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“Great Italian” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Olazzo

Olazzo
7921 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2501
301-654-9496
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Ranked #6 of 296 restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Bethesda, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

I love Olazzo, I have been 3 times and every time is a treat. I have had something different every time I have visited. I love the shrimp and crab rose, the meatball sliders are GREAT!, the side salad that comes with the meal is also a very nice addition. I have also had the shrimp pesto and grilled eggplant aglio e olio, very good choices. They have a nice wine selection. It is nice to sit outside on a warm day, but the outdoor seating is limited so get there early! I also love the addition they made with the bar area. My friend was very impressed when I took her to Olazzo, so I would definitely recommend taking out of town guests here who love Italian food! It is also very romantic and nice to go to with a significant other :) I would say it is about 2.5 $ on the price scale but well worth it!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Bethesda, Maryland
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great comfort food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Good Italian restaurant that has expanded to meet their customers needs. Now with a bar side and dining side. Not your higher end restaurants like Grapeseed and Cesco, but also not the high price. This is a place you can go to a few times a month and enjoy a nice meal.

Visited March 2013
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Lancaster
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Loud, cozy, family Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

No pretense here. Noisy, busy, but tasty Italian food in basic surroundings with families, couples, and friends having a good time. Reasonably priced wine and a solid value. Impress a date somewhere else.

Visited March 2013
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Syracuse, NY
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A little Italy in Bethesda”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We went in for brunch this past Sunday. Located across the street from the Rock Bottom Brewery - you don't want to miss it! The weather was beautiful - some people were even eating outside! We got a great booth in the bar area. You could order off the brunch menu or the regular menu. Our party ordered off of both and were very pleased with the egg dishes and the Chicken Parm sandwich on the soft bread. Our service was very attentive and chocolate cake for desert was to die for. The bar looked very inviting and had two big screen televisions and about 10 chairs. When I'm back in the area again - this is the first place I will be going.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chevy Chase
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Cheap, fast, hi quality”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Great value, nothing to dislike. Popular for obvious reasons. More crowded than most of their neighbors.

Visited February 2013
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