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Esposito's

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9917 Fairfax Blvd, Rebel Run Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 385-5912
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Old style Italian restaurant instead of a chain

Good pasta in a friendly atmosphere, and on a nice night, dining al fresco. What more could you want.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good pasta in a friendly atmosphere, and on a nice night, dining al fresco. What more could you want.

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We've been going to Esposito's for many years. Good menu choices, fair prices, and very friendly service. Typifies a small family run tattoria in Italy. No pretense, just good food. Simply the best Italian restaurant in Northern Virginia.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Italian food is hard to find in Fairfax County - real Italian food. Espositos is not fancy but good food. The Carbonara is first rate and it is a good value

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

For years, I have passed by this place thinking it was another restaurant where I had had a bad experience. My friend convinced me to try it and as soon as I walked in I knew I had been mistaken and missing out on this place for too many years! I had the eggplant parmesan and it was really good.... More 

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Oakton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I had the Eggplant Parm with a salad and it was an excellent meal. Esposito's food compares favorably with the Italian food I enjoyed in the New Haven , Connecticut area where I grew up-this is a high compliment since the New Haven area has excellent Italian restaurants. I have been looking for great Italian food since I moved to... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

From the moment we walked in, until the moment we left, we were treated like part of a big Italian family on holiday. But the best news comes out from the kitchen! Our meals were simply fantastic! The Spaghetti Carbonnara and Pollo Cardinale were both outstanding. The pasta side was perfect, expecially with the cardinale sauce, which was loaded with... More 

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Southern New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Walking into The Esposito's we were greated warmly by each of the staff members we passed. The food - classic "red-gravy" Italian was fantastic. Salads arrived with a bit of marinated vegetables on the side which were absolutely delicious. I had the pasta with eggplant in red sauce and my partner the osso bucco. Both were cooked perfectly and were... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Don't let the outside of this restaurant influence your decision to eat here. Yes, it looks like an old Pizza Hut or something like it. If you are looking for good Italian food with generous portions, friendly service, all at reasonable price, this is the place in Fairfax. We were meeting friends for dinner in Fairfax and chose Esposito's. It's... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a small family run business which has been here for at least 20 years. We have eaten there often, we especially like the chicken Marcela. Very friendly with super service, always busy.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Stopped off for a late lunch/early dinner after a long shopping list. Esposito's is a favorite of my wife's. I like it but it is a long and tedious drive from our home. So I like to stop in when we are in the neighborhood. It is always worth the stop. The staff is friendly, service prompt and the food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9917 Fairfax Blvd, Rebel Run Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: (703) 385-5912

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

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