Orofino Restaurant

4.7
421 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Danilo Orofino was born in Palermo, Sicily, where he studied the culinary arts as well as restaurant and hotel management. He opened his first restaurant/coffee bar in Sicily at the age of 18. After 4 years of hard work, he closed the place with dreams of doing even more with his life.
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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M
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a Ladies Night out dinner and we can be pretty overwhelming! Our waiter Mario showed no fear as he took care of us with ease and grace. He had no issues with the bill being split 8 ways and had no problems with the variety of orders. This is our second Ladies Night Out at Orofino's (at the last one there were 13 of us!), and it will be chosen again and again. The food,service and value were wonderful as always! We look forward to pizza oven being installed!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant and fantastic service!

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PA
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited Italy many times. Closest to Italy quality food. A real find. Considering Fredericksburg location.
Will diffidently return.

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GS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is aleays great, but the food is what keeps me coming back. The best Italian in the area!!!

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AD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there to celebrate my 65th birthday. It seemed quite busy for a Tuesday night in March, which was good. We like to see downtown Fredericksburg restaurants doing well. Service was good and the ambience is nice. Food is great, we thoroughly enjoyed it. We unconditionally recommend it.

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SR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, authentic Italian food at a reasonable price. Great wine. Friendly and attentive waitstaff. If you are in the area definitely drop in!

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l
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Specials were delicious, polenta, stuffed mushroom, meatballs and pasta. Will definitely return!

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X
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Orofino continues to be a delight. Our server was wonderful and friendly, the food was fantastic, and I absolutely love the gorgonzola sauce. I enjoy the variety and the monthly regions.

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OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent!

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous find in a small city full of excellent restaurants. I felt as if I were once again in Italy.

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K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed our first experience here. The food and service was excellent. Building was under construction, but otherwise great experience. Would definitely recommend.

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M
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The ambiance & noise level didn't get our best rating because despite a reservation, we were seated in the front, a 'cafe' like setting and it was brightly lit (thus reducing the ambiance rating) and right on top of the main entrance (hence the noise level). We highly recommend Orofino's and will simply ask for a table further back in the restaurant or outside if weather permits. We love this place and will always tag it as a favorite!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere were perfect for my birthday dinner!

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SE
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and server. The food is top notch (I lived in Italy for two years - I know good Italian food). The are very accommodating for gluten-free food as well.

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S
Richmond
45 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Our second trip me eating at Orofino and, once again, it was excellent. The food was delicious, pasta prepared perfectly. Lovely presentation, excellent service and value.

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CG
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for my birthday dinner. What an excellent experience. Fabulous food. And great service and atmosphere. Thank you very much!!

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SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service and nice atmosphere. I’ve been there many times. It’s one of our favorite places to eat.

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O
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were very good. The walls were decorated with attractive posters of Italian locales.
my husband had stuffed chicken breast, which he liked, although I thought the chicken was just a tiny bit tough. I had orecchiette with sausage, broccoli rabe, and tomato cream sauce, which was delicious, with just a bit of kick from cayenne.
Everything would have been close to perfect except for the lighting. The came mostly from overhead -- more indirect light, as well as candles on the tables, would really warm up the ambiance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife & I had eggplant - excellent. Good wine. Go!!!

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FI
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to a wonderful, small and authentic Italian restaurant in Fredericksburg. The food was exceptional. We had spaghetti with meatballs, and penne with ham a well as a Caesar salad (offered with or without anchovies), and an arugula salad. Everything was expertly prepared; my spouse commented that the "simple" spaghetti dish was the best ever! The wine list is essentially all Italian. We enjoyed the house-labelled "Orofino Sangiovese." A good wine at a bargain price. Our server (Brittany) was terrific; she knew the menu and was always attentive and cheerful! The GM (Tim) dropped by pretty much every table to check in on diners. Don't be mislead by the "Gelato café/carryout" ambience at the front door; discover the dining rooms in back and ENJOY! We're already planning a return visit, and shared our great experience at Orofino's at the Fredericksburg B&B where we stayed . WE LOVED OROFINO!

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C
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife an I really enjoyed the meal. The service was excellent. Just a couple of suggestions: maybe have some candles at the tables would be a nice touch to add to the ambiance and since this is an Italian restaurant, maybe have some more artful pictures of Italy, perhaps of the actual places where your dishes/cuisine have originated. I am a big fan of alfredo dishes and would love to try some authentic Italian alfredo, which I failed to notice that you had any such listed on your menu. If I did miss it on the menu, then I will definitely have to come back and try it! My wife loves your oil mixture used with your bread appetizer. The sun dried tomatoes in the oil gives that oil a whole new flavor. We often go to Bravo in Central Park for Italian, but I think we may have found our new favorite place for pasta at Orofino! Thanks for all the hard work you guys do to make Orofino something special. I look forward to my next visit.

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MD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Loved our dinner here, it was exactly what we were looking for. Comfort Italian. However, I hope the restaurant management reads this, they have SO much potential and the decor wasn't super inviting. Just even adding a candle to each table or more inviting lighting inside, they're one step away from it being the perfect cozy restaurant.

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I preferred the interior decor when they had photo of Italy. It added greatly to the ambiance. Food was excellent as usual.

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BB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I would give it a "meh". Our appetizer was barely warm. The salad and desserts were good. The main course was not worth the money we paid. The lasagna had a bechamel sauce that was not good at all. There are some dishes you shouldn't change from the traditional... lasagna is one of those.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always the service and food were excellent.

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TA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant! Great food, great people and by far our favorite restaurant! I definitely recommend and have recommended to all my friends and family.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing!!

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RD
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and service very friendly! Cost was very reasonable.

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ND
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Had lunch with co-workers--everyone really enjoyed their dishes (gnocchi and paninis). Great value and service!

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SS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner, eating far too much, but enjoying the taste of everything. And the bonus was to have the owner take the time to chat with us about Italy before we left.

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HR
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently excellent food. Molto buono! Will definitely return.

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BC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love every dish I have ordered at the restaurant, those on the regular menu and special monthly menus.

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SA
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

We love dining at Orofino’s and especially like their monthly regionally themed menus. Things are a little hectic there right now as they are installing a pizza oven do have closed part of the restaurant to get that completed. Can’t wait for the pizza in the menu, especially the capriciosa!

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OT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We are new to the area and I wanted to find a baby friendly place to bring my son. They are under construction so the inner workings are a little out of sorts but the staff are adapting well to the obstacles. The managers/owners are working hard checking on tables, running food, making recommendations, and playing with my baby! The food was good. We cant wait to see how the restaurant turns out when its all done!!

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SC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great ambiance but can be noisy. Great food that changes with seasonal specials. Very affordable too.

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EH
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was, as always, super!

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GS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Orofino is always awesome!!! The service, food, and wines are great.

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CR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

My veal dish was way over salted and the sauce was thick so over cooked. My friends
eggplant was enjoyable as was our desserts. The waitress was very attentive.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nothing special to remember about the food. It was good but nothing that would make me say hey I want to go back there for that dish cuz it was so great. Please stop putting tap water in bottles to fill water fburg water tastes really bad. If u are going to pour water from bottles make sure it's spring water. U are not fooling anyone and makes u look cheap and trying to be fancy. I don't think I would go back but it's a 3 over all.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Birthday, birthday, birthday, birthday, birthday.

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