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Pines of Rome

4709 Hampden Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814-2909
301-657-8775
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
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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167 reviews 167 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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VA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Maryland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I love the Pines of Rome. I have been going there for 42 years and just went back last night for the first time in 7 years. IT WAS EXACTLY THE SAME! The white pizza with fontina - succulent; the fried zucchini - light and lemony; batter fried soft shell crabs - to die for; rum cake - ethereal (provided... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

So I am hoping we were there on a bad night but I'm not sure. We heard great things about Pines of Rome but found the food pretty lackluster and boring. The Chicken Parmigiana was a large chicken breast that looked and tasted like it had been deep fried, had a slice of cheese slapped on it and a dab... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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250 reviews 250 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We came by here on our last night in Bethesda and loved it. All the posters and maps of places in Italy, the nice service plus friendly customers. The table next to us had a couple in their 80s who had been going to this restaurant for decades! Based on the reviews here, I ordered the spaghetti and meatballs, which... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

A friend who used to live in DC loves this place. I see why. It's delicious. It's also inexpensive. It's near the red line too:-)

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Portland, Oregon
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46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This is not a place for gluten free dining. I had a true to form spaghetti and meatballs. DELICIOUS. The provided a dessert that was also quite good. We had a party of 5 and everyone enjoyed their meal. Worth a stop. Not a fancy place but basic tasty food and the pricing was about right.

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Towson, Maryland
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39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I do not think be wrong much; in fact I am proud to hit almost all of the choices and my reviews. I am picky in their choices in order to avoid shocks to my stomach. P.o.R., except for the distinctive literary appeal, for me is the reference point among outstanding washingtonian restaurants. The ambiance, the friendliness and above all... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Can't go wrong here. The food is well prepared at decent prices If you don't mind the bones, their flounder is good. It's been in Bethesda for years. Homey atmosphere.

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

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