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Pizzeria Paradiso - Dupont Circle

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

34 Reviews
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
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 Ralphus:
Photo of Ralphus
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

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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 needMIbeer
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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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

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

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

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

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

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.35/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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Pizzeria Paradiso - Dupont Circle in Washington, DC
4.33 out of 5 based on 66 ratings.
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