Tony Foreman and chef Cindy Wolf are pleased to present their newest restaurant, Lupa, a casual Roman trattoria located on Lake Kittamaqundi in Columbia, Maryland. Lupa, meaning she-wolf in Italian, has been transformed into the perfect neighborhood gathering spot.
“The freshly made pasta, pizza, and gelato now available at Lupa are inspired by the places I love in and near Rome. The new space is beautiful and open for family-style feasts, dining al fresco by the Lake, and gelato and cappuccinos to end your day,” says co-owner and Wine Director Tony Foreman.
Foreman, along with designer Katie Destefano, went about completely redesigning the former Petit Louis Bistro to create a warmer, more casual space. A new palette of terra cotta orange, merlot reds, and forest greens brings comfort within the walls. Custom, long farm tables and 60-inch iron light fixtures add a familiar Italian rusticity.
“Quality and elegance are trademarks of all of the Foreman Wolf restaurants and Lupa is no different. This is where happiness will be served,” says Destefano.
Executive Chef James Lewandowski, also the Executive Chef of Foreman Wolf’s Cinghiale restaurant and enoteca in downtown Harbor East, created a classic Roman menu with influences from Emilia-Romagna, Le Marche and Tuscany. Shareable antipasti open the menu while casual paninis and Roman style pizza will be available for lunch and dinner. The main feature of the menu will be the handmade pastas, made with all organic flours, produced fresh daily. “Making fresh pasta is a true labor of love and I can’t wait to share this with Columbia,” says chef Lewandowski. As for wine, Foreman created an accessible wine list for all price points. The list features mainly Central Italian wines plus some familiar American and French classics. Lupa will offer 20 wines by the glass.
Lastly, the companion space is now a gelateria where 20 gelatos and sorbettos, made in-house daily, will be available alongside Italian baked goods and full coffee service. New bar seating and communal tables make for the perfect setting for a sweet treat, carafe of delicious wine, or quick meeting place.