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Bellissimo Restaurant, Fairfax, VA

Bellissimo Restaurant

4.5
4.5
1485 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Sat, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (703) 293-2367
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    Omar Lavayen, Chef/Owner
  • Catering
    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.
  • Private party facilities
    Bellissimo seats up to 65 people for lunch/ dinner. We personalize your event to match your needs. Experience in a wide range of events, incl. anniversaries, rehearsal dinners, graduations, office parties, business meetings & holiday events! Vegan, gluten-free & vegetarian options. Full-bar, wine.
  • Private party contact
    Mary Killay Lavayen (owner): (202) 262-3726
  • Neighborhood
    Fairfax
  • Cross street
    Main Street and University Drive
  • 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( Route 236). www.bellissimorestaurant for maps
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,485 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

1,485 Reviews
  1. TonyM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our family celebration at Bellissimo. The staff and the food were excellent. We would definitely return.

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  2. Catherine

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our first time here. Food DELICIOUS!! Service impeccable! Thank you for your graciousness and being open on Thanksgiving. We’ll be back!!

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  3. MargieR

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would rate Bellissimo Restaurant a solid 10!!! The food was delicious - well seasoned and nicely plated (yes, we ordered the turkey dinner -- it was Thanksgiving, after all!!) Servings were generous and staff were all friendly and helpful. They came around multiple times to fill water glasses or to make sure everything was ok. We ordered a cannoli and chocolate mousse for dessert and each was wonderful. I love this restaurant and don't go there as often as I would like only because I live a fair distance. I HIGHLY recommend Bellissimo's Restaurant to friends and family alike!!!!

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  4. Sisters5

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We gave it a Good Overall as it was the Thanksgiving holiday, it was crowded in their relatively small space, thus noisy, and they were down on kitchen and wait staff. Everyone was very nice and I would go back and try dinner time rather than a later lunch time slot. I did like the setting.

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  5. RandyS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have had Thanksgiving with family here a few times. Each time the food is excellent and the service is great. Mario did a great job this year for 10 people with 4 kids!

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  6. CuevasR

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing thanksgiving experience! The turkey was on point, nice and moist and the gravy with a touch of rosemary it was perfect. Rock fish was nice and mild with lemon butter sauce it melts in your mouth. Professional service and very attentive but not intrusive, I will definitely return.

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  7. JoySand

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our first time here. The food and service were exceptional. We got the sautée calamari for appetizer, the shrimps entrée (Gamberi al Modo Mío) and the special (veal ravioli). Everything was delicious. We almost didn’t have room for dessert but we did! At the end, we got to meet the chef/owner. This is a lovely hidden gem in Fairfax in my opinion and we will definitely come back for more.

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  8. SarahB

    Atlanta Metro

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a jewel of a place! For every occasion! The staff are kind and helpful, the kitchen always great.

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  9. PaulB

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice place. Delicious food. I would definitely return.

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  10. ChrisE

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience. Would recommend. Totally worth it

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  11. JimD

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bellissimo restaurant in Fairfax VA off of RT 123 near George Mason University. Very quaint but elegant restaurant with great service.

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  12. Michael

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful and the service excellent. We enjoyed our dinner very much.

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  13. JohannaA

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere and very friendly people but the food wasn’t outstanding. The Carpaccio Di Carme fail presentation, withered mezclum and no dressing . I ordered Veal Sorrentina but I was absolutely no impressed I think it needs a pinch of passion and I was really disappointed with dessert I expected an amazing Italian Tiramisu. Husband and mom orders Linguine Cleopatra and fail presentation but they said that it was tasty. It was my first time and I wasn’t satisfied.

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  14. luvnyc

    Washington DC

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best ravioli I have ever eaten! My entire meal was simply delicious, beginning with soft warm bread accompanied with olive oil. The tomato bisque was divine and the mushroom ravioli I have ever eaten! Excellent coffee followed.

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  15. CPKMB

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful birthday dinner. Food was very good. The bread was fresh and seemed to be made in house. Service was attentive. Highly recommend.

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  16. Johan

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent small restaurant with good selections. Nice environment and free parking across the street. Nice shops and atmosphere nearby to take a walk after the meal. Very friendly people and service.

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  17. JBEFT1

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was tasty.Service was excellent. Disappointed there was no dessert menu—- only cheese cake.I expected Italian gelato or spumoni,or at least ice cream.Italian pastries would have been nice,as well. Also, Restaurant is in a congested area of Fairfax,and parking was a little difficult. Small parking lot on opposite side of street,which is dangerous to cross if one has mobility issues.

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  18. Malin

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    We left after ordering drinks as they had NO vegan options :( the place was completely empty so maybe it was a blessing

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  19. KattiaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place was nice, and the food was incredible. We celebrated my sister birthday and we really enjoyed the food.

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  20. Mark

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner. Food, service, ambience all very good. Good portions also. A very enjoyable evening.

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  21. Steven

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Ambience is nice and traditional, with classical music as background. The menus were gross and dirty, and the entire restaurant has a bit of a grungy feel. The waiter was really quite unpleasant (and he also looked like he'd just rolled out of the kitchen to match the overall "dirty" feel). Waiter responded in a grouchy way to just about any request and he explained about 20 different "specials." Ick, not a good sign. He didn't ask if we wanted drinks, didn't check on us, didn't smile, didn't say "goodbye" after spending $100+ on a special occasion. I guess we didn't order enough wine and food to please him - oh, well. The food was mediocre, and I was saying a small prayer that the seafood wouldn't come back and haunt me later. Do NOT go to this Italian restaurant. There are others that are far better. I would not step foot in this place again.

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  22. randallm

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb service. Meal presentation was outstanding as well as quality and taste. We chose well

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  23. SherryP

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time eating at Bellissimo. My husband and I met up with a friend and enjoyed the Fairfax Restaurant Week menu. All of us enjoyed all of our courses. The salads and Gazpacho were on point. The entrees (we had the crab ravioli and fish of the day was salmon) were amazing and for dessert I had the Tiramisu and they had the cheesecake, all wonderful. And the service was top notch as well. I highly recommend and would definitely go again.

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  24. Alex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply put, a very good experience for my wife and me. The food was amazing, the service was friendly, and the restaurant itself had a great atmosphere! Will be back!

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  25. LaurieB

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely intimate setting. Very good service and excellent food.

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  26. Joanne

    Washington DC

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went for dinner during Fairfax City’s summer restaurant week. I am still thinking about the Burrata appetizer that was lighly breaded with a marinara sauce. So delicious and something I would love to eat regularly! I didn’t see it on their regular menu, so that is disappointing. I also had the Veal Sinatra, again not on their usual menu, but very good nonetheless. The meal was capped off with a cannoli which was also enjoyed. The restaurant was crowded, but the noise level was low which was very nice. We will be back.

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  27. AngelaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal! Looking forward to our next visit!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve lived in the fairfax city for several years and this is the first time trying Bellissimo’s. We came for restaurant week and loved everything about it! The servers were sweet and the food was good, classic italian food!

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  29. Wendy

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Good food, but not as good as I remember it from 6+ years ago.

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  30. Westfoodie

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always tremendous experience at Bellisimo For us a never miss during restaurant week. Thanks for knocking it out of the park

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  31. Foodie

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It is Restaurant Week so it was a very good value. I was disappointed, though, that we had to order our entire meal before ordering drinks and enjoying the delicious bread. It felt a bit rushed for a nice “white table” dining experience.

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  32. ffxdiner

    Washington DC

    211 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    211 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal & service! We went for Restaurant Week for dinner. Very good choices in each category. My chicken marsala was tend & delicious. The tiramisu was delicious too.

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  33. francesk

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    I have eaten here often. This time I introduced 2 co-workers to B. Neither of them was impressed by the food--it was as if they cut back on the serving because of the $25lunch of Restaurant Week. In addition, the owner found it difficult to give us separate bills. I am loyal to city restaurants, but my colleagues will not return!

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  34. MarkS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the restaurant week special. The food was terrific. The service was great and very personable. Highly recommend.

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  35. LarryR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there despite living in area for many years, will be back regularly. Food is excellent

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  36. CaylenB

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and cute spot. Good for a smaller group, not a larger group as it is small on space.

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  37. Blessed2Dine

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delightful meal with wonderful service from the chefs (owner’s) son. My husband and I are gluten free, and we found plenty of great options to choose from. The mousse was incredible!

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  38. Beck

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Very good range of food options and good value for money for restaurant week. Family operated - husband (chef) and wife (host) conveyed personal energy in brining customers good dinning experience. Cozy ambience with regulars in the restaurants conveys an intimate local gem atmosphere. Burrata for starter was tasty! Crabmeat ravioli and fettucine were of good portion and quality. The lamb shank would be better if cooked longer. Desserts were nice and good portion. Food was served attentively though we were kept waiting for desserts. Overall, we had a very good evening in the cozy restaurant. We prefer indoor than outdoor seating given the limited space outdoor. There is free parking within walking distance too! Will visit again!

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  39. eharvey99

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Nice small Italian restaurant in Old Fairfax. We had a wonderful experience, for restaurant week . Everything was great. The service was wonderful even though there were only 2 people serving. I will recommend it to others, but make reservations because it is small. We will be going back very soon.

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  40. BarbaraB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely excellent in every way. The food continues to be delicious and the atmosphere cannot be better. We have dined here for many years but had not been back since the pandemic restrictions until now. We’ll return soon.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

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 4.5 stars by 1485 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bellissimo Restaurant

10403 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22030-3302

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Main Street and University Drive
  • Neighborhood
    Fairfax
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Sat, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • 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( Route 236). www.bellissimorestaurant for maps
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    Omar Lavayen, Chef/Owner
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (703) 293-2367
  • Catering
    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.
  • Private party facilities
    Bellissimo seats up to 65 people for lunch/ dinner. We personalize your event to match your needs. Experience in a wide range of events, incl. anniversaries, rehearsal dinners, graduations, office parties, business meetings & holiday events! Vegan, gluten-free & vegetarian options. Full-bar, wine.
  • Private party contact
    Mary Killay Lavayen (owner): (202) 262-3726
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