Life preservers and pizzas are round, often serve as a welcome sight, and make up the entire diet of finicky sailors. Feast on a favorite with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare at Joe's Place Pizza and Pasta. This Groupon is valid only at Joe's location in Arlington.
Led by Italian native Joe, the pizza chefs at Joe's Place Pizza and Pasta craft a menu of pizza, pasta, and subs from freshly prepped dough, meat, and vegetables. Diners feast on a plethora of pies ($12.99 for a large) bristling with toppings that include eggplant, meatballs, spinach, and fontina cheese ($1.30+). Specialty pizzas range from the Pizzare, which drapes house meat sauce in a cloak of mozzarella ($11.95+), to Sicilian-style constructions ($15.99) that surround themselves with a crisp crust like a scared baker. Pasta entrees such as baked ziti ($13.45) blend Italian and American culinary traditions, and patrons breathe a sigh of relief as a posse of ham, salami, provolone, and veggies arrive at tables in the crusty confines of the Zep sandwich ($5.95–$8.45).
Joe's Place Pizza & Pasta
Joe set sail from Agrigento, Italy with his family in 1970 to land in New York, eventually leaving for Virginia to seek his version of the American dream and opening Joe’s Place. The eatery has been family-run for 34 years, which is long enough to see the art of fashion transform countless times and the art of reading a book stay suspiciously the same. Ovens spill out piles of crispy, thin-crust pizzas adorned with fresh toppings and cheeses—such as the white pizza with fontina and garlic and the seafood pizza with fresh shrimp and clams—and thick layers of dough support sicilian deep-dish pies. Cooks prepare pots of steaming pastas and build specialty subs with stacks of prosciutto, provolone, and capicollo. Members of Joe’s family work in both his restaurants, keeping the authentic Italian recipes in constant use, like the sun, a small percentage of which is also pasta sauce.
What some people are buzzing about:
“Great pasta, excellent buffet bar, helpful staff. ”
“Joe's has great pizza , wonderful salad bar, and friendly staff”
“Joe's salad bar, which includes minestrone soup, is fresh, delicious and an excellent value.”
5555 Lee Hwy.
Arlington, Virginia 22207