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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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  • 36
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  • 23
    Very good
  • 5
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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
Great food and service!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
KelsterC
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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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42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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198 reviews 198 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
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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Poquoson, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

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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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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30 helpful votes 30 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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3 helpful votes 3 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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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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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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