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Lupo Verde on 14th St., NW - Report

Steve | Jan 15, 201508:14 AM

Had a brief meal at this Italian place on 14th and T that has an extensive selection of salumi and cheese. All the tables downstairs are high tables with communal seating, but there are a few regular tables upstairs.

We had fried artichokes, cacio e pepe, and striglie (which is their version of spaghetti and meatballs with a lamb ragu.)

The artichokes are heavy with oil and not as satisfying as the version at Bibiana. The basil anchovy dipping sauce was fantasic, but added yet more oil.

I liked the cacio e pepe here more than at Fiola. But for me that is muted praise. It came out too salty, and was saved only by asking for a heavy dose of freshly ground pepper. The striglie was not nearly as salty, but still maybe with a heavy hand. Otherwise, it was a luscious dish, and both pastas showed off great skill. I'd consider going back to explore more, but I won't rush back.

Osteria Bibiana Enoteca,
Fiola,
Fiola Mare
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