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La Panetteria Ristorante Italiano

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4921 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2509
301-951-6433
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere - good basic Italian food

This place is one of few long-term survivors in Bethesda. It is reasonably priced and has a great atmosphere. They have "home"-made pasta that, unfortunately, was somewhat overcooked on my last visit. However, the rest of my meal was quite good, if not excellent. All in all, I would not hesitate to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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LITTLE ROCK
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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LITTLE ROCK
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165 reviews 165 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This place is one of few long-term survivors in Bethesda. It is reasonably priced and has a great atmosphere. They have "home"-made pasta that, unfortunately, was somewhat overcooked on my last visit. However, the rest of my meal was quite good, if not excellent. All in all, I would not hesitate to return, but mostly because of the atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Fettuccini pesto with chicken was top notch. Manicotti is recommended and their house Italian dressing was among the best dressing we've had. A bit pricey for the family, but worth it.

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Black Rock City
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great, tasty food and a lot of different dishes to choose from, excellent service, I looove the Tiramisu.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Normal average, not great, local Italian restaurant. Service was very good but the food was just okay. Neither the garlic and oil sauce on one pasta we had, nor the tomato sauce, was particularly good. Hard to be a solid italian restaurant if you don't have a good tomato sauce. The dessert - a chocolate mousse - lacked the depth... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Consistently outstanding Italian food and a great, friendly, attentive wait staff. We go to La Panetteria several times a year and we are never disappointed. They always have great specials.

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Abington, Pennsylvania
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177 reviews 177 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Our entire experience at La Panetteria was very good. We were promptly seated, service was excellent (always there when they needed to be and not there when they didn't), the garlic knots were delicious (I ate 3 of the 4), the pasta (I had the Penne ala Nonna) was cooked perfectly and the red sauce was delicious (I highly recommend... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Some good things remain constant. As always, our dinner at Paneterria was excellent. As always, the service was friendly and efficient. Whether it's veal or pasta, the entrees have always been excellent. Chocolate mousse cake was delicious.

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Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

harry & his family where awesome hosts. the food was top-shelf italian! We varied from soups, pastas, seafood & i had the lamb shank...

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The service was professional. The three of us all enjoyed our food. It was fresh and hot. The atmosphere of the restaurant is enjoyable. It is always a pleasure to eat here.

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Jerusalem
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118 reviews 118 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

One of our friends made the arrangements to have a reunion of 5 couples on a Sunday evening. The place is not big but has a special feeling of an Italian restaurant. The food was very good, big portions. I had a meat lasagna that was great. All the other friends had different dishes even some vegetarians which all claim... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4921 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2509
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301-951-6433

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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