This is a great spot for a
This is a great spot for a fun, low-key dinner. The food and service are great, and the atmosphere is very fun and energetic. You can come with a group of adults or kids and have a great time. Our server was very helpful and friendly and our pizzas and salads were excellent.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good place for different pizza
Picked this restaurant on a whim because we were in the mood for some good personal style pizzas. It did not fail us there, the food was good. Unfortunately, it didn't have the feel of a place we would really like.
3/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, poor waitress
Went here for mine and my daughter's birthday dinner. We had never been here before. They had two dollar glasses of house wine that evening, which my wife loved. Outstanding menu, almost too much to choose from, but then is that really a problem?
Pros: GREAT food, delicious. Good proportions, just the right size. Great wine by the glass special for my wife.
Cons: Waitress did not know the food items, could not answer any of our questions. Brought us the wrong appetizer and insisted it was the #610 (but did not know what that was exactly!). It was some sort of friend seafood and we ordered carpaccio. It also took a long time to get the appetizers, and when they came they arrived with dinner. I think she forgot to enter the ord
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth a visit
Been there for pizza a couple times and their pizza is very good, but today wanted to try something different - did their dinner menu and was pleasantly surprised. Beef carpaccio was very good although a bit overrun by the spinach leaves (made it feel more like a salad with carpaccio on the side). Would've preferred a smaller plate, less green...or to pay more and receive more meaty goodness :-D. Go for the happy hour, stay for the pizza, and experiment with the dinner menu...it's all good there.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brick oven pizza lover'destination
We chose this restaurant for it's proximity to our hotel but was thrilled to find the wide variety of options. Very unusual choices for pizza toppings... We chose # 25 which had roasted eggplant, arugula, shiitake mushrooms and grape tomatoes. Delicious with a cold Stela Artois. We would definitely recommend Piola!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
My favorite pizza in the whole area
I love Piola's pizza ....it's exactly like the pizza that I ate when I lived in Italy and even now, when I travel to Bologna every year for work. Thin crust, fresh toppings - and they have an innovative list of unusual toppings as well as traditional. Plus - lots of tables. (I tried Pupatella and was sorely disappointed - I didn't like my toppings or the super crowded restaurant.) Plus, you can eat an entire pizza and not feel full. And they have wonderful salads as well - very fresh. I haven't tried the pasta yet - I can't get past the pizza and salad. I even had my "wedding rehearsal dinner" here a few years ago and everyone loved their meals.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot if going to Artisphere!
Definitely recommend trying Piola if you are going to an event at Artisphere nearby. (Artisphere patrons receive a discount, which is nice!). And most definitely come for the pizza--it's what Piola does best. It's not a fancy pizza joint but I love the casual atmosphere. My friend and I ordered white pizzas and were impressed. I tried the white pizza with scallions and it was amazing--really fresh.
According to my friend the drinks are on the fruity side, so if you don't prefer sweet mixed drinks stick red or white wines offered.
Overall a good place to try.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Pizza in DC
The seemingly endless, creative choices of pizza are all fantastic and the homemade pasta is some of the best in the area. Great happy hour specials, huge outdoor area.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable dinner + half priced wine
Piola is a nice casual restaurant to meet friends. Our group of four ordered three individual pizzas and one pasta dish. We also split a salad to start. I wouldn't say the meal is anything extraordinary, but it's good food and you can't go wrong with half priced wine on Monday nights!
7/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent choices for pizza toppings and they have a thin crispy dough, which I prefer. We took advantage of Ladies Night $2 glass of wine. No beer on tap/ draft but a decent choice for bottled
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and rare outdoor seating
I have been to the Piola in Hallandale, FL and was excited to try the one in Arligton. The food was excellent! We were able to sit outside, which can be rare in that part of Arlington. We went on the 29th which is gnocci night, which is fantastic! For a flat rate you get all the gnocci you can eat. They walk around with gnocci in different types of sauces, up to 15 different varieties, and serve you as much as you would like. I highly recommend going on the 29th of the month for gnocci night.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun Place to Meet Up
The server was friendly and provided perfect service. The salad was amazing, and the vegetarian pizza 151 with mozarella was very good plus there were so many options! Piolo is not far from the Rosslyn metro, and they validate parking so it only costs $3.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gnocchi night was great as
Gnocchi night was great as usual. I wish the gnocchi would come out more quickly, but this speed allows you to talk and enjoy your group's company, not just shovel food on your mouth.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM