Ristorante Bonaroti

4.7
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1569 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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FrankP
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great experience.

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PatriciaL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delightful, and the musical entertainment was outstanding.

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Rick
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here many times and Bonaroti never disappoints.

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vipDaveH
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, cocktails, food and wine. We had a great evening for my spouse’s birthday. Sergio the owner and Chris our server was super attentive and engaging, while giving us plenty of quiet time. The food was extraordinary and plentiful with the accompanying wine they suggested. We ended with an awesome dessert and cappuccino. We’ll be back for sure!

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vipVictoriaN
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding high quality real old school Italian. Still THE best!!

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JinxR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Ate outside. The fetticini Sergio was great as always. The waiters were exceptional.

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CharlesK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ristorante Bonaroti is a genuine Italian treasure. All pasta is homemade and there are always too many specials to consider.

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IKMacGregor
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Absolutely loved the food, the staff, the service, and the environment. The downside was the noise during our visit. We were looking for a quiet engagement celebration so we booked late into the evening. When we arrived there was a party of 8 with four small children that were extremely loud to the point we couldn't hear ourselves over them. This persisted for our entire visit and we ended it early without dessert or finishing our meals to move to a quieter venue. This seemed like a one-off issue so we'll be returning for sure.

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Marc
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there; food, service and ambience were fantastic. My new favorite Italian restaurant.

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vipJerry
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly atmosphere, outstanding service and the food is served hot and nothing is over cooked, including the vegetables. This is one of the best restaurants in northern Virginia.

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Foodie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiance and I had such a lovely dinner, everything was outstanding: the service, the food, the ambiance. I would highly recommend for a romantic night out.

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Al2eat
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Tuna carpaccio and the monkfish pasta we’re great. Service was good up until the end. Took 20 minutes to get our check.

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DonnaE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our waiter was wonderful. The homemade sausage ravioli was amazing and the shrimp was fresh. My husband had the veal Saltimbocca and I had the veal bonaroti. Both were great dishes. I am never disappointed here.

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PeterB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a nice dinner with my family of 5. Everything was great until I made the mistake of ordering the cannelloni. It was like an overcooked manicotti drowned in meat sauce. Very disappointing. Everyone else like their entrees and the appetizers were good...but boy the cannelloni was bad.

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vipGailc
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Extensive menu. Hard to choose. Very professional staff under these unusual conditions. Loved it

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GeorgeB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Ristorante Bonaroti provides a quality dining experience. I've been patronizing this restaurant since 1987, and the overall quality and ambiance are second to none.

Sergio the manager / host is wonderful, greets me by name, and the food and atmosphere is outstanding.

Plus, the restaurant is fully in compliance with all facets of the necessary physical and social distancing guidance related to the COVID pandemic.

We will return!

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vipChrisMcA
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently some of the finest high end Italian in the DC metro area. The freshness of the fish, the homemade pasta, and hand cuts meats are complemented by the exceptional service from the moment you enter the door. In a COVID world they also are nailing with with distancing and outdoor seating.

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vipLeslieD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently had our first meal inside - there was ample distancing, the staff was super attentive, and they even offered to do a half and half meal when I was trying to decide which main dish to order. everything is so very nice there. It is authentic Italian, family run, and part of the neighborhood while being a treat at the same time! We also ordered out for a group of people to have a distanced dinner in our backyard a while back and that was fantastic too! Love this place.

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vipBoenza
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy they are open again. Friendly service and great pasta. Loved the tapenade.

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MissWrite
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always fabulous food. Unfortunately, we had to eat outside due to COVID conditions so it was really hot. But service is impeccable as always.

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Karen
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service!! We celebrated our daughter’s 25th birthday and the Birthday surprise was lovely. Our sons loved the steak, the girls loved the pasta, my husband loved the shrimp and I loved the osso bucco. They were great about social distancing and very attentive too.

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vipmarvin
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Our homemade ravioli appetizer, our Caesar Salad, my Husbands Veal dish... All Delicious. However, the one reason I go back and back is because their lasagna rivaled that of Florence. It was a Ragu and Béchamel layered base. Tonight’s lasagna dinner was 98% red sauce. Not Florence style anymore. I mean Béchamel is cheap to make... Flour, butter, milk, nutmeg, white pepper, salt... I was disappointed in the lasagna tonight. This is the only Old School restaurant you can go to in this area that make their pasta from scratch and does a béchamel/ragu lasagna. I only hope they go back to their old way. On the side, the service is excellent. Cocktails on point!

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vipFrankR
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

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JeffS
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was exceptional and the service was excellent. From the time we walked through the door until we left we felt like we were the only people in the restaurant. Every single item we ordered was skillfully prepared and scrumptious. They had more specials than I have ever seen and that was on top of an already extensive menu. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion. If you are in the area and looking for authentic Italian food this is the place.

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MistyL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding! The food was incredible!

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vipYvoune
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took great care especially in the Covid era. Food just as good as ever.

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vipcrystals
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was exemplary, as always. Wine list is spectacular and the prices are very fair for bottles. Food is fabulous with MANY options and specials. Again, prices are very competitive for Northern Virginia and this family-owned GEM is sure to surpass expectations!

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Cheryl
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional! Service wonderful.

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vipJamesS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good to be back inside again!! Our favorite place!!

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vipFlashattack
Washington DC
239 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Social distancing and service with a mask. Well prepared food in a elegant atmosphere.

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vipS2stacey
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a hometown gem and our favorite Italian restaurant. Authentic and delicious!

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EmilieE
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent! Thank you always to Sergio and team for a wonderful dinning Iexperience.

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ConnieP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has always been our favorite. It has been a great place to dine since they opened their doors. Over the years it’s gotten better. Quality and service are phenomenal.

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vipPitcher
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently outstanding in every way. Highly recommend for special occasions. I have been going to this restaurant for 38 years since it opened and enjoy going many times a month. Great menu and many specials are offered.

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Jtheone
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bonaroti is the best. Old school in the best way. See for yourself.

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Walt
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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vipcatc
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Landini's in Old Town is so so much better.
Waiter upsold everyone's order saying an appetizer or entre was too small to share - so arrogant...then after a $400 dinner for 4 they hinted us to leave at 930PM when the place was empty... wait staff obviously wanted to go home.

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vipgolflgcc
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic job by the entire staff

FAQs

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

Ristorante Bonaroti is rated 4.7 stars by 1569 OpenTable diners.

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