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Bellissimo Restaurant

10403 Main St, Old Town Fairfax, Fairfax City, Fairfax, VA 22030-3302
+1 703-293-2367
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
10403 Main St, Old Town Fairfax, Fairfax City, Fairfax, VA 22030-3302
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our party had the lamb with spinach polenta, and chicken marsala et portobello. We also had the penne Juliana. While the pasta and chicken dishes were good - a tad sweet for a chicken entrée - the lamb was astonishingly tender and perfectly prepared. This...More

Thank Birdsong859
Mary L, Owner at Bellissimo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed out time with us! Thank you for your positive words and feedback. We care! See you soon! Mary

Reviewed July 10, 2017

Previously reviewed...delightful! Reservations recommended. Park free across the street. Ask for waiter "Ennio"...very professional.

Thank Jeanine F
Mary L, Owner at Bellissimo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review! Yes, we love Ennio! He will sing to you in Italian if it is your birthday or anniversary! :) One of a kind! Mary

Reviewed July 10, 2017

I had written a review of Bellissimo in September 2015 and entitled it "A Sad Demise." At that time my husband and I went there for dinner, and our meal was poor and the service abmismal. We decided to give the place another try after...More

Thank lhglenn
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Dinner on a Friday evening. Great wine selection- Had a Barbera de Asti then the fish special and a wonderful desert. Waiter was very good so it made for a great evening. Had reservations and the place was pretty full. One of our long time...More

Thank Bear H
Reviewed June 30, 2017

Finally decided to patronize this place. The atmosphere is cozy, but kitschy, service was ok, the food spectacular. I really didn't expect much from this unassuming storefront type of eatery. No frills, I figured, until I got a taste of the rockfish (offered as a...More

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Mary L, Owner at Bellissimo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again, soon. Like us on Facebook and keep in touch!

Reviewed June 21, 2017

One of the best in the area, the food entrees were very good as well as the appetizers. We had the Halibut and the Salmon and it was fresh and very tasty. The two best desserts ( made by the chef ) were the tiramisu...More

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Reviewed June 15, 2017

I had driven by this place many times and always wanted to try it so I went it. Everyone appeared to be clueless and as if they did not want to serve me. After a short while, I left.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed May 29, 2017

We took our 91 year old mother, of Italian descent, to this restaurant for Mother's Day. The service was outstanding, and the food was even better. Yes, it's also a bit pricey, but I will happily pay it for a white table Italian dining experience...More

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Mary L, Owner at Bellissimo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2017

We are thrilled that your mother loved the food! Hope to see you soon!!

Reviewed May 19, 2017

My wife and I stopped in for an early dinner here on a Thursday night. We had one of the best Italian meals ever! The restaurant is a charming small place with white table clothes and a mediterranean fresco on the wall. We were warmly...More

Thank mikelynxx
Mary L, Owner at Bellissimo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2017

Fantastic! We're thrilled and can't wait to see you soon!

Reviewed April 29, 2017

Picked Bellisimo for dinner with my wife during a quick business trip to Fairfax. Great service. Excellent food. Quiet, but it was Thursday night and made for a very enjoyable evening.

Thank Tfitz62
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Bev T
March 8, 2017|
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Response from Memrnc4 | Reviewed this property |
My first take on this would be yes. You would need to call ahead which is required for reservations are required. Also they are open on Sundays. We had a quiet dinner at 5pm last week Sunday evening. I had very simple leek... More
June 2, 2016|
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Response from Wayne R | Reviewed this property |
There doesn't appear to be a written dress code, but the diners I observed were wearing slacks and shirts, some with jackets, but those aren't required, but probably due to its proximity to nearby offices.
March 14, 2016|
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Response from Mary L | Property representative |
Yes! Perfect for small groups celebrating birthdays! We will make sure your celebration is wonderful!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $50
Dinner, 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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10403 Main St, Old Town Fairfax, Fairfax City, 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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