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“Authentic Italian Cuisine” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dolce Vita

Dolce Vita
10824 Lee Hwy., Fairfax, VA 22030-4306
703-385-1530
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Ranked #19 of 346 Restaurants in Fairfax
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Fairfax County, Virginia, United States
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian Cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

The food is always good and very comforting. The atmosphere of this restaurant is very welcoming and gives a sense of Italy. The pasta is always delicious as well as the pizza. The last time we went, our waiter constantly said "We will do anything that you would like." The service is great and they will truly conform to you.

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great local restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

The food is consistanly good, the service is friendly, the portions are plentiful, the restaurant is always clean. Their tapas bar next door is a nice place to start the evening or to meet for drink and a variety tapas dishes.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC
Top Contributor
282 reviews 282 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
“Good Italian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

As soon as you wall in you'll see the big stone face on the wall that is the opening for the wood-fired pizzas served here along with salads, soups, and dinners. Fun graphics on the walls provide a game of guess who while you enjoy a very good meal. Seating is cozy and it can get a bit loud in here when there's a crowd. Overall a nice dining experience.

Visited November 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good to Average, depending on what you want”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We tried this Zagat rated restaurant, based on a recommendation from friends. It's reputation may be overstated. Small restaurant with close tables and very noisy. If you want a peaceful experience try elsewhere. Food was OK - the wife said the meatballs were excellent. My clam spaghetti was just OK. Service was fine, but tight parking and noisy atmosphere will cross it off my list.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Fairfax, va
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
“Local italian spot with great service!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

What a surprise - a nice Italian restaurant, locally owned, with pastas, pizzas and more. Very reasonably priced, space for large parties, and plenty of parking.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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