Italian in the Air Tonight

by Keri Shull

The Orange Line Corridor is Getting Yet Another Flavor of Little Italy! 


With the latest announced addition to Arlington's Italian food menu and surely a welcome treat for the foodies of Northern Virginia, the esteemed DC eatery Sfoglina will be opening up their second location in Rosslyn by next early next year. 

Known for their high attention to detail and award-winning quality, Sfoglina produces some of the finest handmade pasta you can find in the area. With Michelin-starred head chef Fabio Trabocchi spearheading the operation, the new Sfoglina location in Rosslyn is going to be nicely situated at 1100 Wilson Boulevard as part of The Towers and is just the beginnings of an ambitious restaurant-centric project by The Towers building management. Concepts for a beer garden and a rooftop lounge are also currently in the works.   

The restaurant plans are still in design and more information is sure to trickle out over time. But it will span 4500 square feet and is due to open by early next year. 

Following the recent announced relocations of Nestle, Gerber and others to Rosslyn, this is just another home run scored by Rosslyn Bid. Just this past year they've made some incredible efforts at further developing the area and boosting its entertainment value to the level of its corporate sector.

Can't wait till then?
From pastas to pizzas there's plenty of choices already in Arlington.

Here are 4 of the Finest Italian Dining Options Currently Open in Arlington.

Pasta Houses

  • Il Radicchio – 1801 Clarendon Blvd, Court House – Fantastic handmade pastas in this cozy spot that feels straight out of Italy!  

    • Mele1723 Wilson Blvd, Rosslyn – Spanning the whole spectrum of Italian cuisine, this intimate eatery has something delicious for everybody. 

Pizzerias

  • Pupatella – 5104 Wilson Blvd, Ballston – Widely regarded as the very best pizza in the DC area, these pristine woodfired pizzas are guaranteed to blow your mind.  

    • Piola - 1550 Wilson Blvd, Rosslyn –  High quality chain straight from Italy, the perfect happy hour spot for Rosslynites!