Pizzeria Paradiso in Old Town Alexandria closes for good

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Pizzeria Paradiso’s Old Town Alexandria location is closing. (Courtesy Pizzeria Paradiso)

The Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, location of Pizzeria Paradiso is closing permanently.

The Old Town location closed temporarily at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Owner Ruth Gresser cites the reason to close permanently as unsuccessful lease negotiations.

The Old Town Pizzeria Paradiso location opened in 2010.

Its locations in Dupont Circle and Spring Valley Village remain open for dine-in, takeout and delivery. The location in Hyattsville, Maryland, also remains open for dine in pickup and delivery. Its Georgetown location is open for takeout and delivery.

Old Town Alexandria won’t completely lose Pizzeria Paradiso pizzas.

It is hosting a farewell walk-by event at the 124 King St. location on Oct. 4 at 1 p.m., with pizza, T-shirts and souvenirs.

Gressler has also partnered with Port City Brewing for once-a-month events that will include “pizza nights” at the brewery or DIY pizza kits that will be available at Port City’s Alexandria location for $25. The kits include ingredients and detailed preparation instructions from Gresser, plus a Port City six-pack.

The original Dupont Circle Pizzeria Paradiso opened in 1991.

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