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“Great Find - Great Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Villa Mozart

Villa Mozart
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Ranked #22 of 392 Restaurants in Fairfax
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Main Street (Route 236)
Reston, Virginia
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73 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great Find - Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We met friends at Villa Mozart for a birthday celebration. This was our first time eating at Villa Mozart and it will forever be on our list. The service and food were perfect. The ambience is comfortable and relaxing. The staff are very attentive and seem to know when to show up or stay away. The only challenge is the parking which was a tight fit for our full size car. Nonetheless, it is not an issue but be cautious.

We highly recommend this place for a great dinner.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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English first
Fairfax, Virginia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Outstanding Little Restaurant Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Villa Mozart never serves a bad meal. The ambience, freshly prepared Northern Italian menu by the owner/chef, and impeccable service make this place a delight for any special occasion or even a quiet lunch. The menu changes seasonally. The wine list is extensive and outstanding.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Bernard O
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Big Apple
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Visited 3 times in 2 weeks!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We were in Fairfax, Virginia between Oct. 26 and November 7th. After the first visit, we just had to come again, twice! The food is exceptional, the service is efficient and understated and friendly. The prices are a bit above moderate, but you will have remarkable food. The portions are not huge, so three courses are easily consumed. There is a definite Austrian bent, but clearly continental as well. Monday through Thursdays, there is a 3-course prix fixe arrangement that brings prices down.

You don't want to miss their special cocktails, and good wines are available by the glass as well as by the bottle.

Among the dishes my husband and I enjoyed were Pasta Ametriciana, Pasta with Lobster, Venison, Chestnut pappardelle with venison ragu, Shrimp and Scallop in Lobster/red pepper sauce, Fettucine with pork ragu, and the desserts: chocolate semifreddo, nougat mousse and chestnut mousse. Excellent preparations.

A must visit if you are in Fairfax, Virginia!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank NYCJulia
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Fairfax, Virginia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“good food High price.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Lunched here one day. Food & service excellent. Portions small & pricey. Definitely not enough for a hungry man, but enough for a small girl like me.

Visited October 2012
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Washington, DC
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“5 Star Prices, But Not 5 Star Service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

The food was tasty, as was the wine. I ordered the lobster risotto and it was very good...but it could have used a little more lobster. It seemed as though the lobster was more of a garnish than anything else.

The service was very slow and disappointing. When we arrived at the restaurant, we were notified (in a not so nice way) that they had canceled our reservation. Apparently there was a miscommunication between the hostess and the person who spoke to us on the phone when we called to say that we were running late. So, this problem instantly ruined the mood for us (and the unfortunate part was that we were celebrating a birthday.) The restaurant rectified the mixup and later gave us a complimentary dessert for the trouble.

Our server didn't appear to be passionate about anything on the menu and seemed extremely uncomfortable when I asked for a description of one of the entrees. He served us a complimentary bread basket, although there was no butter, olive oil, or tapenade served with it.

Ambiance: perfect for a date. Not great for a group, as the restaurant is extremely small and a little on the quiet side. It is also VERY dark. We could barely read the menu as we were ordering.

Overall, the food and wine was good, but considering the cost of our meal in comparison to the service we received, I was a bit disappointed. Next time, I will probably go to Al Tiramisu Restaurant in DC instead if I'm in the mood for upscale Italian food.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank ki82
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