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Aug
30
Lupo Verde

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#Happy #Labor #Day #weekend to everyone. We are ready to serve great #food and fabulous #drinks on our #patio. #Ciao and see you around.


Mar
18
First Look: Lupo Verde

Plaudits: None
Neighborhood: 14th Street/U Street

The Setup

The restaurant in question was Lupo Verde, the newest addition to the now blossoming 14th Street stretch. I was predisposed to dislike the place: the first time an Open Table miscommunication meant I had to move a six-person brunch last minute. Still, I owed Official Friend of DCWD HR Intern some catch up time and with the middle ground falling squarely at 14th and U, Lupo Verde seemed like a decent enough stop. The second strike was the restaurant's strict enforcement of a 5pm open time. Which isn't a complaint - this of course is their prerogative and the rules of the game - just an explanation of my mood having stood outside for 15 minutes in the cold before they let us in...


Mar
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Feb
24
Lupo Verde, District Fishwife, More Open

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1) 14th Street: After many delays, Lupo Verde opens tonight for dinner at 5 p.m.. This project comes from owners Med Lahlou and Antonio Matarazzo of Station 4, and is focused on bringing authentic Italian fare and plenty of take-out options to the neighborhood. Chefs Orlando Amaro and Domenico Apollaro have put together a menu with small plates, pastas, pizzas and traditional dishes. There's also a separate cheese counter, and a local bent to the ingredients. The space stretches over two stories, with multiple bars. Status: Opening tonight. 1401 T St. NW; website.

2) Georgetown: Speaking of Italian fare, Fiola Mare opened as expected Friday evening. This is the new seafood focused branch of Fabio Trabocchi's growing restaurant empire. The restaurant's menus are all now online. Status: Certified open. 3050 K St. NW; website.

3) Northeast: District Fishwife is largely a retail operation, but the market will offer a limited selection of prepared items. A fish and chips special debuted over the weekend such as fish and chips (one Eater reader is an early fan). The dish goes for $11.50. Status: Certified open. 1309 5th St. NE (at Union Market); website.


Feb
20
First Look: Lupo Verde on 14th Street Corridor

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For those paying attention, the opening of Lupo Verde, which was originally slated to open December 16, has been a long time coming. With permitting issues and all other obstacles safely out of the way (fingers crossed), the rustic Italian spot is now set to open Monday, serving wood-fired pizzas, housemade pastas and breads, whole roasted fish and small plates crafted by executive chef Orlando Amaro and chef de cuisine Domenico Apollaro.

Owners Med Lahlou and Antonio Matarazzo of the Lalou Group, who also operate Ulah Bistro, Tunnicliff’s Tavern and Station 4, say the menu will range from $8-$25 and will mostly highlight regional Italian cooking from Rome and southward. Their latest endeavor will boast two barrel-aged cocktails (a Negroni, naturally, and a hazelnut-Woodford Reserve mixture); three wines on draft (Pinot Grigio, Prosecco and Sangiovese); and five draft beers that will include local drafts. Cocktails will also employ housemade vermouth and aged liquors.

Lupo Verde will start by opening for dinner nightly from 5-11 PM, offering a late-night menu from 11 PM-2 AM Sunday through Thursday and from 11 PM-3 AM Friday and Saturday. Look for lunch and brunch to begin in March.

1401 T St. NW; 202-827-4752


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