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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Terri
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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Etiquetteiskey
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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!

JK
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.

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vipWilliamC
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were outstanding as usual! We always love coming to Zeffirelli's!

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BillM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice facility, nearly great food, great service, great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

5 stars for Zeffirelli! Outstanding service. Very prompt, attentive and knowledgeable. The food was absolutely delicious! Even the starter bread was great. Will definitely come back again soon!

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vipShelby04
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience! The food and service is first class.

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vipJean
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Disappointed in the dish I ordered: Shrimp, scallops, calamari over pasta in white wine sauce. Received 1 shrimp and 1 scallop. It was mostly pasta and handful of calamari. I said something to our waiter. He said that was what they normally serve for lunch. Nothing done. My clients meal was fine, but I left w bad impression.

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NancyJ
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went to Zeffirelli's Saturday night for my husband's birthday and I can't say enough about the experience!! Absolutely the best meal we've had in years. We each had the Lobster and seafood combo pasta with the Diablo sauce which was superbly prepared. We went with the waiter's recommendation for our wine and it was the perfect pairing. The tiramisu was decadent yet light and the service was amazing. All in all a wonderful evening and a memorable meal. We'll return soon.

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Gary
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. The food was wonderful. I had the lobster tail with assorted sea food special.
And my girlfriend had the veal. Clams casino and buffalo mozzarella for appetizers. If I lived with n VA I would eat there every week-probably twice. Wendy was a new server for us and she was delightful. We learned of the loss of the former host and send his family our sympathy. Jeff got us seated promptly and even stopped by to make sure everything was fine. My favorite place to eat of all time

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vipAFSEcats
Richmond
45 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Dined with family. The fish was excellent and so were the pastas. High caliber food! Great service. The staff was available but never crowded the table.

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SheldonM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and welcome from one of the owners, Jeff. He took time to share good stories and introduce us to some of their favorite dishes. What a treat!

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MOTU
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent.

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kjd5966
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zefferelli's is a little pricey but the food is excellent and so is the service. We very much enjoyed the ambiance too. It was a Wednesday night so that might have lent to the quiet dining room, however, the linens; drapes; and furnishings probably help even at busy times.

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vipDjazz5
Portland
28 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Once again, everything was great! I have been here several times in my business travels and I‘ve never had a bad experience. The service is outstanding and so professional. Never have a bad thing to say.

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KeithN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal dining experience! Great wine selection too!

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 1261 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.