Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
KNOWN FOR ITS BEST VEAL CHOP IN THE REGION
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It is very expensive for good food. It should be at least -$10 less for everything on their menu
Reservation through open table was easy. Our reservation was ready. The service and food was outstanding
Such a great experience! Would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for a friendly staff, and amazing authentic Italian food.
Outstanding dinner and it was Valentines Day and extremely busy but the service and food were perfect! Our waiter, Pablo, is the best you will find around! The Italian menu is excellent and they will make any adjustments you ask for. The wine list is also great! We will be back!
The service was terrible. I had to ask for a wine list and try to catch our waiter every time I needed something. I tried to order an appetizer, and the waiter wouldn't take the order until we had decided on dinner. The food finally came out and the portions were small but served in large bowls, so it was difficult to eat. I had to transfer the food to smaller plates, and ask a waiter several times to take the empty plates off of our table. The entrees came out and they were awful. The lobster ravioli tasted like it came out of a box, and the salmon my boyfriend ordered had no flavor at all and was very dry. Not impressed at all, especially because it's pricey and stuffy in there. Would not recommend.
Zeffirelli’s is routinely a gem of a restaurant. Great service and outstanding food. It’s a bit cramped when it’s busy, which is a testament to what draws people to pamper themselves for an evening meal out. We love it!
Was very disappointed in the overall experience,, which may have been due to Valentines Day, because we were packed in like sardines. My husband and I have decided to make this a lunch place and no longer a dinner date. Food was mediocre but they do have a great wine list.
Zeffirelli’s was fantastic. Unfortunately they had no record of reservations through opentable
Excellent again.. we. One here every year for valentines
Absolutely amazing. The food and service were excellent!
The food was outstanding. I had swordfish. It was terrific. The service was excellent.
We were given a great table in the window for my birthday. Food excellent as usual.
Hadn't visited Zeffirelli in about 10 years - had a fabulous dinner and outstanding service!
Enjoyed the grilled veal chop!
Zeffirelli's is a hidden gem!
While the food was good the service was probably the worst I’ve seen in years. Not welcoming at all and very unfriendly.
Perfect location to celebrate our anniversary, food was amazing and the service was outstanding👍🏼
Absolutely outstanding food, wine and service! The best Italian in the area. The manager, Jeff, treats the customers like guests in his own home by going around and talking with customers and making sure they are enjoying their meal. Our server, Pablo, is so knowledgeable about all of the food and wine and makes excellent recommendations. We have already made another reservation for February because we had such a great experience. My husband is gluten free and they have several good choices - again recommendations by Pablo. My chicken picatta was great and the mussels as an appetizer so fresh and tasty!
Always great! Food never disappoints! Highly recommend!
Unfortunately the quality of the food has gone down substantially since we were last here, 2 yrs. ago. Chicken Picatta was not even browned, there were maybe 6 capers on it and the lemon sauce tasted like condensed cream of chicken soup. There were 5 green beans, 1 slice of carrot and a tablespoon scoop of dry polenta which were my “side of veggies”. Shrimp scampi had no flavor, you could tell shrimp had been frozen, and the pasta under it was way over cooked to point of being mushy. Crime brûlée was cold and hard. For the prices they charge it just is not worth it. Spacing is also very crammed, and room is noisy.
Great food and service as usual. Veal chop is the best you’ll find anywhere.
Excellent, on our favorites list
Fabulous real Italian food. Very good service and welcoming host staff. 100% perfect.
Went out for a wonderful dinner with family, lovely food and great service.
We always have a great experience at Zeffirelli's and this was no exception. Highest recommendations for the menu, food and our server. My only distress was that, although, I made the reservation and asked for certain seating, it was not available when we arrived, on time. I fully realize this was New Year's Eve but I cannot help that. The owner, Sayed, is gracious and considerate and I noticed that he made sure that everyone, even sudden large parties were taken care of properly. He is on the floor constantly, taking care of everything. When I returned to my table, after the restroom, prior to our leaving, he had already brought our coats to us. I cannot give high enough praise for Zeffirelli's.
Was a bit disappointed. The cost was pricey / high and the food was good to average.
Not sure I would go back.
I don’t usually go out on New Year’s eve as service and food everywhere is usually subpar. I was pleasantly surprised Zeffirelli’s pulled it off given how busy. Congratulations! Will be back soon.
Had anniversary dinner here..it was packed and crowded but the food was impeccable, the service was excellent and the kitchen staff was spot on. This restaurant has become one of our favorites.
Don't pick a really busy night like New Years Eve. Zeffirelli's is obviously a very popular place and it seemed as if they had a challenge keeping up. We still highly recommend.
Outstanding service. Great food. This is the kind of place you want to support.
Great food, great service, great atmosphere! We love Zeffirelli’s!
It’s a a shame we had to sit so close to a noisy table- I felt they were practically on top of us. The occasion was our 25th wedding anniversary (we told the management in advance) and we would have preferred a quieter 6:30 seating . Barely enough room between tables for the wait staff to maneuver. Staff and food and decor were wonderful as usual. I just don’t know why our romantic dinner had to be invaded by the party at the four top 18 inches away.
Always a great option for good upscale restaurant in Herndon.
Past the urban jungle, beyond the concrete wastelands, there is an oasis of Italian deliciousness called Zeffirelli...just go.
The food was amazing and the ambiance was very nice. Our party of four could talk and hear each other in the quiet dining room. Our waitress was very friendly and informative about the menu and specials. We will definitely return.
We come here for special occasions and have been her many times the dining is always special. This time we ordered off the menu and both had veal, which as always was fabulous. We also had the special fresh buffalo cheese and tomato appetizer. The buffalo cheese just melts in your mouth. We only wish the white wine by the bottle list was longer. We highly recommend.
Enjoyed a really good meal, with great service. The dishes were well done but nothing life changing. An overall enjoyable evening.
As always, the food, wine, and service was exceptional.
Great place to have a business meeting!
Food was excellent. Enjoyed the grilled octopus and the house specialty veal chop. Our server was pleasant but trying to cover too many tables, including a large group.
I expect not to be rushed at dinner, but having to wait a half hour for a menu is too long; as well, you cannot hope to get a drink refill or a new cocktail in a timely manner. But much more than that, if you are a stand alone Italian restaurant, you simply MUST make all your own pasta or at the least buy it fresh. You cannot use boxed pasta. The dishes were bland, the service was okay, but with so much competition out there, they need not to phone it in and assume old regulars will keep it open. Good luck, we will not be back with so many authentic choices out there.