1401 T St NW
Light pours in through the windows of Lupo Verde, a rustic, brick-lined restaurant that impresses with its Southern Italian dishes, particularly the antipasti menu, which includes beef carpaccio, fried artichokes with bagna càuda, and tuna tartare with fried capers and warm fennel cream. You could probably stop in every day for a month and try a different item from the cheese & salumi selection, too, which you'll want to pair with a glass of lambrusco. Stopping in for brunch? The morning menu has classics with an Italian twist, like poached eggs with scamorza cheese, salame toscano, prosciutto cotto, and leeks.