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Bellissimo Restaurant

10403 Main St, Old Town Fairfax, Fairfax, VA 22030-3302
+1 703-293-2367
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“veal” (16 reviews)
“tiramisu” (9 reviews)
“red snapper” (4 reviews)
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Seafood, Italian, European, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
10403 Main St, Old Town Fairfax, Fairfax, VA 22030-3302
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Reviewed yesterday

Consistency is so critical in a great establishment. Bellissimo is the perfect example. Each and every time we have a fantastic dinner experience. From the friendly staff, Ennio? Who is the perfect server to the great specials, especially the veal. Nice reasonable bottle of house...More

Thank ivytravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small restaurant that can get quite noisy with lively crowds. It is very "old school" with dressed up servers. We split a very good Caesar salad, and they also served warm and delicious Italian bread to start. My wife had the veal...More

Thank Steve R
Mary L, Owner at Bellissimo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind words! We are thrilled that you had a great time with us. Like us on Facebook & hear about out specials! :)

Reviewed 18 August 2017

Great food, great service, the norm at Bellissimo. Visited this time at dinner during restaurant week. Normal friendly greeting and attentive service throughout the evening for the four of us. Our veal and seafood dishes were excellent. Nice bottle of house wine and great desserts...More

Thank ivytravel
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Our party had the lamb with spinach polenta, and chicken marsala et portobello. We also had the penne Juliana. While the pasta and chicken dishes were good - a tad sweet for a chicken entrée - the lamb was astonishingly tender and perfectly prepared. This...More

Thank Birdsong859
Mary L, Owner at Bellissimo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed out time with us! Thank you for your positive words and feedback. We care! See you soon! Mary

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Previously reviewed...delightful! Reservations recommended. Park free across the street. Ask for waiter "Ennio"...very professional.

Thank Jeanine F
Mary L, Owner at Bellissimo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review! Yes, we love Ennio! He will sing to you in Italian if it is your birthday or anniversary! :) One of a kind! Mary

Reviewed 10 July 2017

I had written a review of Bellissimo in September 2015 and entitled it "A Sad Demise." At that time my husband and I went there for dinner, and our meal was poor and the service abmismal. We decided to give the place another try after...More

1  Thank lhglenn
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Dinner on a Friday evening. Great wine selection- Had a Barbera de Asti then the fish special and a wonderful desert. Waiter was very good so it made for a great evening. Had reservations and the place was pretty full. One of our long time...More

Thank Bear H
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Finally decided to patronize this place. The atmosphere is cozy, but kitschy, service was ok, the food spectacular. I really didn't expect much from this unassuming storefront type of eatery. No frills, I figured, until I got a taste of the rockfish (offered as a...More

Thank gmanpc8
Mary L, Owner at Bellissimo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again, soon. Like us on Facebook and keep in touch!

Reviewed 21 June 2017

One of the best in the area, the food entrees were very good as well as the appetizers. We had the Halibut and the Salmon and it was fresh and very tasty. The two best desserts ( made by the chef ) were the tiramisu...More

Thank b_lang3
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I had driven by this place many times and always wanted to try it so I went it. Everyone appeared to be clueless and as if they did not want to serve me. After a short while, I left.

Thank JohnBCowgill
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23 August 2017|
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Response from Memrnc4 | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember seeing a kids menu. This place may not be suitable for small children for the food was very rich with sauces. I did not see highchairs. The space is small and close. Most of the clients were couples when we... More
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8 March 2017|
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Response from Memrnc4 | Reviewed this property |
My first take on this would be yes. You would need to call ahead which is required for reservations are required. Also they are open on Sundays. We had a quiet dinner at 5pm last week Sunday evening. I had very simple leek... More
2 June 2016|
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Response from Wayne R | Reviewed this property |
There doesn't appear to be a written dress code, but the diners I observed were wearing slacks and shirts, some with jackets, but those aren't required, but probably due to its proximity to nearby offices.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours, Lunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10403 Main St, Old Town Fairfax, Fairfax, VA 22030-3302
    (Main Street and University)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 703-293-2367
  • E-mail
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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