Pizzeria Paradiso is a quaint restaurant in Georgetown with red brick walls and a storefront stocked with windows letting in plenty of natural light. Come for antipasto and wine, and of course, pizza. Paradiso makes its famously crispy crusts in a wood-burning, domed stove made of stone.


Folks staying at the Graham Georgetown can enjoy one of Pizzeria Paradiso’s killer pies by taking a short, five-minute walk across M Street. For a more scenic, hidden trek, walk along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, which takes the same amount of time. Right around the corner, the world famous Georgetown Cupcake offers diners easy access to one of the city’s favorite desserts. There are other locations in Dupont Circle and Old Town.

What to Try

Begin your meal at Pizzeria Paradiso with one of their many salads and antipasti. The simple mixed salad is a great place to start with greens, red onions, cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives and a sweet, smooth house balsamic vinaigrette. We are also huge fans of the mozzarella and prosciutto served on house made bread.

When it’s time to try your pizza, there’s plenty to consider. Those who enjoy simplicity can’t go wrong with the margherita, with its fresh buffalo mozzarella. Cheese fanatics can find an exciting blend in the Quattro Formaggi, which stacks gorgonzola, pecorino, fontina and mozzarella. Hodgepodge fans need to do Pizzeria Paradiso’s Siciliana with zucchini, eggplant, capers, oregano, pecorino, mozzarella, red sweet pepper and red onion. Order them all and see why this is one of our favorite restaurants in Georgetown.