Young and Hungry

Pizzeria Orso Finally Opens

Pizzeria Orso is open for business.

The man who normally occupies this space has been waiting a while for this day. "Can you please open already?" Tim wrote in January, declaring that "of all the pizzerias scheduled to open soon, none gets me more excited than" the then-mythic Falls Church joint which had been in the works for two years.

The restaurant, a collaboration between 2 Amys pizzaiolo Edan MacQuaid and the team behind 2941, promises to hew to the Neapolitan style.  A press release claims that MacQuaid will fire his pies in a wood-burning oven made by a third-generation Naples company called Forno Napoletano.

But in the pizzeria arms race, it sounds like ovens are yesterday's weapon. "MacQuaid credits his Pietro Berto diving arm dough mixer as one of the keys to creating the unique dough at Pizzeria Orso," claims the restaurant's press release.

The oven and mixer should be operating at full tilt for lunch and dinner beginning today, at 400 South Maple Avenue in Falls Church.

  • Cher

    I wish they had not opened. I just spent $80 on the worst food I ever ate. The receptionist was so bad people were writing their own name down on the waiting list. The food was uncooked and had to be sent back, and when it returned it was burnt. How do you mess up a calzone or folded pizza at a pizza place. YUCK. YUCK! AND YUCK!!!! Overpriced. Bad Service!!!! Avoid.