|Paisano's Pizza getting ready to open.|
A Paisano’s Pizza restaurant is expected to open at 7327 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, in early 2013. Paisano’s is a franchise-operated restaurant chain that offers pasta, subs, wings, calzones, salads and other items, as well as pizza.The Annandale location will sell beer but not wine, says corporate spokesperson Gary Wise. It will offer delivery service and have indoor and outdoor seating capacity for 27.
Paisano’s CEO Fouad Qreitem opened the first restaurant at Fair Lakes in 1997. The chain has since grown to 17 locations, all in Northern Virginia except for one in Rockville, Md. The restaurants closest to Annandale are in Bailey’s Crossroads and Springfield. The Annandale location is one of eight new Paisano’s coming to Northern Virginia.
The Annandale Paisano’s Pizza is going into a free-standing building that was most recently occupied by Pelican Seafood Restaurant for about eight months. The building was previously a meat store, and before that, housed a Fannie May candy store.
Annandale certainly isn’t starved for pizza places. We’ve already got Little Caesars, Domino’s, Flippin’ Pizza, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, New York Pizza Factory, Big Bite Pizza, Big Papa Pizza & Wings, Magill’s Famous Pizza & Buffet, and Casa D’Mama—not to mention Jerry’s Subs and Pizza right next door. What’s your favorite?