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Dolce Vita

10824 Lee Hwy., Fairfax, VA 22030-4306
703-385-1530
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Ranked #19 of 346 Restaurants in Fairfax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Washington DC
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282 reviews 282 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This lively restaurant does not have the best location in town. Sitting between a Midas Tire store and a gas station, it has virtually no parking, but these "problems" disappear quickly. Complimentary valet parking is front and center and things just get better after that. Reservations highly recommended, especially on weekend nights. Inside, the first thing you'll notice is the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Transformed with live music, art on the walls and coupled with excellent Italian Fare at a reasonable price, I would and do frequent Dolce Vita quite often. You won't be disappointed!

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Fairfax, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Dolce Vita brings back memories of the small tratorias in Italy---full of fun & good food. It's location does not shout out its existence; nor do they have to advertise to have a full house. If you've ever tried the restaurant, you'll keep coming back.

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Fairfax Station, VA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

After a week of seafood at the beach, my wife and I wanted a good, predictable Italian meal and decided to go to Dolce Vita. We've always had good meals here, but this meal was truly exceptional. My Ossobuco was superb as was her lobster raviolis. Had a spectacular Umbrian red (Testal Rosso del Veronese). Well done.

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Alexandria, VA
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560 reviews 560 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
338 helpful votes 338 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I went here yesterday with two friends for a birthday celebration. This is the 3-4th time I have been here. The service is prompt and friendly, the entrees (I am particularly fond of their lasagna) are tasty and service is at the correct temperature. The good reviews on Trip Advisor reflect the successful formula of good food and service. It... More

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Aldie, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My team treated me to a wonderful birthday lunch today. They had many options and special lunch pricing. All the dishes came with a fountain drink. The past dishes came with a salad and a drink. For less then $10! I eaten at Dolce Vita several times and its always very good. A family operation, friendly staff. Wonderful.

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Burke, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

if you want really good Italian, this is the place to go. We have celebrated birthdays, gone with family and larger groups of friends. The service is always attentive and the food excellent. Many nights there is music too.

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Reston, Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Went for lunch- was so loud we could not hear our friends talking at our own table. Bread was very average- they put on the menu a "limit of two bread baskets per table" but who would ever ask for more- it was a little stale and hard, not the great Italian bread you want at a small boutique restaurant.... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went here with a group of 7 and were treated very well. The food was delicious and the wine list had some great Italian selections (among others). Enjoyed the penne with a creamy vodka sauce. Enough for leftovers for lunch (even better the next day). A delicious chocolate cake on the dessert menu and can also recommend the lemon... More

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Centreville, Virginia
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131 reviews 131 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We enjoyed an early Mother's Day dinner the night before with our son and his two small children. Although a tiny place, the booth fit all of us and the noise level was such that children fit in well. I had a pasta dish with sausage and asparagus and grape tomatoes. It was outstanding. My husband enjoyed salmon and my... More

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