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Ristorante Renato

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422 William St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5834
+1 540-371-8228
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A nice evening with friends...

This cozy little Italian restaurant with linen tablecloths, nice paintings on the walls, subtle lighting creates a feeling of old world charm. A great place for friends and couples to gather. I had the Oysters Rockefeller to start. They were excellent! I also had the lobster bisque (should have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
vafoodie62
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Spotsylvania, Virginia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Three of my friends met me there for lunch. The restaurant was quiet, even though it was half full. Music played faintly in the background. We were able to chat without shouting at one another. We had a lovely table near the window, that had a translucent shade so we had privacy. The food was great. Prices were good. Would... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had an excellent meal here. I had the filet and it was nicely prepared. It's good Italian/ American fare in cozy environment. Put this place on your short list in Fredericksburg.

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Wilson, North Carolina
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This was by far one of the best restaurant meals I have had in a long while. There were three of us. One had the Scampi Napoli. One had a chicken and mushroom entry in a brandi sauce. I had the "Salmon Renato," which was salmon, scallops, shrimp and mushrooms in a lemon/white wine sauce. We all enjoyed our meals.... More 

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Orange, Virginia
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306 reviews 306 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

From the time you walk in, you see the white table cloths, the staff neatly dressed and a lovely interior. You just know the meal will be great. And it was. The waiter was on top of things but not too pushy. Food was great and large portions. Excellent bread.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Went for dinner the day before Valentines. I had been told food was pricey, I'm OK with pricey as long as food and service are good. Not the case here! food was OK and service not very good. I think waiter forgot about us and when he came back his statement was "You should be ready by now" seriously??? I... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This cozy little Italian restaurant with linen tablecloths, nice paintings on the walls, subtle lighting creates a feeling of old world charm. A great place for friends and couples to gather. I had the Oysters Rockefeller to start. They were excellent! I also had the lobster bisque (should have been named lobster broth with no evidence on any lobster meat).... More 

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Mclean, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

We dropped into Fredericksburg for lunch on our way back from Williamsburg. Came upon Renatos, checked the reviews on trip advisor and gave it a try. Real cloth napkins and tablecloths gave it an upscale appearance, but the prices were very reasonable. One of us chose lasagna and the other one of the daily specials, each $10 including a salad... More 

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Overland Park
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were taking the long way home from a visit to Washington DC, and decided to drive through old town Fredericksburg Virginia. It was lunch time and my wife an I were both hungry. Saw nothing on highway 17, so I circled the block and found Ristorante arena to on William street tuck away in a small brick building. On... More 

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Our best dinner in Fredericksburg though I rated two other places highly too. Both my wife and I had different veal dishes, both excellent. You could cut the veal with your fork! The sauce I should have bottled to take home, but my wife's version very similar so it would have been onlyto save her time in making her own.... More 

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Delray Beach, FL
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195 reviews 195 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

There are 2 Italian restaurants on this street, and Renato is much better. It is clean, service is excellent, and the food is very good. It is certainly a fine restaurant to enjoy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 422 William St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5834
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-371-8228

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?