Monday, November 7, 2011

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.

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 and 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.

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, 2011We 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 Your Own Pizza demonstration with Chef Ruth Gresser; first 20 kid’s pizzas are free.  (Old Town location only)
3282 M Street NW, Washington DC
2003 P Street NW, Washington DC
124 King Street, Alexandria VA

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Photos by Lauren DeSantis

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