I’m going to have to admit that I’m in love with Fairfax Circle Pizzarama. Located in the City of Fairfax, Virginia, I almost had a panic attack a few years ago, due to a nearby fire. The stripmall that Pizzarama is located in, had an electrical fire, that destrroyed a lot of the stores in the vincinity. By the grace of the “Pizza Gods,” Pizzarama was spared. The day I called them to see if they were in business, and they said “darn right,” was a joyful one. This is a place I’ve been ordering delivery from for over twenty years, and occasionally I pop in their dining area to catch a bite to eat. It would have been a sad day to have seen this fine place go up in flames, because the only place where fire belongs there, is in their huge oven.
The pizzas here are a “must have” for anyone in the area, or for those visiting town. A lot of tourists visit Fairfax, VA due to its close proximity to the Nation’s Capital, and of course the rich civl war history, visitors have no excuse to avoid the Circle Pizzarama. Its just down the street from the historical Blenheim House and Fairfax County Courthouse. I just love the dough of these pizzas. There is a firm crust on the end, but the middle is soft, yet strong enough to hold a multitude of toppings. You will not need to order “extra cheese” as there’s plenty of that, and their sauce has the appropriate levels of spice. Go with one of their Hawaii pies, with the ham and pineapple. The fresh meat and fruit combination is the ultimate selection, but of course they have traditional pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, and other ‘regular toppings” that most seem to enjoy.
Do you like subs? Their Steak and Cheese is extraordinary. Get it with a side of fries for lunch, and you won’t need dinner. Although I do love their large amount of sub choices, I like their “Reuben Sandwich.” This is Corned Beef, with a bit of Sauerkraut and Russian dressing. You won’t find a more tasty sandwich, and its huge. I love how they use sourdough bread for a lot of their sandwiches, but you can order a variety of other types such as white or pumpernickel. A fine appetizer is the “cheesy bread.’ This is sourdough bread, cut in circles, and has melted mozzarella cheese on top.
All of their meals are between $5-$20. Small children will enjoy their “kids meals”, that don’t have toys, but the friendly servers will help bring you a booster seat if you eat in. The chairs are more than comfortable enough, and there’s a television showing sports in there. Its nothing fancy, but it could be considered a family restaurant, even though there is a small bar. Usually I get their food delivered, and due to having only a few drivers, you might be waiting for up to an hour for your food to arrive. While this is a disappointment, the fine folks at this restaurant time your order to be cooked, just prior to it leaving the door for your house. Give the Circle Pizzeria a try, as its located at 9639 Fairfax Boulevard Fairfax, VA. They can be reached at 703-273-8885, and are open most days from 11 am to midnight.