A Leesburg pizza joint has gained national notoriety, as Rocco’s Pizza and Subs was recently cited as serving up the best slice in the state.
Online review site Yelp recently released the results of an algorithm developed by reviews left for pizza establishments throughout the U.S., which determined the restaurant in each state that serves the best pizza. The Leesburg establishment ranked first in the state of Virginia, to the delight of its owners.
The Plaza Street restaurant is co-owned by Azmi Zarou—also the owner of nearby Spanky’s Shenanigans—and his sister-in-law, who built the business based on her years of experience running a Long Island deli. They use Zarou family recipes to create the taste of New York-style pizza. Two specialties that have attracted a following are Rocco’s supreme pizza and its sesame seed crust.
Rocco’s Pizza and Subs is at 62 Plaza St. NE. It can be reached at 703-443-8500, or online at roccosny.com.
—Kara C. Rodriguez