Pizzeria Paradiso - Dupont Circle
Taps: 12 / Bottles: 180
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 31 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Sludgeman:
District of Columbia
4.18/5 rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Visited multiple times, always during lunch or late afternoon, with the latest being the one upon which this review is primarily based.
Overall a great place to drink beer, talk, work, eat. AVOID the front area in the afternoon as the sun shining in through the window is either very hot (summer) or just blinding (year round).
A - Great atmosphere for eating, talking, drinking casually, even "doing work." I quite often have a long lunch and read my journal articles. Clean, open, bright but not too much, can be a bit crowded table wise. Could definitely use a bigger bar. - 4.5
Q - Kegs rotate constantly. Not so sure about the bottles. They serve the beer in the appropriate glasses. - 4.25
Ser - Good service. A bar order can sometimes be a bit slow to the table. Appropriately attentive. - 4
Sel - The tap list is hit or miss. Go online either at their website or Beer Menus to get the latest - but not always up to date. Typically some good stuff on tap with the selection sometimes being over the top outstanding - just depends. Bottle list is extensive, but I ding them her for not having the Stone - Lucky Bastard when I ordered it (but still on the menu). - 4
F - Excellent food. The salads and pizzas are great. Somewhat limited menu. Though not advertised on the menu, ask for meat (look at the pizza menu) on your salad (if that is something you would like). - 4.5
V - $$$ - Food, but especially bottle beer ,can be a bit over the top price wise. Best value is on tap beer (duh!)
12-27-2013 20:05:56 | More by Sludgeman
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4.58/5 rDev +4.8%
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.
05-12-2014 03:01:25 | More by atigerlife
Pizzeria Paradiso - Dupont Circle in Washington, DC
96 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.