Tony Foreman

Lupa, the replacement for Petit Louis in Columbia, will make you want to return

Lupa, the replacement for Petit Louis in Columbia, will make you want to return

It must count among the fastest makeovers in the business. Foreman Wolf Restaurant Group closed its Petit Louis Bistro in Columbia the first weekend in February and transformed it into the Rome-inspired trattoria Lupa in less than four weeks.

More impressive than the physical transformation — the interior exudes an inviting warmth from earthy tones and iron fixtures — is how well Lupa (“she-wolf” in Italian) already hums along at a smooth clip.

Sure, you expect this sort of professionalism from the team of Cindy Wolf and Tony Foreman, who are responsible for Charleston, Cinghiale, the original Petit Louis in Roland Park and others. But nothing is ever a sure bet in the...

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