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“Best Italian food for the price in Vienna!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pazzo Pomodoro

Pazzo Pomodoro
118 Branch Rd. SE, Vienna, VA 22180
703-281-7777
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Ranked #12 of 125 Restaurants in Vienna
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Vienna, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Best Italian food for the price in Vienna!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We had a nice selection of appetizers, pizza, and an entree when we had dinner at Pazzo Pomodoro. The portions were fairly decent, though I think they count on your ordering more than one course. The appetizers were great and the pizzas were delicious.

  • 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
“The food is very good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We tried Pazzo Pomodoro after going to Sweet Ginger and seeing a line out of the door. We went on a weeknight and it was crowded in the restaurant. As other reviewers mention, the tables are close together and you have to raise your voice to speak as it is very loud in there. Decor-wise, there are murals on the wall and it will remind you of a Luciano's in that respect. The pasta is very good - we had the ravioli and it was flavorful. The bread was ok and served with olive oil. Our server was very busy and that resulted in slower service. We had plates of pasta, so it probably should not have taken so long to bring to us. The wine selection was basic, but the glasses were generous.

I would recommend Pazzo Pomodoro and I think it's a good addition to the neighborhood. Due to the noise level and the crowds, you may want to go to Luciano's for similar food and a bit more quiet.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vienna, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“excellent food and attention”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

you must try the "kisses of Sophia Loren" dessert!!!!
The attention is really good and personalized, our favorite waiter is Peppino
The have really nice food and wines, many Viennan families goes there with kids
There is a small bar in the back were you can have some wine and and nice appetizers

Visited May 2013
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121 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We went on a very busy night. The service was a little odd, and the tables are really packed in tight. The food was OK -- we'll try it again because I think it will get better as they work the kinks out.

Visited April 2013
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Reston, Virginia
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117 reviews 117 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Growing pains”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Saturday night 700 arrival is a 45 min. Wait. Pasta is homemade and delicious stay away from specials the kitchen has mastered them. Mussels are great and calamari has a nice accompaniment if zucchini. Nice bar area and well priced wines. Bottom line a 6:30 or 8:00 arrival will be a better experience since there are no reservations .

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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