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Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano

4.5
937 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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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Cross street: Elden St. and Station St.
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What 937 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

Always a great dining experience. Love the food, service and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Nice local Italian restaurant, good food, decent prices, attentive wait staff. Gets crowded at dinner time; if you can eat later, it clears out quickly and is quieter. They need to re-stuff the dining room chairs!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

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XYZT5 (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

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vipTheChair (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 2, 2018

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.

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DouglasA (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on January 2, 2018

Food was very good, but very pricy for Italian cuisine. Salad does not come with any entrée, and some do not come with pasta either. With salad puts entrees over $30-35. Way too high for this type of cuisine. $4.00 for a side of pasta??

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 2, 2018

Zeffirelli's is a long time staple in Herndon....Been going for years....It Never disappoints!!!
When you want fine Italian in an unpretentious but upscale setting; This is a superb restaurant.

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Rick (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was great - tables are too close - you can’t not listen to your neighbor or be at ease with your own conversation.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Superb cuisine, attentive, friendly service and a classic atmosphere in a neighborhood establishment. Nothing institutional about this vintage culinary treasure.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Cross street
Elden St. and Station St.
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(703) 318-7000
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Parking details
Private Parking is located behind the restaurant.
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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