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.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday Dinner : 5:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday-Sunday Brunch : 10.30am-3.30pm
$30 and under
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U Street Metro
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wine
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Lupo Verde Ratings and Reviews
Wonderful, just wonderful. We were exha ...
Wonderful, just wonderful. We were exhausted after a long drive from Boston and settling my son at his college. The food and atmosphere were great, and the day was transformed into a special occasion. Highly recommended.
A friend recommended the place but we we ...
A friend recommended the place but we were disappointed with the food. We had focaccia very oily and we got a plate with olive oil to deep focaccia in it. The pasta we ordered were not great. Maybe the only good thing was the dessert. It is true that most people around us did not eat but had drinks. Maybe this is what we should have done.
We had not been there since Christmas ev ...
We had not been there since Christmas eve which was a lovely time. When we went back this summer, we had wondered why this was not on our list more frequently. The food was delicious and the service was attentive but not overly bearing. We will be back much sooner!
W O W we were so happy we found this res ...
W O W we were so happy we found this restaurant for our first evening during our stay in Seattle! The food was really sumptuous and our server, Bruce, was helpful, professional and friendly. He even gave me a tin of one of the special seasoning, za-atar, to take home. My husband had and really enjoyed the pork chopped seasoned with it. We will definitely recommend this restaurant and hope we have an opportunity to go again sometime.
I've been here for dinner and the food i ...
I've been here for dinner and the food is amazing. On this occasion I was there for brunch which was sadly very disappointing. My dining companion ordered the eggs Benedict and was unable to eat it: tons of sauce, mealy texture and a gigantic portion. I ordered a pasta dish that was average at best. The brunch menu looked subpar but perhaps we should have stuck with that. Will not be back for brunch.
Restaurant was clearly having some mecha ...
Restaurant was clearly having some mechanical issues
- they were out of lot of things on the menu (no pizza, several other items). after we placed order, the waiter came back and apologized that they were out of the scallops...and we had to pick something else...even
the dessert we ordered...they came back and said it wasn't available...
A tad frustrating...but they handled it well - comped several items, sent over a prickly pear digistif - and were very apologetic. Food we had was great...
Lupo Verde was one of a few restaurants ...
Lupo Verde was one of a few restaurants that accepted the Open Table gift certificate. Service was a bit slow but the food is delicious. It was quiet for a weeknight as well. A little too pricey to eat here all the time though!
Food is very well crafted and delicious. ...
Food is very well crafted and delicious. Service, however, was sorely lacking. We waited for ten minutes after being seated for the server to arrive. The server paid little attention to our table throughout the meal, and never asked if we wanted additional drinks. Took forever to provide the bill when asked. During our entire meal, we were one of only three tables occupied.
Loved my meal. Started with the chilled ...
Loved my meal. Started with the chilled yellow tomato soup. It had a small bread raft that was topped with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, anchovies & herbs/greens. Outstanding, but I put the anchovies to the side. (Not my favorite.) Had the tonnarelli cacao e pepe. Also delicious. Wine list had many interesting choices. Will be coming back soon.
Outstanding service! Probably one of the ...
Outstanding service! Probably one of the better experiences I have had in over ten years in DC, in terms of table service. Lively ambience and authentic, homemade pasta, coupled with an impressive Italian wine list-all makes Lupo Verde on of DC's true gems for casual to classy dining experiences!
The only good thing about the dinner was ...
The only good thing about the dinner was the wine. We ordered two appetizers. The carpaccio was terrible, no flavor at all. we expected parmeggiano 24 years according to the menu, and the dish came with a cream of parmeggiano that made impossible to taste the flavour of the cheese. and some greasy arugula fritters and without flavor. the dish was served over arugula and greens, we could not cut the meat because of the plate shape. it was the weirdest carpaccio i have ever tried. Also, the bread was not fresh. the manager said it was baked the same day, but probably for the morning service. the second appetizer, better but nothing worth remembering. overall, tasteless appetizers. So bad, we did not order the entree. at least they did not charge us with the food.
I was so looking forward to dining at Lu ...
I was so looking forward to dining at Lupo Verde given that it has such a cute exterior, is in such a great neighborhood and it made the Washingtonian Top 100. Unfortunately, the restaurant did not live up to my expectations. Despite having made a reservation a month before to have dinner with a friend who had lived out of the country for a year, we ended up being sat on a high-top bar table with other guests. I mentioned my reservation and that I had made it a month prior to the host, but the host did not seem to care. Our server started off friendly and helpful, but then disappeared for 20 minutes after we ordered a bottle of wine. When we finally got a hold of him, he said he couldn't find the bottle we requested (a popular Pinot Grigio). The food itself was good, not great -- especially in a city filled with amazing Italian restaurants. My friend and I left happy to have caught up, but disappointed in the experience overall. I will not be returning.
We went to Lupo Verdi to celebrate my bi ...
We went to Lupo Verdi to celebrate my birthday. The service was great as well as the food. I agree with other reviews that portions are small for the price. Our biggest disappointment was that there was no AC on one of the hottest nights of the year. We were not told this when checking in, which is a huge a management concern. We should have been given the option of going elsewhere. Then we were served water in the smallest glasses possible. To be fair, they were refilled constantly but shouldn't you give out bigger glasses when it's at least 85 degrees in your restaurant? We loved the food but won't be back anytime soon.
The first time I went to Lupo Verde abou ...
The first time I went to Lupo Verde about a month ago for dinner with my boyfriend, the service was terrible - not because the waiter was inattentive, but because he was noticeably trying to get us to buy whatever we could to up the bill total and it came off as pushy and desperate. My friends I figured we'd give the restaurant another shot for brunch this past weekend. This time around, we didn't see a waiter for over 20 minutes and were extremely confused about why we weren't being paid attention to. If the issue is short staff, this venue needs to find ways to mitigate that - and also to hire people with customer service skills and respect. The food, ambiance, and location are too good to waste on poor service.
Live in the neighborhood but had never b ...
Live in the neighborhood but had never been. Reserved for six for birthday celebration. I'm a Lupo Verde convert!! Amazing food, awesome service. Our waitperson was the absolute best - suggestions, knowledge, etc. Polpo exquisite as was all pastas, cheese board, desserts.
Had the French toast for brunch and it w ...
Had the French toast for brunch and it was absolutely delicious. Also had a drink called the Spritz, which was really refreshing for an 85 degree day (albeit a tad bitter). My brunch companion had the spaghetti carbonara and loved it!
Service was lacking, especially in the b ...
Service was lacking, especially in the beginning. We had to wait quite awhile before the bottle of wine was delivered to the table - even though the manage on-duty was the one to take our order. Our appetizer also took a very long time to arrive. However, once the food started coming it was divine! We even shared a dessert and enjoyed cappuccinos. I ordered the cacio y pepe - a favorite Roman pasta dish that is generally hard to find. It did not disappoint.
The food was amazing, we had a fabulous ...
The food was amazing, we had a fabulous meal. It's a dining experience. We were very happy that the kitchen is open later than most places and they will serve you dinner if you sit as late as 10:00 on a weeknight! The patio shuts down at 11:00 and you have to go inside. Overall an extremely pleasurable dining experience and we will go back again SOON!
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