Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
KNOWN FOR ITS BEST VEAL CHOP IN THE REGION
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Special event for my husband’s birthday... wonderful experience! The staff were excellent: attentive, helpful, perfect timing. The ambience was lovely, as always. The food and wine were superb. Last year we celebrated at the chef’s table at Filomena. This was better! Better service, better food, better treatment. They gave us the best care.
Wonderful service and food, as always! Thank you for a magical evening!
They didn't wipe down the items on the table between diners - covid! The salt/pepper mill and olive oil were not wiped down when I saw any tables being turned over during the time we were there. Diners handle these and then use their hands to eat bread - they need to be wiped down. The restaurant was very busy (New Year's Eve) and felt crowded and not adequately spaced, and the food wasn't as good as it's been when I went other times.
Amazing appetizers, entrees, and wine. Service as quick and attentive. Great date night spot. Very romantic atmosphere. Will definitely visit again!
Have not been there for a few months, but it was outstanding as usual. Many different veal options, which I like. Grilled octopus appetizer was excellent. And the service was great. A very nice, quiet and white-tabletop restaurant. I'm sure they will be there years from now.
This is our go-to place for special occasions. Even the little square where it resides is fun. The food and people here are ethnic (yet an Italian ambiance and cuisine), fun, efficient, polite, engaging, and terrific. We love this place. They have some great wine pairing too, a smooth Italian Red rated 97, that'll knock your socks off!
The atmosphere was quiet and relaxing plus the food and service was very good.
The food and the service keep me coming back to this place. My guest had the Surf & Turf, I had the pasta Cleopatra. Both were perfectly cooked and the flavors were well balanced.
The server was on point throughout our visit and the atmosphere was very pleasant and relaxing.
I could dine here every day if I could.
Excellent every time we go. Even ordering Christmas Eve Dinner from here instead of cooking all day
Spectacular service. Beautiful restaurant and nice servers as well. The food was top notch. Made my wife's birthday a terrific choice.
Always Always Always Amazing!!! I know a lot of places and this place is as good as it can gets!!!
Always an excellent experience - one our our favorite spots for an elegant, romantic dinner - with outstanding food and service!
Great job at social distancing diners. Great service!
We celebrated our anniversary, and had a wonderful evening at Zeffirelli. Pablo was our waiter and he gave us VIP service. We absolutely love this restaurant!
Amazing service and food
Great food. Great service. Great attention to detail. Highly recommend!
Zeffirelli's has been our favorite restaurant in the area for over 25 years now. They are consistently excellent!
Haven’t been there in over 10 years and it was great to see the same great food and service. Only minor complaint would have been the slightly over cooked lobster in my seafood pasta dish. Will definitely be back soon.
Fantastic as always. We’ve never had a bad experience here.
We have been dining at Zeffirelli's for years. Wanted to post a review to help others during this uncertain time. Food was amazing as usual. The fish special was perfectly cooked and my wife's pasta was delicious. They have implemented measures to keep everyone safe and comfortable. Tables where they actually sit people are 6 feet apart. All employees are wearing masks. They even have some outdoor seating out front at the moment. We strongly recommend visiting for a meal! Even if you want take out.
A nice place for a special evening. They are handling social distancing very well.
Always so great to visit this restaurant. The entire staff, especially Pablo, are excellent and so professional! The appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts are fabulous! We always enjoy a long relaxing meal. Fantastic calamari, mussels, veal, chicken, seafood, caprese and more! Excellent wine list also!
One of the nicest, if not the nicest restaurants in old town Herndon. Not a chain but individual service and food specialties. A little on the pricey side for some orders but worth it if you wan to have a special night out with someone special.
Everything was fantastic!
Phenomenal staff, exquisite food and overall fine dining experience.
Anne V, the server added so much to the already excellent meal. When the food and the service is top notch, it’s an truly memorable event. She knew, and offered great suggestions, was very attentive. Great night.
Wonderful typical Italian dining with white table cloth, and an excellent red wine recommended. Food was excellent. It was my wife’s birthday. It was a wonderfully tasty, and pleasant experience. Highly recommend.
Good food/service, but the decor could use an update.
Great food, great experience , never disappointed
It was amazing the food was great the servers were awesome the environment was very warm. Overall great experience
Family get together and as always this place was impeccable ! Amazing service and kindness, amazing foods and drinks, the ambiance is amazing I feel like I’m in Italy when I’m there! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Best food I’ve ever had everrrr!
Always delicious. Always feel well-taken care of by the staff. If nothing on the menu is catching your eye, just tell Pablo (my waiter) the types of things you like, and he'll have the chef whip something up for you! Pablo is also great at picking out wines...
When in the neighborhood, Zeffrellli is the restaurant of choice. You will not be disappointed.
The food was pretty good but does use normal restaurant time saving products. Highly respected in the community. The wait staff was a little crude at times when we were looking for $$$$ level service. The main waiter made our dinner better with his little added benefits here and there. We may return one day but not this weekend. We certainly understand why they are a local favorite and do recommend trying it out for yourself.
The food and service was superb! Unlike other restaurants, Zeffirelli is able to mix and match that favorite protein with a sauce or pasta to meet your needs. Totally enjoyed the food and sauces. Clam casino had to be cleaned with bread to enjoy the delicious sauce.
Food was very good and the service was as excellent as it always is. It was good to get back to the restaurant.
Great food and wine, quiret, great service too.
This place was a pleasant surprise as we went out for dinner during the CoronaVirus .
Very clean and friendly.
I suggest less sauce on the veal chop but, personal preference.
Amazing authentic Italian food and wine!! The very best service by Pablo and the entire team! Lamb chops great, ravioli, mussels, calamari - all super! Always ending with such good coffee and dessert! They are also doing a very good job with COVID safety.
I decided to take my wife here for our one year wedding Anniversary thinking it would be a romantic and authentic Italian restaurant. Food was sub par. We ordered the fried calamari and zucchini and it was very bland. We also ordered cheese sticks and when those came out they were cold on the inside and not melted. I had took one bite of it and ask the waiter to send it back to have fresher ones. When they brought them back they gave me the same cheese stick I took a bite out of and they were saturated in oil. The reviews seemed good so we decided to check it out but unfortunately were let down.
Fantastic food and service. Top notch crew. We have never been disappointed over the years. Linguini with clams, grilled/charred octopus appetizer. Don't forget the cappuccinos to top it off.
Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 318-7000.
Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.7 stars by 1293 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.