Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
KNOWN FOR ITS BEST VEAL CHOP IN THE REGION
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Fantastic meal... High quality seafood, great tasting pasta, sauce, and dessert.
Well priced as well.
Space was a bit crowded, and Caesar salad was over-dressed. But otherwise, it was a a great experience and we will definitely go back.
The food is very good. Staff was responsive. Prices have increased to the point that it is not really worth the price. Average $75/person (1 glass of wine each) and not the more expensive dishes.
We had reservations at 8:30 We didn’t get seated until 9:30. Took us 15 minutes once we were seated for someone to take our order for drinks/food. Overall a HORRIBLE Valentine’s Day experience. Do not recommend. I would not go back to this place.
We booked for Valentine’s Night 8:15. The line was out the door. We couldn’t even get to the hostess and were told we’d have an additional 45 min wait despite the reservation. I gave 1 ⭐️ For everything here, but honestly I can only speak for their customer service. As a new resident in Herndon, this was my first experience with this restaurant. We eat out a lot, and try to support all the local businesses around here, but this place ruined our Valentine’s Day! We won’t be giving them a second chance.
To the wonderful staff next door at Red Kimono who took us, and several other diners screwed by this restaurant, in. Thank you. You all recovered our night for us with great customer service and delicious food. You can consider my family loyal customers for life.
Shame on you Zeffirelli's for your price gouging for Valentine's Day. Your marked up the menu items by 30% or more down reduced the portions. It would have been acceptable but our entrees were just OK - nothing special. Having lived in the area for 20 plus years this was the first time we went to Zeffirellis on Valentine's Day. Won't be going back for either any special occasions or just dinner out. Need to rethink your strategy.
Booked a reservation through OpenTable for V-Day and very much enjoyed the service from walking in the door to leaving. The service was impeccable and the food was just as great! They had a special V-Day menu that didn't have the gnocchi dish I wanted but said that they would make it for me. They also accommodated my girlfriend's vegetarian needs since a lot of dishes contain meat. I would highly recommend this wonderful, home-y, elegant restaurant to anyone! Bravo!
Lunch at Zeffirelli's is a GREAT value. We went on Valentine's Day, and had the place (and the service) almost all to ourselves!
Great food and wine pairings. Also very attentive service; professional with a smile.
The ambiance was cozy though loud due to several large parties... The sword fish with shrimp was Excellency and the Pasta with seafood ( jumpo shrimp , calamari, mussels, and scallops ) was delicious .... Our waiter was excellent- attentive without intruding..... Highly recommend!!!
Service and food make this our number one destination. Every table taken with 2 large parties, and our food was perfect and served exactly when it should have been. If I lived in VA I would eat there multiple times a week.
If you are going to take reservations, then honor them. We weren't the only people in the restaurant with the same problem. We walked in to a packed restaurant with no available tables. They pushed the 4 of us to the bar (um... not a bar, two stools pushed up against the service bar) to "wait until a table became available". The same scenario for at least 3 other parties. And there was a big party seated that was waiting for a server to even come to their table. Not acceptable if you are going to take reservations.
Our server was very patient and didn't rush us as we talked and relaxed with cocktails.
We ordered appetizers first and ordered our main entrees later, allowing us a very relaxed dinner.
They served me complimentary dessert and a liqueur for my 60th birthday.
Food was excellent as usual. The restaurant has a very relaxed and warm atmosphere.
Intimate and cozy, great for both romance and business.
Overall a really nice experience.
Dinner with family. Excellent food and service. The ambience, noise level and light was perfect!
Just a lovely Italian restaurant. We split the stuffed clams as a starter then my other half had veal parmigiana and I had the shrimp monte christo all of the food was excellent. We started with cocktails excellent martini and wonderful selection of wines. We loved all of it. This restaurant was a 15 dollar Uber ride from the airport and well worth it.
Excellent authentic Italian food
Excellent octopus appetizer and the best veal chop anywhere!
The food was outstanding and the service perfect. 5 strars
Nice basket of bread to start, which included what we think was small bites of focaccia -- very good! The soup and salad were very good, the main courses good, and the dessert was fantastic. Very good wine list, with a variety of Italian wine options, which is what we prefer when eating Italian food. Nice team approach to service, and most servers were very friendly. Our main server sort of threw things down on the table and didn't say much. He had a lot to say, however, to people at two tables nearby, so assume they were regulars. We'll give it another chance and see how that goes. It's a bit expensive compared to other restaurants of similar quality, so this would be more of a special occasion restaurant for us.
Foods are really excellent & delicious! Two Thumbs Up & Highly Recommend It! 👍👍😋
I haven't had the opportunity to experience Zeffirelli's during times other than dinner. However, I'm sure you wouldn't be disappointed any time you dine there. I'm a transplant from California, and my favorite (food, service, ambiance, and hospitality) Italian restaurant there was located in Pasedena. I searched high & low in this area to find something to replace it, and Zeffirelli's has definitely answered the call.
Pablo is an excellent waiter. His recommendations exceeded our expectations. Great time.
Absolutely fantastic in every way.
As a Birthday choice for my husband, we spent 2 hours in traffic to drive to Zeffirelli’s for his birthday dinner.
The restaurant included areas for larger parties to quaint alcoves that were simply charming. The staff was impressively non intrusive and seamless in ensuring that nothing was empty on the table.
Our food- proportions, seasoning and presentation was well above my expectations. It times in table conversation I was comparing to other fine dining experiences we’ve had, and Zeffirelli’s checked all of my boxes.
To sum it up, I would definitely take the trip again!
Great all around. More upscale Italian food. Everything is fresh and perfectly prepared. The manager is both very amiable and good with paring a wine to your preference. Casual, relaxed, but a little touch of old world. I think Zeffirelli has been a Herndon landmark for as long as I can remember. I live closer, up the street, from Dante in Great Falls. But, I much prefer Zeffirelli.
Old friends getting together.
We have been to a lot of restaurants in the area and Zeffirelli soars above the rest. The service is impeccable, with professional wait staff; constant but not overbearing attention; and a sense that you are being given a fine dining experience, not just a dinner. The food was outstanding. It is hard to find a restaurant with such fresh tasting, creative Italian. Wines were top shelf even by the glass. Overall the best dining experience we have had in our 20 years in the area.
Very good service and the Tuscan wine was quite good...two bottles worth!
The food was fantastic, and the hospitality really showed when they gave us a kitchen tour. Really enjoyed the ambiance. It felt like we were in grandma's Italian home and dining with the family.
Excellent upscale Northern Italian restaurant with outstanding service and food.
Anazibg lamb chops! Best I have ever had!
Wonderful food and an amazing staff.
This is by far the best restaurant I've been to in a long time. It was a choice I made for my sixth year anniversary with my girlfriend and she absolutely loved it. Excellent choice of food and the service was above perfect. Francisco took really good care of us and always stopped by to check in respectfully and quietly. We will be going back for dinner dates.
Traveled frequently throughout Italy. Ate at some of the best restaurant in Rome and Malen. Zeffirelli’s is at the top of that list but in Northern Virginia.
Brother in for post thanksgiving, had a great time. Good food, quiet, so we could hear each other, and service was outstanding.
Our experience started by being seated in the corner of a back room even though there were at least 4 tables in the main dinning room available the entire time we were dining. The veal chop was tough with only 4 medium size bites for $57. The rest of the meal was good but not up to the level of the prices. The wine list was good and pricing was fair.
Awesome dinner. Best veal chop known to man.
From the appetizer to the dessert ,it was top notch. Service is impeccable. What a gem in Herndon!! I will definitely comeback.