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New Pizza Restaurant to Open in Burke

The restaurant will be located in the Rolling Valley Mall near Anita's Mexican Restaurant.

A new pizza restaurant, Coal Fire Pizza, is set to replace the former Shiro Japanese Steak House at 9276 Old Keene Mill Rd. Photo from June 2012. Credit: Sherell Williams
A new pizza restaurant, Coal Fire Pizza, is set to replace the former Shiro Japanese Steak House at 9276 Old Keene Mill Rd. Photo from June 2012. Credit: Sherell Williams
The Burke and West Springfield-areas will soon have another dining option when a new pizza restaurant opens in Rolling Valley Mall.

Although there were rumors about a Chick-fil-A or a sushi restaurant coming to the area, it turns out that Coal Fire Pizza will move into the vacant storefront at 9276 Old Keene Mill Rd., according to permits filed with Fairfax County.

The property formerly housed the Shiro Japanese Steak House, which closed in 2011.

Coal Fire Pizza, whose motto is "charred to perfection," will specialize in pizza that is prepared in (you guessed it) a coal fire oven. They will also serve wings, pasta, sandwiches and salads.

Back in March, DC Eater wrote about Coal Fire Pizza's plans to expand in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Once open, the restaurant will be the first Coal Fire Pizza location in Virginia. The company already has locations in Ellicott City, Gaithersburg, Frederick, Gambrills, and Hunt Valley in Maryland.

It will also be the third new pizza restaurant to move into the Burke-area. Giardino, an Italian restaurant that specializes in brick oven pizza, opened in the Kings Park Shopping Center in October. Little Caesars is also scheduled to open soon in the Burke Towne Center.

A call to Combined Properties, who owns the shopping center, about the restaurant's opening date was not returned on Thursday.

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Ted Doroshenk December 06, 2013 at 10:11 AM
Another Pizza place and this one burning coal. I love it, it'll remind me of growing up in Pittsburgh in the 50's.
KGriffin December 06, 2013 at 11:50 AM
I'm originally from Pittsburgh, too. There sure are a lot of us around here. :)
Ted Doroshenk December 06, 2013 at 01:13 PM
But were you there when it was smokey? When the open hearth furnaces would light up the sky and in the morning you had to sweep the soot of the porch.
Lori Begg December 09, 2013 at 04:40 PM
When is it opening?
Sherell Williams (Editor) December 10, 2013 at 12:41 AM
Hi Lori. I haven't heard back yet from the company about this. When I get a date, I'll update the story.

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