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7921 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2501
301-654-9496
Today
5:00 pm - 10:30 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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 42
    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
Good food, lively atmosphere in heart of Bethesda

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
JeremyDavis
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Washington DC
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
North Bethesda, Maryland
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
58 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
2 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Bethesda, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I went to Olazzo a few times and have never disappointed. Ravioli rose is delicious, good selection even some low carb options. Service is good as well. Somewhat noisy and dark inside. Love the option of lunch or diner on the street in good weather.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Solid food. Olazzo has a lot of pasta dishes that are excellentCasual. Good selection of reasonably priced wine.

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Washington, DC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

They do everything great at Olazzo. We love their warm bread and salad. The Chicken Cardinale is really good, my daughter gets it every time. It is family friendly, but always packed so get there early! Very cozy atmosphere. The owners are also local and always willing to donate gift certificates to our local school fund raising -- really nice... More 

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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating, 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?