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good stromboli in northern virginia?

alkapal Jun 16, 2009 12:37 AM

does anyone have any recommendations about where i might find good stromboli? i'm in arlington, but will travel for a good stromboli.

by the way, why don't more pizza places make stromboli, too?

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    weezycom RE: alkapal Jun 16, 2009 07:37 AM

    There's a pizza place that makes a decent stromboli at Fairfax City Mall, just west of Pickett Street on Little River Turnpike/Main Street. Also has acceptable pizza by the slice. Can't recall the name right now.

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      alkapal RE: weezycom Jun 16, 2009 09:23 AM

      mama lucia?

    2. ktmoomau RE: alkapal Jun 16, 2009 08:03 AM

      I think the pizza place by Lord and Taylor in Tysons makes stromboli their pizza is pretty good. It is upstairs by the bead place, forget the name.

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        alkapal RE: ktmoomau Jun 16, 2009 09:12 AM

        luciano's? great! i like their pizza.

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        ATM RE: alkapal Jun 16, 2009 09:43 AM

        I like the stromboli and calzones at Faccia Luna. I always ask for extra sauce on the side for dipping.

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          alkapal RE: ATM Jun 16, 2009 10:29 AM

          alright -- here in my neck of the woods! http://www.faccialuna.com/menu/arling...

        2. ktmoomau RE: alkapal Jun 16, 2009 10:38 AM

          BTW because I know you are a big home cook. Martha Stewart's everyday food a couple months ago had a recipe for broccoli stromboli that you make with store bought pizza dough that is really good.


          I forgot about Faccia Luna. I love stromboli too will have to go as I love how reasonably priced they normally are, but think their pizza if it has meat topping is a little salty.

          I know this is awful, but I used to get the stromboli with extra sauce at Mama Sbarros in the Annapolis mall when I worked at the mall. With a cup of extra sauce it wasn't that bad. I hate to think about how bad for me it probably was... Now I make the martha stewart one because I can use low fat cheese and etc and it is still good, but not quite as bad for me.

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            gregb RE: ktmoomau Jun 17, 2009 06:39 AM

            I'll stick my neck out for ya... the stromboli at Sbarros are pretty decent. They aren't going to win any awards, but they'll take care of a craving.

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            Steve RE: alkapal Jun 18, 2009 03:06 PM

            I had a delicious stromboli at Pomodoro's at Fairfax Town Center.


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              Dennis S RE: Steve Jun 19, 2009 01:28 AM

              I forgot about them. On the pizza side I love the quattro stagioni.

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                alkapal RE: Steve Jun 19, 2009 01:48 AM

                steve, in some strombolis, they use "ham." what kind of ham, if you know?

                this place is near the tjmaxx -- that shopping strip?

                ps, the shrimp dish on the home page of their website looks delicioso! thanks for the heads up -- and dennis, too, for the quattro stagioni, one of my faves. prices are very reasonable, to boot!

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                  Steve RE: alkapal Jun 19, 2009 07:53 PM

                  I don't know much about the ham.... also I don't usually go to this shopping center much.

                  I don't think anything in this area is like you'd get up in Joisey, but Pomodoro's produces a very tasty version.

              2. Dennis S RE: alkapal Jun 20, 2009 10:18 AM

                Hey alkapal - just to cover bases - not in NOVA of course, but have you gone to Stromboli's in Bethesda/Rockville? They have frozen ones that you can bring home. When we're in the area we'll often get one or two for the freezer.

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                  alkapal RE: Dennis S Jun 20, 2009 08:26 PM

                  dennis, thanks. no i haven't been there, but will check it out when i'm up that way, though that is rare. they have a nice variety, and it looks like a cute place, too: http://www.strombolisrestaurant.com/

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                    Dennis S RE: alkapal Jun 21, 2009 03:25 AM

                    It is a neat little place. It was one of the first places I was introduced to in the area - even living then in Reston as I do again now. I remember the pizza as being good, but over the past 4-5 years, have only picked up frozen, and maybe one hot for me while doing so. Heck - haven't been up that way now for 6 months at least.

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                  overlander RE: alkapal Jun 22, 2009 06:04 PM

                  Does anyone know what became of Pizza D' Resistance? Used to be in Arlington/Courthouse.

                  They made the absolute best calzone I have ever had. Were they located in what is now Toscana?

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                    alkapal RE: overlander Jul 6, 2009 06:10 AM

                    overlander, i think that toscana came into the pizza d'resistance space right after pdr closed.

                  2. Dennis S RE: alkapal Jul 4, 2009 12:04 PM

                    Alkapal - remembered this post the other day when I was at Santini's - they have calzones. I've not had those, but the pizza is decent enough to warrant an investigation. They have an outpost in Reston and Oakton, at least.

                    I also think Paisano's has them, but I haven't had anything yet at any of their places. Anything I could find on this place seems lukewarm at best, and no one commented on a request I put out about them.

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                      alkapal RE: Dennis S Jul 6, 2009 06:11 AM

                      i'll tell you where NOT to get calzones: pie-tanza!

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                      sweth RE: alkapal Jul 6, 2009 03:26 PM

                      Edgardo's in Landmark used to have a good stromboli. It's been forever since I've been there, though, so who knows if it's any good any more.

                      (Also once very good there were the sandwiches, especially the tuna & white bean.)

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