Pizzeria Paradiso Restaurants

Pizzeria Paradiso

Pizza Place, Italian Restaurant, and Bar · Northwest Washington
2003 P St NW (at 20th St. NW), Washington, D.C. 20036, United States
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • Noon–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

We opened Pizzeria Paradiso so we could make the kind of pizza where the crust was the most important part. We started with a wood-burning oven. We also wanted our guests to feel like they were being treated to the comfort of home, so we placed the oven at the heart of the restaurant.


Based on 323 votes

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    Isa L.
    "The Paradiso salad + Atomica pizza = perfection!"(9 Tips)
    Fitness F.
    "Great selection of beer & wine, with very delectable food."(15 Tips)
    Kevin B.
    "Try the Genovese (potato, pesto, parmesan) with pepperoni,..."(2 Tips)
    Trish T.
    "gluten free crust"(5 Tips)
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  • pizza
  • atomica
  • beer
  • genovese
  • vegetarian food
  • lively
  • authentic
  • happy hour
  • good for dates
  • cozy
  • wine
  • lamb sandwich
  • bruschetta
  • casual
  • great value
  • espresso
  • calzones
  • mussels
  • family-friendly
  • potatoes
  • Norie W.

    Good authentic pizza and awesome beer list.

    Norie Wright · 1 week ago
  • Isa L.

    So disappointed they don't allow dogs in the patio 😟💔🐶

    Isa Lara · September 7
  • Marta A.

    Buenisimas las pizzas, la cerveza y los 2 tiramisus!!

    Marta Alegret · August 19
  • Lorenzo G.

    Locale consigliato per chi è in cerca di una buona pizza anche all'estero. Personale gentilissimo e buon cibo. Piccola pecca è il non poter prenotare per telefono e si rischia di dover aspettare.

    Lorenzo Guerra · August 11
  • Kaz K.

    Great place for groups. Staff is extremely accommodating.

    Kaz K. · June 21
  • Glenn C.

    Great artisan wood fired pizza and antipasti...and a 14 page beer/cider/mead list

    Glenn Cochran · June 18
  • Sofia P.

    Delicious pizza. Get the Siciliana and add some prosciutto

  • Eliza G.

    Happy hour is absolutely worth it! Be there before 6 pm and enjoy pizza and drafts by half price

    Eliza Galo · May 4
  • Fitness F.

    Great selection of beer & wine, with very delectable food. Service was very attentive.

    Fitness First · April 17
  • Rachel

    Huge beer menu with several craft beers! Lots of specialty pizzas too

    Rachel · April 15
  • Didi M.

    Order the whole wheat crust pizza.

    Didi Marie · April 7
  • Kiara M.

    Prices are a bit on the higher side than your typical pizza place but the food is worth it.

    Kiara Murillo · February 16
  • Adrianna T.

    Bottarga is very good. Great beer list.

    Adrianna Tan · December 23, 2014
  • Brkgny

    Pizzalar lezzetli gorgonzola peynirli olan farkli lezzet oneririm. Ayrica brusschetta nin ekmegi cok basarili... Tiramisu ise yaramaz

    Brkgny · November 26, 2014
  • Cheeky M.

    Great beer selection and service. Good for gluten free pizza and beer.

    Cheeky McBumface · November 20, 2014
  • Gluten Free GRL

    As a gluten free celiac, I was not impressed with their gluten free crust. It is dense, thick, soggy and tastes more like an unleavened chickpea flatbread. At $17, I would go somewhere else.

    Gluten Free GRL · November 7, 2014
  • Jordan G.

    Incredibly authentic Italian fare.

    Jordan Groseclose · November 6, 2014
  • 🌸Nahla🌸

    Fantastic pizza 😋 and friendly staff 😌

    🌸Nahla🌸 · October 12, 2014
  • Scott N.

    Pizzas are good, great taste ftom good toppings. Its the crust that missing something. Not too crispy nor too doughy, but also without much taste

    Scott Norris · October 4, 2014
  • deenuhfoowad

    one of the best pizzas in the area! order the one with the egg on it. so goood.

    deenuhfoowad · September 29, 2014
  • Teri R.

    1.5 ozs?? In your dreams (more like .75 oz) Really shitty pours. Stick to beer. Pizza is good. But the yuppie "can I get the white pizza but with red sauce and sub everything" vibe is sad. Grow up.

    Teri Rushka · September 3, 2014
  • Kevin K.

    Buffalo mozzarella with prosciutto!

    Kevin Kissinger · September 3, 2014
  • Trish T.

    Pizza is great and the gluten free crust is the best I have ever had. The beer selection is phenomenal but the gluten free drinks are just ok. They charge you for seltzer water.... Kind of lame.

    Trish TheDish · August 10, 2014
  • str

    wow this a great place, service is really nice & quick, pizza is georgous, you dont miss if you are in DC

    str · July 27, 2014
  • Talal

    The Margarita pizza is preety dam good 👍

    Talal · July 12, 2014
  • Sara C.

    My first *real* beer (i.e. not natty light) was at their Georgetown location yrs ago. It was an Ommegang Rare Vos and it changed my world. Still have a huge soft spot for their Saison-heavy beer list.

    Sara Carothers · June 14, 2014
  • Mariana E.

    The quattro fromagi pizza is amazing!

    Mariana Escalante · June 11, 2014
  • Дмитрий

    Маленькие порции, дорогое пиво, не верьте путеводителям.

    Дмитрий · May 22, 2014
  • Marcia C.

    So good. Get the pizza with anchovies.

    Marcia Chatelain · March 30, 2014
  • Jody F.

    Atomica. Meat + heat = EAT.

    Jody Fellows · March 21, 2014
  • Janine H.

    This pizza is legitimately gross. I do not understand the positive ratings. Furthermore, while they have a great beer selection their happy hour is pathetic. Save your money and the calories.

    Janine Hanrahan · February 14, 2014
  • jon a.

    Great beer list! Get a few flights and try something new.

    jon accarrino · January 15, 2014
  • Amy C.

    Try the Margarita Pizza

    Amy Cercone · January 5, 2014
  • Amy C.

    Try the Bruschetta

    Amy Cercone · January 5, 2014
  • Amy C.

    Try the Antipasto

    Amy Cercone · January 5, 2014
  • Brenton G.

    Great place, but they don't take American Express. Be prepared.

    Brenton Galbraith · December 17, 2013
  • Elle E.

    The pizza is GREAT! Fresh ingredients and great choices for toppings. But even better is the BEER selection. FANTASTIC.

    Elle Emmey · November 26, 2013
  • Daniel H.

    "There is no try" Clearly Yoda never met a Paradiso bartender. You can try any beer before you commit. Yay beer!

    Daniel Henry · November 12, 2013
  • bob k.

    The calzone is the best I've had!

    bob kendrick · October 21, 2013
  • Silvia L.

    Di Mare (mussels come with the shell)!! Tiramisu is SO. GOOD.

    Silvia Lee · September 3, 2013
  • DC Dining A.

    You can't really go wrong with any decision here. With the said, the Pizza Napoletana is delicious for the anchovy and caper lovers out there.

    DC Dining Adventures · August 19, 2013
  • Ari W.

    Happy hour is half price drafts. Amazing food. Awesome staff!

    Ari Weaver · August 8, 2013
  • Jamaal A.

    We got sat right away and the place was busy!!!

    Jamaal Amyr · July 27, 2013
  • Laura F.

    The atomica is good but really hot! Picky people can choose toppings. The IPA beers were too bitter for me... Atmosphere is nice but noisy... Olives are free and yummy! Servers are great!

    Laura Faught · July 9, 2013
  • Sherman X.

    I love that they keep feeding you good olives. :)

    Sherman X · June 28, 2013
  • Arnaud G.

    If you like pizza, this is the place to be in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. I personally love the spicy "Diavola". Also, enjoy their humongous beer selection.

    Arnaud Gelb · June 18, 2013
  • wayne S.

    Great crust, bland sauce. Overall posh pizza presentation seems more important than flavour.

    wayne Scholes · June 12, 2013
  • Mark B.

    If you can't decide, ask for a split pizza. The espresso was excellent.

    Mark Buensalido · May 28, 2013
  • Ann F.

    If you're a meat-lover, get the Atomica. Incredible.

    Ann F · May 26, 2013
  • Matt R.

    St. Bernardus Abt 12. Score yourself a glass.

    Matt R · April 3, 2013

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