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The 13 Best Italian Restaurants Near Fairfax

Updated: August 22, 2022

In need of a Neapolitan pizza or a bowl of gnocchi? Then these Italian spots in Fairfax are for you. After analyzing millions of reviews from the best sites we present the ultimate Italian venues in Fairfax. The Italian spots below are our go-to’s for the best burrata and creamiest gelato in Fairfax!

Find the perfect Italian restaurant

Havabite Eatery

Greek, $$, FairfaxGreek, $$Fairfax
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Bellissimo Restaurant

Italian, $$$, FairfaxItalian, $$$Fairfax
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar

Italian, $$, FairfaxItalian, $$Fairfax
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Ozzie's Good Eats

American, $$, FairfaxAmerican, $$Fairfax
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Pan Am Family Restaurant and Pizza

Mediterranean, $$, FairfaxMediterranean, $$Fairfax
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Cantina D'Italia

Italian, $$, FairfaxItalian, $$Fairfax
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Ruffino's Spaghetti House

Italian, $$, FairfaxItalian, $$Fairfax
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 3.5

Alta Strada

Italian, $$, FairfaxItalian, $$Fairfax
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Cafe Renaissance

French, $$, ViennaFrench, $$Vienna
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Ristorante Bonaroti

Italian, $$$, ViennaItalian, $$$Vienna
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Pazzo Pomodoro

Italian, $$, ViennaItalian, $$Vienna
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Greenhouse Bistro

Italian, $$, ViennaItalian, $$Vienna
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.0

The Palm - Tysons

Italian, $$$$, TysonsItalian, $$$$Tysons
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

How did we curate these results?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Italian restaurants in Fairfax. We pored over ratings for 16302 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Fairfax and 518 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what City Seeker had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. These spots have been featured in City Seeker - Best Italian Restaurants in Washington DC. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Common questions

Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, Cantina D'Italia, and Bellissimo Restaurant are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for a date night in Fairfax.

There are 21 Italian restaurants in Fairfax.

Ozzie's Good Eats and Bellissimo Restaurant are the highest-rated upscale restaurants for Italian cuisine in Fairfax.

Havabite Eatery, Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, and Ozzie's Good Eats are vegetarian-friendly Italian restaurants in Fairfax.

Havabite Eatery, Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, and Ozzie's Good Eats are the highest-rated Italian restaurants that are good for groups in Fairfax.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for your tomato and arugula salad

    When having tomato and arugula salad, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

  • Pinot Grigio with your tagliatelle pasta

    Food with creamy flavors, like tagliatelle pasta, should be paired with a white wine like Pinot Grigio if you want the most to be brought out of the flavors of the dish.

Fun facts

  • A killer pairing

    If you’re gonna be eating pasta, then we’d advise washing it down with a nice sparkling water.

  • 34 cannolis of cannoli, please!

    On September 12 of 2014, Marc Owens set a new world record after eating 34 cannolis of cannoli.

  • A taste for luxury

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $100 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, lasagna?

Parking in the area

Fairfaxis notorious for tricky parking. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Italian spot.

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