In the middle of Clarendon, Cava Mezze is a solid spot for a light dinner and a few drinks before heading to the bar. Go with a group and fill up the table with a mix of their Mediterranean small plates - get the spanakopita. Check it out on the weekends for a $35 all you can eat brunch.
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The Italian Store
The massive subs and pizza by the slice at The Italian Store will make your Arlington lunch breaks a lot better.
For a fun group dinner in Arlington, go to Ambar and do the unlimited small plates option for $35.
Pupatella Neapolitan Pizza
Pupatella doesn’t look like much from the outside, but it’s serving the best pizza in Arlington.
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Not sure what you want? Compass Rose is the move. The Logan Circle spot serves small plates inspired by street food from all over the world.
Nido is a cute, bright neighborhood spot in Brookland. If you’re in the area, the Mediterranean small plates make for a good weeknight dinner.
When you're feeling guilty about all the pizza you've had recently, head to Shouk in Mt. Vernon for healthy-ish salads and pita sandwiches.
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Green Pig Bistro
A meal at Green Pig Bistro will be meat heavy and very good. Bring a big group and sit at the communal table.
Northside Social is a coffee shop by day and a wine bar at night. If you live in Arlington, it will come in handy at least once a week.
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