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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Ristorante Bonaroti reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (63)romantic (50)neighborhood gem (48)notable wine list (37)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
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Had a wonderful meal last Saturday evening at an old favorite.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great meal!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We go the Bonaroti several times a year. The atmosphere, service and food is always over the top. The list of specials will make your mind spin. The staff is wonderful, attentive but not intrusive. A great place for a special meal
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The waitstaff were extremely attentive and never missed a beat. We decided to come to this restaurant on a whim looking for something new and are so happy we did. I know its been around for along time and you can see why with the quality of food and service.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great
    RepeatDinerVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Great dining and accomodated our seven people (4 kids and 3 adults) with their individual requests.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden gem
    xoxoCoco
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    My family and I are constantly looking for great, family-owned restaurants and with ristorante bonaroti we found just that! In short, the food was absolutely superb! The food literally meltEd in our mouths. Even my mom loves the food and she is extremely picky. The location isn't the best but that's okay because I'm willing to travel for great food. The service is good, our server could have been friendlier but the other staff was so nice and very attentive. You can tell the owner, Sergio, means business and really cares about his patrons!! He always greeted patrons as they walked in and personally said goodbye as they left. Bottom line: a must try restaurant!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    Lovemesumitalian
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Accommodated us arriving 30min early for our reservation, very attentive staff, delicious food and overall great experience. Loved the spicy marinara sauce. Made my mother's birthday very special!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Special Place
    joyofeating
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The restaurant is always great for special occasions and did not disappoint. For our anniversary dinner, my wife had the rockfish and I had lobster ravioli. Both were outstanding. The service was impecible and Sergio, the owener, must of stopped by the table two or three times to make sure all was fine. They provided us biscotti and after dinner drinks on the house. Very old school place, but mean that in a good way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As usual, dining at Bonaroti's
    Lu2dineVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    As usual, dining at Bonaroti's is a particularly pleasant experience. We brought a guest from Columbia, SC here who tried a veal dish for the first time. He was extremely pleased with not only the veal dish but appetizer and selection of desserts as well. It was an exceedingly enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great surprise!!
    TSF4
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My husband and I had our first dinner at Bonaroti. We decided to make reservations based on a wonderful recommendation from a friend who lives in Vienna. THANK YOU Bonaroti for making my birthday special. Romantic atmosphere, professional waiters, very beautifully made dinner. GO!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bonaroti's is always an excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Bonaroti's is always an excellent place to dine. The service is great and I've never put a bad bite of food in my mouth there. My wife and I always look forward to dining there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb food
    fromOaktonVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    You'll be hard pressed to find anyplace with better Italian food than Bonaroti. The menu is extensive and every dish seems to please and amaze. We've dined at Bonaroti for years and applaud the consistency of the restaurant--favorite meals remain the same to be enjoyed in equal measure year over year. And, the service is excellent--old world charm and attention to detail. The owner, Sergio, runs a tight ship and it shows. The waiters are knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. If you take visitors to Bonaroti, you can be assured that they will enjoy the food and feel well served.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Per the waiter, we were wrong.
    BuddyLove
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We've had nice dining experiences there before, but not this time. We ordered an old stand by for an Italian restaurant, one that you can use to compare to other restaurants, the veal parmigiana. Don't know the cut or quality of veal they use, but it was grey mush. We've had better at a diner. The waiter came over and asked us how the meals were. We were honest and told him that the veal parm was terrible. He proceded to tell us that we were wrong because this was their most popular dish and all their customers like it. So we filled up on bread, paid the bill, and left. It's a good restaurant and the owner is a wonderful host. Give it a try but stay away from the veal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great iItalian food
    Yie4209
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Ordered sole. Very nicely done. Tried lobster ravioli and bongole my friends order and they were excellent, too. Rosemary focaccia bread served when you seated was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    LauraD
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I was in the area with friends to celebrate my birthday for with weekend! We decided we wanted a good Italian restaurant and the is exactly what we found! The decor was a little dated however the food and wine made up for the decor! We sat in the Michealangelo room where there was another large party...they were a little loud however we simply enjoyed watching them have a great time! The food was excellent from the appetizer to the mixed berry dessert! We will add this to our list of favorite "local" Italian ristorante!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DowntoEarthFoodies
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Excellent food and a great atmosphere for a special occasion or just a night out. We really have enjoyed our times at Bonaroti. And the staff are great. Such an enjoyable place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite Italian restaurant
    RobinVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    This place is great! Great service, great food! My husband is from Naples, Italy and is very particular about Italian food. We met the owner, and they chatted in Italian. Everything was fabulous! We just loved it and can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special dining experience
    ptc22030
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I reserved for four for a birthday celebration ... the menu was exceptional, all dishes were prepared perfectly. The owner visited us no fewer than 3 times during the evening to check on our satisfaction. The wine list was extensive and had reasonably priced Italian whites and reds ... each special was better than the last. Service was outstanding, from the coat-check to the table service, and warmth was present throughout the evening. Thank you Ristorante Bonaroti.
    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.
  • If you want the best
    RepeatDinerVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    A great place for great food and equally as great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced, mediocre at best
    foodiex3
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    First husband was Italian, learned what great Italian food was...this is not it. Portions were small, veal was overcooked, manicotti was heavy. This restaurant was rated one of the the top 3 Italian restaurants in NoVa. I was very disappointed.
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  • The ability of our server
    Lu2dineVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    The ability of our server to recite the extensive special menu selections from memory was particularly impressive. The food and service was outstanding and the personal attention of Sergio, demonstrated by stopping at our table as well as complimentary dessert and after dinner drinks, made for a memorable 49th wedding anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    This was our first time at Bonaroti's despite living in the Vienna area for many years. It ended up being a wonderful place to celebrating my husband's 50th birthday. Sergio, the owner, is delightful and meets you at the door with a smile. The wine list is extensive, the food choices are excellent. After learning it was my husband's birthday, the waiters sang him Happy Birthday. They all had very good voices. Service was great. You should definitely try the restaurant.
    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.
  • Consistently good
    PinkShirtGuyVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We went Valentines Day Saturday and it was very nice. Food and service was good. They had a special menu to order from which was a little pricy but it was a holiday. Overall, it was all very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice place to go for
    Kirbilini
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Very nice place to go for a romantic evening out. Just a bit pricey to eat there often, special occasion place only. Food is delicious. Easy to relax and enjoy dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence
    KaShiDC
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We had not been her for a while and forgot how good it is! Everything was excellent, I strayed from my normal entrée and tried the veal ravioli special which was excellent. The avocado salad was beyond compare - it was caprese style with avocados and should be a permanent addition to the menu, yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always the food was exceptional!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Every time we dine at Bonaroti's we wonder why we don't go there more often. We have never had anything but a fantastic meal. The staff is great . The menu is extensive as well as the specials. If you haven't been you are missing a great place. It's great for a business lunch too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food, as usual, was excellent.
    breakfastloverVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    The food, as usual, was excellent. The wait staff is very welcoming and warm, but one of our servers wouldn't look at us when he read the specials; he looked rather disinterested. His failure to make eye contact also made it difficult to understand his heavy accent.
    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.
  • Top notch service and food.
    BuddyLove
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Top notch service and food. You always feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attention to Detail
    UpscaleDiner
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Elegant dining experience. From the time you are seated the staff is completely, yet unobtrusively attentive to everything 'customary upscale dining'. The food is superior all across the menu---there are still dishes I want to try, but they do everything extremely well with several options each for pasta, fish, chicken, veal, etc. The prices are on the high end, which really makes it the perfect place for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ristorante Bonaroti is a Must!
    travelingnurse1VIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    This special restaurant never disappoints - a wonderful celebration for birthdays, anniversaries, or special date night. Try the eggplant appetizer, or the veal with lobster main dish, or any of the wonderful pastas! Thank you Sergio for being part of our special celebrations year after year.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The food is fantastic, the ambiance is intimate, and Sergio runs it to perfection. I had the Veal Lasagna and it was delicious, paired with a selected Chianti once again we had a tremendous meal. Usually utilize this restaurant for special occasions. This time it was for a Thank You to friends of ours. This was their first experience and they could not get over how good the food was. The service (waiter) seemed a bit overwhelmed and forgetful, but Sergio stepped in and helped make sure everything was spot on.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mostly good, per usual
    t8teVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We've been here many times and several of the staff recognized us. We have always enjoyed our dining. This time was very similar, but could have used a bit more attention from our server. We were seated in the bar area to the left as you enter the restaurant. We actually enjoyed the smaller room as it was quieter. The server could have been a bit more attentive, but I wonder if his lack of availability had to do with the fact that we were in the bar area and he perhaps had tables in another area. We'll come back, but may resist if asked to sit in the bar area...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • celebration dinner
    Aggie77
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Our Son recieved his first Job Offer out of College and we went to celbrate. The ambieance, food and service was out of this world. This is a gem a place for a romantic dinner or what ever wish I could go more often than I have in the past.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Birthday Dinner Ever
    Doc59
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    My wife took me to this restaurant to celebrate my birthday. This was our 4th trip to Bonaroti's and every time has been a special occasion and we've always had great food and great service. However, this time was extraordinary. The service was wonderful from the beginning. The ambience was perfect. The appetizers, main course, and wine were all perfect. We were there for nearly 3 hours - just enjoying the dinner and drinks and at no point did we feel rushed or pressured to leave. The restaurant and staff all very classy. This is the place to go to enjoy a special night out.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Thad
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    We just moved to Vienna from DC and are still feeling out the restaurant scene in the area. I think I have seriously found one of my favorite places in the WHOLE metro area. The food was amazing and the service is the best I have had in a long time. I can't wait to come back and try something else...unless the lamb ravioli is on special again. I'm not a big pasta guy, but that seriously changed my life!
    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.
  • Amazing AGAIN!
    DougM
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Bonaroti is always amazing, the staff is amazing, the food is amazing. Besides the food, we really love the service. Everyone makes you feel at home, your never rushed. They give you time to settle in and actually enjoy your meal. Truly a GREAT restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    This is our traditional anniversary dinner and it seems to get better each year. Great atmosphere, outstanding service, and I would highly recommend if you are looking for good Italian cuisine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch was delicious
    glutenfree4me
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    As a Celiac it is often hard to find good tasting food as many restaurants simply give you boiled vegetables and a plain piece of meat. Not so Bonarotis! I had Chicken Michelangelo as it was wonderful. Chicken with artichokes, bell peppers, cheese and served in a wine sauce. The serving size was large so I had enough to take home for dinner! I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Holiday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We had Christmas dinner at Bonaroti's continuing a 3 year tradition. The food and service are reliable and this is one our "go-to" restaurants. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Old School Italian
    Csjohns7VIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    I took my parents here for Christmas Eve dinner. Perfect spot for a special occasion dinner. This isn't a high end, farm to table five star spot. But for old school Italian it was perfect. I felt like I was back home in NY. The food is great, a bit of a heavy hand with the salt is my only complaint.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • poor quality for the high price
    Disappointed
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We used to go to to Bonaroti and for two occasions, their food and service was great. This time we were a big group and celebrated Christmas dinner. They must have a new chef and new staff because the food was too salty, meager and had no presentability. The plates of food were like those from a cafeteria lineup. It was embarrassing because I recommended the place to my group and they were not happy.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet