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7921 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2501
301-654-9496
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Superb Italian food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Bethesda, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I live in Bethesda and have eaten here many times. My favorite dish is the Spaghettini Alla Checca with Shrimp. Included with entrees is a simple, but very tasty side salad, and awesome bread/olive oil. There is a very good beer selection, and the staff is quite friendly. My only complaint is it's a bit dark inside. Highly recommend. On... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I have eaten at Olazzo 5 or 6 times now and twice for Brunch. Every time I have tried something new and it has always been consistently good. While it can be busy and the service is a little slow sometimes it would not prevent me from returning again and again. It is my favorite dining spot in Bethesda.

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Surprised to see that this was rated #9 out of 301 restaurants in Bethesda. I will admit that we did not order anything unusual- Veal Parm, Baked Penne and Sausage & Peppers. They were all fairly good, however, I felt like my Veal Parm was made from a processed veal pattie. I wouldn't have expected that from a top ten... More 

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Washington DC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Lively bar seen. Good/standard Italian food on the menu. Friendly service. Would definitely come here again.

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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: Families with children, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
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?