Hungry and stuck at home? Here’s Falls Church’s best takeout

Isabel Costa and Clara Kasik

Thinking about what to get for your family’s next takeout night while supporting local businesses? The Lasso has you covered.

Above is the classic Margherita Pizza from Pizzeria Orso. (Photo by Isabel Costa)

Pizzeria Orso – Pizzeria Orso is a classic Falls Church favorite and our go-to for Italian pizza. They offer delivery or takeout and you can still order any of your favorites – pizza, pasta, salads, and desserts. Their menu even includes a make-your-own pizza kit with dough, sauce and cheese.

We recommend: Margherita Pizza, Pizza Frita, Lemon Olive Oil Cake

El Tio – This Tex-Mex restaurant is a Friday night favorite for many Falls Church families. Don’t let it off your radar! El Tio is great for takeout because they’re quick and extremely friendly. Not only does it taste great fresh, it reheats perfectly for lunch the next day. And bonus, they throw in chips with every order!

We recommend: Sizzling Chicken Fajitas, El Tio Salad, Chips and Queso

Lazy Mike’s – A classic Falls Church City restaurant, your weekly takeout would be incomplete without it. Lazy Mikes currently has their full menu available, including ice cream! Who doesn’t want something sweet to finish some classic FCC food?

We recommend: Classic Cheeseburger, Hammy Hooban, Cali Chicken

Pictured is takeout from Haandi, a great place to satisfy your next Indian food craving. (Photo by Clara Kasik)

Haandi – Haandi can be forgotten about by some younger people when looking for takeout, but Indian food is very comforting during these stressful times, so if you’re looking to mix up the takeout a little bit, this is the perfect option. Haandi doesn’t disappoint. Just make sure you order extra rice if you plan on eating with your entire family.

We recommend: Palak Paneer (it’s vegetarian!), Murgh Masala, naan

Liberty BBQ – Liberty is offering takeout or delivery and you can even use several different apps to make your order easier, such as UberEats or Doordash. They’re still offering their classic barbecue sides and huge servings of perfectly cooked meat. They also have special family meals that change each day of the week. The only thing missing is Trivia Night!

We recommend: Wil’s Smoked Brisket Sandwich, Mac and Cheese, Smoked Ribs

Dogwood Tavern – Just because you can’t settle down for a game at FC’s favorite sports bar, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on their food. Dogwood is open for takeout and has almost a full menu, including their family meals that include sides, dessert, or even a choice of wine. In addition, they still offer their classic selection of burgers, wings, and sandwiches. 

We recommend: Chicken Wings, Dogwood Burger, Texas BBQ Family Meal