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Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano

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728 Pine St, Herndon, VA 20170-4660
+1 703-318-7000
17:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love this restaurant! The food is excellent! Their frutti d'mari was superb-large scallops, shrimps, mussels which were on the small size (nit picking here) and lobster tail. Their veal scallopini over linguine was equally delicious. We were stuffed! Yes it is pricey but it was for a special occasion so, we splurged. Wine list is okay and very expensive.... More 

Thank M D
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1,595 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 564 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When my boss wanted to take me and a couple others out to lunch, I suggested Zeffirelli's as I had always wanted to go. We had a lunch reservation but the place never truly filled up though they had a steady flux of customers. I server was very attentive and we had a nice table by the front window. Throughout... More 

Thank jehenson81
Herndon, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Italian food served in a classy environment. The service staff was Pleasant and professional. The time between ordering our meal and being served our meal was acceptable.

Thank Rostijr
Herndon, VA
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here a few times over the years, but this is my first review. We came here for my son's birthday and he chose this place as he has done the last few years. The server was super nice and attentive. Everyone enjoyed the meals, which included Gnocchi Pomodoro, Papparadelle e Ragu, Branzino Capri, and shimp scampi. I... More 

Thank TerpVirginia
Fairfax, Virginia
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488 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We used to come here often about 15 years ago. For some reason, we stopped coming. We decided to return, this time on a Friday night. The place was almost empty - which was obviously a sign that something had changed. What we found was HORRIBLE service - the WORST we've had - in ANY restaurant - in many years.... More 

Thank eaglesclaw121
Herndon, VA
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Have celebrated many special occasions here including, most recently, my daughter's 21st birthday. The menu is an offshoot long ago from icon Da Domenico's in Tysons - especially the huge veal chop. Other Italian specialties like the branzino are also very good and they specialize in a lot of different seafood pastas. Usual assortment of desserts including tiramisu (of course).... More 

Thank daddy00
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Great service and food. Authentic Italian food with genuine italian hospitality. Must get the osso busco!

Thank Erma G
Redondo Beach, California
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Stepping into Zeffirelli's is like going back to the 1950s---decor, service, menu, presentation, and Dean Martin on the speakers. Routine Italian menu, routinely prepared, presented and served.

1 Thank Bill A
Reston, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I just had sea bass today and it was wonderful. The staff could not have been more attentive to the group of 21. I not only highly recommend but will be returning soon!

Thank MG112172
Northern VA
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Visited Zeffirelli's today as part of a women's group luncheon. Zeffirelli's has been a main stay in historic old town Herndon for many years. The restaurant is very warm and inviting. Our party consisted of 20 people and the staff did an excellent job in serving a group this size. The service was excellent and food was very good. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 728 Pine St, Herndon, VA 20170-4660
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Herndon
  • Phone Number: +1 703-318-7000

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