Bellissimo Restaurant

4.6
1270 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
What 1270 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobinS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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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vipFlyingRock
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipffxdiner
Washington DC
162 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!

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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.

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vipGSCMJOE
Washington DC
189 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.

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david
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The whole place needs a physical upgrade. Fresh paint and bench seats that are comfortable.

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MichelleV
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic, ambience is lovely. Service is outstanding

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vipWine4me
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another worthy meal at my favorite Italian restaurant. Entrees are generous and consistently beyond delicious. Service is always attentive but not rushed. The staff is always friendly and helpful when making choices of what to order. Highly recommend!

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vipFloRyder
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with my wife. Food was delicious, so sad they were out of calamari. Spinach and cheese ravioli (my wife's favorite) and veal ravioli were delicious!!! Cappuccino and chocolate mousse was a great way to end the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Some of the best Italian food we have had ever! However it is expensive and I would reserve it for very special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bellissimo is our new favorite date spot when we’re in the mood for Italian. The service was outstanding. They were welcoming and attentive, and the food was incredible. We’ve been disappointed by many restaurants lately, walking away thinking we could’ve made the same food at home or better, but that was certainly not the case at Bellissimo. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We showed up late - 5 minutes before they closed - and they were definitely ready to shut the place down, not expecting any last minute guests. But they were so welcoming, accommodating, and gave us all-star treatment. Love this place, it’s my new favorite!!

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vipredsun33
Washington DC
98 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Disappointed. Service was pleasant but slow. Big delay happened when the kitchen thought we were served our entrees but some how both were given to another table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sausage appetizer, seafood linguine are really tasteful & good! Two Thumbs Up!!

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Psi5
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Left here disappointed as we were expecting a lot based on reviews and reputation. The appetizers were quite good, main courses perfectly fine but nothing memorable, and by-the-glass wine options very limited. The service was good.

Overall, there are other, better Italian places in the area. At this price point ($50/person w/o wine), I expected a lot more.

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TimD
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a restaurant week lunch. Great value and service. Definitely will try again sometime.

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Zach
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service! Will definitely be back.

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Annie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food and the selection was very good. Price was appropriate and similar to restaurants similar to this one. I wish they had a better outdoor area although they are limited because of their location.

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StephanieF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went here for the first time during restaurant week. Food was pretty good. We made a reservation; they sat us right by the bar/kitchen despite the restaurant being empty, so it was a bit noisy. Would maybe try again.

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Sandra
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful restaurant to celebrate any occasion

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AaronAndRachael
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

First off, we attended during restaurant week (limited menu and fairly busy) so maybe that affected our experience.

There are a lot of options for Italian food in the area and for the most part, our meal at Bellissimo didn't really do anything to stand out. It was tasty, but so is the pasta at so many other places.

I was initially disappointed that they ran out of the chocolate cake but it turns out that the cheesecake was absolutely wonderful. We might go back just for another slice some evening.

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Geno
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We visited Bellisimo for lunch on a workday during the Fairfax restaurant week when they offered a special menu for $20. We felt that in an effort to meet the restaurant week low price, the Bellisimo was unable to offer their best menu items. Although we enjoyed our lunch, and especially the ambiance and service, we look forward to returning in the future to see what they can do with their regular menu.

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KVKMC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went there during Fairfax City's Restaurant week. It was a great value. $35 for a 3 course meal. Without this special, I wouldn't go there. Too expensive for this widow, although I did go there once for my anniversary when my husband was alive.

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vipLarry
Washington DC
137 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite Italian restaurant. Excellent food and great service.

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JohnP
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time visiting this restaurant, but will not be the last. Excellent meal and service. Will definitely have this on our list of favorite places to eat.

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vipffxdiner
Washington DC
162 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met friends for lunch during restaurant week. Had an excellent meal & experience. Had the Caesar salad & Chicken Fiorentina. This is a nice neighborhood place.

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CK34
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful intimate restaurant. Elegant with white tablecloths and comfortable dining chairs. The food my friend and I had was all delicious, and presented very attractively. Excellent house wines. This, my first visit, will definitely not be my last.

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historylover76
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

My son came home from Chicago and we took him out to celebrate. It was really hot in the dining room. It felt like 78-80 degrees. Servers were unfriendly. The food was ho- hum. I won’t go there again.

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vipSMMS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Limited menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We have enjoyed this restaurant for several lunches over the last few months and have never been disappointed. Quite atmosphere, professional service and a chef who knows how to please his customers. It's on our list of "keepers".

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VK21
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and exceptional food. Will be back!

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AnnaA
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried their 5 course meal and it was great. Well worth the price and more food than one should it.
The courses were excellent and were coming just at the right time.
Their chocolate mousse is amazing

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JulianneM
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed Bellissimo; the chef is outstanding I believe he's the owner. Better than some of the best Italian places in DC.

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Thanksfrom3
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small venue, good food, good service. Would recommend

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BenM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful. Everything was delicious. Recommend the carrot soup, calamari especially. Friendly staff. I look forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
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
189 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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Bellissimo Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1270 OpenTable diners.

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