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“Excellent birthday dinner for a "foodie"” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Villa Mozart

Villa Mozart
4009 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
703-691-4747
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Ranked #9 of 355 Restaurants in Fairfax
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: French, Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Main Street (Route 236)
Reston, Virginia
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56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Excellent birthday dinner for a "foodie"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This was our second time at Villa Mozart, coming six months after a surprise birthday dinner with close friends and family. This time was also a birthday, and the menu didn't disappoint. The restaurant's name may suggest a fairly old-fashioned Austrian restaurant, but the style is northern Italian, with some modern touches. The menu includes first courses, pasta courses, and second courses in the Italian fashion, but a prix-fixe option is also available and usually a great deal (pick one from each course, for less than the cost if ordered separately).

A "caviar" of red beets was a terrific starter, and the saddle of rabbit also an excellent main dish. But for us the stars were the pasta dishes, in this case a southern German spaetzle which was light and fluffy, as well as a spinach knoedel which was also a stand-out. The wine list is very good and the desserts included some modern variations, sorbets and foams, which were light and refreshing, not at all what one might expect from the "Mozart" theme. (One note: our waiter hadn't yet learned to pour without leaving some wine dripping on the side of the bottle - a small but noticeable gaffe in a restaurant of this caliber.)

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Fairfax, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Villa Mozart”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Besy bread ever. Right downtown with easy parking. Great service and food. Highly recommend. Priced for the area.

Visited May 2013
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McLean, Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Mostly Very Good, Meat-filled Ravioli Tasteless”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We had arugula salad, ZUPPA DI STAGGIONE, tortelli and risotto ollo. We've had some of these before. While everything was good, it all seemed a little less so than last time. The ravioli was the most disappointing--the filling was pureed into mush and tasteless. We had the same wine as we'd had before, and it was excellent-- the Terrabianca Campaccio Super Tuscan '07. I don't think we will make the trek here again--traffic on I-66 on Friday night was awful.

Visited February 2013
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Northern Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great dining experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

My husband took me here for dinner last night to celebrate a very big birthday. We had read the reviews so our expectations were high. We were not disappointed. Each course was as delicious as the one before. We both enjoyed our meals and would highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oakton, Virginia
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70 restaurant reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Villa Mozart deserves their high ratings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We dined with friends who repaid us for a favor. Our food was excellent, the wine outstanding, service attentive and the surroundings were pleasant. The portions were modest in size, however the seafood combination evening special was memorable. We will dine at Villa Mozart again to celebrate a special occasion! Our friends "Thank You" meal could not have been better! Bill B.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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