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7921 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2501
301-654-9496
Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Little Italy in the Heart of Bethesda

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Lalafish
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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English first
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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Bethesda, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Olazzo is an unpretentious, red-sauce Italian restaurant that serves pretty decent food at a very decent price. Don't expect to be blown away by originality here. Their menu is pretty basic Italian/American fare, nothing spectacular, but good enough to have you coming back. Think of it as comfort food that won't break the bank. It doesn't pretend to be anything... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We found Olazzo by chance, while walking around the streets full of restaurants in central Bethesda. We'd checked a place next door, but didn't want to wait and didn't care for the cool reception; Olazzo's hostess was friendly and accomodating, and their menu was tempting. The sound level inside was a bit too high so we sat at a sidewalk... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We have been to this restaurant a few times and I always mean to write a review. This last visit was with extended family and it was just as good as we hoped it would be! We had several special orders and all came out really delicious! The PEI mussels are wonderful and although we could not agree if the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

My wife had just finished walking 26 miles in the Avon Breast Cancer Walk. She definitely wanted something close to our hotel. Olazzo came up and was well- reviewed. The specialty cocktails were excellent and reasonably priced. We both picked pasta dishes. The portions were generous and the pasta well cooked. The atmosphere was very mixed with families, couples, and... More 

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North Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I have been to many restaurants in Bethesda, and have walked past this one quite a few times. Now, I am kicking myself for waiting so long to give Olazzo a try. Straight up one of the best Italian meals in the area. I had a shrimp and lump crabmeat served with a rose sauce and penne pasta. Huge lumps... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I have eaten here many times now, I like to go on weekends for brunch or dinner during the week. Having lived in Italy for 3 years, I can't say its true Italian, but it sure is a fantastic American Italian place to eat. They have some very good dishes that always come out hot and delicious. i try something... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

There were four of us for dinner on Saturay night and the place was packed. They have extended next door and the addition looks good with a large bar where you can wait for your table. And wait. And wait! Got a booth an hour later and shared the calamari. It was OK - nothing special. I had the meat... 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 20
Cuisine: Italian, American

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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: Doing business, Romantic, Dining on a budget, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?