Authentic. Rustic. Italian.

40 Pearl St. SW, Washington, DC 20024

about us

What We Do

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.

The Location

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.


The Main Menu

Authentic, rustic, Italian fare featuring a variety of small plates, house-made charcuteries, breads, cheeses and antipasti.



The Bar Menu

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.


What Our Customers Have to Say

If you love Italy and “la gioia di vivere”, then this is where you go for a great nite out...It’s “amore alla prima forchetta!”, meaning love at the first fork (of tonnarelli cacio e pepe that you must try!). Anything else is silence, great atmosphere, and they know how to treat you! Life is beautiful when you eat at Lupo Verde, and buon appetito!

Rossana Ciampi Longoni

Fresh pasta, lovely atmosphere, over 100 wines to choose from. What’s not to love?! Go here, eat here, be here. Small space, understand that things might take a minute, but put down your phone and be with your person. Or have a great conversation with the staff. Everyone is super open and friendly!

Clara Anne Bishop

I have had many Italian prepared dishes in my lifetime, coming from italian heritage myself, but I must tell you the food at Lupo Verde is delicious and prepared and plated to perfection! Top that off with the best cheeses and meats served by the best wait staff! Five stars all around! They make you feel like famiglia!

Lizzie Mollica


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