The first words that come to mind when you think of Georgetown are likely “expensive” and “crowded.” Paolo’s is neither. We’ve never had trouble getting a table or a spot at the bar, and the Happy Hour has $5 drinks and $6 small plates (making it one of the few affordable spots on Wisconsin). The Italian food is pretty standard, but overall this is a solid place to keep in mind when wandering around or looking for a casual early date.
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Baked & Wired
Our favorite cupcakes in DC are from Baked & Wired, and you’ll find them slightly off the beaten path in Georgetown.
Thomas Sweet Ice Cream Co.
Thomas Sweet in Georgetown is one of the most classic ice cream spots in DC for good reason. Get a dipped cone.
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Ghibellina is a neighborhood Italian spot in Logan Circle. You’ll come for the pizzas and pastas, but stay for the cozy vibes and friendly service.
Birch & Barley
When you want a good beer but don't want to sacrifice good food, head to Bitch & Barley in Logan Circle. It's the best of both worlds.
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Great views, excellent seafood, and a lot of money. Fiola Mare is where you go for a special occasion in Georgetown.
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