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Thu, 2/22
9:00 PM

Pinzimini Restaurant and Lounge at The Westin Arlington Gateway

260 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: 6:30am to 10:30am Monday through Friday; 6:30am to 12:00pm Saturday and Sunday
Lunch: 11:30am to 2:30pm Monday through Friday; 12:00pm to 2.30pm Saturday
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Lounge: Nightly: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 537-4200
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Bobbie Miller
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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.
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Parking details
2 Hours of Complimentary Valet Parking (ask your server for validation)
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Public transit
Two Blocks from the Ballston/MU metro stop.
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Special events & promotions
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 260 People Are Saying
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3.7  based on all time ratings
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPmen (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

Good choice for convenience to the Westin Arlington. Food was well prepared. A bit bland and not a lot of selection. Mango slices in a Caprese salad was a bit unusual for me. Wine offerings by the glass were very nice.

Rodney (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

I walk by Pinzimini on my way to work and always thought the décor understated but interesting, streamlined contemporary. It was summer, a Friday night in August, so was very quiet, only a few parties seated. But the food was very good for a hotel restaurant, and the service sincere, attentive, and accommodating. We like hotel restaurants and bars for some reason, and we would return here for a quite dinner on another Friday night, a good place to let the cacophony of the week slip slightly farther away with each sip of wine...

Christain (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 13, 2016

We met at Pinzimini for a business lunch. The food was plentiful and reasonably priced. The service was good as well.

vipNeighbourhoodFoodie (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on November 29, 2016

I was there for a business trip and decided to get a quick bite to eat. The place was very quiet, did not have too many people. I ordered the Insalata Caprese as a starter. The dish was very bland, tomato didn't taste too fresh and mozzarella cheese was mushed. I also had the Branzino Alla Griglia. The fish was cooked fine. However, it was sitting on top of a huge "blob" of tasteless polenta. There were so much polenta and it was such a huge chunk and dry.

Their food presentation could definitely use some help and so were their staff. I was told that the fish will need 30 minutes to prepare, which I was fine with that. Then it came out 2 minutes after the appetizer, which I had literally had one bite and they need to take it back to the kitchen. That caused the food to be cold but the plate was piping hot when it came out the second time. When the staff (not the server) delivered the appetizer, he has a pen in his hand next to the plate, I was glad that did not poke me when he put down the plate.

It's rather disappointing for the whole dining experience there; unlike most other restaurants I've been to in the SPG hotels.

ZippyGuy (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on September 9, 2016

The restaurant seems to have limited their menu and no longer offer some of the pasta or meat options offer before. My last visit was pleasurable, but the food was simply adequate.

vipFoodloverrrr (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on July 29, 2016

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but this place was such a let down. I guess I expected more from this restaurant because it's part of The Westin. We started off with their cheese plate (three Italian cheeses) and when I asked what kind of cheese, the server couldn't tell me but we were fine with that because we love cheese! Wrong. It was the saddest cheese plate ever. For our main course, we decided to split a pizza and share a side of
gorgonzola mashed potatoes. The pizza tasted like it came straight from the freezer. When the mashed potatoes came out, we were confused if the gorgonzola was already mixed in or not because we couldn't taste it. Asked the server about it so he brought out a side of BLUE cheese...I'm sorry but I will never come here again.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on July 23, 2016

Bon choix de pizza et salades. Risotto un peu fade. Un peu cher. Service impeccable.

Ajillity (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 20, 2016

Finally, a healthy and delicious breakfast restaurant for someone picky like me. I will be back!

MichelleD (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

The food was delicious. Excellent quality.
Desserts were tasty and fresh.
The presentation of the entire mothers day brunch was beautiful.

Proof (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on May 7, 2016

Very nice experience all around. Lovely surroundings, great service and food.