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7921 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2501
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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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, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Great food

There is a good variety of great tasting Italian food. It has more of an adult vibe, but can also be good for any family outings.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Rachel V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a good variety of great tasting Italian food. It has more of an adult vibe, but can also be good for any family outings.

Thank Rachel V
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I eat here the food is the same great quality. Great food and the service is wonderful and with a smile. Not to mention the ambiance of the place, good for friends and romantic outing.

Thank AircrewGuy
Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Food was very good. We especially enjoyed our pasta dishes. Spaghetti with clams was excellent! Good selection of appetizers at reasonable prices. Salads tend to be large enough to split if you are having a pasta dish.

Thank Sorrento999
Washington, DC
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Great neighborhood Italian restaurant. Noisy in a god way. Nothing fancy - the menu is almost all some kind of pasta dish. But we've been there 3 times now and we enjoyed it every time. The food is always very tasty and the service is what you expect from a neighborhood Italian place - friendly and helpful. The wine list... More 

Thank Bassoon2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

I am in love with it! You enter, and you are in another place; the decorations are beautiful. The place has a lot of charisma with the style it has, it just captivated me. Also the stuff is very nice. Now, food wise I love it! The calamari rings are so so so good! All of the pastas in general... More 

Thank Fran C
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I took two business associates for lunch. We were immediately seated. The restaurant had a good vibe – lots of holiday celebrations going on. Our server, Miriam, warmly welcomed us and was very attentive throughout our time even though she was responsible for several large groups. . We all enjoyed our lunches. We will return. Thank you.

Thank Maggi713
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Excellent calamari appetizer! Have eaten there several times and food is good but not exceptional, well priced. Fast service. Noise level quite high.

Thank Marlene H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I had business nearby and felt in the mood for Italian. Food was Great - Service fast and positive. Place was part pub/bar and part restaurant. We arrived 5:30pm and it filled quickly after that. Many Business type stopping by for drinks and conversations. Try this one!

Thank thiggins49
Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

This is a great Italian option in Bethesda. My husband and I met our friends here over Thanksgiving and we were very pleasantly surprised. We expected decent Italian food, but this was quite good! I loved my eggplant parm. It was cooked perfectly: not soggy from the breaking, crispy but not greasy, the sauce had great flavor. My husband loved... More 

Thank Jvalliant
Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We did not end up staying, just took our food to go... But overall everything was fine. It did take a bit to get the drink order, but after that everything was nice. I ordered Chicken Cardinale which came with a salad. Their house dressing was really good. The pasta had great flavors with the sundried tomato (I added mushrooms).... 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 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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?