Behind the Scenes

Paolo's Ristorante

"Pizza, Pasta and Pizzaz"

Phyllis C. Richman, Washington Post

Known for our pizza, loved for our pasta, and enjoyed for our pizzaz. Traditional Italian made California fresh, with mesmerizing aromas of fresh garlic, sauce simmering, vegetables grilling...All in full view of the open kitchen. That’s Paolo’s Georgetown, where we merge classic, traditional Italian, with fresh, modern “Californian” cuisine, focusing on flavor, and featuring an ever-changing menu of new tastes and fusions.

Paolo’s flagship location, in the heart of Georgetown in Washington, DC, opened in 1987 and quickly became known as the place to wine and dine for lunch, cocktails and dinner. Twenty-two years later, Paolo’s is still bustling with energy and excitement, where conversations are lively, and the offerings exceptional. Paolo’s offers an intimate yet lively dining experience for all, where guests are greeted and made to feel at home with our house-made breadsticks, and famous olive tapenade, a gift from our chef. Enjoy our signature house-made Frozen Bellini at the bar, on the patio, or by the fireplace, or enjoy our classic, tantalizing desserts, like our homemade Tiramisu.

We welcome you to join us for whatever the occasion calls for, for pizza, pasta, cocktails…and of course pizzaz!


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