Lupo Verde - 14th St

4.6
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$30 and under
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Italian
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.
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MC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding from the minute we stepped inside. Food was also amazing.

CH
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and the service are both excellent, but the noise level makes communication across the table difficult.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a reservation to celebrate my mom’s birthday. They did an excellent job being attentive throughout the meal, everything we had to eat was absolutely delicious, and all reasonably priced. They even brought a complementary dessert to celebrate the occasion. I’ve consistently been impressed by Lupo Verde and now my mom is also a convert!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our third visit. The service continues to be great and the place is enchanting. The antipasti are consistently great, I would give them five stars. The pasta is good but gets a bit old after a while and servings are on the small side for the price.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot for a date or dinner with friends! Amazing service.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good but it didn’t live up to the hype and how difficult it usually is to get a reservation. I am willing to go back but am not shouting from the rooftops how good it is.

PF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Anniversary dinner. Food was excellent. Tables are too small and space is claustrophobicly tight. We barely fit into our space and we are skinny.

AD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great nye! Thank you!

H
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartender, Thomas and server, Jo were wonderful! We had a great time from the moment we walked in to have a drink at the bar, to the second floor for dining. A quaint little gem with delicious authentic italian food and picturesque ambiance.

RE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Service and food were quite good however it was extremely noisy. We were told this was unusual and due to a brunch party being held, but it resulted in us just wanting to finish the meal and leave ASAP as we could barely hear each other talk.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The tagliatelle ragu is quite possibly the best we’ve ever had

MC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice service, awesome food. A little pricy but you pay for what you got.

SK
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our visit. Service was attentive and the environment very warm and pleasant. Carpaccio was very flavorful and the burrata was creative and tasty. We all ordered the pasta sampler, because everything looked so good. It was a lovely early dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Five of us dined at Lupo Verde on Christmas Eve for their “Feast of the Seven Fishes” and were appalled. Particularly for a bill of over $700 (before tip) we never should have been made to feel unwelcome and rushed, but were from the moment our snarky server eventually made his way to our table. Dishes that should have been hot were lukewarm at best and (oddly) watery. Our server was downright obnoxious throughout the meal. We roasted throughout dinner until we cracked a window open. Courses were served before earlier ones were done, dishes weren’t regularly cleared, and the overall attitude as our food was pretty much slung at us was just gross. Management either needs to not serve on and near holidays, or be onsite to run the place like a professional restaurant. That’s the last time I’ll dine there. Huge fail.

ST
Hawaii
34 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

My husband and I had Christmas Eve dinner and we enter the front door the greeter was confused with our reservation at 600 pm because there were other couple having 630 reservations As we proceeded upstairs we we handed a prix fix menu $95 or ala carte We had the mussel with white wine which was sandy and cold. I had the grilled octopus chewy and tough The main course was linguine with clams and it came with 6 clams! The swordfish was flaky and dry but the scallop cook in perfection. We definitely did not have a good experience and best this a good for U street corridor customers. Lastly it very expensive hence would rather spend it on other Italian restaurants in DC

u
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall2food4service5ambience3

Have been loyal diners at Lupo Verde, but dinner there on 12/22/19 was a real disappointment. The first two wines we ordered (on the cheaper end of the menu) were out of stock, and we learned this happens often--forcing people to pay for a more expensive bottle. We all ordered affogatti for dessert, but instead of vanilla ice cream they used hazelnut without telling us. None of us particularly care for hazelnut.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal.

OT
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Very cool space and vibe. Perfect cozy brunch spot!

TC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Our disappointment was with the service and quality of food. We had gone there two years ago and remembered the service and food (some apps and pasta) to be delicious. We were seated at 8:30 and by 9:00 we had already been served our 2 apps and entrees. We both ordered the ragú and we’re shocked when it came out 4 minutes after we ordered it... It wasn’t even warm as a fresh dish should be and sauce was dry and bland. Really disappointed and bummed because we love the location and adorable romantic ambiance. Also, upsetting that we went to celebrate our engagement (in the notes when we made the reservation) and not once did they mention it 😔

l
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited restaurant on friend's recommendation after seeing Gay Men's Chorus of Washington's holiday show. The wait staff was awesome. The good was excellently prepared and well-priced. A short distance from the Lincoln and our car. Great ambiance and intimate setting.

OT
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is my second time at Lupo Verde and both visits were really good. The steak tartar is a must have. The pastas according to my colleague were also great. I had the sword fish which was awesome. Wine list is heavily Italian, reasonable and good. Overall, it’s excellent.

DD
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch - great service. Will come back next time we visit DC

T
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Having been a fan and patron since opening, we had not dined at Lupo for about one year. Our experience showed that some elements of the experience have changed. First, menu options have decreased and, to our surprise, Prosecco is not longer available. Our server suggested Brut as a “better” option. Strangely, one of the cocktails included Prosecco as a main ingredient. Second, our server was not conversant in Italian cuisine as all were trained during the early days. While we enjoyed our evening we gave considerable thought to reserving a table at their Palisades restaurant in hopes that standards are higher there. It’s clear oversight has been reduced since the owners have expanded their investment horizons elsewhere.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!! Can’t wait to come back!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine was overpriced

BL
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to visit when you are in Washington DC.
Great food, great service including excellent wine suggestion from the waiter and very nice setting.
Will definitely come here again next time I’m in the area.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great authentic place. The ambiance is perfect for special nights. The Gellato is delicious and the donut dessert is the icing on everything. Great Stff, the GM is awesome, very friendly.

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was great and happy. And the food was phenomenal loved the fried artichoke and the burrata.. also the handmade pesto pasta was lovely.. Thankyou

NA
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the special rabbit lasagna with truffles. Pricy but fantastic. I’ve eaten here about 7 times and have always had a great meal. Excellent service also makes the whole evening special.

J
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a job offer. Service and food and drinks were all amazing as always.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious I just wish the portion size was bigger! Still one of my favorite spots in DC

TM
Washington DC
117 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A splendid pre theatre spot. Our waiter and bartender kept an eye on us with excellent recommendations.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! All the homemade pasta was perfectly prepared. The flavors in the various dishes were very well balanced. The salumi app with panzanella was excellent. We are admitted food snobs but this experience exceeded expectations! We loved the setting in the townhouse with the exposed brick; a great rustic setting. The speciality cocktail was excellent and dessert out of this world!! The bill for 4 was just over $200, so not bad at all.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

There was large piece of hard plastic in my salad... and I bit into it! They brought me a new dish but was surprised the manager / wait staff didn’t knock something off my bill. Restaurant is too nice for that to fly.

EG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, very reminiscent of dining in Italy. My husband loved his pasta with the braised ribs and I the pasta sampler. Frequently we order grilled pulpo but Lupo Verde’s was the best we’ve had in the DC area. We live in Navy Yard and will make it across the city for another meal at your restaurant. Thanks for a lovely meal.

JM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Hmmm. Been coming here every other weekend for a while. Was my favorite brunch spot. The recent trip leaves me to think something is up...the food quality was slightly off and the bar tender / server was rude as hell. I always order the same exact dish and the last trip he told me my substitution was not possible. Okay great I’ve only order it every other weekend for 8 months. Fine...Hold the dam salad off my plate (allergic time arugula) and charge me an up charge for my substitution. I don’t care. Don’t come back and say it’s not allowed. It is most definitely allowed it’s just you don’t want to key it in. Not sure I want to return now. Rude. Just plain rude. My partners food (salad) was not even Dressed. The chicken parm was cold and the potatoes were clearly sitting under a heat lamp. Sad. Come on. I’m Italian...and my mother would slap you for your food quality.

JS
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We love Lupo Verde, but had never been there on a Saturday night before. What we encountered was poor service (for example, 25 minutes between being seated and taking our orders - and only after we flagged down the waiter) and — how do I put this — some quality control issues. Specifically, my wife found a one inch stone in her seafood pasta. Yes: a large rock.

The waiter brought the manager, who apologized and offered to bring her another entree — but I pointed out that she was 90% finished, and the rest of us had finished out entrees also. He then took her plate and walked away without saying anything else. We didn’t realize until after we asked for the check that he had taken her entree off the check, along with our coffees and one tiramisu.

So in the end we felt that his response was fair, his communication was mostly absent, and I imagine we will only go back to LV on quieter nights (because the food really is very, very good when there are no stones in it).

CG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came in on a Monday night because of a guest chef, Federica Continanza, from Italy. The food was fantastic and she was charming. Our waiter, Joe, was also terrific. I always enjoy Lupo but this was an especially good night.

C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A great place for brunch with friends or family! The food was delicious and the service was great as well. Would recommend the carbonara pasta. We went with the social brunch option, which was a lot of food!

JV
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a mistake on my reservation, but the were able to accommodate us with no problems. Food is always great, and the service impeccable!

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