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Lupo Verde
Lupo Verde

Lupo Verde Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://lupoverdedc.com
  • Phone: (202) 827-4752
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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--"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Great service, excellent cheese and meat plates, and pasta dishes were excellent. Wine and specialty cocktails spot on."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Enjoyed the appetizers more than my meal. Great service, friendly staff"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "It was my first time dining there. I will return. The service was attentive without being overbearing."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "One of the best Italian restaurants in D.C., hands down! Awesome wine selection, too!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Anne Marie is fantastic. Knowledgeable, patient and energetic."
    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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Feels like you're in some small ristorante in the Italian countryside. Great eclectic menu offering a little for everyone!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Everything at Lupo Verde exceeded our expectations, and we have high expectations with restaurants in Canada and USA. From the moment we made our reservation we were impressed with Lupo's customer service (follow up phone call to confirm reservation, replies on Twitter). The service we received while at Lupo was superb - Ann Mari is a gem and provided honest and spot-on recommendations for food and wine. She made us feel that we were welcomed and really ensured we enjoyed every aspect of our time at Lupo. The food was excellent - the marinated scallops, beef carpaccio, and handmade pastas were all prepared with great skill and care. We loved Lupo and highly recommend this to anyone in the DC area."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great atmosphere and vibe. We enjoyed being there, looking forward to going back to the bar for fun cocktails, good wine choices, and salumi and cheeses. Food was ok, a little heavy for summertime, but the fresh pasta and authentic sounding options were much appreciated. Our waiter, while efficient, was a little too loud for our taste, and we cringed whenever he came by to give us and our neighbors the menu spiel. Fun place though and I will definitely be back. Great addition to the neighborhood."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Lupo Verde was incredible and absolutely delicious. We loved everything we tried and can't wait to go back. It's a little expensive, but everything was totally worth it and I look forward to going back!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Went there for brunch. Food was good but portions are way two small. Too bad because everything else was nice."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food is incredible. It is the same quality that you would find at a good restaurant in Italy."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This is a welcome addition to 14th street restaurant scene -- very good Italian food selection in cozy environment. Service could be a bit more attentive. H"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "For what you pay for, portions are small and drinks are weak."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Our first time at Lupo Verde impressed us. The food was fantastico, but the noise from the England-Italy World Cup match was (understandably) disruptive of dinnertime conversation. Our server (the owner, I think) gave us good guidance on flavors and textures. The fried artichoke was wonderful (and hard to find in DC - and especially hard to find done well), and the risotto special was tasty. But the homemade squid ink pasta stole the show: served with lots of seafood and an intensely-flavored sauce. Magnifico! We skipped dessert and coffee - too much noise. But the desserts looked homemade and wonderful. I'm sure Lupo Verde will become one of our regular haunts - when the World Cup is over."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "With the World Cup this past weekend and Lupo Verdi having very small bars that were packed with very roudy patrons did not make our dining experience very pleasurable. Our food server was even distracted by the game. It seemed very strange for sports enthusiasts to come to small bars at a restaurant like this one to view a sports event!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Our plates were just ok. Didn't feel like I got my money's worth. Service was pretty good."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • " I first stopped by Lupo Verde to check out the bar. After such a great experience, I knew I had to check out dinner. I made a reservation, but showed up early...I just couldn't wait any longer! They welcomed us and found us a table early. We are off to a good start. Our server Ann Marie was warm and knowledgeable, and I trusted her with all of my course choices. We couldn't have been happier. The cured meats and robust cheeses were a great start. The branzino was moist and flavorful - perfectly cooked. I can't wait to come back for more pastas!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Went here for a spontaneous dinner after friends had said it was great. Prime time location on 14th Street. We sat outside which was really nice. The indoor ambience is nice as well. Service was great. Food was good but have had much better. Would definitely go back but for drinks, not dinner."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food is pretty mediocre but we had great service - our waitress was wonderful. If you want good italian in the area - check out Posto. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The food was good. We tried the octopus as an appetizer. It was done very well and, unlike at every other place I have been recently, was very tender and not chewy. I ordered a delicious ragu and my husband had the lasagna. Both of us loved it."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Very modern Italian. very interesting menu that is reasonably priced! The appetizers and bread are fantastic!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Food was unimpressive, and dishes were poorly described. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "This is my new favorite spot in DC! Great place on energetic 14th Street. Don't skip a charcuterie and cheese platter."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I want to commend the staff for excellent and consistent service. When one waiter was busy another readily stepped in and provide equal service. The food was also very good. Keep up the good work."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Second time I have had this server and he is surly and a little rude. My out of town guests loved the ambience and food but the server will make us think twice about coming back"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "really wanted this to be great. 945 reservations but could not get a waiter for 20 minutes. Menu seemed descriptive enough, but everything that we ordered (3 appetizers and an entree) were all deep fried. We complained and the waiter pointed on the menu to where one item said "crispy prawns..." that doesn't mean fried, we were expecting something else entirely. The pasta had too much pepper and was mushy. I may go back to check out the meat room or for a drink, but just when i thought D.C. was finally getting a nice italian bistro, it feels like the search must go on."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "My maiden name is Lupo, so my husband and I took my parents there when they came to visit. We LOVED it. Very cool place - we will be back!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Lupo Verde kills it - authentic charm amongst a busy 14th street corridor took serious effort, and they succeeded. Food is stellar, wine list (while not huge) has unbelievable wines from parts of Italy only true oenophiles would know to look for. Great and gorgeous place, great cocktails and cool bars (2). The ambiance is good, grab a sidewalk table if you can, much less intense than dining inside. I give it a 5 of 5 - stati bravi, lupo verde "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • " We had a reservation for 5:45, and we arrived and saw many tables open outside on the patio. The hostess stated they have a table upstairs for us. I asked her whether we could sit outside instead because it was a beautiful day. Instead of responding "yes" or "no," she in a rude tone stated, "but we have a beautiful table for you upstairs." I proceeded to look at her, as she clearly did not answer the question, and another hostess sitting next to her told us that we could sit outside. It was uncomfortable and left a bad taste in my mouth. After that initial awkwardness, we had a delicious meal, and our waiter was wonderful. I highly recommend the meat and cheese plate. The cocktails were also amazing. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "No two ways about it... the service when one walks walks in the door is abysmal with snooty rude hostesses who taske umbrage because God forbid you show up precisely 2.5 minutes earlier than your reservation. On a hot day they delightedly tell you they have a table reserved for you outdoors - which you do not want neither did you request. There is huffing and puffing and dramatic sighs because you chose to inform them that you prefer to be seated indoors not outside in the heat with the added threat of a thunderstorm rolling in. One is seated only to find that the pasta is mushy (how does one screw up cacio e pepe???), the fish dry and tasteless. About the only redeeming grace are the wonderfully crispy artichokes."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "My second review....this place is amazing! The food, the staff, the ambiance are above par! Very authentic Italian food, best in DC! The manager, waiters/waitresses, bartenders are the best in DC!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014