Ristorante Bonaroti

4.9
1745 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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vipxxxxxx
Washington DC
181 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Classic presentations, scrumptiously prepared!
We were blown away by the peppered tuna entree.

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vipJustinT
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 20 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Consistently excellent with exceptional menu and welcoming staff.

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vipEllenZ
New York Area
261 reviews
Dined on 19 September 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 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipCarolryn
Richmond
65 reviews
Dined on 18 September 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 18 September 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
39 reviews
Dined on 17 September 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 16 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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RandallW
1 review
Dined on 14 September 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 11 September 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 11 September 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 5 September 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 4 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were great!

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vipVolfan13
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on 4 September 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 3 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and food!

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vipScottK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 August 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 26 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipjhetwills
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent!!!

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OlTexian
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our local neighborhood go-to place. Whether just the two of us in the bar or with reservations for 5-7 in the dining room, Sergio and the grewt staff always are tops.

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vipDaveH
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always fabulous! Never disappoints! Service, food, wine and cocktails extraordinary!

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JeffM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner and the service was excellent. The wait staff hit every mark and were able to rattle off the long list of daily specials. Our entire group enjoyed our meals from start to finish. We would not hesitate to go here again.

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vipViennaLabMom
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Love this restaurant! Food and service were terrific as always. The whole staff makes you feel special, no matter the occasion. The interior dining room was full and there were other diners out in the tent. When COVID dies down, they could use a bit of an interior decor refresh but for now they are doing well! Thank you Sergio, for keeping things going for us in VIenna. You are a Vienna treasure.

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vipBill
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service! Totally my go-to Italian. Not many restaurants like this any more !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure. One of our favorites.

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DonnaE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter, Eder was wonderful and the entire wait staff was on point. The food is always delicious and tonight was no exception. The wine list is extensive and you can get an extravagant or a modest priced bottle or glass to suit everyone. My husband will often get a pasta dish as an appetizer and they are extremely accommodating with the menu. This restaurant is great for any occasion.

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CristianE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Diverse menu, lots of specials. Authentic cuisine and wonderful Italian ambience.

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vipMonica
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Always had a good experience except this last time. Made a dinner reservation for 10 pm. Arrived and was ignored for about 10 min by the staff. Finally got someone's attention and was told the kitchen was closed. Very disappointed. Had to find another place to dine. Food can be good but if the service is poor then I'd rather dine and spend my money elsewhere.

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vipRichardMiddlebrook
Hawaii
49 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great meal with detailed service and some extras that were much appreciated like an unordered cheese plate and some complimentary limoncellos at the end. While it wasn’t the best Italian I’ve ever had and the specials list was overwhelming, it was a solid meal at a fair price with a good wine list priced reasonably!

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vipDanT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a wonderful dining experience for everyday or a special occasion!

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vipEllenZ
New York Area
261 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love dining here! So nice to see how busy they are at last. We shared a special dish made with culatello & melon. Perfect with my Sauvignon Blanc. First courses were a risotto & seafood and my crab cakes. I chose Veal with limone sauce & Barry had ground veal stuffed chicken. Danesi cappuccinos, biscotti and a dense chocolate cake completed the feast. The staff is so welcoming & we plan to return soon.

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BADEXPERIENCE
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience3

Sat at the bar. The young lady serving us was on the phone 90% of the time. We ordered drinks, she went away for 15 minutes. Came back and then started making our drinks. She took the order but did not come back at all. Another gentleman served us the food cleaned up afterwards. We would have ordered more drinks but we were afraid how long it would take. After we just wanted to leave. We wanted the check but she was no where to be found. We asked the gentleman who cleared our table and he got her from outside as she was having a smoke break. She put the check and went right back outside to finish her cigarette. Extremely frustrating. I didn't expect this bad service. Never coming back.

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RobertS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was excellent, a bit expensive.
But well worth it.
Excellent wine selection.

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JamesS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is absolutely our favorite restaurant!!!!!!!!

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vipDaveH
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service, cocktails, and ambiance are always fabulous!

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lisap
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing time at Bonarati! Made our birthdays truly memorable!!

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TimothyT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Will be back….

FAQs

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

Ristorante Bonaroti is rated 4.9 stars by 1745 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.