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Jul 28, 2008 02:40 PM

Fairfax-Nova NY pizza find

Greetings Hounds...

I'm a lifetime foodie, but a newbie to this wonderful website.

I know there's been quite a few threads re pizza in NoVA and for New York style pizza, Tony's continues to win praise. As one who has eaten at Tony's for 3 years I have to agree, they are very good.


"Pomodoro's" is in the Fairfax Towne Center and also has NY style pizza and I have to say, most of the time they are easily better than Tony's. The taste is better. The texture is a little more chewy and NY style then Tony's is.

Also delicious at Pomodoro's are their breaded mushrooms.

Caveat: The salad at Tony's is much better.

But for pizza...Pomodoro's has replaced Tony's for me. Nicer joint to sit in also.

NOW, here's the best kept pizza secret: Thomas's Pizza....Woodbridge, Virginia on Route 1.

The NY pizza is fabulous. Chevy warm crust...the kind of crust you wanna keep eating at the end, even without cheese or sauce on it. Generous portions of cheese and toppings. Their fried chicken wings are crispy and hot. Also a surprise: Their fried calamari tops or ties most Italian restaurants in the DC area...and Thomas's is a small spartanly decorated place in a strip mall.

May the Force be with you. Jedi

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  1. Is Pomodoro's a chain? The reason I ask is that there is one in Sterling.

    1. Thanks for the tip! Will check it out and post a report!

      3 Replies
      1. re: pleen

        It's not a chain. They might have a 2nd location but for sure its not a chain.

        On the sausages....never had it. I stick to pizza and fried mushrooms there and it's great.

        Pleen's gonna try it. I hope it's good for this is my 1st Chowhound posting and I'd prefer not to be stripped of crediblity so early on :)

        1. re: JEDIKNIGHT

          Pomodorro's is a local chain only. 3 locations at least. Get the Quattro Stagioni - a fave of mine for years now.

          1. re: JEDIKNIGHT

            I've only posted a few times myself and don't claim to be an expert on anything except my own tastebuds! :-)

            Still haven't been yet, but the rave reviews are mounting and will have to go soon! Thanks for going out on a limb and sharing your thoughts!

        2. I had a sausage calzone onetime at Pomodoro's that was very impressive. Not with the typical acidic tomato sauce, but a rich brown gravy with caramelized onions. Have not tried the pizza.

          I believe there are two locations. It is local.

          1. Pomodoro's eggplant parm meal is top notch.