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 $10, you get $20 worth of pizza and pours at Generous George's Positive Pizza & Pasta Place. With its ambitious portions and famed "pasta pies," the carb-heaven in Herndon has been a local favorite for more than 30 years.
During a massive late ’70s blizzard, then-waiter Generous George opened his namesake eatery with the guidance of his mentor and friend, Nick Latsios. Dishes here live up to their promise, and diners should arrive prepared to gorge. Indulgent cheese-filled pockets become even more of a guilty pleasure when breaded, fried, and sided with a marinara dipping sauce and sprinkling of parmesan cheese ($6). Sea-meat fans will also appreciate the mammoth mountain of shrimp, scallops, sausage, tomatoes, and peppers sautéed in garlic white-wine sauce atop toasty wedges of pizza bread in the seafood Georgie ($13). Those looking for a lighter bite can order one of George's salads, like the veggie-packed tossed ($8) or the Greek farmer's salad ($10). Create your own pizza ($7 for personal, $12 for regular, and $15 for a large), or order one of George's specialty pies ($10–$26). And for those who can't ever get enough carbs, the gluttonous pasta pies ($13–$18) combine the best of both worlds with layers of noodles loaded up on a pizza shell.
Bubble-gum and turquoise walls accented with exposed beams lend a cheerful look to the casual, family-centric establishment. Small children will delight in the fact that they're dining inside what looks like a giant swirl of Superman ice cream. Host an impromptu pizza party, successfully satiate an off-season football team, or hoard your leftovers for an entire week's worth of lunch.
Valid only at the Herndon, VA, location. Cannot be used toward alcohol.
- The Georgie Combo and the European Combo were excellent - piled high with fresh and plentiful toppings. The crust was excellent - not burned to a crisp and not greasy or slimy. – Haz-Matt, Urbanspoon
- Its [sic] just good. Great crust, great cheese, great toppings. The Extra large Specialty pizzas will feed 48 people for 3 weeks. Just tons of toppings and a lot of goodness. – Cory H., Yelp
- Generous George is, by far, the best pizza around the MD-VA-DC area. – Bill Green, Urbanspoon
2321-C Dulles Station Blvd.
Herndon, Virginia 20171Get Directions