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“Good Italian food in Herndon!”

Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
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Ranked #4 of 222 Restaurants in Herndon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Herndon, Virginia
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good Italian food in Herndon!”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Went with family (two teenage boys) to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We made our reservation earlier in the day and were immediately seated on arrival. The place is 'cozy' - tables are just a little small and very close to each other. Service was good and efficient. As advertised, their claim to fame is their signature veal chop - excellent! Poultry dishes are ok, nothing to write home about. Excellent selection of wines... Only downside is their vegetarian options are very limited.

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
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250 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Lovely atmosphere and good Italian food”
Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

We arrived at this restaurant this evening with no booking but were shown straight away to a nice table in the window.
The food was excellent - good minestrone soup and salicca sausage as starters, and veal entrees, served with linguini.
The wine - chianti and Nero davala - were very pleasant, as was the sambuca.
The service was very good - attentive but unobtrusive.
The only disappointment was the tiramisu - not at all Italian - literally sponge cake with cream and a light coffee flavour, not the 'pick me up' one would normally expect.

Visited December 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“VEAL VEAL AND MORE VEAL”
Reviewed November 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Lovely restaurant, great food, great service. Went here for my birthday with coworkers and we all had a wonderful time!

Visited November 2013
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New Jersey
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354 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“outstanding Italian”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

Best restaurant I've found in Herndon. A big step above the usual Italian menus, especially at the chains (this restaurant is privately owned). Service was very courteous; I did not feel dissed as a solo woman guest. Their ravioli is filled with meat, not cheese, and is just delicious.

Visited October 2013
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New York City, New York
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great to have in the rotation”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

Family, friends, and business associates have been going to Zeffirelli's Ristorante for over 20 years. It is a family regular for special occasions. It's a cozy restaurant with more of a European feel. The staff has always been helpful and attentive from making the reservation, greeting, and meal service. Many of the staff have been there for many years.

We were in a group of 10 on our last visit so there many different meal options. I have the veal chop, probably the best menu items they have, and it is well know in the area that it's a signature dish. The lobster ravioli in brandy sauce is superb. The pasta is good across the board. Very good wine list. We were drinking the brunello (2004) which was $80/bottle. Very good wine. My daughters love the tiramisu for dessert. Highly recommend for a pleasurable fine dining experience.

  • Visited November 2013
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