Bellissimo Restaurant

4.6
1292 Reviews
$31 to $50
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1292 people are saying
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vipAwiis
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I think covid has hit this once delightful place a bit hard.
it was restaurant week, so some allowances should be considered, however, one of our party ordered a Bloody Mary, which they could not accommodate. Two of our party asked for something not on the menu and apparently not available for lunch. They were gracious and accommodated our request, which is probably why the agnolotti was very good, but not blissfully wonderful as I remembered it.
Service was a bit slow
I will go back and hope for seeing Bellisimo back to it former glory.

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ThomasM
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during restaurant week and the three course dinner was terrific. We had mushroom ravioli and veal. Both were great. I highly recommend the restaurant

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shell
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time and it was restaurant week. Great choices, food was excellent and just the right amount. Of course the warm bread dipped in parmesan and olive oil at the beginning caused us to have take some of the meal home. Desert was delicious. House wine was great. A small gem in the heart of Fairfax city. Free parking lot half a block down on main st.

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vipMirnaG
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular dinner and service. We had the lamb shank and veal for RW and both dishes were delicious. We also enjoyed our appetizers and dessert. Well worth the price for a dinner that was worthy of paying more.

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LeonardD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time visiting this restaurant. Since it was our wedding anniversary, we wanted something a little more special, with nice ambiance. We were certainly not disappointed! It exceeded our hopes and expectations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar service and amazing food! Highly recommend!

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NorthportJoe
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and the service were excellent. The veal scalloping was well prepared and artfully presented. The restaurant is of moderate size with comfortable spacing between tables.
The wine list consisted of primarily Italian choices and was mostly priced in the $30-50 range. The house wines were serviceable.
I thoroughly enjoyed the dinner and fully recommend Bellisimo

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KristinR
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Small restaurant with great service and wonderful food. Entry way is a bit awkward with tables right near the door and nowhere to stand why you wait to be seated, but that's a small inconvenience. We would definitely go back.

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RavenGirl
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband and I came here for a much needed date night. I had the specials: tomato basil soup that was to die for, and the rockfish special. The fish was seasoned and cooked perfectly with two large grilled shrimp and vegetables and all plated beautifully. My food was piping hot which I truly appreciate! Husband had the portobello ravioli which was delicious. I heartedly recommend you try this restaurant.

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Obrothr
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cozy, comfortable, friendly, delicious. Went for an early New Year's Eve Dinner with another couple. Had a wonderful time. Great entrees. All were tasty and well presented. Will go back again.

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have dined at Brlissimo on multiple occasions, and we have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves each and every time. The food quality is excellent, as is the service.

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vipCarF
Memphis/West TN
33 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

They did not have the entree my husband wanted. They should have told us what they don’t have in the menu when they handed us the menu. The calamari appetizer was crispy in the outside, which is good, but it was very tough in the inside (the meat itself). My pasta which has mussels, shrimp, clams, scallops, squid or calamari wasn’t good at all. All the seafood was tough except the scallops. The sauce tasted like it came from a can or something frozen. It was bad, bad, bad…everything was bad…except the two little scallops… Will not be back and don’t recommend at all. Go to Olive Gardens if you’re craving Italian food!

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DonnaG
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was good and waiters and staff were friendly. I am impressed with the service.

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Dianne
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Good ambience, nice & quiet. Delicious meal. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Good wine recommendation by Ray. More costly than I can regularly afford but doable on occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Pre Christmas

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Christmas Eve

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Gordy
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great local restaurant with great food. Service is friendly and efficient. Noise level is high but the restaurant is small and was crowded, which is a good thing. Open on Christmas Eve and very accommodating. Highly recommended.

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JanS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come here for wonderful northern Italian fare. Loved the zabaglione.

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vipkmc2014
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and stellar service. A real gem.

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johnnyd
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Nice upscale dining. Bit pricy but definitely will go back!

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vipGSCMJOE
Washington DC
208 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I drive from NW DC to dine at Bellissimo. It is the best Italian food, service and price.

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the quick and attentive service. The food was excellent, the wine was very good. There was a large group which made it a bit noisy. Prices are a little on the higher side, but overall, we liked it and will go again.

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Notsointimate
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I selected this small Italian restaurant to have a cozy intimate dinner with my husband before attending a concert. It was cozy until a party group arrived and because it is a small restaurant, their nose level was really loud. My husband and I could barely hold a conversation over this groups loud laughter and discussions. The meal was delicious but the price was not in correlation with the atmosphere which included bright lights from cars turning onto main street and the loud group we had to try to talk over. I would still recommend this restaurant for the delicious food, however not for a date night.

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Misnick
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Had the Osso Buco. It was so tender and flavorful, served over gluten-free spaghetti. I also had cannellini beans and sausage appetizer, which was also great. It is a small place but very nice ambiance.

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vipWine4me
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always know when I go to Bellissimo I’m going to get incredibly delicious Italian food. Never a disappointment! I had the muscles on linguine in a lemon he sauce that was absolutely fabulous… All of the salads are super fresh… I love this place!

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WilliamS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time won't be the last. Food was excellent, well presented, friendly and attentive staff. Pleasant ambience....a great place for small celebrations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. We had the rockfish with artichokes in sauce with roasted tomatoes. The fish was as smooth as butter. Everything will a cooked just for you, no microwave pre-heated garbage. Everything is fresh. The service is friendly, professional and low-key. The chocolate moose was too die for.

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vipvivalavida
Washington DC
197 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food as always. But this time the quality of service and attention to our table was not up to par. We felt neglected and had to call them to our table many times if we needed anything. The VIP treatment for everyone that came into the restaurant, seems to have gone downhill. Probably won’t return for a long while.

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vipNancyO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a quaint little Italian place. The service was efficient and my husband and I both loved our pasta dishes. We will definitely be repeat diners.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belissimo made our daughter's 16th birthday incredibly special, treating her and her friends with respect and extra special attentive service. Their incredibly delicious food is why we chose them, we'll come back for the food AND the service! Thank you so much for such a special memory 💖

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TheBorg
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authenticate Italian in a wonderfully quaint intimate setting. The food is delicious and the staff is fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The restaurant accommodated a special order. Very good service!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My meal was amazingly good! Veal scallaplni wrapped around Asparagus covered with some type of sauce.. service was impeccable.

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vipGSCMJOE
Washington DC
208 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

I drive all the way from NW DC to enjoy a restaurant that capture Italian cooking at its finest! Wine list is abundant, cocktails made to perfection and the menus will please any palate. Worth the drive!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute restaurant & overall great dining experience. The food & the service were fantastic!!

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rozwyler
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Celebrate my friend’s birthday

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vipBroadway
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice, intimate dinner with great food. Downside is it’s very cramped so you’ll get to know your neighbors. We sat next to bathroom so when the doors opened, there was a musty smell for most of the night. Overall great food and quaint dinner experience.

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vipbernardk
Baltimore
52 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I live in Annapolis and this is the second time we have had the opportunity to eat at the Bellissimo restaurant in Fairfax Va. We both agree that this is one of the very best restaurants we have visited is some time. I'd like to say best Italian restaurants but the menus iOS great and the specials are always hard to choose from. We'll be back whenever we are in the area of Old Fairfax.

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ROCO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food.Attentive service. Romantic atmosphere

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KathyM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Love this restaurant.

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You can order delivery directly from Bellissimo Restaurant using the Order Online button. Bellissimo Restaurant also offers 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 4.6 stars by 1292 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.

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