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La Panetteria Ristorante Italiano

4921 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2509
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Ranked #50 of 303 Restaurants in Bethesda
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

La Panetteria is a sweet, unassuming place that almost disappears off a side street in Bethesda. (Look for the bright, green awning.) Inside you'll find a lovely little restaurant serving home cooked Italian food. Independently run, La Panetteria is the last man standing and dates back to when Bethesda actually had some quaintness about it, before the demolition and re-building... More

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Spring, Texas, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We came here on a Friday night and the place was packed. The team quickly made a table for 8 back in the back part of the restaurant. Our service was impeccable. We must have had 3-4 servers waiting on us while we were there. The bread always came out warm and yummy. The parmesan cheese bowl was a nice... More

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Midland City, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The cook & the waitress were both very friendly. The food was absolutely delicious, it was cozy & quite & not noisy or loud at all which I appreciate, the portions were reasonably sufficient, & the pricing was not too bad for the area.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Wonderful meal backed up by exceptional service. Pasta and seafood dishes were excellent & the antipasto is a great way to start your meal.

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Columbia, Maryland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Revisited this restaurant for dinner since we were in the area to see a movie. Small and charming dining room. Ordered a veal dish with salad. The salad dressing was hearty and fresh, resembling a soup. The veal was very tender and moist. After dinner, we each tried a cappucino which was deliciously hot, since the AC in there felt... More

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Alexandria, VA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I booked through Open Table for a group of ten (all work colleagues) for 5 pm this evening (Saturday, June 21, 2014). We were greeted by the owner who seated everyone as they arrived (none of that nonsense of waiting until the entire group is present before seating everyone). We ordered a variety of appetizers, meat, seafood, and pasta entrees... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My family has been going to this restaurant for years. We had our second big party here in 3 years and it was just as good as the first. We had about 50 people in the main dining area. Harry, the owner, was wonderful to work with and helped us pick a terrific menu (he is very flexible) and set... More

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Great Falls, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My sister was in town for the weekend for we took her to La Panetteria since we know that she likes casual, Italian restaurants. She loved the place. It was perfect. I had taken out of town business guests there before, and they always had a great meal with friendly service. Their salad dressing is great. My sister, who used... More

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Dined here last night (Saturday) and it was wonderful! For appetizers we ordered the grilled calamari (so tender!) and mussels in white wine. Our entrees were: crab stuffed lobster tail (lobster was a tad overcooked), linguine with white clam sauce, seafood over Italian rice(not to be confused with risotto), the Chilean sea bass special and spaghetti carbonara - everything was... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Had a perfectly delicious dinner there this past Saturday evening with family for our daughter's Confirmation celebration. Made reservations but got the impression they might have been able to squeeze us in though they were busy. Patrons all appeared to be happy and enjoying the convivial atmosphere. Waitress pleasant and competent. Food delicious. I had something like chicken tetrazzini (?)... More

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