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 WinnerItalian
Ristorante Bonaroti reviews from OpenTable diners
88 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (66)romantic (52)neighborhood gem (49)fit for foodies (32)notable wine list (28)good for groups (18)late-night find (8)great for lunch (7)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • tasty
    lizfromlaVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    as usual, the restaurant was pretty and lit just right. a table near us was loud but our request to move was taken care of immediately. food was tasty and at the right temperature.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Italian
    PenmanshipVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    This under the radar Italian is a go to place for us. Wonderful pastas, fish in papallote, sea fish stew---all the Italian classics. Wonderful, professional waitstaff, beautiful dining room. It is a twice a month place for us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent hidden gem
    Localbeerfinder
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This is our favorite italian restaurant in the area. The food is amazing, and the owner personally seats you each time. It definitely has the feeling of a true italian restaurant, and the food is always amazing.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nearly perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We were extremely pleased with our first visit to Bonaroti. The menu and nightly specials are extensive. Some of the menu choices were unique (to me), such as a spaghetti offering with lamb bolognese and black truffle oil, and rolled stuffed veal in a marsala sauce, which I found very satisfying. The wine list is also extensive. Food quality was outstanding, & portions just right. Ambiance is lush, noise level low to moderate, depending on volume. Even as the restaurant filled up, our table conversation was comfortable. Our server was very knowledgeable, but did tend to break away from our dialogue before we had finished our questions or requests. That was the only glitch in an otherwise perfect dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great
    RepeatDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Outstanding service intent to accommodating each wish, even to change what's part of the menu. The food easily matched the service and was devoured with delight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First not Last
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Our first visit after four years in Virginia. Loved everything about it. The food was hot and exquisitely prepared. It will not be our last visit, promise.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good
    michelle
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Would go back again when in the area. Great ambiance, friendly and attentive service and everyone at our table enjoyed the food .
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always wonderful
    DCgirlVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Marvelous specials abound every time we enjoy our meal at Bonaroti's. It is a really nice special occasion or casual evening place but you are made to feel special. The food is always delicious and service is attentive but more obsequious which is nice and non-intrusive. Lots of wonderful fish are always on the specials and they are consistently very good and very well executed. I always look forward to dining there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 30th anniversary
    Markfromark
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We love the classic Italian restaurant feel of the place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HalleyVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The service and food were excellent as always. This is our 2nd visit and is now one of our neighborhood favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Jerry
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    An established and excellent restaurant. I wrote that it was my wife's birthday, and four waiters came by the table and sang happy birthday to my wife. A great surprise! Food was great, and service overall was attentive but never obstructive. Highly recommended for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bon Apetite
    S52Fan
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Bonaroti is always a great dining experience for a special occasion. My wife and I dine on our anniversary and Valentines Day every year. Of course we eat their other times during the year as well, but make those special times more special. Sergio is the quintessential host and the service staff are always superb. The food is among the best Italian food in the region and the wine list allows for satisfaction from the novice to the wine connoisseur. The ambience is romantic while surrounded by an authentic Italian décor. Your always treated like family and never rushed. Five stars every time.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ristorante Bonaroti..off the charts
    SVCFaceVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    What an incredible dining experience. The tremendous attentive service was only overshadowed by the delectable food. The menu covered every possible culinary delight. If you wanr=t to enjoy fine food in a great Italian family atmosphere, then Ristorante Bonaroti is the place to go.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BellsringVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Delicious caesar salad, veal scaloppini dish with mushrooms, cream sauce, and cognac. Affordable Italian wine suggested by Sergio, which perfectly complemented our meal. Wonderful evening, as usual.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday celebration
    Peggy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I took my friend to celebrate his birthday and we enjoyed it very much.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb---as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Bonorati's is simply terrific. The food is always top drawer, the service European in elegance and excellence, and the number of menu items and specials not to mention their willingness to alter dishes and cook some things that aren't on the menu, unsurpassed. It is also quiet at lunch time and so a great place to have a business lunch or a gathering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great ambiance ok food
    mandabuffly
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    When you walk in it definitely feels like old school Italian and very authentic. The dishes we ordered were on the dry side. He ordered the flounder that had a great lemon butter sauce but the fish itself was fairly dry. I ordered the chicken saltimbocca and the chicken was pretty dry also. The best dish hands down was the side of pasta with the marinara sauce. The service was wonderful and ambiance was romantic and I'd return to try a more basic dish with that delicious marinara sauce.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent all-around
    dcdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This place is consistently excellent. Not trying to break new culinary waters, but just makes great classic Italian food. Great server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant
    jglreview
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed the meal. The service was great, menu has many items to choose from and there were several specials on a Wednesday night. The wine list offered a lot of variety with reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    FineDine
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Great spot for a quite business lunch meeting. The food selection is good the service is offered at the right pace. Above all, the food was served hot and was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I recommend Bonaroti
    FL2VA
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was above average and the service was excellent. My linguine with red clam sauce was terrific. Like many restaurants, they make a lot of profit on customers ordering drinks with dinner. Even after it became apparent that we weren't going to be ordering alcohol, the service remained at the same high-level. As long as you realize your committing to about $40/person, you should be happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place! As good this time as
    Fred
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Gian
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We went to Ristorante Bonaroti for our wedding anniversary and we had a really good time, enjoy the food and service. I will recommend this restaurant to my friends!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    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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  • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 49 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 594 reviews are from the Ristorante Bonaroti reviews archive.
  • Terrible Experience
    GiataVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating a very special occasion. We had called ahead to the restaurant to request a special, quiet table. We were thrown into sea of tables, and could barely hear one another during our conversation. Our waiter was more than rude, barely making eye contact. The food was of poor quality. We experienced a more than disappointing evening. We will never return to this over-rated restaurant!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic