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Café Pizzaiolo

Updated: Mar 16, 2023

Are you a fan of authentic, Italian pizza? Do you long for a delicious home cooked lasagna like the one your mother used to make when you were a child? Well, we have found the place for you. Located in the Village at Shirlington at 2800 S. Randolph Street, Arlington, VA, Café Pizzaiolo is home to some good Italian classics such as Gnocchi, Chicken Parmesan, Baked Lasagna and many more. What makes this Italian restaurant different than others? Every night of the week, Café Pizzaiolo has a different daily special which includes promotions such as discounted pizza, date night, half-off wine, and happy hour specials. In addition, Café Pizzaiolo hosts several events each month. This December, the restaurant will hold a Rainbow Rock Band Music Show and Toy Drive and two “Steal the Pint” nights which feature various craft brewing companies.

Our favorite dish? We tried the original Neapolitan pizza with extra virgin olive oil, tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil all piled onto a crispy thin crust. This pizza was very comparable to pizza that we have personally had in Italy. Therefore, we highly recommend trying it if you are a pizza connoisseur! We didn’t want to leave without indulging in a pasta dish so we opted for the baked lasagna which included five layers of mouthwatering pasta, ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, and their hearty bolognese baked sauce with marinara. One thing customers notice as soon as they are seated is the countless pizza boxes hung all over the wall. Café Pizzaiolo encourages their customers to take their pizza box home, get creative and bring it back in to showcase your designs! They choose the best art to hang on their walls as pictured below! So head to Café Pizzaiolo one night this week for a daily special and don’t forget to try one of their delicious pizzas paired with a craft beer; you will not be disappointed!

To learn more about Café Pizzaiolo’s specials or to see their menu, visit their website.

*Images from Café Pizzaiolo’s Website & Facebook

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