First Look: Lupo Verde
emilycohen | ashleywright | Feb 19, 2014 | 11:30AM |

Photos By Emily Cohen

Words By Ashley Wright

We know that by now you’re probably in one of two camps: Either you never want to hear about another restaurant on 14th Street ever again or you’ve been camping out on 14th Street, credit card in hand, in order to try every single new restaurant that’s popped up there in the last year. (You ambitious bastard.) If you’re in the latter camp, rejoice – opening on February 20th, Lupo Verde is your next destination.

The latest concept from the Lalou Group (previously of Tunnicliff’s, Ulah Bistro, and Station 4), Lupo serves what owners Med Lahlou and Antonio Matarazzo call “authentic, rustic Italian fare” in a cozy 100-seat space. Think modern take on Mama’s kitchen: warm woods, Edison bulbs, brick walls, and Mason jars for your sparkling water. They’re also open late – 2AM on Sundays through Thursdays, 3AM on Friday and Saturday – so you can come here to regain some semblance of semi-sophistication after you spend the evening flailing wildly (your mother is the only one who calls the way you move to music “dancing”) around the floor at U Street Music Hall.

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Chef Orlando Amaro has created a menu of wood-fired pizzas and small plates featuring an impressive array of house-cured meats and house-dried pastas. If you want to whip up your own authentic Italian meal after you’ve been inspired by your dinner at Lupo, a 50-deep selection of house-made or imported Italian cheeses, house-dried pastas, house-made breads and sauces, and charcuterie are available for you to take home. For our kindred wino spirits: This place may be your new mecca. They have over 100 wines on their list, three wines on draft, and price points for everyone from the lowly college student to the connoisseur.

Now that we’re beginning to get the first hints of spring (don’t hate – today we got rain instead of snow and a high of 60 instead of 17), Lupo Verde’s cute patio will most likely be going onto this year’s spring/summer outdoor drinking guide. (Last year’s guide can be found here if you want to make yourself miserable by looking at all the places it’s currently still too cold to go. However, we do have a winter version of this guide that can be found here just in case you can’t wait to have an outdoor beverage.)

Lupo is a worthy addition to the 14th Street scene, and we’ll probably become regulars once it opens.

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