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Olazzo

7921 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2501
301-654-9496
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Ranked #6 of 296 restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
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
Spring, Texas, United States
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I had a Greek salad and Pasta Primavera. The Best Ever! It was reasonably priced. The bread was fresh and warm from the oven. Near St. Elmo and Cordell parking garage.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My husband and I just went there for dinner. The place itself is very cosy and inviting, with nice dark furniture. The room is pretty dark but you get used to it, and the candlelight is very inviting. Service was very good, fast and friendly. As for the food, it did not disappoint. Lentil soup was very tasty, arancini awesome.... More

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