Insalata Dolce Vita
Mixed green salad with cucumber, carrot, red onion, cherry tomato, and our house balsamic dressing
Pasta & Sauce
Strips of marinated and grilled flank steak served over an arugula salad with shaved Parmesan and pine nuts
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
Come celerbrate with us and enjoy our 4 Course Prefix Dinner menu. Visit our website for full menu www.dolcevitafairfax.com
Great food everything was delicious. Very friendly staff. Nice renovations but could a little brighter in the dining area. Love the view of the kitchen! We will be back again and again!
Nice ambience as long as you request to not sit in the kitchen area. Waitstaff seemed young and inexperienced but enthusiastic. Food was fine if a bit overpriced.
Josh was a great server and was passionate about dolce vita. He was very well versed on the menu and wine options. Lunch menu had options ranging from meatball sub to pizza to chicken Marsala.
We sat outside due to a member of our party being concerned about indoor dining. The restaurant inside is very inviting & romantic.
Our server was a little slow to check on us and didn't clear plates promptly on our small table. He was extremely pleasant and helpful when asked about the menu, however! (Oscar)
The food was delicious, but expect about a $10 bump on all entre's from normal higher end restaurants.
Loved the Calamari, the wine selection and the homemade pasta!
Good food and fun restaurant, but steak is inconsistently prepared.
Good food, average service, extremely loud-hard to have a conversation. Recommend you dine on the bar side of the restaurant. Better look and a little quieter.
My favorite place!
Not our usual experience- lots of mix ups with orders for a number of dining guests around us and including us. One cocktail we ordered was predominately ice. Waited quite awhile for napkins and silverware. Things were just off.
The Dolce Vita has been our go to lunch place for over 20 years - and during this time, we have never been disappointed. Food and service are always great.
Our waiter brought the wrong entree to one member of our party - he missed what she said. Disappointing
We have been looking for an everyday Italian restaurant since we moved to NOVA last winter. We finally found it! Steven was the most accommodating server, the food was great, the wine was great. We will definitely be back again and again. Thanks for an enjoyable lunch! The new wine bar looks like we want to try that too.
Excellent service & delicious food for our family gathering! Thank you Dolce Vita.
Food is fabulous, drinks and wines great. Service and staff are great. sit outside or inside and has nice bar.
The restaurant was great— our server Brian was very friendly and knowledgeable. Food excellent!
Great service and good food. Very please with the restaurant and the staff members. The bartender is great. She remembers us as repeating customers. Awesome service and good food. Will definitely come back again.
Food was delicious and we loved the Sirpasso wine that was recommended.
Thanks food and service good
A hidden gem in Fairfax. We sat on the wine bar side and it made the evening. Our waiter was excellent and offered all the right advice. The food was delicious and the wine selection true Italian wines. A great place for lunch or dinner for any occasion
Wonderful service! The food was outstanding! Half price wine bottles on Wednesday was an added bonus we didnt know about! I will definitely be coming back!
Very great atmosphere. Food was wonderful and drinks were amazing.
The food is consistently amazing. The dishes are extraordinary, the ambiance is very quaint and it never disappoints! Fantastic, high quality food every single time!
Next time we will have to sit in the bar area which was more lively...but we still enjoyed our experience. Our waiter was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and engaging. I wish I could remember his name!
The food was amazing and our waitress was super sweet and attractive. We love supporting this small business!
Service was horrible. Wait staff too busy socializing with each other and one person outside. Not interested in us as customers. Very expensive for what it is. Bartender standing watching sports. Unhygienic practices. Fallen a long way from what it use to be.
Thank you to our server for being so patient with us. Great experience as always.
I absolutely love Dolce Vita.. its my go to place!
We were seated early for our reservation. Excellent food! The only negative thing I would say is that the tables near the front brick pizza oven, it was pretty hot.
Food is consistently amazing every time we go to Dolce Vitae
Great service by Josh. Food was great. Bar tending drinks was slow. But we enjoyed our dinner and will be back.
Food was great. Service was friendly. Overall very positive experience.
Food was excellent. Bonus that wine was half an price for bottles. I’ll definitely return
Fantastic food and service! We were delighted by this hidden gem and will definitely be back.
This was a great surprise for us. It was 0.1 mile from our hotel so we were able to walk over without worrying about parking. Our reservation was actually for 30 minutes later, but they sat us right away! Our teen girls ordered different versions of the gnocci. My oldest ordered the spicy sauce and it was definitely spicy! She loved it though. My husband ordered the lasagna and liked it. I had the baked ziti but requested it to be meat free. It was good. For dessert my daughters ordered the creme brulee and tiramisu, but we all agreed the BEST dessert was the banana bread pudding that I ordered. It was amazing!
Fabulous Italian food and very friendly staff.
Great food and service! The 1/2 price wines on Wednesday always drag us in that day.
The only draw back was the noise level. The food was great and our servicer was friendly.
I eat here ever time I am in Fairfax. The food is great, the marinara sauce is amazing, and the wine selection is decent. Staff are super friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu and the wine. The restaurant decor is very pleasant.
Great tasting food. Excellent service. We were a group of nine. It was so good everyone was eating and it was quiet. Now that tells you how good the food is when you are focused on your food. Desserts were delicious. We especially liked the Berries with cream- cake was soaked in berries. We will be back.
Reserved a table for our wedding anniversary, hoping to be seated in the main restaurant area, which had open tables when we arrived AND when we left.
But no, we got shunted out into the wine bar area. Maybe just as well as it was cooler out there.
We asked the waiter to not rush things. Still, appetizer is STILL ON THE TABLE when the salads arrived. We told him explicitly to keep it slow as we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. Too bad for us, I guess.
Incidentally, the alfredo sauce? I could have done better. Caesar salad? I've had better bottle dressing. Too bad Joe and Ricardo sold the place instead of shutting it down. The new ownership is clearly in over its head. And incidentally, shouldn't an alfredo dish get an offering of grated cheese?
It was our first time to come back after the pandemic started. The appetizers were good but the entrees were not what we are used to. They were bland. I ordered the Veal Saltimbocca and it had no taste. I ask for salt and not even that fixed it. The Vongole pasta and Chicken Parm same thing. I hope it was just a bad day for the cooks. We won’t be coming back for now.
You can order delivery directly from Dolce Vita using the Order Online button. Dolce Vita also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 385-1530 ext. 0.
Dolce Vita is rated 4.6 stars by 815 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.