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Pizzeria Paradiso - Georgetown

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Pizzeria Paradiso - GeorgetownPizzeria Paradiso - Georgetown
BA SCORE
96
world-class

112 Ratings
Ratings: 112
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: n/a
Taps: 16
Bottles: 200
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

3282 M St NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20007-3624
United States
phone: (202) 337-1245

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @eatyourpizza

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Reviews by Huhzubendah:
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4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

A cozy bar in Georgetown, located downstairs in Pizzeria Paradiso. Try to get there before the throng and get the comfortable seats near the fireplace. There is pretty limited seating capacity and it can fill up pretty quickly. The quality of service fluctuates, but mostly it has been very good. Birreria Paradiso often acquires some rare and incredible beers on tap. Their drafts have a high turnover rate, making it optimal for repeat visits. Happy hour is Tuesday and Wednesday from 5-7, where drafts are half price. They offer beer flights of 3 or 4 beers from the draft menu, enabling an appreciator to taste the gamut of what's on tap, should he/she so desire. The food is decent, but not awesome. This place is about beer. I highly recommend it. It's easily one of the best beer establishments in the greater D.C. area.

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4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.66/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

For CBC week I wanted a place to hang out that was close to the hotel in G'town that had a decent beer selection. This is on M street and 1 1/2 blocks from my pass out bed.

Medium sized pizzaria on ground floor. Popular place; a bit crowded on entry--people waiting for seats seem to always block the doors. Was told the bar up stairs was smaller than the one downstairs...so I high tailed it downstairs to see what they had.

By bigger, she obviously meant selection. The room seats maybe 50. Lower ceilings, bar seats 10. But the selection was quite nice. While Churchkey may have the upper hand on selection, the more "intimate" atmosphere here offers quicker and better service. Nice selection of bottles...some Cantillons, one-offs and Hill Farmstead among others. Tap selection was quite good, too. Found some Prarie (OK), Oxbow and FFF.

Service at the bar was great (didn't utilize a server). A bit pricey for the bottles, but happy hour allows for 1/2 price drafts. Done and done.

Was really overly satisfied with this place, for location and selection, but service and timeliness were perks.

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4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

This review is for the M street location. I happened to be in DC this week and saw that Paradiso was doing a Three Floyds/Elysian beer night. I used to get these beers in PA a long time ago. I was excited but worried it would be a shit show here. I arrived just after 9pm.

Pretty small spot. Low lights. 45 minute wait for a table for four for beers at 9pm. No problem for me. We put our name on a list. The girl who took our name was very nice. Polite and professional.

We walked to the bar and as we ordered beer two bar stools left so two of us stood and two sat. I took my name off the wait list. The bartender was really friendly and offered us great service. The FFF night I found out was going on at the downstairs bar. Our bartender had no issues getting us beer from downstairs. Zombie dust was kicked before we got there. Still managed to have three rounds of great beers with no issues. It was pretty quiet at the bar and not really crowded.

Tap selection was great for the FFF/Elysian event and there were 4 other taps at the upstairs bar. All I remember was Uinta Hop Notch was on tap. Many people drinking bottles. I did not look at the bottle list but did see FFF/ Blackheart among many others on display and in the cooler behind the bar. I did not see prices for these. I did see the bartender pour a few and they were poured in correct glassware and poured well.

No food was had but the pizza looked very good. I did look at the price and it was a bit expensive but it is DC.

The beers were all $6ea and most were 16oz except the back masking stout was a 12oz. Not sure why. I was expecting an $8 plus pint in DC and at this event.

I would stop by again if in the area. Very happy with the beer,service and the whole night.

EDIT...stopped here again March 2014. we ate and drank. Pizza was great. The dough is really good. Table service was really good. We did wait almost an hour for a four top at around 7pm on a Friday. Beer was a bit more money this time. Four of us ate and had 6 beers total and the check was just under $100 before tip.

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Pizzeria Paradiso - Georgetown in Washington, DC
96 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.