If you’ve been on the hunt lately for some great pizza in the DMV look no further. Pizzeria Paradiso has just what you need for a little slice of paradise in your life.
The restaurant, which originally opened its doors in Dupont Circle in 1991 has mastered the use of the wood-burning stove to create the perfect crust. It is light and airy, soft yet crispy.
Upon sitting at the bar, the bartender greeted us with an extensive beer list (perfect for craft beer lovers) and a bowl of olives to snack on.
When they serve you olives at the bar you know this place means business!
Pizzeria Paradiso also boasts Italian style paninis, salads, and appetizers that are comprised of the freshest Italian meats, cheeses and vegetables. We decided to try a bit of everything.
For the appetizers:
Mozzarella e Prosuitto – which included Buffalo Mozzarella, Sundried Tomato, Basil, Prosciutto di Parma and toasted homemade bread Toasted Homemade Bread.
And the Carne e Formaggi – which included salami, Speck, Mortadella, Parmesan, Pecorino, Hot Cherry Pepper, with Homemade Bread.
Then came the pizza.
We ordered two nine inch pies. The Macellaio (pepperoni, mozzarella, pork sausage and red onion) and the Quatro Formaggi (gorgonzola, pecorino, fontina, mozzarella, minced garlic and parsley) which is pictured below.
When it comes to the freshest ingredients, Pizzeria Paradiso has hit the nail on the head. The prosuitto melted in your mouth, the cheese is that perfect kind of creamy and the pizza? Let’s just say it’s paradise.
Pizzeria Paradiso has three locations in Dupont Circle, Georgetown, and Old Town Alexandria. Unfortunately, they do not take reservations.
For more information on happy hour and to take a look at the menu visit www.eatyourpizza.com
Post by: Allie C.