Ristorante Bonaroti

4.8
1411 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • 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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Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and service but dining room was a bit loud

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CW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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

Celebrating friends engagement

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D
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SB
Washington DC
2 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.

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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!

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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

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JA
New York Area
5 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.

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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.

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

It was great!!

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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!

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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.

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s
Washington DC
15 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.

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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.

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

Great people great food

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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.

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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!

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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.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Private bidinesd

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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.

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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.

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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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Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Why have we not been here before?? This place is a gem- we will be back! Service, food and ambiance surpassed all expectations.

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PH
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

After all this time Sergio is still the best. We had the Calamari Grigliati broiled with great bean and tomato sauce. I had the blackened Halibut with spinached potatoes. My spouse had the soft shelled crab in cream sauce. Both were outstanding in presentation, taste and portion.

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AD
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We regularly dine at Bonaroti to celebrate special occasions. The service is always top notch, the food is excellent, and the cost is very reasonable. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone, if we didn't want to keep it our little secret.

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RL
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time; the food and service were outstanding!

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AP
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and service, along with an unexpected complimentary dessert (delicious!) to celebrate our anniversary. Highly recommend!

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OR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!!

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SM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bonaroti is my favorite place to dine. It's so nice to go somewhere you know the food and service are going to be excellent, and it's quiet enough to have a conversation with friends.

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OO
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Mother's Day and it was just as wonderful as always. Service is excellent and so is the food. The most tender calamari appetizer. They also are very accepting of young children, and will accommodate them with half portions.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

6:30 reservation. Seated promptly. Crowded seating. Attentive service. Food is well done but not more than good. Wine is overpriced IMHO. Dessert was good in portion size and quality. The meal was around $130 with gratuity. I think that the meal wasn’t worth that but it was good.

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DB
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food and ambience all outstanding for our Mom's Day dinner, with 3 moms present. Sergio, as always, was gracious and attentive. We'll be back!

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DE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will go back again. Delicious and the service was outstanding.

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A
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Dinner was delicious and the service outstanding. For years among our first choice go-to restaurants for great food and special occasions. Thoroughly enjoyed the lemon cheesecake dessert.

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Pasta was over cooked!

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EA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food accompanied by an exceptional host! Serge always makes us feel special!

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MO
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went here for lunch. It is a hidden treasure. Lovely decor, perfect service, and great food. I will go back.

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l
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to celebrate a birthday! Thank you for making it special.

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