Insalata Dolce Vita
Mixed green salad with cucumber, carrot, red onion, cherry tomato, olive, and our house balsamic dressing
Our thin crust pizza with tomato sauce and shredded mozzarella. Make it a margherita with our fresh mozzarella, basil and olive oil +$2. Gluten-free crust +$2
Pasta e Formaggio
Baked pasta in a cheesy cream sauce with truffle oil
This is my favorite place! Felt so good to be back with friends enjoying the food and wine. We had Josh as our server, if there is a better server I have never met them. He made our experience spectacular.
The food and drinks were great. Josh is a great server making many suggestions that made the experience all the better. Highly recommend.
My compliments to the Chef and kitchen. Our salad, two apps, and main course where simply delicious! My wife’s dirty martini was very good but my margarita seemed watered down and lackluster. We ate around 4:30pm and while the food was awesome to sunlight pouring in really showed the interior could use an update. Everyone was very nice and again the food was excellent. I’ve never had a bad meal here.
We sat outside and really enjoyed the food and service on the patio. Tasty marinated tomato salad, asparagus and meatball appetizer as well as pizza. Aperol spritz was refreshing. Thank you for a lovely evening!
Excellent food and service. Authentic Italian in a safe and friendly atmosphere.
Excellent food and service. Lunch menu a bit limited.
Food was average
Food is consistently exceptional! Everything is always superb, fresh and delicious!
The food was great. Oscar, our server, was wonderful. I great experience all around. We will definitely go back.
Warm atmosphere. Food Good. Wait staff attentive. A bit noisy as it filled up. Fairfax City Restaurant week menu was an excellent selection for the fixed price. Nice evening out with neighbors in a long time.
Local traditional Italian restaurant. Nothing fancy but the food is good and the people serving are really friendly. This is what a neighborhood restaurant should be.
Amazing food, wonderful service. This place is a treasure in Fairfax City.
Very cozy, high quality food and great bar. Nice dining room and ambiance.
My favorite Italian restaurants. I’ve never complained but this time I ordered a rockfish pasta dish in a white wine sauce that was very dry. The tomatoes were the redeeming ingredient in this dish.
Thank you for providing the perfect place for a long overdue gathering of friends!
Oscar was a great server. Coming from NY, this is a solid Italian spot. The menu isn't jammed packed so they can select what they want to do, and do it well. It was a great experience.
Too loud, service very alow. Been waiting for the bill no one cAme by.
Service and food was great like always. Great for celebrating a graduation dinner!
I feel the food is more reasonably priced, however drinks a bit too high.
Great experience. Our server was knowledgeable and the supporting staff was prompt.
We had a very nice Mother’s Day dinner at Dolce Vita. The food was delicious — muscles in red sauce, rice balls, homemade pasta, veal chop over risotto... All were delicious and our waiter, Oscar, was friendly and attentive.
we were very happy with our visit. They were incredibly busy on a Saturday night, the place was full - they're trying to get back on their feet and its a little bumpy. They went from covid=no one in the restaurant to "covid's over"=everyone in the restaurant, and they clearly don't have quite enough staff yet, but let's cut them some slack and give them a month or two to catch up. We had a great waiter and a lovely experience. Food was delicious. We will definitely be back. Let's all be patient with these restaurants as they find their way post-pandemic.
The food was amazing. Very light and delicious. Homemade tiramisu was wonderful and so was the arancini and fettuccini carbonara.
We enjoyed great Italian food here. The appetizers, pizza and pasta were wonderful. The wood pizza oven made everything taste great. The service was excellent.
It was a wonderful lunch with friends in a quiet environment with superb service and food! Will definitely come back again.
Service was top notch. Great menu, and delicious food. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because my husband ordered the "Choose Your Own Pasta" and the kitchen didn't add the ingredients he requested. They quickly sent out what was missing.
Love this restaurant!
I have eaten here many times and it has been a favorite. This time it was extremely expensive (most ever), my hanger steak was mediocre, service OK but far from the past. It will be awhile before I return.
We just discovered Dolce Vita last weekend for dessert after having eaten dinner at a nearby place. We decided that night to come back this past weekend for dinner. It's so sweet and pleasant. A hidden gem. We sat on the wine bar side at the bar and had very nice service from Josh. The food was very good.
Excellent food and terrific service
We had a great dinner! It was the first time 8 moms got together and Dolce Vita did a fabulous time. We were the only table in the restaurant (they did not have anymore outdoor seating available) and we felt safe. The waiter and all the other restaurant workers wore masks and on Wednesdays it's half off wine bottles so we had 6 bottles! The food was delicious and we had plenty of food from appetizers, main course and dessert!! Happy to be with our friends for the first time in over a year and will be happy to return in the future!
Had dinner with cousins we had not seen for years. Very enjoyable meal even with COVID restrictions in place.
Excellent food and value. Courteous staff and prompt service.
Wonderful Dinner and the service was super friendly! We will definitely be back!
Love coming here friendly staff really good food, great wine selection.
The create your own dish was excellent. I had the cheese ravioli, scallops, steamed spinach with garlic in the white wine sauce. The sauce was a little watery and would have been better if it was much thicker. The cheese ravioli, scallops and spinach though were outstanding, as was the garden salad and bread with olive oil and grated cheese. Next time I will ask for a thicker white wine sauce and also try the atmosphere in the evening.
I was spoiled growing up in an area that had excellent Italian food and I have traveled to Italy as well. Unfortunately it is hard to find really good Italian food in Northern Virginia (at least the way I know it). THIS PLACE is where we go! We LOVE the food here, and the service is great as well. We always see the same servers, so they must be doing something right for their staff. They make their limoncello in house, believe it or not. The bacon wrapped shrimp in lobster cream sauce and the lamb lollipops were amazing. I think what I like best is you can make a reservation and be seated within 5 minutes (if not immediately) of that time. They have kept their patio open year round since Covid started (with heaters), so we have felt very safe here and are able to make a patio reservation (most other places don't guarantee patio seating, but they will). Just go, it's a little gem!
The food is always great there. They were a little understaffed so we had a little wait on the food. All good, they are still rebounding from the COVID scam.
Restaurant has a lot going for it, but it needs some noise dampening.
Excellent find. We have been looking for a great Italian restaurant and we found it in Dolce Vita. This will be on our regular rotation.
This place is fantastic. Food is amazing! It is quite small so you should get a reservation. We have been here twice and both times it was amazing.
You can order delivery directly from Dolce Vita using the Order Online button. Dolce Vita also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 385-1530 ext. 0.
Dolce Vita is rated 4.7 stars by 771 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.