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Bellissimo Restaurant

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COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeout or delivery until 2020-06-10
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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$30 - $50
CUISINES
Seafood, Italian, European, Wine Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Menu

ANTIPASTA - APPETIZERS‎
Carpaccio di Carne
Thinkly sliced beef with parmesan, arugula and virgin olive oil
$9.95
Calamari Fritti
Fried calamari
$7.95
Cozze Marinara o Bianco
New Zealand mussels sauteed in olive oil with marinara or white wine sauce
$7.95
Toretta di Mozzarella
Tower of fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil, olive oil and balsamic vinegar
$6.95
INSALATA - SALADS‎
Insalata Bellissimo
Diced tomatoes, iceberg lettuce and cucumbers tossed with olive oil, red wine vinegar and topped with goat cheese
$6.95
Insalata Arugula
Organic arugula topped with thinly shaved parmesan cheese
$6.95
Insalata Mista
Organic mixed greens tossed with balsamic vinegar & olive oil
$6.95
Insalata di Spinaci y Fennel
Baby organic spinach & fennel tossed with walnuts, olive oil, lemon juice & shaved parmesan
$6.95
ZUPPA (SOUP OF THE DAY)‎
ZUPPA
(soup of the day)
$5.95
PASTAS‎
Agnolotti Alla Panna
Homemade‎ pasta stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese in a light cream sauce
$10.95
Fettuccine al Ragu di Salsiccia e Caprino
Fettucine with ragu of sausage and goat cheese
$11.95
Linguini Vegetarian
Linguini sauteed with olive oil, mushrooms, zucchini, red peppers fresh spinach & cherry tomatoes
$9.95
Gnocchi Tomato
Potato dumplings in a light tomato sauce with parmesan cheese
$9.95
Penne Putanesca
Penne with capers, black olives and anchovies in a tomato sauce
$9.95
Fettuccine al Pesto
Fettucine with homemade pesto and fresh mozzarella
$10.95
Linguine with Cozze (marinara o bianco)
Linguine with New Zealand mussels in a white wine sauce or marinara sauce
$11.95
CARNE - MEATS‎
Sausage Calabrese
Italian mild sausage in a tomato sauce with garlic and fontina cheese
$10.95
Pollo Marsala
Breast‎ of chicken topped with fresh tomatoes, asparagus and fontina cheese
$11.95
Pollo con Salsissa
Breast of chicken stuffed with fresh spinach, pine nuts, raisins, fontina cheese and proscuitto served with a mushroom brandy cream sauce
$11.95
Pollo al Vino Blanco
Breast of chicken with white wine and mushrooms
$11.95
Involtini di Vitello
Italian mild sausage in a tomato sauce with garlic and fontina cheese
$10.95
Scaloppine al Rosmarino
Scallopine of veal sauteed in butter with fresh rosemary in a lemon butter sauce
$12.95
Vitello Porcini
Scaloppine of veal sauteed with porcini mushrooms, brandy and a touch of cream
$14.95
FRUTTI DI MARE - SEAFOOD‎
Fish of the day
$14.95
GASTRONOMIC‎
Chef's special three-course lunch menu that varies daily
$18.95
Salads can be made in larger portion for 9.95 with addition of chicken or shrimp for 12.95
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

I have an annual convention at Crystal City and always make a trip to this restaurant when I am in town. The vitello portechinni is to die for.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 18, 2019

I don't understand all the good reviews. This restaurant is dated and didn't seem clean. And, it smelled. Our waiter was delightful and the food was fine. But, it wasn't worth the cost and we won't be going back.

Date of visit: December 2019
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MaryL242, Owner at Bellissimo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2019

We are so sorry about your experience. Goodness- I'm a bit speechless. Yes it's a very old building- in fact it's a designated historic site located in the heart of Old Towne, Fairfax. Sorry you disliked it.

Reviewed December 10, 2019

My wife loves this placer. Usually she meets girlfriends here for lunch. Crazy about the spinach artichoke dip. I like it too. Generous portions, excellent service, good tasting food. Friends like their pizza. They serve wine. Ask for veal RARE and you might get as...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Mary L, Owner at Bellissimo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2019

I think you are reviewing a different Bellissimo! We don't serve pizza or artichoke dip- thanks anyway. We are located in Fairfax City Virginia!

Reviewed November 27, 2019

Stopped in for a late lunch as Bellissimo remains one of our favorites. Had a couple of very reasonably priced glasses of house red wine and a fantastic cream of mushroom soup appetizer. Our Rosmarino and Porcini veal dishes were very good although for the...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 8, 2019 via mobile

Great and authentic Italian restaurant. Place is small but quite cozy and works for special occasion. Try the veal - you won't be disappointed!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 4, 2019

This Italian restaurant offers an intimate, quaint atmosphere with good food and great service. The food was fresh, tasty and served at a perfect pace. I spent several weeks in Italy this year and am relentlessly seeking an experience that duplicates the type of food...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 2, 2019

Tiny but mighty! Very special staff make you feel like your in their home and the food is some of the best you'll find. On a very busy corner so you have probably missed it but parking is close by. try it - you'll love...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed October 12, 2019

This restaurant may be small but it is a class act and a local gem serving up delicious Italian cuisine. The ambience is pleasant and upscale and the service also excellent. It is a pleasure to dine here.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2019 via mobile

Yes, this place deserves 5 stars. From the ambiance, the service, the food, the everything... my partner and I deserved a very enjoyable lunch. Highly recommended for people who can appreciate fine Italian food.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Mary L, Owner at Bellissimo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind review! We hope to see you again very soon! Lunch is one of our best-kept secrets! :)

Reviewed September 9, 2019 via mobile

My daughter and I ate here on 8/28/19 as it was nearby the Air BnB where we were staying. We prefer small, locally-owned restaurants that have been in a neighborhood a good while and Bellissimo fits the bill perfectly. If you’re looking for a welcoming,...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Mary L, Owner at Bellissimo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2019

Thank you for your wonderful review- we appreciate your taking the time to let us know about your experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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PiratesGirl
August 23, 2017|
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Response from Mary L | Property representative |
Yes! We offer a children's menu! The owners have three children of their own- so the chef is used to cooking for children!
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BevT999
March 8, 2017|
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Response from Mary L | Property representative |
Absolutely, YES! The chef is happy to prepare vegan dishes!
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csoriano0504
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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