Pizzeria Paradiso - Dupont Circle

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Pizzeria Paradiso - Dupont CirclePizzeria Paradiso - Dupont Circle
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

2003 P St NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20036-5910
United States

(202) 223-1245 | map
www.eatyourpizza.com

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Added by Travlr on 08-31-2009

PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
66
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
4.39%
 
 
Taps:
12
Bottles/Cans:
180
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 34 | Ratings: 66
Reviews by Gavage:
Photo of Gavage
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

After hearing good things about this place, once my meetings in the Dupont Circle area ended I headed over for a pint or two. Very neat and clean exterior, and it continues inside. Bright from all the windows, old rustic brick, and loads of light colored wood make this place feel comfortable. Open kitchen in the back, and there was an outdoor seating area.

The bar is small as it can seat about 10. There is a beer list on the wall and on menus. There are about 5 well stocked refridgerators behind the bar allowing you to see all the selections too. There were 12 drafts covering many styles. Anchor Bock, La Chouffe, Hitachino Red Rice Ale, Rabid Duck, Mahajara, Breckenridge 471 IPA, and Stillwater Debutante names a few. The beers were fresh that I had.

Service was prompt and knowledgable. Price were a bit pricey but not overly so for the area. Since i had lunch a bit earlier I was not hungry, but the pizzas did look very good. Overall this was a very pleasant experience.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Emersonio
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Guppy314
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

This is a really comfortable place for Pizza & a wide beer selection -- perfect for dads taking their kids on Father's Day. My 9" ATOMICA pizza was nicely spicy and delicious. Their multi-page beer menu (+ 12 draft beers) is sizable and both my beers were excellent, but the first beer I ordered "wasn't available" ... so I can't testify that they actually have all they claim. But will definitely return.

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Photo of deereless
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of scxcrunner
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Mpontiakos
4.64/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of benzalman
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Barracudas
4/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of DoubleJ
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of needMIbeerinMD
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of stevoj
4.46/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of whitenads
4.33/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of DucksFan16
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of djhowell
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Sambo4
4.59/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of crc1935
4.79/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of duceswild
4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of srletend
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of mattmarka1
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of TNeedles
4/5  rDev -7.6%

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Pizzeria Paradiso - Dupont Circle in Washington, DC
95 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.
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