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1303 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3311
+1 202-333-7353
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good37%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“breadsticks” (16 reviews)
“pizza” (43 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:30All hours
Pizza, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1303 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3311
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1 - 10 of 282 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

I visited this Italians restaurant for the first time with two girlfriends of mine. We went on a Wednesday night & it was still fairly busy. It was dim and intimate even. Pugh we were sat a middle isle table. Good food, good service. Patio...More

Thank Kelci P
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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 19 May 2017 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.

2  Thank dreamchaser2014
Reviewed 16 May 2017

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

6  Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 12 May 2017

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 9 May 2017

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
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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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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