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1303 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3311 (Wisconsin Ave. & N Street)
+1 202-333-7353
11:30 - 00:30
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Sun 11:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:30
Fri 11:30 - 00:30
Sat 11:00 - 00:30
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Seven of us enjoyed dinner at Paolo's recently. We had mixed opinions regarding our entrees. The Saffron Salmon received excellent reviews from two members of our party. The huge Lamb Shank was well received by one person. He took some of it home. I was not all that crazy about my Seafood Risotto. I received one shrimp, three small mussels... More 

Thank Senior60+
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard a lot about this restuarant; stepped in when we saw it. Overated - place had a certain smell, food was not great. Disappointing.

1 Thank dreamchaser2014
Manalapan, New Jersey, United States
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111 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfort is paramount. Who is the genius who picked the most uncomfortable chairs in the galaxy to dine on. Maybe if you're a kid but for an adult OMG! Prices are moderate, the atmosphere fine. The wine by the glass was disliked by all and the cocktails weak. Please add some gin to my tonic! Mixed reviews on food and... More 

2 Thank Bruce S
San Tan Valley, Arizona
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sometimes when you're hot and thirsty and pick a place just to sit down, you don't expect much. But that's when the best surprises come! Paolo's was one of those nice surprises. The service was excellent. After quickly chugging our way through two iced tea and soda refills, we were presented with their table bread basket, which was a truly... More 

Thank Candice S
Copenhagen, Denmark
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Georgetown on its own is wonderful, but sitting outside at Paolo's in the evening spring sun definitely added to it. Such a nice experience. Staff is super friendly, smily and welcoming. Food was delicious (-and worth the waiting). The complimentary breadsticks are not something you want to say no to!

Thank Mikael_Habekost
New York City, New York
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We were a very large group (17)...which made us difficult to deal with. Although we had a reservation, we had to split into two groups to be accommodated, which made conversation difficult. Mixed reviews on the food...some like it, some felt a little bland. Service was very good.

Thank Peter N
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120 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Nice diner with family. The service was quick and nice with us. Good food and tasty. Location is great after shopping day.

Thank Tachermoyen
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

My wife and I treated our niece to an early dinner at Paolo's Ristorante. Traditionally designed restaurant with doors leading to the patio for an al fresco experience. In a nice Sunday afternoon, this is an ideal place to hang out for dinner. We ordered fried Calamari which I say one the best I had experience. Crunchy outside, soft and... More 

Thank happigolacky
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135 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We dined here with 16 people. Very accommodating and efficient service. It was an excellent meal. We had everything from pizza to salads. All great.

Thank Leslie O
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Enjoyed a few glasses of wine and mid afternoon appetizers. Nice terrace and good d service, amazing crab dip!

Thank Emma66483

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$32
Pizza, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?