Lyon Village Restaurants

The Italian Store

3123 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22201
703-528-6266

Sandwiches
Pizza

 

$
$8.99
 

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Exceptional Value

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Don Rockwell
 
This massively popular sandwich spot gets crowded with Arlingtonians who come for some of the best Italian subs in the area. The pizza is good too, and there's a nice selection of Italian groceries and wine to stock your pantry or round out your meal. But don't be tempted to skip the wait at this carryout-only grocery store — the pre-made stuff isn't as good (you can call ahead if you don't want to take a number and wait). The Lyon Village original recently opened a larger second location in Westover.
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (1/27/2012)
"The Italian Store is hardly an overlooked gem, neighborhood secret or underrated standby. In fact, when it comes to being a destination for New York-style pizza, it's pretty much rated as excellent. But I'm always amazed by the number of people who know it only as a stop for superlative pie. Far from a mere pizza joint, the Italian store is also Arlington's go-to spot for to-go grinders. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (12/10/2008)
"A sandwich for dinner? The hefty Philly-style subs at this sprawling takeout/specialty grocery aren’t just for lunch—and they’re the best reason to stop by. Our favorites, the Capri and the Milano, are made with such fixings as delicately flavored prosciutto and zesty salami. Most subs are $6.99 for a small—which will satisfy all but hungry-man appetites—and $7.99 for a large. Call ahead to avoid the line. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"Wildly popular sandwich spot, pizza and sandwiches are only great when fresh-made, Italian market, off-premise wines."

BGR: The Burger Joint

3129 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22201
703-812-4705

Burgers


 

$
$14.93
 

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Good Value

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Don Rockwell
 
BGR has expanded nationally, but it all started here in DC. The burgers are big, juicy, and cooked to order -- basically everything you could want in a burger joint.
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Don Rockwell
 
2 Stars (10/17/2010)
This outdated review notes "prime, aged, hormone-free" beef "on a toasted sesame-seeded brioche bun," fries "made with Yukon Gold potatoes" and "shakes are so thick, they’re easier to eat with a spoon than a straw." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (6/1/2014) — Cheap Eats 2014
"Beef Wellington—that pastry-wrapped staple of ’50s dinner parties—is the inspiration for this rock ’n’ roll burger chain’s behemoth ($8.99). The dry-aged patty is grilled, then laden with sautéed mushrooms and onions, plus loads of blue cheese. It’s probably the most elegant thing you’ll ever eat while surrounded by Journey album covers." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"No longer under the original management, but if you stick with the basic hamburger, it's cooked to the specified temperature, and is surprisingly delicious." See 12/9/2015 Review…»
Ratings Guide:
★★★★ Extraordinary;  ★★★ Excellent;  ★★ Good;  ★ Average
All restaurants listed rate above-average or better. DCDiningGuide.com also includes a number of unrated local favorites, casual places, and other restaurants that we recommend if you’re in the neighborhood.
Price Guide:
$$$$$ Unlimited (>$45); $$$$ Very Expensive ($35-$45); $$$ Expensive ($25-$35); $$ Moderate ($15-$25); Inexpensive (<$15)
Price is based on the average cost of a dinner entree, which generally reflects a third of the cost of a full meal. Please note, however, that appetizer and beverage prices vary widely. Tasting menus are indicated with an asterisk (*).