Ristorante Bonaroti

4.8
1740 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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vipEllenZ
New York Area
259 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a treat to dine here. Unparalleled hospitality, food, service. The carafe of wine was very generous. The culotta w/ melon was an awesome appetizer we shared. His Caesar salad & my asparagus soup were perfect. Loved our entrees: Osso Bucco & Dover Sole, carved tableside. Enough leftovers to enjoy the next day. The chocolate cake was great but my Chocoholic prefers very dark chocolate. I enjoyed my Limoncello cake. We both had Danesi Cappuccino (our favorite brand). Hope to return soon!

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vipKimS
New England
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal food—From zucchini flower appetizers to homemade pastas with Bolognese and carbonara to entrees including Marsala and parmigiana! Every bit as good as the food we ate in Italy. Impeccable service to top it off. Waitstaff was efficient, friendly and helpful, snd even had the portions we were splitting divided amongst our plates. The owner is very visible and checks in regularly to make sure everything is to satisfaction. One of the nicest dining experiences we’ve had in VA.

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vipRandyC
Orlando
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow wow wow we try an Italian spot each trip this was awesome!!! Food service and atmosphere were great I highly recommend for all of the above

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ChristopherH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem. The veal bonoratti is fantastic. Will definately be back.

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RandallW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and the service were outstanding. Indoor and outdoor seating are available, and we eere seated indoors.

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JimC
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food - Perfect for Outside Dining. Bonaroti is a Vienna institution but never seems to just rest on its laurels. The menu is extensive and we've enjoyed everything we've had over the years. This time, the rack of lamb, a special, was excellent. The wine list also is extensive but with a good number of wines by the glass: the Sangiovese and Brunello were both very nice. They were busy, but service was excellent.

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vipbetht
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great evening! The service was wonderful. The food & wine recommendations were on point. And, the quality was simply amazing!

I've been here many times and as always, I thoroughly enjoyed myself!

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vipRed52
Washington DC
143 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined outdoors and enjoyed wonderful food and very good service. Portions were very generous and they have a nice wine list.

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eatingout
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great!

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vipVolfan13
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Went before a show at Wolf Trap based upon Open Table reviews - food was excellent and reasonably priced. Service, however, was some of the worst I have received in a long time - probably will not return as a result. Much better options available nearby.

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vipTimM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!

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vipScottK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining here is an experience. Great staff, old school attentive service, menu offers a huge variety. The owner does an amazing job keeping things moving each and every day.

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AnnaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was excellent and service outstanding as usual. we will be back.

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vipjhetwills
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!

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OlTexian
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our local neighborhood go-to place. Whether just the two of us in the bar or with reservations for 5-7 in the dining room, Sergio and the grewt staff always are tops.

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vipDaveH
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous! Never disappoints! Service, food, wine and cocktails extraordinary!

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JeffM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner and the service was excellent. The wait staff hit every mark and were able to rattle off the long list of daily specials. Our entire group enjoyed our meals from start to finish. We would not hesitate to go here again.

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vipViennaLabMom
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Love this restaurant! Food and service were terrific as always. The whole staff makes you feel special, no matter the occasion. The interior dining room was full and there were other diners out in the tent. When COVID dies down, they could use a bit of an interior decor refresh but for now they are doing well! Thank you Sergio, for keeping things going for us in VIenna. You are a Vienna treasure.

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vipBill
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! Totally my go-to Italian. Not many restaurants like this any more !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. One of our favorites.

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DonnaE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Eder was wonderful and the entire wait staff was on point. The food is always delicious and tonight was no exception. The wine list is extensive and you can get an extravagant or a modest priced bottle or glass to suit everyone. My husband will often get a pasta dish as an appetizer and they are extremely accommodating with the menu. This restaurant is great for any occasion.

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CristianE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diverse menu, lots of specials. Authentic cuisine and wonderful Italian ambience.

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vipMonica
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Always had a good experience except this last time. Made a dinner reservation for 10 pm. Arrived and was ignored for about 10 min by the staff. Finally got someone's attention and was told the kitchen was closed. Very disappointed. Had to find another place to dine. Food can be good but if the service is poor then I'd rather dine and spend my money elsewhere.

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vipRichardMiddlebrook
Hawaii
49 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great meal with detailed service and some extras that were much appreciated like an unordered cheese plate and some complimentary limoncellos at the end. While it wasn’t the best Italian I’ve ever had and the specials list was overwhelming, it was a solid meal at a fair price with a good wine list priced reasonably!

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vipDanT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful dining experience for everyday or a special occasion!

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vipEllenZ
New York Area
260 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining here! So nice to see how busy they are at last. We shared a special dish made with culatello & melon. Perfect with my Sauvignon Blanc. First courses were a risotto & seafood and my crab cakes. I chose Veal with limone sauce & Barry had ground veal stuffed chicken. Danesi cappuccinos, biscotti and a dense chocolate cake completed the feast. The staff is so welcoming & we plan to return soon.

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BADEXPERIENCE
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Sat at the bar. The young lady serving us was on the phone 90% of the time. We ordered drinks, she went away for 15 minutes. Came back and then started making our drinks. She took the order but did not come back at all. Another gentleman served us the food cleaned up afterwards. We would have ordered more drinks but we were afraid how long it would take. After we just wanted to leave. We wanted the check but she was no where to be found. We asked the gentleman who cleared our table and he got her from outside as she was having a smoke break. She put the check and went right back outside to finish her cigarette. Extremely frustrating. I didn't expect this bad service. Never coming back.

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RobertS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, a bit expensive.
But well worth it.
Excellent wine selection.

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JamesS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is absolutely our favorite restaurant!!!!!!!!

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vipDaveH
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, cocktails, and ambiance are always fabulous!

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lisap
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time at Bonarati! Made our birthdays truly memorable!!

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TimothyT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will be back….

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vipRobinC
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious from start to finish.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was up to the expectations, it was a great experience

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monicap
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. We have been going there for over 30 years.
Would highly recommend for fine dining.

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Barb
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been since just before Pandemic hit. It was wonderful to enjoy this fine restaurant once again. The owner, Sergio, always goes around to the tables to make sure everyone is satisfied and enjoying themselves.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had such an amazing anniversary dinner. Love this place!

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RonS
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best of the best. A treat every time we are in the area.

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maiaS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent a lovely evening celebrating my friends Birthday. The service and food were excellent. I had achicken dish and she had seafood. Excellent presnetaion as well as taste. The wait staff appropriately attentive. Delicious tiramasu with a candle and Happy Birthday, all provided and initiated by the staff. Capacino was very tasty and a nice big portion, complete wiht biscotti. Highly recommned for any special occasion.

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 1740 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.