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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 - 11:00 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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 20
    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 pasta in a warm and cozy atmosphere

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2014
CMCPhiladelphia_PA
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Abington, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
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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
32 helpful votes 32 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
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?