Where to Eat and Drink in Seven Corners

Dim sum, old-school Italian and other cheap eats make this section of Falls Church well worth an outing.

Little Saigon Restaurant. Photo by Jessica Strelitz.

Little Saigon Restaurant

The fact that this Vietnamese restaurant is located just down the street from dozens of competitors at Eden Center hasn’t mattered. This year it marks 25 years of white-tablecloth dining, and continues to be a destination for its 18 versions of pho (most of which feature beef or beef broth). The quiet atmosphere, doting staff and low prices keep customers loyal, and the enormous menu ensures surprises every time. Crab spring rolls, salt-and-pepper calamari and roast quail are standouts.

6218 Wilson Blvd., facebook.com/pg/Little-Saigon

Pistone’s Italian Inn

Roomy booths, live music in the lounge and an enormous menu have kept the locals coming back for 43 years. Chef-owner Telemaco “Telly” Bonaduce has been at the stove since 1990 turning out gigantic meatballs, lobster linguini (which is loaded with an entire crustacean-worth of meat), and fettucine with milk-fed veal ragu. Every dish is easily shared, and children are welcome.

6320 Arlington Blvd., www.pistoneitalianinn.com

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