October 4, 2020

Pizzeria Paradiso


Founded on the spirit of laughter, Pizzeria Paradiso evokes the warmth one feels in the home of a close friend. Founder and Chef/Owner Ruth Gresser’s vision of Pizzeria Paradiso during its formation was of her standing near the kitchen laughing with her co-workers. The notion of creating a nice, respectful and good place to work is the bedrock of Pizzeria Paradiso, and still, guides the staff and influences our customers.

In 1991, Gresser turned her attention to pizza, opening Pizzeria Paradiso to critical acclaim, earning praise from local and national critics including a spot on Washingtonian magazine’s Very Best Restaurants List, Washington Post dining guide, and one of Zagat’s best restaurants nationwide. Now considered the matriarch of pizza in the District, Gresser has been instrumental in the opening of seven popular Washington restaurants including five locations of Pizzeria Paradiso, Birreria Paradiso, which she helped build into one of the area’s most highly regarded craft beer programs, and Obelisk. In February 2014, Gresser released her first cookbook, “Kitchen Workshop-Pizza: Hands-on Cooking Lessons for Making Amazing Pizza at Home.”

Pizzeria Paradiso is offering a special takeout menu. Each order serves two people for $100. Beverages are not included but may be available for purchase on-site during pickup. Pizzeria Paradiso staff would be happy to recommend a beer or wine pairing for your meal.

Please note the take-out is only available for pickup at the Spring Valley location.

Our Takeout menu is as follows:

Toasted Homemade Bread, Ricotta, Cherry Tomatoes, Basil, Garlic
Baby Arugula, Goat Cheese, Sweet Red Peppers, Mushrooms, Pine Nuts, Citrus Vinaigrette

Pizza (individual size)
Paradiso Tomato Sauce, Spinach, Onions, Pine Nuts, Roasted Mushrooms, Mozzarella
Paradiso Tomato Sauce, Prosciutto di Parma, Basil, Oregano, Buffalo Mozzarella


Make your reservations for Sunday, October 4.

Our community’s safety and well-being is our highest priority. All participating restaurants are practicing social distancing and implementing strict safety protocols such as mask-wearing and increased cleaning procedures in indoor and outdoor spaces. Outdoor space is available, first come first serve, weather-permitting at some of our participating restaurants. Please indicate your preference in the comments below. For questions and additional information please visit our FAQ page.

Bookings are closed for this event.


Number of Reservations Made:3
Reservations Available: 18