Piola is a famously international pizza restaurant serving handmade pizzas in a friendly and inviting atmosphere in Arlington, Virginia. Guests at Piola can experience a simple and contemporary twist on traditional Italian flavors, and are invited to sample thin crust red pizzas or hearty white pizzas with a creamy sauce and mozzarella cheese. White pizza toppings include ricotta cheese, onions, salmon, catupiry cheese, goat cheese and black pitted olives.
Piola offers several alternative menu options to pizza, for guests interested in a hearty entr�e and a lingering meal. Try the house made chicken cream pasta, stuffed ravioli, chicken breast roll and more.
We asked for a table for 17, college kids and chaperones and they had it all set up when we got there, food was reasonable and delicious, and the waitress was great, even did separate checks for everyone since they were all on individual budgets. Couldn't have been better!
Almost like being back in Italy, with a twist!
Pretty good italian pizza - nothing special, but good. I didn't know that this was a chain (Italy, US, Canada, Turkey, and lots of Latin American countries) until I got there. Ambience is nothing special but it's fine.
Very impressed with both the salad and pizza. Delicious!
GREAT service. Restaurant was not busy (Sunday late afternoon/early evening) and server was attentive, knowledgeable, and courteous. We had 2 young, energetic boys with us too and everyone was accommodating. =)
Piola is one of our favorite local spots. Great atmosphere and delicious food!!! Our favorite pizza in the area. Try the Honolulu :o)
We LOVE the pizza at this restaurant. We live in Silver Spring but will drive all the way to Arlington for them. My husband comes here to get close-to-home pizza with the cheese he loves so much from Brazil. This time, I got the rolled bacon stuffed with gorgonzola cheese pizza. Whoa!!
The strawberry caipiroskas are fabulous, too. It's really hard to find GOOD and authentic Brazilian caipirinhas (made with cachaca) and caipiroskas (made with vodka). I was in heaven with these.
I wish they made dessert pizzas, like in Brazil. I've ordered dessert a couple of times there, and both times was disappointed with the weird, metallic flavor of the chocolate sauce.
I also didn't like the TV in the main dining area playing a basketball game.
Stranded in Washington during this past snowstorm (PAX) at a hotel with no food service: cab service was non-existent; had to walk to the restaurant; first it was the only place open for blocks: crowded great atmosphere: stayed most of the evening; best selection of pizza anywhere: great service and it made a gloomy day bright!
Sampled two marinara, one calzone, and one white sauce pizza, all were wonderful!
With so many distinct pizza combinations on the menu, it seems a bit silly to not allow customers to design their own.