Ristorante Bonaroti

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$31 to $50
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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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New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience2

We were seated right away for our reservation. The menu is extensive (no beef) and heavy on fish and pasta. The food was good except the Caesar salad which was just blah. It’s a simple way to make a good first impression but it was like a cafeteria salad if you know what I mean. My tuna special was delicious as was the side of white beans. But my husband’s pasta carbonara was just ok. He makes it at home and was expecting more.
Except for a new and lovely wine bar, the ambience of the dining rooms is the same as I remember from years ago at our last visit, an outdated interior, paintings, fixtures and old ceiling tiles. The waiters were wonderful and on it at every turn. They still sing happy birthday to diners which is old school and although there were three serenades in our small back room, it wasn’t obnoxious.
Overall it was a pleasant experience but some updating is needed and, really, a good Italian restaurant shouldn’t skimp on a Caesar salad when it’s so easy to get it right.

IA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great place if you like Italian food. Wine list could have better description for wines, but I guess you can always ask for waiter's/owner's suggestion. Great seafood selection.

MS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sergio always does a great job! Best Italian food in NOVA.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food, charming staff! Great date spot that saves a trip downtown.

MK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food. The wine was impeccable. There are a lot of specials that are not on the menu. The server took a while to go over them. It would have been better to have them listed. Otherwise, its the perfect location for a night out or just an amazing hearty meal!
Very satisfied

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic dining experience. If you're looking for really good, authentic, Old School Italian cuisine this restaurant will not disappoint.

R
Washington DC
129 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very large menu of interesting dishes. Half off wines on Sunday a great attraction.

R
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was superb; food also. Delightful surprise was that much of the wine list was at half price.

LB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service One is our favorite.

AG
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Bonaroti’s for New Year’s Eve. As always, the service was excellent, the menu had great choices, and our selections were delicious. We made a New Year’s resolution to go there more often.

JS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites!! There are times when we plan our day just to end up here for dinner.

j
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and professional wait staff; menu selection broad from pasta to meats to seafood, plenty of glutton free selections; quality of food is excellent, ambiance conducive to dinner table conversations .

BG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, excellent food and top notch service. Not more you can ask for in a dining experience. One of the best hidden gems in the Tysons/Vienna area.

l
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We have come to Ristorante Bonaroti on several special occasions including birthdays, Anniversary & Christmas. Our experience on the 25th was not satisfactory. My husband had to have his fish returned because the tuna was way under cooked. The fish was returned and still not cooked up to medium. The bills were written out individually incorrectly and some items, like our son's salad ($30.00) were over charged. The staff never apologized or offered any compensation for their mistakes. Given the prices were very high and the mistakes experienced, I doubt we will be returning.
Janet Kremer

OT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Christmas dinner in years!

LA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable Christmas dinner with family. We need to dine here more often.

LT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Caesar salad had a very bland dressing, prices were very high, martini cocktail was very sugar with very little liquor. Food not as savory as I expected.

RO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here for 20 years and hope to do so for another 20 years.

ES
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great.

VN
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and incredible service. Owner Sergio is authentic and extremely kind. He ensures every detail is perfect. Definitely recommend!!!!

ML
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn't been to Bonaroti in a while and was pleased when a friend suggested it. Great - and extensive - menu, very attentive service, all three entrees were excellent. Best of all, the place was beautifully decorated for Christmas. I'll be going back soon.

J
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous food. Outstanding service. Always a delight to dine a Bonaroti.

t
Washington DC
227 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a busy night so service s wasn’t as top notch as it usually is. A large group in the dining room made things much louder than usual and likely contributed to the slightly less than perfect service.

MD
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed another excellent evening at Bonaroti -- food was terrific. Service was typically superb, starting with Sergio and extending throughout the entire team. This has long been on our "go-to" list for important family celebrations or just a quiet getaway. Never disappoints!

EZ
New York Area
227 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another authentic Italian dinner @ Ristorante Bonaroti! They never disappoint. Even if a favorite dish is not on the menu, the chef can whip it up beautifully. The Italian olive oil & balsamic vinegar serve with the focaccia is a great way to start your feast. Especially with a glass of Sangiovese. I'd ordered a glass, then wanted more & tried to order a half bottle. The waiter said that there was no 1/2 bottle but he could bring a half carafe. Then he removed the glass from our bill! We both had salads to start. An avocado special & a burrata. Both were delicious. Deciding between their Dover Sole & John Dory was difficult but Barry chose the latter & loved it. I asked if they could make ravioli in a sage butter sauce. Of course! Veal or cheese? I chose to go vegetarian & ate the whole serving. Desserts we chose were the Grand Marnier chocolate cake & Tiramisu. Yummy! Cappuccinos made with Danesi coffee was perfect. We will definitely return!

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. They were super attentive, always offering to refill bread or oil or water. Food was outstanding. Portions were Ideal. I had high hopes this would be a gem, and they delivered!

LK
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! We celebrated my husband’s birthday and it was perfect. Thank you.

LK
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal! I will definitely be going back next time I'm in the area!

M
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Stuck in a bit of a time warp but then perhaps that's the beauty of the place. Food was slightly above average but nothing to make me book again in a hurry. The service was attentive and professional which is rare these days.

ST
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Bonaroti delivered excellent food and service. The tuna carpaccio was fresh and flavorful. The osso buco was perfectly cooked -- fork tender but not mushy. And the veal milanese was plentiful and refreshing with its lightly tossed greens on top. Finally, the service, delivered by Arnoldo, was attentive and professional.

g
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant. The menu is extensive; the food is always excellent and the wait staff are pros. always good for "date night".

DS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian restaurant in Northern Virginia, bar none.

P
Orlando
30 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience4

I wish I took photos of my experience. The restaurant is very nice looking and the service was great. My chicken Parmesan was some dark meat breaded chicken and about 15 ziti noodles. The rotini carbonara tasted like macaroni and cheese from the cafeteria with zero flavor.

DK
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner experience! Delicious food, elegant environment. Just perfect

r
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food wash amazing, service impeccable and the surroundings very comfortable. Sergio and his experienced team make you feel welcome and special. Among the best Italian restaurants in the area. Been there dozens of times and hope to be there dozens more.

DC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both impeccable, as always. Definitely recommend!

KP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I dined here once in the past with my daughter and had a nice experience. More recently my husband and I brought extended family and food was just ok and service was really slow. We sat for a long time before receiving menus, water, bread, and eventually our beverages and meals. They were really busy, but still, not what we expect. Dirty dishes were stacked on our table for a while. Had to ask for water, etc. For what we paid I wouldn't return on a weekend night - maybe for lunch during the week.

J
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sergio and his professional staff consistently provide outstanding cuisine and service.

SK
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Going to Sergio's is always a pleasure.

OT
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marked as favorite after my first visit, this establishment never disappoints.