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Olazzo

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8235 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4520
301-588-2540
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    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
A really nice meal!

My daughter and I were staying at a nearby hotel, and were looking for a decent meal. We came across Olazzo and decided to pop in. We are glad we did. The service was great, and the food was as well. It's a small place, although they have a decent size back room. We sat up front, nice vibe... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Tom O
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Burr Ridge
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Burr Ridge
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My daughter and I were staying at a nearby hotel, and were looking for a decent meal. We came across Olazzo and decided to pop in. We are glad we did. The service was great, and the food was as well. It's a small place, although they have a decent size back room. We sat up front, nice vibe to... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Dinner Saturday night at Olazzo for our party of four was good. We opted to sit in one of the booths in the bar area . If you are looking for a good cocktails, you will find them at Olazzo. Our server was conscientious but not hovering. She was busy with all of the booths and the tables outside but... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I have been going to Olazzo for years and love it. It does great Italian food at an affordable price and I am really partial to the warm bread and olive oil they service you before a meal. They have both a bar section and a main room behind it which is nice and cozy and lit perfectly for a... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My fiance and I frequent Olazzo about once every couple of months and we have never been disappointed. Seating is occasionally tight but that is par with the course in the DC-area. If you want good Italian food, but want to avoid the (underwhelming) chain Italian eateries, I highly recommend Olazzo.

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Cincinnati
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This restaurant might be overlooked by visitors since it's a few blocks from Ellsworth Ave, where there are many restaurants of all types, along with areas to congregate. I've been to Olazzo twice, and both times the food and the service have been great. The dining area is comfortably small and the lights are moderately low, at least in the... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The best Italian food in the area! I'm Italian and I love this place! Some classic dishes, some new dishes, but they're all great. Very cozy place, kind of small, make sure you get a reservation. Big bar in one dining area and another cozy dining room in the back.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Absolutely delicious food and great selection for meat eaters and vegetarians. It's pricier so good for a special evening out. Definitely recommend a reservation, as bar/front area is packed and it seems reservations get you in the back room, which is dark and intimate but cozy and nice. Highly recommend.

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columbia.md
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I love the small Italian cafes and trattorias in New York City-- and am always in search of one in suburban Maryland. The bar room is cozy,warm,inviting,and evokes a family run place with brick walls, booths, and black and white photos. The drinks are decent-- Happy Hour is a mere two hours 4:30-6:30 so its easy to miss- but offers... More 

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Chicago
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108 reviews 108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Was it the best Italian I've had, well no. Was it the best decor I've seen, no. But that being said, we had a very enjoyable experience. The service was really very good. The food was mostly a B+ and some the meals were an A. The decor was intimate and nicely done for the size of the space. Everyone... More 

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USA
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88 reviews 88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This cozy neighborhood Italian restaurant has the best calamari we have enjoyed in years. We then moved on to the lasagna and were not disappointed. This place is worth a visit! The dim, candlelit atmosphere gives this place a romantic edge for dinner, too. A full bar is also available.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8235 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4520
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: 301-588-2540

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?