Pizza pro Ruth Gresser is planting her fifth local restaurant later this year in Spring Valley, a new location that’s expected to incorporate some time-honored traditions (wood-fired pies) with recent updates (electronic diversions).
Washingtonian reports that Gresser plans to mix things up at the eatery she’s installing at 4850 Massachusetts Avenue NW, weaving in elements designed to appeal to well-heeled neighbors, students at American University, and potential customers within delivery range.
As per usual, gourmet pizzas will be the focal point. There will also be over a dozen beer taps — her other restaurants typically highlight local and small-batch breweries — an outdoor patio, and perhaps a few arcade games. Gresser refreshed a long standing Georgetown location last month by turning its basement into a game-filled bar.
The seasoned restaurateur branched out to Maryland last summer, opening her first Pizzeria Paradiso outside of the District in neighboring Hyattsville. That restaurant boasts an outdoor beer bar and is connected to an arts education facility founded by her spouse, Barbara Johnson.