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1303 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3311
+1 202-333-7353
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good36%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“breadsticks” (18 reviews)
“pizza” (44 reviews)
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Pizza, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1303 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3311
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been to Paolo's a few times, mainly for happy hour because they have a very good dollar oyster happy hour. Went to dinner here recently, and it was pretty iffy on the food. They were out of a few standard appetizer options, and even...More

Thank jg325
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hostess was not the friendliest but our server was very nice. We sat outside where it was quieter. The ahi tuna tartare was fresh but was missing any kick to it. They sprinkled some wasabi peas, a nice touch, but they were not spicy...More

Thank Airsucker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like to write reviews when I love an experience but in this case, I am writing because I think they can do better. Sunday before Labor Day they were pretty empty around 4 but we waited 20 minutes for a table while being told...More

Thank laurenmcoletta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good. Service was excellent!! The staff was amazingly courteous and helpful! The restaurant is in a great location in Georgetown as well. I really must compliment the staff, we came in with a large group and they made our experience wonderful!

Thank JohnnyChicago1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose Paola's because it has been around for awhile and it has a reputation for having a lighter taste. Right away we were impressed by the olive tapenade that came with the breadsticks. It was light and delicious and not too salty. We immediately...More

Thank Yvonne C
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at this eatery in Georgetown. All the servers I encountered were friendly, and helpful. I had caesar salad, salmon with saffron sauce, followed by passionfruit sorbet. Everything was delicious - including the breadsticks and tapenade that is served as an...More

Thank elizalove2016
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Great location but food is not what you would anticipate in an Italian Restaurant. The taste is very generic, a lot of cheese on all dishes and unfriendly staff.

Thank gourmet173
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We were a little hesitant based on previous reviews but once we had the fresh, hot bread and dip and then the delicious starters (I had raw Tuna with Avo, seaweed - awesome); son gad calamari which wad delicious and wife had Eggplant - all...More

Thank PeterJU
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I'd recommend sitting in the bar side if you want an atmosphere. There are lots of options for vegetarians. Good deals on bottles of wine. The food was tasty.

Thank Chantelle E
Reviewed 22 June 2017

My office chose Paolo's for a team dinner. I had passed by it for 4 years but had never tried it. Not sure why I thought this might be a typical Georgetown restaurant that leverages it's location versus providing quality food. I was pleasantly surprised!...More

Thank Margaret M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1303 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3311
    (Wisconsin Ave. & N Street)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-333-7353
The very first Paolo's found its home in historic Georgetown in the 1980's, and has been a Georgetown staple ever since.

The bustling ristorante has become a corner fixture in this centuries old melting pot amongst politicians, travelers, shoppers and students.

Dine outside and watch the world go by, or sit inside and watch your pizza being prepared in our fabulous brick oven, and most of all - enjoy! Located in the heart of Georgetown, Paolo's serves fine Cal-Italian cuisine full of exciting pizzas and exquisite pastas.
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