Lupo Verde - 14th St

4.6
1164 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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. A true Italian experience in an intimate two-story setting.


While making your reservation please be aware that the restaurant provides seating on two floors. On the first floor we have high top tables which are community style seating for small groups or individual large party tables. The upstairs floor is a traditional dining room. Please let us know if you have a preference on where would you like to be seated when making your reservation. We will do our best to honor your request depending on availability of tables.
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J
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

We were served small warm water glasses only refilled once. The food was ok but not very good. We had dinner there at least three times before but it seems to have gone downhill

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Lupo Verde was such a great experience!

The food: Classic, simple, outstanding Italian. It was very clear the pasta was made fresh. Flavors were nuanced and well balanced. The bonbolinis are a must!

The ambiance: Our favorite part of the experience was their space! It is beautifully decorated, and has a very homey feel.

Service: The bartender was also our waiter; as the night went on, it was clear she was busy, and so we didn’t get her full attention. While with us, though, she gave great recommendations and was nice enough.

All in all, our favorite Italian spot in DC thus far. Will definitely be back!

IG: @sage.amaro

DC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst service, waited on separate meals for over 45 minutes. Waiter was rude. Asked for bread 6 times and had to serve myself bread as well as olive oil.... have been coming here for ages and will never return. The manager did not handle the complaints or the cold and under cooked food. How can this place say they are authentic Italian when families in Italy would be embarrassed to serve this food.

A
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for my daughter

FA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Family in town visiting, loved the ambiance and food, great service, will be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful goodbye dinner for a dear friend

DB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food served in a beautiful restaurant with charming ambiance. The staff is friendly and helpful, the service was fast, and the food delectable. The bagna cauda fried artichokes in particular were one of the best things I've ever eaten.

The music was a bit loud, but we were seated right under the speaker, and it wasn't so loud we couldn't converse.

Lupo Verde is one of our favorite restaurants in the city. Whether with kids or a romantic date or an adult dinner, it's a fantastic choice.

AD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were excellent. Tables were set very close together; it was difficult to feel any sense of privacy or intimacy when you are constantly overhearing the conversations next to you and the waiter has to talk over your head to speak to other diners.

NA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joe was a fabulous server! Super knowledgeable about the food and attentive to our group.

m
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

We order two pasta dishes and they were delicious. Unfortunately, the appetizers were not as good. The sardines were really fishy, just not good, strong favors and extremely oily and fried. Also, the octopus and potatoes was saggy, a lot of sauce. While the octopus was good the rest of the dish was oversaturated with sauce and condiments. Sometimes less is better.

MK
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Italian food here is amazing. Yummy and great service. Highly recommend!

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my birthday dinner and my first real night out in DC since I moved here from Florida and I was not disappointed. The food was authentic Italian, the service was personal and impeccable, they brought us limoncello and tiramisu for my birthday and made the whole experience really incredible! Prices great for the quality and experience!

NB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a regular place of ours.. the service is always great and the meats and cheese plates are unreal. Pasta is all homemade too. Highly recommend.

BD
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed are meal and service! Fun find!
The food is authentic and yummy.

EO
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

literally the best Italian in all of DC I do not tell a lie

BB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

The computer went down and it took an hour to get the bill. The manager was absent and no apology.

c
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Come here all the time and it is consistently excellent.

PS
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Noisy poor service. Reasonable food

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. The vibe was wonderful. Conveniently located.

MC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nebil, our waiter, and Attilio, the manager, were outstanding! They were very helpful with members of our table that were gluten free and contributed to an excellent evening! I can’t wait to come back!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Toilets didn’t work.

TE
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

(Note: We did not stay to seat here) Arrived and seated downstairs despite booking upstairs. Tried to explain to host but quickly realized he had a speech challenge so let the matter drop. Got sat in. Post bar abs presented with overpriced limited menu with few choices. To make matters worse, the red wine list started at $50 per bottle and was mostly higher. While expect that at a bit finer dining, we all found it insulting considering we felt we were dining at a bar with bar food. After server took so long to return to our table, we all 3 decided it was best to leave. $200 wasn’t going to be worth it for dinner in that place.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food is Ok

OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! Amazing food, amazing drinks, and staff was so friendly and timely! We went for a birthday celebration and our waiter gave us a free tiramisu and glass of Prosecco - so nice and unexpected! Our entrees were phenomenal as well. We will be back!

f
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

My salmon dish came, initially, without the salmon. The waitress forgot our order of olives and brought them only when she was reminded (and she asked if we still wanted them). There were about 7-8 olives provided for $9. However, the olives were the best part of the meal. The food itself was not interesting and the smoked salmon, when it came, was fishy. We will not return.

CT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite date night spots with my good friends

CD
Washington DC
119 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We sat downstairs at high top tables, good experience but for some reason it was very warm in restaurant so I was uncomfortable for a while until I startled drinking ice water which helped 🤷🏼‍♀️.

GG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In the Italian custom of 'food is love', The wait team here provides a very personal attention (while not overbearing), and the wine selection and menu are to die for. Truly, you cannot go wrong with Lupo Verde...Tutto Bene!!

JS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was great! Just make sure they read the notes clients write on your site, when making the reservation. They didn't read that I asked for the most cozy and romantic table en in the to restaurant, do they wanted to seat is in a share table with 3 other people 🥺. They were able very quickly to find a very good solution. Service was excellent! Waiter was professional and warm. Very personal treatment. The food was very good too. Once they knew about our wedding anniversary, they surprised it's with a free slide of tiramisu. That was a great ending note.

MW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I actively told friends not to go... the server put an incorrect order in and then advised a member of my party not to correct it because the kitchen was busy and the incorrect dish, in the server’s opinion, tasted better than the one she ordered. The server failed to mention that a salad I ordered had anchovies although I specifically asked if it was vegetarian. Furthermore, she offered to bring us an aperitif but because neither of us drink - we declined twice, she brought us aperitifs regardless. Noise was extremely loud and seating was narrow.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Very disappointed in the food. I sent a steak back because it was undercooked and extremely tough. Probably the worst steak I’ve ever ordered. Manager didn’t even stop by to apologize.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Surprise birthday for room mate - server was awesome and complimentary dessert was a hit.

F
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Lupo Verde often. Ricco is very knowledgeable in regards to the menu. He explains the cheeses, meats, pastas and give wonderful recommendations. Have not been disappointed yet. Everything is delicious. I especially enjoy the charcuterie and the sparkling rosé.

BH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, Love, Love this place! The food was incredible. I went with 2 other guests and tried each person's meal and everything was truly spectacular. We were sat a communal table and our table mates were super friendly. Great wine, great service--I will definitely return on our next trip to DC!

CL
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was quite good, but not special. The portions were small, especially for the prices. The upstairs room, where we sat, was very pleasant.

LL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a great evening. The food was delicious and our server was a lot of fun and had good recommendations. We will definitely go back!

TS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful option on U Street Corridor.

H
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Pretty nice but food is really small! Not alot food!!

TP
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Felt a bit overpriced, but the place and service were great. Good wine, too! Thanks, Aldo, for the recommendation.

Perhaps it is just me, but I have a hard time getting over a lack of bread when the place "seems like a bread place." Real scientific of me, I know, but some fresh bread would've bumped my rating up a star. In fairness, we were served one round of herby bread bites which, while tasty, lacked the crisp/size elements. Would've been nice to at least receive another round of this to dunk in the delicious sauce of my 'al nero' pasta dish.

I lean more toward the al dente side when evaluating pasta, and was able to find excellent choices in all pasta dishes ordered. Fish seemed just okay, although I quite enjoyed the clams, squid, and octopus featured across my personal courses. Really good slow-cooked lamb neck bolognese across the table from me - wish they'd been sitting closer!

When it comes to recommending this restaurant, it comes with some accompanying qualifications. If you're looking for the best meal of your life, keep looking. If homey Italian eats are on the mind, and you're in it for the overall experience as much as the food itself, it's hard to find a better spot in DC than Lupo Verde. Ambiance and service are top notch.

M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 3ambience 4

I didn’t eat any food there. There should really be an N/A option to the rating scale.

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