Pizzeria Paradiso - Dupont Circle

BA SCORE
95
world-class

68 Ratings
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
Ratings:
68
Reviews:
34
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
4.4%
 
 
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 34
Reviews by malloyca:
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3.58/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

I would recommend this as a weekend lunch spot, before the Georgetown students get out of bed (or the library). The brick oven pizza is good -- I have never strayed from the one with anchovies and capers, but am told that the others are good, too. The menu is not too diverse, but that is not why I like this place. I like it because the beer menu is really a "book" that is very thick, very diverse and logically organized. If you know what you are in the mood for, you can find it quickly. If you are inclined to browse, the beer menu offers tasting notes to steer you in one direction or another. In addition to the large number of bottles (this is the place I first encountered Dogfish Head 120 minute IPA), they rotate draft beer selections and whoever is picking the kegs and casks knows what he or she is doing. Beer flights are also available, which is a good way to sample the wares before settling into a pint.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.89/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.84/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Emersonio
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Guppy314
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
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 +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of scxcrunner
4.45/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Mpontiakos
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of benzalman
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of DoubleJ
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
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 +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of stevoj
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
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 +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of DucksFan16
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of djhowell
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Sambo4
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of crc1935
4.79/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of duceswild
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of srletend
3.5/5  rDev -19%

Photo of mattmarka1
4.75/5  rDev +10%

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Pizzeria Paradiso - Dupont Circle in Washington, DC
4.32 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
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