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Dolce Vita Cucina Italiana & Cicchetti Wine Bar

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10824 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030-4325
+1 703-385-1530
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Italian. Very comfortable place, not too loud, and friendly efficient servers. This is a regular for us, we go at least once a month.

Thank slugger34
Manassas, Virginia
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243 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped in on a Thursday night. Not real busy and the service was prompt. We had heard good things about this place and boy were they right. Good wine choices by the glass. We shared a nice ceaser salad. Pizza was on our mind as we saw their wood fired oven. Awesome crust, great sauce and... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This had to be one of the blandest Italian meals I've had in years. First off, the Mozzarella Caprese starter was terrible. The mozzarella was old, rubbery and tasteless. The "vine ripe tomatoes" were not. Both our pasta dishes were luke-warm and also tasteless. Maybe the cook passed various Italian spices over the pots where the sauces were cooking; unfortunately,... More 

Thank David C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Off the charts excellent!!! We will be back, family dinner for a birthday, visited by the head chef. His specials were beyond special; great food, great wine, great time , and all at a great price point. Go to Dolce Vita!

Thank mattgoing
Fairfax, Virginia
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

The pasta they make in house is way too thick for their clams dish Theyneed to turn it down a notch - also the pasta is way over cooked. This has not been the same since it was recently taken over. We had NO complaints in the past. If they can adjust the pasta thickness and cook it correctly they... More 

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Dolce V, Public Relations Manager at Dolce Vita Cucina Italiana & Cicchetti Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi Shirley, thank you for taking the time to review us. We are sorry to hear about your poor experience with our pasta. Homemade pasta can be a tricky beast, but I believe we are quickly on our way to perfecting it. I really hope that you do give us another try, and please let one of the managers know... More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Not the best location since it's near the car wash and some semi-industrial operations. But for the most part you can park nearby so it doesn't make much difference. But the menu is good if you like traditional Italian. Try the veal and spinach cannelloni, delicious. Plus some good new takes on traditional shrimp entrees. Fair prices for original treatments... More 

Thank Jack S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

A group of friends have an annual tradition of meeting for lunch around the holidays. We always enjoy good food, right sized portions and attentive service.

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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

The location isn't the best (in kind of a seedy part of town) but the service is impeccable. Our server was attentive, warm and very accommodating to the food allergy of one of our party. If you're looking for a suggestion on what to order, the gnocchi was delicious, and their wines are all stellar.

Thank Kylenova
Reston, Virginia
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this place. Service and the manager was wonderful. I believe he was from Napoles, Italy. Is always packed, would recommend reservations, but if not you can wait at the Ciccheti bar. They also have a great wine selection and specials. The location, might not be the most attractive place, but is definitely... More 

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Lake Mary, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Eight for dinner. Private party at same time. Service not great. Wonderful staff. Food is very good. Portions are good size. Shrimp marinara over linguine is spicy. Salmon good. Rock fish very good. Would go back and recommend to all. Reasonably priced.

Thank Ed G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Seafood, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10824 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030-4325
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 703-385-1530
Serving the best Italian food in Fairfax City for over 20 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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?