- N Mar 1, 2006 01:54 PM
Vocelli pizza is a new delivery/carryout pizza place on Pershing Dr. in Arlington around the corner from Tallula. You can order traditional, thin, or pan pizza. They also have subs and some other items on the menu. We ordered a carryout pizza (traditional crust with vegetable toppings) last week, and it was fine but nothing special. The crust reminded me of Papa John's pizza. They do have specialty "gourmet" pizzas with toppings like garlic spinach or chicken pesto which could be interesting to try.
When I lived in Arlington and wanted pizza I drove out to Fair Lakes to get Tony's. None better in this area IMHO, unless you're into that fru fru stuff. Probably my second favorite pizza place outside of NYC or CT after Bronx Pizza in San Diego. Obviously, "good" pizza is largely a matter of taste...lots of people here like Z pizza for example, and I really don't. But my favorite in this area, by a wide margin, is Tony's. The tomato/basil pizza is out of this world.
I gotta say, of all the delivery pizza chains (Domino's, Papa Johns, Pizza Hut, Pizza Boli, etc,) Vocelli's is the best hands down.
If we want real NY pizza we go to Tony's in Fair Lakes but it's eat-in and carry-out only.
I work downtown in Dupont Circle and we frequent either Pizza Paradiso or Siete up Conneticut. If we just want a quick slice we go to Goody's on P St. They recently opened right next door to that crap-fest Alberto's, where the DC Hot sandwich shop used to be. Goody's has really great pizza. Their crust is amazing.
I rarely order delivery pizza, but when I do, it's Vocelli. Their meats aren't nearly as salty as the other majors, so I can have pizza for dinner without waking up two sizes bigger from water retention. And with less salt, you can actually taste the flavors.
The menu is at least attempting to be a "wee bit upscale" without going all "California" on us.