Ristorante Bonaroti

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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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MD
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed another excellent evening at Bonaroti -- food was terrific. Service was typically superb, starting with Sergio and extending throughout the entire team. This has long been on our "go-to" list for important family celebrations or just a quiet getaway. Never disappoints!

EZ
New York Area
221 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another authentic Italian dinner @ Ristorante Bonaroti! They never disappoint. Even if a favorite dish is not on the menu, the chef can whip it up beautifully. The Italian olive oil & balsamic vinegar serve with the focaccia is a great way to start your feast. Especially with a glass of Sangiovese. I'd ordered a glass, then wanted more & tried to order a half bottle. The waiter said that there was no 1/2 bottle but he could bring a half carafe. Then he removed the glass from our bill! We both had salads to start. An avocado special & a burrata. Both were delicious. Deciding between their Dover Sole & John Dory was difficult but Barry chose the latter & loved it. I asked if they could make ravioli in a sage butter sauce. Of course! Veal or cheese? I chose to go vegetarian & ate the whole serving. Desserts we chose were the Grand Marnier chocolate cake & Tiramisu. Yummy! Cappuccinos made with Danesi coffee was perfect. We will definitely return!

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. They were super attentive, always offering to refill bread or oil or water. Food was outstanding. Portions were Ideal. I had high hopes this would be a gem, and they delivered!

LK
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! We celebrated my husband’s birthday and it was perfect. Thank you.

LK
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal! I will definitely be going back next time I'm in the area!

M
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Stuck in a bit of a time warp but then perhaps that's the beauty of the place. Food was slightly above average but nothing to make me book again in a hurry. The service was attentive and professional which is rare these days.

ST
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Bonaroti delivered excellent food and service. The tuna carpaccio was fresh and flavorful. The osso buco was perfectly cooked -- fork tender but not mushy. And the veal milanese was plentiful and refreshing with its lightly tossed greens on top. Finally, the service, delivered by Arnoldo, was attentive and professional.

g
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant. The menu is extensive; the food is always excellent and the wait staff are pros. always good for "date night".

DS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian restaurant in Northern Virginia, bar none.

P
Orlando
30 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience4

I wish I took photos of my experience. The restaurant is very nice looking and the service was great. My chicken Parmesan was some dark meat breaded chicken and about 15 ziti noodles. The rotini carbonara tasted like macaroni and cheese from the cafeteria with zero flavor.

DK
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner experience! Delicious food, elegant environment. Just perfect

r
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food wash amazing, service impeccable and the surroundings very comfortable. Sergio and his experienced team make you feel welcome and special. Among the best Italian restaurants in the area. Been there dozens of times and hope to be there dozens more.

DC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both impeccable, as always. Definitely recommend!

KP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I dined here once in the past with my daughter and had a nice experience. More recently my husband and I brought extended family and food was just ok and service was really slow. We sat for a long time before receiving menus, water, bread, and eventually our beverages and meals. They were really busy, but still, not what we expect. Dirty dishes were stacked on our table for a while. Had to ask for water, etc. For what we paid I wouldn't return on a weekend night - maybe for lunch during the week.

J
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sergio and his professional staff consistently provide outstanding cuisine and service.

SK
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Going to Sergio's is always a pleasure.

OT
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marked as favorite after my first visit, this establishment never disappoints.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were lectured by the owner, in a public setting, for asking whether the chicken was veal.

It was quite embarrassing.

LJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A local gem! Great food, friendly and attentive service and delicious wine!

LL
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always!

MB
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Bonaroti has become our “go to” place for Lunch with friends.

MA
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a wonderful experience at Bonaroti. The food is delicious and they are so accomodating to special requests. All the servers are excellent and work to make sure you have a wonderful evening.

PG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I celebrated her birthday and had a wonderful time. The service is attentive and professional, the food is wonderful - and even though the dining room filled up, we could still hear each other without shouting. This is wonderful, old world Italian food with a kitchen that's as flexible as you want it to be. If you see a pasta entrée on the menu but want it for an appetizer or to split - no problem! I have visited this wonderful restaurant 4 or 5 times and am impressed by how consistently good it is. I can't wait to return.

EF
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Will not return. Food was ok but owner got very defensive when we complained about the food.

AD
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfecto. I was satisfied

S
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, so many specials, you don’t need the menu. Excellent service. We all loved the experience. Thank you.

LL
Washington DC
260 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional in every way: food, service, ambiance. The dover sole was exquisite. We had special dietary needs and the staff was very accommodating. No wonder Ristorante Bonaroti is so popular!

m
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Bonaroti for years and have never been disappointed. It's one of the few restaurants these days where you don't have to raise your voice to have a conversation with your tablemate(s). Sergio is the ultimate host. And most importantly, the food is delicious.

OT
Washington DC
176 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the list of specials for the evening were too enticing - red snapper in parchment with tomato and olive sauce, monkfish...always numerous specials to try. This is our anniversary restaurant every year - we DO come other times but always on or as close to our anniversary as possible. Service is always circumspect and polite, the owner, Sergio, is always there to check on things. Food was delicious as always - I am amazed more people haven't discovered this wonderful place!

DS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to this restaurant many times. Each time we have had an amazing experience. I live in Potomac MD and we have to come to Vienna for authentic first class Italian food.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place- always great food and service

DK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been wanting to try this restaurant for years. It did not disappoint.

MH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the food. Wish they had a deeper wine list.

We settled on two Italian wines. We ended up liking them. But there was very little in the way of someone who could really talk to us about the wine.

P
Washington DC
181 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good. Great servers and expansive offerings. This is our go to neighborhood Italian restaurant. Love it.

LL
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bonaroti's is consistently exceptional. Sergio greets me with a welcoming invitation to enjoy a delicious meal and my guests are welcomed like family. Service is never intrusive yet always timely and efficient. Thank you Bonaroti for a delightful dining experience.
Loretta Penn

r
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was very good. Service was spotty. Dishes were not cleared promptly, the waiter forgot to bring coffee and had to be tracked down to get the check.

ET
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was a bit late due to traffic and they were very understanding. Waitstaff is very professional and attentive. Food quality and quantity is excellent. I always enjoy dining here.

MO
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the third time I have eater at Ristorante Bonaroti and the first time I've been there for dinner. My meal and that of my companion were very good. The service is attentive but not intrusive. It is a lovely restaurant and precisely run.

LS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great authentic Italian cuisine in the heart of Vienna. I have gone there 4-5 times over the yeas and happy to say it has always been delicious. You won't be disappointed.