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8235 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4520
301-588-2540
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Ranked #18 of 322 Restaurants in Silver Spring
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining style: Casual Elegant
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English first
USA
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I live in downtown silver spring and for some reason never even knew there was an Italian restaurant on Georgia avenue, until my friend decided to celebrate her birthday at Olazzo last night. The restaurant is very cozy. You have a choice of sitting in the first room by the bar, and a quitter room in the back of the... More 

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Burlington, Connecticut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I am very fussy about my Italian food, but this didn't even taste Italian to me. The fried calamari had Old Bay seasoning that ruined their taste and made them overly salty and un edible. No one enjoyed the seasoning and the thick breading. The arrancini were nice and creamy inside served with a very good tasting marinara sauce. We... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Our small business held our bi-yearly dinner at Olazzo's and all 18 of us were extremely satisfied with our meals, service and atmosphere! Our server which I forgot his name was outstanding! He was attentive, knew the menu well and was able to make great recommendations. The appetizers were awesome. We ate in their back room and it provided us... More 

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Washington, DC
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45 reviews 45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Olazzo is an exceptional Italian restaurant. The food is exactly as you would find it in Italy, well prepared, unique, and served by very friendly staff. The restaurant itself is older and that means it's comfortable and informal. Although Olazzo is described as a "bargain" restaurant by the Washingtonian I would see it as on the cusp of expensive. The... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great food and great seating, if you can get the front window table. You will feel like you are in a private area but still get to enjoy the outside feel. I brought 8 of us and we fit fine.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The portions were large and delicious. Comfort food at its finest. The gnocchi was excellent. The homemade marinara was very good, and Im not usually one for red sauce. The speciality cocktails were really interesting if you like fruity drinks. Try the Upsidedown Pineapple cocktail.

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Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We made a reservation but because we were 5 people we had to sit in the back room which is windowless, depressing and above all noisy. We could barely hear each other across the table. The food was ordinary - no entrees that didn't include pasta, so rather old fashioned and heavy.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This was my first time at this restaurant. It was two couples for dinner, and while the front has a bar and some tight seating, the back of the restaurant is larger, though cozy and lovely. It was one of the best meals I've ever had, and the prices were incredibly reasonable. Made me feel not that far from Italy... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I've been to Olazzo in Silver Spring several times, but last night was the first time I was inspired to write a review! The service has always been great, but last night all of the food gods came together to deliver a great meal! The risotto balls were really tasty, the tomatoes in the capresse salad were fresh, local and... More 

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Additional Information about Olazzo

Address: 8235 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4520
Phone Number: 301-588-2540
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Silver Spring
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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