A 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!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food & service
Wine list to small and too price
Would be great for a date night
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've been to Bellissimo several
We'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 :)
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food, great service.
Delicious food, great service. My wife and I go there for special celebrations or a quiet dinner away from the kids.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent as Always
Having 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.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The chef specials were selected
The 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.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Second visit. Two days in
Second 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 AM
Great intimate restaurant
We 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.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful quaint italian restaurant
The 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.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Finally 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...).
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another quality service
Very good attention to detail. It was our anniversary and they did everything they could to make it special. Very good service, personable and attentive.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very Good---Everyone enjoyed their meal. We went after George Mason's Graduation on Friday night.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I would like for the venue
I would like for the venue to be little more fixed up. Kind of small.
But it was good food
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding restaurant, Wife and I went for her birthday. We had the chef's special, five course meal, it was amazing. The red snapper was my favorite of the meal, with the exception of the tiramisu.
My only complaint is that we ordered cappuccinos at the end of our meal, which were in fact lattes instead; Not a big deal they were still good.
Overall it was fantastic, we will be back.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Italian Food
This is a very good Italian restaurant with great service. The wait staff is very attentive and the food is delicious.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband brought me here for my birthday. It was everything I expected. The food was delicious, the waiter was very attentive and the atmosphere was romantic. There was a group that was a little loud but you knew they were having fun. My husband pull out a gift for me and the waiter asked what was the occasion. We told him it was my birthday and he quickly brought out a tiramasu with a candle on it and we enjoyed the dessert. In addition he brought out a shot of sambuca for my husband and a shot of amaretto for me. This restaurant reminded me of the Italian restaurants in New York City and brought back lots of great memories. It's hard to find a good Italian restaurant in the dc area.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great restaurant with friendly, attentive waiters and great food.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I have dined at Bellissimo's several times but I think this was the best. The food was exceptional. We both had the specials. The mussel and snail appetizer was to die for! The only thing that could be improved is the wine list. Our server Alfredo was great. We had a good conversation about other food establishments that we frequent. Can't wait to go back!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent gourment food
We went to this restaurant after my son's graduation ceremony and we all love it. We arrived around 9:45pm and our table was ready. We were a party of 10 people, including 2 children. Our server was very polite and knowledgeable about the menu. They had delicious specials. I ordered a seafood dish with linguini which was delicious and super-fresh ingredients. My husband ordered a fish and he also said "you can feel that the fish was fresh". My mom ordered a ravioli and she loved it. They suggested the children to share a plate of spaghetti and they were right.
Definitely a place to return.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good date night
This was the first date night my wife and I have had in several months, and we picked the right place. The food and service were both superb.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second Time Around
We visited Bellissimo with our son and his wife. We had their groom's dinner here last year. The food and dinning experience this time was just as excellent as it was for the groom's dinner. The staff was attentative. The food was excellent and the ambiance was perfect. I recommend this neighborhood gem to everyoen.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
good option in downtown fairfax
Intimate and friendly with a touch of romance. Northern Italian food--nothing too adventurous, but creative touches here and there. Salads and desserts are excellent. For appetizers and entrees, go with the specials. Main weakness is a tiny wine list--6 reds, 6 whites, a couple sparkling and dessert wines. That's it. Very strange for an Italian restaurant that aspires to excellence. If I go back I will check on byob/corkage fee and, if reasonable, bring my own. Bellissimo suffers as well by its proximity to the significantly better Villa Mozart, but for the second best Italian restaurant in Fairfax, it is quite good indeed.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious, good portions, and service was outstanding. Did not feel rushed, able to relax and enjoy our meals.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our 2nd visit to Belissimo and the staff was just as attentive and friendly as the first visit. The tasting menu offers huge portions of some of the best the house has to offer. The rockfish is to die for!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
simply the best
The food at bellissimo Is always consistently good. The Linguini Cleopatra never gets old, jumbo sea scallops, shrimps, lobster meat Tossed with mushrooms In a cream Champagne sauce. The fresh catch of the day Red snapper pan seared with artichoke, tomatoes in a white wine butter lemon sauce, truly phenomenal!! The service Is simply the best you can find now days.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bellissimo is perfect for a date night or other special occassion. The food and wine was fantastic and the service was just right - attentive without being there so much it was annoying. My only negative was that some of the seating was a little close so we could hear the conversations going on either side of us and I'm sure that they could hear ours.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have dined at Bellissimo
We have dined at Bellissimo on many special occasions and always enjoy the small space, the excellent food and the close attention paid by the wait staff. It is always a good experience.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
wonderful, wonderful service and excellent food made for a terrific anniversary dinner!
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
My husband and I celebrated
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary by going to dinner at Bellissimo. We were not disappointed in the least. The food was outstanding and the staff was excellent. We could want for nothing. We waddled out of there "fat and happy". I definitely would recommend to those who would like to enjoy a dining experience.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
came here for a great date night. Ordered the specials and they were wonderful! Definitely coming here again.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. The salads and
Great food. The salads and appetizers were every bit as good as the entrees, which were very good as well. Desserts were a hit, especially chocolate mousse.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I treated two friends to dinner
I treated two friends to dinner at Bellissimo the other night, and they loved it! We had a wonderful time, and I am sure all three of us will return again. The food was fabulous, the atmosphere perfect, and the server was charming. Thank you!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went here on a date with
I went here on a date with my girlfriend and everything was great. Candle lit tables and I requested to be tucked away from everyone which the staff did. All the waiters were very friendly and this is genuinely good Italian food. This was a great restaurant and I highly recommend it.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I treated my husband to Bellissimo
I treated my husband to Bellissimo for his birthday and we absolutely loved it. The service was great, the food was delicious and the wine was outstanding. Per my request, they placed a candle in my husband's dessert and sang "Happy Birthday" to him. It was a great evening and I highly recommend it to everyone especially to people who enjoy great Italian food.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite Go-To Place for Birthdays
Each year I take my team here for special occassions such a birthdays or holiday lunches. It has become a very special place for us. The service is always wonderful and we usually get the same waiter who is very personable, experienced, and makes each visit a special experience. The food is always a home run and there is something on the menu to please everyone's palate. The tiramisu is wonderful! Although never crowded, reservations are required so please remember to call ahead or reserve online.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed our meal here. My husband commented that the goat cheese ragu was the best pasta sauce he'd ever had!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic italian Dining Experience
Bellissimo is an Italian restaurant with great atmosphere and good food! The chef, Omar Lavayen, prepares wonderful Italian cuisine with dazzling flavors. The menu is filled with choice and variety and the specials are always "extra special." This restaurant is a throwback to the classic Italian restaurant where, rather than food being business, it is a way of life. The combination of well prepared food, romantic atmosphere and personal, attentive service creates a superb evening, in a restaurant that deserves much credit for competing in a market where really authentic Italian food is becoming hard to find. This restaurant is a "Must Try" for foodies and anyone who loves Italian food. Bellissimo will not disappoint!
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
What a find!!
We loved everything about this restaurant from the service to the food to the friendly greeting received by all the regulars who came through the door! We are already making reservations to return. The portions were generous and unbelievably good!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfection on a Plate!
Don't miss this fantastic restaurant. Gourmet Italian with exceptional service.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A neighborhood gem
What a lovely little restaurant with an outstanding menu!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my wife there for the first time in order celebrate our 40th anniversary. Absolutely wonderful time was had! The ambiance is warm and inviting; the service is top notch; and most importantly, the food absolutely lived up to their name: it was bellissimo! We will be going back again, and again and again! This is a gem of a find in the Old Towne of Fairfax!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ladies Birthday Lunch
Four ladies celebrating a birthday. The luncheon couldn't have been better. We each had the $18.95 three course luncheon and coincidentally all ordered salmon. It was cooked to perfection. The presentation on the plate - beautiful. Our waiter was charming, professional and attentive. Bellissimo is the place to go if you are looking for white tablecloth ambience in a nice quiet setting with great food.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated our 30th anniversary with dinner at Bellissimo. Even though we live in Fairfax, we had never visited this local restaurant. Everything was wonderful. The food was excellent and well presented. The service was perfect. It all made for a memorable evening. We will definitely be celebrating our next special occasion at Bellissimo.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Restaurant I Have Been To....
And that would include every place I have been in Paris, London, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Dubai, Doha, Berlin....I travel worldwide and Bellissimo is simply the best....the service is sparkling, the menu challenging only because every choice, every entrée is superbly crafted and memorable for not only the wonderful experience it is, but because the specials, are uniformly excellent. I travel worldwide selling aircraft....I can host as required where I want for business...but nowhere have I experienced the combination of intimate service, the diverse and rich selection of entrees, the wonderful wine selection and, again the specials which are memorable and varied. This is the restaurant we come home to...none finer!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bellisimo is magnifico !!!
We really enjoyed our dining experience. We moved away and have just recently returned. Bellisimo is just as we remembered. The food was great and the staff was excellent. We would recommend this establishment to anyone.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
A very special evening...food was excellent and service was outstanding.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a most enjoyable evening
We had a most enjoyable evening at Bellissimo. When you dine there, please consider the soup offerings. We enjoyed a cream of lentils with Italian sausage and port0bello mushrooms. The flavor was outstanding and the soup was quite satisfying. For the over-60 crowd (all of us), I'd recommend half orders of the pasta. I had one as an appetizer and was quite full by the time my entrée, a veal dish, arrived. My dining partners had full orders of pasta and carried the bulk of it home. The service was pleasant and quite helpful. Fairfax City is blessed to have two of the best Italian restaurants in the DC area within blocks of each other. I'd highly recommend Bellissimo to anyone who enjoys fine Italian cuisine.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
20th Anniversary Dinner
We always enjoy this restaurant. We went for our 20th and had the place to ourselves. Service was outstanding and the food was excellent. They took special care of us considering the occasion. Service has become a lost art so it's great to frequent establishments where this is still a core practice. Very much enjoyed the fine wine as well. Always prefer to patronize a local, family owned business.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Dining Delight!
A gem found via Open Table. The service, foot and atmosphere were all outstanding From fresh flowers to consistent service with a smile, this restaurant just bumped others down on our DMV list of Italian favorites.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM