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8235 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4520
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Ranked #22 of 323 Restaurants in Silver Spring
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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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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