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7921 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2501
+1 301-654-9496
11:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had to place a large to-go order for dinner, and the service provided was extremely poor. The man taking my order was extraordinarily rude, and they would not allow me to set a pick up time (I didn't even know that was possible). I frequently place large to-go orders, and I have never received such poor service in the... More 

Thank robekh13
North Carolina
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Four of us went over new years weekend-we thought we would have to wait but we were seated quickly. Our servers were prompt-two of us ordered the sausage and peppers over pasta-we really like Italian sausage and we thought this was very good. Sorry I don't remember what the other two ordered but they both said it was good. They... More 

Thank robert m
Batavia, Illinois
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Sweet little Italian place in the Woodmont Triangle area of Bethesda. Brick walls, separate bar/restaurant areas, nicely varied menu with familiar, but unique entrees, small but thoughtful wine list (could use a rose). Loved the duck ragu gnocchi. Friendly and prompt service

Thank zclan5
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant on a Sunday night and was seated very quickly. The food was great and very huge portions so sharing is advised. Waitress was very helpful and we were able to customize our order.

Thank Eaglerider1954
Alexandria, Virginia
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299 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

With so many things I heard about this place I thought it would be worth trying especially with half priced wines on Monday when you order an entree. The wine I ordered was very good for the price, but then I started to wonder. The date w/cheese and bacon lacked flavor. My pasta with meatballs....well, the sauce was a bit... More 

Thank corkscrewd
Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent Italian food reasonably priced in an area of high prices. Atmosphere is nice and the restaurant is clean. Worth eating at when you are in the area. Fresh ingredients and warm bread. Big wine selection and decent draft beer options.

Thank rikledford
Bethesda, MD
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

You need to squeeze into this little Italian-American restaurant. If you are claustrophobic, proceed at your own peril. For the rest of us, this is a very good pasta place with friendly service at reasonable prices. It isn't vying for status as a classical Italian restaurant. It's just a great place for linguine, spaghetti, and gnocchi. Go on a night... More 

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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Great tender calamari, the pastas are always delicious and steaming hot! The best part is that you can substitute spinach for eggplant in any dish for example. The waitstaff are. Attentive & professional. Good side salads, bread

Thank Thepugtraveler
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

My wife and I had to travel to Bethesda, Maryland the last week of February 2016 because I had to undergo a week of tests at the National Institute of Health. We found Olazzo in the downtown area. There are many tables in a relatively small room in the Main dining room. As you enter the place there is a... More 

Thank luvdblus
Den Haag
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142 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Good food, nice combinations, no pizza's, bar area and restaurant area. Fair prices, nice waitress. Go, just go!

Thank YoYo118

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, American
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7921 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2501
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-654-9496

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