Another quality serviceVery good attention to detail. It was our anniversary and they did everything they could to make it special. Very good service, personable and attentive.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic LunchFinally my husband and I went to Bellissimo after a long time of saying we need to go. It was fantastic, and we should of gone sooner! The food was great, and the restaurant was perfect for a quiet lunch date. We enjoyed every bite, and still full (it's dinner time...).5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful quaint italian restaurantThe chicken marsala was amazing. The house cabernet was great. Service was excellent. Atmosphere was warm & cosy. Great place to slow down & enjoy conversation. We were not rushed at all.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat intimate restaurantWe love Bellissimo for when we celebrate a special occasion. They go out of their way to make it a special evening, and the service and food are both incredible. It's a charming and intimate restaurant, and very quiet especially on week nights.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond visit. Two days inSecond visit. Two days in a row. I was equally impressed as the first time. Our family of 6 ordered several different dishes and appetizers we all shared a little from each to have a taste. Everything was purely outstanding. Looks like our family found a new favorite restaurant to go to for special celebrations.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful experience.Found this gem on a last minute outing. Food was absolutely wonderful. Service outstanding, we would return. As a matter of fact planning our next visit.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe chef specials were selectedThe chef specials were selected by all in our group. Each choice was delicious. The spinach/fennel salad was very fresh and crisp. The Cappuccino was the best I have had since I was in Italy.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as AlwaysHaving been here before, we expected excellent food and service and were not disappointed. Everything about this restaurant is just right; from easy parking, good lighting and acoustics, and comfortable seating to fantastic authentic Italian food and old-world service. I can hardly wait until the next opportunity to go there.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food, great service.Delicious food, great service. My wife and I go there for special celebrations or a quiet dinner away from the kids.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been to Bellissimo severalWe've been to Bellissimo several times before, but it has been awhile since we've eaten there--bad mistake! I'd forgotten just how spectacular their food is, particularly their specials (which I've never regretted selecting). This time I had spinach ravioli filled with veal surrounding a tenderloin medallion and covered with an exquisite mushroom sauce--to die for! The tiramisu was fresh and homemade on the premises. Wine selection (primarily Italian) was solid and varied. Service was friendly and impeccable. We were celebrating my husband's 50th birthday and Bellissimo made it a very special occasion. Grazie mille! We will be back :)4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific foodExcellent food & service
Wine list to small and too price
Would be great for a date night4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful dining experience!Best Northern Italian cuisine in NOVA. Never disappointed here. Busy last Saturday night, so a little slower taking orders, but food was fabulous!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful!I don't usually rate the same restaurant twice, but Bellisimo was so good it is worth mentioning again how fantastic the food and service are. I look forward to returning again soon!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love Bellissimo! The foodWe love Bellissimo! The food is delicious, wine list admirable, environment warm and inviting. For the past 3 years that we have dined there, we get the same waiter consistently. He is exceptional. When we visited there a few weeks ago, there was a distinct difference in service with two new waiters. Not good - slow, inattentive, no personality. We hope that our next visit will be different with the former waiter back and the new additions having received some service excellence training.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMVery friendly, professional,andVery friendly, professional,and accomodating. Very lovely, cozy, and romantic, and polished. The wait staff was wonderful.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMYou can tell a lot of loveYou can tell a lot of love goes into the cooking. Very cozy. We will definitely be back.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my third time comingThis is my third time coming to Bellissimo, It never ceases to amaze me. From the food all the way to the service it's outstanding! I will always recommend Bellissimo.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal that could be even moreWe had a lovely meal at Bellissimo. Small group, and all of our dishes were prepared well and delivered warm and timely. It was my second time there, and we'll certainly keep coming back.
So, why 4 stars and not 5? Well, I think the wine list needs some attention. It doesn't need to be a big encyclopedia trophy wine list, but I think a few more choices in Piemonte, Tuscany, and other Italian regions would be a good thing. It just needs a little more depth and breadth to it, IMHO.
Don't get me wrong, I think they're doing good things here, but I also think a few minor improvements and they'd be firing on all cylinders -- at least for _me_.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a civil service weddingWe had a civil service wedding at Bellissimo and it was wonderful. We had 30 guests for a sit-down lunch after saying our wedding vows. They bent over backwards to make our day special from the selection of the menu, our own music, wonderful staff and delicious food. Everyone was so nice and kind and our guests enjoyed themselves and complimented us on choosing such a great place. We selected Belissimo because it is our favorite Italian restaurant in the Metropolitan Area. l3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMItalian food as good as in RomeWe came for dinner after the opera at GMU. The restaurant offers a 15% discount if you have your tickets. I had the roasted red pepper soup with crab meat that was outstanding and my wife had a salad that was also very good. The bread here is fantastic. I had the Gamberi a modo mio, a plate of sauteed shrimp with zuchinni, tomato, garlic, & a delicious sauce. Very good. My wife had a special: veal marsala with vegetables. Our friend had a seafood medley on linguine. We passed on desert but the coffee is quite good. The service was very good; attention paid but not hovering. Our friend lived in Rome for ten years & said this is the best Italian food he's had since he returned.3/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGood restaurant-- very convenientGood restaurant-- very convenient for performances at GMU Center for thee Arts3/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSince we live in another state,Since we live in another state, this was only our second visit which was precipitated by a wonderful first-time experience. Once again, we were not disappointed with food or service. Knowledgeable wait-staff made our decisions easier and we loved our "seasoned" Italian waiter. We remembered him from our first visit and were delighted to experience him again. We certainly will revisit when at George Mason University.2/24/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently OutstandingBellissimo consistently serves outstanding food with outstanding, knowledgeable service. It is one of our favorite "special occasion" restaurants. The pasta is cooked to perfection; the mussels were large and full of flavor; the ravioli is second to none; the mushroom soup is delicious. We highly recommend this restaurant.1/5/2013 12:00:00 AM