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Posted by Anonymouse on 12/16/2013
We were out walking and came upon Pines of Italy. The building's exterior makes you curious. We were greeted and shown to a booth. Classical Frank Sinatra was playing. We ordered drinks and apps. We ate the Hot Antipasti Platter. It brings a bit of everything. You also get bread before your meal. With dinner you can have salad or soup of the day. I enjoyed the Fettuccini Alfredo with Grilled Chicken while the wife had Shrimp and Crab Rosse. The sauce for the Shrimp and Crab Rosse was to die for. I cant explain it but you wont regret it. We did not make to dessert but next time we will try some.
Posted by Linda on 10/30/2012
I have eaten at the restaurant about four times and found the food to be very fresh, well presented and quite flavorful. The portions are substantial and the pasta is very nicely prepared. I also like the great salads. The wine is just ok.
Posted by muttsrule on 10/11/2012
I have been to Pines of Italy twice and it was excellent both times. The eggplant parmagiana was simply prepared with the eggplant the star ingredient, as it should be. The chicken dumpling soup was so wonderful I bought some to take home. Tonight I had the chef's special pasta with shrimp and scallops with spinach and artichoke and again, it was simply prepared and fantastic. My friend raved about her swordfish entree. The server is friendly and prompt and the owner, welcoming and gracious. I do hope this restaurant survives -- it's a gem!
Posted by Doug S on 07/20/2012
Three meals so far and no similarity is seen. Solid Laz, no white pizza, needs seafood the Basic Sauce is a treat the salad is likely to arrive at any time so be prepared. Meatballs can be skipped. have not tried soups but that is for the next trip as I want this place to make it but it seems to lack a direction as of now.
Posted by Local Resident on 04/10/2012
This restaurant will certainly confuse and also delight long time Arlington residents. The original Pines of Italy at Glebe Rd & Pershing closed a few years ago after new owners ran it into the ground; however, it had been a much-loved local family spot all during the 80s and 90s. During those same years, the Alpine on Lee Highway near Glebe was also a much loved local Italian restaurant (although more upscale.) The Alpine also eventually closed and the world moved on, but now, on Columbia Pike, just east of Glebe, we have the Pines of Italy's name with the Alpine's old chef! The owners are still working on fixing up the huge new space, but the food is great! I went safe and simple by ordering the lasagna and house red wine. Both were very good and the new owners, Tati and Ali, couldn't have been nicer. Stop in, have a great meal, and watch them grow into a much-needed "old style" family spot on Columbia Pike. This place is a lot like the old one - no pretense, good food, nice people, good value AND FREE PARKING! (PS the menu attached to this review is from the old, closed Pines.)