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Lupo Verde Osteria Palisades, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Lupo Verde Osteria Palisades

4.5
4.5
302 Reviews
$30 and under
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 lunch, brunch or 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, sauces and other imported Italian products. At lunch, a selection of house-made panini, salads, pastas and pizzas.
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 506-6683

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Juan Olivera

  • Catering

    Please email us: events@lupoverdedc.com

  • Private party facilities

    Please email us: events@lupoverdedc.com

  • Neighborhood

    Palisades Northwest

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Pasticceria

Please ask your server for flavors

  • Tiramisu'$14.00

    Tiramisu' cream, lady fingers,

    • Bomboloni$14.00

      Italian doughnuts, chocolate-hazelnut spread

      • Volcano al Cioccolato$14.00

        Dark chocolate lava cake,crème anglaise, fresh berries

        • Coppa del Nonno$14.00

          gelato, walnuts, nutella, cocoa powder

          • Masini$14.00

            Sponge cake, brandy fresh cream, caramelized sugar

            • Gelato & Sorbetto$10.00

              Flavors of The Day

              Last updated: February 1, 2022

              What 302 people are saying

              Overall ratings and reviews

              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

              4.5
              4.5 based on recent ratings
              • 4.5Food
              • 4.5Service
              • 4.6Ambience
              • 4.1Value

              NoiseModerate

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              1. LJ

                LindsayJ

                Washington DC

                11 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                11 reviews

                Dined 7 days ago

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Everything was delicious! Ambiance very fun. Service friendly & knowledgeable.

              2. S

                Sommelieragogo

                New York Area

                38 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                38 reviews

                Dined on May 17, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Terrific food and even better service with enthusiasm from the entire team!

              3. R

                Rlhbethesda

                Washington DC

                74 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                74 reviews

                Dined on May 12, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Terrific (!!!!) food. Gorgeous, delicious. From wine and appetizer through dessert, a perfect meal. Good outdoor space.

              4. N

                Nick

                Washington DC

                13 reviews

                2.0

                13 reviews

                Dined on May 8, 2022

                overall2food1service2ambience3

                A disappointing Mother's Day dinner. The fried artichokes appetizer came with a sauce that contained anchovies. The menu did not state that. I'm extremely allergic to fish, and it would have been nice to know BEFORE I ate it. The veal chop came medium well, even though I ordered it medium rare. And the meat was tough. $48 is a lot to pay for that. The shoestring onions that came with the dish were also tough and hard to chew. Would not recommend

              5. j

                janbull

                Washington DC

                15 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                15 reviews

                Dined on May 4, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Delicious food and great neighborhood restaurant

              6. ND

                NicinDC

                New York Area

                17 reviews

                vip
                2.0

                17 reviews

                Dined on April 30, 2022

                overall2food2service3ambience4

                The antipasto miso was good, the pizza was just short of raw. The lasagna was ok but tiny. Prices were outrageous for the quality of the food. We will not be going back. Lopo Verde on 14Th street is fantastic, but this place is not goo

              7. TT

                TallTales

                Washington DC

                75 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                75 reviews

                Dined on April 22, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Wonderful neighborhood restaurant with great service and food. We’re especially fond of the artichoke appetizer and the pasta bolognese (which we shared as an appetizer. I had the watermelon salad as my main course (FANTASTIC) and my companions had a veal chop and the branding. Prices have gone up, but we understand why. Highly recommend Lugo Verde Palisades!

              8. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Washington DC

                4 reviews

                5.0

                4 reviews

                Dined on April 20, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Get the artichokes!

              9. B

                Bobby

                Washington DC

                34 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                34 reviews

                Dined on April 19, 2022

                overall5food4service5ambience5

                Great spot for lunch. Good food, quiet.

              10. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Washington DC

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 17, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                After two long days of moving. We treated ourselves to the great food and friendly staff at Lupo. With Al Dante’s fall from consistency and quality since Roberto Donna’s departure, you will find an Italian cuisine haven at LV. In fact, the food is better than AD at its best.

              11. M

                Mclean

                Washington DC

                36 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                36 reviews

                Dined on April 16, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                First time at the restaurant and really had a lovely evening! Food and drinks were all terrific and the wait staff was attentive, but very understanding as we caught up with our dinner companions, being a bit slow to order. Will definitely be back!

              12. BV

                BobV

                Washington DC

                51 reviews

                vip
                2.0

                51 reviews

                Dined on April 10, 2022

                overall2food3service3ambience3

                Overall, this was a very disappointing experience. The waitress was very friendly and attentive, so that was nice. The hostess on the other hand was not very welcoming. We arrived early for our reservation and she told us we'd have to wait 20 minutes when there was a table open just a few feet away. Waitress intervened and got us seated. The food was good, but outrageously over-priced for what it was. A dish w 5 small shrimp and some average pasta was $35!! Even in these times of inflated food prices this was quite extreme. Sadly, it wasn't that good either. Bread was very tasty. Pet peeve: we had to ask repeatedly just to get ice water. Water was served in tiny glasses, and no ice. The place had a nice neighborhood vibe, and could be fun if we knew the folks, but given that we didn't, we were really treated like outsiders and prob won't be back at those prices.

              13. T

                Terguz

                Washington DC

                38 reviews

                vip
                4.0

                38 reviews

                Dined on April 9, 2022

                overall4food5service5ambience4

                The service was excellent and good very good; a little pricey but worth it

              14. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Washington DC

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 8, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Great place, incredible food

              15. RA

                RandA

                Washington DC

                4 reviews

                5.0

                4 reviews

                Dined on April 8, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience4

                Mixed seafood grill and endive salad was perfect for two to share.

              16. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Washington DC

                5 reviews

                5.0

                5 reviews

                Dined on March 22, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Fun and delicious. Get the artichokes.

              17. I

                Italophilia

                Washington DC

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on March 16, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                I really love this little restaurant. The pandemic was hard on it, so I hope a lot of people book tables and keep it busy! Lovely location with indoor and outdoor seating, a wide-ranging Italian menu, and a fun Italian vibe with some of the culture and music that feels fresher to me (more pop/classic, not so touristy). It's a gem in the neighborhood, and worth cherishing.

              18. N

                Nicole

                Washington DC

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on March 13, 2022

                overall4food5service5ambience5

                Fabulous food, service and ambiance. My only concern is the challenging accessibility with only steep stair entrance and limited hand railing.

              19. P

                Paul

                Washington DC

                1 review

                2.0

                1 review

                Dined on February 28, 2022

                overall2food2service3ambience2

                Disappointment from the start. We asked for a table for 4 and were told that there wasn't any available (while the GM of Lupo sat at a table for 4 by herself with her laptop and did whatever work she had). The restaurant was pretty empty at the time. We finally were seated near the front of the restaurant by our server who was very good and was the best part of our visit. The menu was extremely limited, even for a lunch menu. Our food was sub-par and didn't seem like it was cooked by someone who knows Italian food - imagine wood fired pizza with extremely raised dough and topped with cold ingredients straight from the refrigerator; our pasta that must have been boiled for 25 minutes and was extremely over cooked. The overall impression that we have is that Lupo really isn't trying.

              20. JG

                JillG

                New York Area

                4 reviews

                5.0

                4 reviews

                Dined on February 19, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Delicious food. Waiter was friendly and helpful. Great tasting gluten free pasta !

              21. EQ

                EmilQ

                New York Area

                2 reviews

                5.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on February 14, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                My husband and I went to DC for a long weekend for Vday and was in search of “the best Italian restaurant in DC” on google. We are soooo glad we decided to spend our vday dinner here. Food is excellent! Staff are very friendly! Overall experience was just amazing. Lupo Verde Osteria made our vacation memorable.

              22. S

                Susan

                Washington DC

                17 reviews

                vip
                4.0

                17 reviews

                Dined on February 11, 2022

                overall4food5service4ambience5

                Outstanding food! Charming but uneven service. Nice ambiance.

              23. DP

                DeniseP

                1 review

                2.0

                1 review

                Dined on January 24, 2022

                overall2food4service1ambience1

                The service was quite slow and very disjointed. I was very disappointed.

              24. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on January 21, 2022

                overall4food4service5ambience5

                It was nice to be out! Cute restaurant!

              25. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Washington DC

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on January 16, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                I appreciated that they were very COVID concerned, asking for my vaccination card with the staff being diligent about wearing face mask and the tables appropriately separated. Food was excellent as always along with the service. I can’t wait to go back!!

              26. b

                becksfranki

                Washington DC

                5 reviews

                5.0

                5 reviews

                Dined on January 7, 2022

                overall5food5service4ambience4

                I had a great time at Lupo Verde. Our server was very attentive and friendly. The burrata was incredible; it came with a very good side salad —and I usually ignore side salads. All of our mains were amazing. I had pasta with short ribs that melted in my mouth topped with creamy ricotta. My mother had the branzino fish and my sister had the gnocchi—-both were great. We ended the night with desserts. My pistachio cannolis were excellent. The ricotta was sweet and thick and they were topped with candied orange peel. SO GOOD. Highly recommend!

              27. S

                Stevierox

                Washington DC

                7 reviews

                vip
                4.0

                7 reviews

                Dined on December 30, 2021

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                Wonderful food and service!!

              28. P

                Percy

                Washington DC

                9 reviews

                vip
                4.0

                9 reviews

                Dined on December 19, 2021

                overall4food5service4ambience5

                Great atmosphere. Great food. Service a little slow.

              29. D

                Drummeral

                Washington DC

                26 reviews

                vip
                4.0

                26 reviews

                Dined on December 18, 2021

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                Good food, great service, nice atmosphere. Some dishes hit or miss. To owners, not every single dish has to be covered in cheese, seriously, skne restraint here. Pricey for what it is, but this is DC and the pandemic. A nice place for a good meal and break from all the hustle and bustle

              30. ML

                McLean

                Richmond

                8 reviews

                vip
                4.0

                8 reviews

                Dined on December 14, 2021

                overall4food4service5ambience4

                We were 3 and really enjoyed the meals. Definitely we will be back.

              31. C

                Casualdiner

                Washington DC

                18 reviews

                vip
                3.0

                18 reviews

                Dined on December 12, 2021

                overall3food3service4ambience3

                Nice restaurant, though it was a little chilly (we asked to be moved to a table nearer a heat source). The drinks were nice, nothing special. Food was good, though the lasagna was a bit cold and the other pasta dish was very cheesy. We!re glad we visited (nice staff) but we won’t be rushing back.

              32. BB

                BetsyB

                Washington DC

                15 reviews

                5.0

                15 reviews

                Dined on December 8, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Excellent and very special dinner! Exactly as we had hoped, we had an exceptional Italian dinner experience - best quality food, prepared beautifully in Italian style, and served in an uncrowded, pleasant Osteria - as like Italy as possible in DC. As expected we paid a bit more than we usually do for dinner for the two of us; the cost is absolutely appropriate for this delicious dinner.

              33. C

                Cristina

                Washington DC

                6 reviews

                vip
                4.0

                6 reviews

                Dined on December 5, 2021

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                Great service and excellent branzino. Were disappointed with the pizza, not bad but very doughy, that could be a matter of individual taste of course.

              34. b

                barb

                Washington DC

                15 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                15 reviews

                Dined on December 5, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                First time there. Great food, service and ambiance.

              35. MD

                MonicaD

                Philadelphia

                3 reviews

                vip
                3.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on December 4, 2021

                overall3food3service4ambience3

                People quite packed together and no vaccine checks or waiters wearing masks with rising Covid rates. Food was good but not for the cost. $33 eggplant parmigiana, that was on us for ordering it, but it wasn’t nearly good enough at that price. We partially ordered it just to see what was so magical, but there was no rabbit in the hat.

              36. CO

                COURTNEYB

                New England

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on December 2, 2021

                overall5food5service4ambience5

                What a quaint neighborhood restaurant! Very warm outside and very personal and cozy on the inside! Delicious salads and pasta!

              37. W

                Winifred

                Washington DC

                38 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                38 reviews

                Dined on December 1, 2021

                overall5food4service5ambience5

                Service was fabulous! We were at lunch for my husband's birthday - his son and daughter surprised him - they flew in from California to spend time with him and celebrate. Staff at the restaurant were just lovely in helping us to pull that off! Service was terrific. we enjoyed the food but it wasn't as amazing as the last time i was there. We will return.

              38. f

                foodsnob

                Washington DC

                7 reviews

                5.0

                7 reviews

                Dined on November 25, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Lupo Verde is a great small restaurant. Very cozy with excellent service and food. We had Thanksgiving dinner there and the turkey and dressing were outstanding: Italian but also very traditional American holiday. There were only a handful of diners mid afternoon but more arrived as the time grew later.

              39. A

                Andreah

                1 review

                1.0

                1 review

                Dined on November 25, 2021

                overall1food1service1ambience5

                I absolutely hate writing this review, because the place is adorable/charming, and makes a good drink. However we had quite a few mishaps that all went unnoticed by the server and management: 1. MISSING FOOD! TWO $30 entrees were missing their sides (Brussel sprouts and mashed potatoes). For Thanksgiving fare (with turkey), the mashed potatoes are key. When we asked the sever, deer in headlights. No apology, or asking us how to best handle it, instead 1 of the sides (NOT BOTH) were brought out at the END of the meal. 2. OVERCOOKED FOOD. The cheese on the lasagna was hard on both the top and the bottom. I suspect that #3 below is why. 3. LONG WAIT FOR FOOD..We waited 30 minutes for our food because the kitchen was over loaded with both to go and in restaurant orders. ****It was clear the to go orders were the priority as they were WAY behind on the to go orders. 4. The presented menu was different from what was online, missing a staple of the entire meal. Traditional Thanksgiving fare was stated online, which included Pumpkin pie, but then you don't have it? But still offer the American fare of turkey and ham? 5. The server was just all around horrible. Didn't know the menu, didn't know ingredients, and was not attentive. How did all this end? Us paying FULL PRICE, no apology or acknowledgement of the mistakes. We were given a lemonchello shot. Well... thank you, I think? BUT, if ATTENTION had been paid to your patrons, and asked how it could be made right... you would have known that two of the three of us can't drink much alcohol (1 drink to toast with, but my 86 year old parents can't drink shots). I really would like a refund of the meals. The toasting drinks were delicious and we should pay for those, but you should take care of the rest.

              40. C

                Cindy

                Baltimore

                12 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                12 reviews

                Dined on November 24, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Amazing restaurant! One of our favorites.

              FAQs

              Lupo Verde Osteria Palisades does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Lupo Verde Osteria Palisades also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 506-6683.

              Lupo Verde Osteria Palisades is rated 4.5 stars by 302 OpenTable diners.

              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

              Make a reservation

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              Google Map for Lupo Verde Osteria Palisades

              4814 Macarthur Blvd NW Washington, District of Columbia, DC 20007

              Additional information

              • Neighborhood

                Palisades Northwest

              • Hours of operation

                Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

              • Cuisines

                Italian

              • Dining style

                Casual Dining

              • Dress code

                Business Casual

              • Parking details

                Street Parking

              • Payment options

                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

              • Executive chef

                Juan Olivera

              • Additional

                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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