Lupo Verde - 14th St

4.6
928 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday Dinner : 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Bar stays open for an extra hour
Friday and Saturday Dinner: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Bar stays open for an extra hour
Saturday-Sunday Brunch : 10:30am - 3:30pm
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Phone number
(202) 827-4752
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matteo Venini
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Neighborhood
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Public transit
U Street Metro
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Gift Card
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
928 reviews
4.6 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
74%
Very Good
17%
Good
6%
Fair
1%
Poor
1%
4.6
food
4.3
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JM
Washington DC
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service was great! Definitely will go back

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Washington DC
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Not sure if it is or not, but seemed like authentic Italian. We all ordered a different handmade pasta and they were all fantastic. No bad choices. Our eggplant parmigiana appetizer was delicious too. Great night out! And ambience is like an Italian grotto.

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MK
E. Tennessee
3.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Wondering what ever happened to table cloths or better yet, clean tables. Food was OK — not amazing — but acceptable. Also wondering why t-shirts are appropriate attire for servers. For a restaurant that bills itself as “authentic Italian,” the bread is sub-par.

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c
Washington DC
3.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was good but the service was TERRIBLE. We sat at our table without being approached by (many) waitstaff who walked by for several minutes, several times, perhaps because we were at a bar table? But in that we were a three top who ate a full meal and spent a good bit of money, one would hope to have received better service. The food was pretty good overall, except for the almond cake, which was so dry as to be inedible.

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KM
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lupo Verde is the next best thing to eating in Italy. We dined there to celebrate a friend's birthday. The bread, wine, cheese, salad, pasta, and dessert was amazing with friendly service. I can't wait to eat there again.

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Washington DC
3.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Ordered the ny strip steak, asked for medium came out near rare. Asked get it seared a little longer and came back like well done beef jerky. Waiter didn’t bother to ask how it was the second time around. Only positive was they removed it from the bill after we told the manager of the poor service/quality of food. Quite disappointed with the experience.

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Washington DC
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always top notch. Service was fair, but, no real complaints. Wine selection was very good. Definitely a restaurant favorite in D.C.

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New York Area
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way

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SC
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Lupo Verde. Could not find one vegan item on the menu, however! The mosquitos were out and they had bug spray available Overall the food was great and staff was very friendly.

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Washington DC
2.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Not a good experience. We ordered, waited for awhile and then a food runner appeared witH our two pasta dishes. We asked about our burrata appetizer and he asked if we wanted him to take the pastas back to the kitchen! So we had the burrata as a kind of dessert rather than have old pasta as the main course.

Portions were very small. I left hungry.

The worst part was the general filthiness of the place. Everything you touched - the railing on the stairs, the bathroom doors all felt sticky and dirty. Didn't give one a good sense of what was going in the kitchen

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Washington DC
4.0Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We wanted to dine at the terrace. We had to wait a bit, but finally they manage to get a table go us

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EL
Washington DC
4.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This was our second time at Lupo Verde. Wait staff and management are very nice and make real efforts to be welcoming. Atmosphere is fantastic with the restaurant being in an old renovated row house. The food was good but not incredible. My eggplant parmesan was warm (rather than hot). My Dad was moderately happy with his pasta. My Mom's fish was exceptional. Service was friendly but we ended up with a wrong dish and they seemed overwhelmed. I gave them four stars instead of five because there were some issues. But it is still and very interesting, friendly and delicious restaurant.

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New York Area
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite first-time dining experiences in all of DC. Service was fantastic and food was delicious. Couldn’t possibly recommend more highly!!!

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New York Area
4.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Pretty good food, not quite worth the value and the portions were smaller but the staff and ambiance and the space itself is amazing.

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Philadelphia
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Enjoyable experience. Deff order by the bottle to save

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Philadelphia
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great homemade pasta, loved the outdoor patio

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Washington DC
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner!

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Washington DC
3.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Poor service and undercooked pasta. Since the server nor manager ever stopped by after the food was delivered, never got a new meal. Cheese from Italy was good however. Will not return nor recommend

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Washington DC
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great!

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Washington DC
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal, the entire experience was wonderful. Would highly recommend

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San Antonio
5.0Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous evening a same for food.

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LG
Tampa
5.0Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

"Old school Italian"..this is what my mother said when I bought her at this restaurant. Food is fresh and homemade. The artichoke is a must to have. Branzino was delicious. Beautiful presentation! Wine and handcraft cocktails. Homemade desserts..why wait..hidden gem in Washington D.C.

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Charlotte
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was spectacular - I forget her name, but she has a martini glass tattoo.

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RE
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super cute spot, if you're able to get a table upstairs in the corner then you'll love it!

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Washington DC
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time sitting outside on the patio. A little overpriced for the portions but excellent quality.

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LL
Washington DC
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and drinks! Fried artichoke is the best appetizer---must try!

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m
Washington DC
2.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Brunch menu is confusing. It says $35 per person for one app, one side, and two mains.....what it really means is $35 per person to split one app, one side, and two mains. It should specify at the top that you’re splitting; it only specified at the bottom you’d be splitting drinks. I’m fine with splitting two mains, but you should be able to get two apps and two sides too. We ended up doing the a la carte brunch menu; food was good but took a long time. Service overall was not good. I’ve been a server and I can usually justify if service is slow because of high volume, but this was not the case. The waitress stood behind the bar talking while we waited the whole time, whether it was for water or the food or the check. Overall would not recommend

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VE
Houston
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant setting was cute and intimate with great outdoor seating. The prosciutto buratto with arugula was the perfect appetizer pairing with the flavorful agnolotti stuffed with braised short rib. The beef jus was divine with the agnolotti. If you're in a mood for meat flavors, this is it. The donuts were a solid dessert choice.
Service was great and we got great wine suggestions.

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Washington DC
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the atmosphere at Lupo, and the food is always top notch. Great drinks as well. Highly recommend!

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Washington DC
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is delicious and the service is impeccable. Not only are they friendly and attentive, but the server brought my husband an extra main because he thought the fish serving was too small for a portion. That never happens! Such a delight to dine there.

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AM
Baltimore
3.0Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Brunch at Lupo Verde was underwhelming. The tiramisu French toast tasted like it was soaked in bitter coffee and the scamorza was tasty, but small.

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BS
Raleigh
2.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Would not recommend this restaurant. We arrived at 7:15 for our 7:15 reservation. We weren’t seated for 30 minutes. Once we were seated, it took more than 20 minutes for someone to even bring bread. At 8:15, an hour after we got there, we had just placed our orders. Food was good but relatively expensive for portion size.

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AS
Washington DC
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

the food was terrific, and the wait staff attentive and helpful. we definitely will return.
note that this restaurant apparently follows the idiotic policy of insisting that everyone appear before allowing anyone to sit down, even when you have a reservation (but allowing walk-ins to sit immediately).

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Philadelphia
5.0Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

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New York Area
5.0Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, dining experience, and quality food - uniquely prepared from various regions of Italy. Angelita, served with excellence. Opportunities for improvement include appropriate phone communication with customers, ability to leave phone messages, and ability to speak with restaurant representative.

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WD
Washington DC
4.0Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely and healthy Italian food. Recommend the eggplant appetizer and the ravioli with asparagus, peas and mint. Ate outside on T street - vibrant street scene.

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Washington DC
5.0Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The best part of us experience was the server, I don’t remember her name but she had a short blond hair and she is tall and thin, she was amazing and the manager too, thank you :)

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New York Area
4.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Not much in tea selections given it was brunch time but the waitstaff found some Earl Gray for my mom and we appreciated that. The food was delicious and the second floor was charming, sunny, and comfortable. We skipped the outdoor seating because it was a hot day but the patio is the prettiest on 14th St.

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Washington DC
3.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Was my second time here. My first experience was amazing. Food and service. This time i took my wife and was a disappointment. Service was mediocre. She was all over the place. She was focus more in the big party table. I guess $ count. We share a steak with my wife. Wasn’t good at all. I think i need to order pasta since is an Italian restaurant. Next time. I like the place and i will give another chance.

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DM
Washington DC
4.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was outstanding and our waiter was very pleasant and gave us great recommendations on entree selections when we couldn't make up our minds! Not unreasonably priced for the area, but it probably better suited for special dates or occasions than a fast and casual dinner out.

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