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Pizzeria Paradiso Turns 20
Pizzeria Paradiso Turns 20


The region’s originator of Neapolitan style pizza, Pizzeria Paradiso is celebrating the big 2-0 this November with a week- long celebration of special events.  Since its opening day in Dupont Circle on November 8, 1991, the popular pizzeria has become a Washington Culinary Institution – pioneering traditional, wood-fired pizza in the DC area coupled with setting the bar for excellence and consistency.

The original Pizzeria Paradiso, located on the second floor of a small townhouse in Dupont Circle received immediate critical acclaim and has since been consistently ranked among the finest restaurants in Washington, DC.  This location was upgraded in 2009, and is now located at 2003 P Street.  A second location, in historic Georgetown, opened in December 2002 and the much anticipated Virginia arrival of the third restaurant, located in Old Town Alexandria opened in October, 2010.  Due to customer demand, in 2005, the pizzeria introduced Birreria Paradiso – a new concept offering a wide variety of the world’s finest beers, to be paired with Pizzeria Paradiso’s renowned Neapolitan style pizza.   

Notable Chef & Owner Ruth Gresser has been the recipient of numerous awards of distinctions and has been recognized in both the local and industry media.  She has been a chef demonstrator, contributor and panelist for The Smithsonian Institution and for FreshFarm Markets here in Washington.  Ruth is also a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier and a member of the Board of Directors of Women Chefs and Restaurateurs.

“When Pizzeria Paradiso was created, the things motivating it were community, laughter and tasty food,” said Ruth Gresser, Chef/Owner.  “We were all so excited when our first customers entered the restaurant a few minutes after we unlocked the front door.  And now, we’re so happy to reach our ’20 Something’ anniversary so we can celebrate by eating and laughing with our family of customers and staff.”

The restaurant is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with a week- long celebration of ‘20 Something’ events, specials and contests November 7-13, 2011

Pizzeria Paradiso ‘20 Something’ Celebration – November 7-13, 2011

We Turn 20. You Get Something.

Monday, November 7 –
$20 Take Out.  Get one large and one small pizza for $20 on take-out orders only.

Tuesday, November 8 – 20th Anniversary Beer Glass Giveaway (one complimentary beer glass with beer purchase)

Wednesday, November 9 – $20 All You Can Eat Pizza & Beer (2 drink max)

Thursday, November 10 – $20 Small Special Pizza paired with an Anniversary Beer

Friday, November 11 – .20¢ For Your First Beer

Saturday, November 12 – .20¢ Topping (Dine In Only. 3 toppings max)

Sunday, November 13 – “20 Free Pizzas” Family/Kids Day. 1-4PM. Kids can participate in a Make





3282 M Street NW, Washington DC




2003 P Street NW, Washington DC




124 King Street, Alexandria VA



Source:  Spotted MP