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About Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano

Since opening in 1991, Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano has been established as a fine tradition in historic Herndon. The 100 year old building adds character and ambiance to Zeffirelli’s dining experience. Our formal service, candlelit tables, exquisite Tuscan cuisine, and fine wines set an incomparable atmosphere for our patrons.
KNOWN FOR ITS BEST VEAL CHOP IN THE REGION

Please see our Valentine's Menu at
www.zeffirelliva.com

728 Pine Street
Herndon, VA 20170
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Elden St. and Station St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 318-7000

Website:
http://www.zeffirelliva.com/

Parking Details:
Private Parking is located behind the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Francesco

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for a Date (25)
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Good for Anniversaries (16)
Business Meals (16)
Romantic (12)
Cozy (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Authentic (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Great for Lunch (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Casual (5)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was delicious, ambiance was comfortable with some fancy/formal mixed in. Service was wonderful. We had a lovely time, and were glad that we went there for dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was good but service was very slow due to the Valentine Day rush

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Was very nice. Feels homey in a classy way. The staff are all very nice, and have a kind of old world service. The prices for the Valentine’s special seemed a bit high, but that is their right.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Unfortunately our experience was not a positive one. We went for Valentine's day. My Mom and I ordered the cheese ravioli for dinner. As soon as my mom and I bit into the ravioli we thought it tasted like seafood. We said something to the waiter and he was incredulous. When I ate the second ravioli I tasted a difference and could see the difference. The seafood filled ravioli were a peach color and the cheese filled ravioli were a white color. I was finally able to show the waiter the difference in the ravioli at the end of the meal. He then believed us and took both meals off the check. The waiter definitely lacked customer service skills. We did encounter other people that worked for the restaurant that were pleasant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

This is one of the best hidden gem places I’ve ever found anywhere in the mid-atlantic region to date. The staff is amazing, the food is great, and the location is close enough to Signiture Flight Support for a quality meal before flying out (without rushing around at all).

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Went day before Valentines Day to beat the rush! Had not been in over 10 years and after dinner regretted waiting so long to return! Food was excellent - service was excellent. Great choices on menu but we each had a special fish dish of the night. Have to return soon to order some pasta off the menu.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Still one of my favorite Italian restaurants in the area.

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

The service was very, very good. The quality of the food was above average to great depending upon what you ordered. The seafood linguine special I ordered was very good but the eggplant Parmesan was just ok. I would go back to this place for the quality of service alone.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I have been here for business dinners a number of times. First time for my wife to join me. We both thought it was very good, wine selection was strong and the service was attentive without being hovering. We will be back.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Always great food and atmosphere with excellent service but not rushed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

In Reston, VA on business and the manager of the Marriott Washington Dulles Suites suggested Zeffirelli's. It was wonderful. There were 5 of us dining and everyone enjoyed their meal. Lovely atmosphere. Excellent food. We will go back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Perfection. They recommended the bone in veal chop and it did not disappoint. I was mopping up the jus with the bread. The only complaint I had was that the night had to end

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

There was a quiet buzz of chatter with beautiful decor and amazingly flavorful food. The desert had a perfect sweetness and the rest of the meal had savory written all over it.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great place for small group dining too

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I ate at Zeffirelli for a business dinner on a Wednesday evening and could not have been more impressed. I had been looking for a cozy, delicious, neighborhood Italian restaurant and am happy to say, I've found it! We arrived on the earlier side (5:30pm) but even as the place began to fill up, our service never lacked and the volume of the open dining space did not become overwhelming. We each enjoyed a different dish with pesto sauce (cheese ravioli for me, potato gnocchi for my guest) and were very happy with the quality of our dishes and the flexibility of the restaurant to adjust some ingredients based on preferences - our server (Moses) also asked specifically about food allergies, which I always find respectful and considerate. Bonus: Moses told us the paintings hanging on the walls of the restaurant are his! (they were so lovely!). All in all, wonderful Italian food, and the service, price, and ambiance are all worth another visit in the near future.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Food and service were excellent and they have gluten free pasta !

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Always a great dining experience. Love the food, service and ambiance.

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Nice local Italian restaurant, good food, decent prices, attentive wait staff. Gets crowded at dinner time; if you can eat later, it clears out quickly and is quieter. They need to re-stuff the dining room chairs!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Since Il Forniao closed in Reston we were delighted to find this Italian restaurant and have come several times. The food is fresh and excellent, portions generous. However, this time we had our two well behaved young grandchildren ( 6 & 8) with us and I was surprised at how kid unfriendly this place is. No childs menu - like really? This is an Italian restaurant! Every kid loves Italian! After asking what they would recommend, the waiter said they could make whatever we wanted...They did spaghetti and meatballs. It was just ok. For dessert the kids wanted ice cream. we asked for one scoop, and they brought a big adult size bowl - the same as they brought for us! The waiter also never came around to ask the adults (6 of us) if we wanted another cocktail. I am very disappointed in this place and will be looking for another more attentive Italian restaurant.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Authentic Italian, known for there veal. Had blackened tuna with asparagus and chicken with mushrooms in a cream sauce, both were lunch specials and supurb. There coffee/Expresso is awesome. Great way to chill for lunch and great for a special event in the evening.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Cozy, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

An old standby. A local Italian restaurant with good atmosphere. This is a "romantic" Italian vice "loud" Italian, meaning you'll really stick out if you dine here alone. I had the veal chop, which is pricey but nice to get occasionally because it is very good. Otherwise the pricing is reasonable.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Food was very good, but very pricy for Italian cuisine. Salad does not come with any entrée, and some do not come with pasta either. With salad puts entrees over $30-35. Way too high for this type of cuisine. $4.00 for a side of pasta??

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Zeffirelli's is a long time staple in Herndon....Been going for years....It Never disappoints!!!
When you want fine Italian in an unpretentious but upscale setting; This is a superb restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was great - tables are too close - you can’t not listen to your neighbor or be at ease with your own conversation.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Superb cuisine, attentive, friendly service and a classic atmosphere in a neighborhood establishment. Nothing institutional about this vintage culinary treasure.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We always love returning to Zeffirelli's and it has never failed us. I had salmon that was perfectly cooked. Bob had the seafood special with lobster and mussels, and did that look delish! He thoroughly enjoyed it! Karen had the ravioli and I didn't think she'd finish it, but she did and loved them, of course! She's very petite! Greg had the veal scallopini and he said it was very good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Zeffirellis is a long time Herndon institution located in a historic building in downtown Herndon. Very attentive wait staff. Food priced on high side, but is delicious. Some meal options cost $45 and $55 each, the house specialties. Appetizers are around $15 each. Saw many folks with family, some with biz suits / dresses. I would not visit dressed too casual. Plenty of free parking nearby. Bar, but very limited seating. Don't get a table near the front door during the winter time, we felt cold breezes coming in during our entire evening. Many selections of wine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Casual, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The waiter delivered our meal and never came back. No drink refresh, no opportunity to ask for some grated cheese , no checking to see if everything was ok. Them on top of it, we had to wait a ridiculous length of time for the check.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Lovely meal - we enjoyed it very much. This restaurant has been here for years and it is a great go-to for a special meal.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2017

It is my favorite restaurant in Herndon. Their veal chop is fabulous!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints, they feature excellent and creative cuisine with fresh ingredients. Two people in the party opted for fruti de Mer which was a featured lobster, scallops,shrimp and mussels in a cream sauce over linguine. The other ordered veal with mushrooms in a cream sauce over linguine. Excellent bread, fine wine list. Excellent service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great food, wine, and service. The chef will accommodate your tastes.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Very tasty food at fair prices. Highly recommend. Will be returning to this location again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great spot. I've been coming for years. It's great for a romantic date, or family.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent all around! We will definitely be back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The best veal chop in DC - bar none.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food and service were awesome; special of the Cleopatra and the veal chop were simply outstanding. Staff was professional, polite and more than willing to interact with the guests. We’ve always enjoyed Sayed’s restaurants and will continue to visit.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We have had such good experiences here before. However this time the entire experience from knowledge of wait staff on menu, general service and quality of food was poor. Hope this isn’t a permanent change but given our experience not sure we will try again. We had a party of 6 and were the first people there so being busy could not have been a reason.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Good authentic Italian with daily specials. Great food/ great service/ reasonably priced -- can't beat it!

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We have been there four or five times for business meals since I found the place last month. The food was excellent and is always top notch ...as is the service. Everyone is very friendly and helpful, parking is relatively easy on the street. This place was a great find and we will certainly be back. The only minor issue, the chairs are uncomfortable, the cushions are very thin with wooden rails underneath so it feels like you are sitting on wooden rails. I imagine management is not even really aware of it, because you wouldn't see it, you have to sit there for a few minutes before it begins to feel uncomfortable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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