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La Panetteria Ristorante Italiano

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4921 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2509
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Neighorly Trattoria

La Panetteria has been around for a long time. With good reason. Its the perfect place to go for a good Italian meal when you feel the urge for an authentic trattoria. And as long time residents we have been there often. Everything is good here starting from the warm bread to the salmon entree... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
Bethesda, Maryland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Business meetings
  • Families with children
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Ridgeway Co
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been in the service industry for a while. But it has been a very long time since I have enjoyed and good Italian meal. Portions are large as they should be, and guest service is outstanding! Thank you for your amazing food and also fantastic service Cory! I believe he is the owners Son!

Thank jleemorgan
Bethesda, Maryland
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

La Panetteria has been around for a long time. With good reason. Its the perfect place to go for a good Italian meal when you feel the urge for an authentic trattoria. And as long time residents we have been there often. Everything is good here starting from the warm bread to the salmon entree and home made pasta. We... More 

Thank scbethesda
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

There is definitely no shortage of Italian restaurants in Bethesda, I tried a couple but this one definitely wins hands down. I learned of it from a barman at a local pub (Union Jacks one block over) after he had some takeout dropped off – he spoke very highly of La Panetteria along with some of the other regulars in... More 

Thank AgentCooper
Orlando, Florida
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125 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We always take my family here when we visit, as it is a restaurant they have frequented for decades. They are greeted warmly when we arrive, and everything continues at that level for our entire meal. The veal piccata is always a favorite. Desserts are presented on a tray, which is hard to say no to. The connoli was fresh... More 

Thank derring_do
Boynton Beach, Florida
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The restaurant decor, service and food were all outstanding. The 4 of us all enjoyed our dishes. The one negative - we were seated near 2 large tables. One had 5 adults, the other had their 8 children. The children were unsupervised and very noisy. It was distracting and an annoyance to our dinner. However, we blame the parents, not... More 

Thank Richard51312
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103 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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 

Thank Big D
Springfield, Virginia
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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.

Thank Tia T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

Thank david s
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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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: Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children


Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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