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 WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Ristorante Bonaroti reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (69)romantic (53)neighborhood gem (50)notable wine list (38)fit for foodies (34)good for groups (18)great for lunch (6)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (3)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Great place! As good this time as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    it was on previous occasions. Normally one of the first places that comes to mind when we have a special occasion to celebrate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Spot for Romantic Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was delicious (lobster ravioli was out of this world) and wine list extensive! Service was fantastic - paced the meal perfectly so we didn't feel rushed though the restaurant was quite busy. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent, as always
    RepeatDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Just the place for outstanding food and service for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great restaurant. Food and service was impeccable. Sergio watches over his guests constantly to insure they are being attended to. Have been here several times, and always terrific
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italian Gem
    EsteeMom51
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional Service
    PattiG
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great visit
    HalleyVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Enjoyed my dining experience at this restaurant. Great staff, never felt rushed & extremely good food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restuarant
    JoeDiner
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best cannolis ever
    38SpecialVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Smooth & creamy filling. , good crunch to shell. . Awesome!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Excellent
    RepeatDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I had veal Marsalla and my wife had wild salmon. We were extremely satisfied with our choices which were matched by the excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the $
    JulieVIP
    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).
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still the best around
    NeverBetter
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classic Italian restaurant
    irn9
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 05Jul14
    stonepony
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always the right place to go
    hatetocook
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Never disappointed in the food choices, the food itself, the ambiance, the service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big Fan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not rushed and worth the wait
    luv2dine
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Linda
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dinerVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Always enjoy everything about Ristoranti Bonaroti.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great date night
    csw703
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    got the sitter and wanted a nice quiet place to go and have a special meal. Fit the bill. Excellent Food. Will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice surprise
    Edward
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ristorante Bonaroti is terrific!
    HMinVAVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Cuisine
    JimC
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • John's great find
    just4fun
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    Hortus
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MultoBono Bonaroti
    RepeatDinerVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    As always, the food was excellent, only to be compared with the same excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    MOCCJ
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining experience
    Lovegoodhotfood
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Restaurant was a great "find" for me. It was great in all aspects. Children thru grandmas were comfortable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quite a find in Vienna
    professor7
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 59 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 577 reviews are from the Ristorante Bonaroti reviews archive.
  • vivalavidaVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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.
    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.
  • Excellent neighborhood Spot
    Lew12
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a nice dinner
    Pinkcoupe
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate