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“Good place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Panetteria Ristorante Italiano

La Panetteria Ristorante Italiano
4921 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2509
301-951-6433
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Ranked #48 of 301 Restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Bethesda, Maryland
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Good place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

I've been going to this restaurant for 30 years, mainly because it has the best pizza in the area by far. The other pasta dishes are ok but I wouldn't go out of my way for them. But the pizza is fantastic!

Visited December 2011
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Olney, Maryland
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“How Service & Food Should All Be!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

Decided on Italian food,1cold Saturday January night. Warmly greeted, table ready. Chianti was very good. My husband sampled & e njoyed both Italian beers recommended. Calamari Fritte BEST we have ever had. ( and we travel & dine out quite a bit). Delicate - no heavy breading. Marina sauce perfect. Veal was excellent. Staff very attentive, without being overbearing. We won't wait to return! A true neighborhood " gem", for over 35 years. Prices reasonable as well.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, DC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Solid home made Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011 via mobile

Group of 8 sat toward the rear. Attentive service. Basic Italian menu with a few daily specials. Everyone was pleased with their dinners. House wine acceptable also. Good for families.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Germantown, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Nothing to write home about”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

We tried this place after I noticed the favorable reviews it had gotten on tripadvisor, but we were disappointed. My wife & I ordered the same dish, scallops with angel hair pasta. Mine had the scallops on top of the pasta, my wife's had the pasta on top of the scallops. I thought it was strange that the presentation of a dish was arbitrary. Otherwise the foods tasted OK.
Also, the sink in the ladies' room was clogged.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Acton, ON, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Waiter”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

I took my twelve year old son here to visit the capital and read the reviews for this restaurant on Tripadvisor. They weren't wrong. Great food; my son ate his pizza in less than five minutes; and my pasta was lovely and light. Our waiter, who was from South America, mentioned how polite my son was which gave me a warm feeling. The atmosphere was intimate and charming. The only negative was that the table wasn't level but overall would recommend enthusiastically.

Visited May 2011
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