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1303 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3311
+1 202-333-7353
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good33%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“breadsticks” (16 reviews)
“pizza” (43 reviews)
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Pizza, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1303 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3311
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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...More

Thank Senior60+
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.

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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...More

Thank Bruce S
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...More

Thank Candice S
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...More

Thank Mikael_Habekost
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...More

Thank Peter N
Reviewed 12 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
Reviewed 7 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...More

Thank happigolacky
Reviewed 26 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
Reviewed 19 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
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
  • E-mail
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.