Sun 30 Aug 2009
It’s a big week for pizza lovers here in Washington. In case you haven’t heard already, Pizzeria Paradiso has officially made the move from 2029 P Street to 2003 P Street in Dupont Circle. First announced by the Going Out Gurus on Friday, the news was quickly picked up by Mike at DCBeer.
We swung by to check out the new space and will be putting up our first look tomorrow. For now, just know that everything you love about the M Street location has been carried over to this newer, larger P Street space…including the Birreria concept that has made Paradiso a destination for beer lovers as well as a pizza afficionados.
But that’s not all! Wood-fired pizzas seem to be cropping up in restaurants all over town, and the next location is slated to open this week. SeventhHILL, a concept from the folks who own Montmartre on Seventh Street, SE, is just about ready to start turning out their own version.
Though nothing is ever certain when it comes to final approvals and restaurants’ timelines here in DC, there’s a very good chance that Chef Stephane Lezla’s new restaurant – next door to Montmartre in the space formerly occupied by Ben & Jerry’s – will be open for business on Tuesday, September 1.
I stopped into Hill’s Kitchen one day last week and was rewarded with a bite of a pizza that owner Leah Daniels was sampling. The vegetables that topped the blistered crust were bright and crisp, with strips of fresh zucchini and sweetly caramelized onions as well as briny Italian olives (like Kalamata olives).
The menu she showed me listed a variety of pre-set topping combinations as well as a ‘top-your-own’ selection. No word on prices or delivery options yet, as their website (www.seventhhill.com) has not yet gone live. We’re going to be watching for more information on SeventhHILL as it develops.