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Washington, D.C. Restaurants

Pizzeria Paradiso

Updated 05/23/2014

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A trompe-l'oeil ceiling adds space and light to a simple interior at the ever-popular Pizzeria Paradiso, which has spinoff locations in Georgetown and suburban Alexandria, Virginia. The restaurant sticks to crowd-pleasing basics: pizzas, panini, salads, and desserts. Although the standard pizza is satisfying, you can enliven it with fresh buffalo mozzarella or unusual toppings such as potatoes, capers, and mussels. Gluten allergies are accommodated with special dough, available on request. Wines are well chosen and well priced. The intensely flavored gelato is a house specialty.

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2003 P St. NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20036, USA

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Updated 05/23/2014


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Nov 2, 2005

this place is amazing

It's amazing that a place that has been open this long, at least ten years, still tries so hard, as they have nice happy hour snacks, such as 1/2 pizzas, and have nice chefs who cook the food and talk to you at the bar at the same time. Love the food and the flavor of this place, as nothing is wrong.

By Sara

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Apr 3, 2003

American pizza

Many people had raved about this place, but I was not that impressed with the pizza. Ok the crust might have been quite thin but not like you would get in Italy. The cheese was strange and not at all like European mozzerella. The menu was pretty limited although you could decide on your own toppings. The price was reasnoble, but not what I can get back home in an authentic Italian restaurant

By lisa

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Jun 20, 2000

The best pizza in Washington -- too bad they don't deliver!

When my stomach starts rumbling, it frequently growls, "How about a prociutto & portobello mushroom pizza at Pizzeria Paradiso?" The superbly fresh mozzarella and perfectly-ripe tomato toppings are always judiciously applied, and the crust has that oven-browned smoky taste and lovely texture. Unfortunately the place almost always has a long wait -- but take-out is an option.

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