Paolo's - Georgetown
1303 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20007
Cuisines: Pizza, Italian
Open Monday through Thursday 11 AM to 11:30 PM, Friday 11 AM to 12:30 AM, Saturday 10 AM to 12:30 AM, Sunday 10 AM to 11:30 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Foggy Bottom-GWU
Price Range: Moderate
Noise Level: Chatty
Tortellini rose; bruschetta with tomatoes and goat cheese; watermelon-and-feta salad; grilled steak salad; frozen Bellini.
Cal-Italian trailblazer Wolfgang Puck may have just opened a restaurant in Washington, but this airy trattoria chain has been pushing feta-topped pizzas here since the 1980s. The late-night hours and fruity cocktails attract a Euro crowd, especially at the original Georgetown location. Our favorite part? The free bowl of green-olive tapenade that kicks off every meal.
What to get: Tortellini Rose, Gorgonzola-stuffed pasta in a prosciutto-flecked tomato-cream sauce; bruschetta with tomatoes and goat cheese; watermelon-and-feta salad; grilled espresso-rubbed steak salad with Gorgonzola and crunchy haricots verts; frozen peach Bellini with fresh mint.