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Olazzo

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7921 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2501
301-654-9496
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy Calamari

Great fried calmari! Good Italian food...loved the Chicken Cardinale. It's in the heart of Bethesda's restaurant district so it was fun to sit outside and people watch. Friendly staff and great service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Richard L
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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English first
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Great fried calmari! Good Italian food...loved the Chicken Cardinale. It's in the heart of Bethesda's restaurant district so it was fun to sit outside and people watch. Friendly staff and great service.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Olazzo has the best pasta dishes in this neighborhood. As an Italian restaurant I generally expect more than pasta and sandwich options - there really are no other entrees, so the menu is a little limiting. Still, the food is great!

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I was surprised the restaurant was not crowded on a Sunday and worried the food would not be the best. Then, I was surprised that everyone in our family party of seven, ranging from 5 to 70 years old, loved their dinner. The food and drink were so good, all the children were happy and so was I.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Upon arrival we noted that the place was virtually empty, which was ok, since we didn't want to wait. Considering it was a Monday evening, it was expected. Servers were friendly and cheerful. The hostess informed us about the specials before we got water out bread. She forgot to mention that the specials were the most expensive items on the... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fabu fabu! Everything is great! Eggplant is fantastic. I don't know why more people don't know about this place. It's awesome! Italian at its best!

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We take out from Olazzo nearly every week. The food is exceptional, even when it arrives home.Take out entrees seem to always be accompanied by a salad and fresh bread. On the occasions we have eaten at the Restaurant, service is always friendly, relaxed and efficient. Go there! you won't be disappointed.

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Rota, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The location is spot on in the coolest area of Bethesda and apparently "The Place" to be on Friday or Saturday nights. The outdoor seating is a wonderful spot to people watch and enjoy a drink but I prefer to dine inside. Portion sizes are extremely generous so plan to EAT or take some home for another meal. The lasagna... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My second trip to Olazzo in July, prooved to be just has delicious as in the fall. This is a top favorite of my Daughter and Son In Law who reside in Bethesday. We took advantage of eating outside and enjoying the wonderful weather. Their offerings are truly athentic. All of their pastas are homemade. You may also personalize your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I have been here several times, the service is great, nice atmosphere. The place really feels authentic with all the family photos on the wall. The bread for the table is warm, tasty and crusty. I have had a few pasta dishes on the menu, by far the best is the spinach and cheese tortellini with sausage added on, one... More 

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Washington DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Italian food here seems to be spot on. The location is northern part of Bethesda's downtown, but is still easily accessible. The bar area can be noisy but still tolerable. Service is quick so you can feel a bit hurried... But take your time because there can also be a wait.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7921 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2501
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301-654-9496

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Doing business, Romantic, Families with children
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?