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Pizzeria Paradiso - Dupont Circle

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Pizzeria Paradiso - Dupont CirclePizzeria Paradiso - Dupont Circle

33 Reviews
Reviews: 33
Visits: 59
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: 180
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

2003 P St NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20036-5910
United States
phone: (202) 223-1245

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @eatyourpizza

Place added by: Travlr on 08-31-2009

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Reviews: 33 | Visits: 59
Reviews by Ralphus:
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4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I was visiting DC and decided to stay in Dupont Circle after researching a number of areas and phoning a hotel finding service and explaining that I was looking for close proximity to metro, restaurants and beer establishments. Pizza Paradiso was just a block away from Dupont Circle so had to be checked out.

I showed up at 6pm at their new location and it was already busy. Some people were waiting in the front but because I was a single I knew I could jump in at the bar or grab a table outside. I chose the latter and sat under a warm patio heater.

They had 12 interesting beers on tap, all in the 6-9 dollar range which was very reasonable. I settled on a saison and ordered my meal of pizza. The food was good and the service was top notch. I stayed for four beers and all were served promptly, with excellent pours and with solid understanding of craft beer. My last beer was a stout and because they didn't have it on the cooler, was put on ice until it was ready and then given to me for free! Top notch. The atmoshere was relaxed and had an easy feel as well. Clientelle were polite middle class people looking for good beer, great service and a clean location.

The next day it was clear and sunny. A nice fall day and when I walked past at 2pm the place was packed. People inside and out enjoying good beer.

Highly recommended and definitely popular with the local crowd. (1,388 characters)

More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of DoubleJ
4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Pizza and beer is as American as Washinton DC, and what better way to enjoy my first lunch in the District of Columbia in 15 years than pizza and beer? It took me and my brother less than 20 minutes to walk here from the White House, and when we made it, I was ready for a beer or two.

Luckily, Pizzeria Paradiso does that beer thing well. Sitting in a small, rustic interior, and a small bar area where the two of us grabbed seats, the draft menu is easy to spot and mixes in some intriguing options. Freigeist, Del Borgo, Founders, DC Brau, Atlas, and Port City were among the drafts, plus a cask offering, and if that isn't enough, somewhere around 200 bottles and offering brands like Alvine, Against the Grain, Grimm, Omnipollo, Brewers' Art, La Cotta, and Hanssens. Pairing with the beer is a wide arsenal of beer glassware, an underappreciated art stateside.

The focaccia we had came out quick and got me in craving our custom pepperoni, sausage, and garlic pizza. Both of us found the pizza to be excellent. Having food come out quick as well as quick and knowledgeable drink service at the bar got my respect for Pizzeria Paradiso. After two beer, pizza, and focaccia, it was a long yet happy walk south to the Lincoln Memorial. It was worth the extended walk. (1,273 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of stevoj
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Great bottle list, a bit pricey, but highest quality. good selection of taps topped off with happy hour pricing. Pizza was wonderful, Must stop if in the area. (159 characters)

Photo of whitenads
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of DucksFan16
4.04/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of djhowell
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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4.59/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

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4.79/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

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4.11/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.35/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of atigerlife
4.58/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Stopped in for a quick bite to eat and some good beer on a weekday. Sat at the bar.

Clean and upscale setting. Nothing pretentious, just nicely done. Good music. When I sat down they gave a small bowl of fancy olives. Quite tasty. Nice touch.

Bartender was attentive and knowledgeable. Not overly friendly, but that was fine.

I ordered a pizza. It came quite quickly. Very tasty.

Star of this show is the beer [as it should be]. Bottled beer menu is about 12 pages. Also had about 12 beers on tap. 1 cask ale was available, which is always impressive.

Overall, a very nice place to stop in for a bite to eat and some good beer. (635 characters)

Photo of metter98
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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Pizzeria Paradiso - Dupont Circle in Washington, DC
95 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.