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1303 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
202 333 7353
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Ranked #565 of 2,651 Restaurants in Washington DC
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Price range: $23 - $32
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:30 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Wisconsin Ave. & N Street
Description: 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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Germantown, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

In the heart of Georgetown I found this lovely gem of an Italian Restaurant. Fresh flowers and candle on every table. Beautiful atmosphere spoiled by the extremely loud music and poor acoustics otherwise this could be a very romantic dinner spot. The server was attentive and friendly. The chef hand delivered my entree with a big bright smile. I love... More

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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

After a long walk on the main street in lively Georgetown, we were happy to find Paolo's. The atmosphere was interesting, loud, lively, eclectic, etc. The server was attentive recommending appetizers but forgetting a few items. The food was excellent and came quickly, but overshadowed by the really, unpleasant bathrooms, ugh.

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Pune, India
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We chanced upon this restaurant while walking towards the Waterfront on Wisconsin Ave and decided to give it a try because it looked like a fairly popular place. We were seated in the outdoor area, where we were given the menu promptly and served with some bread sticks and dip. We ordered the Special for the evening - which was... More

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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Came upon this place while in DC for a conference and decided to go in because the menu looked ok and they had outdoor seating. Service was very good and food was very good. Three of us shared the Merquez flatbread and the mozzarella caprese, both things common to many restaurants and Paulo's did a very nice job with them.... More

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Houston, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stumbled upon this place and we loved it! We stumbled in door right at happy hour (my favorite)!!! The food, atmosphere and service was great! They had a great happy hour selection! We did not even have to order entree because happy hour food was so good we just ordered several items and shared! Drinks were great! Would highly... More

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Went recently during our vacation in the Nation's Capital. We were in the area and this restaurant seemed like a good idea. The hostess was nice and friendly. The waitress, Bella, seemed nice and friendly but told us that she was very tired. We asked her to recommend something and she told us the chicken was the most popular item... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had a very good lunch at Paolo's in Georgetown. The service was excellent and the salad greens were very fresh. Portions were generous.

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Creve Coeur, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It has taken us twenty plus years to return...The menu, food and service has not changed...great as ever. Brought back many great memories. We shall return sooner.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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117 reviews 117 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My son and I stopped in for dinner and it was delightful. The Service was great and the Chicken Milanese was so good! I highly recommend ordering it!!

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82 reviews 82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The restaurant is very noisey, so noisy in fact the server thought I said "seafood salad" when I had said "Caesar salad" didn't get what I wanted and did not want to send it back, my husband and I switched lunches. We were okay with it, and it was delicious, but will double check next time with my server whenever... More

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