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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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
Nothing Special

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
Alan M
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Hillsborough, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Hillsborough, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Senior Reviewer
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Washington Dc
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It doesn't look like much, just a neighborhood pub, but if you are in Bethesda and need a good place for lunch they have great salads and sandwiches that are really filling. Enjoy.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Familyowned and operated. Great value for your dollars. Friendly, alert staff. Went there 3 days in row for Italian meatballs and sausage, what can i say...Crowded weekends be prepared for a drink in the friendly bar while waiting.

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Columbia, Maryland
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Selected this restaurant due to the high ranking in Tripadvisor. Service was excellent, but the tables small were crowded together, with minimal elbow room to move or open space to hold your bread plus your main servings. Ordered the Chicken Cardinale pasta dish and to my surprise, the meat was cubed and hard- similar to a frozen dinner. My boyfriend's... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great little spot for good Italian food. Renovation a few years ago opened up the space and now offers a nice bar and lounge area in addition to the dining room. Their specials usually include fresh fish and unique twists on traditional Italian fare. Great service and great management make this one of our local favorites.

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Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Olazzo is a great choice when you want a yummy pasta or other Italian favorite in a warm and friendly atmosphere. One of my go-to's and favorites is the linguine with clam sauce! Portions are generous, the servers and other staff are all friendly. It can get very busy with no reservations so go early or late or just have... 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: American, Italian

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