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7921 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2501
301-654-9496
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Ranked #9 of 299 Restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Bethesda, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I went to Olazzo a few times and have never disappointed. Ravioli rose is delicious, good selection even some low carb options. Service is good as well. Somewhat noisy and dark inside. Love the option of lunch or diner on the street in good weather.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Solid food. Olazzo has a lot of pasta dishes that are excellentCasual. Good selection of reasonably priced wine.

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Washington, DC
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

They do everything great at Olazzo. We love their warm bread and salad. The Chicken Cardinale is really good, my daughter gets it every time. It is family friendly, but always packed so get there early! Very cozy atmosphere. The owners are also local and always willing to donate gift certificates to our local school fund raising -- really nice... More 

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Washington Dc
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It doesn't look like much, just a neighborhood pub, but if you are in Bethesda and need a good place for lunch they have great salads and sandwiches that are really filling. Enjoy.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Familyowned and operated. Great value for your dollars. Friendly, alert staff. Went there 3 days in row for Italian meatballs and sausage, what can i say...Crowded weekends be prepared for a drink in the friendly bar while waiting.

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Columbia, Maryland
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Selected this restaurant due to the high ranking in Tripadvisor. Service was excellent, but the tables small were crowded together, with minimal elbow room to move or open space to hold your bread plus your main servings. Ordered the Chicken Cardinale pasta dish and to my surprise, the meat was cubed and hard- similar to a frozen dinner. My boyfriend's... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great little spot for good Italian food. Renovation a few years ago opened up the space and now offers a nice bar and lounge area in addition to the dining room. Their specials usually include fresh fish and unique twists on traditional Italian fare. Great service and great management make this one of our local favorites.

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Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Olazzo is a great choice when you want a yummy pasta or other Italian favorite in a warm and friendly atmosphere. One of my go-to's and favorites is the linguine with clam sauce! Portions are generous, the servers and other staff are all friendly. It can get very busy with no reservations so go early or late or just have... More 

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We always have a decent+ meal when we eat here. The food is well prepared [tho the pasta is NOT homemade]--no complaints. Be advised they do not take reservations and peak times you will have to wait.

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Bergen County, NJ
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Family went here recently while visiting my daughter at school. It had fairly good reviews and we had to wait about half an hour to be seated. I guess coming from the NY area, I am used to great Italian fare, but I cannot imagine a curve that would push this rating to even average. While the service was good,... More 

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Additional Information about Olazzo

Address: 7921 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2501
Phone Number: 301-654-9496
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Italian

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