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Ristorante Renato

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422 William St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5834
+1 540-371-8228
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is a delightful place, and we enjoyed both the food and the service. One of us ordered off the menu, and one of us ordered one of the specials, and we were both pleased with the presentation and taste of the Italian food.

Thank Gary D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to dinner with friend on a Friday night and had a great time. The crab and avocado appetizer was excellent. Finished with the Cafe Diablo coffee and it was worth the cost of $12 each. Excellent! Made in front of you and the light it on fire! Definitely will be bringing visiting friends and family for the experience.

Thank staziz2016
Gainesville, Florida
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOW this place was not good at all....way to cramped inside, service was way to slow, and the food was way below average. It appears it is an institution and the same people return but it was a hot mess. We didn't order drinks so the waiter wanted to immediately take our order before we even had a chance to... More 

Thank foodpig
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were seated immediately. A girl filled our water glass and when I said hello she walked off. She brought bread and disappeared. Someone peeped around the corner and took our drink order. Then....nothing. After sitting for 10 minutes watching servers pass us, we got up and left. Would not return.

Thank Jenny N
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

This is a quintessential old Italian ristorante! The elegant service setting and tranquil setting is perfect for a meal alone or with your special someone. The attentive staff make you feel like you are the only one there. The menu is full of classic Italian dishes and each is served at the peak of presentation and taste. The dessert menu... More 

Thank BK M
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

The service was terrible - extremely slow! Food not good either. Wasn't given a salad with my entree.

Thank Stanley G
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

First visit and staff made a great impression. The old world elegance makes the meal so much more pleasant. The calamari appetizer was the best I've tried anywhere. The wine selection was excellent. The meal was thoughtfully prepared and I'm looking forward to going back.

Thank lcskg
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Very busy restaurant. It is bigger than it looks from the street. The house salad is nothing special but the entrees are great. Pretty inside.

Thank Leslie W
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Just went for dinner twice this month at Renato's. It has such a variety to choose from, great flavors, perfect wine choices and excellent service.

Thank catee408
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

It was Veteran's Day and they offered a free entree to any Vet. so , we went and had a lovely time in a small, but romantic restaurant. The lemon drop martini's were good and comparable to Ruth Chris'. The veal dishes, we both ordered different were excellent, priced and portioned well. the service was very good too. I would... More 

Thank Rosemarie K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 422 William St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5834
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-371-8228

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