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Pizzeria Paradiso - Dupont Circle

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BA SCORE
95
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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
www.eatyourpizza.com

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Added by Travlr on 08-31-2009

PLACE STATS
Place 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 Sludgeman:
Photo of Sludgeman
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
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!)

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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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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%

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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%

Photo of TNeedles
4/5  rDev -7.6%

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Pizzeria Paradiso - Dupont Circle in Washington, DC
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