Ristorante Bonaroti

4.8
1615 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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vipJohnG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent cuisine, good wine list. For appetizers, best to stick with soup

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Ordered veal entrees. Did not seem of the same quality/taste as we remember. Maybe the Chef (or we) had an “off night”.

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vipDavidH
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Mixed bag. They were having difficulty managing the pandemic situation, resulting in a long wait despite reservations. Appetizers were excellent, entrees not great. Decor is dated.

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vipGarrettson
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed. Sergio is always visibly in charge, working alongside his team and taking personal interest in quality and satisfaction.

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vipStevenT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ristorante Bonaroti consistently delivers excellent food and professional and friendly service. The Veal Chop was one of the best I ever had and the pasta con funghi and sausage ravioli with vodka sauce were delicious. It is always a pleasure to dine there.

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Mcole
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner with friends and the atmosphere was perfect. The service was exceptional and food was amazing. The flavors were outstanding and the fish melted in your mouth. We will be back very soon.

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Carmenk
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The instruction was well-followed. The food was fresh and delicious. The staff was very welcoming.

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vipMatt
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! All our dishes were excellent and the service was terrific. Can't wait to go back. Far better than Pazzo.

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vipPeggyS
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been a while since we last dined here. We forgot how special the ambiance is, the excellent service and food. Great romantic spot or for a good overall dining experience.

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LeslieF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant always has wonderful specials so it’s not the same old food every time

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vipItalianinVA
Washington DC
99 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ristorante Banaroti is always the place to go if you crave excellent Italian food. Also has impeccable service. Restaurant is clean and attractive inside. Our favorite Italian restaurant in Nova. We'll be back.

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Cheryl
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience, service and food are exceptional!

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vipsingingblue
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved our dinner! The food was delicious, the service was attentive, and it was a beautiful ambiance inside. Only 3 other tables were occupied on Tuesday evening, so everyone was spread out. Even though it’s almost 40 minutes from me, we will definitely return. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Authentic food. They even had a couple of gentlemen singing in Italian for entertainment. It was a beautiful night. Highly recommend.

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MWCVA
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent.

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davida
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sergio and his staff are amazing! Food was delicious.

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JamesJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Italian food. Something for everyone to taste. We had Rack of Lamb, shrimp and veal. All prepared differently, yet served perfectly... Delicious

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Kreadr
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant off Maple in Vienna. The decor is comforting. White tablecloths. Attentive yet not intrusive service. Best Italian in town.

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luvcaribe5
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was outstanding! Loved that the owner came by to make sure everything was to our satisfaction! There was a Gentleman singing that was a wonderful touch as people were dining, he was very good!

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Aphioni
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining here every Christmas for over a decade and it never disappoints. Creative cuisine alongside classic favorites mean we can try something new and enjoy something familiar! The quality of the meats, pastas and sauces are so obviously top notch and fresh... the meatballs fell apart and melted in our mouths- we also always enjoy the carpaccio and their exquisite wine list. The sauces are all so different on each dish and taste like they came straight from Nonna's kitchen. It's always a special experience for our family and the service and hospitality always make us feel welcome and well taken care of. Would give ten stars if it were possible!

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LisaP
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and impeccable service! Definitely will be returning!

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vipNick
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!

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CatZac
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Dined out in the installed tent, during COVID. The restaurant made the best of the situation and really tried very hard to be accommodating. The food was good and fresh, our waiter was kind and very attentive. The ambiance was nice and it was not cold in the tent at all despite being a chilly night. Not many people dining which is unfortunate for the restaurant, but would certainly dine with them again.

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trishK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful, family owned restaurant that is consistently great. We usually sit in the bar area, but it was our wedding anniversary so we sat in the dining room. It was lovely and the service was spectacular. Highly recommend.

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vipEllenC
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely restaurant with wonderful people and great food! The menu is extensive and there are always specials as well. The servers are professional, and knowledgeable about the menu and wines. I had a monkfish special with risotto, and champagne sauce which was delicious! Other items had were Osso Buco, Cioppino, Veal piccata and Fettucine frutte di mare. Everything was served piping hot, the ingredients are fresh, and every dish flavorful! If you are looking for great Italian this is a place to check out!

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vipJosephB
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent Italian food and a nice atmosphere. On the weekends, they frequently have a wonderful opera singer who can sing in Italian, German, French and even Russian. The food and entertainment are terrific. A real gem.

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vipAshburnFoodie
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best Italian in the area.

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Cheryl
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been a customer for 20 years, always great food, homemade everything, consistent quality, white table service. THE BEST1

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vipPaulC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Italian Cuisine

Enjoy the wine, food and ambiance

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vipJosephB
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Truly excellent Italian food. We started with the fried calamari, and the avocado salad, both of which were excellent and then split both the filet mignon special and gnocchi special (gnocchi with sausage ragu). The filet was very tender (better than I have had at some high-end steakhouses) and the gnocchi was terrific with a sauce that had a little kick. We were there on a Friday night when they have an opera singer who is just terrific (he can sign opera in Italian, German, Russian and Spanish).

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vipRed52
Washington DC
139 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their outside seating at lunch was wonderful. We really enjoyed their menu choices and the service was very good.

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Gail
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eder our server was most accommodating and we enjoyed our meal very much!

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vipGHR1
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, and great food, always a great experience.

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Kathy
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can always count on perfection at this restaurant. The service and the food are top notch.

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This restaurant is truly authentic Italian. So many delicious options on the menu. We ordered the Bresaola Contadina for a cold appetizer, which was cured beef rolled with mozzarella. For entrees, we ordered the chicken special and Tortellini Casalinghi Alla Panna. Both were the perfect portion size and extremely delicious. The seasoning was perfect, and the meal did not sit heavy at all. Our server, BJ, even remembered our special request that we were celebrating our anniversary and brought out a piece of Tiramisu with a candle! He was an amazing server, not overbearing at all, very knowledgeable about the menu, and extremely polite and friendly. The price was very reasonable considering the quality of the food. The restaurant had an odd smell when we entered the door, but the ambience and lighting was nice once we were seated.

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vipDaveH
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ristorante Bonaroti is always impeccable in every way. The cocktails are extraordinary, food fabulous and wine unmatched. The service is second to none. We always have a fantastic evening there with Sergio and his staff. Looking forward to our next visit.

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JoeA
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent across the board!!! The food was delicious, the service was outstanding and the ambiance was beautiful with an added touch of opera singers who were perfect.

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FWZ2
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place - it's our favorite Italian Restaurant in NoVa. The food is always exceptional, as is the service. Our waiter made great recommendations on wine and entrees. All the little details from the bread spreads to the aperitif were well thought out and amazing. Oh, and the biscotti! It's real Italian biscotti, just perfect. The wine prices are a little inflated, but the wine list is top notch, and the portion sizes enormous. We go back as often as we can, and highly recommend this amazing restaurant.

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vipCarolH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. The specials are always interesting as well as delicious. Just so happy this is more authentic Italian than Italian American like the chain restaurants and most of the Italian restaurants in Northern Virginia. Eccezionale e autentico !!

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vipItalianinVA
Washington DC
100 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All of the appetizers, salads, and entrees were very well made and tasted great. It's not exceptional but very good. The service is knowledgeable and friendly. Great place for a date or just dinner with friends.

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 1615 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.