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Esposito's

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9917 LEE HWY, Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 385-5912
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  • 33
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  • 22
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The marinara sauce must have crack in it!!

I don't know what's in the homemade marinara sauce from The Espositos, but you'll want it again tomorrow, and the day after that, and the next day! The service is impeccable, the prices are great and the portions are healthy!! Love this place!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Cruiser42VA
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Poquoson, Virginia
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Poquoson, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

I don't know what's in the homemade marinara sauce from The Espositos, but you'll want it again tomorrow, and the day after that, and the next day! The service is impeccable, the prices are great and the portions are healthy!! Love this place!!

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Washington DC area
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

One step inside -- and then one bite into the deeeelish southern Italian fare -- and we thought Esposito's was back in our hometown NJ neighborhood gem! The special squid-ink pasta with scallops and shrimp was divine, and the profiteroles for dessert were ... CHOCOLATE and amazing. Altogether wonderful, especially on a cold night with a bottle of Chianti Classico!

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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

friendly service and attentive to the guests. The food was of a high quality of ingredients. This time I ordered a few of the appetizers and a 4 topping pizza. In addition I ordered the Veal Shank and it was very nicely prepared . Other guests ordered pasta as a main course and a seafood combination de mare . Enjoyed... More 

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Washington, DC
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Even though we've lived in the Fairfax area for many years, we had never heard of this restaurant, which has been at that location for 30 years. We visited it with friends and were pleasantly surprised at the good quality and quantity of the food. The prices were reasonable as well and the service attentive.

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Oakton, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I have been to this restaurant numerous times, most recently for lunch in early December 2014. Had the Eggplant Parmigan both times. It compared to the Eggplant I had in New Haven, CT where I grew up. Service was excellent. Have been going to Espositos since 2008 and have never had a bad meal.

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Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I went here because of the good reviews. My experience was very different than most I guess. The food was average and not as flavorful as I would expect from a classic Italian restaurant. Other items on the menu may have been better. The service was sufficient but nothing noteworthy or friendly. The prices were very reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I would like to say that Esposito's became one of my favorite restaurant. Not only because of the food. There's a waitress called "Darynna" she's so nice & welcoming & helpful. I would go back to this restaurant every day !!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We dined with six friends on a November Sunday evening. The gracious waiter honored our request for separate checks and provided A++ service throughout our dinner. Each dish was excellent from the pizza to the porcini special. The entrees came with a generous salad and an endless bread basket. We plan to meet here again soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I get a take-out pizza from Esposito's about once a month, and I've done it for years. Always easy and excellent, straight from the oven. I think I'll go back tonight.

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Burke, VA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My Italian-American family and I dine at this restaurant at least once a month, because we think it's the closet thing you can find to the food prepared served by our grandmothers and mothers. For our dinner on 10/5 we each enjoyed an entree of fish or chicken and all were excellent. I love their salad, complete with marinated carrots.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9917 LEE HWY, Fairfax, VA 22030
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: (703) 385-5912

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

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