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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
www.zeffirelliva.com

728 Pine Street
Herndon, VA 20170
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Elden St. and Station St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 318-7000

Website:
http://www.zeffirelliristorante.com/

Parking Details:
Private Parking is located behind the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Francesco

Additional:
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

5
4
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2
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Business Meals (11)
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Good for Anniversaries (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Romantic (6)
Authentic (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Cozy (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fun (3)
Casual (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

It is my favorite restaurant in Herndon. Their veal chop is fabulous!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great food, wine, and service. The chef will accommodate your tastes.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Very tasty food at fair prices. Highly recommend. Will be returning to this location again.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great spot. I've been coming for years. It's great for a romantic date, or family.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent all around! We will definitely be back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The best veal chop in DC - bar none.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food and service were awesome; special of the Cleopatra and the veal chop were simply outstanding. Staff was professional, polite and more than willing to interact with the guests. We’ve always enjoyed Sayed’s restaurants and will continue to visit.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Good authentic Italian with daily specials. Great food/ great service/ reasonably priced -- can't beat it!

Tags: Comfort Food
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Have been there many times. Nice restaurant. Nice food, great Barolo.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Far too many interruptions from the wait staff, water guy, matre d, etc.

Challenged for a preferred table.

Ridiculously expensive for two plates. Terrible value.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

OMG why was the restaurant not filled on a Friday night? it was gorgeous; wait staff tremendous; and food was great. wine recommendation was spot on for three of us sharing a bottle, shrimp scampi and their seafood specials were out of this world. Everyone should try this especially for a special occasion but anytime to have a fine dining experience in local Herndon setting.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This restaurant was wonderful. We were a last minute reservation for a party of 10 and in a major rush to get back to our business conference. Not only was the food fabulous, the staff went out of their way to be quick, attentive and pleasant. Would definitely try this gem.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Service was awesome. Food was very good.. Old school Italian restaurant.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The food was terrific, the service was great.... a little pricey, but we ate a lot and had some nice wine :- )

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Another nice evening. The meal was nicely paced, with plenty of good service. I had the Monte Cristina Scampi ... it was delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great meal and service. A family and friends dinner that was spaced very nicely by our waiter.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

All five of us had great meals. The meals ordered were the salmon, shrimp scampi, and coupleother meals I can’t remember..But, our whole party of five was happy with their meals. The staff was attentive and special requests for food were honored quietly and professionally. For example, I had gelato for dessert and asked for some berries on top. The gelato came just as requested. Zefferillies staff really shines. The servers are so attentive to every detail, but unobtrusive. All in all, we always enjoy Zefferellis.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We fully enjoyed our dinner. We went there based on good reviews and my girlfriend's love of Italian food. It was her birthday. The staff was very attentive. The food was excellent. The atmosphere was quiet and enjoyable. The pricing was excellent. We will return.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The staff and manager were all very friendly and accommodating. The location is very convenient in town, parking was easy on street, the dining room is very nicely done. Excellent wine list.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great as usual. I stop in every time I fly into Dulles. Shrimp scampi and a super tuscan was just what I needed. Service is exceptional.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2017

This is my second visit and there will be more. Service is very good and the food is great. They do creative and delicious creations with fish. The wine list is quite good. The dinner is always an event, this is not just a meal, it is an experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Will be back soon. Without our kids :)

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

My wife and I have been here numerous times and I have always left happy with the service and quality of the dishes. This time I left let down. My salad look like it came from a fast food restaurant and my main course was underwhelming. The service was very slow for a place that was only 50% occupied. We have had great meals in the past so I will be back to give it another try.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Awesome as always. Awesome as always. Stating it twice since it requires at least 50 characters but saying it twice is also appropriate as a review.

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·Dined on September 5, 2017

My wife and I ate here for our anniversary. We were long time patrons of Da Dominicos in Tysons because that was our go to romantic place to eat early in our marriage. Zeffirelli's is similar in their semi-formal seating and very romantic setting. The service was polite and solid, but nothing over the top. My wife had their 4-cheese ravioli with a switch-up to their marinara instead of the pesto sauce as listed on the menu. She finished her meal way before I came close to finishing mine. I had their famous veal chop.

The Veal Chop.... hmmm. I have to first throw out the caveat that as stated we are diners of Da Daminicos from way back in the mid '80s. I compare them to DD because the two restaurants are related and they now use the same recipe for their veal chop or it is really-really close. Straight up... I don't like the newer recipe. The chop is beautiful - cooked to a medium and a healthy size cut of meat. It is extremely tender. I don't like the way it is seasoned nor do I like it's accompanied sauce. Again, I am biased. The veal chop from DD back in the 80s and 90s was really to die for. Anyone that ate there then knows exactly what I am talking about. The veal chop from the old DD was crispy from the broiler and seasoned perfectly to just melt in your mouth. i have NO IDEA why someone changed to the new recipe. The price is the same... the portion is the same... but the flavor and taste is no where close and both DD and Ziffs.

We will go back there again and try some of their other dishes. Like I said my wife really liked her meal, but I won't ever spend $55 on a veal chop that is no where close to the GREAT veal chop that they used to serve and Da Daminicos.... I wished they had never changed it because it was worth $100 the old way.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 30, 2017

It was my first time to Zeffirelli's. I had heard so many good things about the restaurant and I wasn't disappointed. Very good Italian food with generous potion. All four of us were happy with our meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 29, 2017

As always, Zeffirelli's food and wine selections were exceptional.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Vegan
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Food was excellent. We have been going to Zeffirelli's for over 20 years. It is always wonderful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

It was an interesting place with old pictures of Herndon done up tastefully. The service was great, the lobster bisque and pasta with shrimp we ordered was yum. However, we ordered one of the specials of the day a fish ( cod I think) with crab meat and that was ok for a 35$ dish.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Zeffirelli's is one of our favorite restaurants in the area. Food and service are always excellent.

Tags: Fun, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Awesome meal and atmosphere

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The service and food were outstanding! Nice selection of wine!

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great meal at a local gem. A little in the pricey side but every bite was high quality and delicious. Will definitely go again to try more menu items.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 1, 2017

We enjoy this restaurant for a fairly quiet dinner with dishes that are more varied than we prepare at home. The choice of wines is good. The service very good. This is a restaurant for adults.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

You can't go wrong at Zeffirelli's. Everything is always wonderful.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Veal chops are extraordinary but should come with more than a couple of veggies or at least a salad at the price point.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 19, 2017

We enjoyed the meal, and the service

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