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“Very Good Great American take on Italian” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ozzie's Good Eats

Ozzie's Good Eats
11880 Grand Commons Ave, Fairfax, VA 22030
(571) 321-8000
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Ranked #13 of 329 Restaurants in Fairfax
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: GAR's tribute to Chris "Ozzie" Osborn, GAR's Head Foodie since 1981. Offering reservations for parties up to sixty and featuring our full menu to go.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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591 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
“Very Good Great American take on Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Ozzie's has a few of those Great American Restaurant (GAR) things you see at their other places, the rolls, the wait staff's uniforms, but it also has a very good and different menu all its own. The wait staff is very attentive and works in a team environment with many different people stopping by the table either delivering dishes, or picking them up. Our waitress on this night hovered a bit and came by three times in pretty rapid sucession to get our dinner order. This is something I am not overjoyed with, but it was slow and I am sure she was looking for something to keep busy. As for the food, the chopped salad is very good with olives and peppers and a bright dressing. The rissoto balls are fried well with a nice crunch and gooey, warm middle. They are served atop a light marinara with a little cheese and parsley.

The main courses for this night were the tagliatelle with veal, pork & beef meatballs and the chicken parmesan, which is served atop the same tagliatelle. The meatballs are nice, a little dense, but good overall. The chicken parm is good, though the breading was a little heavy, to the point the breadcrumbs were the only flavor which broke through.

Overall the meal was good and worth another trip back. It would be nice to see some other fresh pastas on the menu, but this GAR take on Italian is worth your time.

Visited January 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Not Up to the American Restaurants Standard”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Our party of 7 ate here and we are all acustomed to eating at the American Restaurants such as Artie's, Mike's, and Coastal Flats. This has a clean and nice ambience and professional staff but the food is kind of a joke. I ordered the lasagna which they craved about and it was comical. It was the lunch plate and was only like 6 inches wide and in length and not even an inch in height. I have never ate lasagna only an inch thick and the worst part is they charge 13 dollars. I am a standard man, 200lbs, with a good appetite and could have eaten three of those dishes. Lasagna was just okay. If you want to compare, go to Brio in Tyson's Corner and the lasagna is double the size and tastes a whole lot better for the same price. One in our party had the Waldorf salad and enjoyed it very much. The kids plates were just okay..I tried my son's chicken parmesan plate with pasta and was very disappointed. I can do better pasta out of the box at home and the chicken was nothing to write home about. Brio's kids plates are about 10 notches better. Overall, I would say stay away from here and if you are hungry you might want to stop at
McDonald's on the way before hand. If you like Italian and live in Prince William County, try a real Italian restaurant like Tony's Pizza in Bristow, Manassas, or Dominion Valley. I hear Pomodoro's just down the road from Fairfax Corner is similar to Tony's Pizza..authentic and they give generous portions and much more for your money.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Excellent Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

This restaurant has not failed me yet. Ozzie's has excellent service and food! Their bread that comes out before the meal is fresh, hot and amazing! Long waits on weekends though!

Visited December 2012
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Oakton, Virginia
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“My least favorite Great Americna restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

As with all Great American Restaurants in the chain food is great and service is great. You can't go wrong. The only thing with Ozzie's is the menu is not as exciting to me. I have never had a bad meal but I also never see too many interesting things on the menu.

Visited August 2012
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“Ozzie's is worth the trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Ozzie's has a great atmosphere and the menu is loaded with unusual choices. My favorite is the steak salad though I have had several dishes here. I go for lunch often as it is close to my office and my only comment would be waiting for the bill can take longer than I'd like but still worth the trip.

Visited July 2012
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