Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Love this authentic Italian find in Herndon. Great Veal Chops, pasta dishes, seafood and gritting de mare (Italian seafood stew). Love it!
What a refreshing difference to most restaurants with too loud music, inexperienced waiters and loud table neighbors. Thank you.
It's so good we limit our patronage to once a year on our anniversary. It's difficult to hold back and I always leave stuffed.
This was our first time here. Wait staff was attentive without being over bearing. Food was very good. Seafood pasta special had mussels, shrimp, scallops and lobster tail. All cooked well not over cooked. We went early at 5:30 on a Friday and it was wonderful that they kept the lights up. We will be back.
Have been here a few times and never disappointed. The staff is terrific- friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. The food is always delicious. Not cheap but not ridiculous. It is worth the money for sure. I recommend it highly.
I took my wife to Zeffirelli for her birthday and it exceeded our expectations in every way. Presentation was amazing, food was spectacular and service was excellent. We wish we had known this restaurant well before now and will be back.
Food was great. A little pricey, but delicious. Service was good but I expected a bit better for the price. I would definitely go again.
We started with the calamari and zucchini way too much batter and really not much flavor
For dinner I had shrimp scampi which was bland and tasted like spaghetti with shrimp and butter sauce
My husband has veal ossobuco which he said was delicious.
It was $40+ for his meal we just moved from Dallas and same meal would be around $30 so I feel it’s over priced even accounting for cost of living
I doubt we’ll go back
Great food, attentive server, nice surroundings. We had a party of three and had lobster ravioli, veal lasagna and seafood pasta - all superb!
We love Zeffirelli’s! The atmosphere, friendly service and food are the very best!
Since it was Mother's Day, I'll give the restaurant a little slack, as this and Valentine's Day are super-busy days for restaurants...but, service was slow. They tried to keep up though. They were kind enough to comp my 2nd glass of wine. Food taste was good, but the cost was very high, so I would recommend they up their game in the tastiness area (four of us agreed), or lower their prices. Ambiance was nice, and the manager was nice.
Arrived at 5:15 right on time. Appetizers & salads came in timely. But dinner did not arrive to our table until 6:40. We had to return to our hotel by 7:00. And had to take everything in take out containers. They did give us a slice of cheese cake a two cannolis. But cutting a steak with plastic knives is no way to eat it. If we had the extra time to sit and enjoy the meal at the table. It would have been a great dinner experience. Time was the major problem.
The rest of our experience there was very good. Anyone going to dinner on a Saturday should expect 3 hours to be safe.
Good service, food, and nice atmosphere. A very good experience. We will go back.
We were their for our Anniversary. We had a quiet table for two. Our waiter told us he
has been there since 1991!
We shared a delicious burrata cheese with heirloom tomato appetizer. The bread they served was
delicious. We both ordered chicken piccata, which we both liked.
We were too full to order dessert, but were brought a mango and vanilla panna cotta with two spoons.
The glass of pinot grigo was a good-sized pour and fairly priced, as was the meal.
We are so glad Zeffirelli is still in business--it is nearby gem!!
All good , was going to get the Veal Chop but at $60 ??
A familiar place in Herndon that we like to return to with good food! We enjoy the food, nice wine list and enthusiastic service! Thank you!
I've always liked Zeffirelli: reliably delicious Italian dishes at reasonable prices; some nice specials (my wife had Rockfish); attentive service; and a pleasant, relatively subdued atmosphere. Perfect for a nice date night out -- but warning: you'll probably leave full!
It sounds like a nice place on paper but it is not the authentic Italian restaurant you would expect from the prices. Much better food elsewhere for half the price.
Lovely food and service!
Always had a great service. Food is always fresh and tasteful. Will definitely comeback!
Food and service as usual was excellent- would have been nice if we had been told the prices for the specials
Great but on the expensive side. Food and service were great
Excellent food (calimari, salad and veal saltimbocca), service and ambiance, particularly with the live harmonica music in the background. I just wish I had left enough room for some tiramisu.
My go to place when flying into Dulles. Excellent food and the best service I’ve experienced. Had dinner here both nights I was in town
Great evening out with friends. The house specials were fantastic and the service was impeccable. Some of the menu items (and the wine list) were a bit pricey, but worth it!
Food was authentic and high quality. Great wine too!
Great ambiance. The food was absolutely great and service was superb. We have been to thus restaurant many times for special events and never disappointed.
Great food and great service. I will definitely be back.
The service and food are always amazing and this time was no different. They even gave us a panne cotta dessert for our birthday celebration!
Another fabulous dinner at Zeffirelli’s!
We had an amazing dinner for ‘date night’. The staff is incredibly attentive. They don’t rush you to order or to clear away. The food was delicious. I had the rockfish and crab special and my husband had their famous veal chop. And the tiramisu for dessert was light and airy and well made. The wine selection help was well appreciated!
Zeffirelli’s does not disappoint.
Great location for good meal, comfortable location
Excellent as always. The Buratta and Veil dishes are my favorite.
Zeffirelli’s was wonderful! The quality of service is the through the roof amazing and the food is the best Italian food I’ve ever had in my life. We will absolutely be returning for another wonderful experience!
Wonderful restaurant -- fantastic authentic Italian cuisine. A lovely experience.
Outstanding, classic northern Italian cuisine with attention to every detail. Excellent wine list and the service impeccable.
best Italian food ever!
Great location, easy to park. Fantastic service and food outta this world!
As always. Great ambiance. Great food. Great Service.
Delicious food, consistently good service, and great local neighborhood restaurant.