The food and service were
The food and service were excellent. We had chosen different seafood entrees and each was delicious. We had not tried it in many years and were pleased that its quiet atmosphere allowed for conversations to be heard.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you are looking for a romantic night with your someone special, this is the place. If you are looking for a quick bite or you're in a hurry...this isn't the spot for you. It's a fine dining experience, allowing you to savor each bite of every course. Authentic Italian food at its best and the staff is friendly. We will be back!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go to spot for quiet special events
We had a Monday family birthday celebration after a difficult weekend. The food was, as always, very good -- a challenge in a family of vegetarian, pescaterian and omnivores. Selections of by the glass was small but appropriate. They brought out the requisite cake with candle with enthusiasm and tact.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great northern Italian cuisine
Elegant dining room and excellent dishes. The tuna carpaccio was very thinly sliced as it should be. The veal in lemon sauce was lean, thin and cooked to perfection. I could find fault only with the lamb ravioli, which were a tad overcooked, and with the accompanying tomato sauce, which was delicious but too much of it.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The entire experience was
The entire experience was special and one to remember.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never less than Wonderful.
We have been dining at Bonaroti forever! You walk through the door, you are greeted by name and made to feel that your return is very important to the host and hostess!
The food is consistently EXCELLENT as is the service.
The menu is amazing. It has anything that you can possibly want.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My boyfriend and I came in for our 2 year anniversary dinner and everything went perfectly. As soon as we sat down, bread and an assortment of dipping sauces came out for us to munch on while we looked over the menu. We ordered the shrimp sauteed in a lemon/butter sauce and it was delicious. The server had asked if we were splitting the appetizer but we didn't expect them to have 2 separate plates of food for us when it came out. I definitely had never seen this done anywhere else. By the time our entrees came out, we were also impressed with the food and the quality. I had gotten the scallops sauteed in a garlic and lemon sauce while my boyfriend ordered the swordfish. Overall, we had a great time here and would definitely come back.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for the first time, to celebrate both of our birthdays, the service, food, atmosphere was first class, If if could eat here every night I would be there. The menu has something for everyone, plus they have many many specials. Sergio checked on us multiple times to make sure everything was Ok. We spent three hours enjoying our evening. Great food, wine, deserts etc.
Do not hesitate call for reservations!!
7/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Great Restaurant In Vienna
We have been going to Bonaroti for 20 years. So, there is not much more to say. We enjoy the menu and all of the specials that change regularly. The wine list and service are great. Sergio is a fixture in the community and we enjoy dining at Bonaroti.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an anniversary celebration.
We had an anniversary celebration. It was a perfect dinner and evening.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service, taste &
Excellent service, taste & presentation.
Will my go-to place for great Italian meals.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Itailian Dining
My wife and I have eaten dinner here on a number of occasions and all were outstanding experiences. Bonaroti's menu provides a great selection of food, all excellent. Wine and bar are equally great. Service is consistently outstanding. We believe Bonaroti to be one of the best Italian restaurants in the DC area and we highly recommend it. We look forward to our next dinner there.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been here about a dozen times
Been here about a dozen times and never have I left hungry or unsatisfied
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bonaroti is a throw back -- a place to get a wonderful meal in a relaxed atmosphere. There is something on the menu to please any special taste -- from veal to seafood to pasta -- you may have for the evening. The wine list provides good options and a range of price-points. To top it all off, owner Sergio and his staff make you feel like they genuinely want to take great care of you.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once Again... An Absolute Winner
Restaurante Bonaroti is a classic Italian dining experience in the tradition of the best Italian restaurants you would find in NYC. Excellent attention to detail, sumptuous food, outstanding service. I have been here for dinner on several occasions over the past few years and have always been completely satisfied with every aspect of the evening. Keep up the great work!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Taste of Italy
Enjoyed a nice reunion with a retired colleague over lunch. We didn't open the menu and selected from the many special offerings of the day featuring ravioli with a wide selection of fillings and six different kinds of fish. A back room is also available for larger gatherings (20 or so people) with a dedicated bar. Food was excellent and ambiance nice for a quiet conversation.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a gem of a restaurant! I started with the lobster stuffed ravioli, the sauce and pasta was amazingly good! Then I went with the avocado & tomato salad with balsamic vinagrette, which was also quite good. I then had the monk fish with fusilli pasta and capers, also a delight to my palatte. I shared a piece of carrot cake with my dinner companion, this was a little dry. Can't wait to return, so may interesting dishes on the menu that I want to try!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took our friends here for
We took our friends here for their 10th wedding anniversary and we all had a wonderful time. It was the perfect mix of formal and informal - the atmosphere was friendly and personable, with none of the stiffness of a high-end restaurant chain.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fried Zucchini flowers and Burrata w/tomatoes appetizers were great. The main courses were good. The 'Elephant Ear' is a veal chop pounded thin, breaded and deep fried. The wine pairings were OK but not special . The wait staff was attentive. It was easy to have a conversation even though the dining room is packed fairly close. This was a good solid dining experience but not 5 star.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
food/service good, wine overpriced
Excellent food and attentive service, but $32 for a carafe of house wine is a bit much.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our first time here, and it
Our first time here, and it won't be our last. Food was great, house wine was really great. But, our server was so wonderful! There was a huge specials list which he knew in detail. He recommended the wine, which was fab. A quaint neighborhood place, busy and cheerful with many happy patrons. We'll be back!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bonarati is a great restaurant. Starting with a great martini, the veal chop is the best I've ever had. The service is exceptional. The staff is willing to modify dishes to meet diner's preferences.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my second time dining there. The first time was Father's Day and it was crowded and a bit noisy. The food was excellent as was the service. The second time was even better. The service was super and the food couldn't have been better. I also like it that they have a number of specials.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant never ceases to amaze. The food is divine. The wine wonderful, and the ambiance is that of a first rate restaurant -- that one place where you go for special occasions that never disappoints. Tonight's picks (forgive any misspellings) were the Tuna carpaccio, the avocado salad, followed by the entrees of Monkfish with mushroom pasta and Flounder with polenta and green beans. Very tasty and quite filling. The rooms were filled with celebrations: birthdays, anniversaries, and other family occasions and romantic encounters (like ours). Sergio and his team at Bonaroti never disappoint us. This gem of a restaurant is simply wonderful!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful service, excellent menu with a variety of daily specials. Good wine list. Very attentive service with a personal touch. We dine here often, and especially for those memorable occasions, like birthdays and anniversaries. It is a favorite of several of our out of town friends.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hidden in Vienna
It was my wife's birthday and there were many champagne choices at fairly reasonable prices, which was nice. The staff was attentive and knowledgeable. We split an order of Calamari Fritti , which were lighlty breaded and quite tender. We both had veal dishes (Vitello Al Limone and Bocconcini Di Vitello “Bonaroti”), which were excellent. My wife's avocado salad was expertly prepared as well. All in all, a nice upscale dining experience in Vienna. We hope to return to try other selections from their extensive menu but from our experience, I would expect anything they prepared to reach the same high level.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service is perfect. They are professional and good at making recommendations on wine and food. Extensive wine list and several specials. The food was absolutely delicious. I cannot wait to return.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Wonderful Meal!
The sliced Tuna appetizer was magnificent as was the Seafood linquini. This restaurant never lets me down; it's just one of the best!
9/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is by far the best restaurant
This is by far the best restaurant I have visited since I relocated to the metro Washington D.C. area. The owner is the ultimate host!!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
What is not to like?
Great menu...there is never a time where you can not find something that you want because the menu is so varied.
Great service...the waitstaff is friendly and the owner is right there watching to be sure that you are treated well.
He comes and checks and then asks is all is okay...more than once!
Huge parking lot adjacent so no walking for miles to get to the front door.
Tables are spaced far enough apart where you are not listening to your neighbors.
We go often and are never disappointed.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been experiencing
We have been experiencing Bonaroti's for over 30 years and have never had a bad experience. Lunch or dinner is always a special occasion there.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italian Gem in Vienna
Happened on this place and have to say it was fantastic. The Service was amazing and the food was equally as good. Authentic servers with great Italian accents. I look forward to returning
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our favorite Italian restaurant! Noise level generally is fine but this visit we were in a side room with a very large party. Always great service!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, we had a wonderful evening at Bonaroti's. The food is excellent. The menu gives us so many options, and it is always amazing to then hear so many extra specials. We always feel special dining here.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good time at Bonaroti
Enjoyed a Saturday night dinner at Bonaroti. We needed a table for four but one of our party was delayed by about 45 minutes. They accommodated us without issue and we were able to have drinks and salads while waiting. Once our 4th arrived they took care of him immediately to get him caught up with us. Wine list is extensive and reasonably priced. Everyone enjoyed their entrees with the pasta dishes getting rave reviews.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and same great service
Attentive from entering until leaving the restaurant...food came hot and ready to enjoy.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent menu and specials
Excellent menu and specials (12 different fish entrees) . Outstanding food and service. Try the Veal!! Really.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bonaroti is an excellent restaurant
A delightful restaurant. Excellent staff and wonderful food. Our guests were very impressed with the quality of food and we will all return soon
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, Bonaroti is outstanding; enjoyed a delicious special dinner and a lovely evening. The specials are always numerous and I often get them as they include several fish dishes, wonderfully prepared and deftly served. I always recommend Bonaroti's to everyone for a very special meal.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everytime I'm in the greater DC area I make a point of going to Bonaroti's. Food, service, ambience are all great. Old world style dining and service the way it used to be.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
great menu, great service
Bonorati has an extensive menu, highlighted by a long list of specials. Every time I go there I am amazed at how many daily specials they offer, and more amazed that they do every one of them deliciously! I don't know how they keep that many options fresh every day, but they do. I have eaten at Bonorati many times, usually with a group of more than 4 people, and everyone has always loved the food. And the service is so friendly and attentive, it's like eating at someone's home.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dinner -- Once Again
We keep coming back for the great food and wonderful service. Sergio & Noel are wonderful hosts, and Eder provided excellent service.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had dinner with friends , all were first timers and really enjoyed the food, service and ambience. We have never been disappointed.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
The service and food were
The service and food were both very good. The decor is very tranditional but elegant. A little on the expensive side, but for once in a while, it is good.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our Faves
Always a "go to" for local dining on special occasions. Food is consistent and prepared to order. Innovative dishes. Sergio always makes you feel welcomed even if you have not visited for awhile
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful home made italian Cuisine
I went there for dinner with my family on my birthday and it wqas a great place to celebrate. The ambiance, food selections, and wine were amazing. I have never been in a restaurant with so many nightly specials along with the regular menui selection. The seafood and pasts dishes were so good. The restaurant has been there since 1982 and now I know why - because it is truly a neighborhood gem!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unless you are looking for it, you will likely drive by without noticing this long-standing neighborhood gem, camouflaged by the shops that surround it. That would be your loss. Once inside, the setting is quaint, the Italian fare a bit eclectic (but well presented and delicious), the service staff know the menu and daily specials quite well, and you certainly do not feel rushed. We were pleasantly surprised and will definitely return.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
delicious anniversary dinner
Had the osso bucco, girlfriend had pasta, both of us were immensely satisfied. Will definitely be returning
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love this restaurant. Beautiful
I love this restaurant. Beautiful decor, good food, and great service. The bread with olive and tomato spreads brought prior to ordering were delicious!l Lots of specials, and the cappuccino and tiramisu were wonderful as well.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best kept secret in nva
Home of the redskins, Gibbs used to bring his prospective players, seen many players dining here. Lot of dishes named after them, like the spaghetti Cooley I had again, outstanding, bread, wine fantastic , menu is huge, with daily specials read aloud . Been going here since it opened around 1982, that should speak for itself, especially since I'm in leesburg. Sergio the owner, is always on hand, usually yelling at servers as he insists on perfection. If he meets you once, he remembers you forever, it's amazing. The food is always good . Wife had rib eye in a cream and rose sauce that was to die for. The flavors the chefs deliver is amazing. Prices are fair, think my dish was $21 , wife's steak was $35 , but worth it.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM