Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano

4.7
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1247 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Since opening in 1991, Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano has been established as a fine tradition in historic Herndon. The 100 year old building adds character and ambiance to Zeffirelli’s dining experience. Our formal service, candlelit tables, exquisite Tuscan cuisine, and fine wines set an incomparable atmosphere for our patrons.
KNOWN FOR ITS BEST VEAL CHOP IN THE REGION

Please see our Valentine's Menu at
www.zeffirelliva.com

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AaronB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner with great service. Pablo knew they menu and was able to recommend wines that would pair. Great experience, we will return!

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JasonK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always top notch service !!

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vipLisaP
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here, and we will definitely be back. Food was excellent, as was the service! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zeffirelli’s food, service, cleanliness and friendliness was top notch! This was our first time here and a very quick favorite.

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LuisS
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely suggest this place if you want to have Italian and upscale services. Pablo took good care of us as well as his assistant too. Zeffirellis was suggested to me and im doing the same!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Visited the restaurant on Friday, July 10 and it was great! The food was good, wine was better and the service was excellent! Highly recommended!

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MartaL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant, great service, food was delicious. Very accommodating for our little kiddo. On the pricier side but totally worth the splurge from time to time!

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vipGeorgeH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic Italian cuisine with local town friendly service.

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KimP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing as always! Try their famous veal chop.

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Pat2
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome, really missed it; service was superb, attentive, but not intrusive.

We will return

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vipGeorgeH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zeffirelli’s is excellent Italian food in old town Herndon.

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vipFamilyof3
Washington DC
162 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in NoVA! We go here as much as possible and were thrilled to have it back open for inside and outside dining last week. Pablo is the most amazing waiter. The food is outstanding, wine list great and service all around so good! Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful staff, and amazing food choices. It’s authentic Italian and I couldn’t be happier. Prices are a s little steep but overall a great experience! 10/10 would recommend!

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URwhatUeat
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal..... as always.
The Italian Wedding soup is delicious!
The homemade pasta is amazing.
I would come here at least once a week, if I could.
This restaurant knows what hospitality and great food means.

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vipWilliamC
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were outstanding as usual! We always love coming to Zeffirelli's!

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BillM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice facility, nearly great food, great service, great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

5 stars for Zeffirelli! Outstanding service. Very prompt, attentive and knowledgeable. The food was absolutely delicious! Even the starter bread was great. Will definitely come back again soon!

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vipShelby04
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience! The food and service is first class.

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vipJean
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Disappointed in the dish I ordered: Shrimp, scallops, calamari over pasta in white wine sauce. Received 1 shrimp and 1 scallop. It was mostly pasta and handful of calamari. I said something to our waiter. He said that was what they normally serve for lunch. Nothing done. My clients meal was fine, but I left w bad impression.

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NancyJ
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went to Zeffirelli's Saturday night for my husband's birthday and I can't say enough about the experience!! Absolutely the best meal we've had in years. We each had the Lobster and seafood combo pasta with the Diablo sauce which was superbly prepared. We went with the waiter's recommendation for our wine and it was the perfect pairing. The tiramisu was decadent yet light and the service was amazing. All in all a wonderful evening and a memorable meal. We'll return soon.

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Gary
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. The food was wonderful. I had the lobster tail with assorted sea food special.
And my girlfriend had the veal. Clams casino and buffalo mozzarella for appetizers. If I lived with n VA I would eat there every week-probably twice. Wendy was a new server for us and she was delightful. We learned of the loss of the former host and send his family our sympathy. Jeff got us seated promptly and even stopped by to make sure everything was fine. My favorite place to eat of all time

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vipAFSEcats
Richmond
45 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Dined with family. The fish was excellent and so were the pastas. High caliber food! Great service. The staff was available but never crowded the table.

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SheldonM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and welcome from one of the owners, Jeff. He took time to share good stories and introduce us to some of their favorite dishes. What a treat!

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kjd5966
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zefferelli's is a little pricey but the food is excellent and so is the service. We very much enjoyed the ambiance too. It was a Wednesday night so that might have lent to the quiet dining room, however, the linens; drapes; and furnishings probably help even at busy times.

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vipDjazz5
Portland
28 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Once again, everything was great! I have been here several times in my business travels and I‘ve never had a bad experience. The service is outstanding and so professional. Never have a bad thing to say.

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KeithN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal dining experience! Great wine selection too!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always.

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BrittainW
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It is very expensive for good food. It should be at least -$10 less for everything on their menu

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reservation through open table was easy. Our reservation was ready. The service and food was outstanding

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Luke
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience! Would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for a friendly staff, and amazing authentic Italian food.

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vipFamilyof3
Washington DC
162 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner and it was Valentines Day and extremely busy but the service and food were perfect! Our waiter, Pablo, is the best you will find around! The Italian menu is excellent and they will make any adjustments you ask for. The wine list is also great! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The service was terrible. I had to ask for a wine list and try to catch our waiter every time I needed something. I tried to order an appetizer, and the waiter wouldn't take the order until we had decided on dinner. The food finally came out and the portions were small but served in large bowls, so it was difficult to eat. I had to transfer the food to smaller plates, and ask a waiter several times to take the empty plates off of our table. The entrees came out and they were awful. The lobster ravioli tasted like it came out of a box, and the salmon my boyfriend ordered had no flavor at all and was very dry. Not impressed at all, especially because it's pricey and stuffy in there. Would not recommend.

TK
TeamKale
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Zeffirelli’s is routinely a gem of a restaurant. Great service and outstanding food. It’s a bit cramped when it’s busy, which is a testament to what draws people to pamper themselves for an evening meal out. We love it!

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Marriedanitalian
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Was very disappointed in the overall experience,, which may have been due to Valentines Day, because we were packed in like sardines. My husband and I have decided to make this a lunch place and no longer a dinner date. Food was mediocre but they do have a great wine list.

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ChrisE
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zeffirelli’s was fantastic. Unfortunately they had no record of reservations through opentable

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vipLouiseB
Richmond
11 reviews