About Fire Works - Arlington

Tuscarora Mill's owners and chef have created a winning pizza restaurant by opening Fire Works in Leesburg in 2006. Next comes our “city-fied” addition of the ultimate pizzeria and bar. How do we do it? Great pizzas from the five-ton wood fired oven , a superb selection of draft and bottled beers, perfectly picked wine list and cool cocktails are a very good start. Add a comfy urban setting that puts you at ease while it wakes up your senses and we are pretty well along the way. Finish with a commitment to deliver superb food and sincere caring service and you’ve got the The Fire Works!

2350 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Pizzeria

Hours of operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross street:
N Adams St

Dress code:
Casual Dress

Price range:
$30 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(703) 527-8700

Website:
http://www.fireworkspizza.com/

Catering:
We offer offsite catering.

Parking Details:
Street parking plus Garage Parking directly underneath the Courthouse Plaza.

Public Transport:
Courthouse Metro (Orange and Silver lines), Metrobus, Artbus

Executive Chef:
Frank Mayo

Private Party Facilities:
We offer private dining in our Private Dining Room that seats approximately 35 people. We also offer larger buyout events if needed. Please contact Jason@fireworkspizza.com for questions and booking.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Fire Works - Arlington Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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Food

4.4

Service

4.2

Ambience

4.1

Value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (6)
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Group Bookings (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Child Friendly (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great Beer (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Cosy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Authentic (1)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

We went to celebrate my sisters birthday. Food was good, service very average. My sister ordered a beverage that never showed, all the food came at the same time (despite asking that salads come first). I also asked for a candle on the dessert ordered which was forgotten - and quite annoying to have to send back and ask again. I wouldn’t recommend the restaurant for a special occasion.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 10 October 2017

So impressed with the service team's skill to quickly accommodate our party's needs. Nothing like a group of seven who needed to change tables when the humidity on the lovely patio became uncomfortable. Great attitude of true hospitality and the food was amazing! Can't wait to visit again soon.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 10 September 2017

Really wanted to like this restaurant as it looks so nice, but for me was disappointing. I ordered the mussels with french fries - and they came with the french fries on top of the mussels so they were all soggy so didn't eat many of them. Also - didn't get a glass with my bottle of soft drink, my friend didn't get the dressing she requested - we had to wait awhile for everything we asked for - including a glass for my soft drink - and there were not very many people in the restaurant. My friend had been before and really liked it - but she said this time it was really average. Disappointing - but I've come to expect that with a lot of middle of the road restaurants. If they're good once - they're usually not the next time as they're inconsistent. Won't go again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 6 September 2017

Excellent food! My husband and I split a salad, sandwich, and chips and it was very yummy. Well worth a visit!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Live Sports
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·Dined on 2 September 2017

Peggy was the best!!! Love the atmosphere, food was incredible, drinks were amazing!!

Tags: Vegan, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Cozy, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 20 August 2017

My friends met up at Fireworks before a movie. We ate pizza and salad and shared. I also sat at the bar and the bartender was great. Highly recommend. We ate outside on a nice summer night.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 18 August 2017

Great food, great drinks, excellent draft and bottle beer selection. They really take pride in the food they make and it shows. Devin has been our bartender and server on more than a few occasions and he is one of the best we have ever had, and that extends beyond just fireworks, the way he interacts with tables is the one of the big reasons why people enjoy dining out.

Tags: Great Beer, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Sports, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Bar Seating, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 14 August 2017

Great food. Food came out faster than normal which was great. The service was great as well, large beer selection and excellent sangria

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 2 August 2017

Very good food and I live the beer list. Can get very crowded at times and the booths are a little tight.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 26 June 2017

Good lunch special...the house salad exceeds the Ceasar.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on 18 June 2017

Food was just ok, nothing spectacular. Pizza sauce was "sugary" type of sweet which took away from the toppings. Large beer selection just didn't recognize many of the names so couldn't say if it was good or not. Good ambiance, service was good. Close walking distance to hotels.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 18 June 2017

Went on Father's Day, after reading good reviews and expected a little more. Service was slow, eventhough the restaurant wasn't crowded. Food was just okay ... menu lacked a little focus. Preparation and presentation was a bit amateurish.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 9 June 2017

The pizza is delicious, and the lunch special is the best deal in Courthouse. $8.95 for a pizza and salad can't be beat!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on 31 May 2017

Outstanding pizza and an excellent beer selection. Great people watching from the patio.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 18 May 2017

Excellent service, and very accommodating for a group with a toddler.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 14 May 2017

Food was delicious (as always), service was great, and carafe of sangria was a great value.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Fun, Great Beer, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 6 May 2017

I used to come here all the time when we lived in Arlington and now that we are further out we come less frequently.Fire Works was always one of my favorite pizza places -especially in Arlington. Their calamari is absolutely amazing which is sort of crazy for a pizza place. I've tried almost all of their pizzas and they have almost always been great. Once or twice it just wasn't a flavor combo I loved -but my husband loved them!

Sadly, I will say that their wine list seems to be less diverse, and service wasn't great. I constantly felt like the waiter was trying to push us out of the restaurant -which she eventually did and we left to go to another restaurant to have several more drinks and dessert. So that's just money wasted on their part. I know flipping tables is one way to make money, but we would have spent quite a lot more there had we stayed. To be honest, we probably won't go back since the whole experience was just very average.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 28 April 2017

Fire Works was a very nice surprise! Very comfortable open place. Lots of outside seating. Many choices on the menu and very important Gluten Free options for my cousin. Even great for our 4 year old son.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Casual, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 27 April 2017

Interesting place. good pizza and an outstanding list of beers. Will bring my son who loves different beers to check it out.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Richmond)·Dined on 14 April 2017

Excellent wood fired pizza! Made in-house desserts are super... save room!

Tags: Hot Spot, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 7 April 2017

A couple friends had recommended and this was actually our 2nd time there. The pizza and the food was very average so not sure why it is so popular. I definitely won't go out of my way to go to this restaurant again.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 3 April 2017

Delicious pizza with a great lunch special!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 1 April 2017

Food was mediocre. Service was friendly and super quick.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 1 April 2017

Loud place but great pizza. They ran out of beer we requested twice and server was having a bad night and wasn't very friendly which kind of spoiled the experience. I'd order take out next time.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 11 March 2017

Fire Works was a cute pizza place in Arlington. The pizza was good, and the price for a 10" was really reasonable ($12 for enough food to really fill you up!). The options were great, too; lots of house pizzas and a make-you-own option. The venue was really open inside, with great natural light and a TON of outdoor seating. We'll definitely come back when it's warmer outside. On a Sunday afternoon it was pretty quiet, even though there were a decent amount of people there; the big space makes it feel intimate even with a reasonable crowd.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 3 March 2017

The food was excellent. Our table highly recommends the Black Sheep pizza. And our server, Brandon, was great for recommendations. He also took care of fixing our half and half pizza order being not quite right without us even needing to ask.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 3 March 2017

I go to Fireworks regularly. Whenever I have friends that like pizza and beer, we immediately head there. The pizzas are good with a good variety. The beer selection is excellent and the staff knows their beers. I really enjoy Fireworks and will continue to go there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Business Meals, Fun, People Watching, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 26 February 2017

Our waiter was awesome and the pizza was great! A perfect end to a busy day.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 25 February 2017

I LOVE the Guadalajara pizza (basically a spicy taco pizza). I enjoy pizza as much as the next person, but I'm the sort who infinitely prefers foreign dives to American cuisine. The guys I was out with had the Quattro Carne and the Segundo pizza. They were very happy with their choices. We also got wings, which looked great, but I never bother with wings. Our server did a good job too. If I have to go to boring places, at least I know here I will get good service and get the Guadalajara pizza .

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 18 February 2017

Great place with a large window facade open and widely enlightened. We had a great family time. The waiter was particularly attentive and kind. The pizza were delicious and quickly served. The outdoor sitting was great and particularly adapted for kids who would need to run in the large patio outside. We will definitely come back!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 17 February 2017

Delicious pizza with fresh flavorful toppings, and impressively extensive beer selections..
Great service even when restaurant was full on a busy Friday evening.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 14 February 2017

Went for Valentine's Day dinner and was promptly seated at table near the bar. Food was great and came out very quickly!! Wait staff was really nice and we had an enjoyable meal. Definitely adding this to the list of go to places for dinner!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 10 February 2017

Good food and drinks for special occasions. People working there know about good service.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 3 February 2017

Good food and fun atmosphere. We had pizza, Caesar salad, and wings and all were tasty.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 2 February 2017

This is a great place to unwind! The staff is great and the food is fantastic! What a beer menu too!!!

Tags: Authentic, Live Sports, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Spicy, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 27 January 2017

Great food! Terrific service. Friendly crowd. Gluten sensitive options.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 27 January 2017

Good variety of options. Had Brussells -styled mussels - tasty but portion seems to have been slightly reduced than on previous visits. Still great value.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 15 January 2017

Kid friendly. The appertizers were not great but the wood fired pizza were delicious. I'd come back because it was good pizza in a setting that was friendly for my 2 year old.

Tags: Disabled Access
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 12 January 2017

I thought the pizza was just average. I was actually disappointed.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, People Watching, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 3 January 2017

As always, very good food and while we didn't have any beer I always now it's a great choice. My only criticism, that I always have, is that the booths are very tight and crowded...tough to do a business meeting. The "bigger tables" with more room are always reserved for large parties.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Great Beer
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