Lupo Verde Osteria Palisades

4.6
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150 reviews
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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. Six house-made pastas, and four entrée selections including whole roasted fish and a premiere selection of meats are available during dinner.
Fresh and dried house-made pastas are also available for purchase by weight in the market, along with freshly baked bread, jams, olive oils, pastries, sauces and other imported Italian products. At lunch, a selection of house-made paninis, salads, pastas and Roman-style.
A Chef's Table is also available for special events. The Chef creates a special coursed prix-fixe just for your event. Must be booked a week prior.

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KimberlyL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently good, wonderful neighborhood restaurant.

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vipKate
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lupo Verde Osteria Palisades is a great place for lunch or dinner. The food is wonderfully delicious and moderately priced for the quality. The service is friendly and met my needs, but I will keep going back because of the great atmosphere and food.

One note: at the end of the night, we ordered a dessert to go and they graciously packaged it up to be eaten at home. Each part of the dessert was packaged separately and still tasted delicious the following day.

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vipDLinVA
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We were there for our friend’s birthday and were seated next to a party of maybe 9-10 people that were so loud I couldn’t hear my friend across the table. Sound just echoed of the fireplace I guess. Food was not worth the money, my New York strip was so tough even with the steak knife it needed serious sawing, and I ordered medium rare. The cocktail I ordered specifically said with blackberries, they forgot the blackberries. My friend ordered the spaghetti and she said even if al dente was the goal the spaghetti was too stiff and the sauce bland.

The restaurant is cute, but not worth going back to for almost $100 for one person.

The only redeeming part of the meal was dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Our favorite neighborhood Italian. Slowing trying all the pasta dishes with each visit and loving them all.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing , food is outstanding . Service is impeccable. I felt at home , enzo was amazing!
From the second I walked in , Angelo made me feel very welcomed . I will be coming back to try more dishes on menu .

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ElpidaA
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite!! Couldn’t wait to try some new items on the menu! The lasagna was delicious - a huge piece baked in a mini skillet that I almost couldn’t finish but it was so scrumptious I had to! My cousin enjoys the Bolognese dish - again, a large portion considering they are typically small plates here for sharing. The tartufo Nero was small yet perfect to share as a sweet treat! Our server was very attentive and the service was great! Will keep coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always outstanding food in a cozy and intimate atmosphere. Great for date night!

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vipTBfordinner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mangement of Lupe Verde has been able to blend good food, great wines and outstanding service. We have been at the restaurant for casual lunches and specials family dinners. The blend of excellence is consistent. Angelo and his team make every meal special.

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Metin
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I dined here this past Saturday night for our Valentine's dinner. We each had the lamb shank and it was fantastic. Our waiter explained the Valentine's special menu to us and was on top of things throughout the meal. We will definitely be back to try the rest of the menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I spent Valentine’s Day here and enjoyed their v-day prix fixe menu. It was divine. The service was incredible and the owner gave us flowers upon our departure. I would wholeheartedly recommend this gem of a restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the romantic ambiance at Lupo Verde Palisades. Our waiter was so attentive and super friendly. We had the cacio e peppe and panna cotta caramello and both were divine! All the dishes were delicious. Very fresh and love the Italian authenticity of their meals. It was the perfect Valentine dinner date night. Overall our experience was very pleasant and we will be coming back very soon! :))))

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place so much- the food, the service, the experience. All awesome.

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vipFeliciaB
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Molto Bene ❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic, clean Italian food with gluten free and vegan options. Service is impeccable, great gem hidden in the Palisades

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EllenV
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We have been here many times, but were extremely disappointed. The menu has changed, gotten increasingly expensive, and the food was just not great. One guest asked for Cioppino with no squid or octupus, and the server told him there was never squid in it and she would request no octopus. It came loaded with squid and octopus. They took it back, took a very long time to replace it, so much so that he tried to just cancel the dinner. Everyone else had finished when it finally came. They said there would be no charge, because it was hardly cioppino -- six mussels and one shrimp in a thin broth. Not good, not a meal (though listed as an entree), and very disappointing. The whole meal was off in some way, and it will be a while before we go back here. Sorry to say because it's a pretty place, the pasta is decent, but it should have a more neighborhoody vibe with lower prices to match.

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vipRichardS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ray our waiter is fabulous as is the manager. Neighborhood favorite!

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vipFoodieMom
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious! From the starter salads to the Dover sole special to the pastas. Our party of four all enjoyed our meals and will definitely come again. I liked that there was something for every palate without being a big menu. Every dish was prepared with care. The servers were all very accommodating and professional. The restaurant is intimate and lovely. Note that the sound level is a bit high but it didn’t affect our wonderful meal.

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vipjin49
Washington DC
82 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent waitstaff had a whole grilled Dover sole that was exceptional

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viphyyyy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Pretty good. Enjoyed it.


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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small menu - outstanding quality. The fried artichokes (whole) and the squid/octopus (on white bean pure) dishes showed the mastery of the kitchen. The risotto was sublime. Branzino was crispy at skin side and deliciously moist - perfection!

That the chef is on top of his metier was proven by a last minute request for an Italian staple - cacio e pepe: as it was late, the kitchen was out of pasta and whipped up freshly made spaghetti. The waiter advised accordingly, explaining the delay. Then within minutes the steaming plate arrived - and the two young men, hungry after a won basket ball game, dug in and feasted on a treat.

To round out the experience, it should be noted that making reservation, arriving (with one person more than reserved) and being served were all pleasant - super friendly staff made us welcome.

We’ll be back soon, for the set Valentine’s Day dinner, we hope.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous al dente meatless noodles dish.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overpriced for what it was. Small portions. Good service. Quiet ambiance. Not for children and loud talkers.

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Genugshoyn
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always, the food was excellent, the ambience, dark and relaxing and the service quite good. It seems that whenever we go out, we go there. And that should say it all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This boutique restaurant is full of surprises w delicious dishes & to tie for dessert! Highly recommend it & two thumbs up!

BJ
vipBarbJ
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our brunch which was very tasty and service was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good time. The food, service and the ambiance is excellent. It is a bit pricey. We will go again and I recommend it for my friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We had a waitress who constantly tried to upsell—-the wine, the appetizers, the choice of entrees. We understood that and could counter it but what annoyed us most was that all through our meal, she kept interrupting our conversation to sell us more or to wipe down our table. For a table of four out for an evening in our neighborhood, this was beyond annoying. We will not come back unless Black Salt can’t take us or unless the manager can assure us that this waitress gets better training. The restaurant is too expensive to have a third-rate waitress wrecking its reputation.

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vipSuelemu
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely spot for a quiet brunch, food was delicious!

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vipMichelleR
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect!

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vipjrock
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love this restaurant- lovely servers, delicious food, and fun ambiance and convenient .. so nice not to drive downtown and also deal
With crazy parking.. my friend an I always share the fish served table side! We pretend we are on some Mediterranean exotic beach where they serve the whole fish and debone for you right next to you! The flavour is light and just right. Thank you for letting us escape Lupo verde !

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vipAndy
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As indicated, we really enjoyed ourselves. When the couple who were to join us were late (they went to the other Lupo by mistake) and were at least 45 minutes late) management was kind enough to allow us to enjoy our meal, with no pressure whatsoever, to hurry even though they were busy!

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vipAKR5360
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience in terms of food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just tried this neighborhood gem Sun. night after hearing about it from friends. Loved it. The server was engaging with great recommendations. We split the whole fish (sea bass, cut and deboned tale side) and an order of carbonara. Will definitely be back to try all the pastas.

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Babs
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The best Italian food I have had since I was in Italy. Delicious and authentic. Do not pass this up.

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JoanT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a wonderful time at this restaurant every time we go. Fantastic food, wonderful service, lovely space.

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vipMichelleR
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5