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Pizzeria Paradiso

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Pizzeria ParadisoPizzeria Paradiso
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

24 Ratings
Ratings: 24
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.29%
Taps: 14
Bottles: 204
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

124 King St
Alexandria, Virginia, 22314-3208
United States
phone: (703) 837-1245

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @eatyourpizza

Notes:
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(Place added by: Thorpe429 on 10-26-2010)
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Reviews by Huhzubendah:
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.53/5  rDev -16.4%

I stopped in for lunch and a beer yesterday.

Located right in Old Town, Pizzeria Paradiso is an open and inviting space. The front of the restaurant has huge windows, creating a picturesque wintry scene upon which to gaze while enjoying a brew on a cold day.

When I mentioned that I was thinking about a stout, the server came back in less than a few minutes with two gratis samples of stouts from the draft list, which was very thoughtful.

The draft selection was decent enough. I was disappointed that their cask ale had run out. When I asked what the next cask would be, I was informed that there was no one currently working who could change the cask. I find this completely unacceptable. If you are employed as a bartender at an establishment that focuses on beer and always has a cask, you need to have the basic skills to change it out. Seriously...

My pizza was mediocre at best. Some of the other selections on the menu, like the antipasto, are much better than the pizza selections. The basil on my margherita pizza was scorched, which was a bummer. The crust just was not up to par, either.

The prices are OK, I suppose, though not great, but there wasn't really anything available on draft that I could get really excited about.

Regarding beer, the Old Town location is nowhere near as good as the Georgetown Pizzeria Paradiso.

Huhzubendah, Dec 24, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of bellbw
4/5  rDev -5.2%

bellbw, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of wisrarebeer
3.76/5  rDev -10.9%

I've been to Pizzeria Paradiso a number of times and always find something interesting on tap. In July 2014 the restaurant had July PA Festival with nearly all IPAs on tap out of 13 taps. Waitstaff are knowledgeable but seem a bit rushed during busier times. Nothing much to speak of for atmosphere and it can be quite load during evenings. Free small plate of olives for munching is different.

wisrarebeer, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of Scarney321
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Scarney321, Jul 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Uf0T0fU, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of SteveBrew
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

SteveBrew, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of Drinkstout
4.7/5  rDev +11.4%

I live in Alexandria and this is my go-to bar. What I like about Pizza Paradiso is their ever revolving tap selection. Other beer bars have standard year-round selections and rotate some of their taps. Paradiso rotates all of their taps so that each time I go, there is a completely different tap menu. They sometimes do themes depending on season or have tap takeovers.

Also very kid friendly if you want table service, and there is an expanded bar area where they have good happy hour specials.

I personally prefer this to other the Alexandria beer bar, Rustico, mainly because the food is better and also it is easier to get a seat and more conveniently located in the heart of Old Town (so I can walk/stumble home).

Drinkstout, Jun 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Saudereth, May 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

DavidHume, May 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

MattNelson, Nov 11, 2013
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Pizzeria Paradiso in Alexandria, VA
93 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.