Restaurants: Italian

Mamma mia! Handmade pizzas, pastas, breads and more are abundant in Fairfax County. Be transported to the energetic streets of Italy with the taste and aroma of authentic Italian cuisine. 

Seeking recommendations? Check out these top-rated Authentic Italian restaurants:

VILLAGIO in Clifton combines the elegance of an Italian trattoria with the fun of a bustling Italian train station. Modeled to look like an Italian train station, the restaurant, meaning “village” in Italian, is located on historic Main Street, in the old Buckley Brothers' store (built circa 1900), just steps away from the active Norfolk-Southern rail line. The lively music and cool vibe bring everyone a smile from their first bite of salumi or brick oven pizza to the last spoonful of fresh-homemade pasta.

Whether nibbling on small plates at the bar or patio, sipping an espresso, or having a meal in the open dining room, Alta Strada will always be approachable and accessible to anyone and everyone. Michael Schlow brings Italian to Northern Virginia with a true smile and the genuine desire to take care of you while you’re “in our house”, Alta Strada will focus on the foods of Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Piedmont, and the Amalfi coast, while attempting to fill the much needed gap in Italian restaurants in America.

North Italia in Reston and Tysons uses only the best ingredients to create and serve consistently crave-worthy food, like their chef’s choice daily pizza and fresh pasta made from scratch daily. From the warmth that draws you in, to the vibrant energy letting you know you’re in for something special, the North experience invites you to indulge in not just what you taste, but what you feel.

If you’re looking for Italian restaurants with outdoor seating, any of these hot spots would be perfect for you!

Browse our listings below to find a full list of local eateries for Italian cuisine in Fairfax County.

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