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“Pizza is OK - Entree Salads are great”
Review of Donatos Pizza

Donatos Pizza
Ranked #88 of 179 Restaurants in Vienna
Price range: $1 - $16
Cuisines: Pizza
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Dining options: Delivery
Description: New pizza place
Vienna, Virginia
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88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Pizza is OK - Entree Salads are great”
Reviewed June 21, 2012

Look beyond their pizza menu - the entree salads are GOOD!

Visited May 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Ashburn, Virginia
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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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“So glad Donato's is now in NoVa”
Reviewed May 6, 2012

I'm orginally from Columbus, OH and grew up on Donato's pizza. When we return to OH to vist, we always make it a point to go to Donatos at least once. The Vienna, VA location is just what we remembered, and a great taste of home.

Donato's pizzas are "edge to edge" with toppings. There is no crust edging per se. The crust is somewhat thin and less greasy than NY style and has cornmeal on the underside.

They have all the standard toppings of a pizza place, and several specialty pizzas (I recommend all of these):
- Hawaiian: canadian bacon, pineapple, bacon, almonds and cinammon in addition to pizza sauce and cheese.
- Founder's Favorite: variety of meets and banana peppers
- Mariachi Chicken: chicken, jalapenos and some veggies (this one has some kick to it).

The basic cheese pizza is also great.

The round pizza pies are cut into rectangular slices, rather than NY style floppy slices. The four corner pieces are cherished in my household.

Donato's offers salads and subs as well. The Big Don Sub and the Ham & Cheese are great.

Donato's uses Marzetti dressings for their salads. These are also used at Wendy's, and Buffalo Wild Wings for a frame of reference.

Donato's is not a fancy, boutique pizza place. It's family-friendly, has minimal decorations (so somewhat light on atmosphere) and may feel like the Pizza Hut locations that have seating.

Most locations deliver. We drove about 20 miles to get to the Vienna location, so I'm not sure if they have delivery yet. One important note: Donato's charges a fee for delivery. I always found this a little odd. The drivers do NOT receive that fee for their services, so consider that before thinking the delivery charge just goes straight to the drivers.

I highly recommend this place, and hope another one opens soon a little closer to my home.

  • Visited March 2012
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Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“First Try....Very Good”
Reviewed March 4, 2012

As the newest pizza place on the block in Vienna, I gave it a try and......it was a winner. Excellent pizza with more toppings than any other pizza place in Vienna. Excellent crust, too. Hopefully the quality continues as the restaurant ages. (I can't give a pizza place an excellent after just one visit, but this one was close!!)

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Ready4MoreTravel
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