    DCfoodie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We absolutely love lupo verde! This time the service was slow, but the food was amazing yet again. The outdoor seating is very cute, and it's almost impossible to have a bad time when you're there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the Best Italians in DC
    RobertVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This lovely little place may well be one of the best and truly Roman, Italian restaurants in the country. Let's put it this way, if you had a meal like this in Rome, you would be thrilled. We didn't have a lot, but what we had was amazing. We started with fried Roman, Jewish artichokes. They were not only the best artichoke dish we have ever had, it may be the best fried thing we have ever had. We had a lovely bottle of Vermentino. We each had a pasta. My wife had a black squid ink seafood pasta that was the best we ever tasted. It made A16 in SF seem like an Olive Garden! I had a Tagliatelle with big chunks of rustic sausage, basil, and red pepper. It was divine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredible experience
    919yall
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had drinks and dinner here for my sisters bachelorette party and we were blown away by the great service, the unique and delicious cocktails and the fantastic food! Our waitress gave us each our own cocktails based on our tastes and they were beautiful and yummy. Her recommendations throughout the meal were spot on! Wish I lived closer and could go everyday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Think you're in Italy
    Fabulous2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Charming Italian restaurant with great food, service and ambiance! Great addition to the Logan Circle neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food needs work
    dave
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great ambiance, great service. I really liked the charcuterie plate, but my pasta was underwhelming, as was my wife's. Our two dinner guests weren't crazy about their plates either. One had the porchetta, which was over cooked. This is too bad, bc its in a great location and a really beautiful restaurant, I just think they still need to work on their food. My favorite part of the meal was the negronis. Those were perfectly made.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy but
    14Diner
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Let me start by saying I love the place and have been numerous times. Food consistently good (although the bread was stale this time). Had some office colleagues in from out of town. I specifically reserved a table upstairs out of the way because we had some issues to work out. The waiter wasn't really getting the fact that we were in intense discussion and kept walking up to the table and insisting he be heard. I've been a waiter and know that you can watch a table to see if they are "OK" rather than insisting that everyone verbally acknowledge that they like the cheese. More observation please.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Felt like we were back in Italy!
    Onenita
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great homemade Italian and very knowledgable and thoughtful staff. My husband and I split the spaghetti carbonara and then a small salad and we ended it with a cheese plate (wonderfully selected by our server), which came with an amazing jam, honey, fruit, and nuts. The basket of bread sticks and focaccia bread served with the pasta was yummy, as well! Our server explained all courses to us, which added another layer to our experience. This was our 2nd time and we'll be back at least once a month.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    meggiecakes
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I've been here twice and love the food!! Great appetizers, awesome pastas and wonderful wine list. Highly recommend this dining experience. Only downside is that both times I've been, they've told us they are too full to seat people without reservations and I've noticed multiple tables that sat empty the entire time we dined. Seems a shame for the waiter in that section!
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    fit for foodies
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  • Excellent food, service, and staff
    Paulo
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I don't often write reviews, but this place is just so good. I've been here twice before and all three times have been amazing. Anna Marie and Kiera (I think that's her name) were my servers (Anna Marie twice) and they were both very knowledgeable about the wine and food. I had a wine in mind, but asked Anna Marie for a recommendation first. After she talked me through what I liked in a wine she ended up selecting the same one I was thinking of (the Montepulciano). They were both very friendly, approachable, funny, and knew a lot about the food and wine. I ended up getting the tuna the first time, a crawfish risotto on special the second time, and the carbonara. I would get everything again and still dream about the crawfish risotto.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment
    SparkyVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Had high hopes going in but left disappointed. The two fish entrees (tuna and swordfish) were poor quality fish and poorly prepared. The tuna had a foul undertone taste and the swordfish was overcooked. Likewise, the green salad had nice ingredients but was swimming in dressing. May be we should have opted for the home made pasta. we did not stay for deserts. The wine list features wines from various regions in Italy and is adequate.
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  • I Used to Be a Fan
    Used2BaFanVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Had been a big fan of Lupa Verde and your Cacio e Pepe, however, after making a reservation on Open Table weeks in advance and being offered a community table in the noisy downstairs, I then had to wait an additional 45 minutes. Blond hostess lied stating that my table was being set, when it wasn't + was then given a free round of drinks after specifically stating, "no thanks" to alcohol. Our out of town guest, exhausted after waiting more than an hour, who also had a long drive home laughed when we were given limoncello which she could not drink. In a nutshell, the food is good but not worth the price of admission. If you are going to only take a small number of reservations in advance, try to honor them the way they do at Le Diplomate.
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  • Fantastic
    tomPVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Cant say enough good things about this very special restaurant from the food to the service to the ambience. Intimate yet lively atmosphere, And Fantastic food--
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinning option
    Mario
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I was walking in 14th st looking for a good place to have dinner on a saturday night, Lupo was full so I reserved for another day, it was worth it!, the drinks are awesome and the food and service is great, everything we had was perfect, totally recomended but I recomend to have a reservation.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Green Wolf
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Great service, excellent cheese and meat plates, and pasta dishes were excellent. Wine and specialty cocktails spot on.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    FunFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this restaurant. The building was charming, the staff incredibly attentive, the wine was wonderful and the food exquisite. Our waiter gave us an amazing overview on the wines as we described what we were looking for and he did not disappoint. Wow. What a gem! Sorry it took me so long to find it! I will be back and I will bring friends -- again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Lupo Verde is delicious and definitely my favorite on 14th St. Can't wait for my next visit! If you haven't already, try the lasagna!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK food, great location
    RKala
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I had 8:30pm reservations on a Saturday night. We arrived at 8pm and were seated after a few minutes. The wine on tap is delicious and chilled but the portions are small so be prepared to get a few glasses. We ordered a meat and cheese plate with 1 meat and 2 cheeses. The amount of cheese was generous and great. Now onto the entrees, I got the Tagliatelle with tomatoes and sausage while my boyfriend got the Lamb Ragu (since this seemed quite popular). Neither pasta was anywhere near good. They both seemed to have been sitting in the kitchen for a while. We were both very unhappy with the quality. The service was just OK, we had to ask twice for wine refills and our meat/cheese plate took FOREVER to come out. We will not return.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent birthday!
    federal
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I was treated to dinner and a delicious semifreddo dessert at Lupo Verde for my birthday. It was outstanding, and we had great service. I wish you would offer whole grain pizza and pasta!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pizza was fab
    ARC1
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Enjoyed the appetizers more than my meal. Great service, friendly staff
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Try
    zzzzVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    It was my first time dining there. I will return. The service was attentive without being overbearing.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Italian food!
    DCNick78
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    One of the best Italian restaurants in D.C., hands down! Awesome wine selection, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic service
    DCFoodie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Anne Marie is fantastic. Knowledgeable, patient and energetic.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Notwithstanding the choices on 14th Street, we end up going to Lupo almost once a week. It is our go-to place for meeting up with friends or when family is in town. The food and service are the best.
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Repeat customer here
    Italophile
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I have been 6 or 7 times since it opened. Great feel of southern italian eatery. Great food, although occasionally, as it this time the dessert which was not good, not every item is perfect.... but I consider that true anywhere. It really feels like walking into that place in anytown Italy and getting a good home prepared meal... Love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steph
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Feels like you're in some small ristorante in the Italian countryside. Great eclectic menu offering a little for everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.