Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano

4.7
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$30 and under
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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

Please see our Valentine's Menu at
www.zeffirelliva.com
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JamesF
Hungary
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. We’ve never had a bad experience here.

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Tony
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Zeffirelli's for years. Wanted to post a review to help others during this uncertain time. Food was amazing as usual. The fish special was perfectly cooked and my wife's pasta was delicious. They have implemented measures to keep everyone safe and comfortable. Tables where they actually sit people are 6 feet apart. All employees are wearing masks. They even have some outdoor seating out front at the moment. We strongly recommend visiting for a meal! Even if you want take out.

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vipLGaye
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A nice place for a special evening. They are handling social distancing very well.

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MOCCJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

One of the nicest, if not the nicest restaurants in old town Herndon. Not a chain but individual service and food specialties. A little on the pricey side for some orders but worth it if you wan to have a special night out with someone special.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal staff, exquisite food and overall fine dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anne V, the server added so much to the already excellent meal. When the food and the service is top notch, it’s an truly memorable event. She knew, and offered great suggestions, was very attentive. Great night.

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midiweaver
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful typical Italian dining with white table cloth, and an excellent red wine recommended. Food was excellent. It was my wife’s birthday. It was a wonderfully tasty, and pleasant experience. Highly recommend.

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viplawroo79
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Good food/service, but the decor could use an update.

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AnneS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great experience , never disappointed

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ShellyM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was amazing the food was great the servers were awesome the environment was very warm. Overall great experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get together and as always this place was impeccable ! Amazing service and kindness, amazing foods and drinks, the ambiance is amazing I feel like I’m in Italy when I’m there! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Best food I’ve ever had everrrr!

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Terri
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. Always feel well-taken care of by the staff. If nothing on the menu is catching your eye, just tell Pablo (my waiter) the types of things you like, and he'll have the chef whip something up for you! Pablo is also great at picking out wines...

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vipFlashattack
Washington DC
240 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

When in the neighborhood, Zeffrellli is the restaurant of choice. You will not be disappointed.

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Etiquetteiskey
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The food was pretty good but does use normal restaurant time saving products. Highly respected in the community. The wait staff was a little crude at times when we were looking for $$$$ level service. The main waiter made our dinner better with his little added benefits here and there. We may return one day but not this weekend. We certainly understand why they are a local favorite and do recommend trying it out for yourself.

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vipHungN
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was superb! Unlike other restaurants, Zeffirelli is able to mix and match that favorite protein with a sauce or pasta to meet your needs. Totally enjoyed the food and sauces. Clam casino had to be cleaned with bread to enjoy the delicious sauce.

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StevenM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and the service was as excellent as it always is. It was good to get back to the restaurant.

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vipTuscan
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine, quiret, great service too.
This place was a pleasant surprise as we went out for dinner during the CoronaVirus .
Very clean and friendly.
I suggest less sauce on the veal chop but, personal preference.

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vipFamilyof3
Washington DC
165 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing authentic Italian food and wine!! The very best service by Pablo and the entire team! Lamb chops great, ravioli, mussels, calamari - all super! Always ending with such good coffee and dessert! They are also doing a very good job with COVID safety.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

I decided to take my wife here for our one year wedding Anniversary thinking it would be a romantic and authentic Italian restaurant. Food was sub par. We ordered the fried calamari and zucchini and it was very bland. We also ordered cheese sticks and when those came out they were cold on the inside and not melted. I had took one bite of it and ask the waiter to send it back to have fresher ones. When they brought them back they gave me the same cheese stick I took a bite out of and they were saturated in oil. The reviews seemed good so we decided to check it out but unfortunately were let down.

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AMA441
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Top notch crew. We have never been disappointed over the years. Linguini with clams, grilled/charred octopus appetizer. Don't forget the cappuccinos to top it off.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been a while...but we will be back sooner! Choose this for an Anniversary celebration. Excellent octopus appetizer special that was amazing! Great food! Great service. Great drinks. A treasure in downtown Herndon. Thank you for a lovely dinner celebration!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were simply outstanding.

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vipFamilyof3
Washington DC
166 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing authentic Italian food with exceptional service every time!! Pablo and the Team are so great and always make us feel special when we are there! Best chicken francaise and veal chop as well as wonderful mussels and calamari! Excellent wine list also! We are regulars and highly recommend this restaurant!

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Terri
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is friendly and professional. Food is great. My "go to" restaurant in Herndon.

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JasonK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome as usual. service was attentive and offered great recommendations

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AaronB
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner with great service. Pablo knew they menu and was able to recommend wines that would pair. Great experience, we will return!

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JasonK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always top notch service !!

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vipLisaP
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here, and we will definitely be back. Food was excellent, as was the service! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zeffirelli’s food, service, cleanliness and friendliness was top notch! This was our first time here and a very quick favorite.

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LuisS
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely suggest this place if you want to have Italian and upscale services. Pablo took good care of us as well as his assistant too. Zeffirellis was suggested to me and im doing the same!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Visited the restaurant on Friday, July 10 and it was great! The food was good, wine was better and the service was excellent! Highly recommended!

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MartaL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant, great service, food was delicious. Very accommodating for our little kiddo. On the pricier side but totally worth the splurge from time to time!

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vipGeorgeH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic Italian cuisine with local town friendly service.

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KimP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing as always! Try their famous veal chop.

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Pat2
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome, really missed it; service was superb, attentive, but not intrusive.

We will return

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vipGeorgeH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zeffirelli’s is excellent Italian food in old town Herndon.

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vipFamilyof3
Washington DC
166 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in NoVA! We go here as much as possible and were thrilled to have it back open for inside and outside dining last week. Pablo is the most amazing waiter. The food is outstanding, wine list great and service all around so good! Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful staff, and amazing food choices. It’s authentic Italian and I couldn’t be happier. Prices are a s little steep but overall a great experience! 10/10 would recommend!

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URwhatUeat
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal..... as always.
The Italian Wedding soup is delicious!
The homemade pasta is amazing.
I would come here at least once a week, if I could.
This restaurant knows what hospitality and great food means.

FAQs

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

Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.7 stars by 1274 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.