Pizzeria Paradiso (Dupont Circle)

2003 P St NW
Washington DC  20036-5910

Phone: (202) 223-1245

Pizzeria Paradiso (Dupont Circle)

We opened Pizzeria Paradiso so we could make the kind of pizza we longed for but couldn’t find in the DC area; the kind of pizza where the crust was the most important part.

So we started with a wood-burning, domed, stone oven able to cook at a temperature of 650 degrees. We also wanted our guests to feel like they were being treated to the warmth and comfort of a close friend’s home, so we placed the oven at the heart of the restaurant.

Next, we developed a dough that would respond to our oven the way we dreamed. We let our dough rise slowly, work it by hand, lightly grace it with the finest quality toppings, finish it with extra virgin olive oil and cook it in our beloved oven.

As Phyllis Richman wrote about us, “[m]aking great pizza isn’t all that difficult. You need good yeast dough – left to rise long enough to develop the flavor. Then a tomato sauce of quality, cheese that’s delicious and fresh herbs from the garden, honest olive oil and vibrant toppings. Plus a good hot wood-burning oven. In other words, all it takes is a commitment to quality. That’s what makes the difference at Pizzeria Paradiso.”

The original Pizzeria Paradiso, located on the second floor of a small townhouse in Dupont Circle, opened its doors in November 1991. The restaurant received immediate critical acclaim and has since been consistently ranked among the finest restaurants in Washington, DC. This location was upgraded in 2009, and is now located at 2003 P Street. A second location, in historic Georgetown, opened in December 2002. Our third restaurant, located at 124 King St in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, was opened in October, 2010.

Pizzeria Paradiso provides table service to 100 customers in Dupont Circle (80 inside, 20 outside), 140 in Georgetown and 120 in Old Town. The menu is supplemented by an extensive beer list at all three locations, with an ever-changing beer & wine list. Our Georgetown location has a private dining room for special events. Both Dupont Circle & Old Town will consider special functions based upon availability.

All locations are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, with continuous service through the afternoon and into the late-night dining hours. Our entire appetizer, pizza, soft drink and coffee menu, as well as a limited dessert selection are available for carryout from all locations.

Birreria Paradiso

Beer Case at Pizzeria ParadisoBirreria Paradiso — a response to our customers’ growing interest in microbrews and handcrafted beers — elevates the classic pizza and beer combination to a level not previously found in the metro-DC area.

With our new venture, we offer a wide variety of the world’s finest beers, to be paired with Pizzeria Paradiso’s renowned Neopolitan style pizza. Each location offers a beer list of 200 bottled beers and a traditional British-style cask ale, all presented at the correct temperature and in the appropriate glassware. Dupont’s birreria includes a 12 draft beer selections, Georgetown serves up 16 draft beer options and Old Town offers 14 beers on tap. Birreria Paradiso will satisfy avid beer lovers and expand pizza lovers’ awareness of artisanal beers that offer the same level of refinement as the world’s best wines.

The original Birreria, housed in the lower level of Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown, accommodates 10 people seated at the bar, lounge seating for 8, and table seating for about 30. A second Birreria is at our new location in Dupont Circle and our third Birreria opened at our Old Town Alexandria restaurant in October, 2010.

Pizzeria Paradiso

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Business Information


Dress Code: Casual
General Manager: Laura Moukalled
Payment Options: Visa, Mastercard, Discover
Serving: Lunch, Dinner, Coffee, Drinks
Restaurant Services: Walk-ins, Group-Friendly, Kids-Friendly, Takeout, Catering, Has Waiters, Outdoor Seating

Categories: Italian Restaurant, Pizza Place

Hours

Mon: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tue: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wed: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri: 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat: 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sun: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm



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Past Events

Mix Tapes & Mix Taps

Mix Tapes & Mix Taps
11:30 am - 02/14/2018

At Pizzeria Paradiso (Dupont Circle)

Remember when you used to make mix tapes for your sweetheart...?! We asked 13 of our brewery friends to pair one of their beers with a song for Valentine’s Day....

Hops Around the World

Hops Around the World
12:30 pm - 01/18/2018

At Pizzeria Paradiso (Dupont Circle)

A tap takeover at our Dupont location featuring hops from around the globe! We're going outside the box of hazy American juice bombs and shining light on some lesser...

Chouffe-Mas!

Chouffe-Mas!
11:30 am - 12/20/2017

At Pizzeria Paradiso (Dupont Circle)

Join us Wednesday December 20th for a very Merry Chouffe-Mas! We will be tapping Brasserie d'Achouffe’s holiday beer & brewery reps will be there to help us celebrate!...

Deconstructed BOMB!

Deconstructed BOMB!
11:30 am - 11/04/2017

At Pizzeria Paradiso (Dupont Circle)

Join us in DuPont and/or Georgetown for a Deconstructed flight featuring one of our favorite Imperial Stouts, Prairie Bomb! The line up is as follows.. DuPont: Bomb! Deconstructed...

Ommegang Turns 20!

Ommegang Turns 20!
11:00 am - 10/20/2017

At Pizzeria Paradiso (Dupont Circle)

Ommegang is turning 20 and to help them celebrate we're tapping 20 Ommegang beers across the four locations - 5, 10, 15, 20! Here's a sneak peak at some of our...

A Night w/ Firestone Walker

A Night w/ Firestone Walker
05:00 pm - 09/14/2017

At Pizzeria Paradiso (Dupont Circle)

Don't sleep on this one, folks. We're pouring some limited tasty brews from Firestone Walker (including some of our cellared gems). Just to name a few... Krieky...

DC Beer Week Beer Floats w/ Jubilee

DC Beer Week Beer Floats w/ Jubilee
11:30 am - 08/26/2017

At Pizzeria Paradiso (Dupont Circle)

DC Beer Week we are offering carefully selected ice cream beer floats on the patio at our Dupont location. We've teamed up with local ice cream purveyor, Jubilee,...

DC Brau Heurich's Lager Release Party at Pizzeria Paradiso

DC Brau Heurich's Lager Release Party at Pizzeria Paradiso
06:00 pm - 08/03/2017

At Pizzeria Paradiso (Dupont Circle)

Once again this year, DC Brau has revived its Heurich’s Lager, a pre-prohibition style lager that is a nod to Chr. Heurich Brewing Co.’s original recipe crafted...

Belgian Independence Day

Belgian Independence Day
11:30 am - 07/21/2017

At Pizzeria Paradiso (Dupont Circle)

Celebrate Belgian Independence Day with us by, you guessed it, drinking Belgian and Belgian-style beers! Only at our Hyattsville and Dupont locations we are teaming...

JulyPA

JulyPA
11:30 am - 07/01/2017

At Pizzeria Paradiso (Dupont Circle)

It's that time of year again! JulyPA is upon us and we couldn't be more excited about this years lineup. Hop on in to any location during the first two weeks of...

Flight Night with Oskar Blues

Flight Night with Oskar Blues
11:30 am - 06/21/2017

At Pizzeria Paradiso (Dupont Circle)

Join us as we pour some of our favorites from the Colorado brewery. PINNER - How do you cram as much hop & malt flavor & aroma as possible into a beer, while still...

Savor The Bruery

Savor The Bruery
11:30 am - 06/02/2017

At Pizzeria Paradiso (Dupont Circle)

Join us during Savor at our Dupont and Georgetown locations for a Celebration of The Bruery's 9th Anniversary. We are pulling out some incredible beers we've been...

Urban Farm Fermentory & Gruit Brewing

Urban Farm Fermentory & Gruit Brewing
05:00 pm - 06/01/2017

At Pizzeria Paradiso (Dupont Circle)

Meet and Greet with Eli Cayer of UFF and Gruit Brewing. UFF is not currently distributed in the city, so come get these delicious liquids while you can! Toasted...

Shelton Portfolio Tasting

Shelton Portfolio Tasting
11:30 am - 04/12/2017

At Pizzeria Paradiso (Dupont Circle)

Join us in celebrating the diverse offerings of the Shelton portfolio. All drafts will be Shelton products, all day! We'll be showcasing the following breweries... Dieu...

SingleCut Show Case!

SingleCut Show Case!
11:30 am - 04/11/2017

At Pizzeria Paradiso (Dupont Circle)

Join us to celebrate some of the delicious liquids from SingleCut! Drafts will include: Tell Shaky And Boxcar Joe DDH IPA Unnamed Brett Pilsner Billy Half-Stack Billy...

Fresh to Death!

Fresh to Death!
11:30 am - 04/09/2017

At Pizzeria Paradiso (Dupont Circle)

Tast the local freshness! Come in for the freshest beer the locals have to offer! Draft offerings from: DC Brau RaR Union Hellbender Flying Dog Right Proper 3 Stars Manor...

Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day
11:30 am - 04/04/2017

At Pizzeria Paradiso (Dupont Circle)

In observance of Equal Pay Day, we would like to invite you to celebrate Rosa Merckx. Merckx works at Liefmans and was the first ever female Belgian brewmaster....

PI DAY!

PI DAY!
11:30 am - 03/14/2017

At Pizzeria Paradiso (Dupont Circle)

In celebration of Pi Day, Pizzeria Paradiso will be ofering a Savory Apple Pie special pizza to be paired with B. Nektar's Apple Pi mead. Come in on Pi Day for...

Grammar Day!

Grammar Day!
11:30 am - 03/04/2017

At Pizzeria Paradiso (Dupont Circle)

Puns, puns, puns! On the fourth day of March we invite you to march forth in the name of grammar and beer! We will be doing a tap takeover of punny beers. Drafts...

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