Anyone who’s tried nailing an oven-fresh pizza pie to a wall knows that pizza is more adept at being edible than being wall art. Today’s Groupon puts pizza back where it performs best. For $12, you get $25 worth of hearth-baked, flatbread pizzas at American Flatbread. You can redeem your Groupon at either the Arlington or Ashburn location. Your Groupon is not good on Fridays at the Ashburn location; it is valid Friday at the Arlington location, but you must be seated by 7 p.m. Thursday–Saturday.
American Flatbread makes its game-changing flatbread foundation using organic flour, which is topped with a fresh, locally grown assortment of veggies, meats, and cheeses. Each one is generally big enough for two moderate eaters or one hungry hippo. The tasty flatbread pizzas are born and blazed inside a primitive, wood-fired oven, giving them a delicious crunch and primal taste signature.
The fresh-out-of-the-oven menu is loaded with fresh ingredients. A basic cheese and herb flatbread is covered with a three-cheese blend and sprinkled in Italian herbs, olive oil, and pixie dreams ($13.99). Taste the crust of the upper crust with a Virginia County ham, organic apple, sharp cheddar, and baby arugula flatbread ($21.99). There are a variety of other options—including "build your own," which incorporates any combination of toppings and Hot Wheels cars you may have brought with you. Specialty flatbreads take advantage of seasonal ingredients that change with the week. Diners can also elect to put part of their Groupon toward beverages, such as micro-brewed brew, zesty spirited spirits, or salubrious wines—or just pass on liquids altogether in favor of more solid flatbreads.
Please call for reservations in advance.
- A wood-fired clay oven turns out artisanal flatbreads with crispy crusts and unusual, well-chosen toppings at this pizzeria. Fixings are local and organic, the wine list rivals that of some cafes, and the place has a laid-back ’70s vibe. – Washingtonian
- Whether this is a case of Vermont on the Potomac or not, this pizza place, a copy of the Vermont original, really rocks. When management says “all natural” and “hand-crafted” and it makes an effort to use the best artisanal products, that message carries through from the moment you sit down and sip on the freshly squeezed juices and fork into the Evolution salad composed of organic greens. – Gayot
- Best Tasting Pizza by far, great beer selections and a supberb [sic] wine list. The atmosphere is great. – TonyS0851, Zagat