Fire Works - Arlington

4.2
201 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Great Beer
  • Outdoor Eating
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!
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4.1
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4.1
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D
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice restaurant. Friendly staff. Good food.

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J
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Brunch wasn't really impressive. Fries were great though.

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SB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Lunch on a Tuesday. Fantastic food and demeanor of staff but took us very long to get the check. We had to ask at least three times, different people. Wasn’t crowded at all. Good description of portion sizes from the waiter.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Food was great, service was awful. Waiter lacked the basics.

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CM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, delicious food, extensive beer and beverages list. Highly recommended!

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g
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, food was on time and great tadting.

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LC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Food was ok, but the waiter was horrible. Got mad at us for asking someone else for ketchup. We told him we couldn’t find him and he argued with us that he was “right there “. My husband had even walked around just a bit looking for him before we asked someone else. You never, ever argue with a customer... I will not be going back to this place.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Very mediocre to bad food

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LL
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

The wait staff was great but the food was disappointing. We have been here previously and the food was solid but this time it was very average. The fries and pizza were not really hot and didn’t taste fresh. The duck spring rolls were tasty

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Dinner here is usually great! Brunch, however was lacking. It was Easter Sunday and the only place that still had reservations, so we though we would try it. Not only did they have reservations left, the place was basically empty. Since booking the reservation, they changed the menu to small plates for brunch. It was $26 for all you can eat, but you can only have two at a time. Most of them were okay. Decent but nothing great. The French toast and the FW potato were my favorites. I’m glad we did all you could eat, because I would have been very disappointed if I only had one of two. Overall meh. It ended up costing almost $100 for the two of us and there was nothing special about it. I was looking forward to the full brunch menu. I will be back for dinner though!

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G
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great beer selection, good food. Best make a reservation on a fri or Sat night, but can be done an hr or two ahead.

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JW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Pizza was good, service not so much.

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MD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

Service was terrible - had to wait over 30 min for check and had to ask for it twice.

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DE
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

But only if you have a few people in your party. Waited over a hour to sit down and we had reservations

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GT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Decent, serviceable pizza. Good happy hour draft deals.

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BM
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

The food was great, but the service was a little slow. We had a party of 7 and the table was a bit tight with all the pizzas. But we all enjoyed our food a lot!

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OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Great pizza. Wood fired and cooked perfectly. Service was attentive and fast. I had the fireworks pizza. Their tomato sauce isn’t too acidic and does not overpower the flavor of the ingredients.
Drink prices are reasonable and they have a big selection of beer and also liquor, particularly whisky.
Did I mention it’s excellent pizza?

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JK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and location!

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MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great pizza and a huge beer list. One of our favorites in Arlington!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I made a reservation for Valentine’s Day and despite I was late we got a table in less than 10 minutes the service was great and the food amazing they brought the food to the table in no time I will definitely come back can’t wait to try the other pizza flavors.

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AF
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great evening at Firework. They did a good job on a busy Valentine Day. Always love the beer selection, garlic dough knots, and designer pizzas.

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J
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

One of the most awful pizzas I have ever eaten in my life , it gave me the worst mood. Don't go unless you enjoy eating badly.

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S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

I am a regular at Fireworks and would usually say that I really like it. Unfortunately though, lately, the service has been pretty bad. Tonight, it took 15 minutes for someone to even stop by the table and greet us and suggest they bring us water. The guy who stopped by was nice enough, and he got our drinks and took our order. However, mid-way through the meal, a different person stopped by and said, "oh I didn't introduce myself yet but I'm actually your waiter." It was awkward given our original server was still working the table directly next to us. And, despite our "new waiter," the service was terribly slow, we were given the wrong bill, it took forever to get boxes for our leftovers, and eventually we left a lower than usual tip just to get out of there because our waiter wasn't coming back to collect the bill. Fireworks can and should do better, but this was pretty bad to say the least and it seems to be the trend they're heading towards right now.

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R
Washington DC
95 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A great pizza stop for anyone...kids included!! They were not doing their regular crust...but, the gluten free was terrific!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is amazing. Love the options.

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EB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The margherita pizza was just ok, should have used much more mozzarella. Service was good and the prices were awesome for the area. I would go back and try a different pizza.

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MM
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great place to eat before a movie. Decent pizza and excellent French Toast! They have a great beer selection and a fun cocktail menu. The portions were large and they have choices to make most people happy. It is a fun and casual place and we will be back.

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FF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Chocolate cake was the best I have ever had.

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AH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food! Size of salad is larger than last time which I appreciated :)

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D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great happy hour specials and a great place to grab dinner. We loved the pizza!

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AS
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Pizza was nothing special. I've had better frozen pizza

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good food with great service! Our group of 6 enjoyed all of the food, and were accommodated well. It was a quieter Sunday night, but no complaints. The server also brought us a birthday dessert!

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SF
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Fantastic pizza, wish I lived near this place! Crusts thin, not sweet, great flavor choices on the build your own menu.

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JS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We were headed to the Kennedy Center from Central Va. and needed a Celiac-friendly option for supper before the show. This place worked out very well. Great menu and good service.

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JF
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Summary: Delicious pizza, great value. I will definitely be going back.

Food: I ordered the quattro carne and my friend ordered the siciliana—both were delicious.

Service: Our server was polite and friendly, and our food arrived quickly.

Ambience: Tables were spaced comfortably; booths were spacious; noise level was moderate.

Value: My 14" pizza was ~$21. I'd say it was a great value—given the area in which the restaurant is located—even for a millennial such as myself!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Overall a good pizza place. Our table server was great and they make decent pizza but the host failed to acknowledge our reservation (even though I told him I had a reservation under my name)...prompting me to get an email from open table asking why I didn’t show up.

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KS
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The pizza is great and the happy hour specials are very good.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We just went in very casual after working out and were not at all out of place! Great for casual dining, date night, or night out.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Gluten free pizza was cold

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

We got the segundo and margherita pizza. They were delicious but could have used a few more minutes in the oven. The cheese on the defunds wasn’t fully melted and the pizza was slightly floppy. We sat outside and loved all of the hanging string lights above. It was a busy night but we could have used some more attention from our server.

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