About Us

Menu Description

Authentic, rustic, Italian fare featuring a variety of small plates, house-made breads and pastas, antipasti, pizzas al tegamino and a selection of fresh meats and seafood, such as our  popular whole roasted fish, grilled sirloin steak and a premiere selection of cheeses and salumi. The daily specials are posted on the chalkboard.

Customers can purchase 70% of the restaurant's menu "to go" including 50 cheeses (five of which are made in-house while the rest are made from local farmers or imported from Italy) sold by the ounce, two house-made prosciuttos and several other house cured meats. Fresh and dried house-made pastas are available for purchase by the kilo, along with rustic house-made sauces and breads.

Capacity

An intimate 100-seat restaurant spread over two floors. The main level features a 15-seat bar of Carrara marble and hand-painted Italian tile and a 25-seat lounge. It also houses the Cheese Shop showcasing a variety of imported and house-made cheeses and salumi. Upstairs guests feel as though they stepped into a private residence with lofty ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, luxurious wall coverings, and substantial crown and base molding. Guests will find an intimate 10-seat marble bar, and 50 additional dining seats including a semi-private alcove. The cupola dining table, named the Sophia Loren, is also a focal point of the room seating groups of up to eight.

A gated, outdoor patio is also available during the spring and summer months (weather permitting) and  can accommodate up to 40 guests.

Wine List

A boutique wine list with 100 wines available by the bottle; 70% of the wines incorporate Italian grapes. Prices range from $22 to $350 by the bottle, with a majority of the selections available for under $100. Additionally, a number of wines are available by the glass for $6.

The restaurant has a selection of innovative cocktails, incorporating house-made vermouth and liquors made by aging fruit in oak barrels. It offers five beers and three wines on draft: Prosecco, Sangiovese and Pinot Grigio.

Name

Lupo Verde translates to "green wolf" in Italian, and comes from partner Antonio Matarazzo's home town Avellino, Italy

Patners/Owners

Med Lahlou and Antonio Matarazzo of the Lalou Group

Chef de Cuisine

Domenico Apollaro

Menu Prices

$8 to $25

Credit Cards

Master Card, American Express, Visa, and Discover

Wheelchair Access

Yes

Reservations

Walk-ins are always welcome. Reservations are accepted between 5-6 PM by calling the restaurant or via the Open Tablewebsite.  Large parties are encouraged to call the restaurant at least a week in advance.

Metro

Three blocks from the U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green Lines.

Parking

Street parking is available.