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“A Must-Try!”
Review of Piola

Ranked #49 of 943 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: N. Pierce St.
Transit: Piola is located 3 blocks west of the Rosslyn Metro Station, that is served by the blue and orange lines.
Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

We chose this restaurant based on its proximity to our hotel. We made a reservation and were seated immediately. The bar was incredibly crowded, but the dining area was comfortable. We were seated in a table located in traffic to and from the kitchen and restrooms, but it wasn't too awkward. At first the waiter was extremely helpful and made suggestions. We ordered a quinoa appetizer (delicious), salads (acceptable), and two vegetarian pizzas (amazing).
Our waiter struck up a conversation with a lady at the table next to ours and spoke to her for more than 20 minutes. Our glasses remained empty and our request for additional sauce wasn't filled while the conversation progressed.
If the service had been more appropriate, I would have easily awarded the highest review!

Thank TRM1
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

Had a late lunch at Piola on a Saturday, and was worth the wait to eat! Delicious, fresh ingredients, hot out of the oven pizza. Shared a regular size salad with the husband; we both enjoyed the mix of greens and freshly chopped vegies as well as delicious dressing on the side. The pie he chose was with fresh mozzarella and salami... fresh sauce, distinct flavors. Will return for the early evening specials - looks like a great deal!
The service was what rates this a 4. or maybe even a 3.5, but I loved the food. not busy, but our waiter was either new or just not attending to detail.

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Thank letsgo2242
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Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Wasn't expecting the pizza to be this good. When we arrived the restaurant looked like a hip bar. Very noisy. We had a reservation a were seated immediately. Very noisy and it was difficult to talk to the waiter. We both ordered pizzas and it was delicious. The food was good enough for us to come back whenever we travel again to Arlington.

Thank hjruiz
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Stopped in Piola (actually this restaurant is in Rosslyn, VA, right on Wilson Blvd). It is nicely decorated and has lots of tables. They make their pizzas in a genuine brick oven-- the oven looks like it was hand made. They have pre-set toppings with catchy names and also have a long list of toppings so you can create you own to suit. Most of the pre-set ones are rather interesting. As said, you can also build your own from a list of standard toppings if the ones on the menu don't sound suitable. The varieties are very, very tasty and the crusts are extremely thin with just the right amount of crispness. However, there is not much dough there. As with what I would term an American pizza, you usually have a substantial crust. Not real thick, but thick enough that 2 or 3 pieces is usually more than enough to satisfy a normal appetite and fill you up. With a Piola pizza, the topping is so good that you want to eat more, but the crust is so thin it doesn't fill you up. A guy with a good appetite can eat a whole Piola pizza by himself and I still don't think you would feel stuffed. There is a good balance between the topping and the crust, but it might leave you a little hungry if you are accustomed to traditional American type pizza. That said, I liked Piola a lot and will go back to try some other variations. This time, I had the Tours as I like white pizza, but I had them alter the toppings slightly which they are happy to do. The brick oven is extremely hot so it takes a very short period of time to get your pizza. They also have a good beer and wine list with the typically inflated prices for alcohol that you expect in most restaurants-- not terribly expensive, but no happy hour type pricings either. It is very good pizza. Not the best I've ever had, but it was good. The atmosphere was nice and the prices were acceptable for a metropolitan area restaurant. There were lots of families with small kids eating dinner while we were there so it is good for families, couples or a group of friends. You can also get appetizers, salads and some meat dishes as well as dessert besides the many variations of pizza.

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Thank OldeBlueHen
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

Within walking distance from our hotel - great specials on off times, got our pizza's for more then 1/2 off. Quality food - unique and large servings. Many choices on menu. Awesome. Fast service too.

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Thank Annette R
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