Pizzeria Paradiso to Open in Hyattsville in June

Pizzeria Paradiso Hyattsville Art Works Now pizza oven art Valerie Theberge

Pizzeria Paradiso is slated to open in Hyattsville in mid-to-late-June.

The Neopolitan-influenced pizzeria will join the nonprofit Art Works Now at its new location in the Marche Florist building on Route 1.

The 2,000-square-foot restaurant will be the fourth location for the pizza chain, which started in Dupont Circle in 1991. It will seat 60 inside and another 18 outside. The Hyattsville pizzeria will be their first in Maryland. Beer will be a focus at the restaurant as well, with 16 beers on tap.

The Hyattsville Wire talked with Pizzeria Paradiso’s Tony Hamilton about what to expect.

When are you slated to open? 

We do not have a specific date set yet, however we are anticipating opening mid-to-late-June!

What will be your hours once you are open? 

Monday to Thursday open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday open from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday open from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Our hours are subject to change, depending on the community’s response.

How did you design the interior? 

The wood-fired oven, built by Marra Forni acts as its own art installation with a mosaic flame design by local artist Valerie Theberge. We are also collaborating with Art Works Now, the Art and Humanities Council of Prince George’s County and the Gateway District artists to create art pizzas that will adorn the space.

How will this location be different from your other locations?

The design team created a space that basically says this is an art center—it looks like creativity happens here. Our menu will be the same as our other locations, but there have been some recent changes to the menu that we are very excited about!

Are you planning any special events this summer?

Our opening will be a celebration of our first location in Maryland! We will have a tap take-over featuring Maryland breweries, plus a special pizza that will utilize locally-sourced ingredients including Maryland crabs.

We are also in the process of planning a collaboration with Art Works Now and the artist behind Graft Cider’s imagery. His name is Caleb Luke Lin and his work is fantastic!

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