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La Panetteria Ristorante Italiano

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4921 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2509
+1 301-951-6433
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 14:30
15:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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296 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a hidden gem. The menu selection has all the traditional Italian dishes on it. When we were there, we shared an order of tortellini for appetizer, and then had the lamb shank and the veal for main course. The wine list is reasonable with several good choices, and they know how to make a good negroni and... More 

Thank SrgnFsh
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

A very good traditional Italian red sauce restaurant. We both really like the veal parmigiana. Substituted 2nd serving of veggies for pasta. The chocolate mouse cake was one of the best I've had.

Thank skateref
Silver Spring, MD
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely meal, great service. Nicely decorated for the Holidays too! The linguine alla funghi is terrific.

Thank billstir
Bethesda, Maryland
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142 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We hadn't eaten at La Panetteria in a while and returning there was like visiting an old-time friend. The food was excellent, much better than we remembered; typical Italian food. The service was very good, the wine was fine, and the prices were very reasonable.

Thank 102mauricea
Orange City, Iowa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I arrived a little after 4 p.m. after a busy day of travel that hadn't included lunch or breakfast. As I walked around the area, many restaurants didn't open until 5 p.m. This one looked inviting and they were willing to serve me when I entered at 4:30 p.m., even with what I presumed was a shorter than normal staff.... More 

Thank Cheryl B
Rhode Island
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141 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place has great service and basic food selections. We thought the food was quite authentic but the portions were small. It irritates me when places don't use salt in the water to cook pasta. Coming from the Boston area the bread was not real Italian bread but ok. I have eaten at other Italian places in the Bethesda area... More 

Thank GeorgefromRhody
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Very friendly restaurant, I have been going there every now and then for the last ten years, and it is getting better each time I go. You will get Olive oil, Parmesan cheese and crispy bread upon arrival. each customer gets a free salad with a very nice home made dressing. Very rich menu, Prices are very reasonable too. This... More 

Thank Shakir J
Cary, North Carolina, USA
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139 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I had gnocchi and it was very good. The downside is the plate was giant but the actual quantity of gnocchi was not, but still good. The bread before the dinner was awesome. Great service, but it was not too busy when I was there. Bigger portion would have earned it the top score, but still a good place.

Thank Djrrossi
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We usually get take out at this restaurant, so I can't comment on the dine in experience. The food is a great value, especially when compared to the other options in the area. The entrees come with salad, pasta, and a vegetable. It is a great value when compared to other similarly priced restaurants that just give you an entree... More 

Thank thwashingtondc
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Cozy restaurant, well prepared cuisine, friendly staff, lovely décor, low noise level, most reasonable cost/

Thank stanley232

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
15:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4921 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2509
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-951-6433

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