Spring Valley has welcomed a new location of Pizzeria Paradiso to the neighborhood. The restaurant, which stands at 4850 Massachusetts Avenue near AU’s Spring Valley Building, is the fifth location of the chain and opened on Dec. 3.
Pizzeria Paradiso first opened in Dupont Circle in 1991, but it has moved around and opened five different locations since then. The D.C. based chain is credited with introducing the District to Neapolitan-style pizza, and owner Ruth Gresser is continuing to serve D.C. customers over 25 years after opening her first location.
The pizzas featured at Pizzeria Paradiso range from $12 to $15 for a 9-inch pie and $18 to $21 for a 12-inch pie. Its full menu offer lunch and dinner options that include pizzas, paninis and salads.
The Spring Valley restaurant will include a beer and cider list from beverage director Drew McCormick that features a rotation of 14 different beers on tap and a wide variety of bottled beers. The beverages served at the new location will feature beers and ciders from local D.C. breweries and cideries including Atlas Brew Works, DC Brau, Mad Fox Brewing Company, ANXO and Supreme Core.
The new restaurant will also sport two pinball machines and two video game machines for extra entertainment during meals. The walls of the restaurant’s inside are adorned with a custom mural by artist and Stillwater Brewery label designer Mike Van Hall and “Pizza Art” from the children at the restaurant’s partner ArtWorksNow.
The new location will also feature an outdoor patio with seating for up to 60 people and a draft rail for guests to try locally brewed ales in the spring and summertime.
Pizzeria Paradiso will also be a part of the restaurant group’s annual “Give a Can, Get a Can” holiday fundraising drive benefiting Martha’s Table that ends on Dec. 17. Guests can give a canned food item on the organization’s wish list and receive a can of beer in return.
The restaurant opens at 11 a.m. every day of the week and closes at 11 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday and 11:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday. The bar closes at midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.