About Lupo Verde
Washington, DC 20009
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
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
U Street Metro
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wine
Send a Gift Card
Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.
Lupo Verde Ratings and Reviews
Upon arrival we were told that a number of items from the menu, including the entire beer list, was unavailable. This seemed surprising for 7:30 pm on a holiday weekend. The service was pleasant but exceptionally slow. We waited a long time for our drinks to arrive and then a long time for our dessert and bill to arrive. It wasn't clear why the service was slow -- the restaurant was busy but not overly so. The food was good, but it wasn't enough to make up for the service. I'm not sure we'll come again.
Pastas are solid-sauces very good. Flavorful salads. Pizza for app satisfying. Tiramisu was subpar. Sat in a two top next to a young couple on a date-too close for comfort (clearly more appropriate as a table for four). Service ranges from solid to a bit too laid back. Been several times. It's been good but not outstanding. Good for a crowd - won't break the bank. Love the neighborhood. It will likely be a while before we venture back though-trying to find the place we want to be regulars. But patio looks inviting so perhaps will return down the road.
Our first visit was on Thursday Feb 16,the day the many immigrants didn't show up for work to make an important point. So my evaluation of service (poor) may reflect that. Food was terrific and so I will repeat visit to judge under more usual circumstances. We had fried artichoke hearts -perfectly done and with a great sauce. Burrata cheese -very fresh- was sensational. Our main courses short ribs, fettuccini with rabbit ragu and squid ink pasta with seafood were all very well done and nine were routine preparations. Definitely a great addition to the 14th Street strip
My family and I had brunch at Lupo Verde for my birthday. While the food was good, our service was lacking. Our waiter was kind of rude and disinterested in us. Most of the time we were trying to grab him for coffee or water refills. When the food came out, it was almost lukewarm. There were only 6 of us and it wasn't that busy so there was really no excuse for that. I got the eggs benedict which was good and everyone else seemed to enjoy their meal but the service definitely took away from the experience. At the end we had to track down the server just to get the check. I would be hesitant to go back for a special occasion.
First time at Lupo Verde; we had dinner for party of three. Food overall was great from apps and pasta dishes. However, the service was awful. Waiter arrived after almost 8 mins after seating, and ask what we would like to order without a greeting or telling us of any specials; he poured olive oil and after asking for bread 3 times one of his helpers who dropped the apps went it got it for us; over poured our wine glasses as if he was rushing to empty the bottle; never asked if we needed anything or how the food was.
We would come again for the delicious food, but at all cost avoid the short ~40/50 yo male Italian olive complexion waiter.
The food was absolutely delicious. The cheese board, squid ink pasta, pear tart were all heavenly. Great cocktail selection and bar scenery.
What truly made our experience was our very friendly and helpful hostess. She waited on us for most of the evening. She made excellent recommendations.
The food was good, but not great, and the server was uninformed on the food and drink menu. We loved the ambiance and would come back for meat and cheese and wine again, but we would not order prepared dishes. There are too many excellent kitchens in DC to eat here.
This was our seventh time visiting the place. We were there the first time for drinks and the hostess was so hospitable that we decided to come back for dinner. Then we came back more and more time with different friends. Really charming restaurant with excellent pasta and main dishes, especially the duck. Very cozy top floor, a real gem on 14th Street..
We went for a business dinner with a group of 9 people...it was very enjoyable. Sharing a salumi and cheese board ( 5 each) at teh beginning set off the evening with a nice pace, then every person picked their individual main...great options are also to pick e.g. the pork belly from the appetizer menu and rappini and finocchio sides to create a main course. We shared 4 desserts in the end and the semifreddo was delightful.
Overall great evening, good food, good atmosphere.
Have been for brunch a few times and have been blown away by the food each time! While Italian may not be your typical brunch option, the food is spectacular and a nice change from your standard brunch fare (while still having some egg and French toast options for the less adventurous). This has become our staple for visiting friends, parents or just a nice lunch out. Highly recommended.
Met some friends from out of town and wanted to impress them with a good D.C. Restaurant-this restaurant did not disappoint. Everything we ate was fabulous and the service was wonderful-even the guy filling up our water was friendly and making us laugh :) I can't wait to go back:)
Warm. Inviting. Great service. Great food. Will go back. I didn't feel as though I was in a typical Washington DC expense account restaurant; Moti the waiter seemed to really care about our preferences and what would be best for our tastes. Just a delightful evening. I'd go weekly if I lived in the neighborhood!
Great cheese shop! We get a lot of cheese plates, so it was a nice surprise to find such attention to this selection. In short, they have their own internal "shop" and the staff are properly versed in the offerings. Nice cozy spot with quality food and service. Laid back, hip vibe. We enjoyed it and will be back.
We had wanted to try Lupo Verde for a while and it's sad that we didn't enjoy it.
First the server was almost non-existent and served people who were there after us before us.
The cocktails were overpriced and amounted to water with a splash of bourbon...we ordered manhattans
The pasta was decent but the portion wouldn't even be a lunch portion at any other restaurant.
Overall it's disappointing and I'd recommend Floriana if you want decent Italian food and great drinks.
We visited Lupo Verde a couple of nights ago and were a little disappointed. I made a reservation through open table, and when we arrived we were seated at a communal style table. I think it was the only one they have. Normally, I wouldn't mind, but this was a special occasion we were celebrating so I hoped for something a little more private. The service was very good, but the food was mediocre. I wish it tasted as good as it looked. We sent my first pasta dish (the seafood carbonara) back because it was bland and not as described at all and I didn't enjoy it. I replaced it with the ragu, which was also underwhelming. Our server was very good and the restaurant has a beautiful atmosphere, but the cuisine was not worth returning for.
Fabulous meal with friends - assisted by engaging, knowledgeable server (Anne Marie). Owner came to chat as well, on a busy Friday evening. All comfortable, accommodating and fun! Beautiful flavors and presentation of food. Portions were perfect and atmosphere was cheerful and casual. We're eager to return!
The food was good, and the atmosphere was good for the time I walked in with my friend. Probably because it was early in the evening on a Friday, it felt like the food was rushed out in order to keep the kitchen from being backed up. Still, I would recommend Lupo Verde as nice place to sit down and have a meal.
The very good food at very reasonable prices understandably draws a good crowd. But, the place is so congested you wonder if the Fire Marshall has been through lately. Prepare to be bumped a lot, even once seated. Aside from the snarky blonde at the hostess stand, service was outstanding (Ann Marie), the manager stopped by to say hello, and the place has a lot of charm. The overall rating takes a substantial hit from the overcrowded space, however; otherwise, there's a lot to like here.
One of the best restaurants in DC, Lupe Verde features house-made pasta and imported charcuterie. Our go-to dishes include the duck speck and artichoke flowers. They make some liquors in-house also, but the selection varies. There's usually a Fernet. Antonio makes this place run smoothly.
Convenient Italian style restaurant. Average range of dishes. Unusual or hard to find Italian wines. Excellent Mediterranean salad though overpriced for volume. For vegetarians the vegetable sides (Contorni) were very attractively priced and above average presentations. Broccoli raab was the best of the three. Rukola fritter's were fine and obviously not what you'd expect to find on a menu very often. Fennel was above average. Dining tables are essentialy on second floor with bar protruding on most of the room. Makes the tables adjacent narrow and the feeling overall of being cramped for both those at bar and those at the tables. Wait staff are extremely attentive until the place gets packed and then they take care of you as quickly as they can. They're champs for running up the stairs with your food from the first floor kitchen.
We were in town visiting and had Christmas dinner here. The restaurant is charming and cozy and the food is wonderful. I have always had great meals. Wonderful meat and cheese options for a plate, great vegetarian options and everything has been very well done. Always happy to eat at Lupo Verde
This was my second time to Lupo Verde and unfortunately, is was a bit disappointing. We were a family party of 6 for Christmas Eve and chose their prix fixed 'Festa de sette pesci' (Feast of 7 fishes) meal. The food overall was very good, (only 1 fish dish - octopus with chick peas, we unanimously did not like) but the time in between courses - 20-30 min, was too long. When our dessert came, we were never asked about coffee or after-dinner cordials, but admittedly, after 3 hrs we were ready to head home. The staff is friendly and accommodating, but we got the feeling, despite the early seating (6:45p) they were struggling to keep up. I'll go back again, their pasta's are excellent, but maybe not on a 'special' night.
We've been several times and fell in love with this restaurant. Most of the time the service is excellent but last night we had to repeatedly ask for bread and weren't provided with all the food we ordered. Since we usually have excellent service I would accept this as a problem with a particular server but would I believe in giving an accurate review so others can make their own decision.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.