an old favorite
I've been to Paolo's when it is full and the noise level is equal to the number of people. We went at 7 on a Monday with much fewer customers so the "quiet" designation needs to be appropriate to the reservation.
Carbonara was very good as was the calamari. The breadsticks served with the tampenade are very good as long as you eat them quickly while warm. If allowed to cool they get that tough (heated in a microwave) type bread.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
The veal chop was excellent
The veal chop was excellent and the gulf shrimp risotto also was tasty. I would return
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place in Georgetown
Food was outstanding. The Paolo salad was great and it was different. The Devil's Chicken was unique as well. Spicy and delicious.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
A very nice place to dine
A very nice place to dine with a group or as a date night. My husband and I enjoyed the evening. Staff very nice and helpful. We will return.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food, Fair P
Palo's is a established restaurant that provides steady good food and service. It is a good place to people watch.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a group of six & our reservations were for an early dinner (5:30) and we were seated in a corner table by the front windows & patio areas. The seating location was fantastic! The food was tremendous! And the service was superb! Paulo's will definitely be a spot we visit every time we come to the DC/Georgetown area!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Must Every Time in DC
First visited Paolo's ten years ago and every time I've been lucky enough to get back to DC I've booked a table. The feeling is "loud, crowd/fun" but the food never fails to pleasantly surprise. And the drink menu is FUN.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great people watching
Whenever the weather is good we head to Paolo's to sit on Wisconsin Avenue and watch the people while we enjoy their wonderful tapenade and bread sticks and brunch or lunch. The food is fairly good and the location is prime. They don't hurry you and it feels like you are in Europe on a piazza somewhere. Just perfect for a lazy morning.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Whether for Wednesday Wine Down night with the girls or a Saturday night date, Paolo's is fabulous.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice ambiance & tasty food
Fine lunch establishment. Also good for late-night dining. The outdoor space is very pleasant.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I moved to DC about a six months ago, and I finally got around to visiting Georgetown when my two friends from Chicago came to visit. I couldn't get a reservation at a restaurant in Washington Harbor that looked interesting at the time I needed it, so a local recommended Paolo's. My friends and I loved our experience. The restaurant is very cute. Each of our dishes were delicious, and our server was very friendly and helpful. My friends surprised me by mentioning that it was my birthday to him when I stepped away, and the tiramisu they ordered arrived with a candle at the end of our meal. It was a really great experience and I will be back again.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
A true find
We were recommended to come here by our cab driver - not usually my source of recommendations but he was right. A great place, fresh food and something for everyone. Attentive and welcoming staff and a bouncy atmosphere
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice people watching
Made a reservation and when we arrived asked to be seated on the corner patio outside. We were told there were no tables by the hostess despite there being at least 3 open ones . when I pointed that out she gave me a look and then brought us out there. the food was other wise very good and the portions large-lots of families inside with their kids
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was not at all a tourist trap one might expect in the heart of Georgetown. The service was very fast and genuinely friendly. The menu is not huge, but all three meals we had (a scallop dish, a pasta dish and a steak) were outstanding. Additionally, my son's penne bolognese from the kids menu was far better than kids food you usually get at other places. The wine list is also not large, but appears to be carefully selected - both chiantis we had were excellent. The atmosphere is great, and you can't beat people watching from their patio on Wisconsin Ave.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We opted for sitting outside
We opted for sitting outside and watching the sights as we dined. The service was very good, the menu contained many tempting items, and the ambience made me feel like I was sitting in a cafe in Italy. We will certainly return.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Evening at Paulos.
A more unusual menu than the regular Italian , the food served was great quality with an outstanding taste.
Couple that with a great range of wines and you have the making of a great evening. Definitely not to be mussed when in DC.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stellar service, fantastic food!
Food was delicious and excellent quality - we all loved the spinach salad with strawberries and feta to start and the cheese tortellini with mushrooms! But the service was just as great - our waiter anticipated our needs without hovering. We'll be back!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Enjoyable Evening
Food and servcie were excellence. Noise level was more "energetic" than our preference but excellence of food and service outweighed noise concern.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu offered lots of choices;
The menu offered lots of choices; food was excellent, served at a nice pace … not too fast but not too slow. Okay wine options. Didn’t have dessert. First time visitor, but it will not be my last!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The brunch menu is somewhat limited, but what is there tastes great. Plus, the service was outstanding.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for dinner after Black Friday shopping. Friendly staff, good bar, reasonable wine list. Flatbread was very good. Great Kale salad. Clams and linguini were very good indeed. Tasty mussels. Service was efficient and the dining experience was not rushed. All four members of our party enjoyed it. Vegetarian request by one of our party was graciously accommodated. Would go back if in the area again.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM