The Best Pizza in Town

Here are 11 places to try. Now tell us who we left out.

The Italian Store. Photo courtesy of The Italian Store.

The Italian Store

This Arlington go-to offers New Yorkish-style pizza with a twist—less sauce, cheese and oil, which negates the need to fold slices in half to prevent the toppings from slipping off. Grab a seat at a high-top table to watch pizzas come out of the gas-fired oven while you contemplate adding a bag of imported pasta or salami from the on-site market to your order. A good bet is the Nino’s Pizza with white garlic sauce, ricotta, mozzarella and spinach. Mike Tramonte, The Italian Store’s director of operations (his dad, Robert, is the owner), says employees “squish and squeeze all the moisture out of the spinach, so when it cooks up, it’s nice and crunchy.” Swanson Middle School students who drop by the Westover shop after school like to order the Swanson Special: A slice of pizza, a bag of chips and a can of soda or bottled water for $5.

3123 Lee Highway (Lyon Village) and 5837 Washington Blvd. (Westover), Arlington;

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