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Bellissimo Restaurant

10403 Main St, Old Town Fairfax, Fairfax, VA 22030-3302
+1 703-293-2367
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Italian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
10403 Main St, Old Town Fairfax, Fairfax, VA 22030-3302
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came on a weekday, and were promptly and courteously served. The portions were generous, and the food taste and presentation were great. On top I got to meet the chef who also happens to be the owner/operator, thus this cook has a vested interest...More

Thank Eagertrader
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Consistency is key. We've been coming here for years now and once again we weren't disappointed. It was restaurant week and we stopped in for the $22 three course lunch. We stepped out of our normal comfort zone to try new dishes and pleased with...More

Thank ivytravel
Reviewed July 15, 2018

When you find a great local restaurant, you like to return. We did just that and it was the last time we will dine here - experience was memorable and NOT good. First we thought we might try the house wine - a fine dining...More

Thank Barbara A
Mary L, Owner at Bellissimo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

We are so sorry about your experience. You should never have been told what your menu would be for the gastronomic because it is chef's selection! We leave it up to chef to decide on the courses for each guest for the gastronomic- and he...More

Reviewed June 24, 2018

Service was horrible and we will never go back there again. Waiter rarely came by and ignored our table. We probably didn't spend as much money as other tables did so we got the service shaft. My wife ordered the lobster ravioli and I ordered...More

Thank Brad T
Mary L, Owner at Bellissimo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

Brad: Thank you for your feedback on your visit June 24th. We are very sorry that your service was bad, and we are taking steps to make sure that this doesn't happen to another customer. We'd love to have you try us again. Please call...More

Reviewed June 16, 2018

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
Mary L, Owner at Bellissimo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

Thank you for the kind words! Your positive feedback makes our day! We cannot wait to see you again. Thank you so very much!

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
Mary L, Owner at Bellissimo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

See you soon!

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
Mary L, Owner at Bellissimo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

Thank you Michael! We hope to see you again soon!

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
Mary L, Owner at Bellissimo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

We are thrilled that you had a great experience with us! You words are music to our ears! Can't wait to see you again! Thanks for sharing your lovely experience!

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
Mary L, Owner at Bellissimo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! This review has made our day and put smiles on our faces! Thank you for sharing!

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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 - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 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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