Lupo Verde

In the Lupo

An Italian Spot with a Whole Room of Cheese

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14th Street. Might as well call it Little Italy these days.

Which gives us an idea: yup, pizza-and-pasta crawl.

And your crawl now has another stop. It’s a rustic spot called Lupo Verde, it’s in a former corner liquor store, and it’s opening February 20.

Sure, you could take a date here; they’ve got some choice tables for two. But really, this place is built for big groups—there’s communal tables by the windows on the first floor, another one looking into the glass-walled meat-and-cheese room. Upstairs, you’ll find a big round table under a giant chandelier and some lounge tables behind a curtain.

Anyway, start with a round of 27-day-barrel-aged Negronis, or maybe bourbon aged with hazelnuts. Or they make their own vermouth, if you’re looking for something... vermouth-y.

From there, it’s on to small pizzas topped with stuff like chicken livers or walnuts and honey. Maybe lamb shoulder with cheese and egg. Or maybe lasagna with prosciutto and mini meatballs.

Oh, and if you walk up to that meat-and-cheese room, you can get about 70% of the menu to go, including any of their 25 cheeses, 15 kinds of charcuterie and pastas by the kilo.

Kilo: it just sounds like a lot.

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Lupo Verde
1401 T St NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-827-4752
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