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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A solid 4.5 stars

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2013
cb1_10
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Bethesda, Maryland
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Bethesda, Maryland
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

My husband and I have been enjoying meals at La Panetteria in Bethesda, Md. for many years. It is a quiet restaurant with excellent food. Each main dish comes with a big house salad. The prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is comfortable and attractive.

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Potomac, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Food was below par. Service was very slow. The owner suggests that his staff tell him how much to charge and so he charged us 30 crafts of wine for 60 adults when half did not even drink and the other half had max 2 glasses each (i.e., during lunch time). When I told him about how it was totally... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

La Panetteria Restaurant has been here for years, but the quality and service remain terrific. We just moved to the area and it has become our favorite restaurant in a city where great restaurants abound. Great wait staff, food and the prices can't be beat.

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Rockville, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is a very good restaurant. And they decorated it very nice too! I went for lunch with colleagues. We shared an appetizer plate with kalamari, white pizza, zuchhini, mozzarella, tomato and mushrooms. nom nom nom I had veal with Marsala sauce and mushrooms, very good, also my colleagues all liked their food. Most of them ordered the lunch specials.... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

The restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere with a real Italian feel. The food was delicious with all 3 in our party totally enjoying their meal. The waiter was very efficient and informative. The price of the meal was quite reasonable for the quality of the food. Overall, a totally wonderful experience.

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Additional Information about La Panetteria Ristorante Italiano

Address: 4921 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2509
Phone Number: 301-951-6433
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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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