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About Permanently Closed - Ovvio Osteria

This restaurant is permanently closed. Ovvio Osteria celebrates seasonality and locality in the simplest of fashions. As a neighborhood restaurant, Ovvio offers finely prepared house-made Italian dishes including brick oven pizza and fresh pasta. Ingredients are fresh, local and the food is prepared daily in a casual and vibrant setting. Whether you’re looking for a favorite vintage or a new go-to place for a night out, the choice is Ovvio.

2727G Merrilee Drive
Merrifield, VA 22031
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday 11am- 9 pm
Tuesday 11am - 9pm
Wednesday - Friday 11am - 10pm
Saturday 10:30am- 10pm
Sunday 10:30am - 9pm

Cross Street:
HALSTEAD SQUARE, 2727 MERRILEE DR. Fairfax, VA 22031

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 573-2161

Website:
http://pizzeriaovvio.com/

Entertainment:
Every Thursday Live Jazz Music

Catering:
On and off premise catering available
Party platter, drop offs, plated lunches and dinners

Parking Details:
We have retail parking in 3 lots in the in the halstead square development, for overflow parking you can also use the metro lots one block away.

Public Transit:
Dunn Loring Metro - Orange Line

Executive Chef:
Richard Hetzler

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Planning a private party?
Let us customize your event in your office or at the restaurant with a personalized menu and wine pairing. Large or small, we will make a memorable experience for you and your guests!

Ovvio Osteria - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.1

service

3.9

ambience

3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (657)
Fit for Foodies (541)
Good for Groups (323)
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Great for Lunch (276)
Special Occasion (237)
Notable Wine List (235)
Great for Outdoor Dining (216)
Great for Brunch (149)
Romantic (132)
Hot Spot (110)
Kid-friendly (95)
Vibrant Bar Scene (86)
Late-night Find (44)
Casual (39)
Good for a Date (21)
Happy Hour (21)
Bar Seating (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Authentic (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Outstanding Value (10)
Cozy (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Fun (8)
Business Meals (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Live Music (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Scenic View (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Live Sports (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2016

We love ovvio and always take anyone from out of town there and the meal always ends with rave reviews. Last night was live jazz - a wonderful accompaniment to our fabulous meal. The hostess, waiters, and most definitely the talented bartenders are the friendliest people around and always make you feel welcome. Our favorite restaurant!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2016

Awesome food and drinks. Fresh ingredients and inspired cooking are the rule here. Yum!

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Happy Hour, Casual, Comfort Food, Cozy, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2016

the service was very good.
the food was better than expected.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2016

Our server was amazing - responsive, kind, and efficient.

The food was good, however, I ordered the eggplant parmesan (one of my absolute favs) and got a dish smothered in cheese with not so much eggplant. All the pasta dishes our party had were really good, in particular the shrimp fra diavolo was amazing.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Waiter treated us poorly because we were younger. The food was decent. The place has good deals for happy hour.

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Sports, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Great food! A taste of authentic Italy in the middle of Merrifield.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2016

Trying for a quick lunch, but it wasn't very quick. Food was good.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2016

Charming new venue in Merrifield, good food and attentive service. Will be back.
Thank you.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2016

Overall, great for small and large groups. Food is great. However, the service we received was unsatisfactory. We had a table of six and the waiter seemed unfriendly because he was grumpy and trying to rush us. There wasn't a line and the restaurant wasn't full. And careful with asking to separate the check because he got even grumpier. He had a huge frown on his face and said it would take him time. We wrote down the card numbers and exact amount including tax for each card to make it as easy as possible for him (it was only 4 cards). Without us asking, he did admit that the way we broke it down for him made it a lot easier, but he was still unfriendly about it.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2016

we were there on a Sunday night, and were one of only three tables of customers.
So maybe that's why it was not too noisy and service was super fast. But their food was very tasty! and the wait staff were very friendly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2016

We had a great a great time here. The service was outstanding, and the brunch was great!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Had a Groupon so the cost was reasonable; otherwise on the higher side for what you get. Nice atmosphere, though. Went for brunch, which was very comfortable and not loud - great for conversation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Great staff! Really fun vibe! We love Ovvio! Looking forward to their next wine dinner!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2016

Everything about our experience at this restaurant was excellent! The service was outstanding and all the wait staff extremely friendly and accommodating. The noise level was excellent so you could actually have a conversation with your friends at the table! The portion size was perfect and each dish was totally yummy! I recommend this to anyone who is looking for a nice, quiet place to get together and enjoy good food, good wine, and good conversation!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2016

Favorite spot! Richard, Melvin, Jimmy, Danny - always takes care of us! Love going there!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2016

The food was decent but the serve was pretty poor. The server was not attentive and never checked in with us. Half way through the meal, he came back and tried to box up our food when we were in the middle of eating.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Eggplant parmigiana was rubbery. Bruschetta was terrible. Rigatoni with pork was mediocre. Expensive and food was terrible.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Manager was great the staff was not. I had to ask for bread and the wait time at the table was not fair. Other people and tables were getting service and not my table. The manager a lady with blonde hair with a blue shirt she made up for the lack of her employees. I have a groupon that I haven used for that place. I do not know if its worth going back.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Great food, great service.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 22, 2016

The thin pasta was cooked perfectly.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Had to send first cocktail back. Service terrible. Maybe a bad night?

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Really nice menu and took kids who were welcome but more of a grown up dinner venue...

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2016

The risotto needed more lobster great flavor. The rigatoni sauce was over the top great.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 12, 2016

Bread w/olive oil & bv for dipping delicious; calamari appetizer very nice -- both rings and tentacles very tender, though could have been a bit crispier on outside; eggplant parmegiana looked unappetizing (like a dead multi-colored jellyfish) but was very good, per my friend; my veal roulade was delicious, though a smidge overcooked. The young man who was our waiter was terrific. Hostess very welcoming, but must learn not to say "you guys". Restaurants MUST train their staff to just say, "How are you doing this evening?" or "Do you have any questions?" Full stop, no "guys" needed. We would so appreciate it!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2016

Good, but not outstanding. We had a Groupon and went to brunch - the food would've been overpriced without the Groupon, but we will try it out again to see if other items are better. Did like the $1 mimosas.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2016

We have eaten at Ovvio Osteria several times. Although the food is a little pricey, it is prepared fresh and uses few if any pre-packaged ingredients. For that reason, it is not salty and the flavors really shine through. Having said that, we were disappointed in the service. We were initially seated at a table in direct sunlight. There was a filtering shade but the setting sun was still in my eyes. We asked to move which they graciously accommodated. The calamari appetizer was supposed to marinated but it just tasted like olive oil to us plus it was deep fried. One of us had the tuna special which was quite good. I ordered the Pappardelle Clams but got Pappardelle Bolognese. I got to watch my companion eat dinner while that was corrected. When I got the bill it only had one round of drinks on it. Since I would point it out if we were charged too much, I pointed out that the second round of drinks was not on the bill. I thought maybe we were being comped the second round because of the mix-up with my meal. But, the second round was promptly added to the bill. The hostess did not ask how our meal was as we left. If she had, I would have told her. All in all, a very unsatisfying experience.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2016

One of my "go to's"
Have been several times, but most recently my first visit on a weekend at brunch-time. A good selection of salads, brunch-type dishes (with an Italian flare), really cheap mimosas and bloody's (if you're into that). The potato cakes (like hash browns, but not as fried) were wonderful. And next time I am getting the breakfast calzone (egg, taleggio cheese, pancetta, italian sausage, tomato sauce). Also a small selection of pastas available as a second course, if you need it (or to have with an aforementioned salad). This has to be one of the best-values in this "really getting busy" area of Merrifield close to Dunn Loring Metro (and yes, you can walk from the Metro to Ovvio).

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch
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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 26, 2016

Food was great, dessert was not so good (cheesecake and flourless cake). Service was impeccable!!!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Ovvio continues to be an undiscovered gem. Great food and service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 3, 2016

Great Happy hour menu. Pleasant staff. Nice outdoor dining

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 31, 2016

The service is consistently poor but the location is the draw.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Can be a little loud for conversation, but food is delicious!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2016

I had been here before and had a good experience, so was excited to bring my husband. The food this time around was lackluster to say the least. My husband ordered the pan seared branzino, and sent it right back due to the strong fishy odor and taste. The waiter offered to take that off the bill and ordered up a pizza to go. I love the atmosphere and think there is alot of potential, but the food didn't measure up.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Some of us enjoyed a very tasty meal (e.g. my bronzino dish with delicious accompaniments), but one of our group had a salmon and fusilli (I think) meal that must have used salmon that was past its prime and inedible. In defense of the restaurant, the price of this meal was taken off the bill, but the diner remained hungry. The lasagne was quite good, as was the pizza.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2016

We appreciated the variety of the brunch menu, as well as the reasonably priced Mimosas and Bloody Marys. The food was very good, although the biscuits were too crumbly to spread anything on them (although they were probably fine for a base for the sausage gravy.) The eggs were cooked exactly to our specifications. The sausage was tasty and the bacon was crisp.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 17, 2016

We'd been to this restaurant previously but were quite disappointed by this visit. The food was fine but the service was terrible. First, the waiter insisted the Fusilli that was delivered to us was indeed fusilli in spite of us showing him a picture and definition of fusilli, i.e., corkscrew pasta. The waiter kept disappearing for extended periods of time, didn't seem interested in taking our drink orders nor did he ever ask if we wanted additional drinks. We had to walk up to the kitchen door to ask for a check. Don't think we'll return to this establishment.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 17, 2016

It was very hot probably due to outside temperature and high ceiling. The music was very loud. A table of 8 young Asians was not served. They left. That could have been a good-sized check for the restaurant.

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 (Austin)·Dined on July 14, 2016

Fresh pasta, tasty sauce and breads.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 14, 2016

Would recommend for food, etc. But the night we went it didn't appear the AC was working. It was one of the hotter days we've had and it was VERY hot in the dining room. My friend and I happened to be sitting near the thermostat which was registering 83 degrees. It took away from the evening.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 10, 2016

AMAZING. This place, the staff, the FOOD, oh my goodness, the FOOD....it's all incredible and I will be going back again and again.

I suppose I should give you more details: two friends and I went there as a girl's night to catch up on life. We each order a different entree and then shared them: BBQ chicken calzone, chicken marsala, and pasta with vodka sauce and garlic shrimp. We ended with sorbets and gelatos and everything was delicious. Our waiter was also fantastic: accommodating, polite, funny, and kind.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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