Whether it’s a business meeting, wedding rehearsal dinner, birthday party, or any other social gathering, your event demands the right ingredients. Join us in historic downtown Fredericksburg to celebrate those special moments, and enjoy our cozy atmosphere and authentic Italian cuisine.
Ristorante Renato offers two private dining rooms with seating for up to 36 or 100 guests. Our banquet room features a private entrance, bar, dance floors, and bathrooms. Choose from our suggested banquet menu or allow us to customize a menu to your taste.
Please note that our luncheon menu is available during regular lunch hours, Monday – Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Dinner menu is available any time during weekends and after 2 p.m. Monday – Friday.
For additional information, review our Frequently Asked Questions below, contact us via phone during regular business hours, or send us a message via contact form.
Frequently Asked Questions
A list of our FAQs is listed below. Click the “+” sign next to each question to view the answers.
Where can I view your private dining menu?
You can download our private luncheon menu here and our private dinner menu here. Please note that our luncheon menu is available during regular lunch hours, Monday – Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Dinner menu is available any time during weekends and after 2 p.m. Monday – Friday.
How many banquet rooms do you have and how many guests will each accommodate?
Our restaurant offers four dining rooms:
- Banquet room accommodates up to 100 guests
- Bambini banquet room accommodates up to 36 guests
- Corner dining room accommodates up to 28 guests
- Main dining room accommodates up to 80 guests
How is your seating arranged and how are the tables configured?
We use round (seats 8) or rectangle (seats 10) tables, which are draped with white linen tablecloths. Each setting has a wine/water glass, two forks, knife, bread plate and white napkins. In addition, each table has a light, salt and pepper shaker and sugar bowl.
Are there any rentals fees for use of the banquet rooms?
There is no facility rental fee for hosting your special event at Ristorante Renato’s. We charge only for food/beverage, tax and service fee (tip).
How long may we stay for our private event?
Evening events, you are more than welcome to stay as long as you’d like. In most cases, our private events last about three hours. We’ll announce the last call at midnight unless other arrangements have been made.
Do you charge a bartender fee?
We do not charge a bartender fee. Our staff is happy to make/serve you a beverage of your choice.
What kind of food will be served for my special event?
For the convenience of our guests, we offer a suggested special private dining package. In addition, we are happy to work with you to offer a customized menu. Our suggested menu includes non-alcoholic beverage, bread/butter, salad, choice of entrée, choice of dessert. Alcoholic beverage is available at an additional cost.
Do you have a children's menu?
We do offer a children’s menu. Let us know in advance and we’ll be happy to suggest a menu for the little ones.
Do you allow outside food to be brought to the event, i.e., wedding cake?
We do not allow outside food to be brought in. We will make an exception to this policy for cakes that are for special events such as wedding, birthday, etc.
Is there an additional fee if we provide our own entertainment, i.e., D.J?
Where can I view your private dining menu?
We have a private luncheon and dinner menu. Please visit our private dining section to view our complete private dining suggested menus.
Do you require a deposit for special events?
A good faith deposit of $100.00 will hold your reservation in most cases. If your event requires a customized food/alcoholic menu a higher deposit is required.
You recently remodeled your main dining room, is it available for private events?
Our main dining room is available for private events. We require a minimum spending amount plus tax and service fees. The minimum spending amount is dependent on the day of the week and time of the year.
What if all my guests do now show up? Will I be charged for the guests that did not show up?
We require a final guest count 14 days prior to the event date. We will charge you for the number of guests confirmed in our last correspondence.
Do you provide entertainment such as harp, piano, guitar, and disc-jockey services?
Please inquire. We have an extensive list of contacts and are happy to make this service available.
There is a beautiful park (Hurkamp Park) next to your building. Do you offer a ceremony setup by the water fountain?
We are happy to set up the park for your ceremony. Please inquire if this is an option that interests you.