Ristorante Bonaroti

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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister and I celebrated her birthday and had a wonderful time. The service is attentive and professional, the food is wonderful - and even though the dining room filled up, we could still hear each other without shouting. This is wonderful, old world Italian food with a kitchen that's as flexible as you want it to be. If you see a pasta entrée on the menu but want it for an appetizer or to split - no problem! I have visited this wonderful restaurant 4 or 5 times and am impressed by how consistently good it is. I can't wait to return.

EF
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Will not return. Food was ok but owner got very defensive when we complained about the food.

AD
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent.

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

Perfecto. I was satisfied

S
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, so many specials, you don’t need the menu. Excellent service. We all loved the experience. Thank you.

LL
Washington DC
258 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional in every way: food, service, ambiance. The dover sole was exquisite. We had special dietary needs and the staff was very accommodating. No wonder Ristorante Bonaroti is so popular!

m
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Bonaroti for years and have never been disappointed. It's one of the few restaurants these days where you don't have to raise your voice to have a conversation with your tablemate(s). Sergio is the ultimate host. And most importantly, the food is delicious.

OT
Washington DC
176 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the list of specials for the evening were too enticing - red snapper in parchment with tomato and olive sauce, monkfish...always numerous specials to try. This is our anniversary restaurant every year - we DO come other times but always on or as close to our anniversary as possible. Service is always circumspect and polite, the owner, Sergio, is always there to check on things. Food was delicious as always - I am amazed more people haven't discovered this wonderful place!

DS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to this restaurant many times. Each time we have had an amazing experience. I live in Potomac MD and we have to come to Vienna for authentic first class Italian food.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place- always great food and service

DK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been wanting to try this restaurant for years. It did not disappoint.

MH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the food. Wish they had a deeper wine list.

We settled on two Italian wines. We ended up liking them. But there was very little in the way of someone who could really talk to us about the wine.

P
Washington DC
180 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good. Great servers and expansive offerings. This is our go to neighborhood Italian restaurant. Love it.

LL
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bonaroti's is consistently exceptional. Sergio greets me with a welcoming invitation to enjoy a delicious meal and my guests are welcomed like family. Service is never intrusive yet always timely and efficient. Thank you Bonaroti for a delightful dining experience.
Loretta Penn

r
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was very good. Service was spotty. Dishes were not cleared promptly, the waiter forgot to bring coffee and had to be tracked down to get the check.

ET
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was a bit late due to traffic and they were very understanding. Waitstaff is very professional and attentive. Food quality and quantity is excellent. I always enjoy dining here.

MO
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the third time I have eater at Ristorante Bonaroti and the first time I've been there for dinner. My meal and that of my companion were very good. The service is attentive but not intrusive. It is a lovely restaurant and precisely run.

LS
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great authentic Italian cuisine in the heart of Vienna. I have gone there 4-5 times over the yeas and happy to say it has always been delicious. You won't be disappointed.

CC
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience. The food was amazing and the service excellent. Highly recommended in every way. You need to eat there!

A
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Anniversary Sergio was a terrific Host !!

JI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally reliable place to have a great meal with great attention and service.

OT
Washington DC
154 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Squash blossoms were ok....I prefer the way they've been served in the past - filled w cheese. Tuna special, monkfish special and ricotta ravioli specials were all excellent. Would be nice to have pitted olives in the dish, though, versus pits. Tiramisu and cappuccino mousse cake were delicious. We ordered coffee but it never came. It wasn't on the bill, so I think the waiter forgot. Overall, very good and we'll be back!

DS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Take clients there often and they rave about the food. Has been in the same place forever but many don’t know about it. One of the best Italian restaurants in the area. Good wine selections too.

CT
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent but chicken parm and veal parm were both tough. Table next to us was so loud couldn't hear each other.

PB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, delicious food, outstanding dining experience!!

r
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

we had a wonderful lunch. Nicely served and we were able to carry on a conversation without shouting,

C
Wilmington
13 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want a true Italian experience in the US this is your place!
Wonderful!

m
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An exceptional meal with excellent service!

R
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ristorante Bonaroti never disappoints. I go on a fairly regular basis and have never had a bad meal. The service is excellent and the food is delicious. They have a great wine list as well. I would highly recommend Ristorante Bonaroti for your next evening out.

BB
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is excellent. There are a large variety of menu choices. The food is delicious- always. We’ve been eating there for 30 years. Superb dining experience!!

JR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
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
57 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

RS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

LL
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

MD
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent birthday celebration at Bonaroti. The food, service, and attention to detail are fantastic. Sergio also provides best veal chop on earth!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
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
12 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?

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