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Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano

4.6
982 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(703) 318-7000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Francesco
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Elden St. and Station St.
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Parking details
Private Parking is located behind the restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 982 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Service and Food was excellent. Always a good meal here.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Had another great meal at Zeffirelli. Great local Italian restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Delicious dinner to celebrate a lady friend's birthday. Excellent wine recommended by the manager, superb service by Ana our attentive server. I had added a note that it was a birthday when I made the OpenTable reservation -- Ana noted this and added a single candle to the one serving of Tiramisu without being prompted! Nice touch. We also received two sambuca snifters complete with three coffee beans (health, happiness, and prosperity!) courtesy of the restaurant to cap off our delightful dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great place!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Loved the food, yes my salad came out as less than excellent, but the server promptly noticed that I was dissatisfied and replaced it with something he promised would be better. Turns out he was right! Otherwise everything was excellent and we enjoyed our meal. Sometimes excellent service makes all the difference!! Thank you for the fabulous food and amazing wine (recommended by our server) We will return and recommend!!!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We found this place just by accident and were delighted with everything from the ambiance to the fresh bread to portion sizes- not overwhelming - to the wonderful service. We hope to make it back sometime soon when we are in the area again.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We love this restaurant. Excellent food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Zefferellis has always been one of our favorites well known for great service and dinners. Before moving to Charlotte, NC in 2005 we were frequent customers. Now that we have returned to the northern VA area we were very happy to see the service is still outstanding, the staff very friendly and attentive and the food is still as we remembered, marvelous. We will definitely take advantage of ocean living close by to become regular patrons.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Really enjoyed it

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

No matter how many Italian restaurants I try, there is none better than Zeffirelli's. Service is outstanding and the food is always excellent. The veal chop is amazing!!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The food was excellent as was the servie. The staff (as well as the chef) really know how to make a pleasurable evening.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The servers were fantastic. Very attentive from the moment we walked in. Food was delicious, but a bit pricey. Loved the atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had a very romantic dinner with amazing food and wine. The servers were unobtrusive and anticipated our needs. The veal was superb and the desserts were decadent. We will return.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

First time for us at Zeffirellis and sorry it didn't come sooner. Food was spectacular. The signature veal chop was amazing and the seafood with pasta was great. Service is impeccable. you can't go wrong here.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Perhaps one of the more authentic Italian restaurants in the area of Reston, Herndon, and Great Falls. We've dined there 2-3 times. Food is well prepared, authentic, fresh, and served warm. Large portions on everything from appetizer, main course, to desert. Cozy, older, charming atmosphere. Plenty of public parking nearby and in back of restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

This place never disappoints. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The food is great. I have been here many times over the years but it is fun to bring new people and have them try the bone in veal chop. It always impresses.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

consistently excellent and world class service veal chop is great

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

First class....did not expect to find a restaurant near Dulles Airport of this quality.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Highly recommend the mussels appetizer, chicken piccata and the scampi. We were so full after our meal that we ordered tiramisu to go... And we're looking forward to enjoying it with coffee tomorrow!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Made an off menu request,and it was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We celebrated my daughter's birthday on a Saturday night. The food was phenomenal - lobster, scallops, shrimp and mussels with pasta for $36. It was a special that night. Two choices of sauces. All three of us had it and loved it. Everything was perfect. Mussels and octopus for appetizers and a tartuffo for dessert. Couldn't have been a better dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Yummy! Great quality food and tasty from appetizer through desert. Welcome and inviting atmosphere

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

This restaurant is a favorite for my husband and I. We try to go for lunch at least once a month or so.
The ambiance is wonderful, the food is excellent and the service is top notch. Some of our favorites are veal picatta, eggplant parm and Shrimp Monte Cristo. Good portion size but almost always have enough to take some home
This visit was to introduce a good friend to this great place to eat and it did not disappoint.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We’ve lived in Herndon for 17 years and this was our first visit! Very impressed with service and food. We will be back again for sure!

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

For me, its always been a good place to eat. I’ve been a patron for eons and have never been disappointed in food, service, atmosphere or value.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Food and service is amazing! Decor could use some updating.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

We love Zeffirelli’s. The food is always great and we love the atmosphere and service. Can’t say we have ever had a bad meal or bad service.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Food was delicious, ambiance was comfortable with some fancy/formal mixed in. Service was wonderful. We had a lovely time, and were glad that we went there for dinner.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was good but service was very slow due to the Valentine Day rush

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Was very nice. Feels homey in a classy way. The staff are all very nice, and have a kind of old world service. The prices for the Valentine’s special seemed a bit high, but that is their right.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Unfortunately our experience was not a positive one. We went for Valentine's day. My Mom and I ordered the cheese ravioli for dinner. As soon as my mom and I bit into the ravioli we thought it tasted like seafood. We said something to the waiter and he was incredulous. When I ate the second ravioli I tasted a difference and could see the difference. The seafood filled ravioli were a peach color and the cheese filled ravioli were a white color. I was finally able to show the waiter the difference in the ravioli at the end of the meal. He then believed us and took both meals off the check. The waiter definitely lacked customer service skills. We did encounter other people that worked for the restaurant that were pleasant.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This is one of the best hidden gem places I’ve ever found anywhere in the mid-atlantic region to date. The staff is amazing, the food is great, and the location is close enough to Signiture Flight Support for a quality meal before flying out (without rushing around at all).

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Went day before Valentines Day to beat the rush! Had not been in over 10 years and after dinner regretted waiting so long to return! Food was excellent - service was excellent. Great choices on menu but we each had a special fish dish of the night. Have to return soon to order some pasta off the menu.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Still one of my favorite Italian restaurants in the area.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

The service was very, very good. The quality of the food was above average to great depending upon what you ordered. The seafood linguine special I ordered was very good but the eggplant Parmesan was just ok. I would go back to this place for the quality of service alone.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

I have been here for business dinners a number of times. First time for my wife to join me. We both thought it was very good, wine selection was strong and the service was attentive without being hovering. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Always great food and atmosphere with excellent service but not rushed.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

In Reston, VA on business and the manager of the Marriott Washington Dulles Suites suggested Zeffirelli's. It was wonderful. There were 5 of us dining and everyone enjoyed their meal. Lovely atmosphere. Excellent food. We will go back!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Perfection. They recommended the bone in veal chop and it did not disappoint. I was mopping up the jus with the bread. The only complaint I had was that the night had to end

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

There was a quiet buzz of chatter with beautiful decor and amazingly flavorful food. The desert had a perfect sweetness and the rest of the meal had savory written all over it.

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