Pinzimini Restaurant and Lounge at The Westin Arlington Gateway
Pinzimini Restaurant and Lounge at The Westin Arlington Gateway

Pinzimini Restaurant and Lounge at The Westin Arlington Gateway

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pinzimini.com/
  • Phone: 7035374200x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: 6:30am to 10:30am Monday through Friday; 6:30am to 12:00pm Saturday and Sunday
    Sunday Brunch: 10:30am to 2:30pm
    Lunch: 11:30am to 2:30pm Monday through Friday; 12:00pm to 2.30pm Saturday
    Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm;
    Lounge: Nightly: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Boyd Palker
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Pinzimini offers many of its menu items to go. Large party platters available for pick-up, perfect for office or home parties. Try Pinzimini pizzas ON-THE-GO and bring the freshness and aromas to your home or office.
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether you are looking for a private room for a business meeting, company or family celebration, Pinzimini Restaurant and Lounge features a refreshing ambiance for every special occasion.
  • Private Party Contact: Franck Ackah 7035374200
  • Special Events: Pinzimini offers the following private dining options: a Private Dining Room for up to 40 seated guests and up to 60 for standing reception, and a semi-private room overlooking the courtyard for up to 30 guests. For more information and private dining menus, please email pinzimini@westin-arlington.com.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Two Blocks from the Ballston/MU metro stop.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: 2 Hours of Complimentary Valet Parking (ask your server for validation)
A word from Pinzimini Restaurant and Lounge at The Westin Arlington Gateway
Located in the bustling neighborhood of Ballston, Pinzimini is not your traditional Italian restaurant. With a culinary philosophy of fresh, local ingredients and simple preparations, you can sign a contract at a power-broker business lunch or celebrate a done-deal over evening cocktails in the lounge. Our modern Italian cuisine mixes high-quality ingredients that display the creativity of our chefs, with fresh accents as well as seasonal salads and pastas. Pinzimini also offers patio seating to allow you to enjoy the weather on a beautiful day. We are located two blocks from the Ballston Metro on North Glebe Road in The Westin Arlington Gateway. 2 hours of complimentary valet parking available for all diners.
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Pinzimini Restaurant and Lounge at The Westin Arlington Gateway reviews from OpenTable diners
4 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.8
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (1)neighborhood gem (1)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • we got seated - it was average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/13/2009
    we got seated - it was average customer service - could have been better after we got our main course - could have came by & check to see how the food was but didnt. had a discussion with the manager & he understood what needs to be done in order to improve service. possible that i could go back there again soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The arugula salad was quite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/12/2009
    The arugula salad was quite tasty. The cavatelli pasta dish was cooked al dente, which was very good. However, the dish was a bit too oily.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have given this restaurant
    KLoDCVIP
    Dined on 1/23/2009
    I have given this restaurant three chances as a neighborhood resident. The steaks are good, the manager is awesome but the wait staff has much to be desired, especially associated with a Starwood Hotel. Customer service seems to be slipping everywhere one goes though.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a large party of 12,
    Arlington7175VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2008
    We had a large party of 12, but services was very slow to the point, I would reconsider coming again with a large group. Butternut squash soup was very good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Website did not indicate a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2008
    Website did not indicate a special, limited menu was in effect for New Year's Eve. What was offered was ok. We were not able to taste their regular menu, which was the reason for our visit.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was good and room was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/27/2008
    Food was good and room was nice. Reservation had requested booth seating. That was not set up until we arrived and refused a table in the middle of the room. Wine service was done completely wrong. Red wine was opened at the table and then dumped into the three glasses. Cork was stuck back into bottle without ever being shown to anyone or a taste poured for anyone or the red wine allowed to breathe. Clearly not a trained person.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Absolutely delicious! So good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/19/2008
    Absolutely delicious! So good! Great service, adorable lounge and exceptional service. Couldn't have been better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Have eaten here several times.
    Arlington7175VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2008
    Have eaten here several times. This past visit was for the Appetite Stimulus 3-course package. The butternut squash soup was outstanding. The beef tenderloin was too salty and tasted as if it has been overseasoned. I would visit again, largely because it is close to home and quiet with fairly good service.
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  • Not a bad spot if you're in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/24/2008
    Not a bad spot if you're in the neighborhood, but not our favorite either.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very attractive restaurant,
    ElRicVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2008
    A very attractive restaurant, but over priced food--the pizza came out soggy--unforgiveable for such pretense of high-end diing. The steak and veal chop were decent. Service was very attentive and personable. There are much better places in the area for the money.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I thought our waiter was not
    LuluVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2008
    I thought our waiter was not very attentive. But the oddest situation was that when I made a reservation I could not get one for 6:30, only 5:00 or 7:00. Naturally, I assumed the restaurant was full for the time I requested -- and some time beforehand as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant was elegantly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/16/2008
    The restaurant was elegantly decorated, quite, not very busy. The waiter was very knowledgeable on the wines available. Food came in perfect portions! Menu had a wide variety to select from...I would recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had dinner with a friend on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/14/2008
    Had dinner with a friend on a Thursday night, and we had an amazing time! The food was delicious, and the server was a lot of fun. Excellent spot, would visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • The food was great. The restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2008
    The food was great. The restaurant wasn't crowded, so the service could have been better, but it was overall a great experience. I would definitely go again.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too much salt! Everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2008
    Too much salt! Everything I have had there has potential but is overpowered by too much salt. And the lunch time wait staff could use a bit more training. Ours neglected to offer us the specials. Another waiter had to come over and help her out.
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  • First of all, there was no
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/29/2008
    First of all, there was no maitre d' there. The waiter was the only person working at the reception area and apparently he didn't know how to check me in for my OpenTable reservation, even though I gave him my full name. Although I ordered the Mediterranean Sea Bass, the waiter brought me out the soft-shell crab. He told me that he accidentally pressed the wrong button, so I had to wait longer for my meal than my friend, whose birthday I was celebrating that night. The arugula salad was good, and the panna cotta dessert was good, although it would be better if was less sweet.
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  • The service was excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/12/2008
    The service was excellent and the food delicious. A menu with many great options without being overwhelming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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  • Pleasantly surprised by the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/18/2008
    Pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, and the quietness of the restaurant. The ambience is great. The Westin is a wonderful addition to Arlington. The services was good, but not great; however I am not complaining. I have eaten here a few times, but this was the first for brunch. Party of 4, and we tried four different menu options...all were fabulous. Great food. Wonderful experience. Waiters could be a little more attentive; had to carry my check to the bar to get cashed out (again), but in the big picture, still really enjoyed it. One observation...the softdrinks tasted flat. Now that I think of that, they always tasted flat..somehow this should be addressed. Thanks. We will dine there again.
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    great for brunch
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  • Overall it was a fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    Overall it was a fantastic experience. The staff was courtious, the food was great. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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  • Pinzimini is one of my favorite
    jondersVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2008
    Pinzimini is one of my favorite Ballston lunch destinations, esp for business lunches. It is a unhurried atmosphere with good food and service. Much more relaxing that most of the chain restaurants in the Ballston area. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Food was really outstanding....LOVE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Food was really outstanding....LOVED the chicken cacciatore! The wine list was also surprisingly complete, especially by the glass. Overall a great experience and we look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • The waiter, Matthew L., provided
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/7/2008
    The waiter, Matthew L., provided exceptional service. Very professional and courteous. My guest and I both remarked on it. He went out of his way to be helpful to us - even making copies of some documents needed for our business lunch.
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  • Service was very good, food
    VisitorVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    Service was very good, food tasty but in retrospect, quite salty.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • When I arrived there was nobody
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/17/2008
    When I arrived there was nobody at the Host/Hostess desk. I waited 3-4 minutes without anyone offering assistance and finally proceeded over to the Bar and ate there instead. The bartender was very personable and provided good service but I can't give a good service rating when there is no one to welcome you and seat you in the dining area.
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  • This has been a great, dependable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/31/2007
    This has been a great, dependable place for special occasions, (Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.), with an ever-changing menu that can be adventurous, but not too outrageous. The last Thanksgiving dinner we had here with just a few tweaks to make it "Italian" was a very memorable meal...in a GOOD way. Plus the cost per person is a pleasant surprise when you're dining in such "posh" surroundings. This isn't a place we did (or would do) on a regular basis, but for every celebration or special get-together, you can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Bit pricier than I expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/15/2007
    Bit pricier than I expected for the caliber of the food we had, but to be expected for a hotel restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was very mixed - my date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/12/2007
    Food was very mixed - my date and I alternated good courses - she had excellent soup and my salad was so overwhelming with vinegar and somehting else it burned my mouth - my entre was great but hers and mediocre.. and the story goes on for deserts, etc... no plans to return - do NOT recommend
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