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“Great sandwiches, SLOW service”
Review of Italian Store

Italian Store
Ranked #8 of 880 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Arlington, VA
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great sandwiches, SLOW service”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Love the food here - but every time I come here I remind myself not to come back. I end up waiting in line FOREVER and something always goes wrong with my order. They really need to figure out a better flow - you can watch the people behind the counter and see how inefficient it is. Still, it's always packed because people love the subs.

  • Visited October 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Osprey, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great sandwiches”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Lunch time is hectic here. I would call in, fax in your order or you may wait a long time to get your sandwich. Busy, busy, busy place. Only a couple of tables to eat at here. Mostly a pick up and go place. It's good.

  • Visited January 2013
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Arlington, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Pizza or sub, you can't go wrong here.”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

As the name indicates, The Italian Store is indeed a store, a very good deli, in fact, but it's also a popular carry-out restaurant. There are a few tables with chairs outside, but don't count on getting a seat. As for the food, your big decision is whether to go with a sub or pizza. You can't go wrong with either. My favorite sandwich is their take on the muffuletta, the best I've tried outside of N'awlins. If I had a complaint, it would be that they sometimes run out of various cuts of meat. Such a problem only attests to their popularity. So go in, grab a number, and be patient. You'll be glad you did.

  • Visited July 2013
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Arlington, Virginia, United States
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“a must-go!”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

i'm tempted to tell everyone that this place sucks so that it wont get any more busy than it already is, but i'm italian and i just keep keep this place a secret. it is by far the best place to get a sandwich in the area. the ingredients are fresh and they pile them high. i've never heard of anyone having a bad order here. don't let the nondescript srtip mall location fool you - this place is legit.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Leeanne S
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Ashburn, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
161 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“#1 for a reason”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

I'm pretty sure this place has been there forever, or as long as I can remember. And it's always been great. Their subs are the best in the area, and if you go in at lunch they have baskets of them made in case you don't want to wait. I've never had anything that wasn't good there. Them being #1 on any food list is an easy call.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank laguna5243
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