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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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Today
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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
We gave it another try, and we're glad we did!

We went to Renato's a few years ago and weren't impressed. But since our Wine Society has their Christmas party there every year, and we love the food at the party, we decided to give it another try. My husband had the chicken parmesan, and I had the Gnocchi D' Mamma - gnocchi filled with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Julie S
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Virginia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Both times we have been here, service has been slow. Their oysters rockefeller are exceptional. Most everything else was pretty average. They had an excellent $20 bottle wine special which was a bargain and excellent for the money.

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Thank edhadley
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice restaurant, great atmosphere and service, and excellent food. I ordered the Pollo Piccata, and it was wonderful! I will definitely return to try other dishes on their menu....or maybe to order the same one! The restaurant is located in Old Town Fredericksburg, and there is parking next to the building.

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Thank ldwhoffman
Brevard, North Carolina
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great menu makes it challenging to make a choice. Service was attentive and informative. Though very busy, food was served promptly. Good wine selection also.

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Thank Richard W
Virginia
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159 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Renato's a few years ago and weren't impressed. But since our Wine Society has their Christmas party there every year, and we love the food at the party, we decided to give it another try. My husband had the chicken parmesan, and I had the Gnocchi D' Mamma - gnocchi filled with veal ragu. This was an... More 

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Thank Julie S
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here while passing through town. What a great decision! I had a veal dish which was absolutely delicious. My hubby had the eggplant. The half price bottle of wine was an added bonus. We will be back!

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Thank Laura M
Spotsylvania, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Some things never change. Fifteen years ago loved it .For the past 10 years not so much. The servers always make me feel like a bother to them. The guy serving water would not make eye contact and looked in a foul mood. When asked if I could substitute penne for spaghetti again I was bothersome and told it would... More 

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Thank kathysocced
King George, Virginia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Once loyal patrons, we visited Renatos last week and were turned away by the owner at 4:30 in the afternoon. We were the first ones to arrive at opening and apparently, there was a party planned arriving later and we were told since we did not have a reservation "an empty restaurant with additional seating outside of the party area",... More 

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Thank RandyM-0001
US
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Had dinner here with friends from Scotland. The selection was outstanding and the meal was wonderful.

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Thank Mekie
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152 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Recommended by hotel staff. When we got there, we saw that if in by 6:00 there is a $20 Price fixed dinner. Including appetizer,entree, desert, glass of wine and coffee. Everything was OK (not great),my wifes mussels and linguini were warm. Bread was not Italian or good. Overall this was just an average restaurant.

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Thank Stefan L
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Ristorante Renato is a superb dining experience.Great Italian food for a reasonable price. Excellent service in a very nice setting. The wait staff is attentive and friendly. The veal dishes are excellent.Very good dessert menu .

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?