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1303 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3311
+1 202-333-7353
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good37%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“breadsticks” (15 reviews)
“pizza” (44 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 3 days ago

Had the Angelo Pizza for lunch and thought it was great. Service was a bit slow but the food was very nice.

Thank thefrequenttraveller
Reviewed 5 days ago

Yes, you heard it correctly! The dish I ordered came with a bone in chicken and when I cut into it, the blood oozed out! They did comped the meal and was apologetic! The few bites I had before I lost my appetite was not...More

Thank beans32
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always stop by Paolo's even if it's just for a glass of wine and an appetizer, it's a great place to people watch,and the staff is very friendly. We Ordered a drink and split the eggplant parmesan. which was definetly enough for lunch and...More

Thank Bornabrit
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Ok - location is good and food was alright. We had different staters and different mains and they were all alright. Just doesn’t reach good value.

Thank Jan L
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Let me preface this with we were in a large group but did reserve far in advance and had a limited menu. Food was to be ready upon arrival. It wasn’t! Kids enjoyed their pizza but I had the Chicken Parm along with many other...More

Thank dzwalters
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Great location for people watching but the poorest meal I have had in years. Both the chicken and veal appeared to be heavily, and I mean heavily breaded and deep fried. Meal served in about 3 minutes that confirmed no effort in preparation. Pasta sides...More

Thank Rich W
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

As tourists we were told that a visit to Washington wouldn't be complete without a sunday-brunch with mimosas. We looked on the internet for good places to go to. Paolo's was our choice and a very good one. As we arrived as the first guests...More

Thank Aniek G
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Cute location, but the good stops there. Poor service, cold food - not even the basics any good. Canned soup better than their minestrone. I think they figure most visitors are one & done - so no real incentive to get it right. Perhaps just...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Very expensive for the portions. I was not impressed with the food. Sangria was tasty and my shellfish overdone. There are far better options. Shout out to our server Shawn however, a fine young man who is very kind and helpful.

Thank 1RaiderFan
Reviewed 20 September 2017

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
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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 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
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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