Cheap Eats 2010: Fire Works
100 great places that offer great food at low prices.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Rina Rapuano, Kate Nerenberg
Comments () | Published June 11, 2010
Cheap Eats (2010)
Fire Works
Address: 201 Harrison St., SE, Loudoun, VA 20175
Phone: 703-779-8400
Neighborhood: Leesburg
Cuisines: Pizza, Italian, American
Opening Hours: Sunday through Thursday 11:30 to 10, and Friday and Saturday 11:30 to 11.
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Stuffed mushrooms; bruschetta trio; bacon-wrapped shrimp; house salad; macaroni and cheese; Italian hoagie; pepperoni roll; Smokey Blue, Quattro Carni, and Segundo pizzas; dessert stromboli.
Price Details: Starters, $3.95 to $7.95; pizzas, $9 to $17.

Why go: This comfortable pizzeria in an old train depot lists many of its ingredients as local, nitrate-free, and organic. But the wood-fired pies have more than virtuous ingredients—they’ve got innovative topping combinations, flavorful crusts, and a large selection of Belgian and craft brews to go with them.

What to get: The meaty Quattro Carni pizza; Segundo pizza with white sauce, bacon, smoked mozzarella, and apples; bruschetta trio; bacon-wrapped barbecue shrimp; house salad with toasted sunflower seeds, Gorgonzola, and dried cranberries; Italian hoagie; mac and cheese with ham and peas; dessert stromboli, often made with strawberries.

Best for: A come-as-you-are hangout.

Insider tip: The best pizzas have creatively combined toppings. A lunch special offers a six-inch pizza and a salad for $7.95.

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