My friends in Vienna have said they really like Pizzeria Orso. http://pizzeriaorso.com/index.php I finally made it out to Falls Church to give it a try over the weekend. I knew the owners came from 2Amys, which I like a lot for its Neopolitan pizzas, and overall enjoyed Orso. Is it worth driving on Rte. 7 from Alexandria? Probably not. But very little would be worth that traffic headache.
Some of the loveliest things at 2Amys were the salads and small plates. I had to try Orso's fennel salad. Sliced fennel, oranges, chives and olives. I love that they have a half size ($4).
Half-portion of the mixed greens salad ($4).
Margherita DOC ($13). Nicely charred crust with a light tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella and fresh basil. We opted to forego the olive oil finish. I like the restraint used in topping the pizza. Massive in size.
Orso ($18). Ricotta, mozzarella, grana padano, fontina, pecorino, garlic and prosciutto di parma.