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1303 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3311
+1 202-333-7353
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good35%
  • Average23%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“breadsticks” (17 reviews)
“pizza” (44 reviews)
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1303 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3311
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1 - 10 of 295 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 15 September 2017 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 5 September 2017

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 September 2017 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
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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