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Positano Ristorante Italiano

4940 Fairmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814-6023
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Ranked #5 of 300 Restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $22
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

The night started with a call to make a reservation. Was told it was not necessary only to be asked at the door if we had one and it was busy. That was not a problem--we were still seated quickly. But then a very long wait for someone to take our drink order. We had several glasses of water before... More

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Rockville, Maryland, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Have been in this restaurant for years. BUT, I wish we had been. You forget about your old haunts. They still have one of our favorite dishes on the menu. Veal matrimonio...a veal, chicken and sausage combination sauté in a great sauce..really worth a try for the unique taste combination. Great service and a beautiful, comfortable place...

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Bethesda, Maryland
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

There always seems to be room at Positano, a surprise because it is so good that one might expect it to be crowded every night. There are many many restaurants in Bethesda, and quite a few of them are Italian, so diners have a selection of prices and fare. But this is one of the best.

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Philadelphia, PA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Just moved into the neighborhood and SO glad we stopped in for dinner. Everything was a WOW! The homemade pizza bruschetta was fabulous - so much so that when I am in the mood for pizza, I may never go to one of the local pizza joints and instead order the bruschetta from Positano. The lasagna was probably the best... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I love this restaurant! The ambience of this location, especially the patio on a mild summer's day, is wonderful and seems somehow authentic in our increasingly trendy restaurant scene. Every meal I have enjoyed at Positano has been consistently very good. Personally, I enjoy the veal here, both the marsala and the parm (the sauce!). Not a dessert person very... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Went with family and had an amazing meal. Prices were what u paid for and all worth it. They have home made desserts and they were amazing ... the service was wonderful and we loved it. We will be back for sure :)

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I took a friend here last week and had a wonderful time. The ambiance is what I think of as Old Bethesda: not trendy but solid, unpretentious and just plain wonderful. Our food was delicious, as always; the wine selection solid and interesting; and the service as good as it gets. We lingered over coffee for quite a while, but... More

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I seriously have no idea why this place was not filled on a Thursday night. The setting is quiet and charming (especially the outdoor seating)/ The food was wonderful and the prices VERY fair. Oh, and did I mention that the service was impeccable. There when you wanted them to bring another glass of wine or describe the specials, away... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We had a small engagement party there. There are modern Italian interiors which made us cozy and good mood to have a great event there. Also foold were good and tasty. All the server were very kind and good attitude to serve. We all were satisfied with the nicde food and drinks. I strongly recommend for you to go there... More

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Rockville, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had a party for 60 people at Positano recently. We were in Positano Plaza room that is very specious. It's interior design makes you feel in Italy. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Also, the bartender did a great job. Everybody was happy with drinks. Many thanks to Jimmy and his wonderful staff.

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Additional Information about Positano Ristorante Italiano

Address: 4940 Fairmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814-6023
Phone Number: 3016541717
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 0 - 22
Cuisine: Italian

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