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About 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.

801 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 537-4200

Website:
http://www.pinzimini.com/

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.

Parking Details:
2 Hours of Complimentary Valet Parking (ask your server for validation)

Public Transit:
Two Blocks from the Ballston/MU metro stop.

Executive Chef:
Bobbie Miller

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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

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3.7

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3.7

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3.8

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3.9

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Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (160)
Fit for Foodies (152)
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Neighborhood Gem (145)
Great for Lunch (117)
Romantic (113)
Notable Wine List (65)
Great for Outdoor Dining (55)
Great for Brunch (37)
Hot Spot (32)
Vibrant Bar Scene (32)
Kid-friendly (30)
Late-night Find (20)
Scenic View (9)
Business Meals (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Casual (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Good for a Date (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2010

So so. Main course was good and very reasonably priced. Starters are a bit over priced as are the desserts for the quality & quantity that you get.
Wine per glass expensive .

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2010

The customer service, the atmosphere, the food, is incredible.I would reccomend to every one.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 23, 2010

Food was pretty good and the service was quick. I enjoyed eating here.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 16, 2010

We were the only table in the restaurant. There were seven people and we were having bottles or wine, appetizer and lunch, and the service could not have been more neglectful. The food was amazing, but the way were treated was very disappointing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2010

Very pleasant evening. And validated valet parking is very helpful in this neighborhood.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2010

Visited during Restaurant Week. Great service during the entire meal. All three course were overall good, good flavor.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2010

I work not far from Pinzimini so when I want to go somewhere nice for lunch, this is teh place for me!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2010

Restaurant is in the Westin, and befits the high style normally seen in this hotel. Lightly patronized for lunch, except for rush of in-hotel meeting people that swarmed in, ate and quickly left. Service was timely, although I don't think we saw the same server twice-- as management was clearly helping to deliver food in the lunch time rush. Food was good, not sure I would put this on my list of favorites though.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2010

Gorgeous space and excellent service. The food all looked good on the menu and the ingredients were excellent, but the combination of elements on the plate was always just plain bad, e.g. a wonderful piece of lobster overwhelmed by a tasteless hunk of potato. Also, almost everything we had was severely under-seasoned.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2010

(Party of 7 for an engagement party) It was extremely dark in our section and I was told the lighting could Not be changed because it would effect everyone else's lighting (even though there was literally only One party of 2 in the place other than us). It was so dark, my 51 yr old mother had to ask the waiter to READ the menu!

Skip the fact that not once did we get our water refilled without asking. One order of crabcakes was missing. My dad got the wrong type of soup. After 20 mins of not receiving the right soup, my dad just told the waiter he wasn't hungry anymore. Despite it being EMPTY, we were checked on every 30 mins. It was horrible. Since it was a happy time, we rode it out. I really hoped this place dazzled my new inlaws :(

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2010

The entree and dessert were excellent. The quiet ambiance and service made it even better.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2009

We chose Pinzimini's for Thanksgiving for the second year in a row because the food last year was very memorable. The dinner this time (turkey with the fixings and the 6-oz filet) were both very tasty but the flavor seemed somewhat muted. The lobster first course, though, had an outstanding spinach custard that surpassed the lobster itself. The butternut squash bisque was a tasty cream soup but extremely filling. The servers were very attentive. The only thing distracting was the bar TV reflecting off the glass at the back tables facing the outdoors. If no one is sitting at the bar, it would be nice to have the TV turned off...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2009

awesome, great food great sevice great ambience - I love it there for lunch please however tell management not to allow the leaf blowers to blow at lunchtime - it interupted our business discussion twice

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2009

Our waiter did an excellent job with suggestions for wine and entrees. Ribeye steak was outstanding and cooked to medium rare perfectly. The staff was great and friendly and we would return again

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 6, 2009

great food, great service; they have a $35.00 pre-fix menu that is perfect

we will be back !

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 30, 2009

The service and food were HORRIBLE. We sat for 40 minutes after giving our order before an appetizer was brought out (which turned out to be flavorless). My drink, a diet Pepsi, was never brought out, and we had to flag someone down to refill our water. The waiter never came to check on us, or ask how the appetizer was. We sat for another 30 minutes, waiting for the appetizer to be cleared and our main dishes to be brought out. Finally, we flagged down the waiter, told him that this was ridiculous, and left. The best part-the resturant was empty! If this had occured on a busy Friday night, we would have been more understanding. But we went late Sunday night, and there were literally only two other occupied tables.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2009

bad service, bad food. I could cook better italian food out of a prego sauce jar and a box of pasta.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2009

Our hour-long business lunch took two hours because of how slow the service was. Once the food came it was excellent, but must have waited 10 minutes for menus, 20 more minutes for our order to be taken. Probably not headed back. Shame b/c I liked the food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2009

I love this place! The food is excellent and our server was very attentive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 2, 2009

Dinner was delicious and the ambiance very inviting. Thank you for very nice evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 28, 2009

We had a work dinner on a Thursday night and the restaurant was practically empty. I would have expected the wait staff to be extra attentive as a result, but this was not the case. The food was fine, but nothing special. At least the prices were reasonable. Not a bad spot for a work dinner, just not too exciting.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 21, 2009

A breath of fresh air! A wonderful atmosphere with great service and great food. The perfect dining experience,

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 16, 2009

We've been to Pinzimini several times, but this is the first time in well over a year, and it's at least as good as ever. The food is excellent, well prepared and beautifully presented. The menu (modern and traditional Italian) offers something for everyone. I had the Mediterranean sea bass, which was sweet and fresh and perfectly prepared. Everyone else at the table (four of us) were pleased with their dishes also. The only weak point was the disconnect between the wine list and the available wines (a 2006 Italian Barbera is NOT the same as a 2005!). And the server was clearly not a sommelier.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on April 9, 2009

My dining experience was wonderful. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 12, 2009

Being very new to the area, and not knowing where to to dine, I resorted to the Internet to find a "fine, Italian restaurant". Those exact words were the key to my Yahoo search. The pictures of the Pinzimini that are online are very appealing and inviting and still I was reluctant to believe...you see, pictures online aren't always a true representation of the real life thing. "The Westin" name also gave me hope, but, still, the true thing and experience remained to be had. Convenient location, and easy to find...check. Valet parking...check. Fast and attentive greeter...check, check. Great setting...check, check. Beautiful ambiance, and very true to the online photos...check, check, check. Alas, the dinning...more like, dessert ex

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 22, 2009

We went to Pinzimini to celebrate my brother's birthday. The food was all prepared well, BUT the service was very poor. Initially, we had one waiter who was helpful, but after my brother and I were served soup and salad (no one else had ordered soup and salad), we waited and waited and finally concluded that no one was bringing our other dishes or the dishes that the other people in our party had ordered. We finally went and got the attention of another waiter (I never saw the first waiter again), and our food finally came about 20 minutes later. The food and ambiance were both good, but the service was so poor as to make me loathe to go there again or recommend it to anyone else. Moreover, no one from the restaurant even apologized.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 20, 2009

the food is really not that great, it's probably not worth the money you paying for, however, the atomphere is very nice.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 16, 2009

Nothing remarkable about Pinizimini whatsoever. Convenient if you are a business traveler staying at the Westin Gateway or are a resident of the Ballston neighborhood in Arlington. I went for Restaurant Week and there were four appetizers, four main dishes, and three dessert selections, so average there. Without going into detail, the food was a bit above average, but for the price I felt underwhelmed. Atmosphere was utterly empty with the sort of stiff, uniform color and texture scheme that usually accompanies large hotel chains. Perhaps it would be better if Pinzimini were separate from the Westin and a little more toward the interior of Ballston.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2009

This place ROCKS! Great service and food, definitely will be back again and again. Highly recommend the Valentine's menu!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2008

It wasnt what i had expected from other reviews.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2008

Food was average--service was OK.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2008

Absolutely delicious! So good! Great service, adorable lounge and exceptional service. Couldn't have been better!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2008

Not a bad spot if you're in the neighborhood, but not our favorite either.

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