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We offer a Neapolitan inspired menu of made-from-scratch dishes that represent traditional cuisine. These meals pay hommage to the memories of Campania, the region of our heritage. The dishes are typical to the working class neighborhoods of Napoli, Salerno, Capri and the dozens of small villages along the prized Amalfi Coast.
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Tuscan, Sicilian, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Television, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed June 20, 2022 via mobile

My son, wife and I went here for Father’s Day. Lots of places I could have requested. But this place is GREAT. Pizza baked in a wood burning oven. Servers who speak Italian. Service and food perfect

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 24, 2022

Loved everything! Went for my hubby's birthday while visiting my brother and his family in VA. There was 6 of us. We had reservations and were originally seated in a very tight spot, but were moved to a better table when requested. The grilled calamari...was out of this world. The fried was good, too. Salads awesome. I got the butternut squash ravioli which was perfect. Everyone else loved their meals as well. Hubby got lasagna which was also good. Dessert, they brought out 6 chocolate cups with amaretto in the bottom and some cream on top. They were delicious. Service, food, atmosphere was really great. They also sell bottles of wine on the way out for $10. Wasn't disappointed with my choices. Loved it here. 6 adults with several apps, salads, drinks, food and dessert around $200.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Mark M, Marketing at Pazzo Pomodoro, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2022

Thank you for the detailed review, we really appreciate it!

Reviewed April 17, 2022

The portions are large. The homemade pasta is wonderful. The wine list is reasonable and extensive. There is also many beers on tap.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Mark M, Marketing at Pazzo Pomodoro, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2022

Thank you for sharing your experience, Brellie!

Reviewed March 5, 2022

We had the best dinner…fettuccine was outstanding! Mussels and salad were great as well. The service was fabulous! Highly recommend this restaurant!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Mark M, Marketing at Pazzo Pomodoro, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2022

Thank you Dockwest!

Reviewed July 12, 2021 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Quick service. Not many people there. Had soup and salad. Good food. I was able to practice speaking Italian with Mauro. Highly recommend it.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 30, 2021

First of all, I went to International School of Pizza (and actually graduated!) so I know a thing or to about pizzas even though I am non Italian. This is the first restaurant I ordered a Magherita. A bit too soft but otherwise lives to...its name. A pizza served to queen Margaret. I only finished 1 big slice because the delicious calamari did me in. lightly fried and tender, not at all boucy. dipped in a spicy mariana sauce. I found this place by accident, I told the host I entered the wrong place looking for ice cream. She said we only have gelato, and only 4 flavors: Chocolate, Pistaschio, strawberry and Vanilla. I ordered the strawberry and Vanilla. Amazing ice cream. Some will correct me "it's gelato" whatever, great dessert before the meal. Needless to say, we will return.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed October 23, 2020

One thing that you expect (at a halfway decent restaurant) is for the staff to know when one course should follow the previous. This establishment seemed to be looking to turn the tables instead of making the evening a nice dining experience. When the main...course came too early, we asked for it to be withheld. The second introduction of the main course (again a bit too early) was done, we had no choice to accept it. The next disappointment was how flavorless the Involtini was. For $22, you think that one would get something that tasted 'good.' Insult to injury: I adjusted the blind that was facing West. We wanted to see the beautiful sunset that was transpiring.....only to have a very rotund staff member chew me out for having touched their infrastructure. A remarkable exhibition of "The Customer Doesn't Matter." All the above is a clear indication that this establishment is "running on empty." To wit: 1) Poor course timing to make the evening rushed rather than enjoyable 2) Flavorless entrees 3) Remarkably rude staff lecturing paying customers about a window treatment Its almost like these people are looking for a way to close their restaurant. Obviously, we won't return.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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markmJ9034SV, Marketing at Pazzo Pomodoro, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2020

Thanks for writing; however, for the most part we do not agree with what you reported. Obviously, you had a bad experience, but some was brought on by yourself. When you walked in the restaurant, we noticed that you were very unhappy, disgruntled somewhat. While...More

Reviewed September 12, 2020 via mobile

This is an incredible Italian restaurant. In addition to the delicious pasta dishes, all the pizzas are incredible! The best thing about this restaurant is not the food itself (which again is great) but the waiter named Mr. Mauro. Because of him, we go to...this restaurant almost every Sunday since 2016.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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markmJ9034SV, Marketing at Pazzo Pomodoro, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2020

Hi hcmarque, thank you for the great review and your consistent support over the years. We truly appreciate it!

Reviewed September 11, 2020

I am International Food and Agro expert. Yesterday 9/10/2020 Alex Bajan von Krasnik visiting Pazzo Pomodoro of Vienna Virginia. Calamari alla Griglia with baby arugula salad. I have to say was superb. Calamari Alla Griglia. Grilled Calamari Topped with a Lemon Marinade on a Bed...of Arugula. Address: 118 Branch Rd SE, Vienna, VA 22180 Phone: (703) 281-7777More

Date of visit: September 2020
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markmJ9034SV, Marketing at Pazzo Pomodoro, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2020

Thank you Alex, come back soon!

Reviewed February 13, 2020 via mobile

We went here based the the trip advisor reviews. I’m glad we did because we weren’t disappointed. We went for a late lunch and we’re nearly the only ones there. Had a quiet meal together on the wife’s birthday. The food was hot and delicious....We will return.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 9, 2020

We had dinner on Saturday night, probably at the busiest time of the week. The food and service were great, but we could barely carry on a conversation. The tables are close together, and the noise level was constantly high. Also, I had called for...reservations for our party of four and was told they only take reservations for parties of six or more. The person I spoke with said a party of four would have no problem being seated at six pm on Saturday night. Not so. We had to wait 30 minutes for a table. PS the chocolate gelato was good, but if you've had gelato in Italy, you know most US places, including this restaurant, just can't seem to match it. The pizza with arugula and prosciutto was excellent.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 31, 2020 via mobile

For all of you who are SO tired of chain restaurants that offer the same mediocrity in every city, this spot is a refreshing change. It isn’t great Italian food, but it is local — and that counts. The service is attentive and friendly, the...portions are generous, and the food is solid, if not memorable. The atmosphere is warm and lively. Make a reservation and ask for a table towards the back, or in the room to the right. Unfortunately, the front of the restaurant is plagued by serious drafts from the front door and unpleasant overhead LED lighting.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 22, 2020

Staff very accommodating to 20 Allow for pre order of meal groups for gatherings which works well Food and Wine is very good

Date of visit: January 2020
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PazzoP, General Manager at Pazzo Pomodoro, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2020

We appreciate your great rating, we enjoyed serving folks. Please come back again soon....

Reviewed January 7, 2020 via mobile

Nice intimate neighborhood Italian trattoria. Pasta and pizza extremely popular, wife's butter fish cooked perfectly with a light cream sauce. Don't pass up their gelato made on the premises. Service was attentive and very engaging. Wine list extensive and reasonably priced.

Date of visit: January 2020
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PazzoP, Owner at Pazzo Pomodoro, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2020

Thanks for the 5 star review, the butter fish was a Special so it may not be available all the time. Wine list is even more reasonably priced on Tuesdays when we offer 25% off on bottles from the list. Come back soon!

Reviewed November 22, 2019

Was looking for a casual place on a Sunday evening while staying in Tysons Corner. Found this place on trip advisor and decided to try. Glad we did. Tucked away in a strip center this is a cute traditional italian restaurant. Pasta was very good,...pizza as well.Sunday night live music at the bar! All told was an enjoyable evening.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Pazzo P, Owner at Pazzo Pomodoro, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2019

Hi Ira, we are pleased you found us and shared your experience. Hope to see you again the next time you are in the area.

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Pazzo Pomodoro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4