About Lupo Verde

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.

1401 T St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday Dinner : 5:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday-Sunday Brunch : 10.30am-3.30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 827-4752

Website:
http://lupoverdedc.com/

Public Transit:
U Street Metro

Executive Chef:
Domenico Apollaro

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wine

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Lupo Verde Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (36)
Good for a Date (36)
Authentic (35)
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Romantic (27)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Cozy (25)
Special Occasion (24)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Hot Spot (17)
Fun (17)
Notable Wine List (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Casual (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Great for Brunch (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Business Meals (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
People Watching (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Healthy (6)
Tapas (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Scenic View (5)
Seasonal (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Organic (3)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

The young lady at the host stand was very rude... only bad experience I’ve ever had here... food was excellent and the service was great!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

great atmosphere, love the food, unique italian dishes . Great job

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·Dined 3 days ago

Just a very limited menu that our server said was being seasonally changed. A bit too nuovo Italian for us.

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·Dined 4 days ago

I bitterly regret having chosen that restaurant as my last place to visit before leaving Washington. The policy of the restaurant is to overbook customers; if you are unlucky to be one of these "extra client", be prepared to be seen as burden for the staff, as displayed by disrespectful behaviours.

We arrived at the restaurant on time for our reservation, a simple table for two. According to the waiter, ten minutes were needed for our table to be ready. We therefore sat at the bar, and ordered drinks to kill the time (whilst we were hungry and just wanted to eat). No appetisers were offered. After half an hour and no update from any staff member, we chased our original waiter for an answer - he gave us another "yeah yeah, ready in ten minutes", seemingly annoyed. We decided at that point to order food from the bartender, precising that we did not intend to eat at the bar as our table should be ready soon (the bar was rather noisy and uncomfortable). This information did not get transmitted to the kitchen, as our order came out of it 20mn later, before we got to be sited. Because we had asked not to eat at the bar, we did not receive cutlery, so the (expansive) starter we ordered was standing in front of us and getting cold, whilst waiters were shouting amongst them in front of us to figure who to blame for our dissatisfaction. We only managed to eat our food (cold) once we finally sat down! Our main dish came afterwards (roughly 1h30 after we got in the restaurant), pork chops (with virtually no side), with lots of fat around the meat and very undercooked. I had to return my dish to the kitchen, so me and my friend did not eat together. We did not order dessert despite us being still hungry, we just wanted to leave.

Overall, portions were very small for their price, and staff unfriendly when challenged.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

The restaurant is cute and has a warm ambiance but the space is super tight and you can hear all the conversations from
neighboring tables. It also seemed they were understaffed when we visited as it took forever for everything. The food was good, but not enough to make me want to go back.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

I had a great experience and Ahmed is amazing

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I can't speak to the other menu items but the scratch made pasta they serve here is truly fantastic. Been here a couple times just for it. Bravo.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

great new dishes additions to the new fall menu... we will be back soon

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food. Really bad service experience with the waiter and when I spoke to the manager about it, he was flippant and couldn’t be bothered. One of the worst service experiences I’ve ever had but the food was very good. I’m sure the very bad service is hit or miss. So may be worth it for the great food.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

great night, order a white truffle pasta , to die for it. Loved the atmosphere

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food is amazing, really well seasoned and crafted. I am a huge fan of this restaurant.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great atmosphere, starter salads and homemade pastas. The italian donuts for dessert were amazing. Service was great too!

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We brought some out of town friends and sat on the patio. As always, wonderful food and service. Our friends loved it too. Lupo Verde is one of our favorites in the DC area!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food and autmosohere. Communal type tables down stairs, more intimate setting upstairs. However if you request upstairs ask not to be seated at the table by the bar at the top of the stairs. Bar got very busy and bus boys were speeding up and down the stairs using the banaster next to our table to turn the corner quickly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

marie ann was literally the dopest waiter ever pls promote her

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Always such a perfect evening at Lupo Verde. I can't wait until their second restaurant opens in the Palisades.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Slightly small portions for the type of food given.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Amazing !!!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Menu tries too hard to be "different", but otherwise good except for being overly salty. Service was responsive. Seating was prompt with a reservation. Food prices are moderate but drink prices are high. Seating outside is great for people watching, inside is a noisey (but then most restaurants are). Inside tables are a bit close.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Some of the most authentic Italian food you’ll eat in DC. Bravo! Everything we ate was superb.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great new dishes on the fall menu, will be back soon to try all of them.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Another great meal here al Lupo .... we will be back soon

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Beautiful dishes, well presented and well executed...

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great experience!!!! Wonderful service and the food was awesome. Highly recommended

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Good as always .

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great as always

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Very average service and limited menu unless you eat pasta. Fish and sea food is overpriced. I had scallops very small portion and oversalted beans on the bottom.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Late-night Find
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Had a reservation for 7:45 and was not seated until AFTER 8:15. Many other reservations were sat before us and the management was not helpful. Received one round of drinks for the wait, but still waited for more than 30 minutes. Manager kept saying it would be soon, but continued to wait. When we finally got sat, the table was still not ready and the busser basically threw the utensils and plates on the table. Forgot to bring half of the meal. Would not recommend.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Really good food, atmosphere is so pretty, service was wonderful , we can't wait to go back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Food came cold twice. Quality decreased significantly from what used to be

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

One of my favorite places in DC. Staff is always friendly and happy!! Good location
and great food.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Service, food and experience were awesome! Will be back !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Another great night, everything was perfect

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Loved this place and the food was fantastic. A little on the slow side with the service. Did buy a tee shirt !

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Romantic, Seasonal, Organic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Menu here never fails to be full of delicious options - complex, interesting. Braised pork cheeks. Raw beef and foie gras... Wonderful to be able to get burrata. Always want to order more choices than a pair of people can eat. In fact, we rarely get past the appetizers. Great cocktails too. Negroni Reale was really awesome. Good selection of Amaros. A little loud upstairs on a Saturday night (who knew?), but if you can get a table outside, it’s much better.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The service was very good. Food delish.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

What a great place, I regret having taken so long to come visit. The place is just beautiful, the service supreme and the noise level ok. I feel like the food was good but not great, but still would definitely come back, so many items in the menu I still need to try.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Overall, the dinner experience was decent. The lows... I had a 7:15pm reservation. We arrived early so totally understood that the table might not be ready. We waited another half hour beyond the reservation time before we were seated. There seemed to be some miscommunication at the front but it wasn't always communicated to us. Next the portions were inconsistent. One pasta dish was more like an appetizer and another was plentiful.

Highs-the server and woman filling water were amazing. Friendly and engaging. Food was tasty (great bite on the pasta). At the end of the meal as the check was being paid, the server brought over a round of limoncello on the house. This made up for the beginning of the evening.

I would give the restaurant another try to see if I have a different experience.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 9, 2017

The food/chef was amazing. Fresh ingredients, nice selection for both vegetarians and meat-eaters, and every course was DELICIOUS. The service did not match the quality of the food. Atmosphere was beautiful, ambiance was off with music selection. Traditional or current Italian music would have been a good fit. Staff aesthetics were on point, but could use fine tuning on attentiveness and flow of meal. If they can get service to keep up with the integrity of the food- it would have been a perfect 5 star.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great atmosphere, food and service. Love, love, love the cheese board and the brazino fish with corn and fermented cabbage was delicious! As well as the tiramisu and sorbet.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic
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