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La Panetteria Ristorante Italiano

4921 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2509
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Ranked #65 of 292 restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $30 - $30
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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82% Recommend
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2010 via mobile

Homemade, delicious, affordable. The atmosphere is wonderful - very cozy, simple and elegant. The food was delicious - it was mildly seasoned so that the flavors of the food really shined through. I also loved the delicious bowl of Parmesan cheese, as well as the wonderfully textured homemade pasta. The service was excellent - the best kind of service is... More

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8 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2010

In Bethesda for work, and decided to try restaurant based on reviews found here and the affordable prices. Went with three other ladies. I would go back whenever I'm in the area. Tried the pizza and a pasta dish. Both were delicious. Service was fantastic. Quaint atmosphere. Nice place for conversation.

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Darnestown, MD, USA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2010

While other family that joined us for my daughters birthday dinner had dined her before, I chose this restaurant by reviews online. When we all arrived I began to hear their reports of lovely dinners here on previous occasions. My daughter wanted Italian and I wanted a restaurant that was reasonably priced with a festive atmosphere and routinely good food... More

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bethesda, md
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2009

Just returned home... its awesome and we're picky. Great food, super romantic, and great service. Had the gnocchi, pizza, and choc. mousse cake. Also had the house pinot noir, pretty good. To boot it wasmuch cheaper than we expected. Salad homemade bread included. yum!!!

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Newtown, CT
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2009

We hosted a rehearsal dinner for 45 people at La Panetteria. The food and ambience were outstanding. The restaurant customized many of the dishes for our group and each one was carefully prepared and delicious. I am not from Bethesda; so I had to have blind faith that things would work out for a very sophisticated crowd. We were all... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2009

It was pretty alright.

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Bethesda Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2008

I eat at La Panetteria at least eight times a month. Sometimes, I want something as simple as spaghetti and meat sauce. There's is phenomenal. They serve a delicious salad, with a special house dressing, with every meal. As I sit down I get fresh bread - with olive oil and fresh Parmesan cheese. The food is usually ready just... More

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43 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2008

We travel often to Bethesda and have tried many restaurants in the Bethesda/Rockville/Gaithersburg area. My favorite is La Panetteria on Cordell Ave. in downtown Bethesda. Excellent food and fine service. This week we returned there and had perfectly cooked calamari as an appetizer and the eggpant stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese for an entree! Another wonderful (and reasonably priced)... More

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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2007

We had dinner at La Panetteria in late November 2007. The restaurant offers good Italian food at reasonable prices. The portions were ample and served hot. The service is polite and attentive, and the restaurant has an inviting and warm ambience.

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