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Dec 14, 2012 04:44 PM

Decent Pizza in Vienna, VA

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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  1. 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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    1. re: MikeR

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

    2. 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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      1. re: heiligekuh

        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.

        1. re: heiligekuh

          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.

        2. 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).

          1. 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. ( 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.