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Bellissimo Restaurant

4.5
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1181 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
A small, cozy neighborhood restaurant that serves Northern Italian food in a warm & inviting ambiance. We are chef-owned and operated and offer a diverse menu featuring seafood, homemade pastas, meats and homemade desserts. We offer a full bar and extensive wine list. We now offer outside seating so you can enjoy a dish of homemade pasta and a glass of wine in the sun enjoying the beauty of historic Old Town Fairfax right across the street from the Old Town Hall.
We are open 7 days a week! See you soon.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1181 people are saying
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shawnh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and perfect for date night, lamb chops were amazing! We will be back!

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JulieS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I had the special - crab ravioli in lobster sauce... amazing!!!

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BAHar
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time, I hope they can make it through COVID. We went and sat in the outside tables for our Anniversary. Great service, everyone was very good at their COVID protections, and the food was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was fantastic and the food was amazing, can't wait to go back!

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PaulK
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, great experience. My wife and I routinely come here to celebrate specific anniversaries because the service, food, and ambience are outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Noise level is only based on outdoor seating and traffic - not a complaint at all (thanks for having it available!!) Food was delicious and service was excellent :)

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vipJessicaG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for date night. Staff was very attentive and quick. Food was delicious. Social distancing was done well and temperature checks were done before being seated. We’ll definitely come back. This was our first visit here.

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vipTeamWCJR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant. Food and service was excellent and all safety protocols were followed

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Tyler
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great veal, great service, great wine. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good Italian spot in the area.

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JessicaS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. Food is always amazing and the service is outstanding!

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Fawz
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We were the only diners for most of the experience, and the service was friendly and fine, except that we were seated next to a noisy portable dehumidifier - a strange choice for an empty restaurant. But the real issue was that we found the food sub-par - tough, rubbery chicken with too little of the promised sausage that would have made the dish interesting; a mozzarella/tomato tower that was too cold, lacking in (wilted) basil, and not even made with fresh mozzarella; a small serving of lackluster Costco-like bread, and no cracked pepper for the table. Even the cannoli - my favorite! - was lacking the signature mini chocolate chips that would have made it tasty. The wine list was just OK, yet priced as though it were special. We paid a lot to break our COVID eat-in streak at Bellissimo, then looked at each other saying, "We could have done better at home!"

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BeverlyR
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So excited to support our local restaurant with the reopening of dining rooms after Covid-19 shut downs. Not only was the food, wine and service at its normal impeccable level, the attention to protections for Covid-19 were also thoughtful and mindful, yet not intrusive on the dining experience. Reliable, reasonable, accessible elegance.

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KarlaJimenez
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great!

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vipdonna
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a neighborhood favorite for us. We love eating here. The food is always excellent, nice wine selection and nice ambience. The pasta is not to be missed. Definitely a great night out for a special occasion or just a Tuesday. We have never been disappointed.

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Davey
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Bellissimo for a birthday event and everybody from the party was talking about how great the service and the food were. The staff was friendly, handled our party's needs without any issues, and even gave the birthday guest a special surprise that will be remembered. My only complaint is that I wish there was more on my plate because finishing my meal felt like finishing a really good tv show... You only want more.

We will be coming back in the future because now we must try the other items on the menu!

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was excellent for the price but wait staff were rude and inattentive.

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vipGabriella
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Had the lamb shank and all of the pieces were fatty with little meat on them for around $40. They didnt have the wine they recommended. The food was subpar for how expensive it was.

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thehappydiner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table in a corner next to the window, set apart from the rest of the restaurant. It was perfect to catch up with friends and enjoy a leisurely meal. The service and good were excellent.

Bellissimo Restaurant
Responded on March 4, 2020

We are thrilled that you had such a good time with us! Hope to see you soon.

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RichardO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service, excellent menu selection and perfect background music. It's like being transported to Italy without having to pack a suitcase.

Bellissimo Restaurant
Responded on March 4, 2020

Love your review! Thank you!

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LaS12
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our meal was decent but nothing spectacular. We were a group of 6 on a Sunday evening and the restaurant was not even half full. Chicken Marsala was the best of the meals I tried. My husband’s lobster bisque had shrimp in it instead of lobster. One of our friends didn’t get the right dinner but settled for what they brought to not have to wait. Cheesecake may have been the tiniest slice of cheesecake I’ve seen.
For the food and service, I would go back to Dolce Vita over Bellisimo in the future.

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vipSheilmal
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood dish was outstanding

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MichaelR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food for 2/3 dinners was good, not great. Fish was suberb; good apps & ambiance. Price was high, but not off-the-charts.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The mashed potatoes had clearly been plated well before my fish was done as they were cold. Literally, the bites of potatoes and broccoli touching the plate were cold. My husband’s veal was tough. For approximately $35/entree We could have eaten so much better elsewhere. Service was friendly and attentive but we will definitely not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary. And the food was amazing... the location was small and cozy but also romantic.

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4craj
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We celebrated 25 years together. We couldn’t have chosen a greater place. We will definitely be returning in the future.

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vipDuce
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day dinner

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vipMrsMCBJ
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was very good. My husband and I both had the lamb shank over pappardelle. Two glasses of house wine that were average. The wine glasses were not the cleanest. That is a peave of mine. The service was adequate. Not friendly at all. We did not feel welcomed in the least. I expect superior service that is personable in such a quaint restaurant.

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vipEdK1
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We throughly enjoyed our meal and will be returning. Although cetainly not inexpensive, the prices were reasonable, especially for the quality of the food.

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MikeS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great restaurant in Old Town FFX. Friendly staff, good food selection.

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scottC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a couple times now and it always impresses, great food, great staff!

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VictoriaT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal served piping hot. Attentive service. Always enjoy the food and ambience.

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gogogmaw
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect setting for my husband and I to have a quiet dinner, and enjoy delicious food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Little overpriced special I wasn’t wild about the way they did the duck

Parking is a nightmare

Bellissimo Restaurant
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you for your comment. There are 4 public parking places just a few steps from the restaurant! Please give us a call before you come again and we can tell you where the lots are. So sorry!

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SusanK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food. The staff is awesome. Will definitely go back.

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RobertF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was most charming. Food was excellent

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JohannahE
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I had heard such good things about Bellissimo's from a friend and sadly our experience just did not meld with that. We were there during Restaurant Week, but on the night that we were there there were only 3 other occupied tables the entire time we were in the restaurant. It took around 25 minutes for our dinner order to be placed; and 15 minutes after that was when our appetizers arrived. I'm not sure how long it took for dinner to be brought out... all I know is that my husband was continually shooting hungry looks my way, so perhaps a while! Food was fine to me (the stacked tomato and fresh mozzarella appetizer was the highlight)... but we will not be back I'm afraid. All in all, I'd say to skip it.

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StephenM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annual Restaurant Week dinner was outstanding in every way.

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vipLarry
Washington DC
137 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian restaurant. My wife and I ate here on Wednesday and then came back to eat again on Saturday. All was delicious.

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ProfJohn
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good location, tight entrance, parking on the street is not always readily available, good service, nice starters and main courses but desserts were lacking. Would consider going again.

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Keith
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great staff! Highly recommend! We had a great evening here.

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Bellissimo Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Bellissimo Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 293-2367.

Bellissimo Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1181 OpenTable diners.

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