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Pizzeria Orso

400 S Maple Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046-4241
+1 703-226-3460
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  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
400 S Maple Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046-4241
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Reviewed October 13, 2014

The pizza was good...but order it to go. The grilled romaine..skip it and most other dishes. Waiters need lessons. Dirty plates piled up on the counter beside new orders waiting for delivery to tables. Very disappointing.

Thank Sandtom
Reviewed September 20, 2014

The pizza here was good. I have had better (though it was Naples, so maybe that is not a fair comparison), but it was solid. The real star was the Calamari Fritti, the Sweet Corn Angliotti, the Arancini, the Wild Boar Gnocchi and the Octopus....More

1  Thank Thero_Kenman
Reviewed September 3, 2014

Wonderful neighborhood spot. Have been here on several occasions but the best deal was restaurant week and 1/2 off bottle of wine on a Wednesday. Good assortment of starters, entrees and of course - pizza. Enjoyed the pork belly appetizer, lamb bacon sliders, BLT gnocchi...More

Thank hawaii96821
Reviewed September 2, 2014

Pizza is good, meatballs are great, nice vegetarian ravioli. But I question the prices for the size of the meals. I ordered the ravioli a second time to make sure I ordered the dinner portion vs the appetizer and confirmed that you get about 4...More

Thank Ann M
Reviewed July 29, 2014

My wife and I have eaten here several times and the pizza has always been good. It is a good family spot with a lot of noise. It is what it is a pizza place. Many local reviews try to make it something more than...More

Thank hanlein
Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had dinner at Pizzeria Orso and enjoyed our meal very much. On the menu they have, of course, Pizza, but they also have a lot of other specialties which is what separates them from other places. We had the Grilled Octopus and Pork Belly...More

Thank Pamela K
Reviewed July 20, 2014

Friendly and helpful wait staff but somewhat slow service at time when the restaurant was not especially busy. The pizza is much better than at the chain restaurants that sell pizza, but not as good as many local alternatives

Thank RichT529
Reviewed June 22, 2014

Had their tater tot appetizer because it was intriguing. Don't bother. It was like the stuff you put on a baked potato rolled into a ball and the fried. The spaghetti was good but the meatballs lacked flavor. We didn't get the pizza but it...More

Thank VirginiaLove2Travel
Reviewed June 19, 2014

I have travelled to Italy many times- this pizza is the real deal!!! They import ingredients from Italy, and I felt like I was dining in Florence or Tuscany at a local pizzeria. Excellent pizza with outstanding crust- chewy byt blistered from the pizza oven....More

Thank Susiewoozie12
Reviewed June 19, 2014

Pizzeria Orso is one of our "go to" restaurants. We must come here at least twice a month. The salads and appetizers are always delicious and the pizza is great neopolitan style (a couple of minutes in a really hot brick oven). The kids are...More

Thank waterphreak
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 S Maple Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046-4241
    (Tinners Hill St)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Falls Church
  • Phone Number: +1 703-226-3460
  • E-mail
Opened in 2010 in Falls Church, VA. Pizzeria Orso is family-friendly authentic Neapolitan Pizzeria that also showcases an assortment of globally-inspired small plates. Pizzeria Orso features an enormous custom-made volcanic brick oven handcrafted by Forno Napoletano for the restaurant, in Italy. True to traditional Neapolitan technique, the pizza dough – which uses a sour starter - at Pizzeria Orso is naturally leavened, never refrigerated, and baked in the wood-burning oven at approximately 800°F for 90 seconds. Pizzeria Orso was named as one of the top 50 Best Restaurants by Northern Virginia magazine and was also recently awarded Best Italian Restaurant by Northern Virginia Magazine.
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