Saturday, June 20, 2009


We went to dinner at Sfizi (which is italian for "little treat") the other day and it is good authentic italian food, so authentic, its made by actual italians!

Sfizi is located right next door to Dolce Vita, which is practically legendary for its food around here. The parking lot overflows each Friday and Saturday night into our neighborhood. Sfizi is more of a market, with a variety of olive oils, pastas, fresh cookies, prepared meals, pizza, wines and a cappucino machine. It even has outdoor seating so you can enjoy a nice dinner (or lunch).

The food is great and the service is too. The owner, Lino, is a friendly guy who talks with customers and takes a lot of pride in the food and service and it shows. If you get a chance, stop by and check out Sfizi. Jack liked it, too.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We used to frequent this place all the time (they make the BEST cappuccino in Fairfax County), until we had a really really bad experience recently.

We went there on a Saturday evening with our 2-year old son who is used to restaurant visits and quite behaved. The outdoor patio was full, but there was one table (4 chairs) left. We inquired about the table inside with the owner and he told us to have a seat. Another couple was right behind us. After sitting at the table for about ten minutes without a waiter coming by, the owner approached our table and said "I'm not sure how long you FOLKS plan on staying here, but I JUST noticed that I have this table reserved for 4 at 8:00 PM". We did not want to sit in the dark and empty dining room of the deli, so we packed out stuff and our child and left. I found this behavior incredibly rude and we were embarrassed. Needless to say, we will no longer frequent this establishment or the adjacent restaurant. To be fair, I have to say that the patrons seemed a bit more formal in the evening that you would normally see in a deli/eatery and I can understand that one may not be bothered with a child. Had he told us inside the restaurant that the outdoor area was full or RESERVED, we would have left with no problem. But he had us sit there for almost ten minutes and then loudly announced that we FOLKS had to go. We would never take our 2-year old son, well-behaved or not, to a formal dining place, but since Sfizi is advertised as a deli/eatery, we had no way of knowing that Sfizi now considers itself a more 'upscale' dining establishment. We were extremely embarrassed to be treated like this in front of the other patrons sitting on the patio.

~ Alexa