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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 Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "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
  • "An excellent Italian restaurant. Cozy and somewhat crowded. Moderate noise level. Excellent wait staff. One of the best Italian restaurants near Tyson's. In a small mall with easy parking. Very friendly and great for special occasions. Private rooms available for groups. Varied and inventive specials."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "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
  • "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!!!!!"
    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."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "A great place for great food and equally as great service."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Top notch service and food. You always feel welcome."
    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."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "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."
    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..."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We had another excellent dining experience at Bonaroti. The service and food are excellent as is the ambience and Bonaroti boasts a first-rate wine list that includes superb choices from Italy. We heartily recommend Bonaroti."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "The food was delicious, the service attentive, atmosphere perfect for quiet conversation . The tab a bit high for lunch so I'd recommend this for special occasions, whether lunch or dinner. My friend and I had a delightful time enjoying each other's company while feasting on delicious food at a relaxed pace. I have never been disappointed with the food or the service ."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Old school, formal atmosphere, charming. Food was surprisingly great, plus delicious bread served with olive oil, sun dried tomato spread & olive spread. With only drinks, salad & entrees meal lasted 2.5 hours -- not really by choice. Great if you want to make a night out of it!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "They could not have been more serviceable and delightful. The meals were splendidly delicious! We all had a great, fun time. Recommended highly!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013