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“Good food at above average prices” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pinzimini at The Westin Arlington Gateway

Pinzimini at The Westin Arlington Gateway
801 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203
7035374200
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Ranked #275 of 640 Restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Two Blocks from the Ballston/MU metro stop.
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160 reviews 160 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Good food at above average prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

Had lunch and enjoyed it for the most part. Italian soup was good as was the turkey breast panni but Caesar salad side was below par.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Arlington, Virginia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“OK, but nothing to write home about, your average hotel bar and eatery”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I live near here, so a great place to meet and socialize would have been great, but this is just a kind of so-so place in terms of food and drink and I just don't think you get what you deserve for the money. The decor is nice and there are large windows and the lighting is low but too low. In terms of the bar, I think they don't get many people in there, so coverage is rather spotty and some of the bar staff did not know how to make standard drinks. It is clear that these are not bartenders. If you just want a glass of wine or shot of something, I suppose that is fine, but the people behind the counter have other jobs as well, so the bar is not all that great. There is a large lounge with overstuffed sofas and chairs right off the bar, which could be a great idea, but they are so low that it is hard to get in and out of them and the seats are too deep so your knees don't hit at the cushion break. Food is fair to middlin'. Nothing to write home about. It's not bad, just lackluster and pricey. Although I would love to have this be my hangout, it is just so blah and the service and food is so boring or pathetic that I chose to go to Willow that is about 2 blocks away.

Visited April 2013
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Roseburg, Oregon
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113 reviews 113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Have breakfast out”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The breakfast buffet was way over priced and the food was really not well prepared nor remotelt tasty, I would eat out next time and there will be a next time.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Marseille, France
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Disappointments”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I don't necessarily enjoy huge meals, but I was shocked that my companion ordered an entree the same exact price, and that compared to it my plate was appetizer size. And it was pasta, too, so no higher costs involved. I left this place still hungry. Otherwise, I really felt like this restaurant has nothing to do with the standing of the Hotel that hosts it. If you're staying at the Westin, you're probably better off dining elsewhere.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Good food, terrible service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

We have just finished dinner at pinzimini. The food is good (I had the salmon that was cooked to perfection but presented very poorly) and the desert menu is wonderful.
The wait staff did not even try to make themselves available-it took almost 10 minutes to bring a clean spoon!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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