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“Authentic Italian Cuisine” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dolce Vita

Dolce Vita
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Ranked #6 of 394 Restaurants in Fairfax
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fairfax County, Virginia, United States
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121 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian Cuisine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

The food is always good and very comforting. The atmosphere of this restaurant is very welcoming and gives a sense of Italy. The pasta is always delicious as well as the pizza. The last time we went, our waiter constantly said "We will do anything that you would like." The service is great and they will truly conform to you.

Visited May 2013
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English first
Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great local restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

The food is consistanly good, the service is friendly, the portions are plentiful, the restaurant is always clean. Their tapas bar next door is a nice place to start the evening or to meet for drink and a variety tapas dishes.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Washington DC
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398 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
“Good Italian food”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited November 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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57 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good to Average, depending on what you want”
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Miramar Beach, Florida
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Happy at Any Hour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

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.

Visited May 2013
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