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“Very expensive for what it is” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Assaggi Mozzarella Bar

Assaggi Mozzarella Bar
4838 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5202
301-951-1988
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Ranked #44 of 296 restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $35 - $60
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between Arlington & Woodmont
Transit: Metro stop is a 5 minute walk from Assaggi. Bethesda metro Stop.
bethesda, md
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Very expensive for what it is”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The is a very expensive restaurant in the heart of Bethesda. While the food is good, it isn't anything special, or something you can't find at a better price point. Their vegetarian menu is also very limited.

If I were to go back, it would be for a glass of wine and a cheese course at the bar. The atmosphere is nice, but our dinner service was a bit off.

While it was overall a nice evening with my husband, which included walking around Bethesda and dinner at Assaggi, the highlight was not our meal.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Key West, Florida
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“Absolutely OUTSTANDING!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

As the Wedding Director of the Hemingway Home in Key West I enjoy a "special dinner" almost every week. When visiting my fiancée in Chevy Chase we CLEARLY have one very special romantic restaurant we enjoy time after time....Assagi, the absolutely best food, ambiance and service! 5-star rating in my book.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Always good dining here.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Can't go wrong here. The pasta is fresh. The wine list is excellent. The veals and meats are teriffic. We really like the meat and cheese appetizer dishes, too.

Visited September 2012
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“Best in McLean”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Thia review is actually for the McLean outpsot of Assaggi. McLean , despite it's demographics is a relative reatuarnt wasteland. Asasaggi is one of the exceptions. Authentic, well prepared Italian with a nice wine list and warm service. Relaxed enough for a night with the family dressed in jeans, but special enough for a date night or anniversary. It's our go to when we want fine dining but don't want to head into DC or Arlington.

Visited December 2012
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Austin, Texas
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“Warm, Cozy & Inviting Setting with Good Italian Appetizers/Friendly Bar Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Meandered into this inviting Bethesda bar after visiting Arlington National Cemetery and the George Washington University Bookstore, familiar spots during our 1980s McLean, VA-Georgetown residences. Nearby at the bar, recognized DC political commentator & TV personality Tucker Carlson, and chatted with him & his 13 yr old daughter for a few minutes. Great guy, very friendly and funny. Then we 3 decided to sit farther down at the expansive, deep, rich brown lacquered bar and order a few Italian beers & hot expresso after walking around in the DC afternoon winter cold. Pleasantly surprised to be served my expresso in an Illy white cup, reminiscent of our wonderful Sept. 2012 Great Britain and Paris travels. Very attentive, friendly wait service at the bar. Talkative, cordial. Restaurant has a clean, inviting atmosphere with white table cloths within a pleasant setting. No dinner for us, so I can't comment on meals, but we did order some plated appetizers of olive ascolana ~fried meat-stuffed olives ($6) and peperoncini dolci ($5) ~ tempura baby sweet-bell peppers, goat cheese & basil. My 28 yr old daughter and husband enjoyed these 2 dinner menu appetizers, but I didn't ... guess caffeine and Italian appetizers don't mix for me.These particular appetizers appear to be tastier with several glasses of Italian beer!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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