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“Great oven baked pizzas!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Red Tomato Cafe

Red Tomato Cafe
4910 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6008
301-652-4499
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Ranked #22 of 296 restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $30 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great oven baked pizzas!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

They make fresh, delicious pizzas. My face is the white pizzas. Soooo yummy. Good wait staff and a nice place to dine with a fun decor.

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English first
Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“Disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

With all the hype we had heard we were expecting a cozy small restaurant with great homey food. We had to wait forever for a table for four and then felt very squeezed in at the table when we did finally get seated. The food was OK but nothing to rave about.

Visited September 2011
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Bangkok, Thailand
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66 restaurant reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Loved their grilled squid”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

While I like fried calamari, grilled is the best way to go. This place was pretty unique and had grilled squid--nice big piece with arugula, excellent combination. They stopped serving that for a while--tell them to bring it back!

Visited September 2011
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Bethesda, Maryland
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“solid little restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Red Tomato is a solid fallback that we eat at at least once a month. While it is not "the best" of restaurants, it has reliably good specials for a decent price and the wood-burning oven pizza is excellent.

Visited July 2012
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Laurel, Maryland
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“not bad ... solid Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

pros: service, menu variety, large portions, low prices
cons: sauces on the salty side

Visited December 2011
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