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Cesco Osteria and Co2 Lounge

7401 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
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Ranked #114 of 301 Restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Metro Accessible, Red Line Bethesda Metro Center Metro Schedule: http://www.wmata.com/rail/schedules.cfm
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  • English first
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English first
Silver Spring, Maryland
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A group of 7 of us went to Cesco's to celebrate the new citizenship of one of our close friends. We had a very good meal, with various types of entrees, very good wine selection and a fantastic Tiramisu for dessert. The seating was great, with a round table and plenty of room between tables so the conversation could be... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We arrived at 6:30 pm on Sunday, the place was virtually deserted. The barley soup was without any depth of flavor, the pasta dish was actually good, but when my husband's trout arrived the fishy odor was very unpleasant. we were disappointed. The cost for one salad one soup one pasta, and one fish, two coffee with no alcohol was... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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116 reviews 116 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We celebrated two birthdays and the kitchen prepared an outstanding tiramasu with delectable strawberries in a sauce for dessert. Fresh oysters and entrees that were made to specification plus good spacing between tables allowed for audible and easy conversation. Particularly appreciated was the attention to my salt-free diet.The service was attentive, the food was tasty, the decor included carpet on... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Horrible experience and customer service. I made a reservation for 22 for Homecoming dinner. Had a phone conversation with a manager and set up the entire evening. We were told the kids could order off the menu and that would keeep the price to around $20 per person. Kids arrived at the restaurant and were seated late. . They were... More 

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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Cesco is a large lovely restaurant in downtown Bethesda, but a little "off the beaten path." We often go here on short notice. The food is generally good and well-prepared. The service is good and the setting is nice. It is a good local place.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Had dinner and Rafael served us beautifully. He even created a special dish for my wife. The he found us a table in the Lounge right on the dance floor. Trio Caliente were performing marvelous latin dance music. The crowd of regulars embraced us and we all danced until they closed at midnight. Could not have had more fun.

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Lima, Peru
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127 reviews 127 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Nice restaurant, with good decoration. Our service was quite good in the sense that the waiter was very attentive despite the numerous errors, some of them quite basic. The food was tasty but seemed to be microwaved pre-cooked stuff. Nothing fresh. If you want to sit down with cloth napkins instead of eating fast food, then go but don't expect... More 

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washington dc
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We celebrated Valentine's Day with a dinner at Cesco. Upon arrival, we were not offered to check our coats and we walked to the table, asked one of the bussers if there was a coat check. She clearly did not speak English and we never got an answer so our coats hung on the back of our chairs throughout the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We went to Cesco for the second time, to celebrate our daughter's birthday. From the word go, service, food and overall dining experience were marginal. I initially wrote the following (brief) review for OpenTable, but they still have it as pending over a month later. So I have decided to post the original review here, with some additional explanation: "Spotty... More 

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Clifton, VA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Let's start with the positives - the restaurant interior is absolutely gorgeous. It goes down fast from there. Despite the promise of a luxurious setting the service is poor and the meals barely mediocre. My octopus salad came with limp pieces of octopus hidden at the bottom of the plate topped with enough roughage to last a week. If I... More 

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Additional Information about Cesco Osteria and Co2 Lounge

Address: 7401 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone Number: 301-654-8333
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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