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Cafe Pizzaiolo

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2800 S Randolph St, Arlington, VA 22206-2370
+1 703-894-2250
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10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Alexandria, Virginia
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120 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love this place. Saturday night dinner had $4 craft draft beer, $5 bruschetta (roasted peppers, fresh mozz, good black olives) and $5 calamari apps (light and crisp). Nice crowd, mostly families, a couple football games on. Service was friendly, prompt, attentive but not overbearhing. And the owners are great. Total tab: $55 and a nice tip for 4 teenagers... More 

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Thank Joelamountain
Alexandria, VA
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134 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here several times, from just two people to nine! They can scoot tables together for larger groups. This location has outdoor tables for warm weather, and an upstairs that has the bar. TV screens on both levels. Fairly extensive menu, with appetizers, pasta, sandwiches, and of course, PIZZA! Good wine and beer selection (inc. drafts/on tap), and good... More 

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Thank keut
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Convenient, nice staff, clean, not too large. Great breakfast menu and the meal was delicious. It is next to a wonderful plaza with a local bakery and lovely gift shop. We have had dinner meals in the past and they too were fabulous.

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Thank Suzie D
Alexandria, Virginia
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70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Found a small but wonderful selection of craft beers for a very reasonable price. We savored a couple of nicely prepared sandwiches served by a friendly knowledgeable waiter. The restaurant could use a good cleaning, there was a slight smell of old beer and the paint could use a solid touch up. Loved the pizza box artwork.

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Thank Pyranhadoc
Summerfield, Florida, United States
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310 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

The appetizer (Bruschetta) was excellent, but the pizza that we ordered was not very good. It was called Diavala, was thin crusted and very spicy. I lived in Italy and traveled extensively and never encountered a Pizza that was this spicy and tasted like this one. Do not order unless you like Tex-Mex food!

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Thank Randy C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Cafe Pizzaiolo is a wonderful restaurant located in Shirlington. I went with three friends and thoroughly enjoyed the food. Each of us ordered something different, but the serving sizes were so generous that we shared. I can personally attest to the goodness of at least four Italian dishes on the menu: pepperoni pizza, eggplant parmesan, chicken parmesan, and chicken marsala.... More 

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Thank CarlDMV
Alexandria, Virginia
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

My wife and I have eaten at the Arlington location twice for lunch and been very impressed. First time my wife had a panini, which she enjoyed and I had a spectacularly good calzone, the "Market" withe prosciutto, pepperoni, ham, salami and ricotta cheese. It was huge and accompanied by a very simple, fresh marinara sauce. We shared a fried... More 

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Thank Timothy H
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

Just shared a pizza from there with my daughter and it was exactly how I like it, straight from New York. Yum

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Thank Leeeser
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

Italian food? Not! This restaurant is absolutely awful. The only thing that is fit for human consumption there is the pizza. Do not go there if you want to eat anything else. You are guaranteed acid burns and a trip to the medicine cabinet. As for the wine? It is even worse!

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Thank Haruspex17
Silver Spring, Maryland
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914 reviews
577 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

I had two hours to kill before meeting friends for dinner nearby, so I stopped by at an outdoor table at Cafe Pizza I old for a draft beer and an order of calimari. Both were excellent and the waiter was enthusiastic and watchful. An excellent place to bide my time on a beautiful spring afternoon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2800 S Randolph St, Arlington, VA 22206-2370
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-894-2250

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?