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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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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

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    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
Most recent review
A Great Italian Restaurant in Downtown F'burg

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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Orange, Virginia
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Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Orange, Virginia
Top Contributor
274 reviews 274 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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183 reviews 183 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Over the last 30+ years, we have never had a disappointing meal at this restaurant! My favorites are the veal dishes since I never cook veal at home; each one has its unique taste and is always perfectly prepared. Try the avocado and crab appetizer; it can be the whole entree at lunch.( I am still amazed at how they... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A friend took me here for the first time for a birthday lunch. Think we may have hit them on a particularly bad day given the many positive reviews. Only two tables were full when we arrived, but they had what appeared to be a group event in the back. The gentleman who seated us never smiled and the service... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Mozzarella in Carozza is the tastiest thing to start your meal. Deliciously fried bread sandwiched around creamy, melted mozzarella cheese drizzled with a lemon parsley wine sauce. It's a delight! They serve fantastic fish and decadent pasta dishes, beautifully prepared meats and nice salads that come with your entree. If there's any room at the end, please try a cafe... More 

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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 0 - 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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