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Re: NY style pizzas

mary | Jun 7, 2005 03:15 PM

Well, in line of all the pizza recommendations and PieTanza comments, I thought I would recommend a place in, surprisingly, Landmark/Alexandria, VA for a good, cozy, home-style pizza place to go.

Being from Chi-town, I'm more used to deep-dish pizza, and usually am not so much a fan of thin-crust. But Valentino's New York Style Pizzeria won me over with its chewy crust and yummy flavors (sorry -I often use yummy in my posts when I like something...). It even reheats well! You can dine-in and they also deliver too. The location is as follows:

Valentino's New York Style Pizzeria
4813 Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 703-354-8383

For those who ate donuts in the Landmark area, the location is where Pam's donut shop used to be, next to the Arby's, at Little River Turnpike & Beauregard.

You can buy pizza by the slice, or a whole pie and they have good appetizers. We've not had dessert there, but they looked pretty too. I've tried their fried calamari and garlic knots (which are my favorite) for appetizers. I've not been adventurous enough to try their "Baked ziti" pizza, but the chicken alla vodka was very good. The ingredients are fresh and it doesn't taste like bad processed cheese. My stomach is pretty sensitive to processed/non-fresh ingredients, and so far as not had a bad reaction to their pizza.

Seating is limited, since it's a pretty small place. Be forewarned that parking and getting in and out is sort of a negative for this location. Service is nice, since it's the same 1 or 2 people serving and they are very sweet.

I can't find their website, but I did find a blog reviewer orig. from Queens, NY on them. Has any other chowhound gone? Let me know what you think, especially if you're from NY.

Link: http://www.courtneyknapp.com/blog/ind...

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