Pizzeria Orso
Pizzeria Orso

Pizzeria Orso

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pizzeriaorso.com/
  • Phone: 7032263460
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday | Closed.
    Tuesday - Thursday | 11:30am to 9:30pm
    Friday - Saturday | 11:30am to 10:00pm
    Sunday | 10:00am to 9:30pm
    Brunch Sundays 10:00am to 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Tapas / Small Plates, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Will Artley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: Sit at the Chef's Table when available. Take a cozy seat in front of the oven and watch the pizza cooking action up close and personal!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tinners Hill St
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Covered parking lot - reserved spaces and street parking
A word from Pizzeria Orso
Will Artley brings more than a decade of restaurant experience to his position as Executive Chef at Pizzeria Orso. Artley made his national television debut as a cheftestant on Food Network’s Chopped in November 2012, and since his arrival at Pizzeria Orso, has helped secure a spot as one of the top “50 Best Restaurants” in Northern Virginia by Northern Virginia Magazine in both 2012 and 2013. Additionally Pizzeria Orso has been honored with numerous accolades including Northern Virginia Magazine’s Best of NoVA 2013 for both Best Chef and Best Italian Restaurant, and Best Pizza in Falls Church News-Press’ Best of Falls Church 2013. Artley’s playful personality pairs well with his extensive culinary talents in presenting some of the most celebrated Neapolitan style pizza and inventive globally-inspired small plates available in the DC area.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Pizzeria Orso reviews from OpenTable diners
85 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (62)kid-friendly (60)great for lunch (38)fit for foodies (38)good for groups (32)great for outdoor dining (28)great for brunch (15)special occasion (7)hot spot (6)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (3)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Best Pizza in Town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great Pizza. Also, interesting and well thought out menu. Great appetizers: lentil and squash salad is one of my favorites. Really great sandwiches: tuna salad is one of my favorites. Beautifully decorated and comfortable seating. Also does gluten-free pizza crust if you call ahead.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch!
    AimeeVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food was really good and reasonably priced. And you will have no problem getting a table (or parking for that matter) on a Sunday morning! Strongly recommended!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Secret Surprise
    CookBottlewasher
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This place really exceeds expectations. Artley's food is right up my alley. The pizza's are the best in the WDC area but I usually take with because we want to eat the rest of the menu! I try to stay away from prime kid time. Warning! Lots of kids!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pizzariea Exratordinaire
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Innovative menu, modern ambience with old world charm
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    DinerfromDelRay
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Every time I dine here I leave stuffed and happy! The food is fantastic and the service has improved to the point that it matches the cuisine!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The pizza was amazing and we loved the brussel chips. We enjoyed the atmosphere and had a great overall experience! We'll definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pizza, amazing pasta
    luv2dinewthuVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I visited Pizzaria Orso during restaurant week and enjoyed their very generous lunch special menu: an appetizer selection (literally could choose from half the menu, including small portions of their pasta dishes) a pizza and a beverage. Everything we had was delicious. I was specifically blown away by the BLT gnocchi, which was made in house and probably among the best gnocchi I've ever tasted. I look forward to returning!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Deal in The Area
    WDC1VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Pizzeria Orso offers the best family meal deal in the DC Area. Their appetizers are fresh and not in the usual category. Their pizza selections are superb. And best of all their prices, especially at lunch are amazing. If your in the mood for pizza preceded by fun appetizers, Pizzeria Orso should be your choice.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Delicious food!! Great pizza and calamari and brownie with vanilla gelato! Waiter could have been a little more attentive. My table and table behind me had to frequently signal for SOMEONE/ANYONE for drinks, refills, napkins, extra sauce, etc. Outside of our waiter's service which I think was not representative of the overall service of the restaurant, the food and ambience was wonderful and we will be returning.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breakfast Pizza
    blueboybob
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The waffle was surprisingly good for a pizza place. Also, the sticky bun was so soft it was crazy. But the best part was the breakfast pizza. Who would think maple syrup on a pizza would be good, but it is. Try it out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great somewhat hidden gem
    CareInn
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    In the city of Falls Church, you don't have a ton of options. This is a great place that has so much more than good pizza. My first time going for brunch which was good but the normal lunch and dinner menu are far more delicious!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Love the food here
    TracyVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have been here numerous times and are always happy with our meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Orso
    CandB
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This place never lets us down. We took friends who were visiting from Kosovo here. They were delighted with the food and our waiter was wonderful!! All of the shared plates are delicious!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family friendly but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    A great place for families, but there is no changing station in the women's restroom!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as expected.
    oneg
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Maybe this is my fault for going there with high expectations after reading about it on thrillist.com. Apparently this made their top 12 restaurants in DC suburbs. I clearly think this is not the case. Don't get me wrong, there isn't anything very wrong with this place, but at the same time nothing stands out. Décor is dull, service is fair, and the food is plain. When I say plain I really mean it. Their pizza dough is ok, but the taste is clearly not there. Also, whatever you do don't order the octopus. So bottom line, I could see going back there if I lived in the neighborhood and/or I had kids, but I don't so I won't go back again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great in almost every way
    Tenabetsy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Wayyyyyyy too noisy! Loved the creative menu,mwith a myriad of choices. Healthy options along with the others. Our waitress was a gem. The notice was an issue for us.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We saw a documentary on WETA on Washington DC's best pizzas, and so we found you. Excellent pizza!! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We will Go Back for Sure
    LovetheIslandsVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Not the easiest place to find, but we went around 3pm on a weekend and were pretty much the only people there. The wood fired cauliflower was amazing, I am already craving the Fun Guy Pizza again. If you have kids expecting a standard frozen pepperoni pizza you may have issues, they use real cheese that has a flavor to it and it has a different consistency. I think this is a good think, but I see how some kids may not like it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great and Unusual Pizzas
    Excitingpizzacombos
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This is a family friendly pizza restaurant. Interesting combinations. They will build you anything you want. There is parking under the building so don't think you need to sit on the street.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Friendly and Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Was there a few weeks ago and went again tonight. Great food, dessert.....wine, apps, and service. Make reservations.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Mp58
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    A pizza was missing an add-on ingredient so the chef made an additional pizza to go home with us! An unnecessary gesture but greatly appreciated! Great good and service! Will most definitely go back! Lived up to our expectations.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Informal but authentic pizza
    LBT123
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Not a fancy place, but clean, spacious. Very good pizza, excellent service, I wish I had asked the server his name so I could give him credit! Made some good recommendations, which we liked.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • keep as is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I hope you keep your menu as is and overall ambience. If you try to cater to each and every person out there, you'll loose what you got going. I wish you continued success. My family and I really enjoy your food, service and ambience. Also, I'm very glad that you are 5 minutes away from our home :-) best regards, Mona p.s. maybe- only introduce couple of pizza and pasta dishes that are gluten free for many sensitive people out there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely one of the best in NOVA
    mexstorm
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    To be fair, I am a pizza snob. I make my own pizza using Kettle Pizza and I am willing to travel to find truly good pizza. Pizzeria Orso is a strong #3 in the area, behind Pupatella and Two Amy's. They have a great wood fire pizza and they got the crust absolutely perfect with just the right amount of char. We ordered two pizzas, one of course was their DOC to see how they compare with the other DOC pizzas in the area. While their pizza was very good, it is #3 on the list as I mentioned. However, Orzo does come in WAY ahead of the others in terms of their other offerings. They have a great beer list, tons of good sides and awesome desserts. We also loved eating outside and the restaurant is not nearly as cramped as the other two.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GoodRowe
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Our pizzas were excellent...three different kinds and all to our liking. The person who made our experience SO nice was our waiter, John. He was friendly and accommodating and flexible, making it a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never again
    cprin6VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    A group of friends and I went for brunch - we truly did not have a good experience. Our waiter was completely unattentive and did not know the menu. The place was quite empty. It lacked ambiance or even a clear design. The food was so greasy it was almost inedible.
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  • .. great pizzas
    RussVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Noisy restaurant.. service spotty.. but great pizzas.. its worth the annoyance to get their pizzas!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    Trish
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We've been going to Pizzeria Orzo for years. The food is consistently good and the service is always friendly. A small, but notable beer list including both local and import craft brews. The highlight is the stone fired pizzas. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love the crust
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Not the world's best pizza, but pretty well up there in the rankings. The crust has a great flavor and texture. Calamari appetizer was light and tender, but I didn't care for the aoili sauce; marinara next time, not just for the calamari but also for dipping the pizza crust. We had the multi-meat pizza and enjoyed it thoroughly. My only complaint: I wish this place were closer to where I live!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DogwoodVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Novice server made several mistakes including charging credit card twice. Pizza still great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pizza
    Michael818VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    As always, to me the pizza is the reason to visit. The dough is chewy with just a touch of sourdough flavor. The toppings are fresh and abundant. Service can be spotty and the prices are a little high on appetizers and desserts (latte too). All in all, a good high-end pizza like you get in Italy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot to go before the show
    LewP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Great spot to go before (or after) shows at the Creative Cauldron. Good food and drink! Show them your ticket or program and get a nice discount as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • pizza too?
    sparker1077VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    So delicious, and the awesome pizza is only part of the menu!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    tysons4VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Back to Orso after a while and new options coupled with standards made for a great meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 51 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 133 reviews are from the Pizzeria Orso reviews archive.
  • aurbon
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The best brick-over pizza anywhere, but so much more than "just a pizzeria". Small plate offerings are phenomenal! Lamb bacon sliders, Brussel chips, wild boar agnolotti, not to be missed!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Pizza
    Michael818VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I love the pizza at this place. The crust is chewy and just has a slight flavor of sourdough. The toppings are fresh and well thought out. The wines pour by the glass is a bit skimpy for the price.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easter lunch
    RLSKSU
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We went for Easter lunch. The pizza was fantastic!! We also had the sweet rolls with bacon.. YUM!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is always great!!
    PatSVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    This is our favorite spot for a nice meal, perfect beer, and conversation, only problem is that its popularity means it is always full. While I see many couples here, I would not call it romantic. It is a place for the family, to pull up an extra chair and enjoy a great salad or your favorite pizza cooked to order, to try one of the chef's specials with a glass of fine red. Everything from the kitchen and bar is perfect. Even our pickiest eaters, everything on the side, substitutions, etc, always receive it right. We will continue to go back.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not exciting as newspaper review
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Fairly good and everything written up in the paper such as brussel sprout chips and gnocchi were fantastic. The rest was decent but not amazing.
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  • Table of 6. Multiple plates
    Nick
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Table of 6. Multiple plates per person. Main course for one person not delivered, obviously forgotten. Then after reminder delivered after everyone else was done, so sent back. Still appeared on the bill. Removed after discussion. Draw your own conclusions.
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