Il Pizzico has gone from Washingtonian Magazine's "best cheap eats" listing to an updated place with a much more expensive menu. It's exterior appearance is deceptive although not shoddy; it's in a strip mall on Rt. 355 at its intersection with Gude Drive. One negative is that they do not take reservations - from our experience, however, they don't need to do so; at 6:30 on a Friday night, diners waited for tables to open up.
The food remains delicious (although servings are on the small side) while the decor has been upgraded along with waiters dress, now in all black. A half-serving from the pasta list is permitted: the mushroom ravioli with pistachio sauce was very good (although we prefer ravioli cooked another minute or two). I found their sautéed shrimp and sea scallops with crispy pancetta and Marsala cream sauce excellent (again, not a large portion) and enjoyed the creme brulee (very good but standard) for dessert.