Italian Sausage Purveyors
Canales Deli in Eastern Market. I know it is not NoVA but it is that bad of a trip.
Mr. Canales used to get his Italian from Nick's of Clinton, I'm not sure who his purveyor is these days but I have not noticed any difference.
In the past Mr. Canales has also special ordered the Italian Sausage in rope form instead of links for my cookouts.
Wegmans also has decent Italian sausage, it isn't as good as what Canales Deli peddles but it is OK.
I have not been impressed by Whole Foods, the texture was off. Perhaps a bad day but I have been unwilling to give it a second shot.