We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Italian Store

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3123 Lee Hwy, Lyon Village Center, Arlington, VA 22201-4207
+1 703-528-6266
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

398 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 397: English reviews
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have multiple friends that have moved out of this area but still text me to tell me how much they miss The Italian Store. I've only had the sandwiches, but I make a point to bring any visitors to experience them with me! Heavenly. My only comment is that - obviously - if you are getting sandwiches to eat... More 

Thank Emily H
Arlington, Virginia
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Local and family owned. We've loved the original store and even battled the parking from time to time...just to get a sub. Then Bob and his family opened another store in Westover (taking over the old 7-11). Perfect spot, better parking and a good addition to Westover Market/beer garden, Lost Dog Cafe all near each other. Now we find ourselves... More 

Thank DCJim40
Arlington, Virginia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

The Italian Store is the real deal. This is not an Italian restaurant that serves limp spaghetti and weak sauce. This is where you go to source authentic Italian food products, awesome pizza and subs, and Cannoli that you will leave your gun behind for.

Thank msmccomis
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

I was staying in Arlington at a Hotel in miserable weather. I needed something family friendly and hotel friendly to eat but was sick of restaurant take out. Drove over to this store, picked up heat and eat fresh pasta, meatballs, Italian cookies. Great for the kids. Great quality for the adults. Everyone was happy.

Thank Jean B
Arlington, Virginia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

There are two locations for the Italian Store but I mainly frequent the one in Lyon Village on Lee Highway in Arlington. The subs are the best around and the lines are usually long but the sandwich makers are fast. The meats are freshly sliced and very good. They also have many different pizzas which are all very good. The... More 

Thank rickfromVA2
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Outstanding pizza, outstanding subs. Be prepared to wait at busy times. Order a fresh pizza to go - veggie is excellent, as is the cheese. Excellent deli meats. The only negative is the wait at busy times. Everything else is a winner. Good wines at good prices too.

Thank degd127
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

We took a large Milano sandwich after exploring the very well stocked shelves. It was fresh and very good.

Thank Mimi5636
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

So much selection. Sandwiches, prepared Italian meals, pizza. Their roles are something special. They remind me of quality roles from up north. They are quick to help. There is always a steady flow of customers which demonstrates their consistent good food offerings.

Thank Dave M
Bradenton, Florida
Level Contributor
576 reviews
424 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Stopped for a quick sandwich and it was really tasty. The service was and everyone was friendly. Recommend their sandwiches.

Thank Jhonesnaps60
Alexandria, Virginia
Level Contributor
59 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

The lines outside this store don't lie. Providing consistently high-quality food at a fair price is such an obvious strategy and the Italian Store has been following this strategy for years. The real question is why more restaurants don't get it.

Thank pviii2015

Travelers who viewed Italian Store also viewed


Been to Italian Store? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3123 Lee Hwy, Lyon Village Center, Arlington, VA 22201-4207
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-528-6266

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Italian Store and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Land O Lakes, Florida
over a year ago
Springfield, Virginia
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Italian Store staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?