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  • Review Count
    3
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  • First Review
    October 11, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 2, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    3.3
 
 
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The very first Paolo's found its home in historic Georgetown in the 1980's, and has been a Georgetown staple ever since. The bustling ristorante has become a corner fixture in this centuries old melting pot amongst politicians, travelers, shoppers and students. Dine outside and watch the world go by, or sit inside and watch your pizza being prepared in our fabulous brick oven, and most of all - enjoy! Located in the heart of Georgetown, Paolo's serves fine Cal-Italian cuisine full of exciting pizzas and exquisite pastas.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good Brunch Spot
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/30/2014
 2009
Dined on 11/30/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I've always liked Paolo's. It is a quiet spot on a busy street, offering a nice rest from shopping in Georgetown and always reliable to provide a good dining experience. The service was gracious and attentive on the day we recently visited. The restaurant was also quiet, making being able to converse with your friend in a normal voice a refreshing departure from the noisy establishments that seem to be the rage all over the place. The brunch small plates were a good idea, allowing you to try different dishes at an affordable price. Our duck and egg hash was quite good, though both risotto dishes turned out to be disappointments--the rice was undercooked and the dishes cold when they came to our table. The salads were tasty."
Dined on 11/30/2014
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch
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Located on bustling Washington Circle in the West End, District Commons is anchored by a monumental raw bar and an open hearth oven for flatbreads and savory tarts. A 'Pig Board' of ham and biscuits will showcase a selection of America's finest hams. Chef/Owner Jeff Tunks serves up classic American cuisine in this gorgeous setting. Chili Glazed Duck, Brick Pressed Chicken, Classic Hanger Steak - these choices and more! Freshly baked breads and desserts round out your meal. Try one of our regional American drafts or exquisite wines, or sample from the 99 Beers on the Wall!
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Food and Service Going Downhill
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/19/2014
 2009
Dined on 11/19/2014
 2009
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"I've dined at District Commons frequently and the last experience was quite unpleasant. It was so loud that my friend and I had to shout at each other across the table to be heard. The waiter took forever to come take our order. No water was offered for at least 20 minutes. Once the waiter took our order, he promptly forgot mine, prompting me to suggest that perhaps he needed to write it down, which he didn't. He still did not offer to get me water or take drinks order until I sarcastically asked if I could possibly have something to drink. Fifteen minutes after we ordered, another waiter came by to ask my friend what she ordered--apparently our waiter forgot her order too. Once the food came, my dish of scallops over rice was so salty that I kept having to guzzle water for the rest of the evening. Not a pleasant meal at all."
Dined on 11/19/2014
 2009
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Under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés, Zaytinya offers an innovative mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek and Lebanese cuisines served up in a sleek and modern setting. Shared small plates, creative cocktails and unique Mediterranean wines make this spot one of DC’s top dining destinations.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good Food but Very Noisy
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/09/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/09/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The sea bass, shrimp in saffron sauce and the orange salad we ordered were very tasty. The service was wonderful. Our waiter took especial care with a gluten allergy we had in our party. The restaurant was too noisy however. We could barely hear each other sitting right next to each other. I did not enjoy having to shout for conversation for such an expensive place. For this reason I am unlikely to return."
Dined on 10/09/2014
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot
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