Ristorante Bonaroti

4.8
1802 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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. Bar featuring new appetizer menu.
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and personal service from Sergio was outstanding. Very extensive menu and choices

DC
DeirdreCrowley
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about Ristorante Bonaroti. The service was stellar, the food delicious and the atmosphere was quiet (but then, well, Monday night). We felt so spoiled by the attention we got and look forward to going back.

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vipLincoln
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A favorite that never disappoints

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vipChuckP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Love the old style ambience. Pricey but you get what you pay for.

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vipKhalidA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was my second visit and definitely will not be the last it is one of my favourite Italian restaurant in the area

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DanP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing! Sergio is like family

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EllieH
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant. It was our anniversary and wanted a dining experience with ambience and good food. We sure lucked out. The service was impeccable and the food was excellent. We are from New York and used to good food but this food was beyond good. They even gave us complementary dessert. We will definitely be back.

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KimP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely meal to celebrate our anniversary. The service was impeccable and the food delicious!

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DexA
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place. Delish quality food and service. Prices were what I expected for food but they gave good portions. Huge wine list by the glass or bottle. Prices from affordable to "Damn Really". Overall, Love this place.

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GmmG
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely, special, birthday dinner here. The tables were well-spaced to make us feel safer during Covid and the staff all wore masks. The servers were attentive, and the food was delicious.

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novaellen
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the we arrived , until we left we were treated like favorite diners. There was no rush to get us in and out. Service was paced to enjoy a leisurely meal. It was lovely and appreciated. The food choices are overwhelming but all of us loved our selection. We were treated to mini biscotti and some amaretto. A lovely gesture. The owner stopped at all the tables making everyone feel like good friends. We had a most enjoyable experience and will encourage all our friends to come and experience the restaurant. An evening we all needed in these troubled times.

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peter80s
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything you would want in an Italian Restaurant and it’s 1 mile from my house. Absolutely no need to go into DC. Atmosphere and food are dynamite. Just a great place for dinner for all occasions. Favorite place to dine

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Margie
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. I had the best martini I ever had before dinner.

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vipRed52
Washington DC
144 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tuna tartar was the best I've had. Ever ones main dishes were excellent.

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vipDukeL
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Don't know if COVID had something to do with the horrible service but they clearly did not have enough people working to meet the demand. Instead of reducing the number of tables they filled, they just went ahead with poor service. We waited more than one hour for our food to be served, and the server never even checked on us.

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Dave
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Will eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent personalized service, very authentic

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the definition of old school upscale Italian. Dark, homey, white linens, full set of silverware, etc. their wine selection is fabulous and food selection is great. Fantastic quality and worth the price.

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richardm
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Very good experience overall. The decor is cheesy and dated, as is the food presentation. But the food quality and taste were excellent, as was the service. Great wine list too. I'll be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Day dinner

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vipLadyPearl
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service! Most attentive and courteous wait staff around! Outstanding teamwork to fulfill every guest's needs. Food is amazing! Fresh-made pasta is perfection! Presentation is phenomenal. Sauces are to-die-for. A classic treasure that has served this area for decades and the best around!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable service. Food was top notch

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MichaelA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner Christmas night with my sister and niece. We enjoyed it very much.

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vipMIAIAD
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We walked in the door on Christmas Day and Sergio treated us like we walked in the door every night. The food was great, no one rushed us and our waiter never once rushed us.

Can’t ask for better than that.

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vipRobertP
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A gem of a restaurant. Consistent, excellent food, friendly, attentive staff, owner on premises assisting wherever needed. Xmas eve dinner, crowded, our party of 9 left thoroughly satisfied

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ScottG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall a lovely evening, with excellent food and very attentive service. It was a bit noisier than I’m used to - a few larger parties there, which also led to another concern: no real attempt to provide Covid-level spacing between tables. Once the dinner crowd was there, folks were back to back. I’d like to see a bit more attention paid to health risks. (I know there are always some risks in an enclosed environment - the safest thing is to stay home. But still, the risk can be reduced somewhat.)

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vipJustinT
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently outstanding food and service. We enjoy sitting at the bar for lunch. Always a delight to see Sergio and enjoy his culinary creations. Looking forward already to our next visit.

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daddyg
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went early but soon joined by other diners. Staff was welcoming and helpful and efficient without being intrusive. Food, on recommendation from the waiter, was delicious and well presented.

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vipJohnM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bonaroti is a classic old-school Italian treasure. Wonderful food and service. From the warm bread served with fresh tapenade to the daily specials to the sweet desserts, everything is always perfect.

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LisaM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bonaroti never disappoints! Fantastic food, service and ambiance.

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StephenH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As usual, the food was very good and the. service was also good. It was a very enjoyable experience.

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FancyD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So very happy to be back with friends. The atmosphere alone is worth the visit. It's like stepping back into the old world. Food is phenomenal and service is always impeccable.

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vipEllenC
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their restaurant never disappoints! Excellent food, excellent service a lovely atmosphere and you are easily able to carry on a conversation with your table mates without shouting! The servers are attentive, professional, very knowledgeable about the food and wine . Everyone at this restaurant is very warm and engaging, including the owner who you usually see helping out with anything and everything!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, delightful!

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BarbaraS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bonaroti’s has been a Vienna institution for over 30 years. It is consistently delicious and the service is impeccable. Sergio (the owner) knows how to run a first class restaurant and I will always recommend it to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. A true Italian experience.

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SeanF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not sure how we are now just discovering this old time gem, but here we are. Food was great - although the bread arrived after the meal, service was excellent, the owner appears to be everywhere at the same time, great wine list, loud in a good way. Love the non-chain feel of this local classic.

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LovLo
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food and service were excellent. It was great to see so many diners - wonderful for the restaurant. As a result of so much activity, it was also quite noisy. Uusual for Bonaroti's. Overall, however, we had a lovely evening.
Thank you Sergio!
Loretta Penn

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kpen
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service for our party of 6

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vipOmnivore
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening at this restaurant. It's a comfortable, elegant place, and we were happy to have a quiet table. The service was excellent: professional, attentive but not overbearing, and occasionally humorous. The food was very good. Both of us had pasta, and mine sat a bit too long under the heat lamps, but both were tasty and the portions were just right. We will be back!

FAQs

Ristorante Bonaroti offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 281-7550.

Ristorante Bonaroti is rated 4.8 stars by 1802 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.