Paper Moon

Italian
$$$$ ($15-$24)
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Editorial Review

The decor at Paper Moon somehow manages to incorporate just about every notion of Italian design: wall-mounted fountains, terra-cotta friezes, tiled floors, potted palms and touches of tapestry and red velvet to top it all off.

Like so many of Georgetown's restaurants, this is a popular destination for office workers out for a lunchtime celebration. At dinner expect to find a mix of locals, business execs from out of town and tourists. Regulars praise the pizza, made in a wood-burning oven. Other notable dishes include veal prepared in a variety of ways and the pastas.

Take advantage of the weekday early bird special, when all checks are reduced by 15 percent between 4 and 7 in the evening. While this isn't the place to go to celebrate a special occasion, it's a perfectly good choice for pizza with a crowd of friends. Stick to the basics here, and you'll do just fine.

-- Kathleen Stanley

Reader Reviews

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TERRIBLE Service

I visited Paper Moon on Saturday, April 27, 2013. I have to say it was the WORST experience of my life. I gave it one star because I HAD to rate it, but it does not deserve that. The waiter took 20+ minutes to come to our table after we had been sat. The bread was burnt (BLACK) upon arrival to the table. Our entree took 55 minutes to come out. After twenty minutes and asking three times to see a manager, I finally got to speak with her. Overall horrible service, I would NOT recommend anyone to go.