Saratoga Pizzeria and Family Restaurant
8050 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA, USA
www.saratogapizzeria.com - 703-455-0044
Saratoga Pizzeria and Family Restaurant Springfield Reviews
A variety of good food at Saratoga Family Restaurant Sep 28, 2007
"What? He's reviewing a neighborhood pizza place?" you say. But, Saratoga Pizzeria is not just another pizza place. It is one of the many family-owned Greek-American-Italian restaurants common in Northern Virginia. (Similar Family Restaurants are Virginia's equivalent of the diner or coffee shop found in other regions of the USA.) Saratoga Pizzeria stands out above the others in service and food. This family restaurant offers a range of hot deli sandwiches, Greek main dishes, Italian main dishes, salads, and, yes, pizza. We stop here very often.
It has the best Gyro sandwich I've had in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC. (The Gyro sandwich, made with lamb and served in a pita with lettuce, tomatoes, onions feta cheese, and sauce, is known as a Doner Kebab or Kebab on other parts of the world.) The pizza is very good, too, as other Italian dishes such as Lasagna or Manicotti.
Great place to stop if in the area!
I once asked an acquaintance of Greek descent why there are so many Greek-owned restaurants in Northern Virginia. She replied that it is because Greeks believe if you offer food to company, then you will never go hungry.
The atmosphere is casual and the staff very friendly. But, beware if you say "jy-row" when ordering a gyro sandwich or platter. They'll quickly correct you that it is pronounced "hhee-ro"!
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