Bellissimo Restaurant

4.7
1235 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

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Bellissimo will be open extended hours on Mother's Day weekend. Open Saturday and Sunday from noon until 10 pm! Dine-in and take-out. We will offer a special a la carte menu with our most-loved dishes. Limited outdoor seating available! Treat the Mother in your life to a special meal! We do it best.

What 1235 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a pleasurable evening all around. Cute ambiance and cozy feel but we never felt we had to worry about our safety as they did an excellent job of creating an atmosphere that made us comfortable to eat inside.

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vipGSCMJOE
Washington DC
177 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Worth the trip from DC to Fairfax to dine at this truly Italian restaurant featuring Northern Italian cuisine. Martinis were perfect, wine was great and did not break the bank, entrees, appetizers, soup and salad superb!! Service was impeccable. Make the trip and you'll want to come back.

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vipAndrewM
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Great food and sensational service.

Bellissimo Restaurant
Responded on April 25, 2021

We are thrilled that you had a great experience! We hope to see you again soon!!

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SteveC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in the DC area by far... run by a great family that takes pride in their craft!

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vipSheilmal
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food great! Haven’t been in a while because of Covid but it’s excellent. Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful atmosphere and delicious food.

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GerardH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always - GREAT FOOD! Wonderful dining experience! I am so happy that they have been able to remain open. I hope many others will find this food gem.

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vipJerry
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were traveling to NY and stopped off for the night in Fairfax, VA. Found this very homey Italian restaurant on Yelp and thought we’d give it a try. It did not disappoint. Food was cooked to order and was delicious. The family owners and staff were delightful to speak with and very attentive. If we’re ever back in town, we would definitely stop in again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the reason for being there, was phenomenal. We shared the calamari and polenta as an appetizer and it delivered. It could of been a meal on its own but it’s great as an app. Main courses included chicken asparagus and manzo filet to (medium rare). The meals were made perfectly and that’s all there is to say about that.

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BoBloomer
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here... An amazing 'date-night' dinner. Will be there again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful restaurant right in the heart of one of our favorite towns! Superb meals, loved everything about this gem! Highly recommend for date night or when you have company in town. Young kiddos won’t enjoy it though. 🤗

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Elsamae
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the service impeccable!

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Velfel
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our meal at Bellissimo, where we went to celebrate a birthday. Homemade pasta was excellent - as was the carpaccio and portobello mushroom app. Service was warm and speedy but not oppressive. It has the feel of a place that is both special occasion and a local haunt. We will definitely be back!

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vipffxdiner
Washington DC
158 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 4 of us for dinner & we really had a good time. The food was excellent. Started with the Bellissimo salad & then had the chicken rosemary for my main course. My husband had one of the specials, the crab ravioli with lobster sauce. He was raving about it when we got home. I finished my meal with the chocolate mousse. Great service! We love to come here for Italian food.

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bienmanger
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we have not been able to visit for a year exactly, we returned to the same exceptional service and food preparation as always. Our heartfelt thanks to Elba and Rey for their wonderful service and welcoming remarks to us, and praise goes to the chef for a delicious meal! We will return.

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jfsworld
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time coming to this neighborhood restaurant. We came to celebrate restaurant week. The special was a 3 course meal that was both perfect amount of food and favorable. The service was attentive and friendly. We will be back.

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HoneyE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Twas a busy night, i don’t think they were prepared after the quietness of covid saga. Orders where mixed up from other customers. Thankfully ours were not. The workers did there best and were thankful for the customers support for coming which is so nice. Covid go away so we can be back to normal.

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Annandaler
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant Week lunch was outstanding - food, service, and ambiance. Covid protocols fully embraced - we felt very safe and comfortable. Can't wait to return.

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Captain2008
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great family run restaurant. Was amazing to go to one after ages. The service was excellent as was the food.

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GGGG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

It was my mom’s birthday so I definitely wanted her to have a good time. When we walked in, there was no one up front. Then the lady came out and sat us... without the menu. No biggie. She seemed really lost tbh but then again she was the only one(?) serving. The food wasn’t great either especially the dessert. That tiramisu was super dry

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DavidM
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Renaut was very attentive without being obsequious. Food was done to perfection!

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SallyB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, the salmon was some of the best we have ever eaten. We felt safe because the servers wore masks at all times and there was an acrylic partition located next to our table to ensure social distancing from other diners.

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CariH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. The food was excellent! And because we had mentioned that it was our anniversary dinner, they brought out a beautiful, large tiramisu on the house 🥰

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RichardO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had so much as a bad glass of water at Bellissiomo's. It is outstanding in all aspects ambiance, menu, presentation, wine list, service, etc.

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Stef
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

For the price of the food, it was not very good. The ambience and our server were great, but overall, would not recommend going there. We would have rather gone to Olive Garden for mediocre Italian fare and paid half of the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thia is a wonderful, family run Italian restaurant. You cN taste the love in the food.

Bellissimo Restaurant
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words! This means a lot! Hope to see you again soon.

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KevinB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our 3rd visit to Bellissimo and each time has been very enjoyable - good food and good ambiance. During covid, they had plexiglass barriers in place, reduced number of tables and staff wore masks - this made us feel extra comfortable coming here.

Bellissimo Restaurant
Responded on December 14, 2020

We are so glad that you felt safe with us! We are really trying and it means a lot that the plexiglass barriers are helping you feel comfortable. We hope to see you again soon!

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richardg
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was very good.I like the serene setting. I knew when I picked this restaurant it would be up to par. On the whole a 9 out of 10.

Bellissimo Restaurant
Responded on December 7, 2020

Thanks for your kind words! We appreciate your business and can't wait to see you again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend’s birthday

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vipWilbur
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We use Bellissimo as our “go to” for special occasions and this time was for my birthday. I never look at the menu, the chef always has several specials that can not be passed up but if you do peruse the menu you’ll see all your favorites. Drop any plans for tonight, make a reso and let Rey’s team take care of you just as if you were dining in Florence!

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vipwillyh
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant. Food and service were both exceptional. We had a grand evening. Take your special someone there and enjoy!

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JohnB
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit here in less than a month. Did not disappoint.

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vipNWDC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great. As Italian as you can get. Will be back again soon

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AllenV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, just wow. Came here last week for my 10-year wedding anniversary and it was nothing less than phenomenal. My wife and I both got the 5 course gastronomic. I highly recommend it. The attentive yet not too pushy service was also greatly appreciated. Really found a good one here and will definitely be back. Great health and safety precautions too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came here for the first time tonight for a much needed date night. The food is exceptional; You cannot go wrong! The staff was very attentive and met our every need. Finally, the ambiance was just perfect for a date night. We will certainly be back!

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JohnB
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recently discovered but has been available since 1999. Truly excellent in every aspect. Probably the best restaurant in Fairfax City and within a five mile radius at least. Attentive service. Bellissimo has been struggling since the onset of COVID-19 limitations. Deserves community support. Will not hesitate to return when occasions present themselves.

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Franciscop
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it .. it was excellent. I would recommend it to everyone ..

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vipChristina
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. A little noisy sitting outside. Would go back.

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EmilioJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice Italian restaurant for a pleasant meal in Fairfax City. Friendly and attentive service, nice decor, a decent menu selection, good portions, and reasonable prices.

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Matt
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bellissimo was a fantastic experience. The staff was incredibly warm and welcoming. They were very helpful in explaining the menu and in providing recommendations. They had a great and very manageable wine selection. The food was excellent. I strongly recommend doing the gastronomic menu. The chef did a great job providing a variety of tastes and we tried things we definitely wouldn't have ordered (and we loved it). The sidewalk seating is very authentically European. My wife and I cannot wait to go back and we are looking forward to taking our friends and family to our new favorite Italian place!

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 4.7 stars by 1235 OpenTable diners.

Bellissimo Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.bellissimorestaurant.com.

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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