Ristorante Bonaroti

4.8
1429 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
A well-kept secret nestled in the heart of Vienna offering elegant dining within a warm and intimate setting. Our classic Italian cuisine has been ranked among the best in the Washington, D.C. area. Bar featuring new appetizer menu.
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JR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Bonarati many times and it was great this time, as always. Sergio is a fine host.

J
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, love this restaurant! Food is always superb as is the service.

RS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I always enjoy the food and service
I highly recommend this restaurant

LL
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

First time dining. Nice experience and I would go back. Very knowledgeable staff.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classy place with the best authentic Italian food. Staff always professional and friendly. Sergio runs a top tier restaurant best all around. We love going there and would recommend it to anyone looking for an amazing dining experience.

MO
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been there three times for lunch. There are not many diners there at lunch so it is very quiet. The food is exceptional and the service is great.

PM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time I'd been here at lunch time -- what a lovely setting for a friend's birthday lunch. The wait staff is always so professional and attentive. Great lunch spot!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, atmosphere, and food. The perfect spot for a nice dinner.

J
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have celebrated special occasions with Sergio and his team for 3 decades and they continue to over deliver. Very Italian, very good and very special. How many restaurants do you know that survive more than 30 years?

C
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent service, outstanding Italian homemade pasta dishes. Osso Bucco was excellent. Bread was delicious real crusty Italian along with house made focaccia. Calamari was fresh and tender. Dessert was good too! This is actually the best Italian restaurant I’ve been to in this area!

AS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Constantly fantastic! Recommend not even looking at menu because daily specials are spectacular

PC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pastas are fantastic!!!

SP
Adelaide
13 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This dinner celebrated my 80th birthday and Ristorante Bonaroti, Vienna, VA came through with another very outstanding celebration for my wife and I. The anti pasta was terrific as was the rack of lamb. A trio of waiters sang happy birthday Scott.

RS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

My little girl 9th birthday, she felt in love by the age of six with the restaurant service and the authentic Italiano cuisine. We appreciate the attention,

TS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely dinner at quiet table in the corner. Service is excellent. After dinner Amarone was a lovely surprise!

s
Washington DC
97 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined here before our Wolf Trap show, as it’s only about 10 min away and this is a jewel hidden in a small shopping center. The best Italian food I’ve had in the DMV area, at least since AVs and Pines of Rome closed. Great pasta fagioli soup and cannelloni. My husband had their special cream of asparagus soup, very fresh, and excellent veal saltimbocca. I wished he had shared more! Imported gelato for dessert was a nice finish. We will be back! Service also excellent.

a
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ristorante Bonaroti was the perfect choice for an intimate (10 people) birthday celebration. The 80 year old birthday boy wanted Italian cuisine. The food was traditional enough to feed his preference, yet innovative enough for the rest of us foodies! The wine list could meet anyone's needs. Given our average ages, having a quiet restaurant was unique. The only issue I had was the specials menu, which was fantastic, was too long to follow with only the waiters description.

Generally, an excellent choice for a special occasion!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have not been to Bonaroti‘s in years. And this trip did not disappoint. Service and food was outstanding as usual.

t
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and service but dining room was a bit loud

CW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was attentive and friendly. Menu offered many options and food was well prepared. It was our anniversary and the waiter offered us a complimentary dessert. A very nice evening.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating friends engagement

D
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have dined here on many occasions and it is excellent every time!

SB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived Sunday for dinner before concert at Wolf Trap. The staff was very accommodating in serving us in a timely manner so that we could make the concert on time. Next visit we will plan to make it a more leisurely dinner. The half price wine menu on Sunday was a nice surprise. We will visit again.

JE
Washington DC
81 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed everything about this visit, from the attentive and friendly service to the elaborate menu to the amazing flavors!

K
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Sergio the owner was not there and it showed.. been a customer since he opened in 1981 i believe..always sergio would bring out parmigiana to nibble on.. i had a party of 11 and was told that service is only for expensive wine! I bought 6 carafes of wine.. had a veal chop to die for
Service was good till entrees were done then waiters got lost for 20 minutes.. i got irritated..almost left
Then got white mousse cake as i have done for almost 40 years.. was different.dry .. sergio or his son would have never allowed my issues.. but overall one of my top two restaurants.. sorry sergio but they need u there! U make things perfect

JA
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went for our 47th wedding anniversary. We were seated at a lovely table and each server was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We each started with a drink and split a salad. My husband had one of the nightly specials and I had something off the main menu. Both were very good and most important for my husband his meal was served hot....doesn't happen all the time at other places. We were presented with a special anniversary desert which was amazing and after that, we were brought liquor glasses of Amerato with small biscotti cookies. It was wonderful. We felt like we were valued diners and this does not always happen so this was a great experience for our anniversary.

J
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian food on this side of the Atlantic. When you go, take your time and enjoy! Sergio and his staff will take exceptional care of you.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Explosions of flavor; the way Italian food should be. Old school ambience and service. Slightly worn, accoustic tile ceiling, waiters who've been there 20 years. No misfires on any of our dishes. Highly recommended!

J
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought my mother here for her 95th birthday because I knew the owner and staff would spoil her. They did. She loved the food, service, and memories of her birthday at this very special place.

s
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Four of us spent over two hours for dinner not because we wanted a diner that was quite that leisurely but because the service we received was very slow. While the menu had an appealing variety of meals, it even took a long time to be given menus. It seemed that many of the other tables had customers who were repeat customers who were known to the staff and that they received quicker service. The food was good but not great. It would have been nice if the menu had indicated that the main meals came with a vegetable and potato (or if the server had told us this) so that we wouldn't have ordered side dishes of vegetables which were not really needed.

PB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best-kept secrets in Northern Virginia. Fantastic Italian cuisine with attentive, welcoming staff and quiet elegance. Local and national celebrities know and love it-don't miss out on a top-flight restaurant experience.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great people great food

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I tried Ristorante Bonaroti for the first time this evening and we were both very impressed! We were taken to our table by the owner and continued to receive excellent dinner service. The food similarly did not disappoint and we enjoyed every last bite. At the conclusion of our dinner we were bid farewell by the owner and thanked for dining at his restaurant. We could tell that the owner prides himself in his restaurant and the whole experience made it an easy choice to return in the near future.

D
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been loyal customers here for nealy 30 years.
In our view, one of the very finest restaurants in all of the DC area.
We love genuine Italian cuisine and this restaurant is , by far the very best in this catagory.
In fact, it continues to somehow to always improve.
The owner , Sergio , is always there to make sure, everything is always perfect.
No place better!

SV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic and classy Italian restaurant! The service, the food, the entire experience was all one could hope for.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Private bidinesd

CB
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!! We recently moved out of the area and were in VA visiting. Bonarati was our first choice of restaurants.

S
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was really good, and the menu is pretty extensive as is the wine list. Service was first rate.

J
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a classic. Fantastic Italian food in an Old World setting. Attention to detail is paramount. The wait staff members are pros, insuring a perfect experience. One of the best places to celebrate a special occasion!

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