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4709 Hampden Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814-2909
301-657-8775
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
awesome food

My wife and I found this nice cozy place. The food was very good. I had a small pizza with pepperoni and sausage. My wife had pasta with calamari .

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Rafael G
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My wife and I found this nice cozy place. The food was very good. I had a small pizza with pepperoni and sausage. My wife had pasta with calamari .

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Awesome consistent food! Great service! The best white pizza with fontina cheese! Great peppers, mushrooms, beans, whole fish, linguine with clams, spaghetti with meatballs. Great warm atmosphere, and wonderful for groups, and casual, come as you are warm, great food!

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Potomac, Maryland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you are in the mood for reasonably good Italian food that fills your stomach without emptying your wallet, Pines of Rome in Bethesda, MD is the place to go. Its ambiance is not exactly suitable for impressing a business acquaintance, a first date or a discerning spouse; in other words, it is plain and simple. What you don't find... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The meal we had the evening we visited the restaurant was unremarkable---can't even remember what I ordered but not fine cuisine (even by Italian restaurant standards.) My husband does frequent the restaurant and has had several good experiences.

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Chevy Chase, MD
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

From the surroundings, you would expect candles in Chianti bottles on each table. The meal and service and atmosphere were OK. The veal, average plus; the shrimp, not fresh. If we had stopped there, I would not write the review. But I asked the waiter about dessert. They do not serve tiramisu. I picked cannoli. A mistake. Bad mistake. Forget... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Yes, family has gone here for years. Yes, there is nothing fancy to say about the decor. Most importantly, Yes, it is the VERY BEST white pizza with fontina you will get anywhere. The Carbonara is a favorite as it is preferred with olive oil rather than a cream sauce. Hope the rhum cake is available and save room for... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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287 reviews 287 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Old school Italian restaurant with well prepare classic dishes and good service. Bethesda staple for genrations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

Very authentic Italian, excellent service. Stayed at Hilton Garden Inn so the Pines of Rome was only 93 meters away. Worth a try. JC from Wisconsin.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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176 reviews 176 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It had been a while since I had visited Pines of Rome, but the fact is, it's still one of the best red checkered Italian restaurants around. The white pizza w/ fontina is the best you will find. Decided to try the red sauce pizza and that may be the better kept secret. Great thin crust and delicious with a... More 

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85 reviews 85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We have been eating here for over 30 years and even continued after we moved to Virginia. It's about a 45 minute drive from our house but worth the trip. Our children and grandchildren have come to love it as well. It's where we go for family get-togethers. White pizza (without cheese), white beans and fried zucchini are a must... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4709 Hampden Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814-2909
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301-657-8775

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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