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Dolce Vita

10824 Lee Hwy., Fairfax, VA 22030-4306
703-385-1530
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Ranked #23 of 346 restaurants in Fairfax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
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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Aldie, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Fairfax, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great Northern Italian food. Great service. Small and crowded. Informal atmosphere. Prices average, but not great for children.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Visited here for dinner with friends. Took almost 1 hour to get the food. It was fine. The service is pretty bad. The parking situation is a mess and the bathroom smells like something out of the third world; the whole building is kind of old.

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Vienna, Virginia, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We've patronized Dolce Vita for many years. It always serves great Italian dishes and wines. Always has 5 specials in addition to a wide menu. Great service and great food in a family friendly atmosphere.

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Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I have enjoyed lunch and dinner at this little gem of a restaurant over many years. The quality, presentation, and taste of the food is delightful. The lunch specials are varied and reasonably priced for the area. There are quite a few items to choose from for both lunch and dinner. My favorite at lunch is Penne alla Modenese, which... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

THis is a fantastic Little hole in the wall find. Superior Italian food done the old school way - as you like it. Not on the menu, just ask - e.g., Lobster far diablo, no problem. Weekend entertainment adds to the ambiance. Small, so limited seating.

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