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La Panetteria Ristorante Italiano

4921 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2509
+1 301-951-6433
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (13 reviews)
“gamberi” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4921 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2509
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have been visiting La Panetteria for over twenty years. They continually provide excellent Italian food with efficient friendly service. A neighborhood gem.

Thank alanmalman
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Sometimes, when yyou're travelling, you just want to go to a restaurant chain and settle for reliable mediocrity. La Panetteria is the opposite. It's obviously not a chain, and it seems to be reliable excellence. Great food, great service, fair prices. We especially enjoyed the...More

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 13 August 2017

After not dining here for several years, we stopped in for lunch and were pleased to find the food was as good as we remembered. Traditional Italian with a nice variety of meat, fish, and pasta dishes. The service was efficient and friendly and the...More

Thank TravelWell16
Reviewed 20 June 2017

The interior is bigger than you expect from the entryway. One side has a skylight roof which is very nice for lunch. The menu is balanced with pastas, meats, fish and a selection of vegetarian dishes. The fried zucchini appetizer is lightly breaded and big...More

Thank mmezedd99
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Had a family reunion dinner for 60+ . It went off without a hitch. The food was served beautifully by cheerful helpful wait staff. The spacing between 4 courses & dessert was perfect. The menu was an outstanding assortment of the most delicous Italian food...More

Thank msschein
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Visited with a business colleague on the recommendation of a social media site ... claimed to be a classical and old style Italian family venue. What we found was a tired, sluggish, and ordinary experience. Might have worked in 1980, but not now. Based on...More

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This restaurant is very crowded on a Saturday night and you need reservations. We had 4 adults and two children. Although everyone loved the food and ate every bite, I would not recommend families to go on a Saturday night. The bar Chardonnay was terrible....More

Thank srosner2
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I've been here a few times over the years and my recent visit with out of town guests reminded me why I like this place. the food, mood and service were all consistently well above average.

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Arriving just a little before the crowd rolled in (7 on a weekend night), we were able to get in with no reservation. The restaurant is actually larger than it seems from the street. Somewhat older servers, a bit quick to whisk away plates, but...More

Thank Addie W
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Sitting in the sunlit indoor atrium, its a charming dining atmosphere. The service is attentive, the waitress awaits to service you with a basket of warm breads and a glass of wine. With the extensive menu is to entice your pasta desires. I ordered a...More

Thank 11tt
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1 August 2015|
Response from FilipoBambini | Reviewed this property |
I'd go online and check their menu. I believe they do.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
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)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-951-6433
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