Bellissimo Restaurant

4.5
1271 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.

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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

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Bellissimo will be open on New Year's Eve and will offer our special New Year's Eve Holiday menu!

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2021

Bellissimo will be open on Christmas Eve and will offer our usual special Christmas Holiday Menu! (A la carte)

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 25, 2021

Bellissimo will be open Christmas Day at noon and will offer our special Christmas Holiday Menu!

What 1271 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 2 days ago
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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!

OT
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
199 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
3 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
15 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
51 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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible food by the chef. Had the gastronomic menu for two. Sausage and white beans were exceptional followed by the tower of mozzarella and tomatoes. The halibut was cooked perfectly, accompanied by an amazing sauce and artichokes. Tenderloin and portobello mushroom slices were perfectly paired with a nice sauce. At this point we were stuffed but had to indulge an outstanding cheese cake along with a silky smooth chocolate mousse. After that, it is simply looking forward to sweatpants. Amazing all the way around.

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DonH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food, and excellent facility! This was my second time there, and it was as good as the first time. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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JoeF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Why would I drive from Washington, DC to Bellissimo Restaurant in Fairfax, VA...the answer is simple, "Best Italian Food in the Area!" Excellent wine list, authentic Italian entrees, superb salads, soups and appetizers. Ample street parking.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good to see the restaurant business picking back up. Limited staff slowed things down just a little but the staff friendliness offset the delays

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We chose to eat outdoors. We ordered the spinach salad which was tasty. The bread was fresh and olive oil was delicious. The 3 orders of Pasta with mushrooms, chicken marsala and chicken with sausage were all good. We would definitely return to support this local restaurant.

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vipBobS
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a terrific meal with my fiancée. Wait staff was excellent and the food was to die for. Great wine selection. Noise was high because we ate outside. Inside is quaint and well
Kept.
Will definitely be returning !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our meal and can’t wait to come back!

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DaveW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very good food and service.
Limited seating outside on the sidewalk with traffic very close by.

CT
CTaylor
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice spot for a quiet date night. Food was great!

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vipAliJ
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Bellissimo! The service was top notch and the food was delicious. We were even surprised with a tasty dessert for our anniversary. It was a wonderful dining experience and we look forward to returning again soon!

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Joey
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The food was mediocre. Restaurant too small. Parking in the area is poor and where you can park the spaces are way too tight.

MD
MarianoD
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was bad. Service was at a minimum. Server was too pushy. Bread was old and reheated.
My wife had the frozen halibut that was rubbery and I had the pasta with a cheese sauce that late at home I regretted-

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JohnB
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a repeat visit to Bellissimo in downtown OldFairfax. We were not disappointed and will return when we have another special occasion.

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vipSteven
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very comfy location. Fabulous environment and terrific service !

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Deni
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food was fabulous and service was great. This is our go-to place for cozy intimate dinners.

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JessicaWV
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. The food is always good, great service, reliable dinner spot.

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HelenC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night with superb food, service, and ambiance. Can't wait to return 😊

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RebeccaY
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant neighborhood place, good meal, very good service. An enjoyable outing.

DH
DonH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! The food was excellent and I recommend it wholeheartedly!

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RobinS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have visited twice and was delicious both times. Sauces and freshness are unbeatable. Mussels outstanding. Will be back for sure.

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FlyingRock
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food and friendly, helpful service. Easy to park.

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vipffxdiner
Washington DC
171 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice dinner with friends. My husband & I like to have meals here because it’s cozy, the food is good & it’s easy to talk to one another.

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RiesaB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had the 5 course chef selection for 2 and was very filling and delicious. I would highly recommend it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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Nancy
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with good service, hats off to the entire team.

GS
vipGSCMJOE
Washington DC
199 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Yes, I drive to old, downtown Fairfax to get truly great Italian food. I am American by birth and Italian by God, and this is worth the 45 minute trip from DC. From the perfectly crafted martinis, great wine list and abundant menu you will leave wanting to come back again! Dress casual and enjoy the finest Italian food in the DC, NOVA area.

FAQs

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 4.5 stars by 1271 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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