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Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano

Since opening in 1991, Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano has been established as a fine tradition in historic Herndon. The 100 year old building adds character and ambiance to Zeffirelli’s dining experience. Our formal service, candlelit tables, exquisite Tuscan cuisine, and fine wines set an incomparable atmosphere for our patrons.
KNOWN FOR ITS BEST VEAL CHOP IN THE REGION

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248 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
(248 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 248 reviews
5 stars
(141)
4 stars
(76)
3 stars
(23)
2 stars
(5)
1 star
(3)
Food 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • special occasion(137)
  • neighborhood gem(128)
  • romantic(107)
  • fit for foodies(89)
  • notable wine list(63)
  • good for groups(54)
Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano Reviews List
Review 1 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2008
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 2 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 3 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/03/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 4 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

They are right about the veal chop

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"They are right about the veal chop It is fantastic! I also had the roasted red pepper soup and it was excellent."
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2008
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 6 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2008
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 7 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Zeff is always a great meal

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Had the stuffed pork chop - is rivals the veal chop. Soup of the day - always the best around."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 8 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great experience

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We celebrated with friends and the ambiance and food were exceptional. The men had the veal parm and the ladies chose the linguini with clam sauce and the chicken marsala. All of the entries were delicious and perfectly presented. We finished with the chocolate mousse cake for one couple and a crème brulee for the other. A little pricey, but worth the experience."
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 10 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/28/2016
 2008
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Review 12 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Delicious Italian and Great Service

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Hosted a business dinner. Everyone was happy. Stuffed porkchops were delightful!"
Dined on 12/01/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 13 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/26/2016
 2008
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Review 14 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Excellent Italian Restaurant in Herndon, Va

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Great service, fantastic food and cozy ambience! Have never been disappointed during many visits."
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2015
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 15 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2009
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Review 16 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/18/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2015
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/20/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"All the food was fantastic, highly recommend the filet mignon, and the lamb chop that was their special."
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2010
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Review 18 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2012
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Review 19 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Zeffirelli Ristorante

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Great location in Old Herndon, ambiance is good with white table linens, service was great and food was very good starting with the bread. Highly recommend."
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 20 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Birthday dinner

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Had a wonderful time on my daughter's birthday dinner. The food, service and wine was exceptional. The veal chop is to die for!!!"
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2015
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 21 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

My favorite!

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"This has been my favorite local restaurant. Love it for special occasions, with visitors, for business or just when we want a nice dinner."
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/09/2016
 2011
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Review 23 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good Dining Experience

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We were greeted warmly and seated at our reserved table in a neat window alcove. Our server displayed a good sense of humor during our visit. It did take awhile to be served our main entree'. My vitello porcini with brandy sauce was delicious, as was my bellini. My husband said his lasagna was very good, but our daughter's sea bass had a stronger fish taste than branzino usually does. The other servers assisting were very prompt and efficient.
I will look forward to trying other entree's in the future."
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/14/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2010
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 25 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/11/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Reminds me of elegant dining in Europe. We go there for special occasions."
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 26 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/09/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 27 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Obituary for a Herndon Institution

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"A Herndon institution is dead. Zeffirellis is a far cry from the restaurant it once was. We had stopped going to Zeffirellis for a couple of years ago after too many episodes of bad and rude service. It was a big mistake to give them another try. The only positive thing I can say about our experience is that it was quiet. That's because there were more wait personnel than customers at 7:30 on a Saturday night. Judging from the lack of patrons, it appears that everyone else already figured out this is an overpriced, poor service, struggling restaurant. The service was annoying and unprofessional. The sommelier, assuming you can call him that, poured from a bottle of wine we ordered into a still-half-full glass of house wine, mixing the two and denying us almost a full glass. Our waiter kept trying to upsell us, from the water to the appetizer to the entree to dessert. He was an annoying mosquito. The menu was shamefully overpriced--this is mostly Italian food, after all. No bottle of wine cheaper than $45, which I wouldn't mind if the quality wasn't so poor. The food was average. Wedding soup and tuna tartar appetizers were gelatinous. Meal portions were skimpy. In sum, avoid this place, as everyone else evidently is already. If we had not been entertaining and treating guests, my wife and I would have left early into our bad experience. I'd be curious to know what happened to Zeffirellis. It started to turn bad for us when we had to wait excessively long past our reservation time to be seated, when we caught the maitre d' lying to us , when complementary drinks or desserts to compensate us for restaurant gaffes didn't materialize, and when prices started creeping up while the quality fell. Hopefully, a better alternative will arrive when Zeffirellis inevitably shuts its doors for the last time, which should be soon."
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2012
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Review 28 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/08/2016
 2007
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2007
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Review 29 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/05/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/05/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/05/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 30 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/02/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 31 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 32 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

A Bit Expensive for the Flavors You Get

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"We ate there on New Year's Eve. We have never been there before, and my wife's favorite food is Italian, so I thought I would treat her to something special. The service was good. We were greeted and seated promptly. The menu was a choice of items to make a three course dinner. The portion sizes were generous but the flavors fell flat. The shrimp appetizer was very bland, as was the calamari. My lobster ravioli was very rich but it ended there. There were no other flavors to balance it out. The surf and turf was the shrimp from the appetizer, a lobster tail and a steak. The lobster tail missed for me and my wife for different reasons. It is hard to explain. It was cooked well but just didn't taste right. It was a nice place and the staff was great, but beware that you might not get what you expect for the high price!"
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 33 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent food and service.

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2009
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 34 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic
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Review 35 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

New Year's Eve Dinner

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Very nice New Year's Eve dinner! We had ten in our party and sat upstairs. It was a bit warm up there, but not too bad.
The menu was set with several good options to choose one appetizer, one entree and one dessert. The food was great as was the service.
My only complaint would be that the waiter was continually filling wine glasses instead of asking if our friends wanted another glass so as the night ended the wine bill was quite large aand all the wine glasses on the table were full as we left.
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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
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Review 36 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fine Food Excellent Service

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We have been to Zefferilli's many times. This was a special treat for our 49th Anniversary. We were treated to a wonderful lunch, wine, and special dessert " on the house"."
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 37 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/23/2015
 2003
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 38 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/24/2015
 2009
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 39 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/24/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 40 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 12/19/2015
 2012
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Review 41 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/19/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 42 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

More than just a place for special occasions

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Service started out show but improved as the meal progressed. The food was excellent. Preferred the chicken parm to the eggplant version, but both worth having again. The tomato sauce on the pasta sides was superb. The Malbec we paired with the meal was very good and reasonably priced. The tables are packed pretty tight but still a pleasant ambiance. Overall a keeper."
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 43 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Blah

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Dined on 12/17/2015
 2005
Dined on 12/17/2015
 2005
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"I have veal / spinach stuffed ravioli. The pasta was not cooked enough and the tomato sauce was awful. That's all I have to say."
Dined on 12/17/2015
 2005
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Review 44 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A delightful dining experience

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Excellent service began when the maître d gave us the best table in the house, a two-top centered in a partitioned cove by the front window; simply lovely. The wine recommendation was perfect. Paired nicely with our delicious entrees. The ambience provided an unobtrusive backdrop to our pleasant conversation and well-paced dining. We capped off the experience with some awesome port. When we pushed back from the table, thoroughly satisfied, we realized we were the only guests left inside. The staff was patiently waiting for us; not a surprise given their overall professionalism.
Highly recommend Zeffirelli Ristorante!!
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Dined on 12/16/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 45 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fabulous

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Dined on 12/16/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/16/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We have been here many times and always enjoy the experience. Many folks celebrating the Holidays. Made for a festive experience. Veal chop excellent as always. Sea bass very good!"
Dined on 12/16/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 46 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/16/2015
 2010
Dined on 12/16/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/16/2015
 2010
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Review 47 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2011
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Review 48 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2010
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Review 49 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/16/2015
 2004
Dined on 12/16/2015
 2004
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/16/2015
 2004
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Review 50 for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Zeffirelli's is a neighborhood classic and wonderful gem. We have gone there for over 25 years and Z never fails to excite and meet the challenge. We love it and will always go there for a special occasion as well as a week-night dinner. There's nothing negative about Zeffirelli's."
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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