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“a bit pricey for a pizzeria” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Big Italy

Big Italy
33rd and Atlantic Avenue, 3316 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
757-213-0600
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Ranked #229 of 1,256 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Alexandria, Virginia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“a bit pricey for a pizzeria”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Nothing special.. Kinda nice but a bit pricey for a pizzeria. Server was kind but a little bit slow.

Visited December 2014
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English first
Southern Maryland
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Great Idea!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This restaurant has got a great thing going! It's essentially three restaurants in one space all loosely related.

The first restaurant is a pizza joint - very cool looking and the breads smelled fantastic.

The second is a family italian joint - loved the red check fabric everywhere!

The final is a gelato/dessert joint - OMG you could just about see the calories crawling out of the area!

We sat sort of between the pizza and italian places and could see just about everything going on (which we all know people watching is part of the fun!). Our server was named Nick (I think) and he had a fantastic personality for the job!

We settled on the antipasti to share and a bowl of the tuscan bean soup each. The soup was very flavorful and the antipasti was delish! This was plenty for the two of us to eat for lunch. As expected we didn't have room for dessert, but the array looked so tempting we decided to take some to go. The desserts are a bit pricey ($7.99 each) OR they have a sampler for $14.99 which consists of three desserts. If you don't like one in the sampler, they are very willing to switch it to one you do like.

We had the Italian style cheese cake, the chocolate mousse and canolli. All three were fabulous and tasted divine!

We would be sure to stop by on our next trip to the area!

  • Visited December 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kristin M, General Manager at Big Italy, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Crookedhalo, Thank you for a great review on the food and service! So glad you all dined with us and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Virginia Beach!
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
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“Pizza, Pasta, and Gelato”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We had a group of 6 and got sat immediately. We decided to all order something different from the menu... no one was disappointed! I had the special, bacon and basil wrapped shrimp, which made it really hard to share. Our server was Jon and he did an awesome job guiding us through the menu.

  • Visited December 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kristin M, General Manager at Big Italy, responded to this review, 1 week ago
We are so pleased you enjoyed the food and service during your visit to Big Italy! Chef Jerry is preparing new specials weekly, so be sure to stop back in!
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Not a Good Place”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We went to eat at this place on a Sunday night and their service was very poor. The lady who take care of us don't bring the silver ware, forgot about plates, my husband asked for refill and took about 20 min later to bring it. The pizza was not so good, and we feel overall very disappointed. We thought that all the publicity of being a good place would paid a visit but we never want to go there again when we visit Virginia again.

Visited October 2014
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Kristin M, General Manager at Big Italy, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Prados30, We are so sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your time at Big Italy, I have shared your comments with the Chef and staff to review in our daily lineups. We truly hope you will give us the opportunity to serve you again and redeem our reputation.
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Very good great experience and server”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The food was awesome and the server was very polite and attentive to us. I must say we were surprised. This was a kickoff meal to celebrate our anniversary and it was a great way to start if off!

  • Visited November 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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