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Positano Ristorante Italiano

4940 Fairmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814-6023
3016541717
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Ranked #10 of 296 restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $22
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
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
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Gaithersburg, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
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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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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My mother attended a high school reunion party here this spring. The service was excellent and the food was great. She enjoyed it so much she's planning a college reunion party there this fall!

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Olney, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I hosted a club meeting of about 30 friends the first weekend in May at Positano. Everyone raved about the food, the wine and the service. The food was beyond delicious, and the service was responsive without being overbearing. We were in the wine room, which was perfect for our gathering. Extremely easy to work with from start to finish.... More

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Randolph, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I had my daughter's college graduation dinner here (8 people). It is only 30 minutes outside DC, and we had a very good experience. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere was charming.

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Bethesda, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Positano, including Jimmy and his excellent staff, outdid itself for our Engagement Party event for 20+ in the Wine Room! Fernando made the correct call that the unexpected noise from the power-washing in the parking garage across the street would make the patio inhospitable, and so set us up inside -- but also seamlessly accommodated out request to have hor... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

Extraordinary with so avangard ambushes ,perfection on the top!i was never disappointed ....this is my opinions.Thank you

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Bethesda, Md
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

but the food is mediocre. Pleasant patio, quiet enough to talk, but the pasta is just not very good. I took a friend there and was a little embarrassed.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

With a name like Aldo, my husband loves Italian food! We went for lunch the other day and my salmon and his carbonara were both delicious! The atmosphere is also very warm and, well...Italian!! We liked it so much that we booked our daughter's upcoming graduation party there. It will be held in one of the numerous party rooms--the Wine... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I can't for the life of me understand how this less than average restaurant stays in business. And it had for years and years. The food is never good, I've had better from the frozen section of my grocery store. The seasonings are underwhelming. The food has no zest as Italian food should have. But it has its following, just... More

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