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Pizzeria Paradiso - Dupont Circle

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Pizzeria Paradiso - Dupont CirclePizzeria Paradiso - Dupont Circle
BA SCORE
95
world-class

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

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Reviews: 33 | Visits: 59
Reviews by Sludgeman:
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4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Visited multiple times, always during lunch or late afternoon. Updated 12/5/14

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. They always have a Belgian or two on tap. 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). I highly recommend the spicy lamb on a pizza. - 4.7

V - $$$ - Food, but especially bottle beer, can be a bit over the top price wise. Best value is on tap beer (duh!) (1,532 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Barracudas
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)

Photo of needMIbeerinMD
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

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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

Photo of duceswild
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.