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“Great neighborhood Italian restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Olazzo

Olazzo
7921 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2501
301-654-9496
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Ranked #16 of 309 Restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, American
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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great neighborhood Italian restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A gem in downtown Bethesda, great food at very reasonable prices. Great service and opens every day.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Rockville, Maryland
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 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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Bethesda, Maryland USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 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 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 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 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 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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