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1875 Explorer St, Reston, VA 20190-6277
571-203-0005
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Meh

Food is fine but I'm not really down with the self service everything... Interesting concept, let's see if it takes hold.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Steve E
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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Food is fine but I'm not really down with the self service everything... Interesting concept, let's see if it takes hold.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This place used to have great food but recently it went down hill. Still ok place to grab a bite, if you have time to wait, it takes a while.

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Newport News, VA
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The restaurants is set up with little food stations and they give you a card to scan at the station who,e you give your order. The pizza station has buzzers they give you, we did not see that offered in other stations which leads a new person wondering when their food is ready. The guy taking our pizza order was... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

something for everyone in our family. i get salad, husband gets pizza, daughter gets pasta. like the cheap wine for happy hour too. Remember to ask for your bread with your order and don't forget the handful of Gummy Bears when you leave!

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Great Falls, Va
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Vapiano's is like a big, loud, upscale cafeteria with very good, fresh food. There are no waiters; you're given a card, you belly up to the ordering counter in front of the type of food you'd like (Pasta, salad, or pizza) and order. The dish gets charged to your card.You order and seat yourself. The salad counter is excellent; if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I went for the first time about a week ago while visiting a college friend who lived in Reston. We went on a Thursday night around 8, and the food was the honestly the best italian food I have ever tasted. Everything is fresh and not frozen, and you get to see the cook in your line make your food.... More 

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great concept for groups of people to not have to divide the checks but that is about it. If I am going to pay for a meal...order it in line, wait for it while standing, have to get my own water, silverware and pay for an upscale eating experience. ..no. Never again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

For the first time goers the restaurant seems to be over whelming but once you get the concept it's a fun journey of flavors. OMG the freshly made pasta is to die for . Portions are huge . We had one of the pasta dishes and a pizza both were amazing. Every bite had the taste of fresh herbs. Ambiance... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I had heard about this new restaurant through a friend who is a self-professed foodie. First of all, the food is excellent! While there is a menu, you are able to pick the kind of pasta you want, the sauce, whether you want meat or seafood and whatever extras are available. I had a pesto pasta dish with chicken, added... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I came here for lunch with a co-worker and we both loved it. I got penna pasta w/ bolognese and it was yummy. The pasta was fresh and I'm good for the rest of the day at least. The cheesecake was alright, but not the best in my opinion. They stayed true to the design element and it's gorgeous inside.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1875 Explorer St, Reston, VA 20190-6277
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Reston
  • Phone Number: 571-203-0005

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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