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Ristorante Ottaviani

25 N. Centre Street, Cumberland, MD
(301) 722-0052
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Ranked #2 of 87 restaurants in Cumberland
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Saxonburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

A wonderful dining experience. Waiter was polite and professional. Our food was presented beautifully and was delicious.

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Cumberland, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The food is very good .The atmosphere is good also. Front of the restaurant Can be a little chilly during very cold weather .The bar area can be loud. The back of the restaurant and the upstairs are your better seating choices.

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Arlington, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Good food, and an informed and flexible waitress who offered alternate options to those listed on the menu. Where is the caprese salad mentioned by other reviews? Something of a disappointment not to find buffala on the menu. We may come back to Cumberland now that places like this are on the map.

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Long Branch, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

No reservation at 7pm on a Saturday night and a 15 minute wait. I think that is a good sign of things to come. And it was! The fresh bread and olive oil were a great start. Our entrees were pasta Bolognese and chicken Parmigiana. Both excellent. Highly recomended

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MDUSA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Ottaviani could be the best Italian restaurant at which we have eaten outside of Italy. First to start the bread ... was crisp outside and the sort of chewy hard to make doughy inside. Really good. When we were finished and had one piece left we were about to put in in our box, when our waitress asked if we... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Had dinner with my wife based upon the reviews on Tripadvisor and, as usual, they were spot on. Arrived on time for our 7PM reservations on a Saturday night and our table in the rear loft overlooking the expansive length of the restaurant was the only empty table in the entire restaurant. A good sign. We started off with the... More

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Olympia, Washington
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162 reviews 162 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I ate dinner here with my wife. We came back after being away from Cumberland for 3 years. We had eaten here before and made a special trip to have the dinner. Our waitress, the lovely Gina, was excellent. She shined throughout the meal. From bread and olive oil, to the spumoni, the dinner was delicious. The only fly in... More

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Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Excellent food, excellent service, great atmosphere! This was our first time dining at Ristorante Ottaviani and we were favorably impressed with everything. My wife ordered Chicken Parmesan and it was too much to eat. The chicken breasts were tender and moist, the homemade linguini and marinara sauce were perfect. My Bolognese was the best I've had this side of Bologna,... More

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

At the beginning of September I booked a reservation for 46 people from our Senior Center! They graciously opened their Restaurant 1.5 hours early and served the most wonderful meal imaginable. From the start it was spectacular! The place exuded ambiance from the door! Imagine my surprise. They served us an absolutely wonderful meal. Located on a beautiful little side... More

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College Park MD
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This family-operated restaurant is great. We enjoyed the food, especially the Chicken Marsala, the Abruzzo Chicken and the Spumoni ice cream. The service was perfect and the price was reasonable for the quality. I look forward to a return visit very soon.

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