Ristorante Bonaroti
Ristorante Bonaroti

Ristorante Bonaroti

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bonarotirestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7032817550
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 9:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm Sunday HALF PRICE WINE BOTTLES
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact directly.
  • Private Party Contact: Management 703-281-7550
  • Special Events: WE ARE NOW OPEN SUNDAY'S STARTING FEB 10, 2013 4:00PM TO 9:00PM. FEATURING HALF PRICE WINE BOTTLES.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Ristorante Bonaroti
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.
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Ristorante Bonaroti reviews from OpenTable diners
85 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (64)romantic (51)neighborhood gem (49)notable wine list (38)fit for foodies (32)good for groups (16)great for lunch (6)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Another Great Meal at Bonaroti
    USKDOMVIP
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    We had another excellent dining experience at Bonaroti. The service and food are excellent as is the ambience and Bonaroti boasts a first-rate wine list that includes superb choices from Italy. We heartily recommend Bonaroti.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect birthday lunch celebration
    Discriminatingdiner
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    The food was delicious, the service attentive, atmosphere perfect for quiet conversation . The tab a bit high for lunch so I'd recommend this for special occasions, whether lunch or dinner. My friend and I had a delightful time enjoying each other's company while feasting on delicious food at a relaxed pace. I have never been disappointed with the food or the service .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hosted Our Holiday Dinner Here
    MintyJulepVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    They could not have been more serviceable and delightful. The meals were splendidly delicious! We all had a great, fun time. Recommended highly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for a leisurely dinner
    KTinVA
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Old school, formal atmosphere, charming. Food was surprisingly great, plus delicious bread served with olive oil, sun dried tomato spread & olive spread. With only drinks, salad & entrees meal lasted 2.5 hours -- not really by choice. Great if you want to make a night out of it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food and service.
    datenightcouple
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Very good food and service. It's a little tight getting in and out but we were comfortable at our seats.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrate
    travelingnurse1VIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Bonaroti always delivers on a great dining experience - civilized, exquisite service, and excellent food. This close to home special restaurant is #1 on our list of go to places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best kept secret in nva
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious anniversary dinner
    outoftown
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Had the osso bucco, girlfriend had pasta, both of us were immensely satisfied. Will definitely be returning
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this restaurant. Beautiful
    frequentdiner
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bravo Bonaroti!
    WaltVIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful home made italian Cuisine
    Buff
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our Faves
    Teresa
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service and food were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italy in Vienna (VA)
    Virginiatraveler
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    An excellent Italian restaurant. Cozy and somewhat crowded. Moderate noise level. Excellent wait staff. One of the best Italian restaurants near Tyson's. In a small mall with easy parking. Very friendly and great for special occasions. Private rooms available for groups. Varied and inventive specials.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food at Bonaroti is always
    Hortus
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    The food at Bonaroti is always very good. There is a large selection of specials, a very good wine list an knowledgeable waiters. I have been dining there for many years and they have never been disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Average Italian-American food
    Peterpags
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    I went into this restaurant wanting to like it more than I did; just average Italian-American food. I think the menu is overly ambitious personally. Par it down and concentrate on just a few better prepared items. Industrial red sauce that is used in all the red sauce dishes. It tastes canned or prepared and not "fatto in casa".The food is average, but just misses the mark of being good to very good. Zucchini flowers were nicely fried, but put on top of that red sauce with mushrooms which were unnecessary. Very well prepared monkfish but again...that red sauce. The pasta needs to be more al dente. Nothing was bad, but nothing was good or special either. The waiters were very attentive and the service is good. I wish the food were better.
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  • Saturday evening
    Walt
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Had dinner with friends , all were first timers and really enjoyed the food, service and ambience. We have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    I have wanted to come to this restaurant for some time now. We walked in and thought wow, this is going to be great .The place was so beautiful, waiters in tuxs & lovely formal place settings. Our waiter was very attentive & friendly. But, our food was so disappointing, mediocre at best. Tasteless Veal Parmesan, one of the people in our party ordered one of the veal specials & had to send it back due to the fact it was like rubber & dry with no sauce. Two other veal dishes were just ok. I was so disappointed I wanted so much to have a good experience here.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AWFUL SERVICE
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    NEVER AGAIN! I WILL NEVER GO BACK TO THIS PLACE, THE SERVICE WAS AWFUL AND THE WAITER WAS RUDE AND AGGRESSIVE. HE ASKED FOR MY ID PRIOR TO ME ORDERING ANYTHING AT ALL, HE NOTED IT WAS IN CASE I WAS AN UNDERCOVER, REALLY? WHAT IF I WASN'T DRINKING? WHY DO I NEED TO SHOW ID?
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  • Good food, slow service
    AlessandroVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    Dinner at Ristorante Bonaroti is always pretty good, as is the service. This visit was an exception. Service was painfully slow. 10 minutes went by before we were handed menus and another 10 before the waiter came by to take our order. The bread came about 20 minutes into our visit. Our dinner was served a full 45 minutes from the time that we arrived. Another couple at the table next to us was so upset at having been seated for a full 10 minutes without having anyone wait on them and they made their displeasure known and left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dinner -- Once Again
    LongTimeFansVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We keep coming back for the great food and wonderful service. Sergio & Noel are wonderful hosts, and Eder provided excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great menu, great service
    Debbie
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    hungry
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Italian
    DCgirlVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bonaroti is an excellent restaurant
    Lu2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    A delightful restaurant. Excellent staff and wonderful food. Our guests were very impressed with the quality of food and we will all return soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent menu and specials
    LuigiVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Excellent menu and specials (12 different fish entrees) . Outstanding food and service. Try the Veal!! Really.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and same great service
    RepeatDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    Attentive from entering until leaving the restaurant...food came hot and ready to enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food was decent and service
    komalVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    food was decent and service was very nice. but the decor needs major updating and they could save a lot of money by cutting the menu down to 1-2 pages.
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  • Always a good time at Bonaroti
    BobKVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant Dining
    JoanneVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FAV
    Linnickers4
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian Gem in Vienna
    Missy
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been experiencing
    Mark
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too expensive for nothing special!
    VAdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    The restaurant is a bit pretentious with its snooty tuxedo-clad servers and very dated decor. The food is expensive and barely mediocre. I tried it to see if it would be appropriate for an upcoming special event, but I don't think I'll be going back anytime soon!
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  • What is not to like?
    CorbinVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Wonderful Meal!
    breakfastloverVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    The sliced Tuna appetizer was magnificent as was the Seafood linquini. This restaurant never lets me down; it's just one of the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • This is by far the best restaurant
    therapy143VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    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!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/10/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden in Vienna
    jcord2000
    Dined on 9/9/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Meal.
    Charles2
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.