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Review of Olazzo

Olazzo
7921 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2501
301-654-9496
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Ranked #13 of 275 Restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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291 reviews 291 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 105 cities Reviews in 105 cities
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“Thanks for the suggestion, Tripadvisor!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

The atmosphere was quaint and everyone on staff was extremely friendly. We had a choice to sit in the bar or in the restaurant which we appreciated. It was the first time in a long time that my food came out super hot- the way I like it. The entrees are served with a small side salad and bread. My Dad had the lasagna and it was flavorful and the meatballs in my dish did not disappoint!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Kansas City, Missouri
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great place for the family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

We went on a friday evening and had a great experience. No reservations needed, patient staff and the food was great. Definately deserves the great reviews earned.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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silver spring, md
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306 reviews 306 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 77 cities Reviews in 77 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Great Food at Reasonable Prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

This place, like its sister restaurant in Silver Spring (also called Olazzo), is a real gem. I've eaten at both places too many times to count. My most recent visit, with a number of my closest friends, was a terrific experience. The food is really wonderful!

For appetizers we shared the Calamari and Garlic Bread. Both were great. For my entree, I had the daily special - Chicken Marsala with linguini - and it was fabulous. I also tried the Chicken Cardinale, which was also very, very good. Dessert - Cannoli and Tiramisu- was shared by all, and everyone agreed that they were terrific. And best of all, the prices are better than reasonable.

The owners - Roberto and Ricky - work very hard to make these two restaurants as good and comfortable as they can be. They set the standard for efficiency and friendliness that all of their employees strive to meet. At least one of them is always present to oversee the staff and to make sure that your dining experience is the best.

Finally, the prices are very low while the quality of the food is very high. Give either Olazzo a try; they are both great.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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110 reviews 110 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Great food and service, cozy place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Great Italian food. I had the calamari and chicken parm. Service was second to none. All the staff share responsibilities such that you never have to wait to ask for a refill, more bread, etc. Recommend. Very affordable.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bethesda, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Olazzo - Bethesda MD”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Excellent "neighborhood" style eatery. Reasonable prices for quality food. Go there often.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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