Thursday, September 25, 2008
Pike Business of the Week: Pines of Naples
Yes...it is true...Pines is the place to be for Italian on the Pike. I love this hole in the wall restaurant. To be honest...it is a bit hard to find if you don't know where you are going. It is down the street from the Cinema Drafthouse and you have to walk upstairs to get to the dining room. Yes you can walk there from Arlington Village...which is always a plus.
The food is great and they have lots of vegetarian options. I've had mussels, lasagna, spaghetti, etc...and it has always been fantastic. The house wine isn't too bad either. It is served up by a family and the woman that usually is there is just darling and so Italian! The prices are very modest and every time I've brought friends there...they say they have a new favorite restaurant.
Here's a review I found online:
"Our family has been going to this restaurant for over 15 years. It is owned by an Italian family who makes authentic, traditional Italian cuisine. The food is marvelous! The owners are the sweetest, warmest people and treat their regular clients like family. It is hidden on a second story, so it is easy to pass by. Don't judge the place by its looks. Believe me, you want to eat here!"
As the reviewer said...it is not the Ritz Carlton...but it is a great place for food and very laid back and relaxed which is a nice change of pace in DC. Hope to see you there!!!
Pines of Naples
3205 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204