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Cafe Pizzaiolo

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2800 S Randolph St, Arlington, VA 22206-2370
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10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good thin crust pizza

We go here regularly. They have good daily specials and as former New Yorkers, we enjoy the thin crust pizza. Good Happy Hour deals.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Donna V
Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Had such a good experience with my recent two visits, I felt they desired a positive review. First off, the happy hour is a great deal with a superb beer selection and nice wines too and daily food specials. The Sunday brunch was great too with great food at reasonable prices, so definitely stop in for a drink or bite... More 

Thank tpd123
Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

My husband and I went to Cafe Pizzaiolo for brunch. We live in Crystal City and were excited to find another great restaurant in our neighborhood. The food was amazing and very fresh. I got a frittata and my husband ordered a pizza. We left with food to go home with and stuffed! The beer list is excellent and they... More 

Thank eleanor311
Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We go here regularly. They have good daily specials and as former New Yorkers, we enjoy the thin crust pizza. Good Happy Hour deals.

Thank Donna V
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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105 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Stopped in for a pizza and beer one Friday night. Nice enough place, service was a little slow. Cramped seating in the lower level, but nice enough with no complaints. Food was good and beer was cold, enough right!?!

Thank Shelby B
Maiden, North Carolina
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

In town for the Marine Corp Marathon, stopped in for lunch on the way home. Got the Monday Special (LG, one topping for $9) and a salad. Pizza was very good even though I'm not a big fan of thin crust. Salad was good but lots of iceberg lettuce. Our server, Natasha was EXCELLENT! Friendly and attentive, what more could... More 

Thank keenerkrew
Valencia, Pennsylvania, United States
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

We are staying in Shirlington for the Marine Corps marathon. They were offering endless spaghetti and meatballs, and they had gluten free options as well. So time to carb load. The gluten-free pasta primavera was terrible. It was almost raw. Chewy. My friend had spaghetti and meatballs and she was not impressed either. Couldn't eat the meatballs and even if... More 

Thank Beth S
Washington DC
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I've gone there twice and had mixed service and food. The first time, it was crowded but we got a table pretty quick. The pizza was delicious - crispy with lots of different options available. The second time visited, service was really slow and inattentive. I think some servers didn't show up. Tried a sandwich which was okay.

Thank olgajane50
Arlington, Virginia
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I have tried this place a few times, and it just isn't as fantastic, to me at least, as some people claim. I have had their pizza twice, once as delivery, once freshly served on site, and it's okay. Recently I had their spaghetti with meatballs. Again, meh. On Tuesdays, they have two pizzas for $20 which has to be... More 

Thank Felice F
Greeley, Colorado
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Terrific happy hour specials and tasty pizza. Great beer selection as well as full bar. Staff was very enjoyable. Would definitely go back if in the area.

Thank Mitzi M
marion, Iowa
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

You can not go wrong at this place! I have tried the calzones and the pizza and both are tremendous! Their dough is light and thin and their toppings are so fresh! This is a must in shirlington! We have eaten in with our dogs, done take out and delivery. No one complaint!

Thank Johnsmom_7

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2800 S Randolph St, Arlington, VA 22206-2370
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703.894.2250

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?