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11898 Market St. (Reston Pkwy.) Send to Phone
Casual Italian food with an American spin.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Paolo's Restaurant Review

: It’s easy to fall in love with a place like Paolo’s. Its Reston location looks out over Town Center’s central plaza and fountain, and the passing crowds are part of the entertainment. The other part of the attraction, of course, is the good food. It’s not classic Italian and includes offerings of duck confit pizza with apple butter coulis and a pulled roasted chicken salad. Another recommendation: the succulent filet mignon with Gorgonzola-walnut asparagus. The restaurant is so popular that you’ll probably wait if you don’t have a reservation. In fine weather, the enhanced seating means eating outdoors, an ideal option for people-watching. At one time, Paolo’s had a higher profile locally, but now it has only two locations---a pity for those of us who love its lusty and unconventional fare and laid-back ambience. Also located at 1303 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 202-333-7353.


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