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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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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Needs to New Life to make it Supremo!

Good service, really good food but the prices seemed edgy or borderline a little too high for the dismal aura. Ambiance will do wonders at these prices-- add the ambiance and even live music-- do something to breathe life into this establishment that has excellent food and very good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Jupiter, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Firenze
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Six of us went, including two small children. My wife was very pleased with her spaghetti carbonara. I enjoyed my lasagna, which had a delicious sauce, but too much cheese for my taste. My son and granddaughter shared a large pizza, which my son did not think was any better than the local Domino's Pizza we'd had a few days... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Good service, really good food but the prices seemed edgy or borderline a little too high for the dismal aura. Ambiance will do wonders at these prices-- add the ambiance and even live music-- do something to breathe life into this establishment that has excellent food and very good service. TIDBIT: those grapes outside the window are concord grapes and... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed a very nice early Italian dinner - wonderful service - beautiful atmosphere - the food was very good.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Delightful. Especially for "Sunday dinner" - i.e., 3:30 on a Sunday afternoon. Blissfully quiet and peaceful, even though it was Father's Day. This can be a strange time for some restaurants, and you might wonder if you'll get their "A team". We certainly did yesterday. The service was friendly and warm. The ambiance is perfect - especially "outside" (an enclosed... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The best Italian food that you can possibly have in Bethesda. I've been there over 20 times and have never been disappointed. Small out of the way place family operated.

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LITTLE ROCK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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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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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, Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?