Scenic Lupo Marino opens on uneven footing at the Wharf

Jul 13, 2018 157

BY: Tom Sietsema

Another month, another new place to eat at the ever-expanding Wharf. The latest flavor is Italian, courtesy of restaurateur Med Lahlou, who aims to diversify his District portfolio, including the freshly minted Lupo Verde Osteria in the Palisades, by serving pizza and Italian street food at the appropriately named Lupo Marino.

Initial impression: Kudos to the designer, who pulls patrons in with a sea-blue palette, wooden trellises from which potted plants hang and an outsize photograph of Positano that dominates a wall and lends an alfresco feel to the dining room. Lahlou says he was aiming for a beach vibe; mission accomplished, a glance around the 75-seat interior reveals. Shelves of dried pasta, olive oil, beans and more await neighbors who drop by with home cooking in mind.

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