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Bozzelli’s Italian Deli Opens in Crystal City

by ARLnow.com November 30, 2010 at 12:07 pm 4,670 8 Comments

Yet another restaurant has opened in Crystal City.

Bozzelli’s Italian Deli served its first customers around 11:00 this morning. It will be open tonight until 8:00 tonight, an employee told us over the phone.

The new Bozzelli’s (the original is located in Springfield, Va.) is serving its “famous subs” and fresh-made salads today. Hand-tossed pizzas, soups and pasta will make it onto the menu within a couple of days, we’re told. An employee said they’re still working out the kinks.

“The ink on the Certificate of Occupancy is not even dry yet,” he said.

The deli is located at 2600 Crystal Drive, on the ground floor of the Concord apartments. Its phone number is 571-970-4570.

Bozzelli’s will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. According to the deli’s web site, it may eventually serve breakfast.

The opening of Bozzelli’s follows two other recent restaurant openings in Crystal City: Chick-fil-A and Jimmy John’s. The opening of another, much larger restaurant, Buffalo Wild Wings, is expected in about two weeks.

Update at 1:05 p.m. — Owner Mike Bozzelli, who was on hand for today’s soft opening, tells friend-of-the-blog Doug Wendt that he’s planning a formal grand opening event “in the near future.” Despite the cold and the rain, Wendt says some customers chose to eat outside on the tables that Bozzelli’s is sharing with the Starbucks next door.

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  • Crystal_Mikey

    Man, as a resident and worker in CC, I am so enjoying this rash of new eatery openings. Bring ’em on!

  • Bozzelli’s Lovah

    I went to the Springfield location all the time when I was a kid; it’s an awesome deli.

  • Always good to see new places open up. Would love to see a good pizza-by-the slice place up in the Rosslyn-Courthouse area…

    • Ron

      Try the Italian Store on Lee Hwy.

      • Bobin

        It is absolutely the best!

      • Chris

        You missed the Rosslyn-Courthouse area part.

  • Great! I will definitely go there for lunch soon.

  • cbr

    I’ve been going to Bozzelli’s since I was a kid. Great, family-owned business, and de-lish, too!

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