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Cafe Pizzaiolo Expects July Opening in Shirlington

by ARLnow.com May 31, 2012 at 12:00 pm 3,036 9 Comments

Cafe Pizzaiolo is about a month and a half away from opening its new Shirlington location.

Located at 2800 S. Randolph Street, just off Shirlington’s main Campbell Avenue drag, this will be Cafe Pizzaiolo’s third location, after its Crystal City (507 South 23rd Street) and Fairlington (1623 Fern Street) locations. It’s expected to serve largely the same selection of antipasto, salads, pasta, paninis, calzones, subs, sandwiches, desserts and — of course — pizza. The eatery is currently applying for a liquor license to serve wine and beer.

We’re told that Cafe Pizzaiolo currently expects to open mid-July, though depending on the pace of construction the opening may actually be earlier or later in the month.

  • South Side Chris

    Love the one in east Fairlington, fingers crossed.

  • CW

    On a scale of 1 to PROPER, what are we talking here?

    • South Side Chris

      Can only really comment on the Gluten Free crust, but it does the job when I need to feed. On par with Zpizza’s gluten free crust but not as good as Naked Pizza’s.

      • CW

        Sorry to say that, while the definition of a PROPER SLICE remains ambigious, I highly doubt that anything gluten-free would qualify.

        • South Side Chris

          Yeah, it’s usually a whole pizza.

    • PCity

      As a NJ native, it’s no Jersey pie….but it’s pretty damn good. Definitely some quality toppings and a doughy crust. They put a good spin on pizza. The gelato too – big favorite of the wife. We walk down to the one on 23rd street too often during the summer.

  • MC 703

    Finally a Shirlington restaurant opening!

    I was growing quite tired of all those bank robbery and capital improvement stories

  • The Trevman

    Open late night?

    Lots of garlic available, I hope.

    And I wont slide any bros a slice.

  • Tabs

    I plan to take a photo of the pizza and email it to the owner.

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