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Ristorante Bonaroti
Ristorante Bonaroti

Ristorante Bonaroti Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bonarotirestaurant.com
  • Phone: (703) 281-7550
  • 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

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "Staff was very professional & attentive. Food was wonderful....very traditional on the menu but the actual items served were very special. Every thing made on-site & delicious. Extremely attentive wait staff & wonderful table service. This is not a restaurant for children or a quick meal - this is a restaurant for fine service & relaxing with wonderful meals w/ extra touches such as a glass of Amaretto before leaving. Located in a convenient area an easy drive from our hotel & Wolf Trap. An Italian Gem for anyone desiring a wonderful evening's meal"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Ristorante Bonaroti is our favorite go-to Italian restaurant. We've been there about 12 times. Food and service is consistently excellent, with a very professional wait staff. We've brought our 20-month old grandson twice, and the staff has been very accommodating both times. Also, bottles of wine are half price on Sundays!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "From the moment we entered Bonarati, we were treated like royalty. I cannot remember another restaurant where the service even compared to Bonarati. We were never rushed and the staff intuitively knew when to approach our table. The food was very good, with generous portions. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone for a special evening."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This was our first time at the restaurant and the veal dishes were excellent. Tender, not heavily breaded - best we've had for many year and definitely the best in the area."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Enjoyed my dining experience at this restaurant. Great staff, never felt rushed & extremely good food."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "This was about the tenth time my wife and I dined there. We have always had a positive dining experience. This time we both had specials of the day- my wife had halibut and I had flounder with mushroom risotta. They were both excellent choices! We also shared a zuchini blossom appetizer and a mixed green salad - large delicious portions! For dessert we shared a slice of tasty Italian rum cake. As we dined on Sunday, we had a bottle of Pinot Grigio wine at half price. The staff provided friendly and efficient service."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Smooth & creamy filling. , good crunch to shell. . Awesome!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We have been to many Italian restaurants in our lives and Bonaroti rates with the best. The menu including specials was extensive and food we chose was excellent. We plit a salad and pasta (special) appetizer, then had two seafood entrees--shrimp scampi stuffed with crab meat and Tile fish special. We finished by splitting a cannoli. Accoompanying our meal we selected from the house wines which were fine--a good price value. The server was knowledgeable and attentive, and allowed us a taste of the house wine before ordering. What more could you ask."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I had veal Marsalla and my wife had wild salmon. We were extremely satisfied with our choices which were matched by the excellent service."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Food was fairly decent, but I highly doubt the pasta is home-made like they claim it is. Wouldn't pay $22 for that spaghetti with meatballs ("Spaghetti Chris Cooley" on the menu)."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Bonaroti is consistently one of the best Italian restaurants in the area. The food is excellent and there are always a wide selection of specials, the service is outstanding, and, unlike several other high end restaurants in the area, you can actually have a normal conversation with your dinner guests without having to yell."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "A good 'old fashioned' (in a good way) restaurant. Service was excellent. Attentive but not intrusive. Food was classic Italian cooking. No great Wow! factor, but beautifully prepared and presented. We went on a Sunday night and everything on their rather expensive wine list was half price. I don't know if that is a regular event, but we had some excellent wine."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I went to Ristorante Bonaroti, after i proposed to her, to celebrate. The service is unmatched anywhere I've been, the food is amazing and it still felt very quiet and intimate even though there were (obviously) other diners in the dining room. Not to mention the prices are fair especially for fine dining. I will recommend this place to any one who wants an authentic and exceptional experience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Never disappointed in the food choices, the food itself, the ambiance, the service."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My husband and I think this restaurant is amazing and one of our favorites since it opened. It is the closest experience to Italy. Great service and consistent wonderful food"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This is really a relaxed atmosphere with professional waiters who know how to serve, The food is always delicious and they aren't in a hurry to get you out the door."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Are you looking for a special place in Vienna VA to celebrate a special occasion? Ristorante Bonaroti is the place! Excellent service! We felt like we were the only people there. Beautiful Tuscan environment, music, birthday serenade, delicious food, and attentive staff! It was a memorable evening!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Always enjoy everything about Ristoranti Bonaroti."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "got the sitter and wanted a nice quiet place to go and have a special meal. Fit the bill. Excellent Food. Will go again."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Having lived in McLean 17 years before going here or even hearing about it, we did not have high expectations. We were very pleasantly surprised. Food was very good. Service from our very amiable and attentive waiter (who has been there 25 years) added much to our enjoyment of the evening. We will be going back."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We've eaten at Ristorante Bonaroti twice recently, celebrating Mother's Day the evening before, and with a friend later. Our grandson accompanied us both times. He's a fruit eater and each time Sergio had a special plate prepared for him. The meals and service were exceptional each time. We tried both specials of fish and veal as well as ordered from the main menu. We've never been disppointed in the presentation or preparation at this restaurant. We are wine drinkers and the wine list is more than adequate. In addition, Sergio is well informed and can help with wines you may not recognize. We love this restaurant for it's consistency and quality. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "A very full menu sometimes sends up a red flag. Not at Bonaroti. The quality and presentation of the food was superb, as was the service. AT times, there seemed to be more staff than diners. An extensive wine list with both European and California wines, although the markup on our bottle of excellent Tuscan reserve was a bit high. All in all, though, a great experience."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "If you like traditional Italian food; great service; extensive wine list; and quiet enough to have a conversation without screaming across the table, this is the place for you. The regular menu was outstanding but when the waiter started mentioning the specials, we all ordered the specials. Im had the lamb chops; my friend had the osso bucco; another had the tuna; and my wife had the grouper in a bag-all outstanding."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We have been dining at Bonaroti for many years. The food and service is always consistently good. An elaborate menu plus a few specials. While I love most of the dishes I have ordered, the sea food is extraordinary. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "As always, the food was excellent, only to be compared with the same excellent service."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Group of 6 of us, many Italian descent all loved it, enjoyed the food and said 'just like Mama used to make". Definitely would go there again. Would even bring my Mom!!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "I particularly enjoyed that the food was delivered hot -- not warm as happens at so many places. Sometimes it appears that wait staff doesn't keep track of their orders and food sits and "cools". Also, the restaurant did not hurry us or make us feel as though we should move on. Would definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Restaurant was a great "find" for me. It was great in all aspects. Children thru grandmas were comfortable."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "First time to visit this little, old, gem in Vienna, Virginia. Much better than anyone would suspect for Vienna! Beautifully done plates of interesting & tasty (but not nouvelle) cuisine. Expensive, but worth it in my opinion. Like a truly old-fashioned restaurant - focused on great service, good training of staff, and very nicely prepared fresh food. 4 of us had veal specials, tuna steak (done to perfection) and pasta special. Don't go here if you want tiny portions served by a snooty staff. I'm old school, and I prefer old school. Made me think of great dinners in Germany or the 'real' Vienna. Great wine list, too."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our group had a most delightful dinner experience. All appetizers were outstanding and most entrees were terrific. There was only one person in the group that for some reason did not like the entree because it was her favorite and did not meet her expectations. The waiters were superb! - We plan to return. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Excellent Italian and Italian style meals. We especially liked the extensive fish selection. Service was attentive without being overbearing. Restaurant was not at all noisy and it was easy to converse with other guests. On this visit we did not have drinks, so cannot comment on wine list. Prices overall were moderate, especially for DC metro area. Highly recommended. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I have a very limited diet. I am gluten intolerant, but was able to find many good items at this Italian restaurant. I had the Mink fish and Mussells, and my husband had the grilled sea bass. Both were well presented. I cannot eat many vegtables that are standard restaurant fare, but Bonaroti went out of their way to serve what I can eat. We were here for our anniversary, because this is where we had our first date, back when I could eat anything. I was not disappointed."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Had a wonderful meal last Saturday evening at an old favorite. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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"
    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."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Great dining and accomodated our seven people (4 kids and 3 adults) with their individual requests."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014