We haven't been to Lupo Verde in a long time, and we're delighted to find that it is as good as we remembered it. The food and service were excellent, and because we had an early dinner reservation, it was very quiet and conducive to conversation. The only negative aspect of the evening were the expensive cocktails. We ordered two regular martinis, and they were overpriced at $14 and not very generous. We won't be ordering them again.
We took clients to the restaurant two times during our visit in Washington DC. The food was great. Best pasta dishes ever!
Excellent experience. Amazing food. The table took 20 minutes to be available and we had to wait standing. The waiter who serves the water is unkind. The others is wonderful.
we had the chef cook for us, everything was super delicious... Thanks chef
Great! I have family in Bologna and appreciate homemade pasta that is cooked perfectly and rustic sauces. Gelato lovely. Excellent wait staff.
great dinner , thanks to Antonio and Chef Matteo
Best Italian food I’ve had since relocating from NYC. Pasta is great and service is same.
I do dinner here for business and personal and only get positive feedback.
Went to Lupo for my anniversary , everything was perfect , loved the atmosphere and the food... we will definitely going back soon
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Great food and service, priceless atmosphere... we will be back soon
This is a fabulously authentic Italian restaurant on vibrant 14th St corridor. the cheeses and cured meats are Devine and the pasta is fabulous.
Another great family meal, the Lamb special was superb.
Great authentic Italian restaurant with a really cool atmosphere. Great service with incredible food. Loved our visit.
the best- food, service, comfort and very much like being among friends at home
Consistently one of my favorite Italian spots in the city. And Enzo is the best waiter ever!
Excellent food and wine. Service was extremely good. I will come back.
great night, let the chef cook for you , you won’t be disappointed.... Duck confit special was superb .. Pastas always top notch. Rabbit ragú the best flavor ever.
In short, the food was incredibly disappointing:
Our Polpo & Burrata starter was short on the octopus, may have lacked burrata entirely, with the rest tasting as if it was scooped from a pre-made batch and re-heated.
We all selected pasta dishes for our mains: Garganella Vaccinara, Gnochi Verde, and Fusilli Campani. In each dish, the pasta tasted like grocery-store variety -- plus, the Fusilli Compani inexplicably used a thick spaghetti instead of fusilli. The problems went well beyond the pasta itself.
The Vaccinara ("rabbit ragout" that night replaced the listed oxtail) and Verde tasted as if they had been scooped from a pre-prepared bucket and reheated to the lukewarm temperature at which they were served -- not to mention, the Vaccinara's rabbit, minced in a way that hardly qualifies as "authentic," could well have been minced turkey. The Campani's ragu all'Avellinese was not the thick and flavorful sauce expected, but instead a rather watery and fairly tasteless tomatoey blend.
Adding to the frustration, our entrees arrived midway through our starter -- not only indicative of poor table service, but also perhaps indicative of the lack of care and effort that went into preparing those orders.
This was a terrible disappointment, and particularly embarrassing for us, as we actually felt the need to apologize to our out-of-town guests for the choice of restaurant on their one night in town.
Upstairs table, served by Saturday brunch bartender. Cozy and tasteful decor. Food was above average, but I wouldn't exactly call the recipes Italian, but Italian inspired. Music was on too loud and the service was not friendly and available, but impatient and sporadic. Bring your own enjoyment, have a drink and some cheese but don't bring high expectations.
Good and service was excellent
Great table upstairs!
One of my favorite neighborhood restaurants, Lupo Verde is pricey but worth it. Starting with terrific cocktails, to house made charcuterie, to their fantastic homemade pastas. I love the small patio, just off 14th Street, with great people watching on warm nights.
Fantastic place. Try it and you will go back for sure!
Great food. Good drinks. Nice quaint place, Some of the tables are very awkward in their space.
Absolutely love the ambiance and experience I enjoy when I dine at Lupo Verde. The setting is beautiful, and everything that comes to the table is delicious.
My favorite spot around DC!
Second time dining at Lupo Verde, first time was during brunch-service was extremely slow but gave them the benefit of the doubt, the restaurant gets very busy during brunch. This time was for a birthday dinner. We had a 9:15 reservation and still had to wait 20 minutes for a table. Once we were sat it took another 20 minutes for our drinks to arrive. After waiting another 40, our waitress informed us that she had lost our ticket and took our order for a second time. We finally got our dinner at 10:50 pm. To the waitresses credit she did bring the manager over who comped our pasta which was nice, but a 9:15 dinner turned into a whole night affair. We finally left the restaurant at 11:30 pm. Would not recommend-so many other places to get good Italian in the city.
The wait staff was nice and good. The high chairs are not comfortable and it was either too hot or too cold all night from door.. the brussle sprouts would have been good if they weren't fried as with the mushrooms on the polenta and the artichokes.... it's heavy and sits like a brick in the belly...a bad chef shortcut....otherwise the food was pretty good.
Most fun we’ve had in a long time. Pasta is homemade and melts in your mouth and before that we inhaled the fennel/orange salad. Wine, shots, coffee and bombolone later, full and happy!!!! Grazie per tutto!
Fun lively place with good Italian food. Not your typical Italian fare. Cozy but not cramped. Outside dining too
Great dinner, great service amazing atmosphere, we had the quail special , very delicious and tasty, home made pasta always top notch . We will be back soon.
Great service with a very knowledgeable staff and fantastic food!
Food was too salty. I have no idea why his place is popular. I would not return. I started with the artichokes. Inedibly salty. The delicious looking bread was also too salt. The top is literally covered in salt. I had the butternut squash pasta. Not cooked enough
The server was very accommodating and tried to make me happy and didn’t charge for the artichokes. It certainly wasn’t his fault the food is bad
Amazing experience. Stellar food, service and ambience! A bit too loud bu definitely manageable. Will definitely go back
The waiter was extremely unwelcoming and was rushing us out of the door. I made this reservation a week in advance. They should have been prepared to have us there over an hour. I really used to enjoy this place and love the food. I chose this place for my birthday and made a note about it in advance. They completely forgot and when reminded the server seemed extremely annoyed. Used to love this place but now I will never eat here again.
Thanks for the horrible service!
Ann Marie was great!!!
Lupo Verde staff was terrific in accommodating our large group and offering delicious options, specials, etc. Also kept us on track for our 8:00 theater time at Studio.
A romantic atmosphere with memorable dishes; we had a cheeseboard for appetizers, cacio e pepe and cappellacci for entrees, and tiramisu for dessert. Food was excellent and in ideal portion sizes, service was optimally attentive.
The homemade pasta is to die for. So delicious! I've had both the gnocchi and squid ink pasta and both were phenomenal. Nice atmosphere to boot. Highly recommend!
We love Lupo Verde , the food and the ambiance. The only thing is that we had a reservation at 8 pm and they could only seat us until 8:45. And by that time we were extremely hungry and slightly drunk from all the drinks we ordered while we waited...