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Positano Ristorante Italiano

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4940 Fairmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
+1 301-654-1717
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Full service Italian restaurant with also four private party rooms and...
Full service Italian restaurant with also four private party rooms and garden terrace for outside dining.
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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Family owned Italian Restaurant

We went to this restaurant for the first time with a coupon. The atmosphere itself was pleasant. Our dinner was very tasty on a special menu. We looked at the regular menu and found quite a few dishes that we would enjoy. We will definitely go there again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
edelkaet
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Silver Spring, Maryland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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English first
New York City, New York
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343 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A friendly and fairly quiet place in Bethesda. Very friendly atmosphere, helpful staff, good food in the Italian-American style.

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Herndon, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

If you haven't been to Positano's you really have to because not only is the food amazing but the ambiance is spectacular. My daughter and I celebrated her birthday there and the outdoor terrace is truly magical. We were even serenaded with music. We'd just visited Positano in Italy and we felt as if we were back there for the... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The atmosphere was that of an Italian village and my husband and I felt as though we were on vacation! Jimmy (the owner) and Fernando (dining staffer) were the best! They made us feel as though we were dining in their personal home. This was a first visit for my husband and I and we can't wait to return!! The... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We went to this restaurant for the first time with a coupon. The atmosphere itself was pleasant. Our dinner was very tasty on a special menu. We looked at the regular menu and found quite a few dishes that we would enjoy. We will definitely go there again.

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Bethesda, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We rented a room--the Wine Room--for a family dinner with 25 out-of-town guests. During hors d'ouvres, a guitar musician from Georgia unexpected walked in and wowed everyone with Russian, Georgian and other songs. Then came a wonderful dinner, all of it arranged perfectly by Jimmy Traettino, who aptly calls himself the "chief everything officer." I highly recommend this place. I'd... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This ristorante was outstanding. Fernando was a great waiter and his suggestions were spot on. The next time I am in Bethesda MD I will be eating with Ferando and his service team.

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Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The Italian card-playing group Circolo della Briscola held its annual awards dinner at Positano's and the food was rated by this hard-to-please crowd as being delicious and the service excellent as well. The atmosphere suited this fun-loving group of card players who meet to play briscola, tressette, and scopa/scopone (and their family members and friends). This is why the group... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great food and attention to boot. Wide selection of wines. Good location without problems finding parking.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I do a lot of business at lunch and dinner. Positano is always my "GO TO" place. Good food, friendly service, quiet setting at a fair price. Lasagna, and eggplant parm made fresh every day are the best ever.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We meet at Positanos every month. The service is always excellent and the food "hits the spot". Spring for a better bottle of wine. Their Super Tuscans are excellent and outstanding value.

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Additional Information about Positano Ristorante Italiano

Address: 4940 Fairmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone Number: +1 301-654-1717
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 22
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4940 Fairmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-654-1717

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business

Description

Full service Italian restaurant with also four private party rooms and garden terrace for outside dining.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?