Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Paolo's Ristorante in Georgetown

This past weekend Rommie, Lili and I decided to enjoy the nice weather so we headed to Georgetown to walk around and get a bite to eat. We decided upon Paolo's since Lili and Rommie have been there before and they liked it. 

They start off by giving you bread sticks and tapenade...wish I liked olives. Lili said it was pretty good. Bread sticks were typical but yummy. 
Lili ordered a cappuccino. She said it was good, but it was served lukewarm and there wasn't a good foam to liquid ration (too much foam).
Rommie and I ordered the $3 happy hour drinks (think they serve it until 4 on Saturdays) for mimosas and bellinis. Both were quite tasty, heavy on the champagne.
L ordered Eggs and Beef Hash $15 slow braised VA short rib, mushrooms, idaho potatoes, sunny side up eggs, fennel picked onion, tomato butter sauce. The tomato butter sauce was the star of this dish, totally made it. I thought everything was ok, but with the sauce it made it awesome. 
R ordered the Italian Benedict $13 poached eggs/pancetta/aglio olio spinach/ciabatta toast/hollandaise sauce. This was awesome, the pancetta and spinach really added a great twist to your typical benedict. 
I ordered the Paolo's Egg Sandwich $11 Italian sausage, peppers, onions, tomatoes, basil, cheese, pizza bread, venetian potatoes. I can't believe I forgot to take a photo of this but it was the least favorite of the 3 dishes. This was an ok dish, wouldn't order it again. It was a wrap instead of a sandwich and just paled in comparison to the other dishes. Potatoes were rocking though (same taters served with the benedict)

Service was good, food was good and prices were on point. I listed what the prices are normally but on Saturdays they have a special where these items are $8 a piece. If you have 4-square on your phone and you check in right now they give you a coupon for 50% off full price food. Great deal...but I'm not sure how long it lasts.  

*after Rommie's comment I need to include that the portions were huge, he ended up eating about half of Lili and I's food*

1303 Wisconsin Ave
Washington DC
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