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The Italian Store

Grocery Store, Deli / Bodega, and Wine Shop
Lyon Village, Arlington
  • The pizza at The Italian Store is a can't miss
  • Sarah H.
    "The Capri sub is amazing: spicy, meaty, and delicious!"(10 Tips)
    John A.
    "The Milano on a soft roll - awesome."(10 Tips)
    Katie L.
    "Get the Napoli on hard roll with everything except onions."(5 Tips)
    Daniel S.
    "Without a doubt one of the best Italian subs I have ever had."(4 Tips)
105 Tips and reviews
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  • pizza
  • capri
  • milano
  • napoli
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  • Sarah H.
    Sarah HMay 5, 2013
    When you read about this place online and think there's no way it can live up to the hype - like I did - rest assured, it can. The Capri sub is amazing: spicy, meaty, and delicious!
  • Robby W.
    Robby WilleyApril 12, 2013
    Everyone gets the Capri or Milano, which are great, but if you like mozzarella then mama mia the Napoli is good. Also don't forget to take a ticket when you walk in, especially at lunch time.
  • C J.
    C JAugust 24, 2014
    Speaking as a native NJ-ian, the pizzas here are pretty damn good. That said, the cannoli, imported package goods, pizza dough, salted meats....really, everything is quite good.
  • John K.
    John KSeptember 16, 2014
    The best Italian ingredients and sandwiches on this side of the Potomac! Good for a quick lunch, picking up nice wine, and other authentic Italian ingredients.
  • Erin M.
    Erin MicheJuly 28, 2013
    If you grew up with a crazy, traditional Italian family, you will feel right at home here with the imported groceries, subs, pizza, and cannoli. It's the real deal!
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SaiaNovember 7, 2016
    Without a doubt one of the best Italian subs I have ever had. Got the Roma and on soft roll. The Fantasy bars are to die for! Love it!
  • Keith M.
    Keith MalkinOctober 30, 2011
    Arguably the best authentic Neapolitan pizzas in the area; inarguably delicious. The sandwiches on chewy italian rolls with imported meats and aged cheeses are a trip to culinary heaven.
  • Екатерина Л.
    Екатерина ЛьенараOctober 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I love their food! :) The best sandwich I have had many times and would have them anytime of day as they are that declicious! Lol :)
  • Steve M.
    Steve MinardJune 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sandwiches are UNREAL. I had the Roma. So good. If I lived or worked anywhere nearby I would eat here ALL THE TIME.
  • Washington Post
    Washington PostFebruary 28, 2013
    Get The Roma. Sometimes you just want Italian cold cuts without any fancy garnishes, toppings or accoutrements. The Roma is your sandwich. Read more
  • Troy S.
    Troy SAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best hoagies in the DMV. Can't go wrong with any of the options. Hot peppers are legitimately hot.
  • Hardip S.
    Hardip SinghFebruary 1, 2010
    Italian Store can be busy during lunch hours. Be sure to grab a number as soon as you get there. I usually go w/ the Genoa sub. If you get the meatball sub, be sure to ask for a hard roll. Read more
  • Jay H.
    Jay HSeptember 5, 2013
    It was great the food is excellent I got there before the lunch crowd so I didn't have to wait long.
  • Scott S.
    Scott StapfJuly 6, 2010
    Excellent selection of pastas and Italian wines. Don't miss the frozen Italian dinners/desserts they bring in every day from New York. The tiramisu is great!
  • Alan R.
    Alan RosenblattFebruary 10, 2012
    Best place for Italian wine. If it's on sale it is bound to be good. And get a Milano sub.
  • David W.
    David WAugust 20, 2011
    This should be tagged pizza too. One of the best real subs in DC and great real NY style pizza too.
  • JB F.
    JB FabyJanuary 27, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Really good food there, good pizza, good bread, good sandwich... place is packed most of the time, but sure worth the wait !!!
  • Ciara L.
    Ciara LascanoAugust 12, 2014
    Everything is so good here! The sandwiches and pizza is really the best ever!
  • James U.
    James UrsiniAugust 8, 2014
    Amazing sandwiches and deli too! Best Italian cold cuts I've found.
  • Brandon S.
    Brandon SorensenApril 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Soft roll if your eating it there, hard roll to go.
  • Dan N.
    Dan N.February 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Go with the Capri, always a winner. Be sure to ask for fresh mozz!
  • Liam D.
    Liam DarmodyMay 27, 2012
    Milano is the best. They also sell amazing salami and burrata mozzarella.
  • Nicholas J.
    Nicholas JonesFebruary 17, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Ask for toasted sandwich. Nick and Bosco make the fastest and most generous sandwiches
  • Cyndy M.
    Cyndy MOctober 14, 2013
    The go-to market for great Italian subs, slices, and pasta. Don't miss.
  • Mitch F.
    Mitch ForrestFebruary 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Capri is great. It's the first sub listed on the menu for a reason. Extra peppers are by far worth the extra .25 cents!
  • Chadleon B.
    Chadleon BookerSeptember 8, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The Italian Roma sub (with everything and artichoke heart salad)... Wow. Literally made from heaven. Try it. Won't be disappointed!
  • Matt D.
    Matt DickerOctober 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't just grab prepared food and run. While you're waiting, check out their market full of great imported Italian products.
  • George F.
    George FoulardJanuary 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Napoli, soft, extra hot peppers. Large if you're feeling like a beast.
  • David D.
    David DyTangSeptember 12, 2013
    Best. Place. Ever. Pizza or sub - you can't go wrong!
  • Allison K.
    Allison KasicMarch 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Meatball sub on a soft roll with provolone = the best thing I've ever eaten.
  • Madison L.
    Madison Levin-EpsteinNovember 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken parmesan is great and well worth waiting an extra few mins for
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WalserJune 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Capri. Make sure to get it with the hot and sweet peppers!
  • Anastasia D.
    Anastasia DellaccioMarch 18, 2011
    The Dolci Gelati gelato is locally made, all natural and absolutely delicious
  • Ross M.
    Ross MarshallOctober 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Roma with everything. Dare I say, best sandwich of all time?
  • Eric I.
    Eric IrizarryMarch 24, 2016
    Just left. Waited for 15 minutes with my number in front of the sandwich makers and everyone appeared to be ignoring me. Some lady came in and was attended immediately. Last time I come here.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MichaelFebruary 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Usually people come here for the sandwiches but you can't forget about the pizza.
  • Stuart
    StuartApril 5, 2013
    Don't forget to get your number and have order ready when they ca your number!
  • Kelly M.
    Kelly MOctober 19, 2011
    Be sure to grab a number. The Roma sandwich was delicious! !
  • Rob P.
    Rob PegoraroOctober 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to pick up cold cuts too - rosemary ham makes for an excellent sandwich.
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica Foster BrandtOctober 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Pizza and sandwiches are the best in arlington
  • Chris H.
    Chris HopkinsMarch 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Weekend afternoons get kind of insane. Counter on the wall at 2:40 on a Sunday said customer 25 was up, next ticket in the dispenser was 72.
  • Aaron N.
    Aaron NanceSeptember 3, 2014
    Love this place. Everything is good here.
  • Katie S.
    Katie ShaverSeptember 30, 2012
    Napoli on a hard roll, don't forget to add tomatoes.
  • Katie L.
    Katie L.January 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Napoli on hard roll with everything except onions. Get the large, because you know you'll want more later. Read more
  • Zack R.
    Zack RubinAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Some of the best italian subs in the DMV area.
  • David H.
    David HeymanMarch 13, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Poor service, worse attitude. I'm used it being chaotic. Noy@used to them taking an order, then "forgetting" to make the food. Then saying they were out of chicken parm. They didn't care.
  • Scott S.
    Scott StewartJune 25, 2011
    Go soft roll and tell them not to dig out the bread.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HilgendorfAugust 23, 2016
    Authentic Italian groceries and awesome pizza.
  • Cecily P.
    Cecily PowellMay 4, 2013
    Try the Milano Sandwich On Hard Roll -
  • Maya M.
    Maya McCarthyOctober 7, 2012
    Get a small, it is really a large! the portions are huge
  • Michael C.
    Michael ChanJune 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Napoli on a soft roll with everything but hot peppers and onions. extra oregano.
  • John A.
    John AlexiouJune 10, 2012
    The Milano on a soft roll - awesome.
  • Kelly O.
    Kelly O'KeefeMarch 23, 2012
    Small or large? Please. Large, every time.
  • Jenna
    JennaDecember 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Bianca pizza with prosciutto, garlic and ricotta is AMAZING!
  • Pj D.
    Pj DavisSeptember 26, 2014
    Milano, roast beef, and meatball sub; pizza
  • Alex T.
    Alex ThorneMarch 31, 2010
    Get one of their excellent subs if you don't mind the wait. Always busy.
  • Angelica R.
    Angelica RoseMarch 29, 2014
    Chocolate Easter eggs!! Great Italian wine selection.
  • Aaron T.
    Aaron ThornburghAugust 20, 2010
    If you live in DC, it's well worth the trip over the bridge.
  • Barbara P.
    Barbara PhillipsOctober 7, 2011
    Veggie pizza extra farm grown tomatoes. Great!
  • Tiffany J.
    I love there cookies and sandwiches!!
  • Candice B.
    Candice BarnesJune 5, 2011
    Capri on a soft roll and a slice of cheese to share. :)
  • Adam
    AdamDecember 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    30th in line at the moment ... Totally worth the wait!
  • John P.
    John PhillipsOctober 15, 2015
    Simply the best subs in Northern VA
  • Brandy H.
    Brandy HaysNovember 24, 2013
    The Canoli's are the truth!
  • Sara Elisabeth W.
    Make sure you grab a # as soon as your walk in. Read more
  • Chriss K.
    Chriss KnisleyDecember 19, 2014
    Best Italian subs in NoVA.
  • Dave H.
    Dave HoneywellDecember 16, 2010
    call ahead always a good crowd wanting food and drink
  • Renan B.
    Renan BorelliJune 24, 2012
    Staff loves it when you order in a fake Italian accent.
  • Margaret P.
    Margaret PorterJanuary 20, 2015
    Best sandwiches and pizza around
  • JR D.
    JR DeLaneyNovember 29, 2011
    Milano on soft roll. With extra peppers. Divine!
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KristofferOctober 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Capri on a hard roll with everything. Works every time.
  • Christy L.
    Christy LandesNovember 25, 2016
    Meatball sub on a soft roll. That's all.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Eric Ziebold, chef of CityZen, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Pizza bianca. Read more
  • Renae E.
    Renae EzeDecember 8, 2014
    Nino's Pizza is to die for!
  • Pj D.
    Pj DavisSeptember 11, 2014
    Pretty much everything!
  • John B.
    John BarrettaApril 14, 2015
    Subs, pizza, Italian groceries
  • Lily
    LilySeptember 8, 2014
    OMG this place is a shining star of glory. Get all the things.
  • John
    JohnJune 20, 2012
    Everything about this store is "squisito."
  • Ben R.
    Ben RDecember 28, 2015
    The Capri sandwich is everything.
  • jeff k.
    jeff kaczmarczykMarch 23, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    get a capri...soooo good. hell, anything there is excellent!
  • maureen s.
    maureen sleepFebruary 17, 2013
    Great sandwiches and other things
  • Stephanie C.
    Stephanie CollinsSeptember 22, 2011
    Don't forget the Burger Cookies!
  • Paul D.
    Paul DAmatoNovember 29, 2014
    The best subs...anywhere
  • Norman T.
    Norman ThompsonAugust 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Milano with extra hot/sweet peppers
  • Daryl T.
    Daryl TMarch 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The next best thing to Chicago pizza!
  • Laura B.
    Laura B.March 7, 2012
    Best pizza in the DMV area!
  • Annie F.
    Annie FosterOctober 29, 2014
    Amazing sandwiches
  • Zak
    ZakJuly 12, 2011
    best pizza in the DC area.
  • natalie k.
    natalie kayJanuary 2
    Love the Capri.
  • Heather H.
    Heather HSeptember 3, 2012
    The Capri is phenominal
  • Manny S.
    Manny SidhuNovember 6, 2011
    Great sandwiches, but shitty service
  • Michael O.
    Michael OrsbornAugust 2, 2013
    Great food!
  • Chad K.
    Chad KurzJune 9, 2010
    Call ahead, and they'll usually over-estimate your ready time
  • Anthony / Viet L.
    Anthony / Viet LeSeptember 2, 2012
    Just wait... It's worth it.
  • Jenn W.
    Jenn WMay 8, 2010
    Pizza. Pumpkin raviolis. Gnocchi. Yessssss!
  • Will M.
    Will MayoMay 19
    Need a hard roll to soak in the oil & vinegar
  • J L.
    J LoveJune 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    At lunch they have premade Milanos ready for the grabbing!
  • Patrick O.
    Patrick OttenhoffAugust 13, 2010
    ALWAYS call ahead
  • Shalla
    ShallaSeptember 27, 2010
    Best pizza!
  • Alex Z.
    Alex ZapataMarch 29, 2010
    Eat a slice of pepperoni pizza
  • Enrico Z.
    Enrico ZiniJanuary 23, 2015
    Prodotti italiani di ottima qualità
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