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Bellissimo Restaurant, Fairfax, VA

Bellissimo Restaurant

4.5
4.5
1349 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 10 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    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.

  • 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, wines

  • Private party contact

    Mary Killay Lavayen (owner): (855) 969-9094

  • 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

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What 1,349 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. DF

    DanF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the food and atmosphere, we will certainly be back.
  2. J

    Jorge

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This was one of the worst experiences we had. We went for an early dinner with my kids. The food was so bad, they charged us $16 for kids butter noodles. I would understand if the pasta was actually home made, but that was not the case. Food was overprice and very poor quality. We were thevonly family at the restaurant and the service was bad. I would not recommend this place to any one and definitely not going back.
  3. GS

    GSCMJOE

    Washington DC

    232 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    232 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    A great restaurant week meal on Saturday 3, August . Great selection of salads, soup and entrees. Glass of house wine or prosecco and dessert. Drove from DC for a great price dining experience at one of the finest Italian restaurants in the DMV.
  4. f

    ffxdiner

    Washington DC

    187 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    187 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there during Restaurant Week & had a 3 course meal. All of the courses were delicious & I especially enjoyed my dessert - the tiramisu. My husband & I have been here before & the food here is consistently good.
  5. SH

    ShannonH

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meals and exceptional service!
  6. P

    Patti

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    First time at this restaurant, and thought it was restaurant week our main server was not giving us as much attention as he was giving the other tables around us. As in filling water, pouring wine, or asking us at any moment if we required anything else. The food was very delicious though. Compliments to the kitchen.
  7. MZ

    MariaZ

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Asked for water and charged us $7.50…. Saying that we requested bottled water instead of tap water! Then he was rushing my friend to order and whenever we asked him a question, he seemed to be annoyed. Food was good but the experience was bad. Not going back
  8. n

    nancy

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Restaurant Week lunch. Both our meals were wonderful. The service was very attentive. We stayed a long time, talking, and none of the staff looked like they were annoyed. The ambience is very classic. Opera music playing in the background.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    It took us a while to even be greeted and seated. It took the salads about 30 minutes to come out. The food came out shortly after that. The food was good, but it wasn’t anything spectacular. Something that I loved is that the food was actually hot when it came out. We ordered dessert and that took 30 minutes to come out… it was just one small cannoli, so we were underwhelmed. I’m hoping the service was poor because it is restaurant week and they might be overwhelmed.
  10. W

    Westfoodie

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good best selection preparation and value for any of the r weeks - DC Alexsndria or Fairfax Rockstar - we’ll done
  11. CM

    CarolM

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good variety on menu for lunch. Sauce on portabello mushroom ravioli was outstanding - light and tasty. Staff attentive and efficient. Atmosphere elegant yet comfortable. White linen table cloths!
  12. J

    Joebob

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty food. No chicken parmesan or baked ziti on this menu. Lots of interesting, adventurous choices to be had.
  13. TA

    TADjr

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't add anything except five stars all around. Unsure why living in the vicinity (31 years) I have never been to Bellissimo. That will change this year. I will be back and tell my family and friends they must patronize this wonderful restaurant.
  14. S

    Sheldon

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had dinner with a glass of wine each. The service, food, ambiance, wine, and value were all excellent. We can't wait to return!
  15. B

    Bart

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dinner was excellent, and the atmosphere was very pleasant for a date night dinner
  16. CH

    CHGourmet

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Disappointing wine list (pricey and limited selection) but our meals were delicious.
  17. JP

    JimP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal during restaurant week. Excellent food and service in this cozy restaurant. Limited bar choices and expensive drinks - $14 for rail vodka and soda. Overall a nice experience.
  18. BC

    BuzC

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an outstanding dinner with superb food service while all the while enjoying our neighbor's company. Perfect evening
  19. L

    Larry

    Washington DC

    140 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    140 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent Italian food. Chef owned and operated. Small intimate restaurant.
  20. JB

    JanetB

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Went for restaurant week lunch. Salmon and cannolis were perfect. My companion raved about the gazpacho and tiramisu. I'm happy to recommend. Only problem was no onsite parking but fortunately only a block away.
  21. r

    regencyjon

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting this restaurant. Very impressive. We definitely will be going back.
  22. JA

    JoseA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quite frankly, the closest one can get to Northern Italy while being in Fairfax, VA. And the food, I dream with the Angel Hair pasta with red sauce. 10/10 would recommend for a quaint date night. It was beyond excellent. Una cena senza vino, e como una giornata senza sol.

    Bellissimo RestaurantResponded on August 15, 2022Thank you so very much for your kind review! It means so much to us and makes our hard work with it! We hope to see you again soon!!!

  23. ET

    ElToroRojo

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went here on a date night and had the 5-course vegetarian gastronomic. Absolutely amazing; everything was fresh and flavorful. We definitely could tell that the chef knew how to cook vegetables. Gazpacho, warm portobello with fresh mozzarella and pesto, homemade ravioli in tomato sauce, homemade gnocchi with vegetables, cheesecake and chocolate mousse for dessert. Very friendly service. Incredible experience, we will definitely be back.

    Bellissimo RestaurantResponded on August 15, 2022Oh, we are thrilled that enjoyed the 5 course vegetarian gastronomic! It's one of our favorites and the chef loves when people order it. We hope to see you again very soon and thank you for taking the time to let us know about your wonderful time with us! It means a lot!

  24. TW

    TeamWCJR

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service

    Bellissimo RestaurantResponded on August 15, 2022Thank you for your kind words! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us!

  25. e

    egardenut

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took a dear friend to lunch there as a belated birthday celebration. She is of Italian heritage and verifies the authenticity of the cuisine at Bellissimo. Both of our meals were excellent! It was a quiet Wednesday, with only 1 other diner while we were there. The only downside is the limited parking in Old Town Fairfax! But that is not the fault of the restaurant. I have been there several times, for both lunch and dinner. I used to take my elderly aunt there and she loved the place too!
  26. TS

    TSCF

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice dinner—food and service were fine. We’ll be back.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Italian food and fantastic service.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Can’t believe we have passed this neighborhood gem time and time again without stopping! Will make it part of the rotation for a nice dinner.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Ordered the 5 course vegetarian option…..everything was delicious. The only drawback was stale bread.
  30. f

    foodie1

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gastronomic experience was outstanding. I would highly recommend the restaurant.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Found hair in meal - order was cancelled
  32. NL

    NataljaL

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    We expected a good Italian food and it was far from it. Pasta was not al dente. Will not be going back.
  33. TB

    TimB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and great service, relaxing and fancy atmosphere.
  34. S

    Sluf

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Service was good but both our entrees were very salty. We politely told management hoping they would improve in the future. Not sure we will risk another attempt. Time will tell.
  35. W

    Wine4me

    Washington DC

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, every meal at Bellissimo is fabulous… My favorite Italian restaurant in Northern Virginia! Omar does an incredible job with his menu and ingredients are always super fresh.
  36. LP

    LisaP

    Baltimore

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service! Best tiramisu.
  37. AA

    AnushaA

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wish had more cocktail options
  38. PS

    PaulaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Very quiet and nice place to have dinner! The food was excellent!
  39. JM

    JenniferM

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We were pleasantly surprised to find this little gem near the campus of George Mason University to celebrate my son's graduation. Food Was excellent. They accommodated our party of 8. Intimate location in Old Town Fairfax is on Fairfax.
  40. TS

    TonyS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Food was average. Service was very poor. Local restaurant that we had never been to and was hoping to frequent to support independent business. But sadly, we won't be returning

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 1349 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 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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

    We are open 7 days a week! Monday-Friday 11:30 am until 10 pm. Saturday and Sunday 4 pm until 10 pm.

  • 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, wines

  • Private party contact

    Mary Killay Lavayen (owner): (855) 969-9094

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