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Pinzimini Restaurant and Lounge at The Westin Arlington Gateway

3.7
264 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
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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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: 6:30am to 11am Monday through Friday; 7am to 11:30am 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) 473-3390
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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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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.
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Neighborhood
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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 pinzimini@westin-arlington.com.
Additional
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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us on Mother's Day for brunch from 11am-3pm. $48++ per person for adults, $15++ for children ages 4-10, children under 4 eat free. Also, enjoy $3 mimosas!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 264 People Are Saying
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3.7based on all time ratings
3.7
food
3.7
service
3.8
ambience
3.7
value
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Attended Easter Brunch at this restaurant with a large group. The food was just okay and the service was poor. It took forever to get coffee, juice and water and refills were impossible. Plus, the management seemed overwhelmed. We had more attendees than expected and were told an extra table would be provided to accommodate our larger than expected group. This never happened and some of our party had to eat at the bar. We will not dine here again.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We were there for Easter brunch. They had a great selection of breakfast items--omelet station, waffle station, bacon/sausage on buffet, assorted breakfast breads and cakes and fruit. Huge shrimp that they kept refilled. The eggs "Benedict" were different, not hollandaise sauce. Good but tepid. Excellent salmon on a DELICIOUS risotto. Mimosas were very good. my only complaint was about the service. It was hard to get water refilled or get a hot tea. I think they were understaffed.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went for Easter Brunch, food looked great but was not good tasting.
Crab leg meat cold/frozen
Beef dry and flavorless
Waffles undercooked
Easter cookies dry
Butternut squash lasagna very good
Shrimp excellent
Cheese table great
Quiet, tasteful environment with great service but overall, I would not go there for a brunch again.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Meat balls overcooked
Cheese plate missing parts
Only one waiter

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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...

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4.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on July 23, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2016

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2016

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

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2016

Pizza wasn't crispy, too mushy. But we enjoyed ourselves overall.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2016

We decided try a place where a lot people wouldn't be at on Valentines Day. We took a risk to a place we have never been before. It worked out well the food and the setting was great.

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1.0Dined on August 7, 2015

Went to this restaurant on a Friday for lunch and there were very few people dining. Despite this fact, the service was very slow, it took forever for the food to be served and when it arrived at our table it was not hot. Let's just say, the plate was hotter than the food. This is my second unpleasant experience at this restaurant this summer. I won't be returning.

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4.0Dined on January 22, 2015

Excellent site for conducting business during lunch.

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2.0Dined on January 17, 2015

Went for lunch on Saturday. First, menu on Opentable has nothing to do with their menu (they are aware of this ...since June 2014!). Food was ok nothing special (menu includes: soups, sandwiches, and flatbread).

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2.0Dined on December 6, 2014

We went with my in-laws. The food was fine but the service was awful. It was empty - the food took over an hour to come out. We had to remind the waiter about our soups etc. a few times. I think he honestly forgot about the food. We won't be back even though I live around the corner.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2014

Service is always impecable. Food is great and tables are spaced far enough apart to have a private conversation. This has been my go to place for lunch with clients.

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2.0Dined on November 12, 2014

Met a client for dinner. The waiter was very attentive and atmosphere was very nice but unfortunately the food was very plain and lacked flavor. Fish was way over cooked, soup lacked seasoning and I couldn't even finish dessert because it was so bad. The restuarnant was only 30% full, which should have been a clue for me to leave.

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2.0Dined on November 3, 2014

I found the restaurant and reviews on Open Table sounded good but I didn't know it was in a hotel until I got there. I don't like to dine in hotels but had the food and service been great I would advise as such . The waiter didn't speak English well and was the only waiter for the entire dining room. After I ordered a glass of wine and a few minutes later my salad came but no wine. I had to flag down the one waiter ask again for my wine. He never asked me if I wanted to order a main course and I had to flag him down again and waited a good 15 minutes to order, was finished with my salad by the time I ordered my main and waited about 30 minutes for that. Couldn't get out of there fast enough. Also, it is an "Italian restaurant" with a very small number of menu choices.

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2014

We chose the restaurant for the menu sounded unique but delicious. We had an amazing dinner and the service was excellent. We would be happy to return the next time we are in Atlington!

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2014

The Pinzimini is my favorite neighborhood restaurant, a 15-minute walk from my home. On a sunny Sunday morning with a hint of fall in the air, I savored the experience. Dining alone on the patio, I enjoyed farm fresh eggs, sausage links, breakfast potatoes, and warm butter with sourdough toast. I used to take my dad to the the Pinzimini for breakfast or brunch about twice monthly, so I am greeted as a friend when I enter. We would dine in the sun room or out on the patio in solitude. The deliciousness of this meal, the soothing and relaxing ambience out on the patio, the scenic, relaxing walk to and from home, and the personal service that I receive remind me that I should stop by more often.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2014

The food, wine list and service were awesome and we dined with friends from out of town. And the dessert selections were to die for. Will be back soon.

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2.0Dined on July 16, 2014

The place has the right atmosphere to be great. The menus is good. But, the food leaves a bit to be desired. I ordered the Stozzapreti Gamberi. The key ingredients pine nuts and fennel listed on menu were nowhere on my plate!

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4.0Dined on June 26, 2014

Underwhelmed by the portion size for the price of my roast chicken lunch.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2014

I go there all the time for lunch meetings because the tables are spread out nicely, giving you privacy. They have a great soud/salad/sandwich combo for a very reasonable price which I love. I believe they offer free valet parking for their restaurant as well. It's not typically very busy, so if you go on a randomly busy day you'll run into service problems because they're generally not staffed for that.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2014

Four of us went and had a reservation for Mother's Day. No one was at the podium to receive us and I finally flagged someone down. They seemed busy but the restaurant was not full. Once seated we had to flag down someone to wait on us. Once we had our waiter all went well and the buffet was delicious, with a continental flair. A nice touch was when they delivered a cut rose to both me and my mother.

Pricing was reasonable too.
Would go again and definitely try dinner.

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2014

Service and cuisine have slipped remarkably since last visit and is clearly reflected in the nearly empty restaurant! I was very disappointed and probably will not return anytime soon! Hopefully the lack of customers will force management to address the myriad of problems with this establishment before this one time hidden gem goes under for the third time! (Note: Service in a nearly empty restaurant should not be this spotty. No way should it have taken 15 minutes for someone to take an order with (counted them!) four seated patrons at only two tables!!)

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2014

Good food good service - great place for a meeting

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2014

As always - great food and a good place to have a conversation.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2014

Due to the snow...we both were a bit off in our timing. My guest arrived before I did...I was late . No problems. The table was held...everyone was kind and the food was hot.
All you can ask for on a bad weather day with crazy traffic.

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2014

Great place to have a business lunch.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2014

Pinzi Mini has become my favorite place for lunch in Ballston. As soon as you go in you are greeted with a big smile from Maria the hostess. The service is also enjoyable and quick. Definitely ask for Lorenzo who does a great job with explaining the menu and getting you want you need. Everything I've tried at Pinzi Mini has been delicious.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2014

Always clean, friendly with good food, this is my favorite place to have a meal and have a business discussion.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2013

Great food and very reasonable prices!

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2013

Good place to have quiet business lunch with ambiance.

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3.0Dined on November 9, 2013

The restaurant was not at all crowded when I was there but it took quite a while to get a glass of wine. I was almost halfway through my dinner before it came. Food was fine.

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