Multiple tipsters are reporting that Paisano’s Pizza at 8213 Georgia Ave. has closed, apparently for good.

The Virginia-based chain of about 40 restaurants opened the Silver Spring outlet in May 2018.

However, the operators of the local location had run into financial trouble even before opening, being sued for nonpayment of rent totaling about $71,000.

Another eviction notice was reported to the Source a few months ago.

In addition to its pizzas and subs, the chain is known for its “Whatchu Want?” television commercial with Ryan Kerrigan of the Washington Redskins, former Redskins Brian Mitchell and Ken Harvey, Tom Wilson of the Washington Capitals and other local sports celebrities.

Most recently, Paisano’s released a new commercial with the Capitals’ Andre Burakovsky and Devante Smith-Pelly.

The company also had signed a deal in July 2018 to become the official pizza of the Washington Redskins.

The 2018 court notice at the location of Paisano’s restaurant. Photo by David Lay.

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Paisano’s Pizza on Georgia Avenue Has Closed