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Decent Pizza in Vienna, VA

flavrmeistr Dec 14, 2012 04:44 PM

Haven't been over that way in a while. There must be something besides Abomino's or Poopy John's. Help me out.

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    nolanmjj Dec 18, 2012 09:26 PM

    i've had church st pizza for work. although it can be ok, it's extremely greasy. extreme pizza is not bad and has a lot of options. joe's pizza is terrible from what i remember.

    red tomato is another good spot. (http://www.redtomatousa.com/) it's a lot more simplistic than the rest -- almost a neapolitan style. church st emulates moreso new york and extreme pizza is just general american style.

    1. Dennis S Dec 15, 2012 07:36 PM

      It's been a while since I've had it, but for a change of pace consider Pan Am Family Restaurant. IIRC, it's "greek" style, and the sauce is definitely made in-house and very good. We used to live in Oakton and went there with regularity (both for breakfast and then at night for pizza).

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        heiligekuh Dec 15, 2012 06:00 AM

        To my mind, Church Street Pizza is the best option in the area.

        They have a nice thin-ish crust that's several order of magnitudes better than the giant chains. My wife and I also rank them higher than Flippin' and Z Pizza. They're located on Church St, between Lawyers and Park.

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          Mulan Dec 15, 2012 03:18 PM

          I am also a fan of Church Street Pizza. If it has been sitting around for a while and you get a reheated slice, it's not great. But if you get a fairly fresh slice, it is delish.

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            flavrmeistr Dec 17, 2012 11:09 AM

            Thanks. I'll try them next weekend. Mario's, the nostalgic favorite, won this weekend. Not the original, the one in Merrifield. It was, well...sad. Definitely not the original.

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            MikeR Dec 15, 2012 04:45 AM

            Extreme Pizza is new there (it's a franchise) but I've never tried it. There's a Joe's (local chain of, I think, two shops) that's OK.

            Vienna is kind of short on checkered table cloth and Italian restaurants, but if you go into McLean, there are a few places who have received reasonably favorable reviews for pizza.

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              flavrmeistr Dec 15, 2012 05:42 AM

              It'll be take-out for the game on Sunday. Somewhere between, say, Nutley and Lawyers Mill would be my preference.

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