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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
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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
1 review
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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121 reviews 121 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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Wash. DC
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This was my worst dining experience ever. I along with my party of 32 made reservations for last Saturday night. The restaurant was accommodating in seating my group and seemed hospitable until the food was served and several in the group found the food unbearable. The seafood was overcooked, the cheese tasted stale and there were issues with several of... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Needed a nice restaurant to celebrate my son's birthday and wanted to get away from all the typical college places around UMD . . . Bethesda has many great places and this is one of them . . . Good food, reasonable prices and a relaxing atmosphere. Wait staff very attentive . . .

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Bethesda, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I really wish this rating system had 1/2 stars or more points (e.g., 10 pt). La Panetteria is the poster case for a 4.5 star restaurant. The Service is impeccable, the menue interesting and deep enough for a second visit, the atmosphere is good albeit a bit empty. I had a lamb on risotto that was a home run, other... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

My visits there have been very pleasant every time. The food is delicious and it makes you feel welcome and at home. The price is reasonable and the service is friendly, sometimes can be a bit slow, but attentive. There dessert are always very tasty. Nice place, and cozy.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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168 reviews 168 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

My wife and I ate here and we both enjoyed our meals. Service was perhaps a bit slow but very friendly. Atmosphere is good and they have a pretty extensive wine list. Prices were very reasonable - dinner for two with an appetizer (before tip) was $57. I am confident we will return.

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silver spring, md
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237 reviews 237 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

First, the positive notes: The service was very attentive and efficient. The ambiance is charming and cozy. The assortment of desserts we tasted was very, very good. The prices are reasonable. Next, the neutral notes: The food is good, but not exceptional. The pasta and tomato sauce are good, but bland. The appetizers are good, but not great. I had... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We dined with College Fraternity brother and his wife and had as usaual an excellent dining experience. The restaurant offers a economical $45/couple four course menu, but we all opted for menu items and specials. The homemade tortellini and asparagus soups were flavorful and satisfying, the entrees were expertly prepared and presented and tasted superb. The dessert tray was impossible... More

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