Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano

4.8
1416 Reviews
$31 to $50
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

www.zeffirelliva.com
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vipLanese
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love this restaurant! The food is always amazing and the quality is TOP NOTCH.

I wish they would put Lamb Shank or Osso Bucco back on the menu.

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DayTom
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food, the lighting, the service was absolutely incredible!

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JamesF
Hungary
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the service and food were wonderful. We are never disappointed when we done here.

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jdub
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive wait staff and servers. Timely food delivery. Excellent ambience . Complimentary Birthday dessert. Clean restrooms. Delicious food.

Great experience for 4.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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Calisto59
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful evening, great Italian with lots of character, and excellent service.

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Vince
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food. Prices on the upper end though. Ambience was okay.

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vipJorge
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal to celebrate our 4 years together at our favorite Italian restaurant.

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JWFM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am not a gourmand, but I do like veal piccata and always try it when I go to an Italian restaurant for the first time. I've never had one as good as at Zeffirelli.

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RubyM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday and the staff was wonderful and our waiter, Pablo, was great. It was a very special evening.

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vipDiannaH
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Loved it All ! The Restaurant was Beautiful ! The Service was Impeccable 💗The Food was Magnificent !! We will definitely come again ! We were Celebrating our 33rd Wedding Anniversary with Special Friends ! Thank you For a Very Memorable Evening 💕

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MOTU
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my wife’s birthday, we had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first time at Zeffirelli and it was for our anniversary. It was such a great experience. Our waitress was AMAZING and the food exceeded our expectations. It was a great choice for a special occasion. My husband had the lobster ravioli and I had the veal ravioli. Both were delicious. We are so happy that we tried something new and will definitely be back!

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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The staff was attentive. Monday night is a great time to dine when they were less busy.

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vipAFSEcats
Richmond
48 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Zefferelli's. I had a veal dish this time. It was excellent - tender and moist. The brandy cream sauce and mushrooms were done just right.

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vipJimR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food & service top notch! Only issue — after noting in the reservation our anniversary, we were sat in middle of dining area v. perimeter intimate seating. Had to ask to be moved to a more intimate table. Notwithstanding, wish we had dined there much sooner. A great dining experience!

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vipShelby04
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday at Zeffirelli, and we were treated like royalty. We had a fairly large party, and without even requesting, we were given a beautiful, private area. The service was perfect. The wait staff was friendly, and the food as always, was outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

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TimA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food with excellent service. Herdon's own fine dining experience

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JaimeF
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, affordable delicious food. We love Zeffirelli's!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Saw the building from outside while I was driving by and thought wow this place looks like the food will be great. I am not a fan of Italian food and my fiance usually has to bribe me to get Italian. Immediately I thought "I gotta bring him here as a surprise" and as I assumed the food was excellent!!! The ambiance was nice and wasn't so loud. The only thing with my experience that I didn't like was that we felt our server was judging us like " you don't belong here" he didn't smile not once. Not very personable. He was a great server and got us everything we needed but I wish he had a little bit more of a welcoming feel. But because the service was very good i still left a great tip.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My go to for Italian!!

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vipWinendine
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was fantastic. The caprese ravioli was unique and memorable and the the veal piccata was fork tender and delicious. Eggplant parm was perfection per my daughter. Portion size was also very good - plenty to eat but not too much. Also the food was piping hot which we all appreciated. Our waiter was very nice and engaging and legit- he was from Puglia. Highly recommended.

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Ferrermeister
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

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onasisf
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter 18th bday

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swsfamily
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service every time we have eaten there.

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jasonv
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was top notch! Food could have been a bit better, however I will give another chance and stop by for another visit soon.

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vipRonaldC
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant but it won’t be the last. Everything impressed from the greeting at the door to the last sip of coffee. All the entrees were done perfectly. There might have been just a bit more calamari and zucchini on our shared appetizer however. We will still make this one of our go-to places for wonderful Italian cuisine.

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vipTomD
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pablo, Niko and Lito are great! Best service and food in all of Herndon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Waitress was outstanding. Really made it a celebration and made sure we all enjoyed the dinner.

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TomO
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Italian restaurant. I have eaten at several high priced highly rated Italian restaurants in DC. This is the best I’ve found. The Tiramisu may be the best I’ve ever had. Excellent food, excellent wine list, all reasonably priced.

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RobertR
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Service was excellent. We will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint, intimate restaurant. We took the recommendations of our server and tried her menu suggestions. We enjoyed everything from the wine to the dessert. She was wonderful and lighthearted. Delicious food and we will return.

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CalibGioia
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the focaccia was amazing. The staff was wonderful.

Also, they knew how to pronounce my last name and they even spoke Italian. This may not be that important to know but it shows how traditional they are, which contributes to the ambiance.

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viplovestocook
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service. Took really good care of us. First visit. Will go back

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loveeats
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, and the service was very efficient. The restaurant has a nice Italian motif. All around nice experience.

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GregP
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Friday evening dinner! Great Service and very, very good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent from the full service bar to the fantastic specials. Every dish was cooked to perfection and the portions were very filling. The wine selection was one of the best I’ve seen from the other sit down Italian restaurants in the area. The service was quick and extremely professional. The grappa selection and quality was better than any other restaurant I have been to. My fiancé and I will definitely be back soon as we are wanting to to make dinner at the restaurant a more frequent experience while we still live in the area.

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Cgd7
Orlando
42 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was professional but brusque. Food was excellent. Had the special of fruitte de mare(?) and it was abundant and delicious and fairly priced. Wine selections were very good as well. Can’t wait to return next time I’m by the Dulles airport.

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DanS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food. Great service and friendly people.

FAQs

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

Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.8 stars by 1416 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.