Orofino Restaurant

4.6
513 reviews
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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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Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had reservations and were seated promptly. We noticed their newly installed wood-fired pizza oven and plan to come back to try it! For tonight we went with classic veal preparations. I ordered the Saltimbocca alla Romana and my wife got Veal Piccata (or something similar). Our server was outstanding. Our food was excellent. For dessert we had a cookie crust tart with sweet ricotta and blackberry preserves. It was outstanding. We've been here several times and plan to come back!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food and service was impeccable!

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BV
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The food was amazing!! Service was great! But, if you are looking for a quiet romantic dinner.. this is not the place. Very noisy and we hard a hard time concentrating on our own conversation from the noise level as well as the door slamming every 10 seconds. I would think about service coming in a different way instead of through the door where people are seated.

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K
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time visiting. They were accommodating from the start. We asked for a table where we could have conversation with our friends and it was a good location. Our waiter was very good and attentive. We had the stuffed ravioli special, the veal special and the rockfish. Everything was outstanding and cooked perfectly. We ordered a bottle of wine which they were out of so they substituted another kind. It really wasn’t that great, but not a big deal. I tried a glass of their sangria and it was very good as well. We will definitely come back for a visit when we are in Fredericksburg.

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CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere....food is out of this world every time I have eaten at Orofino’s! Wonderful friendly service! One of the best restaurants in the area!

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great!!!!

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L
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went to Orofino for our anniversary the other night and we had a great experience. The server was great and very friendly! We loved our food too! We will definitely be coming back soon to try some of the other menu items.

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TB
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed celebrating a boss retirement luncheon with you....the food was delicious!

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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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BP
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We haven’t had pizza this good since our last vacation in Italy! Thin, crispy, delicious crust, mouth-watering sauce, perfectly spiced. Delizioso!

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MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No better meal in Fredericksburg...enough said. Try it1

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K
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a great experience! The only thing negative that happened was that my husband’s pizza came out before anyone else’s meals did. He sat there waiting for the rest of us to get our meals while his pizza got cold. This was not too big a deal though because the manager (Tim) came by and noticed and immediately acknowledged it and then another employee came and took my husbands pizza back and made him a new one. As his second pizza came out so did the rest of our food and the waitress apologized repeatedly. This was all done without us even complaining! We were just patiently waiting and they were really attentive to the situation! Highly recommend Orofino! Food is wonderful, service is great and it’s a cozy comfortable place!

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ME
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are outside in quaint alley way. They’ve just started offering pizza and it did not disappoint! Crust was thin and crispy and it tasted delicious. My husband had his favorite—carbonara and he thought it was excellent.

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Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jake, our server, was one of the best we’ve ever had.
We ordered some pizzas, something new on their menu.

BEST PIZZA IN TOWN. The crust was phenomenally great as the ingredients too.

Congratulations to the chef!

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Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Waited despite having a reservation. Hostess was overwhelmed. Salad was underdressed and dry. Good pizza and excellent eggplant parmigiana.

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SJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always delicious! I tried the new pizza and the crust is truly amazing! Unfortunately, we were disappointed by the grilled artichoke appetizer. It said grilled; however, it was cold (and not grilled) with balsamic vinegar drizzled on top. We were expecting a warm artichoke with dipping sauce. It was not bad tasting, it was just not what we were expecting! Next time we will have to clarify!

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AB
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was not good! Lasagna was pure cinnamon and the carbonara was just egg and noodles.

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

Waited for the pizza oven to get up and running! The pizza was outstanding.

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EV
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great customer service. The food was amazing with their new pizza oven. I also met some regulars who shared a glass of wine with us and some great conversation. Staff is very friendly and professional. To recommend this place is a no brainer. Good job and keep up the work!

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BM
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Adam (our server was terrific. He was very knowledgeable about the food and wine choices. And he has a wonderful personality- he’s an asset to your restaurant.
And.... that pizza is quite awesome too!!!

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SE
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Orofino’s is our favorite restaurant. Both food and service are typically excellent. This last visit was the first and only time we had less than an outstanding experience. My wife ordered the salmon (she’s had before) well done. Portions of the salmon were almost raw. She was able to eat very little. Waiter was nice and offered a free dessert.

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k
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Consistently good food with friendly service aiming to make dining an enjoyable experience.

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JP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had to wait for a table;otherwise, everything was fine! Waiter was fantastic!

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M
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful place to dine, especially now that the weather is nice and one can sit in the small brick alley, so romantic!

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LA
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Orofino’s! Have a great meal every time! Added bonus: their new pizza is outstanding!

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MQ
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, the service was on point! They really were kind and worked with us and our special requests. We were having a bachelorette party and wanted to do a non-alcoholic wine-tasting. Manager Tim was amazing and worked with us so well. And Mario our waiter was the best bringing everything out in a timely manner and was very professional as well as a good sense of humor. The location is in the heart of downtown Fredricksburg making it ideal for a lovely repast after spending time touring. The ambiance was delightful with a choice of indoor or outdoor dining. And I can't say enough about the food! It was wonderful! This is a great place if you want good Italian food and good service. Go there!

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SS
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Orofino is one of my favorites in Fredericksburg - the food is excellent and the service is always very attentive. There are so many amazing items on the menu it is always hard to decide which one to order. The staff is very knowledgable regarding the menu and the best wines to pair with each item - their recommendations are never disappointing. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the area - just make sure to leave room for dessert!

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JS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Pizza margarita was every bit as good as I have had in Italy

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JH
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Our evening was great. We were seated right when we walked in and the restaurant was about half full. The waiter was friendly and attentive. We ordered a couple of different appetizers, calamari and bruschetta that were both delicious, best calamari I’ve ever had, so tender. The entree’s were both excellent. Their eggplant parmigiana was to die for and the lobster ravioli was great. Can’t wait to go back for round two!!

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NY
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The butternut squash soup was too heavy - too much cream and not enough squash! The eggplant dish was very good with pasta. My husband and I thought you need some Italian pictures on the walls, some green vine on the brick archways, and Italian music in the background! The blank squares on the walls were boring.

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TW
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was fabulous! We enjoyed the salad with pears (split), two pasta entrees, and the split the trifle dessert. We were there before 6 and service was terrific until they got busy. Then it was slooooooow, hence my rating. We sat outside and enjoyed seeing people we know come by to check in. Normally everything is a 5... but something was going on that night.

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NF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Orofino! Wonderful food and staff! They have a new area that is very nice AND a pizza oven now!

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DK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, attentive wait staff, glorious menu choices, and really good food. What is there not to like?

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EZ
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the food and atmosphere a great deal, our server was cheerful, attentive, and very likable. Would definitely recommend Jake!

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T
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at orofino is just amazing ! Every dish was prepared with cafe and was delicious.Portions are huge and enough to take home for lunch the next day . Service is wonderful and friendly ! Highly recommend for authentic Italian

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LF
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best places I’ve been to for dinner. The service food and wine were amazing. Will be back!

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OT
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate on the outdoor patio. What a nice place that is. Perfect temperature, food was AMAZINGLY delicious. The owner even came to talk to the clients and offered them a glass of wine, free!
And the quantity was only matched by the Quality.

I recommend it to everyone

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SJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Great staff! Reasonable prices!

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BW
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is always our favorite restaurant in downtown Fredericksburg. It never disappoints. The homemade cavatelli pasta with a saffron sauce, sausage medallions and mushrooms was divine. A huge portion with enough leftover for lunch the next day. My husband's stuffed chicken with roasted potato wedges and asparagus was delicious. The service was superb as usual. We always enjoy sitting outside in their brick-lined courtyard.....very cozy. A perfect anniversary celebration!

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