Old Country ambienceBonaroti provides the service and overall ambience that one normally only finds in Paris, Rome, or Buenos Aires. No matter how much of a connoisseur you are, the food at Bonaroti's will exceed your expectations. This restaurant feeds the soul and the body.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNice neighborhood restaurantBonaroti is a well known neighborhood Italian and fish restaurant with an extensive menus and old fashioned service. The food is somewhat expensive, but very high quality. The service is great but don't come expecting a quick meal. This restaurant is considerably better than its modest exterior. The waiters wear tuxes and many customers dress up too. Highly recommended especially for a special occasion. Again, not cheap but well worth it for the overall quality..5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been there several times.I've been there several times. It never disappoints in any category.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe revisited Bonaroti's afterWe revisited Bonaroti's after many years and remembered why it used to be our favorite "special occasion" place. Service and food was outstanding.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply WonderfulBonaroti is one of the best restaurants in DC metro area. I've been wondering why other restaurants can't put together the same experience. I finally concluded that Sergio has the magic touch.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingWe had moved from the area, years ago, only to return to the same wonderful restaurant. Sergio was still their, accomodating as ever, even making a fantastic warm portabello appetizer dish that was on the menu years ago. Great italian food and outstandung service.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you enjoy great food, excellentIf you enjoy great food, excellent service that makes you feel at home but still lets you think you are in an upscale restaurant in NY, this is the perfect place. I have been here several times and am always impressed. During the week a perfect place for a business meeting and on weekends perfect for a special night out.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely incredible foodAbsolutely incredible food and service. One of the best italian restaurants in the Va/Dc Area.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of our favoritesThis is one of our favorites and it was disappointing this trip. They were very busy and there was something going negative going on. Much chatter in Italian/Spanish that we didn't understand but it was not pleasant chatter amoung the waiters.
Our waiter gave bad information about a few things. When they came out, the wine was not what he said, even though it was very good. The wine list has it listed without vineyard specified. The dessert was not what he explained.
Even with all that said, it was still a very good experience and we will go back soon and take friends. This was just a bad night for them.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and wine. TheExcellent food and wine. The staff is exceptional. Highly recommend and will definitely be going back...with friends.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMTook a friend for her birthday.Took a friend for her birthday. Service was very good. There is quite a large menu and portions are ample. We split a salad which turned out to be plenty for each of us. Both our meals were delicious. My tortellini was home made and in a rich cream sauce - delightful in every way. They even brought my friend a dessert for her birthday and sang to her. And did I mention they have a free parking lot right outside - always important in our area.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBeen there many times. It'sBeen there many times. It's one of those places that never dissapoints on food or service.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe arrived and were warmlyWe arrived and were warmly greeted at the door, escorted to a table, the lighting and seating had a good ambiance. The wait staff were very attentive but not overbearing. The food was absolutely excellent. Even though my wife could not decide on two courses for her entrée, the maître d brought out the entrée she did not decide on for the main course as an appetizer. I really felt that this made our dinner a special experience and will return again.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOnly recently discovered CafeOnly recently discovered Cafe B but I LOVE it - the food is spectacular! Service is terrific and atmosphere lovely. A great find.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMLike dining in EuropeThe staff is outstanding-- if you have ever lived in Europe, this comes close. You book a table for 7:30 and it is yours for the night. We were still there at 10:45 and did not feel pressured to leave. The menu selections are extensive. I had rockfish in white wine sauce with polenta and broccoli rabe. Excellent! But the best part of my meal was the mussels appetizer. I lived in Belgium for 6 years and ate hundreds of bowls of mussels. These were as good if not better -- the sauce was perfect. The mussels were served with crostini, which I tried to use to sop up the sauce. When this was not successful I reached for the bread basket to use the fresh bread to do the same thing. Fabulous! We will return again and again.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant, the staff,The restaurant, the staff, and the food were absolutely amazing. It was if we were waited on personally by everyone. I would recommend this location for just an amazing experience. The menu was so plentiful, I could not decide on what to eat that evening! Our waiter was incredible and Sergio is just an amazing gem of a person who adds that special touch to the night and made us amazingly welcome.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant. They tookGreat restaurant. They took great care of our guests. The food was very authentic and menu (there are three of them) is very extensive!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Food/Service in Northern VA!This is by far our favorite restaurant in northern Virginia. Food and service is always fantastic, and the owner is always involved with the customers; we have watched him serve almost every dish that comes out of the kitchen and he personally stops by each table to make sure that everything is as expected. This is the key to a well run restaurant! If you love Italian food, this is the place to go!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOur dining experience wasOur dining experience was truly outstanding. The food was particularly enjoyable and Charlie, our server, provided impecable service. As a finishing touch to the evening, Sergio offered complimentary liquor and biscotti. A memorable evening.
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Richard A. Morgan3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was the 3rd time ourThis was the 3rd time our group of 6 has gone there to celebrate our anniversaries, and it's been consistently great each time. The food is fabulous -- and plentiful -- as well as reasonably priced. Waiters have been highly professional though one of them was fairly pushy this time in trying to get everyone at the table to have a salad. It took three or four times of saying no before he gave up. We'd certainly go back in the future, though.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWent there for my sister'sWent there for my sister's birthday. Food was amazing. I hadn't been there in awhile and liked the redecorating. Interior is very classy but comfortable feeling. We both had a veal dish and it was very tender. My sister has continued to rave about it 2 days later.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMElegant Italian DiningThis Italian restaurant was a good find. The restaurant has been around for a while, but you wouldn't know that from the decor. Elegant Italian dining, with attentive service. The food was excellent. You should try the Cannoli for desert. We would definitely go back for another special occasion.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGenuine Italian - the owner,Genuine Italian - the owner, food, staff and ambiance. Don't hesitate to dine here.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a consistently greatThis is a consistently great restaurant and the food is really, really great!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service and deliciousExcellent service and delicious pasta & risotto. Booked reservations with a special note indicating it was my fiance's birthday and was surprised at the end of the meal with a dessert and candle. We were treated very well. Will return again.3/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBonarati Always Delivers!We love eating at Bonarati. The host/owner Sergio is always there and seems to take a personal interest in all of his diners. The menu is extensive and the specials are truly special. We both ordered a seafood special that night and it was fantastic. Can't wait to go back!2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were eight, six adultsWe were eight, six adults and two children--9 and 7. Wait staff were superb. We've been there many times--always reliable. Excellent house chianti, bolognese sauce pastas. Verbally-delivered specials list is way too long.11/23/2012 12:00:00 AM