Well, so much for my credibility. Yes, I am the same person who recently posted this on the L. A. board, calling the crust at Pizzaria Mozza the best I have had anywhere: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/590577 BUT, there is a brand new neighborhood pizza joint (that does NOT deliver) in the South Lakes Village shopping center in Reston called "Flippin Pizza." The pie is 18" across with "matzoh" thin crust. It tastes exactly like a better than average neighborhood pizzaria in North Jersey, the Bronx, Brooklyn, etc. No, I am not talking about Totonno's, Patsy's in Harlem, John's or Lombardy's. And, to make this all the more remarkable (and despite what it may seem-I do not have an affinity for West Coast pie), this is a franchise from the San Diego original.
Yes, a San Diego interpretation of a New York pizza....can I erode my credibility any more than I have? Well, I could note that their website may have been written by the same person who did Chuck E. Cheese: www.flippinpizza.com
But this is a really decent pizza in the suburbs that if someone asked me where can I get a decent pie that will make me feel at home and I am from New York I would unhesitatingly steer them to. (Can I also type a longer sentence without a comma?)
I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT PIZZA BY THE SLICE which, yes, they have. We ordered a whole pie with pepperoni, onion, green pepper, mushroom and garlic. As basic and as "freshly made" as it gets. It was good. We will go back. And, order a whole pie, not a slice that might have been sitting out half the day.
No, it is not worth driving to from Arlington or Bethesda. Perhaps not even from Tysons. But for someone in far western Fairfax county this is a real find; especially for those reading this in Herndon or, say, Oakton. Not the second coming of Two Amy's but for those use to Domino's or Pizza Hut this could be a revelation. Of sorts.