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For 2
7:00 PM
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Bellissimo Restaurant

872 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
A small, cozy restaurant that serves exquisite Northern Italian food in a warm and inviting ambiance with excellent service. We are a fine dining restaurant with a very friendly, welcoming environment. You don't need to wait until a special occasion to visit us- we'd love to see you anytime! Come and visit so that you can try our chef's delectable daily specials for lunch or dinner. See you soon!

Open Seven Days a Week!!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
We are open 7 days a week!
Monday-Friday 11:30 am until 10 pm.
Saturday and Sunday 4 pm until 10 pm.
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Phone number
(703) 293-2367
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Omar Lavayen, Chef/Owner
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Bellissimo Restaurant offers catering for both small and large parties. In addition, we can offer carry-out for those lunches or evenings when you would prefer to eat at home or in the office. Please call Mary for more details at 202 262-3726.
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Cross street
Main Street and University Drive
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Parking details
There are many PUBLIC PARKING lots available to Bellissimo diners that are steps from the front door.
Public parking lots include: one block behind Bellissimo (south) on University Drive; one block north on University Drive next door to the Town Hall; one block east on Main Street(236).
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Special events & promotions
Bellissimo Restaurant has partnerships with The Fairfax Symphony and George Mason Center for the Arts. Ticketholders of the Fairfax Symphony Concerts enjoy a 10% discount on the evening of performances.
In addition, ticketholders of George Mason University's Center for the Arts Opera Series enjoy a $15% discount on evenings of performances. Please bring your tickets to us and we will be happy to honor your discount. Feel free to contact Mary at 202 262-3726 or for details.
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Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Private Dining

Bellissimo can accommodate private parties of up to 65 people for lunch or dinner any day of the week. We have experience in a wide range of private parties, including anniversaries, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, graduations, office parties, business meetings, fundraising events and holida

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What 872 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Service was great and the food was excellent. Overall it was a great dinning experience.

KarlB (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Nicely prepared food. Elegant restaurant. A bit pricey.

DanL (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Immensely charming service, quiet atmosphere, white tablecloths, killer red sauce. Your mileage may vary, but this is the sort of Italian restaurant I (Italian family, Jersey born) am conditioned to expect.

I've only been once, so I'll save a star on the excellent food until I've sampled more of the menu. For what it's worth, every bite I sampled from my girlfriend's plate was just as good as what I ordered.

A tad pricey, but it's not like they're hiding that from you. It isn't S'barro.

viptellitlikeitis (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The place is small and the seating a little cramped. It appears to draw an older crowd. That said, the food is very, very good and the prices are very reasonable. It is authentic in an old school way. We would much rather come here than go to a Great American Restaurant outlet, for example.

Theburgh81 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

This restaurant is perfect for a romantic evening! The service was great and the food was incredible! The restaurant itself is not the biggest so I would suggest making reservations.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Our experience was disappointing. The food was bland and unremarkable. We had 2 servers waiting on our table and they did not seem to be communicating with each other so we were asked multiple times if we had already ordered various courses. The price was quite high compared to other local restaurants.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Awesome food and service. The Crab Ravioli special was very tasty.

LAR6265 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

We love this restaurant. Good food, good service and Old World charm.

ArcherJ (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

We lucked out that it was restaurant week so the meal was inexpensive. Unfortunately we didn't get to see the regular menu so the selections were limited. The only other problem was since we were going to a concert close by and were running late it wasn't as leisurely as it could have been. Not the restaurant's fault.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Service was horrible with the server bringing out the wrong appetizer and main dish. We went during Restaurant Week but it wasn’t busy at all. The people dining next to us on both sides actually thought it was pretty comical because the server kept making the mistake. Not even an apology even though we had to wait a long time for the right food to come out. Also do NOT order any cocktail as their drinks are made horrible. Most likely because there is no bartender and the server makes the drinks. Not a good experience at all. Food was good though!