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Bellissimo Restaurant

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10403 Main St, Old Town Fairfax, Fairfax City, Fairfax, VA 22030-3302 (Main Street and University)
+1 703-293-2367
Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
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Baltimore, Maryland
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went looking for someplace to have Easter lunch. We were not interested in a chain or any of the big over-expensive places. Its a family meal and we wanted a classy family restaurant. This just what we found at Bellissimo! We had a terrific meal and were well taken care of. Just short of being home!

Thank Lana S
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bellisimo features delicious northern Itaian food in an elegant setting. The dining room is small, but elegantly decorated. The food is delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank roberta12345
Fairfax, Virginia
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Good food and service. If you want to try it out on weekends, I suggest you call ahead and make a reservation because this seems to be a popular Italian restaurant here. Weekdays lunch and dinner is less crowded. Great for intimate gatherings.

Thank Liza C
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141 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I came just as the place was about to shut. Was warmly received anyway. Had linguine frutti mare (pasta seafood dish) - you would be pleased to get this standard in Italy! (BTW, TripAdvisor has me down as a "foodie"). Attentive and very thoughtful service. I also had an excellent glass of (white) wine, which the waiter recommended. Oh, and... More 

Thank MJS1944
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We have past the restaurant a few times over the past few years. They have a sign that announces specials during the week for couples. It's Italian, its small and appeared nice so we decided to give it a try. What a treat! The service was special, the food was an experience and oh my, we will be back. Who... More 

1 Thank Memrnc4
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342 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Affordable wine list, warm Italian bread, and decent entrees. My husband enjoyed his veal scaloppini; and my linguine Cleopatra was okay, some of the other dishes are better. We passed on dessert.

Thank Crazzzzs
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Small, quaint Italian restaurant that was fantastic. Service was outstanding and the food was just GREAT! I had a nightly special (Lamb shank ossobucco) and my wife had a grilled calamari dish from the menu and both were delicious. Will definitely be back!

Thank Subsonic44
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

What a wonderfully fantastic day! Never had a bad meal. ..my 4th time their. ....posting The waiter is a month older than my dad ..very entertaining, witty. ...with a kind story to tell! Who says that an 85 year old isn't useful in this world for any job is full of it.. ..really full of it. The people there have... More 

1 Thank Michael G
Washington DC
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Cozy atmosphere; food was smallish portions but decent though service was spotty. Very friendly crew!

Thank OliverHardy
falls church, United States
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We took advantage of a groupon for a nice couple evening. The table was nice, food and service were good. When we arrived at 6 PM for our reservation there were three table occupied in this quaint restaurant. It became apparent quickly that the table of seven or eight at the other end of the restaurant was celebrating a family... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 50
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10403 Main St, Old Town Fairfax, Fairfax City, Fairfax, VA 22030-3302
    (Main Street and University)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 703-293-2367
Bellissimo Restaurant, Fine Northern Italian Cuisine, is a chef- owned and operated restaurant located in the heart of Historic Old Town Fairfax, Virginia. We serve lunch Tuesdays-Fridays and dinner every day of the week!

We can accommodate private parties of up to 65 people, and can do a special event any day of the week at any time! We offer discounts to people going to the Fairfax Symphony and George Mason Center for the Arts. See you soon!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?