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Pizzeria Orso

Pizzeria Orso

Pizzeria and American Restaurant$$$$
Falls Church
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    The experts at Eater and Serious Eats recommend this place
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    Casey E.
    "BLT Gnocchi is to die for!"(5 Tips)
    Jacky L.
    "Love me some Will Artley!!! Ask about his biscuits!"(4 Tips)
    Tony C.
    "Try the Lemon-Glazed Donut - With whipped Nutella mousse"(3 Tips)
    Ellie L.
    "don’t shy away from apps like the Brussels chips!"(2 Tips)
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  • Behrad Eatsheart icon on user image
    Behrad EatsMay 17, 2017
    The Toscana is a carnivore's dream! Loaded with mozzarella, ham, salami, sausage, & pepperoni, this meat-lovers pie will put you in a serious food coma!
  • Eater
    EaterApril 9, 2014
    This Falls Church restaurant has a way with Italian small plates and salads. The restaurant focuses on fine ingredients for toppings and also caters well to vegetarians and families. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Behrad Eatsheart icon on user image
    Behrad EatsMay 17, 2017
    Gotta start off with the excellent Arancini made of crispy fried risotto balls, mozzarella, & a tasty tomato sauce.
  • Burger Days
    Burger DaysMarch 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't go wrong with just about anything here. The BLT gnocchi is a must order, as are the lemon-glazed donuts with Nutella mousse (YUP!). Our fave pie is the restaurant's namesake, the Orso.
  • Tammy G.heart icon on user image
    Tammy GordonMay 25, 2013
    Get a patio table. Order cherry bourbon slushies. Get whatever @ChefWillArtley recommends. My faves: the seasonal salads... sweet corn agnolotti, sausage and mushroom pizza... Lemon donuts...
  • J. F.heart icon on user image
    J. F.March 24, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Best restaurant in FC. My top pie is the Orso with paper thin prosciutto. It's amazing. DO NOT MISS the BLT gnocchi. Thank me later. Last but not least: lemon glazed donuts & Nutella mousse. Oh yeah.
  • Krista S.
    Krista SimcoxJuly 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you come here on the weekends the brunch is a must! Frittata and bacon sticky bun, ahhhh yum! Frozen screwdriver and Bloody Mary were delish! Most ingredients come direct from the farmers market
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
    "It's a constant science lab as Artley plays with gluten-free options, sourdough starters, whole wheat sourdough starters, and a dough made with local beer instead of water."
  • Jason S.heart icon on user image
    Jason SimcoxFebruary 15, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Seriously best pizza in DC Metro and I eat a lot of " Nyc" pizza. Whole menu is robust and phenomenal. Get the lemon doughnuts and/or homemade vanilla gelato!
  • Lauren D.heart icon on user image
    Lauren DelanceyFebruary 2, 2015
    The orso blianco pizza is delicious!! And I adored the calamari dipped in aloi sauce!
  • Burger Days
    Burger DaysMay 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    New Chef Will Artley adds a burger to the mix here and while it's a solid burger, we can't get enough of Orso's Neapolitan pies. They're just so good. Read more
  • Ernesto L.
    Ernesto LopezSeptember 7, 2013
    This place is great. Good food, great pizzas and we always have a good time. :). I have not a single complaint about it here!
  • Roy S.heart icon on user image
    Roy SuttonSeptember 28, 2017
    Been here 50+ times
    Pizza is great! Some dishes can be very heavy, but they often have fantastic options.
  • Colleen N.
    Colleen NSeptember 20, 2014
    From Washingtonian: Get the classics, a pepperoni or a garlicky white pizza topped with prosciutto. But eat in!
  • Neil E.
    Neil EndeMarch 17, 2017
    The food is great and the service is friendly and prompt. Highly recommend!!
  • Ellie L.
    Ellie LublinerJuly 7, 2023
    All pizzas are great here and don’t shy away from apps like the Brussels chips!
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChangJanuary 12, 2014
    Try the Crispy Brussel Hearts - crispy brussel hearts with truffled maple, bacon, celery root purée
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsFebruary 1, 2012
    Great Neopolitan, though we haven't visited since original pizzaiolo Edan MacQuaid departed. Read more
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChangJanuary 12, 2014
    Try the Toscana Pizza - neapolitan pizza with tomato, mozzarella, ham, salami, sausage, pepperoni
  • Jared C.heart icon on user image
    Jared CampbellJuly 8, 2016
    Great margherita pizza and decent draft beer selection.
  • Mary W.heart icon on user image
    Mary W.December 12, 2015
    Best pizza in dc area! Get the kale salad with pear
  • Chris F.heart icon on user image
    Chris FordFebruary 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    $1 Natty Boh during happy hour weekdays 4pm-7pm when in stock (aka when I didn't drink them all)
  • Jacky L.
    Jacky LongwellMay 8, 2013
    Love me some Will Artley!!! Ask about his biscuits! ;)
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChangJanuary 12, 2014
    Try the Blt Gnocchi - spinach gnocchi, truffled-cream, applewood–smoked bacon, tomato
  • Casey E.
    Casey EnglanderSeptember 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    BLT Gnocchi is to die for!
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
    "Gnocchi nestles with a smoky (a la bacon) cream sauce. Giant meatballs sink into the rich polenta below." - November 2012 Issue
  • Craig H.
    Craig HicksJanuary 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The pizza is great, but don't overlook the delicious selection of small plates.
  • Neko F.
    Neko FerroJanuary 21, 2012
    The lemon donuts are great! At the time I went they had Dead Guy on tap, shows good taste on their part.
  • Nicole J.heart icon on user image
    Nicole JukichMarch 21, 2013
    Get the orso pizza. I get it every time and everyone at the table envies me.
  • Djuana M.
    HGreat pizza, really tasty porcini mushroom ravioli
  • Julie J.
    Julie JaegerJuly 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing!!! The Flank Steak Appetizer was incredible!!!!
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChangJune 10, 2013
    Try the Lemon-Glazed Donut - With whipped Nutella mousse
  • Aaron R.
    Aaron RealeAugust 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Do not mistake this place for a pizza joint. Chef Will Artley is a mad genius. If I try to describe how much better this is than it should be, I will fail. Order anything and be blown away. Seriously.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Bertrand Chemel, chef of 2941, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Seasonal pizza. Read more
  • Allison K.heart icon on user image
    Allison KasicMarch 3, 2017
    Decent pizza, but not nearly as good as Pupatella.
  • Shaun D.heart icon on user image
    Shaun DakinOctober 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Pizza or something, the namesake, is amazing
  • Russell C.heart icon on user image
    Russell CFebruary 21, 2016
    The pizza sauce was watery and the crust was under baked. I'll stick with Pupatella.
  • Matt B.heart icon on user image
    Matt BJanuary 27, 2013
    try an adult Cherry Bourbon slushee
  • PizzaSnobo p.
    The Margherita delivers! One of the best in DC Metro area.
  • Robb F.
    Robb FitzsimmonsJuly 26, 2014
    Washingtonian recommends the pepperoni pizza.
  • Antonello L.
    Antonello LoddoJune 30, 2015
    try the pizza with speck
  • Nelson S.
    Nelson SequeiraJune 28, 2013
    Thursdays: Buy one pizza get or half off
  • Krista S.
    Krista SimcoxApril 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the BLT gnocchi. It's amazing!
  • Sara D.
    Sara DiLunaAugust 7, 2011
    Free item off kids' menu Tuesdays if you purchase a specialty pizza!
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChangJune 10, 2013
    Try the Capricciosa Pizza
  • Kristell F.
    Kristell FonsecaMarch 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is tasty
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChangJune 10, 2013
    Try the Brussels Chips
  • Renee H.
    Renee HenrichJune 20, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Execellent, excellent pizzas. Service is a bit rough but it is only the first week they've been open.
  • Vinny S.
    Vinny SivaramanJanuary 13, 2014
    Food is so so but attitude is off the charts. I felt very unwelcome here and would not go back again to repeat the experience of paying good money and being ignored as a customer.
  • Cas M.
    Cas MarburgerJanuary 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The chopped romaine salad is like crack, but easier on the teeth.
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