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“Love it here - fantastic NY-style Pizza!” 5 of 5 stars
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Pomodoro
12152 Fairfax Towne Ctr, Fairfax, VA 22033-2876
703-273-7405
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Ranked #54 of 349 Restaurants in Fairfax
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout
Fairfax, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Love it here - fantastic NY-style Pizza!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

My husband and I love this place! This is the first restaurant we went to after we came back from our honeymoon to Italy - that should tell you something :)

We debate on whether Pomodoro's or Ciro's has the better pizza - but they're too close to call, and their pizza really is amazing. As is their pasta - love the chicken parm and the gnocchi. The only downside to the place is that sometimes seating is a bit hard to find, if you go there during the height of dinner. However - it's worth it, even if you have to wait for a table to open up! We've never waited more than 10 minutes! (This is an order at the counter, find your own table kind of place.)

I'm one of those people who doesn't really like salt (I never add salt to anything) - so if you are also not big on salt, make sure to let them know when you order - as they can make the sauce less salty for you in most dishes!

They are consistently great - if you're craving great NY-Italian, this is the place to go!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“okay at best”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Maybe my hopes were too high from good reviews. I didn't try their pizza so this review is about their pastas and general experience at the restaurant. Lasagna was way too salty and greasy and white sauce clam linguini tasted like frozen or canned clam was used instead of fresh ones. The white sauce lacked depth of flavor I've experienced at some other Italian restaurants. The table and seatsfelt sticky and utencils wasn't all that clean. If the price was more appropriate to its quality and environment I may have given four rating instead of three. Price reflected more of sit down waited service restaurants.
I wouldn't consider this spot for my go to italian.

Visited December 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Pizza - Not your regular Mainstream...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I usually order the pizza on the phone before I go to pick it up. It is as good or just as good as an amazing Pizza place in Puerto Rico called Pirilo's. The pizza is always fresh, and their ingredients appear to be of the highest quality. Make sure you try a pizza with fresh tomatoes on top, the tomatoes melt in your mouth.

Visited July 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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165 restaurant reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Very very good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

Tony and crew are great. Pizza is really good but dinners are good too. They treat you well and never disappoint. Love it

  • Visited June 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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Clifton, Virginia
2 reviews
“Always Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Always consistant good food. Never disappointing. Pizza is also very good. When in the area we will always go back.

Visited March 2013
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