Ristorante Bonaroti

4.9
1724 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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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRichardMiddlebrook
Hawaii
46 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipEllenZ
New York Area
257 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
24 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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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.

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vipJohn
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food (halibut and Dover sole) excellent service

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dinnerout
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. We were treated to surprise opera performance. So fun!!

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joels
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We, family, enjoyed the experience and will come again. It was a special 60th anniversary.

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vipAshley
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were incredible! Always a great experience!

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vipChip
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First family dinner since pandemic with wife’s mom visiting from California. She was born and raised in Italy, and loved it!

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rgrantva
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had tickets for Wolf Trap and wanted to have a good dinner before the performance. A friend recommended Bonaroti. We were four and all had a different entree. All of us couldn’t be more pleased with our selection. I had the scallops with risotto and it was delicious!

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ItalianinVA
Washington DC
106 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is now officially our favorite Italian restaurant. Always an extensive list of specials. Service from Chris is exceptional. The Osso Bucco is the best I've had. Try the shrimp calimari special it's really tasty.

We'll be back.

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SGOLD
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic old-fashioned high-end Italian restaurant. Wonderful selection of very well prepared food, outstanding service, a real throwback to a different era -- which I found refreshing and enjoyable.

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AnthonyD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is always first class. The wait-staff are all knowledgeable and friendly. The food is perfect ! There are not enough good things to say about this restaurant. We dined on a Tuesday night. The owner wasn't there, but things ran as smoothly as always. We just missed the amaretto cordial he usually brings to the table !!!

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RosetoTwice
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food and service was excellent, a very popular dining spot in Vienna. Homemade pasta was delicious. Crowded even on a Monday evening, a little loud for our taste though.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Except for the dining tent out front, the pandemic has no apparent impact. An extensive menu remains with their printed menu, an extra insert and the always numerous daily specials recited tableside. Sergio has retained a well trained, attentive staff. My wife had one of several seafood specials of the day - dover sole plated tableside by Sergio himself. He was quite busy that night as we observed many diners trying it as well. You cannot go wrong choosing Bonaroti for a special birthday or anniversary celebration!

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vipEliseA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bonorati’s never disappoints!! Been coming here for over 30 years!! Food is always outstanding, and service is first class! Serge is an impeccable host and keeps the restaurant running smoothly and makes sure everyone has a wonderful experience!!

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Marnz
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Very authentic!

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angelad
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Great place for excellent food, service, and relaxing environment. The establishment treats dining as an experience to be enjoyed!

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Pat41
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been going to Bonaroti's for years. Sergio, the owner, is always gracious and attentive to your needs. His staff is impeccable, the food excellent, and the wine selection is outstanding. Thank you.

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Bill
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been there 4 times now and we have a hard time justifying going to any other Italian restaurant. My wife is Italian and cooks wonderful food. But even she says that Bonarati's is a cut above anything else. The prices are high--but you get a ton of value for the price. I've paid equally elsewhere and felt like I got ripped off. I leave Bonarati's feeling like a spent a good chunk of change and got every penny's worth.

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AnthonyD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service as always is impeccable. The food as always, perfectly cooked. Wine list is a bit pricey but.... The owner's attention to detail is amazing. We never felt rushed at all. This is , in my opinion the best restaurant on the east coast.

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vipplum
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a birthday dinner. The food and service are always outstanding.

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vipDanS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinning experience. Excellent food, service and ambience. Highly recommend.

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vipdebb
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic Italian restaurant. This is our favorite place to go for classic Italian food. It’s a bit old fashioned looking, but if you don’t mind excellent service and delicious food, you should go there! Everything is prepared well. It’s not trendy, just good.

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vipNorm
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were terrific. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had to wait a while after our reservation time, but the staff was incredibly apologetic and the service was phenomenal. We were a party of 6, so ordered a wide variety of appetizers and entrees, and every dish was cooked and seasoned to perfection and beautifully plated. Bonarati served up an amazing dining experience at an incredible value.

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Mariya
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, exquisite food and impeccable service.

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vipKatherineB
Greensboro
207 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed our pasta very much!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent time! Thank you Jaime for an awesome dinning experience.

FAQs

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

Ristorante Bonaroti is rated 4.9 stars by 1724 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.