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“BEST PIZZA IN ARLINGTON, VA” 5 of 5 stars
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Italian Store
3123 Lee Hwy, Lyon Village Center, Arlington, VA 22201-4207
703 528 6266
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Ranked #4 of 683 Restaurants in Arlington
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian, Pizza
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Arlington, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“BEST PIZZA IN ARLINGTON, VA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

You can get a slice or a pie. I like a thinner crust/here, perfect for us, because, it pleases everyone in my family. Great tasting tomato sauce, perfect amount too! ...not acidic or sweet! They give you generous amounts of toppings and you can find great combinations available/menu or even better, make one up. Large pie, two toppings runs about $20. SO WORTH IT! Our favorite is pepperoni & cheese. Simply delicious. We ask them to cut the slices a little smaller, to do half pie toppings...stuff on the side. Each order has been graciously accepted and we have never had them get it wrong...more importantly, we have never had a bad pizza from them. Call ahead to place order, or you may up waiting up to an hour..for a fresh pie. Just walk in for a slice...go straight in, all the way to the last counter on the left. I enjoy taking home their fresh(and frozen available) pre-made single servings of pasta dishes...another favorite. Just make sure to take $$$/cash or credit. Not cheap, but you do get value for your $$$. The french baguettes, cheeses, pastries...all of it, delicous.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Manassas, Virginia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“AWESOME”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Love this place. Small but has a great variety of authentic Italian products. It has a nice wine selection, very good prepared foods. The subs/grinders/hoagies (depending on where you're from) are out of this world. It does get VERY crowded at lunch time so show up early. You can even call in your order. I have been there numerous times and have never been disappointed!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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545 reviews 545 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 148 cities Reviews in 148 cities
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
“Don't get the hype”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

The food at the Italian Store is ok. The lines are long most times you go, but I do not think the hype, which generates the lines is worth it. I got a meatball sub last time there and it was ok, but certainly not the best sub I ever ate. The same thing goes for the pizza, it is fine, but I can think of a few other places I would rather get pizza than stand and wait there.

Overall, I think it is average.

Visited October 2012
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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290 reviews 290 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
“Best Italian food EVER!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

To say the cannolis were fantastic is an understatement! The sandwiches are to die for - everything is fresh and perfect. When my sandwich was being made, they didn't like the look of the basil so they brought out a new bunch and threw the other away!

Visited December 2012
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Fairfax, VA
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Amazing food out of an inauspicious storefront”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Pizzas, Canolis, stuffed shells, and all sorts of other homemade pasta dishes all ready to heat at your home await you inside. They also make the best italian subs in the area. Worth waiting on line at lunchtime for.

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