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pizza in Burke VA area

slschnur Jan 31, 2005 02:51 PM

I'm looking for somewhere to get GOOD pizza (more like real Italian pizza) within 15 miles of Burke, VA - that means some place other than Pizza Hut, Domino's, no "industrial pizza". Any suggestions?

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    Dennis S RE: slschnur Jan 31, 2005 03:19 PM

    Villa Bella on Burke Center Pkwy, near the Wal Mart

    Pomodorro in Fairfax Towne Center

    Pan Am Family Restaurant, Pan Am center, west of Fairfax Circle.

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      Dennis S RE: Dennis S Jan 31, 2005 07:09 PM

      For Pan Am, I was mistaken - east of the circle, then up Nutley from 50 (or down Nutley from 29), next to the Safeway.

      They have great sauce and real mozz.

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        Mickie RE: Dennis S Jan 31, 2005 10:01 PM

        I second Villa Bella.....nice wood burning oven pizza. Have not been there in awhile, but happened to stop by on opening day a few years ago while on sales calls.....I ordered a pizza and ended up getting it to go as they kept feeding me samples of every pizza they baked!

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        hm RE: slschnur Jan 31, 2005 04:56 PM

        Tony's Pizza in the Fair Lake's Shopping Center. I go there everytime I get out that way.

        There is also one with another name on 29 in Centerville. It used to be Tony's also, but is now run by another family member.

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          govtlawyer RE: slschnur Feb 8, 2005 09:05 AM

          I "third" Villa Bella. Also worth a try is Al's Place (the new place that took over the old Bob's Big Boy space in Springfield Plaza). There pizza is surprisingly decent.

          Unfortunately, I don't think the place will last. Bad location and nothing else worthwhile on the menu.

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            Lee RE: govtlawyer Feb 8, 2005 08:47 PM

            I've been to Al's Place three times; the service was poor and the food was mediocre. If I want a simple, reliable but not fancy meal, I go to Spartans in Burke (across from the post office) or the Four Seasons in Alexandria (S. Van Dorn).

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              Egregious RE: Lee Oct 26, 2006 05:34 PM

              Al's appears to be closed. Sadly, Four Seasons in Alexandria was torn down and replaced by a bank.

              I highly recommend Villa Bella (eating there tonight, in fact), as well as Spartan's. Both can get rather busy, although Spartan's is roomier and has uniformly outstanding service.

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            Custis RE: slschnur Oct 26, 2006 07:00 PM

            Not sure how far they deliver, but Z Pizza certainly would be within you area. They are next to the Home Depot across from the Springfield Mall. Great pizza, as well as subs and salads. I think they were named best pizza by the Washingtonian.

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