Details

Pupatella

5104 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22205

571-312-7230

Neighborhood: Arlington, Arlington, Ballston

Cuisines: Pizza, Italian, Deli/Quick Bites

Opening Hours:
Open Tuesday through Saturday 11:30 AM to 10 PM.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Ballston-MU

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Reservations: Not Needed

Website: http://www.pupatella.com/_.html

Best Dishes:
Margherita pizza; prosciutto-and-arugula pizza; sausage-and-pepper sandwich; doughnuts plain or filled with caramel.

Price Details:
Starters $3.50 to $7, pizzas and panini $8 to $12.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Cheap Eats 2010: Pupatella

100 places that offer great food at low prices.

Why go: In the three years since Anastasiya Laufenberg and Enzo Algarme started crisping Neapolitan-style pizzas in their fire-engine-red truck, Washington’s street-food scene has grown. But their pies, made with San Marzano tomatoes and imported mozzarella, remain some of the best fare to come out of a cart.

What to get: Pizzas, such as the spare Margherita (worth the $3 upgrade for Italian bufala mozzarella); a spicy-sausage sandwich with melted Muenster and sautéed peppers and onions; arancini—fried risotto balls—and doughnuts.

Best for: An al fresco lunch—a bench-filled park is right behind the cart.

Insider tip:
If even a few people are ahead of you in line, be prepared to wait. A sit-down restaurant is coming this summer at 5100 Wilson Boulevard in Clarendon.

>> See all 2010 Cheap Eats restaurants here