SW Waterfront development scores another DC celeb chef

WASHINGTON — Chef Med Lahlou will open a version of his popular 14th Street restaurant Lupo Verde at The Wharf development on D.C.’s Southwest Waterfront, joining other celebrity D.C. chefs staking out a claim at The Wharf.

Lupo Marino will be a 1,980-square-foot pizzeria with Italian street foods, led by executive chef and partner Matteo Venini and manager and partner Antonio Matarazzo. It will be located on Pearl Street, The Wharf’s cobblestoned music and entertainment district.

In addition to Lupo Verde, the French native restaurateur’s other D.C. restaurants include Tunnicliff’s, Ulah Bistro and Station 4.

Other celebrity D.C. chefs opening restaurants at The Wharf include Fabio Trabocchi, Mike Isabella and Nick Stefanelli.

Other additions to The Wharf announced this week include D.C. chocolatier Harper Macaw, high-end French furniture store Ligne Roset, clothing and home décor boutique A Beautiful Closet, a second location for Alexandria-based Patrick’s Fine Linens & Home Decor, BLINK Optical and Blush Med Skincare.

The new announcements bring the total number of retailers and restaurants, all of which are local companies, to nearly 50.

The $2.5-billion The Wharf development, which broke ground in 2014 and stretches 24 acres and a mile along the Southwest Waterfront, has its official grand opening Oct. 12.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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