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About Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano

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

728 Pine Street
Herndon, VA 20170
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Elden St. and Station St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 318-7000

Website:
http://www.zeffirelliristorante.com/

Parking Details:
Private Parking is located behind the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Francesco

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (21)
Good for a Date (19)
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Good for Anniversaries (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Authentic (9)
Romantic (9)
Cozy (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Casual (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Always a great dining experience. Love the food, service and ambiance.

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

 
·Dined on January 6, 2018

Nice local Italian restaurant, good food, decent prices, attentive wait staff. Gets crowded at dinner time; if you can eat later, it clears out quickly and is quieter. They need to re-stuff the dining room chairs!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
food4
ambience4
service2
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Since Il Forniao closed in Reston we were delighted to find this Italian restaurant and have come several times. The food is fresh and excellent, portions generous. However, this time we had our two well behaved young grandchildren ( 6 & 8) with us and I was surprised at how kid unfriendly this place is. No childs menu - like really? This is an Italian restaurant! Every kid loves Italian! After asking what they would recommend, the waiter said they could make whatever we wanted...They did spaghetti and meatballs. It was just ok. For dessert the kids wanted ice cream. we asked for one scoop, and they brought a big adult size bowl - the same as they brought for us! The waiter also never came around to ask the adults (6 of us) if we wanted another cocktail. I am very disappointed in this place and will be looking for another more attentive Italian restaurant.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Authentic Italian, known for there veal. Had blackened tuna with asparagus and chicken with mushrooms in a cream sauce, both were lunch specials and supurb. There coffee/Expresso is awesome. Great way to chill for lunch and great for a special event in the evening.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Cozy, Authentic
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

An old standby. A local Italian restaurant with good atmosphere. This is a "romantic" Italian vice "loud" Italian, meaning you'll really stick out if you dine here alone. I had the veal chop, which is pricey but nice to get occasionally because it is very good. Otherwise the pricing is reasonable.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
food4
ambience4
service4
value2

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Food was very good, but very pricy for Italian cuisine. Salad does not come with any entrée, and some do not come with pasta either. With salad puts entrees over $30-35. Way too high for this type of cuisine. $4.00 for a side of pasta??

food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Zeffirelli's is a long time staple in Herndon....Been going for years....It Never disappoints!!!
When you want fine Italian in an unpretentious but upscale setting; This is a superb restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was great - tables are too close - you can’t not listen to your neighbor or be at ease with your own conversation.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Superb cuisine, attentive, friendly service and a classic atmosphere in a neighborhood establishment. Nothing institutional about this vintage culinary treasure.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on December 31, 2017

We always love returning to Zeffirelli's and it has never failed us. I had salmon that was perfectly cooked. Bob had the seafood special with lobster and mussels, and did that look delish! He thoroughly enjoyed it! Karen had the ravioli and I didn't think she'd finish it, but she did and loved them, of course! She's very petite! Greg had the veal scallopini and he said it was very good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Zeffirellis is a long time Herndon institution located in a historic building in downtown Herndon. Very attentive wait staff. Food priced on high side, but is delicious. Some meal options cost $45 and $55 each, the house specialties. Appetizers are around $15 each. Saw many folks with family, some with biz suits / dresses. I would not visit dressed too casual. Plenty of free parking nearby. Bar, but very limited seating. Don't get a table near the front door during the winter time, we felt cold breezes coming in during our entire evening. Many selections of wine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Casual, People Watching
food3
ambience2
service1
value2

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The waiter delivered our meal and never came back. No drink refresh, no opportunity to ask for some grated cheese , no checking to see if everything was ok. Them on top of it, we had to wait a ridiculous length of time for the check.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Lovely meal - we enjoyed it very much. This restaurant has been here for years and it is a great go-to for a special meal.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2017

It is my favorite restaurant in Herndon. Their veal chop is fabulous!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints, they feature excellent and creative cuisine with fresh ingredients. Two people in the party opted for fruti de Mer which was a featured lobster, scallops,shrimp and mussels in a cream sauce over linguine. The other ordered veal with mushrooms in a cream sauce over linguine. Excellent bread, fine wine list. Excellent service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great food, wine, and service. The chef will accommodate your tastes.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Very tasty food at fair prices. Highly recommend. Will be returning to this location again.

food5
ambience5
service5

 
·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great spot. I've been coming for years. It's great for a romantic date, or family.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent all around! We will definitely be back!

food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The best veal chop in DC - bar none.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food and service were awesome; special of the Cleopatra and the veal chop were simply outstanding. Staff was professional, polite and more than willing to interact with the guests. We’ve always enjoyed Sayed’s restaurants and will continue to visit.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
food1
ambience4
service2
value1

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We have had such good experiences here before. However this time the entire experience from knowledge of wait staff on menu, general service and quality of food was poor. Hope this isn’t a permanent change but given our experience not sure we will try again. We had a party of 6 and were the first people there so being busy could not have been a reason.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Good authentic Italian with daily specials. Great food/ great service/ reasonably priced -- can't beat it!

Tags: Comfort Food
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We have been there four or five times for business meals since I found the place last month. The food was excellent and is always top notch ...as is the service. Everyone is very friendly and helpful, parking is relatively easy on the street. This place was a great find and we will certainly be back. The only minor issue, the chairs are uncomfortable, the cushions are very thin with wooden rails underneath so it feels like you are sitting on wooden rails. I imagine management is not even really aware of it, because you wouldn't see it, you have to sit there for a few minutes before it begins to feel uncomfortable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Have been there many times. Nice restaurant. Nice food, great Barolo.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
food4
ambience4
service2
value1

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Far too many interruptions from the wait staff, water guy, matre d, etc.

Challenged for a preferred table.

Ridiculously expensive for two plates. Terrible value.

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

OMG why was the restaurant not filled on a Friday night? it was gorgeous; wait staff tremendous; and food was great. wine recommendation was spot on for three of us sharing a bottle, shrimp scampi and their seafood specials were out of this world. Everyone should try this especially for a special occasion but anytime to have a fine dining experience in local Herndon setting.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This restaurant was wonderful. We were a last minute reservation for a party of 10 and in a major rush to get back to our business conference. Not only was the food fabulous, the staff went out of their way to be quick, attentive and pleasant. Would definitely try this gem.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Service was awesome. Food was very good.. Old school Italian restaurant.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The food was terrific, the service was great.... a little pricey, but we ate a lot and had some nice wine :- )

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Another nice evening. The meal was nicely paced, with plenty of good service. I had the Monte Cristina Scampi ... it was delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great meal and service. A family and friends dinner that was spaced very nicely by our waiter.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

All five of us had great meals. The meals ordered were the salmon, shrimp scampi, and coupleother meals I can’t remember..But, our whole party of five was happy with their meals. The staff was attentive and special requests for food were honored quietly and professionally. For example, I had gelato for dessert and asked for some berries on top. The gelato came just as requested. Zefferillies staff really shines. The servers are so attentive to every detail, but unobtrusive. All in all, we always enjoy Zefferellis.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Cozy
food4
ambience2
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We fully enjoyed our dinner. We went there based on good reviews and my girlfriend's love of Italian food. It was her birthday. The staff was very attentive. The food was excellent. The atmosphere was quiet and enjoyable. The pricing was excellent. We will return.

Tags: Good for a Date
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The staff and manager were all very friendly and accommodating. The location is very convenient in town, parking was easy on street, the dining room is very nicely done. Excellent wine list.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great as usual. I stop in every time I fly into Dulles. Shrimp scampi and a super tuscan was just what I needed. Service is exceptional.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2017

This is my second visit and there will be more. Service is very good and the food is great. They do creative and delicious creations with fish. The wine list is quite good. The dinner is always an event, this is not just a meal, it is an experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Will be back soon. Without our kids :)

food3
ambience4
service2
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

My wife and I have been here numerous times and I have always left happy with the service and quality of the dishes. This time I left let down. My salad look like it came from a fast food restaurant and my main course was underwhelming. The service was very slow for a place that was only 50% occupied. We have had great meals in the past so I will be back to give it another try.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Awesome as always. Awesome as always. Stating it twice since it requires at least 50 characters but saying it twice is also appropriate as a review.

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