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“Authentic Italian Cuisine”

Dolce Vita Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
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Ranked #6 of 419 Restaurants in Fairfax
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, 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.
Fairfax County, Virginia, United States
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian Cuisine”
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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Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great local restaurant”
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
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Washington DC
Level 6 Contributor
429 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
“Good Italian food”
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
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good to Average, depending on what you want”
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
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Miramar Beach, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Happy at Any Hour”
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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