While the food was good, the wait staff is almost like watching the circus. They constantly trip all over each other and run from table to table. Our waiter was in the middle of telling us the specials, then shouted out to another table and walked away. The bread was stale, the salad was odd but the entree was good. I don’t think I will go back.
The food was pretty good but our server was rude. We were seated without menus and he seemed put off that we asked for them. He also made several other indications throughout the evening that he thought we were making absurd requests or asking stupid questions. The food was decent, so it may have been a whole different experience with a different server.
Food was excellent, as usual, and service was top notch. It is a little pricey, but you definitely get what you pay for. Been favorite of mine for 10 years
Had heard a lot about Bonaroti and thought it was about time to give it a try. It was an uneven experience. The food was very good. We both started with the cream of asparagus soup. It was very tasty. My wife enjoyed her Vitello Alla Florio, and I found the Linguini Frutti de Mare OK but for a special, not outstanding. There was an abundant amount of sea food but the white sauce was somewhat bland. The chocolate cake that we split was very good. It was definitely chocolaty but not overpoweringly sweet. The cappuccinos were good and stayed hot all the way through. What made the experience uneven was the service. Neither when the soup nor the entrees were served we offered ground pepper. In addition, when the dessert menu was brought out, we ordered the cappuccinos. They were served, but our server did not come back to ask us about dessert. The Maitre d' walked by our table and, seeing us judiciously sipping our caps, asked if we were interested in dessert. I asked a question about the chocolate cake. Several minutes later, out server came back with a cake to show us what it looked like.
We never felt rushed, even though the place was doing a booming business. We finished our meal around 8:30 and people were still being seated. The tables are very close together with just enough room for the wait staff to maneuver through. I felt the wine list was a bit pricey.
Great food and outstanding service.
Always the very best of the best. Not to be missed.
Great restaurant. Food was outstanding. Service was impeccable. All of the staff was helpful. Heartily recommend this restaurant.
The service is exceptional and the food delicious. One of our all-time favorites.
Have always enjoyed this restaurant. The food is very good and the service was timely and considerate.
Never disappointed when we dine at Bonaroti. We had a variety of dishes, from veal to seafood to pasta. All were top notch. Even the picky kids enjoyed their meals. Waiter was a bit pushy but the owner made his rounds and made us feel like his special guests. Highly recommend this spot for a quiet, traditional, romantic meal. Especially enjoy the low decibel level. You can actually speak to your table mates without shouting!
Once again, every person at Ristorante Bonaroti observed the highest standards in all aspects of the dining experience. They always aim high, and always succeed.
Excellent food, service and ambient. Very friendly staff.
A group of dear friends met for my birthday dinner at the Risrorante Bonaroti. Sergio and his staff did not disappoint. The wine, appetizers, entrees, special orders, and amoretto were absolutely nothing short of spectacular! For a special night, either with family, friends, business,or romance, Bonaroti is a must! I highly recommend it.
Excellent service/ambience the food is very good not great. Temper my review with the fact that I grew up in NYC. For NOVA it is excellent
I love this restaurant delicuios food, it is a perfect place for everytime o for specials ocasions.
But would be perfect fir romantic evening
The food and service was excellent! We will definitely go back! The way Italian dinning should be 😃
Meal was good, was hoping for more.
One of our favorite restaurants in the entire DC area. Sergio never disappoints and the fish is out of his world and this is why it is our ‘go to’ restaurant when we want a great dining experience.
Carolyn & Matt
awesome food, great service. All around wonderful experience. I highly recommend it
The food was great and the service was excellent. Great place for a special occasion a little pricy for a everyday dining. We will defiantly return for another great meal.
Great food, great service and great atmosphere. It is hard to beat!
Bonarati is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always excellent; lots of choices and specials. The service is top of the line. Very nice wine list. Highly recommended for special occasions.
Excellent dinner. Excellent service. A little pricy but worth it.
We love going to Bonaroti's. The food is excellent and always fresh. The menu and specials are a little overwhelming, but all are delicious! The service is unparalleled as well. The only downside may be the outdated decor, but it honestly is more charming than anything.
We've been to the restaurant a number of times and as usual, the owner was there to greet us and seat us. The food was wonderful and the service attentive in spite of a really busy night. Would definitely go back again!
Service is great. Food was excellent. Good wine list. All around good place. Highly recommend.
Sergio and the wait staff are consistently gracious. The cuisine is always outstanding. The Italian music and ambience all make for a very relaxing and enjoyable experience.
This occasion, like every other meal at Bonaroti, was splendid.
We recommend it with pleasaure.
Belated Valentines Day
Great food and quality service.
My girlfriend and I went to Bonnaratti's to celebrate our the fourth anniversary of our meeting each other. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening and as always Sergio is a wonderful host
We always enjoy the service and food here, but I’m pretty sure we had the rudest and probably worst server ever, actually felt like we were an inconvenience! Bartenders were great before dinner, and we really enjoyed the atmosphere as always!
This restaurant was very good. Excellent food prepared and served promptly. The swordfish was excellent . The wine selection was excellent. The prices were within reasonable range. The wait staff was prompt , efficient and very friendly. Would highly recommend this restaurant for authentic Italian cuisine.
Excellent food and service. I enjoyed the whole experience
Great ambiance, service, and food. Definitely going back for another experience.
The restaurant was below its usual standard, perhaps because it was Valentine's Day and it was busy. There was a limited menu and service was indifferent. In our experience, it is best to go there on a non-holiday weeknight.
Great food and service. This place is the wrong pick for an intimate meal though. Too many people in too close quarters means lots of noise. If that's not an issue for you, they have a large wine list and a breathtaking number of daily specials. We'll be returning.
we picked this out of many options because of reviews and it certainly lived up to the reviews. Food and service were excellent and my only regret is we don't live in the area so we could enjoy many more visits.