EMMY SQUARED – Old Town ALEXANRIA

4.3
67 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Emmy Squared Pizza, co-founded by Emily Hyland and executive chef Matthew Hyland, takes pride in choosing fresh high-quality ingredients and creating incredible flavor combinations for their elevation of Detroit-style pizza. The crispy, cheesy borders and light, airy dough of these square crusts have made passionate converts of pizza lovers far from Detroit. Emmy Squared is also famed for their award-winning double-stack burger, the Le Big Matt. The menu also highlights a selection of flavorful salads and sublime sandwiches.

The first Emmy Squared Pizza joined the neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 2016. With a tide of critical acclaim and an ever-growing cult following, Emmy Squared has opened its doors in locations across several states and has plans to expand nationally. In each neighborhood, Emmy Squared Pizza is dedicated to contributing to its communities and practicing the company ethos of inclusivity and unparalleled hospitality.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 67 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food is awesome! Service was poor and slow.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Took over 45 min to get entree. Pizza was not hot when it arrived. Restaurant was adequately staffed. Will not go back

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GingerSmiles
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a family member who has a severe tree nut allergy and the entire staff was incredibly accommodating to ensure that nothing at the table was exposed to anything with tree nuts. Food was delicious and can’t wait to visit again!

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happydaughter
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the loaded waffle fries for the table and pizzas. The crust was exceptional with buttery crispy edges and light interior. Cheese was high quality and vodka sauce was great.

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viplindseyH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Rough experience overall with timing, general dining etiquette, and especially food taste. Ordered roasted cauliflower as an appetizer. It takes 20 minutes to be served (and arrives after the second order of a Caesar salad). The salad was over the top anchovy taste to the point it wasn’t palatable. The roasted cauliflower was dry and powdery with no sauce to Lyft the dish. We barely touched either dish. They were cleared with zero inquiry as to why we didn’t eat them and we were charged for them both. The server also started off the interaction declaring she doesn’t eat pizza. Ordered ranch as a side. Charged for it but never arrived.

Pizza and drinks were good, but we paid $105 for 2 drinks each some fries and a 6 square pizza.

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dwaynew
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It was not what I expect it to be, even though the menu seemed interesting. However, I would suggest to emphases letting customers know the salad has anchovies, even though it’s listed. Anchovies and chicken doesn't go together. Also, the salad came with very little dressing and for extra cost $4.00. Not to mention the $21 for an 8 slice square pizza is a lot but it was good.

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mallorym
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous pretty much sums it up! The food was absolutely delicious! Two of us split the Margherita pizza with sausage and the loaded waffle fries. Brace yourself- the waffle fries are better than Chick-fil-A!!! …and that pizza! Oh ‘em gee! We went home stuffed and very happy! I’ll definitely be back!

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BigDaddyDan
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Pizza was good, wedge salad was boring the dressing was bland, service was ok but after stacking dirty dishes at the end of our table I finally cleared the dishes myself since the waitress did not get the hint

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

No waiters or waitresses. Short staffed.

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KellyC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Fantastic hamburger and chicken parm sandwich. Cauliflower appetizer terrible. Italian salad ok.

RS
RobertS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was really good. We are outside and it was a beautiful night to do so. Service was a little slow, but we weren’t in a big hurry. However we ordered dessert and it took extraordinarily long.

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TFEplus1
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

It took an hour for a pizza to arrive at our table. We had to flag down a manger for an explanation, who eventually said the order had to be re-started since the original order was "not up to their standards." There was no apology, no further explanation, and no sign of the manger afterward. We received a 20% discount, but it did not make up for the rudeness, lack of communication and the poor customer service.

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Renee508
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and nice space

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside! Service fast and attentive! Pizza is Detroit style thick crust. Very yummy recommend getting some toppings. Roasted cauliflower and waffle fries excellent

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CMC93
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza was really good, A bit pricey but worth it.

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KatherineR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was terrible, really disappointed. Slow, difficult to get the waitress or even hostess’s attention and basic asks to the bus boy went unanswered - like fresh plates after they cleared our apps plates. We sat while our pizza and sandwiches got cold for 10 minutes before we got fresh plates.

EMMY SQUARED – Old Town ALEXANRIA
Responded on November 8, 2021

Thank you for being our guest, and for sharing your honest insights regarding your recent experience. We are so very sorry to read how disappointing your visit was; please trust that this is not the type of experience we want for our guests. We hope you will consider coming back to give us another chance.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to go to a new restaurant in our favorite area for Halloween! We chose Emmy Squared because they had such an eclectic pizza featured for Halloween! My son tried the Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich and loved it! The whole experience was excellent! We will definitely be back!

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Anna
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food. Wonderful experience

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vipleebles73
Washington DC
119 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The pizzas are delicious. We had one "red" (Margherita) and one "white" (Good Paulie). Both had balanced flavors, good toppings ratio and an amazing, crispy-edged crust. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. Our server was attentive, the manager also checked in on us. We will definitely return to try more items on the menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

When we arrived at the restaurant (for our prebooked reservation) the hostess was very rude about how THEY had overbooked themselves and therefore couldn’t sit me inside where I had booked and only had a table outside in the cold. it was a very unpleasant experience especially for somewhere right on king st where there is a lot of high quality restaurants with good service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

New server. Busy restaurant. Not a good combo.

EMMY SQUARED – Old Town ALEXANRIA
Responded on October 25, 2021

We truly strive to make every visit to Emmy Squared - Alexandria equally wonderful, and we are sorry that you left with an unfavorable impression. We do hope you will choose to visit us again.

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vipSharpandSound
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I was excited for date night at the new Alexandria location. The host stand is in the most awkward position that when I came in the host ignored me because they thought I was walking into the restaurant to another table. I had to walk back out of the restaurant and come back in to be acknowledged. I like the sleek vibe of the restaurant (sort an upscale pizza place) and the bar is great. Our server provided great service however we had to wait nearly an hour for our main course (our pizzas) and we were told by our server that the kitchen was backed up. However it appeared as if pickup orders were given greater priority over seated guests.

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OldtownAlexandria
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

They forgot our food and the service was very unkind. They threw the check at us at the end of the night.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Booked a large table for my daughter’s birthday and the staff took excellent care of us!! The food is always delicious!

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Jason
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Waiter was inattentive and food ordered was overcooked.

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vipClaireG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pizza nirvana!

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Katrina
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Extremely slow service. Took over 20 minutes for someone to come to table. Ordered everything at once. Don’t think it was ever submitted to the kitchen. 40 minutes later were asked what we ordered. Another 30 to finally get food. Food was good. But not sure we’ll be back to dine in.

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christopher
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Food was good but service was inefficient and slow.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter was great. Pizza awesome. Salad needs a bit of love.

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vipDrew
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a MUST EAT in Alexandria! The staff are welcoming and attentive, friendly and funny. The atmosphere is comfortable and warm. The food is absolutely incredible! The pizza is the best I have had in a very long time! The bites are good portions and the cocktails are fabulous. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a 5 star experience!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

The service is a cluster- you know what! We were seated and no one came to take our order or get us water. Finally, a guy came to us and apologized and said the waitress would be right over! Finally a waitress came. We ordered all our stuff at once, drinks, apps and food! The drinks came but the apps came with the food all at once. The waitstaff is really struggling and it doesn’t seem like any real leadership! Long waits and waiter comes by once. I know there is a shortage but this is the second time it’s happens to us! The food is good tho!

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Devin
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Soooo I'm totally coming back here. Late lunch for my husband and I. The garlic breadsticks are a must. Love the pomegranate margaritas. Shout out to Keith for helping out with our order. Pizza is delicious

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EricK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Long wait times with very little customers. Split order food to go and some to eat in house but they forgot to put the to-go portion in though I suggested they put it in right away. Asked for a medium rare burger, came out well done and asked for a runny egg and it was almost totally cooked yoke (like McDonalds yoke). Finally, when they brought the to-go food out they put it on the shelf near the exit rather than bring to us at the bar, I was watching for this since last time I waited 25 min and was never told my to-go food was ready at the door. Seems like general staff confusion every time I visit and the pizza came with toppings that weren't on the menu ("Good Paulie" had a large amount of undercooked parsley on it which wasn't on the menu). Overall, I have liked parts of the pizza (the crust) at this place but the overall effort it takes to order and get food there is a lot of work and time -- too much work for casual dining! I am likely to not go back for some time due to the "adventure" every time I visit, originally thought it was a pandemic issue since they opened under COVID and initial crowds were BIG... now there is no excuse for mediocre, slow service with small crowds and you get to "roll of the dice" for free to see if you get the food/pizza you really ordered!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though Emmy’s was short staffed, the bartender turned host turned waiter was FABULOUS!!! He set expectations early, came around often to check on us and made wonderful recommendations. Highly recommend the tia fries!

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JohnS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was good service was so-so.

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vipMitchZ
Cleveland
26 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here. Next time I’m in town, I will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everyone enjoyed the food although my youngest said the burger was just “normal,” however my oldest who had the same burger enjoyed hers.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party included 4 kids…the staff and waiter were very accommodating! The food was also delicious—order the Colony pizza!

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DrewI
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music a bit toooooo loud.
Other customers also noted that

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend!! Tried it for the first time since it opened in Old Town and we had Keith (general manager) as our server. He was AMAZING!!! He gave great food recommendations and was so patient with our large group as we ordered. The food was also so good. The pizza, burger, appetizers, everything was delicious. Will definitely be coming back!

FAQs

EMMY SQUARED – Old Town ALEXANRIA offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 719-8144.

EMMY SQUARED – Old Town ALEXANRIA is rated 4.3 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.