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“Italian With OK Food”

Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
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Ranked #5 of 226 Restaurants in Herndon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Reviewed October 1, 2012

My second visit to Zeffirelli in the past couple of weeks. I am a frequent business traveller to Northern Virginia and I am always on the hunt for a good restaurant for dinner.

Zeffirelli is on OK choice for Italian. The best thing is the wine list and the selection of Italian wines.

On my lastest visit I had the Caprese. The tomatoes and mazzorllea were tasteless. I poured on the salt just to get some flavor. A tiny piece of basil was on top on each piece of cheese. Next course was the fettuccine bolognese. House made, very fresh but again, lack much flavor.

I had a couple of glasses of chanti at $8 a glass with dinner. It was pretty good.

Service was very good.

Thank Kevinprin
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

I am a big fan, but not an easy critic, when it comes to Italian cuisine. So when I say Zeffirelli is good Italian food believe that. It is an oasis in a desert if you are staying in one of the nearby airport hotels. Venture out and give Zeffirelli a try. I think you'll be glad you did. The staff was congenial and extremely accommodating. It is a small venue and as such could be loud. That's not a criticism just a fact worth mentioning. The night we went the ambient noise level was low.
We ordered Cesar salad, the antipasto platter and Caprese salad for appetizers; each dish was tasty and well portioned. There were five in my party and we each tried a different dish. In the end there was a universal thumbs up and clean plates from everyone.

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

We had some friends visiting and they wanted to go to Zeffitelli's because they had heard so much about it. This is a very intimate setting. Service is again excellent; prices are a bit high, but well within range for 'special' dinner. The veal chop is to die for!

Thank siegva
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

It's not the food you find in Italy, but compared to the rest of the Italian places around here, it's actually quite good.

Thank 579Morgon
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

First time at this restaurant and was very impressed with the food and atmosphere . I decided to go for the salmon ( not exactly a traditional Italian meal) and was very impressed with the quality of the fish and the way it was prepared - with lots of nicely cooked veggies . Others at the table had more Italian meals and raved about them we ate there on a Tuesday night and the place was empty- -apparently it is booked on the weekend ... Go figure ...

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Thank headingsomeplace
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