5104 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22205
Neighborhood: Arlington, Arlington, Ballston
Cuisines: Pizza, Italian, Deli/Quick Bites
Open Tuesday through Saturday 11:30 AM to 10 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Ballston-MU
Price Range: Inexpensive
Reservations: Not Needed
Margherita pizza; prosciutto-and-arugula pizza; sausage-and-pepper sandwich; doughnuts plain or filled with caramel.
Starters $3.50 to $7, pizzas and panini $8 to $12.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Enzo Algarme and wife Anastasiya Laufenberg have graduated from their successful pizza cart near the Ballston Metro (on hiatus) to this strip-mall storefront. Against a backdrop of neon street-punk art, Algarme mans a wood-fired oven—imported from Italy—that produces thin, doughy-edged crusts supporting such toppings as imported buffalo mozzarella, peppery arugula, and top-notch meats. While consistency can be an issue, a 1,000-degree blast-cook means you don’t wait 20 minutes for a pizza—one of the cart’s only drawbacks.
Don’t miss: Margherita and prosciutto-and-arugula pizzas; sausage panino.
For a full review of Pupatella, click here.