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Cafe Pizzaiolo

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2800 S Randolph St, Arlington, VA 22206-2370
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

Thank CarlDMV
Alexandria, Virginia
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Timothy H
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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

Thank Leeeser
London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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!

Thank Haruspex17
Silver Spring, Maryland
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829 reviews
514 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

Thank dlosea
Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

After a long weekend in the area, I knew we would be heading out for spaghetti. Not finding a lot of Italian cuisine within walking distance of our hotel, plus add a slight rain, Cafe Pizzaiolo was an obvious choise. The decor was trendy. Considering myself an old timing man and my father even older, we really seemed out of... More 

1 Thank drftr09
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

My fianceé and I went on a rainy night and were a little down — not only was the pizza and calamari fantastic, the wine and beer list was great! Get there for happy hour prices before 7. Our waiter really seemed to love his job and the front of the house staff was fanastic. HIGHLY recommend!

Thank Darren S
Washington, DC
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82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Arrived after 9PM to a relatively empty and quiet cafe (the one on Fern St) for a late evening husband and wife dinner. Soon after the food and wine arrived so did the girl's soccer team from the local high school. To loud applause they were seated around us. Obviously they were expected, but we were not warned. The noise... More 

Thank nick_jemma
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

This is a sub par restaurant pretending to serve authentic Italian food. The portions are tiny for the price and the food isn't even good. We got take out calzones that we paid 12.00 for....they were the size of my fist. The staff acted as though they had never put a takeout order together in their lives, not enough containers,... More 

Thank JaredL23
Arlington, Virginia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Had such a good experience with my recent two visits, I felt they desired a positive review. First off, the happy hour is a great deal with a superb beer selection and nice wines too and daily food specials. The Sunday brunch was great too with great food at reasonable prices, so definitely stop in for a drink or bite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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: 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?