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“Great food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano

Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
728 Pine St, Herndon, VA 20170-4660
703-318-7000
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Ranked #4 of 214 Restaurants in Herndon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
South Riding, Virginia, USA
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We got together with friends for dinner and went to Zeffirelli's. It is old school Italian and we always have a great meal. Once on Christmas Eve, we went there for lunch and we got a $25 gift certificate as a thank you!

On our visit last Saturday, we all had wine and the wine-list is quite nice. I like chicken parm, but everybody else had seafood pasta or veal. The portions are on the smaller side - this is not the cheesecake factory. We like the service, the waiter came by several times to check on us, but was not overbearing. A waiter is not supposed to be your friend - he brings you food and drink and ensures that your meal is done correctly.

Plenty of bread and olive oil, cheese on our mains and of course we gorged ourselves with dessert and coffee.

They are on Open Table so it easy to make reservations and they have parking in back. Once again the food was great and we are definitely going back!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Danbury, Connecticut
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best Italian lasagna”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

I ordered the stuff salmon which was very good but my date ordered the lasagna and I tasted. It's homemade and the best I ever had It was a Wednesday and the place was packed Plan to go back when Im in Virginia again Real Italian waiters with real accents and Italian charm

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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DC
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Excellent service, well prepared dishes; nice atmosphere. This is a great spot for an elegant lunch. There were no negatives.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Wonderfully good Italian cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

Great italian cuisine with an innovative touch -(veal lasagna). Wonderful service and an extensive wine list. Not too be missed.

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Herndon, Virginia, United States
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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“Wait staff very observant, thank goodness”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a very nice, refined restaurant. The food is very good. What stands out in my mind is that my husband and I were seated a very small table and while looking over the menu, my husband's menu caught on fire from the candle. A very alert waiter from across the room, saw what was happening and with the utmost of valor and calm, gently removed the menu from my husband's hand (we had not yet noticed the fire) and replaced it with another menu. Never did this waiter act like anything unusual was happening. THAT is the sign of a great waiter. We totally enjoyed our meal and the wines.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Cathy D
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