Lupo Verde Osteria Palisades

4.6
265 Reviews
$30 and under
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 lunch, brunch or 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, sauces and other imported Italian products. At lunch, a selection of house-made panini, salads, pastas and pizzas.
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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foodsnob
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lupo Verde is a great small restaurant. Very cozy with excellent service and food. We had Thanksgiving dinner there and the turkey and dressing were outstanding: Italian but also very traditional American holiday.
There were only a handful of diners mid afternoon but more arrived as the time grew later.

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Andreah
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I absolutely hate writing this review, because the place is adorable/charming, and makes a good drink. However we had quite a few mishaps that all went unnoticed by the server and management:

1. MISSING FOOD! TWO $30 entrees were missing their sides (Brussel sprouts and mashed potatoes). For Thanksgiving fare (with turkey), the mashed potatoes are key. When we asked the sever, deer in headlights. No apology, or asking us how to best handle it, instead 1 of the sides (NOT BOTH) were brought out at the END of the meal.

2. OVERCOOKED FOOD. The cheese on the lasagna was hard on both the top and the bottom. I suspect that #3 below is why.

3. LONG WAIT FOR FOOD..We waited 30 minutes for our food because the kitchen was over loaded with both to go and in restaurant orders. It was clear the to go orders were the priority as they were WAY behind on the to go orders.

4. The presented menu was different from what was online, missing a staple of the entire meal. Traditional Thanksgiving fare was stated online, which included Pumpkin pie, but then you don't have it? But still offer the American fare of turkey and ham?

5. The server was just all around horrible. Didn't know the menu, didn't know ingredients, and was not attentive.

How did all this end? Us paying FULL PRICE, no apology or acknowledgement of the mistakes. We were given
a lemonchello shot. Well... thank you, I think? BUT, if ATTENTION had been paid to your patrons, and asked how it could be made right... you would have known that two of the three of us can't drink much alcohol (1 drink to toast with, but my 86 year old parents can't drink shots).

I really would like a refund of the meals. The toasting drinks were delicious and we should pay for those, but you should take care of the rest.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant! One of our favorites.

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vipPhil
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only is this amazing Italian food but it is such an incredible neighborhood spot. Service is warm and genuinely friendly. Ambiance is relaxed but really well designed. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best lunch I’ve had in a very long time!! Fantastic!

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vippatricias
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We were the only 2 persons dining at the restaurant. We are both senior citizens. When I asked her to turn on one of the patio heaters, she stated that, ‘they’re out of gas’. When our waiter came to take our orders, he turned one in without hesitation. Guess the hostess told a white lie!

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vipJPM12
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

I have been to the downtown location and was looking forward to trying this location. The food was average, but did not blow me away. Separately, we were the first table seated, and yet we had to wave down our service person to order and to get the check. We regularly dine our, and for the prices we paid to eat there, we expected a little more.

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vipHerbertB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Food is spectacular: authentic, well prepared and sooo satisfying.

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vipLisaJ
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lupe Verde is one of our go to places for great food, ambiance and great service. Besides a perfect menu they will always try to make what we want off menu and their wine menu is delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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Cherie
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Appetizer n dessert were very good but we had two different chicken entrees and my friend said his was dry and he didn’t finish . Mine was ok but nothing exceptional .
Great service and love the atmosphere.
Will definitely go back but will stick with the pizza.

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vipKTinDC
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Nothing worked well for us in this visit. It wasn’t crowded, but both the speed of service and the speed of food preparation were abnormally and inexplicably slow. My ice tea came out viscous… Almost like motor oil. No explanation of how that could’ve happened, but they whisked away and returned with a new one. My orechiette and sausage was at best a 4 out of 10: tasteless, thin, under seasoned. The pizza was downright gross. Completely undercooked so that it was almost raw dough despite taking too long, and even if it had been properly cooked, it just tasted bad.

Don’t think we will be coming back.

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vipclairem
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Lupo Verde! Food, service and ambiance perfect every time!

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ColleenO
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance and amazing food.
The canoli was one of the best I have ever tasted.

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Futchie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

How about a ramp for people with mobility issues? Realize you are in a house, but you will lose a lot of people on cold days, when they cannot sit outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Berlin
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Super friendly staff!!!

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Kaki
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, great service and nice ambiance! A bonus was being able to converse in Italian. Thank you.

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vipGina
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was great, attentive and friendly. For the appetizer we had the charcuterie, burrata, and meatballs which all were fantastic. Entrees were average at best, and our dishes were all lukewarm or cold which was disappointing.

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HowardG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Not up to the standard set by the original Lupo Verde.

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GyozaGal
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at Lupo Verde Osteria. The food was delicious, as were the wine and cocktails. Our server was good, however dessert took an unusally long time to come out, and we learned (after waiting close to 30 minutes) that the desserts we ordered were actually not available. The substitutes were still tasty, though, so not the end of the world. Would recommend the eggplant parm and any of the pasta dishes--they don't disappoint.

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Sally
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dine-in experience to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary was wonderful. The food was so delicious and you know that it's cooked with fresh ingredients. Maya and Marina were very kind and accommodating to our requests. We will surely go back and invite friends too! Thank you Lupo Verde!!!

Sally

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KimberlyA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service and cocktails were exceptional. Thank you!

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MarjorieL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful ambience and charming service people. Informative and generous. The artichoke appetizer is the BEST!!!

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vipMikeW
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Nice spot overall, but felt it was overpriced for what you get. Not bad, but not great.

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vipShaheraY
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with great food and service. We were never rushed to leave, wine selection small but great. Service attention to all details, cannot recommend it enough. We will be back soon!

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Itali
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, a bit pricey but good food hands down! The waiter, Emilia was welcoming, helpful and knowledgeable! Will definitely go again soon.. honestly do not mind paying when the food, service and ambiance is good.. excellent! Grazie Lupo Verde.

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MarjorieL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The staff is so dear but are so overworked I felt sorry for them. et, they remaned courtesou and helpful. Impressive but should be giving moe help.

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vipSuzy
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Delicious pizza and salads.
We will definitely be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great. Service was great. Meatballs were a bit chewy and tough but besides that 5/5.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian outside of Italy! Orichiette

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vipWinifred
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. Best Italian meal we have had since Rome amazing

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PatD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is wonderful! The food was fantastic!! Love going there!!

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Fern
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly and cheerful service. Upstairs much quieter than main room. Food serving was slow but not too bad, and tasted great. Recommend very highly.

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MeghanF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chips with lunch orders are amazing. Pizza is phenomenal. Donuts for dessert are a must.

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EmilyV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My meal was delicious. I wish my portion was slightly bigger. Loved the ambiance.

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vipMelvinU
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Although I rated the noise level as energetic, nearly all of it came from a table of five women who were drinking and shrieking at every joke. The food was excellent, and the service outstanding. We have been to some restaurants recently where poor swervice has been blamed on short staffing. Here all of the staff cooperated so that patrons had someone come when needed, while the maitre d' kept tabs on everything. Certainly a place to go back to.

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sma1
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The eggplant parmesan was the best I have ever had--perfect combination well-fried eggplant with just the right amount of sauce and cheese, served with a small side of spaghetti--I hope it becomes a staple on the menu!

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vipLisaJ
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience
Service has been very good
Food consistently delicious
Special orders don’t upset them

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AshleyG
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It seems they’ve changed wait staff in the few months or maybe they were just off that night. No orders were wrong or forgotten but drinks and refills or water/non alcoholic did take some time.

Having dined here before we knew just about everything we wanted to order. However maybe since we did we weren’t told any specials etc. I was convinced our server was a back server or supporting server since they never even told us their name or welcome in etc.

However, the food and ambience cannot be beat. We will be back. Service can be polished up a bit to truly elevate the experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
302 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Meal started fantastic with the appetizers. Entrées were not so impressive. Nice service in nice environment. Thank you.

FAQs

Lupo Verde Osteria Palisades does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Lupo Verde Osteria Palisades also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 506-6683.

Lupo Verde Osteria Palisades is rated 4.6 stars by 265 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.