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About Bellissimo Restaurant
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!!
Fairfax, VA 22030-3302
Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian
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.
Main Street and University Drive
$31 to $50
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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.
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).
Omar Lavayen, Chef/Owner
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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 email@example.com for details.
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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
Bellissimo Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
A warm welcome on a cold, windy weeknight. Were were early and saw only three other guests, or our ambiance score might have been higher. Loved the background music and the fact that it was in the background. So pleasantly quiet! If my tenderloin had been a bit more tender and my medium rare not medium, our food score would have been higher. But the excellent salad and the impeccable service will bring us back.
This was our second visit to Bellissimo, this time for an anniversary dinner with my wife.
Service is prompt, though it should be, as it was not very busy. (Note - it was Sunday evening at 7pm)
I've only had pasta dishes on my 2 visits and they were excellent both times.
I thought it strange that we were sat at a table, only to have the only other table of diners to be sat right next to us. We would have enjoyed a touch more privacy considering the restaurant was otherwise empty.
The table that was finishing when we arrived, and the table that was sat next to us were both clearly regulars.
Would go back for the food, perhaps at a busier hour to experience a different take on the ambiance.
Nice place with SLOW everything. Service slow, attention to basic dining needs, slow. Desert offering and delivery, slow. Took forever to get check and then they couldn't process credit cards..... Had a choice of leaving credit card info for them to run when their credit card equipment returned to service or.....pay cash. (over 100 for 2) Ouch. I'll try this place 1 more time but I have to get over the first try...... Make sure to leave for your reservation early enough to find a parking spot (free garage a block or 2 away or the Huddleston Mem. Library free parking) and walk to your food. Allow at least 2 hours for dinner if you're going anywhere after your meal.
I'll try this place 1 more time but....... I'll pretend 1st time didn't happen.
Bellissimo in the very heart of "Old Town Fairfax City" is a great spot for a pre-concert or sports event at the Eagle Bank Arena of G.M.U., which is a quick Uber ride away. With abundant free public parking within an easy walk of this restaurant, getting to events is a snap! But, of course there is the reward of great Italian Cuisine and attentive service with a bonus find: a very talented barman! We'll be back for sure!
The food was good and the restaurant is nice and clean. However, the best part of the dining experience was our waiter. I can't remember his name, but he's. Sweet, 85 yo Sicilian man. And he was just perfect. Nice, funny, he even sang. My dad is sicilian and he absolutely loved it! My family is out-going and friendly, from the Midwest; and we just thought he truly made the dining experience excellent!
Food was very disappointing. We had been to the restaurant many times in the past and were looking forward to returning. The ambience was nice (small and cozy), the waiter was gracious, and the noise level a real plus (we were able to converse with our friends. However, three out of four members of our party found the food barely acceptable. We won't return.
Some interesting dishes like Calamari Urnido, and the specials were delicious. Among 5 diners, Veal, Lamb, Chicken, Halibut were all satisfying in taste and amount. Appetizers were also enjoyable, Toretti Di Mozzarella and Carpaccio Di Carne. Service is good and accomodating. Very small space.
Expensive and mediocre. The salmon Special was overcooked, and I thought the fish was past it's prime. My son had a chicken dish, which he finished and said was good. My wife's pasta was overcooked and there was a lot of water in the bowl, indicating it had not been properly drained. I won't be returning, even though the restaurant itself is quite lovely and intimate. Ambiance counts, but not as much as food, and in this case the food was way off the mark.
Enjoy fine Italian cuisine? This is a great option to explore the charming ambiance of Bellissimo Italian Restaurant in downtown Fairfax City. Creative dishes of varies tastes, and flavors to enjoy. Notable wine list. Very attentive service. We always enjoy the chance to share our experience of the service, and tastes of Bellissimo with our clients. A great treat for a special occasion. Plenty of free parking is available in several Fairfax City public lots seconds from Bellissimo Restaurant. One lot is located behind Bellissimo (South on University) at the corner of University Drive and Sager Avenue. Thank you for another enjoyable evening!!
We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food at Bellissimo. The service was excellent with the server providing useful recommendations. We will definitely recommend Bellissimo to our friends. The only issue with Bellissimo is parking. We were fortunate to find an empty slot at one of the nearby Fairfax City lots.
Visited during Summer 2017 Restaurant Week for lunch. Lovely experience. Food and service was Oh so Good. The atmosphere is some where you would take some special and propose marriage. Easy free parking. Strongly recommend this family restaurant for Italian food
We used to go here a lot with the original owner and loved it. It then changed hands a couple of times and became bland so we stopped. We decided to give it a try for our anniversary and were very happy with the current owners and chef. The food is very well crafted, uses a nice mixture of flavors, is presented well, fresh, and high quality. We liked it from the first moment we saw the appetizers which were fresh, presented nicely, and very flavorful. The tiramisu dessert was light and flavorful and the best I have had in the Fairfax area. This is back on our top restaurant list.
I booked for our 15 year Wedding anniversary.
The location is perfect on main street in Fairfax. We had walked past this place several times always in a hurry and from the outside looks very warm and inviting.
Once we arrived, we were seated per our reservation.
The layout in cozy with good décor. Seats were comfortable and dining space was good for all courses of the meal.
Our server was cordial, attentive, and very detailed. He made our dining experience very enjoyable.
Waiter was extremely knowledgeable of the menu and offered to pair wines as necessary.
We both ordered specials which were fantastic. She had the Veal and I had Salmon. The entrees presentation was superb. The taste was incredible and very flavorful. The chef did a wonderful job on our meals. Temperature was perfect with no issues. Serving size was perfect. If anything a bit too much food.
Wine selection was well versed for any occasion.
Overall a great dining experience which we highly recommend. Definitely will be back.
Thanks to the restaurant for making our anniversary a memorable one.
My husband chose the fixed price menu item, a carrot soup, fettucine in a tomato caper sauce with veal meatballs, and a classic cannoli for dessert; all delicious (he doesn't usually like soup, much less carrot soup, which was creamy and smooth), and the main dish was generous size, and very reasonably priced. Our friend chose the special of the day, salmon, and was very happy with it, as was I with my choice of veal porcini. The waiter was very attentive and helpful, tried hard to convince us to have wine but was gracious about it (my husband and our friend buckled, and were pleasantly surprised with how good the house chianti was, not sharp). Another waiter was also good in topping up our water glasses. At the time the dining room was not full (we went early, right when they opened and a few other diners trickled in gradually). Very nice ambience, very good food. We are already planning our next visit.
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