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“Good Italian food”

Dolce Vita Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
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Ranked #5 of 429 Restaurants in Fairfax
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Serving the best Italian food in Fairfax City for over 21 years! A full service restaurant with both classic and inventive Italian dishes, and a romantic wine bar with expert wine list and shareable small plates all brought to you by Executive Chef Anthony Grasso and house Sommelier Matthew McGuigan. Locally-sourced meats and produce, homemade pastas and pizzas, and farm-to-table ingredients are our passion.
Reviewed May 15, 2013

As soon as you wall in you'll see the big stone face on the wall that is the opening for the wood-fired pizzas served here along with salads, soups, and dinners. Fun graphics on the walls provide a game of guess who while you enjoy a very good meal. Seating is cozy and it can get a bit loud in here when there's a crowd. Overall a nice dining experience.

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Reviewed May 12, 2013

We tried this Zagat rated restaurant, based on a recommendation from friends. It's reputation may be overstated. Small restaurant with close tables and very noisy. If you want a peaceful experience try elsewhere. Food was OK - the wife said the meatballs were excellent. My clam spaghetti was just OK. Service was fine, but tight parking and noisy atmosphere will cross it off my list.

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

A consistently great place to enjoy good wine at great prices and a terrific selection of small plates to share with family and friends. The shrimp and calamari are both don't miss items to order. Happy hour every evening from 4-7 pm with wines by the glass and a subset of their small plates at very good prices. Appropriate place for small children too with adequate offerings Excellent service every time we have visited.

Thank RayA435
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

What a surprise - a nice Italian restaurant, locally owned, with pastas, pizzas and more. Very reasonably priced, space for large parties, and plenty of parking.

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Thank Foodiemom1
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

We have been here many times since it opened and keep coming back. Excellent wine list, by the glass and by the bottle. The menu is exclusively small plates meant for sharing. Everything we have tried has been very good. Good food, good wine and friendly service. Go for Happy Hour when certain wines by the glass and certain menu items are half price.

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Thank TravelNow61
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