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“New York Food Snob” 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 #3 of 685 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
Falls Church, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“New York Food Snob”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

While not as well traveled as say, Marco Polo, I have eaten in many places domestically and internationally. The Italian Store even smells like a delicious store. I knew I was in the right place when I walked in. If you come at lunch time you will wait. The heros ( for no Nyers, the subs or hoagies are great. The pizza is delicious too. There is a good selection of winebut nothing under $9.99. You will find food here that is otherwise difficult to locate. There is a very nice selection of cheeses.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manassas, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Prepare to wait...but worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I've been grabbing some of the best subs anywhere since 1984, and keep coming back. The Capri is my fav, but they are all great.

They also have an impressive selection of Italian wines - some very reasonable finds.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manassas, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Crowded, must be a reason for that”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Ran the wife down on a Saturday after reading the great reviews. I'm a Philly native so I'm no stranger to great Italian delis. 5 stars for having the correct deli smell. We bagged lunch because there were so many people (I'm talking 40) waiting for their orders, waiting to place orders, and paying. We actually headed next door and ate at The Burger Joint (which was quite good by the way). After our burger we went back over to browse the store section, still packed. They have some really great looking meats and cheeses as well and some interesting ravioli flavors.

Next time I'll call in sick and hit them on a weekday, that should make getting a slice and sandwich a little easier :)

Visited September 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best Pizza in NOVA/DC Metro!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Delicious pizza and the best subs in town. I am a big fan of the Italian Store and have been getting my pizza/sandwich fix here for years! I think the most useful thing I can share is an overview of the ordering process, as the food speaks for itself. It is also worth checking out their wine, cheese, pasta, olive oil, and meat selection.

Ordering process:
1. Subs: Take a number and wait until they call for you. Be sure to order extra peppers, they are delicious.

2. Slice of pizza: No need to take a number. Head to the back of the store and order your slice.

3. Whole Pizza Pie: Order at least an hour and a half before closing. Otherwise, you will be denied.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Falls Church, Virginia, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent Subs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Great subs, great choices. Fresh italian deli meats. Your best bet is to call your order ahead, otherwise you would have to wait a long time, especially on a Sunday.

They also have good pizza, a variety of pasta, frozen foods, chips, drinks and etc.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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