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Il Pizzico

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15209 Frederick Rd, Rockville, MD 20850
301-309-0610
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 168
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty Italian Cuisine

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Albert P
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Rockville, Maryland, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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223 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Rockville, Maryland, United States
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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321 reviews 321 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Washington, DC
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137 reviews 137 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

If you have been to an upscale Italian restaurant in Rome or Manhattan, you will feel blissfully at home again when you experience Il Pizzico. For a great experience, you need to go with an appetizer, a pasta dish AND an entrée. You can share the pasta dish, and order half-plates. The food is SUBLIME. I'm a world traveler, a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My wife and I visited on a Thursday night and the place was packed. The food was very tasty but ever so slightly salty. Don't know if this was a one off but we'll go again and see as this is a classy restaurant (don't be put off from the outside).

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New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I went based on TA comments and was rewarded. I felt welcomed. I ate at the bar. Both bartenders were charming and knowledgable about all sorts of topics. I noted the owner/captain direct that a napkin be picked up off the floor by a table. Clear attention to detail. The good and wine were excellent and reasonably priced for a... More 

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Washingotn DC
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This strip mall suburban restaurant is worthy of your attention. The food is the star here. Do not make you selections until after you hear the specials for the day. Whatever you choose will be well prepared

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Delray Beach, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I am able to enjoy this hidden Italian gem whenever I'm in town for business. It is unassuming on the outside but cozy on the inside. This time I started the visit with a generous glass of sparkling wine at the bar. When my dinner mate arrived we moved to a table with a white cloth and I had an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

I have been a patron/customer/friend of Il Pizzico for 18 years; it is my go-to restaurant for business, date night, and family meals. Never disappoints- food is elegant and tasty! Service is impeccable and friendly. The owners take personal pride and it shows through all facets of your experience. Experience Il Pizzico and you will begin your own rewarding gastronomic... More 

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions
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?