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“Subtle and Tasty Italian Cooking” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Olazzo

Olazzo
7921 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2501
301-654-9496
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Ranked #13 of 281 Restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Rockville, Maryland
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Subtle and Tasty Italian Cooking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Olazzo looks more like a bar and grill than an Italian restaurant. But don't be fooled. Their pastas are among the very best in the Washington area. There are many of them, some traditional and some innovative, but all are different, subtly and imaginatively seasoned. Prices are quite reasonable. Highly recommended.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Bethesda, Maryland USA
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Red Checkered Table Cloth Italian”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Well done, reasonable -- dark and possibly romantic for some.

Nicely priced, casual dress.

Pretty standard Italian food.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I had a Greek salad and Pasta Primavera. The Best Ever! It was reasonably priced. The bread was fresh and warm from the oven. Near St. Elmo and Cordell parking garage.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great place with great food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My husband and I just went there for dinner. The place itself is very cosy and inviting, with nice dark furniture. The room is pretty dark but you get used to it, and the candlelight is very inviting. Service was very good, fast and friendly. As for the food, it did not disappoint. Lentil soup was very tasty, arancini awesome. Then vegetarian lasagna for me and chicken cardinal for my husband. Entrées came with a nice salad.
Big portions, so we brought home what will be our lunch tomorrow!
Overall, a great experience. Will definitely come back!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“What's Not to Love when you have a Meatball salad”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is a frequent lunch spot for me. They have a meatball salad. For me that is enough said. The meatballs are phenomenal and you can add them to almost any dish they have. The only complaint I have is the tables in the older section of the restaurant are a bit close together. But generally good service, good atmosphere, good food and MEATBALLS!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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