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Piola-Arlington

3.7
244 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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About

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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
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Phone number
(703) 528-1502
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Stefano Carniato
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Private party facilities
There are three areas within the restaurant, that are appropriate for gatherings–large and small. Deck (Semi-Private) The deck area is not an enclosed space and is subject to sounds carrying from the entire dining room. Accommodates approximately 60 guests seated, 100 guests standing / mingling reception Full Dining Room (Semi-Private) The full dining room can comfortably seat 125 guests for a sit-down dinner or up to 200 guests for standing / mingling reception. Entire restaurant (Private event) The entire space may be booked only on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Up to 140 seated guests inside the restaurant and 55 seated guests on our outdoor patio. Or up to 275 guests for standing/mingling reception.
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Private party contact
Nabil Achi: (703) 528-1502
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N. Pierce St.
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Parking details
Piola validates parking after 5pm for the lot underneath 1550 Wilson Blvd. Access to this lot is available through the entrance on N Pierce St. Parking fare is $3 with a validation from Piola.
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Public transit
Piola is located 3 blocks west of the Rosslyn Metro Station, that is served by the blue and orange lines.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.7  based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.7
service
3.3
ambience
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPaddc (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on March 31, 2014

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!

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ElCapo (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on March 19, 2014

Almost like being back in Italy, with a twist!

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Jenny (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on March 13, 2014

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on March 7, 2014

Very impressed with both the salad and pizza. Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2014

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. =)

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vipAdrienne (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2014

Piola is one of our favorite local spots. Great atmosphere and delicious food!!! Our favorite pizza in the area. Try the Honolulu :o)

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WendyB (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2014

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.

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vipBuckeye (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2014

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!

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pton (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2014

Sampled two marinara, one calzone, and one white sauce pizza, all were wonderful!

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vipDCAmateurChef (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2014

With so many distinct pizza combinations on the menu, it seems a bit silly to not allow customers to design their own.

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Arlington (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 7, 2013

Incredibly friendly and polite wait staff. Was relatively quiet for a Saturday night at dinner time. The menu is long -- lots of good options, but so many that it's difficult to navigate. Food is reasonably priced. Portions are standard. Food tasted good -- though pizza dough came out a little soggy though. One quirk: You have to request parmesan cheese, which is rationed by the server (they don't leave it on the table).

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vipArli (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on October 29, 2013

Gnocchi night was great as usual. I wish the gnocchi would come out more quickly, but this speed allows you to talk and enjoy your group's company, not just shovel food on your mouth.

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Anonymous (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on October 28, 2013

The server was friendly and provided perfect service. The salad was amazing, and the vegetarian pizza 151 with mozarella was very good plus there were so many options! Piolo is not far from the Rosslyn metro, and they validate parking so it only costs $3.

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vipArlingtonJay (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on September 27, 2013

Piola is within walking distance of home, so it's become our local pizza place. The appetizers are hit or miss, so we skipped them this time. A welcome addition to the menu are three beers from local brewery Port City! There are almost too many different kinds of pizzas, but we usually pick a couple and have been happy with the results. Not the best pizza we've ever had, but as long as they keep things going, we'll be back.

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vipNoAppreciation (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on August 31, 2013

Multiple varieties and all are amazing. Be adventurous! Caitupiry cheese is a staple in Brazil so if you only go once, get Caitupiry cheese on your pizza!

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