Ristorante Bonaroti

4.8
1768 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
A well-kept secret nestled in the heart of Vienna offering elegant dining within a warm and intimate setting. Our classic Italian cuisine has been ranked among the best in the Washington, D.C. area. Bar featuring new appetizer menu.
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vipLindaB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Limoncello is a must.

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vipFlashattack
Washington DC
271 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Always a dependable dining experience. My rack of lamb and my wife's Dover sole were excellent.
Always attentive service.

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JackD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Huge menu and the preparation has been flawless on every visit. This is where we take our friends that are true foodies. Sergio always checks in, too.

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LDBVA
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've enjoyed this lovely restaurant ever since Sergio first opened the doors to this dining experience. We've hosted small gatherings, met friends for lunch, enjoyed special occasion meals & just "nice regular dinners". This recent visit was no exception. It remains as delightful as ever!

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Phyllida
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Everything (except the mashed potatoes which are always mediocre) was excellent. Very atttentive service. If I could suggest anything, it would be to have more non meat dishes.

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DENNIST
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding, and the service impeccable and friendly. The ambiance was that of a very friendly neighborhood Italian restaurant. I would recommend it without hesitation.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated a friend’s retirement luncheon at this wonderful long-time favorite of ours. The service was top notch and every dish was prepared to perfection!

The monkfish (chef special entree) was exceptional.

We recommend coming here for special occasions as well as any time you are anticipating being treated with the utmost care & attention while enjoying the best Italian restaurant in Northern Va. Sergio is the best host one could ask for!

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vipdebb
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply our favorite Italian restaurant. Had the pasta and meatballs. It was delicious! Hubby had the seafood risotto. It was teaming with fresh seafood. He loved it. Our friends had the lobster ravioli and fish - all delicious. It’s just the best! The service is very professional and friendly.

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vipWilson
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

This restaurant is a neighborhood gem. This was our first time here in a very long time and I could see that it was patronized by lots of regulars. The service was excellent; the food was good and plentiful. We enjoyed our meal and wine and it was a fun evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sergio is fantastic! He tends to all needs immediately. This is a favorite Vienna gem!

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robertp
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

They did not have our reservation when we arrived.

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Amanda
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I cannot believe I did not know about this restaurant for this long. It is an absolute hidden gem, and it was a wonderful 75th birthday celebration for my parents!! Put this place at the top of your list!

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sandifop
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

They were reaching for fine dining: I was looking for home style character, so the air was a little rich for me.

Our food was delightful, brought by very attentive servers. My wife had a seafood dish, while I enjoyed an excellent though simple manicotti entree.

The check was $$$, which was right on the balance.

I recommend it if you want your night on the special side. Not a weekly stop.

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vipSara
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience2

We had a reservation and were seated promptly, but then were completely ignored. Which was strange because all around us tables were receiving excellent service. We were in the center of the room and staff were whirling around but it was like we were invisible—it was so strange. After at least 15 minutes, I suggested we just leave, but my husband finally flagged down a waiter for menus. The food was very good, as we’ve experienced in the past, but we probably won’t return.

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Edward
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good Italian food, exemplary service, nice atmosphere.

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ElizabethP
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service! The waiters took very good care of us. Food was superb and reasonably priced. Table had crumbs on it when we sat down. Restaurant was empty at 5pm. So it was a lack of cleaning after the lunch crowd. There was also little gnats flying around. So we had to keep waving them off while we ate. The host and the waiters wore masks. The bathrooms were very clean and well maintained. The manager even stopped by to see how we were doing.

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BillMc
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a wonderful experience! Sergio, his staff and kitchen are amazing.

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MikeT
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent food, service, and ambience. It was nice to see people a little dressed up for dinner as well.

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vipLeslie
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beyond Good….Absolutely-THE best Italian restaurant food experience…EVER!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best italian place that you dine in the area

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vipRizzo
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

These guys are as good as you can get!!! Great for all occasions and the variety of Italian dishes is astounding. Sergio and his crew have mastered the science of food and service. Hey Michelin...are you listening....the food is amazing...you need to send a star their way...maybe TWO. Listen...it does not get any better, baby!!!

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vipJeffreyO
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I have been there many times. It never disappoints.

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plum
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal and attentive service at Bonaroti.

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vipDebrad
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous in all respects

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vipCarolryn
Richmond
66 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious but we felt as if we were rushed

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vipRick
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service and food. Truly a neighborhood gem in the heart of Vienna! Wine list is also impressive.

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April
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Delicious, #1 choice, Italian food. : )

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every meal here is phenomenal - the staff are so great, kind, and it’s just overall such a great place to be.

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Miguel
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good attention, very clean, quiet, and comfortable,

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vipshoemaven
Naples
80 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sergio and his staff never disappoint! Been our “go to” place for 20+ years. Wonderful menu, but always flexible enough to make me whatever comfort food I’m craving.

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vipsingingblue
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our meal, the service and the menu! This is worth the trip!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
186 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

this is such a delightful old world dining experience! Tableclothes, waiters in tuxedoes, an owner who recognizes you and is always there to oversee. Bonaroti's is relaxing, delicious, and definitely "special" but not stuffy. I always love the food preparation, sauces, attention to detail. I have been a returning customer for 30 years.

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Carol
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there. Went because of it being rated very high on OpenTable so the four of us were expecting a great deal from the restaurant. We were not disappointed. We have already planned on making Ristorante Bonaroti our place to have dinner on the next special occasions we celebrate together. Definitely, a hidden jewel in Vienna.

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BonnieC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated friends' birthdays on September 28, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We were lucky enough to be seated outside in the tent so my Covid concerns were instantly eased. The wine was terrific, the salads huge (each couple shared) and the entrees were fabulous. The wait staff was so attentive, with just the right amount of attentiveness. A beautiful birthday dessert was a surprise from Sergio to the birthday couple. A wonderful meal and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it! The only downside was the guys on the deck bar were a little loud, all talking over one another about their round of golf!

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vipAnne
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great specials offered! Always a fun place to get together with friends! Staff is friendly and attentive.

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vipDaveH
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every aspect of Ristorante Bonaroti is fabulous. Sergio and his team are unmatched! Our regular go-to!

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micheleh
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been going to this restaurant for years for special occasions. It is consistently a truly nice experience. Sergio is always there making sure things are done right and done well. They do not rush you and they let you enjoy each course. The house wine is very nice. Don't forget the dessert!!!

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vipxxxxxx
Washington DC
181 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Classic presentations, scrumptiously prepared!
We were blown away by the peppered tuna entree.

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vipJustinT
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently great authentic Italian food and outstanding service. Sergio is creative and accommodating, and a culinary master. His restaurant is a gem!

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vipCarrieS
Mexico City
22 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was nice to have an outdoor seating option, but sitting j. The parking lot can only allow for so much ambience. Also, we sat next to a very loud large group so surprisingly the noise level was high for being outside. Not much you can do about that.

All that to say, the bread and dips and sauces were a great start, and my homemade ravioli was delightful. Truly. Homemade pasta is a la or of love that I don’t often indulge in or have the chance to make. The service was very good and I had a beautifully made classic martini, which I don’t take for granted either!

Overall, lovely experience. I’d go back.

FAQs

Ristorante Bonaroti offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 281-7550.

Ristorante Bonaroti is rated 4.8 stars by 1768 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.