Ristorante Bonaroti

4.9
1758 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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vipLeslie
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best italian place that you dine in the area

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vipRizzo
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I have been there many times. It never disappoints.

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plum
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and attentive service at Bonaroti.

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vipDebrad
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous in all respects

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vipCarolryn
Richmond
66 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

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vipRick
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
76 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
49 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
185 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
14 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
5 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
37 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.

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vipChazH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's by far my favorite Italian restaurant in the DMV. Sergio is the best of the best and makes me feel like family every time I visit.

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GuyLarue
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Consistently excellent with exceptional menu and welcoming staff.

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vipEllenZ
New York Area
261 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a treat to dine here. Unparalleled hospitality, food, service. The carafe of wine was very generous. The culotta w/ melon was an awesome appetizer we shared. His Caesar salad & my asparagus soup were perfect. Loved our entrees: Osso Bucco & Dover Sole, carved tableside. Enough leftovers to enjoy the next day. The chocolate cake was great but my Chocoholic prefers very dark chocolate. I enjoyed my Limoncello cake. We both had Danesi Cappuccino (our favorite brand). Hope to return soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, ambiance and food were excellent! We highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipCarolryn
Richmond
67 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and it won’t be our last. The food was excellent service was great

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vipKimS
New England
25 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal food—From zucchini flower appetizers to homemade pastas with Bolognese and carbonara to entrees including Marsala and parmigiana! Every bit as good as the food we ate in Italy. Impeccable service to top it off. Waitstaff was efficient, friendly and helpful, snd even had the portions we were splitting divided amongst our plates. The owner is very visible and checks in regularly to make sure everything is to satisfaction. One of the nicest dining experiences we’ve had in VA.

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vipRandyC
Orlando
40 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow wow wow we try an Italian spot each trip this was awesome!!! Food service and atmosphere were great I highly recommend for all of the above

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ChristopherH
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem. The veal bonoratti is fantastic. Will definately be back.

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RandallW
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and the service were outstanding. Indoor and outdoor seating are available, and we eere seated indoors.

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JimC
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food - Perfect for Outside Dining. Bonaroti is a Vienna institution but never seems to just rest on its laurels. The menu is extensive and we've enjoyed everything we've had over the years. This time, the rack of lamb, a special, was excellent. The wine list also is extensive but with a good number of wines by the glass: the Sangiovese and Brunello were both very nice. They were busy, but service was excellent.

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vipbetht
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great evening! The service was wonderful. The food & wine recommendations were on point. And, the quality was simply amazing!

I've been here many times and as always, I thoroughly enjoyed myself!

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vipRed52
Washington DC
143 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined outdoors and enjoyed wonderful food and very good service. Portions were very generous and they have a nice wine list.

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eatingout
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great!

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vipVolfan13
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Went before a show at Wolf Trap based upon Open Table reviews - food was excellent and reasonably priced. Service, however, was some of the worst I have received in a long time - probably will not return as a result. Much better options available nearby.

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vipTimM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!

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vipScottK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining here is an experience. Great staff, old school attentive service, menu offers a huge variety. The owner does an amazing job keeping things moving each and every day.

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AnnaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was excellent and service outstanding as usual. we will be back.

FAQs

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

Ristorante Bonaroti is rated 4.9 stars by 1758 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.