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Italian Store

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3123 Lee Hwy, Lyon Village Center, Arlington, VA 22201-4207
+1 703-528-6266
11:00 - 18:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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332 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This has been around for as long as I remember, but not convenient to where our home is. But my husband and daughter brought home wonderful subs for the four of us to enjoy. She was visiting from Nashville, and this was her first food request. The bread is incredibly fresh! Generous meats and cheese portions. Most enjoyable! Their pizza... More 

Thank Crazzzzs
Arlington, Virginia
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked in the door, and it brought me right back to Florence! Lovely selection of cheeses and homemade pastas. They had heart shaped ravioli for Valentines Day. We had a slice of pizza, and it was very good, pretty close to a NY slice. It's very clean and the staff was very friendly. Will definitely be back for another slice!

Thank Lynn M
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Authentic Italian items- some flown in daily. Be prepared to wait a bit in line for the delicious subs- especially on weekends

Thank Xxxxxccccc
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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very popular. Has been here for many years. If you are looking for authentic Italian products, this is the place. I even have a photo of me and Sonny Bono taken at the store, many years ago, before he died in a skiing accident. Yep, he shopped here. Handmade-to-order subs are a favorite.

Thank Milliemarie46
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I have multiple friends that have moved out of this area but still text me to tell me how much they miss The Italian Store. I've only had the sandwiches, but I make a point to bring any visitors to experience them with me! Heavenly. My only comment is that - obviously - if you are getting sandwiches to eat... More 

Thank Emily H
Arlington, Virginia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Local and family owned. We've loved the original store and even battled the parking from time to time...just to get a sub. Then Bob and his family opened another store in Westover (taking over the old 7-11). Perfect spot, better parking and a good addition to Westover Market/beer garden, Lost Dog Cafe all near each other. Now we find ourselves... More 

Thank DCJim40
Arlington, Virginia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

The Italian Store is the real deal. This is not an Italian restaurant that serves limp spaghetti and weak sauce. This is where you go to source authentic Italian food products, awesome pizza and subs, and Cannoli that you will leave your gun behind for.

Thank msmccomis
Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I was staying in Arlington at a Hotel in miserable weather. I needed something family friendly and hotel friendly to eat but was sick of restaurant take out. Drove over to this store, picked up heat and eat fresh pasta, meatballs, Italian cookies. Great for the kids. Great quality for the adults. Everyone was happy.

Thank Jean B
Arlington, Virginia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

There are two locations for the Italian Store but I mainly frequent the one in Lyon Village on Lee Highway in Arlington. The subs are the best around and the lines are usually long but the sandwich makers are fast. The meats are freshly sliced and very good. They also have many different pizzas which are all very good. The... More 

Thank rickfromVA2
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Outstanding pizza, outstanding subs. Be prepared to wait at busy times. Order a fresh pizza to go - veggie is excellent, as is the cheese. Excellent deli meats. The only negative is the wait at busy times. Everything else is a winner. Good wines at good prices too.

Thank degd127

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3123 Lee Hwy, Lyon Village Center, Arlington, VA 22201-4207
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-528-6266

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?