jiveturk21 Posted August 9, 2012 Share Posted August 9, 2012 Went to Pelano's on Monday night for dinner. I have been wanting to go there for months, solely because it is around the corner from my house. I also want to see what became of the Tuesday's space, the only barber shop/restaurant that I have ever seen in my life! Since Tuesday's closed (maybe seven years ago?) it has been a pilates studio, some campaign headquarters, a halal butcher (I think) and maybe a few more places. Anyway, Pelano's is small and generic. It is family run, which was nice to see, we even had their third grader take our drink order when we got there on Monday night. He couldn't take our wine order, so he had to call in the big guns (mom). They have one white and one red, she couldn't really explain what either of them was, but we ordered the red anyway. It ended up being a merlot/cab/sangiovese blend from Italy that was served way too warm, but a few minutes in the fridge solved that problem (the wine still sucked). Food was a mixed bag. Actually, let me rephrase that. The white pizza that we had ($14.95) was awesome! Clearly, this crust is not in the same league as Orso or anyone of that ilk, but it was damn good with great toppings. The rest of the food (spaghetti with meatballs, chicken parmesan) was what you would generally expect of a local Italian restaurant in Northern Virginia - overcooked pasta, sweet sauce, processed meat. But, in the end, I will go back to support the family business and get the white pizza again. I will likely try other pizzas there in the future, if I can ever get over the crazy pricing structure that they have there ($9.95 for a cheese pizza, $13.95 for pepperoni, $14.95 for sausage - WTF!?). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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