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Il Pizzico

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15209 Frederick Rd, Rockville, MD 20850
301-309-0610
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 174
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  • 41
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Looks Like Small Portions in Big Plates But Very Filling

We just had Italian food at Fontina Grill that Friday night. On Saturday night, we got invited for dinner at Il Pizzico in Rockville. I was here once for a birthday lunch. I was told it has been renovated. There were six of us and I presumed that there was a reservation made since it was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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118 reviews 118 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We just had Italian food at Fontina Grill that Friday night. On Saturday night, we got invited for dinner at Il Pizzico in Rockville. I was here once for a birthday lunch. I was told it has been renovated. There were six of us and I presumed that there was a reservation made since it was a beautiful Saturday night... More 

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Brinklow, Md
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We went to Il Pizzico for dinner tonight. We'd been before, but not for a long time. Dinner was fabulous! Best Italian dinner we've had outside Italy! Very authentic Italian cuisine. Our waiter Stephano, who was from Sicily, was wonderful. It's just a simple restaurant in an unassuming strip mall in Rockville, but it's been drawing crowds for 25 years,... More 

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Rockville, Maryland, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

If you are in Rockville and looking for a great intimate place to have lunch or dinner, this is your restaurant. The entire staff is first class and strive to make your dining an experience to be remembered. From the maître d' to the water boy, you can count on being treated like royalty. The courtesy bread is fresh and... More 

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New Windsor, New York
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95 reviews 95 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Visited over Memorial Day weekend for our daughters' soccer tournament, our gals needing to carbo load - we found this spot in an unassuming little strip mall where parking can be sparse. But,

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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We met friends at Il Pizzico, a party of 7 total, the staff and service and meal was superb! The 4 women are Flight Attendants who fly Rome weekly! That is a hard crowd to please with Italian food. We all were delighted with our meals. The appetizers and salads were fresh and the main courses were delicious, plentiful and... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The location and outside looks are deceiving, once inside you will find a nice little restaurant with a lot of personality. The food was very good, with reasonable portions. It was a little crowded on a Thursday night but the quality of the food compensated.

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Rockville, Maryland, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

From the seasoned bread with Olive Oil to the tsaty desserts such as canoli or tiramisu, the entire meal was great, authentic high quality italian. My wife had a fish special and I had a penne dish that was served with perfectly cooked al dente pasta and a deliciously complex red sauce. The staff lets you take your time and... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I go here several times a year as good unique food, usually great service but price is high! Restaurant is pretty but in an industrial type area, next to a gas station etc. Portion sizes are not big but adequate. Appears to cater to an older demographic.

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Arlington, VA
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167 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We were fans of Il Pizzico long ago and are pleased it's still around. The pastas are still good although I found mine way too greasy and salty. The service was excellent and the wine choices excellent. My friends really loved their food. We are all glad to reacquaint ourselves with this North Rockville gem.

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Il Pizzico is always great. I think it's Rockville's best kept secret. It's a diamond in the rough, where you pull into this unassuming plaza where you can't imagine fining excellence inside...sure enough, the food and service are excellent and you soon forget you're on Rockville Pike! The fish and pasta are always fresh! I have never had anything on... More 

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Additional Information about Il Pizzico

Address: 15209 Frederick Rd, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone Number: 301-309-0610
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15209 Frederick Rd, Rockville, MD 20850
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: 301-309-0610

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?