Vincent Tramonte was born in N.Y. City the son of Italian parents from Calabria and Civitavecchia. He came to Northern Virginia to practice law in the ... More
The Italian Store
Vincent Tramonte was born in N.Y. City the son of Italian parents from Calabria and Civitavecchia. He came to Northern Virginia to practice law in the 1940ac2s and although a beautiful area, it was difficult finding good Italian food. As time went on, he realized that there were many transplanted people from New York and other big cities that very much missed the food he called acoethe good stuffac. This became the business plan for the Italian Store, get the products people want that are hard to find. With the help of Mama Tramonte in the kitchen, preparing dishes from the family recipes, and his two sons, working the store and procuring the products the plan was set.
I've had two different sandwiches here and they are the best I have ever had.
The meat and veggies are fresh and the cheese just cuts the sandwich just right.
Great selection of Italian only wines, sweets and sides to go with your sandwich. I suggest the Milano on your first visit there.
Great Italian subs and very authentic! You will not be disappointed.
The pizza is good here for not being brick oven style. It can be a tad greasy but if you just drain it off you will be pleased. I like the plain because it has the most flavor. The sausage topping is home made and tastes awesome. Two Amy's is the place to go for real pizza, but if you want a good grab and go, then this place is #1.
i live in arlington and i eat there at least three times a week. there pizza is great but their subs are even better. i recommend the vegetarian (my personal sub favorite). the milano is also very good. and if you like tirimisu, you'll love it at the italian store.
I ate dinner at The Italian Store on 4/20/2006. For $8, I got a tiny, cold sandwich (though I ordered a large hot one). It took over 15 minutes to get my order. Here are the details: I ordered a large, hot roast beef sandwich. I had to wait in line about about 7 minutes before placing my order, about 4 minutes for my sandwich to be made, and about 6 minutes to wait in a long line to pay. When I unwrapped the paper around my sandwich, which cost a full $8, I found it was not hot (never was) and it was tiny. Just two thin slices of rye bread with some roast beef, cheese, horseradish, lettuce, and tomato. I will admit that the horseradish was some of the freshest I've ever tasted. But I don't feel the sandwich was worth anywhere close to $8.