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La Panetteria Ristorante Italiano

4921 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2509
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Ranked #54 of 296 restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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45 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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29 reviews 29 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
66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This restaurant is a lot bigger than it seems from the street. However, the night we were there, it was virtually empty, so we had the place (and the servers) almost to ourselves. The food and wines were excellent (they were out of the wine we selected, and the recommended substitution was great). The tortellini a la panna we had... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful place! My boyfriend and I had a great dinning experience. He had the white pizza and I had the chicken special, which was good. The service was great, they were super busy but they were very attentive. Also, I did not see any fruit flies. Definitely will be back.

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Olney, Maryland
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116 reviews 116 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

There were 5 in our party. Food was decent, nothing to drive any distance to have though. But we had fruit flies buzzing all over our table. I realize fruit flies are harmless, but I also know that something is very dirty and grimy in this restaurant to have fruit flies this bad. I actually looked under the table to... More

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