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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Calamari sauteed in olive oil & fresh garlic in a light herb marinara garnished w garlic toast
with a fresh raspberry sauce
Loved it .. it was excellent. I would recommend it to everyone ..
Great food. A little noisy sitting outside. Would go back.
Nice Italian restaurant for a pleasant meal in Fairfax City. Friendly and attentive service, nice decor, a decent menu selection, good portions, and reasonable prices.
Bellissimo was a fantastic experience. The staff was incredibly warm and welcoming. They were very helpful in explaining the menu and in providing recommendations. They had a great and very manageable wine selection. The food was excellent. I strongly recommend doing the gastronomic menu. The chef did a great job providing a variety of tastes and we tried things we definitely wouldn't have ordered (and we loved it). The sidewalk seating is very authentically European. My wife and I cannot wait to go back and we are looking forward to taking our friends and family to our new favorite Italian place!
Food was excellent and of great value. We will go back!
Every dish that we tried was GOOD but it wasn't interesting or exciting. To be entirely fair I went during Restaurant Week so by definition they picked a smaller, universally appealing subset of their menu to mass produce and I knew that was what I was choosing, but that's what it tasted and felt like.
Our server was excellent and gave the experience a more elegant feel. He gave me a good wine recommendation and didn't just try to upsell me which I appreciated. He was very attentive and the courses all came out with a well-time rhythm (I'm a slow eater so this is worth mentioning to me!) so you could see that he was attentive and experienced.
Had not been here for several years. Went back with friends for restaurant week. 3 course menu had nice variety and all of our meals were very good. Appropriate social distancing in place and did not interfere with service or quality. All were in agreement to return again.
Restaurant week - what a bargain! Good service. The recommended house Montepulcianno ($35/bottle), was very nice. The persons ordering lamb shanks liked them a lot! My pasta with salmon and peas was bland and needed salt and seasoning. But I'm the one who ordered a nondescript dish. The olive oil served with bread and Parmesan was pale yellow with little flavor - I like spicy ones. We had a wonderful table in private alcove for four people although we had reserved a table online to sit outside. But there were only a couple of unattractive tables for 2 on the sidewalk added for covid. Plan to go elsewhere for nice dinner outside in a garden or patio.
Good outside table on Main St.
Great menu for restaurant week. The star ingredient of the dishes shined without being overly seasoned or masked by other flavors. Ambiance could use a refresh, but otherwise great food and service. Would recommend!
Outdoor dining was a great option.
We came out for restaurant week and Bellissimo didn’t disappoint. I had the arugula and beet salad that was excellent and my wife had sausage and beans that were equally as good. We both ordered the veal porcini and thought it was really good. They serve the veal thin cut into medallions and topped with lots of mushrooms, onions and Demi glaze. I finished with the meal with cheesecake for dessert. A very good meal, I would recommend going here for lunch or dinner.
Not a great place to sit outside. Lots of noise from the street and any foot traffic on a narrow sidewalk. Food was pretty good though.
My significant other and I dined for the second time at Bellissimo recently. The décor does not wow because the carpet is old and tattered, the placement of dark hardwood floors would be amazing and make the restaurant look refined along with a few other things. Otherwise, there were a few stumbles but this experience was definitely better than the first visit.
My significant other ordered the following for his three course meal: Fried Calamari, Lamb Shank with noodles and vegetables, and cheesecake. I ordered the following for my three course meal: Caesar salad, crab ravioli with lobster sauce topped with two pieces of shrimp, and tiramisu.
We received bread for the table that was slightly warm and served with an olive oil cheese dip. It was okay but would have been better served fresh and hot with soft butter.
My significant other and I shared appetizers, both were good. I am not crazy about lamb, but I tasted his entrée and it was okay. The noodles with the sauce were really tasty. My S.O. loved the lamb and ate every bite of it. His cheesecake was good.
My crabmeat ravioli was fine but the lobster sauce was absolutely fabulous. I would not order the crabmeat ravioli again but if lobster ravioli was offered with the same sauce, I would order it. My dessert of tiramisu was flat and missing something, maybe it needed more coco or sweetener. I ate it but wouldn’t order it again.
Our server was personable, attentive and willingly conferred with the kitchen about mine questions on the menu. It was greatly appreciated.
pleasant meal, sat outside which is on the street--very noisy
Except dessert, the overall lunch menu for restaurant week was good. 3-course for $22 is worth not much complaint.
We came here for restaurant week. First it was great just to find a place that wasn’t part of a chain. All tables were outside—ours was on the sidewalk out front and they had more around the corner carved out from the street. We were greeted by a very efficient runner who not only gave us our setups but offered us each a squirt of hand sanitizer—very nice touch. Every morsel of food was out of this world, from the freshly baked bread served with olive oil and Parmesan. Our apps were a ‘tower’ of tomato and mozzarella with basil. My wife has a pet peeve of being served cold tomatoes and these were perfectly room temperature. I had grilled squid on polenta with the most savory sauce—so much better than the usual fried calamari. My wife had delicious crab-stuffed ravioli in a lobster sauce that, to her delight, were served with a few shrimp as well. Delicious. I had the linguini with scallops and shrimp—perfect sauce, perfect portion—beautiful and so tasty. Even the house bottle of Montepulciano was great for $35. A cannoli for my wife and strawberries sabayon for me—perfected to a great meal. We’ll be back!
Took advantage of good weather for outside table on Main St.
Wonderful and perfect for date night, lamb chops were amazing! We will be back!
I had the special - crab ravioli in lobster sauce... amazing!!!
Had a wonderful time, I hope they can make it through COVID. We went and sat in the outside tables for our Anniversary. Great service, everyone was very good at their COVID protections, and the food was delicious!
This place was fantastic and the food was amazing, can't wait to go back!
Overall, great experience. My wife and I routinely come here to celebrate specific anniversaries because the service, food, and ambience are outstanding.
Noise level is only based on outdoor seating and traffic - not a complaint at all (thanks for having it available!!) Food was delicious and service was excellent :)
Went for date night. Staff was very attentive and quick. Food was delicious. Social distancing was done well and temperature checks were done before being seated. We’ll definitely come back. This was our first visit here.
Very pleasant. Food and service was excellent and all safety protocols were followed
Great veal, great service, great wine. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good Italian spot in the area.
One of our favorite restaurants. Food is always amazing and the service is outstanding!
We were the only diners for most of the experience, and the service was friendly and fine, except that we were seated next to a noisy portable dehumidifier - a strange choice for an empty restaurant. But the real issue was that we found the food sub-par - tough, rubbery chicken with too little of the promised sausage that would have made the dish interesting; a mozzarella/tomato tower that was too cold, lacking in (wilted) basil, and not even made with fresh mozzarella; a small serving of lackluster Costco-like bread, and no cracked pepper for the table. Even the cannoli - my favorite! - was lacking the signature mini chocolate chips that would have made it tasty. The wine list was just OK, yet priced as though it were special. We paid a lot to break our COVID eat-in streak at Bellissimo, then looked at each other saying, "We could have done better at home!"
So excited to support our local restaurant with the reopening of dining rooms after Covid-19 shut downs. Not only was the food, wine and service at its normal impeccable level, the attention to protections for Covid-19 were also thoughtful and mindful, yet not intrusive on the dining experience. Reliable, reasonable, accessible elegance.
Food was great!
This is a neighborhood favorite for us. We love eating here. The food is always excellent, nice wine selection and nice ambience. The pasta is not to be missed. Definitely a great night out for a special occasion or just a Tuesday. We have never been disappointed.
We went to Bellissimo for a birthday event and everybody from the party was talking about how great the service and the food were. The staff was friendly, handled our party's needs without any issues, and even gave the birthday guest a special surprise that will be remembered. My only complaint is that I wish there was more on my plate because finishing my meal felt like finishing a really good tv show... You only want more.
We will be coming back in the future because now we must try the other items on the menu!
Food was excellent for the price but wait staff were rude and inattentive.
Had the lamb shank and all of the pieces were fatty with little meat on them for around $40. They didnt have the wine they recommended. The food was subpar for how expensive it was.
We had a table in a corner next to the window, set apart from the rest of the restaurant. It was perfect to catch up with friends and enjoy a leisurely meal. The service and good were excellent.
We are thrilled that you had such a good time with us! Hope to see you soon.
Wonderful food, great service, excellent menu selection and perfect background music. It's like being transported to Italy without having to pack a suitcase.
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Our meal was decent but nothing spectacular. We were a group of 6 on a Sunday evening and the restaurant was not even half full. Chicken Marsala was the best of the meals I tried. My husband’s lobster bisque had shrimp in it instead of lobster. One of our friends didn’t get the right dinner but settled for what they brought to not have to wait. Cheesecake may have been the tiniest slice of cheesecake I’ve seen.
For the food and service, I would go back to Dolce Vita over Bellisimo in the future.
Seafood dish was outstanding
Food for 2/3 dinners was good, not great. Fish was suberb; good apps & ambiance. Price was high, but not off-the-charts.
Bellissimo Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Bellissimo Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 293-2367.
Bellissimo Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1199 OpenTable diners.
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