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Pizzeria Paradiso

June 10th, 2012 by kimly

Pizzeria Paradiso

Three Locations:

DUPONT CIRCLE – 2003 P Street NW, Washington DC (outside seating available in season)
[on the corner of 20th Street and P, NW – 1.5 blocks south of the North exit of the Dupont Circle Metro]

OLD TOWN – 124 King Street, Alexandria VA
[King Street between S. Lee and S. Union – ~1 mile from the King Street Metro – King Street Shuttle available]

GEORGETOWN – 3282 M Street NW, Washington DC
[M Street between Potomac and 33rd Street – 1 mile from the Foggy Bottom Metro]

I have been to all three, Dupont and King Street within the last few months. I was at the G’town location several years ago and remember a very good meal.

June 8, 2012 – no reservations, 5 people (reservations are accepted as I used one at the Dupont location on the evening of April 10, 2012)

I was out with friends on King Street and after happy hour we were looking for someplace to eat that wouldn’t break the bank. A few of us had dined at various locations so when they could take us without a wait we jumped at the chance. The restaurant is very family friendly; kids of all ages in carriages, using booster seats, on laps. Yet the noise level was not obtrusive. Staff was attentive without being overbearing.

They do not have a bread service but do provide a dish of mixed olives to nosh while waiting for the pies to be prepared. All ingredients are fresh; no canned mushrooms here and the mozzarella is fresh. Onions are sliced nice and thin and the pepperoni is from a stick, not sandwich sized.

Pizzas 12″ (8″ personal pies also available)

  • Bosco – Tomato, Mushrooms, Spinach, Red Onion, Mozzarella
  • Paradiso – Tomato, Mozzarella with Mushrooms and Pepperoni
  • House Special – Red Onion, Bacon, Strawberries, Pecans, Goat Cheese

One lonely slice was doggie bagged at night’s end. Although sounding odd, the strawberry/bacon/goat cheese combo was a hit


Each location has its own line up of brews on tap. We sampled two different Witbiers and an Ale for a total of 4 glasses.

Had a wonderful time and the pizzas are simply fantastic.

Total Cost: ~$85 plus ~$17 tip

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