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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
Herndon, VA 20170
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
Elden St. and Station St.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Parking is located behind the restaurant.
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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