Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano

4.8
1426 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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

www.zeffirelliva.com
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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came up from South Carolina for business. We had a free night and came here for dinner. We came here 30 years ago when it was called the 5&dime. Pablo took care of us. It was simply amazing. Thanks to you for the amazing dinner and experience. One of the best ever!!!!

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JuliaA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I loved the chicken alfredo sauce and fettucine, but the chicken was tough and overcooked.
I would have preferred garlic bread instead of the artisan caraway, but that may be the nature of the restaurant's specialization.
The flan they surprised me with (it was my birthday) was indescribably delicious, the most wondrous texture.
Nice cappucino to finish.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect of our lunch at Zeffirelli’s was outstanding!

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Judy
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining here is always a wonderful experience. The service is impeccable. The food phenomenal.

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vipredsun33
Washington DC
102 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a really nice meal. Food and service was very good. We will be back.

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LauraB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! The food was amazing and the whole experience was terrific!!

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DianneN
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment, great service, great food! The location is wonderful as well.

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KimW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience at this restaurant. The service is impeccable, the food is delicious and the mood is perfect.

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Kinkir
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good but COVID shortage of service made it a bit slow, meals should have been served earlier and warmer.

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RobK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service and very nice little restaurant. Parking in the back its easy to park. You need to try this place.

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JORDANI
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, service, and atmosphere. Would go back without a doubt.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pablo was a fantastic captain and guided us to the best menu choices. He was very attentive. The food was superb. We will be back again!

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SteveN
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. I little pricey but not outrageous by any means.

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TaraC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to dine. Good food, personal atmosphere. Recommend highly.

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Trummers
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Zefferilli's! The food and drinks were excellent as always. Our guests truly enjoyed themselves. The service from start to finish was top notch. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipLanese
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love this restaurant! The food is always amazing and the quality is TOP NOTCH.

I wish they would put Lamb Shank or Osso Bucco back on the menu.

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DayTom
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food, the lighting, the service was absolutely incredible!

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JamesF
Hungary
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the service and food were wonderful. We are never disappointed when we done here.

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jdub
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive wait staff and servers. Timely food delivery. Excellent ambience . Complimentary Birthday dessert. Clean restrooms. Delicious food.

Great experience for 4.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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Calisto59
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful evening, great Italian with lots of character, and excellent service.

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Vince
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food. Prices on the upper end though. Ambience was okay.

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vipJorge
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal to celebrate our 4 years together at our favorite Italian restaurant.

JW
JWFM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am not a gourmand, but I do like veal piccata and always try it when I go to an Italian restaurant for the first time. I've never had one as good as at Zeffirelli.

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RubyM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday and the staff was wonderful and our waiter, Pablo, was great. It was a very special evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After all these years I finally went and was not disappointed. Real neighborhood feel and the food and service are great. Highly recommend

DH
vipDiannaH
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Loved it All ! The Restaurant was Beautiful ! The Service was Impeccable 💗The Food was Magnificent !! We will definitely come again ! We were Celebrating our 33rd Wedding Anniversary with Special Friends ! Thank you For a Very Memorable Evening 💕

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MOTU
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my wife’s birthday, we had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first time at Zeffirelli and it was for our anniversary. It was such a great experience. Our waitress was AMAZING and the food exceeded our expectations. It was a great choice for a special occasion. My husband had the lobster ravioli and I had the veal ravioli. Both were delicious. We are so happy that we tried something new and will definitely be back!

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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The staff was attentive. Monday night is a great time to dine when they were less busy.

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vipAFSEcats
Richmond
48 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Zefferelli's. I had a veal dish this time. It was excellent - tender and moist. The brandy cream sauce and mushrooms were done just right.

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vipJimR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food & service top notch! Only issue — after noting in the reservation our anniversary, we were sat in middle of dining area v. perimeter intimate seating. Had to ask to be moved to a more intimate table. Notwithstanding, wish we had dined there much sooner. A great dining experience!

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vipShelby04
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday at Zeffirelli, and we were treated like royalty. We had a fairly large party, and without even requesting, we were given a beautiful, private area. The service was perfect. The wait staff was friendly, and the food as always, was outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

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TimA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food with excellent service. Herdon's own fine dining experience

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JaimeF
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, affordable delicious food. We love Zeffirelli's!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Saw the building from outside while I was driving by and thought wow this place looks like the food will be great. I am not a fan of Italian food and my fiance usually has to bribe me to get Italian. Immediately I thought "I gotta bring him here as a surprise" and as I assumed the food was excellent!!! The ambiance was nice and wasn't so loud. The only thing with my experience that I didn't like was that we felt our server was judging us like " you don't belong here" he didn't smile not once. Not very personable. He was a great server and got us everything we needed but I wish he had a little bit more of a welcoming feel. But because the service was very good i still left a great tip.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My go to for Italian!!

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vipWinendine
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was fantastic. The caprese ravioli was unique and memorable and the the veal piccata was fork tender and delicious. Eggplant parm was perfection per my daughter. Portion size was also very good - plenty to eat but not too much. Also the food was piping hot which we all appreciated. Our waiter was very nice and engaging and legit- he was from Puglia. Highly recommended.

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Ferrermeister
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

FAQs

Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 318-7000.

Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.8 stars by 1426 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.