Washington, D.C. can be a very tiring city to visit. After a full day out with the kids on our trip to the nations capitol, we were too tired to venture out for dinner. I didn’t want to order chain pizza, so instead I found Caviar, an online order and delivery system available in over a dozen cities nationwide.
After browsing the available restaurants in the area of our hotel, I decided to order a pizza from Pizzeria Paradiso, a local wood-burning pizza company with three locations. Pizzas are served in two sizes, nine inch and twelve inch, with a large variety of creations or you can make your own. Salads and a handful of sandwiches are also available.
My wife and I decided to split the Bosco with Paradiso tomato sauce, spinach, mozzarella, mushroom, and red onion ($19 for 12 inch). Their crust was perfectly dense and browned expertly. Toppings were plentiful and of the highest quality. This was a really good pizza and I felt that it was worth the somewhat high price tag. I would not hesitate to order from Pizzeria Paradiso again.
Pizzeria Paradiso | Washington, D.C.
Pizzeria Paradiso has three locations in the Washington, D.C. area; one around DuPont Circle, one in the Georgetown area, and one in Alexandria. I visited the one in the Georgetown area which was quite crowded even on a Wednesday night. We had only about a twenty minute wait though, and I was able to fill that time by checking out their vast beer selection in the downstairs bar. I then started with their bruschetta appetizer which was very good. And, finally, the pizza didn’t disappoint either. I had a margherita pizza, and I also sampled my wife’s pepperoni pizza (pictured below). I could taste the fresh incredients on both, and I particularly liked their somewhat spicy pepperoni. The pizza is wood-fired as you can see below, and their crust was slightly thicker than often seen in that variety but still fairly thin and cripsy. Pizzeria Paradiso is definitely a great place to enjoy Neopolitan-style pizza and great beer.
What I Ate: Margherita
Overall: Pizzeria Paradiso is located in Washington, DC. This restaurant received three and a half out of five stars rated by 471 reviewers. Pizzeria Paradiso does accept credit cards. They do not offer delivery and do not offer carryout. They do not have outdoor seating and does not accept reservations. They offer garage, street, and bike parking.
Food: Pizzeria Paradiso offers a variety of Italian cuisine. Many reviewers enjoyed the pizzas and sandwiches with a wide assortment of toppings offered at this restaurant. Most diners noted that they were happy with pricing stating that it is very reasonable compared to other establishments in the area. They do offer a full bar with happy hour.
Atmosphere: The atmosphere at Pizzeria Paradiso was noted to be casual and comfortable. It is good for groups and good for children. It has a average noise level and casual attire. Diners did note that the establishment is has a welcoming feel to it.
Service: The service at Pizzeria Paradiso was rated by many patrons as friendly and efficient. Most diners said that the service was relaxed and never rushed and that the servers were very attentive and helpful.