Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano

4.8
1450 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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

www.zeffirelliva.com
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vipLibbyW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is easy to go again and again…. Food is fabulous, service is impeccable and the ambiance is quaint and cozy. Family owned and run. We’ve had the same waiter each time over the years. Much better than chain restaurants! Check it out.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Super friendly and comfy.

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JudyM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are from the Northeast where we are able to have outstanding Italian food. So, our dinner last night was a wonderful surprise. It was better than most other pasta dishes I have had. Everything we had was outstanding. The waitstaff was more than willing to help us decide what to have and we loved it all. Including all the waitstaff who were more than available at any time. And the wine they recommended was also great!! Thank you for an outstanding meal and company!!

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Rich
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a first class experience at Zeffirelli! We are trying out Italian restaurants all around Reston and so far Zeffirelli’s is the best! The ambiance is prefect, the service professional and the food absolutely excellent. Highly recommend!

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ThomasL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great as always. This was our first time back since Covid and glad to say it was just we remembered and expected. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service. It’s our go to place.

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KathyP
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a delightful evening at Zeffirelli's celebrating a family birthday. Everyone enjoyed their meal, the noise level was low, table was elegantly set with white linens and the service was excellent.

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vipShelby04
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary at Zeffirelli’s and had a wonderful dinner. As always, the food and the service were terrific. The servers always go out of their way to make sure you are pleased with everything. I can’t recommend this restaurant more highly.

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RCF1908
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They really know Italian! The food was AMAZING and the ambiance was spectacular! Lovely place and the staff are down right friendly and warm!

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mpls08
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

A local gem, very accomodating for a larger group. The service was top-notch, very attentive without being obtrusive

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vipMoette
Richmond
100 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food with outstanding service

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RobertW
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very attentive and efficient staff. Very clean and almost elegant room. Food was awesome

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CherylS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place

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RichardW
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was excellent. Highly recommend veal chop. The service was great.

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LynnC
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food! Attentive service! Delightful environment!

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vipLuvgoodfood
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and ambiance … as always. Happy Anniversary, Zeffirelli, and thank you for the gift!

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vipAl428
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Service was good, the wait staff available when needed and everything was promptly served.

Ambiance has an old school charm, and about a 50% occupancy on a Friday night.

Food was ok. Not sure if we just ordered wrong, but the calms casino was not recommended. There were 5 baby clams stuffed with breadcrumbs and the tiniest morsel of clam. I order this pretty frequently and this was by far the least enjoyable I've had. The ravioli was good - very heavy on the pesto cream and salty, but satisfied my hunger. The linguine with clams and cesar salad were both ok, but there is nothing we would reorder.

Nevertheless, a nice evening and would give it another shot in the future and try something other than pasta.

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ZachP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, reminded us of the meals we had in Italy.

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vipDavidL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent experience all around, although the service started out a bit slow. Had the gamberi and salsicce appetizers to start, then swordfish special for the main. All was perfectly cooked and succulently seasoned. Would definitely go there again.

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vipAliP
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife birthday, the hosts where very educated and professional, the attention to details is amazing, food was great it is our favorite Italian. My hay the grilled shrimp to start and my wife have the house veal shop and I have the seafood over pasta..amazing found. I recommend this place fir any occasion

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vipTomK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and amazing food. We will be back!

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CatherineP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most enjoyable restaurant experience we have had in a long time. The food was superb and the ambience was charming and romantic. However, the very best part of the experience was the service. Our waiter, Pablo, served us exquisitely, as though we were the only ones there. The Best of the Best! We would definitely recommend Zeffirelli’s to all!

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Shono
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, service and ambience. New to Oakton and loved our dinner- can’t wait to frequent more.

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Touch of Old Italy. Best veal chop in northern Virginia

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a wonderful experience! It turns out my grandson’s flight was rerouted to bwi instead of Dulles and then it was delayed so my 6:00 reservation was changed from 6 to 7 and then it was even later so we arrived at 8:00. They accommodated me graciously. Saved our table although they were busy and were very solicitous when we finally arrived. On top of that the food and waitress were perfect.

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vipBillM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place

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onasisf
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place never disappoints. We visit at least once a month and it’s always perfect!!!

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vipAliP
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant, services is A+ the food is delicious one of my favorite Italian!!! I am from Europe and this is very good Italian restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came up from South Carolina for business. We had a free night and came here for dinner. We came here 30 years ago when it was called the 5&dime. Pablo took care of us. It was simply amazing. Thanks to you for the amazing dinner and experience. One of the best ever!!!!

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JuliaA
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

I loved the chicken alfredo sauce and fettucine, but the chicken was tough and overcooked.
I would have preferred garlic bread instead of the artisan caraway, but that may be the nature of the restaurant's specialization.
The flan they surprised me with (it was my birthday) was indescribably delicious, the most wondrous texture.
Nice cappucino to finish.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every aspect of our lunch at Zeffirelli’s was outstanding!

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Judy
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dining here is always a wonderful experience. The service is impeccable. The food phenomenal.

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vipredsun33
Washington DC
104 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a really nice meal. Food and service was very good. We will be back.

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LauraB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was wonderful! The food was amazing and the whole experience was terrific!!

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DianneN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great environment, great service, great food! The location is wonderful as well.

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KimW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great experience at this restaurant. The service is impeccable, the food is delicious and the mood is perfect.

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Kinkir
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was very good but COVID shortage of service made it a bit slow, meals should have been served earlier and warmer.

RK
RobK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, good service and very nice little restaurant. Parking in the back its easy to park. You need to try this place.

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JORDANI
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal, service, and atmosphere. Would go back without a doubt.

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

Pablo was a fantastic captain and guided us to the best menu choices. He was very attentive. The food was superb. We will be back again!

FAQs

Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 318-7000.

Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.8 stars by 1450 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.