Lupo Verde - 14th St

4.6
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$31 to $50
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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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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The greatest!

c
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole restaurant across the board always hits it out of the park.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was decent but there’s room for customer service.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

JF
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Lupo Verde has always been a place where I can get an excellent meal. Whether it's red meat or pasta, dishes are tasty. But I do wish they stored their wine appropriately. A bottle of red wine (especially at these prices) should not arrive at my table warm. That's what happens when red wine is stored out in the open without any temperature control. If Lupo Verde addressed this issue, it would be a "10".

CC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall I enjoyed my experience. Our server was very sweet (I really wish I remembered his name) and the food was delicious. I just wasn’t too pleased with the end of our time there. My friend and I had ordered a bottle of wine and after we had asked for our check, she still had some in her glass to finish before leaving. At one point I look over and two managers (I can only assume because they didn’t have aprons on like the servers) were hovering right next to our table and constantly looking to see if we’ve paid our check (kept looking directly at the book, not my friend & I). I’m not one of those people who are inconsiderate and linger too long preventing them to turn the table, but our whole dining experience there was only about an hour (the food came up super quickly so that’s a plus). I felt extremely rushed to leave in the end even though my friend was still finishing her wine, which made it seem like they were more concerned with turning the table. Based on this I probably wouldn’t go back again.

ML
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine, great service! As someone knows what homemade pasta is supposed to taste like, Lupo Verde knows what they are doing. And the bread - ask for a basket for every person at the table. It's that good! The only thing I could possibly complain about is that the upstairs area was a bit drafty... but that won't stop me from returning or giving this place a 5-star review.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here is always above and beyond. The entire staff is extremely kind and accommodating. The food is also delicious. Highly recommend!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Quiet table for our date night dinner. Excellent seafood appetizers and entrées.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mine and friends birthday. Service was was very accommodating and we both got cakes.

EB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For Italian food, you can't beat Lupo Verde. The tagliatelle was perfect and I really liked my rye drink (can't remember the name); I also loved that it was super chilled, which is how I prefer bourbon. A nice surprise. Excellent service from our waiter too. Thanks!

M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience4

Food came out cold. Refire wasn’t much better. Ordered a prix fixe at 1:45 main dish came out near 3:00. No updates about what happened. Wait staff was nice and apologetic. I’ve dined here before but not as good as my other times by far.

MC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding from the minute we stepped inside. Food was also amazing.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and a really nice server that made a night out with friends memorable.

CH
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and the service are both excellent, but the noise level makes communication across the table difficult.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a reservation to celebrate my mom’s birthday. They did an excellent job being attentive throughout the meal, everything we had to eat was absolutely delicious, and all reasonably priced. They even brought a complementary dessert to celebrate the occasion. I’ve consistently been impressed by Lupo Verde and now my mom is also a convert!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our third visit. The service continues to be great and the place is enchanting. The antipasti are consistently great, I would give them five stars. The pasta is good but gets a bit old after a while and servings are on the small side for the price.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot for a date or dinner with friends! Amazing service.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good but it didn’t live up to the hype and how difficult it usually is to get a reservation. I am willing to go back but am not shouting from the rooftops how good it is.

PF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Anniversary dinner. Food was excellent. Tables are too small and space is claustrophobicly tight. We barely fit into our space and we are skinny.

AD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great nye! Thank you!

H
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartender, Thomas and server, Jo were wonderful! We had a great time from the moment we walked in to have a drink at the bar, to the second floor for dining. A quaint little gem with delicious authentic italian food and picturesque ambiance.

RE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Service and food were quite good however it was extremely noisy. We were told this was unusual and due to a brunch party being held, but it resulted in us just wanting to finish the meal and leave ASAP as we could barely hear each other talk.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The tagliatelle ragu is quite possibly the best we’ve ever had

MC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice service, awesome food. A little pricy but you pay for what you got.

SK
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our visit. Service was attentive and the environment very warm and pleasant. Carpaccio was very flavorful and the burrata was creative and tasty. We all ordered the pasta sampler, because everything looked so good. It was a lovely early dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Five of us dined at Lupo Verde on Christmas Eve for their “Feast of the Seven Fishes” and were appalled. Particularly for a bill of over $700 (before tip) we never should have been made to feel unwelcome and rushed, but were from the moment our snarky server eventually made his way to our table. Dishes that should have been hot were lukewarm at best and (oddly) watery. Our server was downright obnoxious throughout the meal. We roasted throughout dinner until we cracked a window open. Courses were served before earlier ones were done, dishes weren’t regularly cleared, and the overall attitude as our food was pretty much slung at us was just gross. Management either needs to not serve on and near holidays, or be onsite to run the place like a professional restaurant. That’s the last time I’ll dine there. Huge fail.

ST
Hawaii
34 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

My husband and I had Christmas Eve dinner and we enter the front door the greeter was confused with our reservation at 600 pm because there were other couple having 630 reservations As we proceeded upstairs we we handed a prix fix menu $95 or ala carte We had the mussel with white wine which was sandy and cold. I had the grilled octopus chewy and tough The main course was linguine with clams and it came with 6 clams! The swordfish was flaky and dry but the scallop cook in perfection. We definitely did not have a good experience and best this a good for U street corridor customers. Lastly it very expensive hence would rather spend it on other Italian restaurants in DC

u
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food4service5ambience3

Have been loyal diners at Lupo Verde, but dinner there on 12/22/19 was a real disappointment. The first two wines we ordered (on the cheaper end of the menu) were out of stock, and we learned this happens often--forcing people to pay for a more expensive bottle. We all ordered affogatti for dessert, but instead of vanilla ice cream they used hazelnut without telling us. None of us particularly care for hazelnut.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal.

OT
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Very cool space and vibe. Perfect cozy brunch spot!

TC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Our disappointment was with the service and quality of food. We had gone there two years ago and remembered the service and food (some apps and pasta) to be delicious. We were seated at 8:30 and by 9:00 we had already been served our 2 apps and entrees. We both ordered the ragú and we’re shocked when it came out 4 minutes after we ordered it... It wasn’t even warm as a fresh dish should be and sauce was dry and bland. Really disappointed and bummed because we love the location and adorable romantic ambiance. Also, upsetting that we went to celebrate our engagement (in the notes when we made the reservation) and not once did they mention it 😔

l
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited restaurant on friend's recommendation after seeing Gay Men's Chorus of Washington's holiday show. The wait staff was awesome. The good was excellently prepared and well-priced. A short distance from the Lincoln and our car. Great ambiance and intimate setting.

OT
New England
19 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is my second time at Lupo Verde and both visits were really good. The steak tartar is a must have. The pastas according to my colleague were also great. I had the sword fish which was awesome. Wine list is heavily Italian, reasonable and good. Overall, it’s excellent.

DD
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch - great service. Will come back next time we visit DC

T
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Having been a fan and patron since opening, we had not dined at Lupo for about one year. Our experience showed that some elements of the experience have changed. First, menu options have decreased and, to our surprise, Prosecco is not longer available. Our server suggested Brut as a “better” option. Strangely, one of the cocktails included Prosecco as a main ingredient. Second, our server was not conversant in Italian cuisine as all were trained during the early days. While we enjoyed our evening we gave considerable thought to reserving a table at their Palisades restaurant in hopes that standards are higher there. It’s clear oversight has been reduced since the owners have expanded their investment horizons elsewhere.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!! Can’t wait to come back!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine was overpriced

BL
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to visit when you are in Washington DC.
Great food, great service including excellent wine suggestion from the waiter and very nice setting.
Will definitely come here again next time I’m in the area.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great authentic place. The ambiance is perfect for special nights. The Gellato is delicious and the donut dessert is the icing on everything. Great Stff, the GM is awesome, very friendly.

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