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Bellissimo Restaurant

10403 Main St, Old Town Fairfax, Fairfax, VA 22030-3302
+1 703-293-2367
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, Italian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
10403 Main St, Old Town Fairfax, Fairfax, VA 22030-3302
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked a table through the Open Table application and were promptly greeted and sat upon our arrival. The maître d', Jose, was prompt and attentive to our needs and recited the specials of the day from memory without error or pause. We ordered Cozze...More

Thank sierm020
Reviewed May 17, 2018

The food was extraordinary! See my pictures. We got linguine with Marinara and veal meatballs, gazpacho, arugula and beet salad, chickens Portabella, and amazing bread, and a house Chianti which was exceptional. For dessert we had the raspberry cheesecake which was melt in your mouth....More

Thank MomofDrama
Reviewed May 10, 2018

Went here a few nights ago, and the food was fabulous. We had an appy special of open shell mussels and snails, and it was excellent. My pasta, also the special of shrimp and scallops, and itis easily one of the best pasta dishes I've...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed March 18, 2018

We went during Fairfax City Restaurant week featuring a 3-course meal for $35pp. The food was fantastic. We got the tuna carpaccio and butternut squash soup for appetizers--tuna was fresh and the soup was super delicious. We got the chicken garnochioli (sp?) and lamb shank...More

Thank travelerxhan
Reviewed March 10, 2018

We have visited Bellissimo several times in the past year. The food has always been exceptional and the service outstanding. The waiter is friendly, provides excellent information on the food with good recommendations on wines best suited for the foods ordered. We place Bellissimo at...More

Thank Richard N
Reviewed March 4, 2018

My wife and I returned to Bellissimo for her birthday after a 5 year hiatus and were very pleased. There is limited seating and it's crowded so reservations are necessary. We noticed several walkins were turned away. Even though crowded, it wasn't noisy and a...More

Thank timjc46
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Good Italian option in downtown Fairfax. Nothing great, but all the Italian standards are well prepared, and service is friendly and superior. Great little place overall.

Thank pmurphy2016
Reviewed January 25, 2018

We have been to Bellissimo a couple of times and have found the food to be excellent and the service to be outstanding. The soups and salads are very good and the entrees well above average. Our waiter was engaging and made excellent recommendations for...More

Thank Richard N
Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

Came here out on a whim since we were in the area. We were looking for some decent Italian food and stumbled upon this spot. We ordered the beet salad with goat cheese, the ragu fettuccine, and the seafood linguini. We asked for the beet...More

Thank masterxed
Mary L, Owner at Bellissimo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

Thanks for giving us a try! Yes, please do come back and try some other salads and entrees. We appreciate your feedback!

Reviewed December 22, 2017

We chose to try this restaurant after looking on TA for something nearby George Mason University. It proved to be a good choice in keeping with other reviews. it is a smaller place which is great. Service was excellent being provided by servers who are...More

Thank Grey C
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August 23, 2017|
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Response from Memrnc4 | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember seeing a kids menu. This place may not be suitable for small children for the food was very rich with sauces. I did not see highchairs. The space is small and close. Most of the clients were couples when we... More
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March 8, 2017|
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Response from Mary L | Property representative |
Absolutely, YES! The chef is happy to prepare vegan dishes!
June 2, 2016|
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Response from Mary L | Property representative |
No- there is no dress code. We would never turn a guest away because of what he/she is wearing.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $50
Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10403 Main St, Old Town Fairfax, Fairfax, VA 22030-3302
    (Main Street and University)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 703-293-2367
  • E-mail
Bellissimo Restaurant, Fine Northern Italian Cuisine, is a chef- owned and operated restaurant located in the heart of Historic Old Town Fairfax, Virginia. We serve lunch Tuesdays-Fridays and dinner every day of the week! We can accommodate private parties of up to 65 people, and can do a special event any day of the week at any time! We offer discounts to people going to the Fairfax Symphony and George Mason Center for the Arts. See you soon!
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