Wood-fired wonder at Tazza Kitchen

A Special Advertising Feature of the Alexandria Times

One of the neatest new restaurants with outstanding food, beverages and an enthusiastic, passionate staff is Tazza Kitchen at 2931 S. Glebe Road in Arlington, just across the border from Alexandria. From the start, this dining establishment has been an enormous success with a multitude of regulars, due in large measure to the authentic wood-fired ovens, attentive service, wonderful handcrafted cocktails, beers on tap and unique wines.

Customers instantly recognize that the scrumptious thin-crust pizzas and roasted vegetables are cooked in authentic wood-fired ovens that came straight from Naples, Italy. In fact, the inspiration for Tazza Kitchen originated from three friends visiting two places, Baja, Calif.; Mexico and southern Italy, where they loved the food, drink and atmosphere. They decided to open an eatery melding the unique flavors.

Tazza Kitchen’s menu is built around sourcing the best seasonal, locally grown ingredients, and building recipes around them. The restaurant even selfdistributes among its restaurants to ensure the ingredients are consistently available to its chefs. Patrons maintain they can definitely taste the difference.

The same level of detail goes into selecting the wines. Although they are not always produced locally, each wine is carefully screened to make sure it compliments the menu and is reasonably priced. At the moment, the wine list has numerous Italian varietals and also includes selections from Spain, Uruguay, Greece, Portugal and California.

Visit Tazza Kitchen soon and find out firsthand why customers are raving about the experience. The dynamic seasonal menu and the wines, beers and cocktails will please the palette and the purse. You will wonder why you waited and will instantly become a Tazza Kitchen fan.

Open Monday through Thursday, 4:30 to 10 p.m.; Friday 4:30 to 11 p.m.; Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4:30 to 11 p.m.; and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 3 pm and 4:30 to 9 p.m. Check out Happy Hour from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 703-549-8299.

A Special Advertising Feature of the Alexandria Times