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Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano

4.5
957 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(703) 318-7000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Francesco
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Elden St. and Station St.
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Parking details
Private Parking is located behind the restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 957 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Calvin (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

For me, its always been a good place to eat. I’ve been a patron for eons and have never been disappointed in food, service, atmosphere or value.

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JimOakHill (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Food and service is amazing! Decor could use some updating.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We love Zeffirelli’s. The food is always great and we love the atmosphere and service. Can’t say we have ever had a bad meal or bad service.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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AliS (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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vipNSowell (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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vipFoodHawk (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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vipSabs (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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Lv2eat (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Still one of my favorite Italian restaurants in the area.

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chspensley (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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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DCHinDC (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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vipLGaye (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  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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