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Olazzo

7921 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2501
301-654-9496
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Ranked #5 of 301 Restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
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Cuisines: American, Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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84% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Tampa, Florida
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Stopped in with my wife for lunch, large menu with tons of options at REASONBLE prices. They serve you hot and fresh Italian bread with butter before you order. I had chicken parm sandwhich $8 well worth it. Great bread, scenery and customer service. Best spot in Bethesda for lunch!

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maryland
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Heard raves from many, read raves from many. Went twice within 2 weeks, overall good but not fabulous. 1st visit : our server, while very attentive, referred to us (husband, 2 teens, 1 9yo) as " love" "sweets" and the like thru the entire meal. Not only annoying but unprofessional , esp since my husband and I are in our... More

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Spring, Texas, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We took the family for happy hour and sat in a booth in the bar. We went early and we were the only ones in there. I love their martinis. We had the Arancini balls and the meatball sliders. They were good and flavorful. We will be back.

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Clarksburg, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

When I see such high reviews from Trip Advisor (4.7) I expect an experience that is memorable. My martini was very nice, the Arancini (Saffron risotto balls) were very nice, my lasagna with meat sauce was loaded with meat and very nice, the caprese was very nice, and the Ravioli Rose was the star of the evening. The experience was... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We always have a great time here. We had a bad experience at a restaurant at the beach which made me realize how good we usually have it at Olazzos. We go every week and get great food and great service. THANKYOU

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Newburgh, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

There are a lot of really good reviews for this place here on TripAdvisor but I really wasn't all that impressed. The food, service and ambiance were all just OK. I will say, the prices were very reasonable. The entire meal including an appetizer, a couple of alcoholic beverages and two entrees came to less than $85 including tax and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were on our way to another place and decided to check this out because a friend had mentioned it to us a while back. What a treat! Really fresh food and delicious unique dishes. Our girls LOVED the mussels in red sauce (a new food for them) and our dishes were good sized portions and nicely presented - we... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A gem in downtown Bethesda, great food at very reasonable prices. Great service and opens every day.

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Rockville, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Olazzo looks more like a bar and grill than an Italian restaurant. But don't be fooled. Their pastas are among the very best in the Washington area. There are many of them, some traditional and some innovative, but all are different, subtly and imaginatively seasoned. Prices are quite reasonable. Highly recommended.

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Bethesda, Maryland USA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Well done, reasonable -- dark and possibly romantic for some. Nicely priced, casual dress. Pretty standard Italian food.

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