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Like pretty much every restaurateur these days, Pizzeria Paradiso chef and owner Ruth Gresser is venturing into the world of fast-casual. Her quick-service Neapolitan-style brick oven pizza place, Veloce, will open its first location at 1828 L St. NW later this spring. But you can get a preview of Veloce’s breakfast pizzas (which, let’s face it, are the best kind of pizzas) at the Dupont location of Pizzeria Paradiso tomorrow from 9 a.m. to noon.
The pizza pop-up will offer two individual-sized pies: The Pig with scrambled eggs, applewood smoked bacon, roasted mushrooms, red onions, and Italian cheeses as well as The Flag with scrambled eggs, mozzarella, roasted cherry tomatoes, and Italian cheeses. There will also be an egg, veggie, and spicy garlic pesto calzone and a smoked salmon “pocket” with herbed mascarpone, capers, red onions, and cherry tomatoes. All items will cost $5 and include an espresso or drip coffee from Compass Coffee.
When Veloce opens its permanent spot, guests can build their own pizzas with a choice of white, whole wheat, mixed grains and seeds, or gluten-free crusts. It will also serve calzones, sandwiches, and salads.
Photo of Ruth Gresser by Jessica Sidman