Lupo Verde Osteria Palisades

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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. Six house-made pastas, and four entrée selections including whole roasted fish and a premiere selection of meats are available during dinner.
Fresh and dried house-made pastas are also available for purchase by weight in the market, along with freshly baked bread, jams, olive oils, pastries, sauces and other imported Italian products. At lunch, a selection of house-made paninis, salads, pastas and Roman-style.
A Chef's Table is also available for special events. The Chef creates a special coursed prix-fixe just for your event. Must be booked a week prior.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for a date night. Food is fantastic and their pasta is homemade. Service is 5 star.

LM
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding meal from start to finish. We had squash blossoms with pesto and Heirloom tomatoes with Burrata to start, followed by divine braised short rib agnolotti in a butter sage sauce and finally a delicious tiramisu. Truly wonderful meal.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Good food but some of the description on the menu did not match the plate given (watercress was replaced by mixed greens and classic sauce for fried artichoke replaced with green sauce) - could have used another waiter on staff so when dealing with high noise level we could have had a better service experience.

G
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We love Lupo Verde .. it’s our neighborhood go to... Food is always fantastic and our picky eater son can always find something that he likes. My husband got the whole fish special .. they debone and serve tableside.. I got the chicken. You may say to yourself.. why would you get chicken at an Italian restaurant... because it’s crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside with a wonderful sauce that is light and not too much...our son got the spaghetti pomodoro with burrata and cherry tomatoes... he loved it.. the meat and cheese tray is a family favorite so we always get that too.. it’s a cozy restaurant with friendly service and really good food.. what’s not to love!!!

C
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been wanting to go there but am so glad that I finally did. It was wonderful. Charming atmosphere, great service and the food was really delicious.

LM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much, our celebration lunch was amazing !!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Waiter was slow and had an additional waiter step in plus requests made with bus boys - ordered bottle of white wine which was WARM

K
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Very disappointing experience. Ordered one of the "homemade" pastas as that is reportedly a specialty: aglio e olio. Pasta was so salty it was difficult to taste anything else. Though service overall was good, with rapid refills of water (essential in my case given high salt content of pasta), would not return.

SB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely, friendly neighborhood gem. The staff is very friendly. We even met the chef, who came from the back to meet and welcome guests.
Everything was fresh and delicious. The homemade pasta was light and full of flavor.
We hope to return again and again.

HB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Interesting and yummy antipasti. The artichokes are a favourite. We’ve always had very attentive, but not too attentive, service. But it’s a little too pricey. Try it for lunch first. Same or very, very similar menu.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about the place! Pasta was delicious!!

F
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and exceptional service.

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

What a delicious dinner we had at Lupo Verde in the Palisades on Saturday night. Absolutely delicious wine, caprese salad, fresh pasta, fresh fish cooked to perfection, and gelato! What could be better! Every course was a treat!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot say enough good things about Lupo Verde. I’ve been here twice now, and everything is fantastic. Even something as simple as cacio e pepe is worth a special trip. You can’t make it like this at home! The servers were very friendly and checked on our table personally many times, spending time talking with us about Italy, music, the food, anything. What a great experience. Highly recommend.

DJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Food was delicious!

m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

Unbearably loud on 2nd floor for dinner Saturday evening. Excellent food and attentive service.

C
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

The food was good until the pasta arrived. Flavor was good but the pasta was “tough”. Hardly anyone in the restaurant but service was very slow.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent -- the pasta was perfectly al dente and the fish was perfectly cooked. The price was steep however.

PS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ekteryna delivers exceptionally attentive service and spot on cocktails. Lovely to sit in the bar area.

KO
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aldo was absolutely incredible! Helped us with our wine selection and menu choices. Will definitely come back for the food and service.

JN
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Potential Bias and Poor Service = Bad Night

This was one of the worst dining experiences we have had ever. First, we had a reservation for 8:30 pm, but were not seated for over an hour just after 9:30 pm. During the wait, the hostess never came to provide updates or offer a complimentary drink. The bartender was rude and not welcoming - very difficult to get his attention, despite not many people at the bar. When we complained, the hostess offered us a table in the basement - she said no one was down there so it would be private - we declined, and if this was an option, not sure why it was not offered to the other diners who came after us and were seated before us - we suspect at least two couples did not have a reservation. When we again complained, the hostess was rude and said we just need to wait.

We then opted to eat at the bar. At this time I noted to the hostess that I suspect a non-minority would have receive better treatment. She stormed away. A minute later a manager approached and said a table was available upstairs - how amazing given that no one had departed since the interaction with the hostess So, there was a table - but upstairs and out of sight of the prime guests - Right. We declined & said the bar was fine. Then a table opened right across from us, we asked, but first was told it was reserved and then that we would be more comfortable upstairs. We insisted & got the coveted table.

The manager apologized, disputed that there was any bias. However, we note that the service we received was poor - no one offered to tell us the specials or the fish or the day, we were offered bread, they did not explain the menu. We felt like second class citizens. In the end, we felt very uncomfortable at the restaurant, the manager did not charge for the drinks at the bar. However, this made for a poor evening, a sincere feeling of discrimination as the only Black diner and simply bad service. We will not return & DO NOT RECOMMEND!

F
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

The restaurant was so loud you could not hear anything. Food is delicious but if you are looking for a quiet place to chat this is not the restaurant.

DD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superior kitchen. Always featuring seasonal specials (food & wine). Good service (just the right amount of attention).

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner. Excellent service. The whole fish was fresh and delicious. The fried artichokes were really special. And the Tartufo was light and decadent all at the same time!

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

Too loud. Food was excellent

PC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delicious destination with scrumptious desserts. I would highly suggest coming by for the beautiful handmade pasta, wine list and ambiance.

l
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the food at Lupo Verde were outstanding. We look forward to returning.

L
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

really great food, accommodating service and a nice ambience

TA
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We lived it!!! Highly recommend

RC
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. The whole roasted fish entree is more than enough for two to share. It's absolutely delicious. All the food we had was superb - salad, pasta, fish of the day entree, roasted cauliflower and a chocolate dessert with a decaff latte. Even the sorbet was delicious. We requested seats downstairs so it wasn't noisy at all. We also love to eat at the bar when it's just the two of us. I always look forward to eating here.

o
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I had hoped for a new gem but was disappointed. An $18 glass of Valpolicceli was poured from a small carafe and gave me a raging headache. My chicken was dry, over cooked and lacked flavor while the fingerling potatoes were mushy. Bread was ok but the meal came to $52, overpriced for this place. Service was strangely indifferent. I won’t be returning and I am one who roots for good restaurants

C
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We have been to Lupo Verde several times since it opened and we will continue to dine there in the future.

MP
Chicago
168 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like a quick trip to Italy without the flight!
Loved the zucchini flowers and salad. My husband had the whole fish which he said was excellent and I had a pasta which was very good.
Looking forward to going back.

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

Great service and food .Angelo , the manager did a great job running the restaurant

JD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Lupo Verde. The food and service are first rate!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

great neighborhood Italian restaurant with interesting and well done menu. Artichokes, squash blossoms, fish and pasta all excellent. WIne 1/2 price on right nights. Good selection. Great service and friendly

R
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Dorade whole fish. Salad and veggies crisp and fresh. Bread not up to rest of food but a minor issue. Wine list limited. Service excellent on a weekday night. It’s become our go to place for a casual Italian dinner.

ES
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our food was outstanding. The homemade pasta is excellent and truly homemade. I had filet mignon that was among the best I have had in the area. The brussel sprouts and cauliflower as well as the desserts were also outstanding. The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming. My only critique is that the service was not very quick. Apparently there was confusion in the kitchen about our order which ended up being delayed. However we were presented with a delicious antipasto and desserts on the house which we thought was very generous.

J
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it even more than the 14th Street location. Cozy, not too loud, amazing team as ever, and the food - just plain amazing. Only suggestion: would like to see a broader cocktail menu.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our lunch was so great and Nabil is a jewel of an employee! Simply the best!

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