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Olazzo

8235 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4520
301-588-2540
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Ranked #22 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
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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Dining style: Casual Elegant
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English first
Burlington, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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DC
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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I've visited this restaurant on three occasions. I never felt that the food was "great". However, the service has always been top notch which is why I will probably visit a fourth time. Maybe I'm ordering the wrong things. I've had the butternut-squash ravioli (most recently), Shrimp Alfredo in the past, and some other dish that wasn't memorable. The food... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Today was my first visit to Olazzo in several years and was not disappointed. Try the linguine with sauge and peppers, its delicious. The service was pretty good too.

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