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“Excellent low key Italian restaurant in Bethesda, MD.” 5 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 #47 of 297 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
Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent low key Italian restaurant in Bethesda, MD.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

My husband and I have been enjoying meals at La Panetteria in Bethesda, Md. for many years. It is a quiet restaurant with excellent food. Each main dish comes with a big house salad. The prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is comfortable and attractive.

  • Visited December 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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  • English first
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English first
Potomac, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Do not go to this restaurant!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Food was below par. Service was very slow. The owner suggests that his staff tell him how much to charge and so he charged us 30 crafts of wine for 60 adults when half did not even drink and the other half had max 2 glasses each (i.e., during lunch time). When I told him about how it was totally illogical for our group to drink this much, he reduced it to apx. 15 crafts. What a cheat. I thought the owner was a decent person; unfortunately, totally unprofessional!!!! My suggestion is to pick another restaurant in Bethesda. There are lots of them that are better than this one! Sorry.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Annapolis, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great local restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

La Panetteria Restaurant has been here for years, but the quality and service remain terrific. We just moved to the area and it has become our favorite restaurant in a city where great restaurants abound. Great wait staff, food and the prices can't be beat.

  • Visited November 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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Rockville, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“really good food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is a very good restaurant. And they decorated it very nice too!
I went for lunch with colleagues. We shared an appetizer plate with kalamari, white pizza, zuchhini, mozzarella, tomato and mushrooms. nom nom nom
I had veal with Marsala sauce and mushrooms, very good, also my colleagues all liked their food. Most of them ordered the lunch specials. They had never been there and all want to come back.
I will definitely return for dinner sometime. It is also very romantic I think.

  • Visited October 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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Boynton Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

The restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere with a real Italian feel. The food was delicious with all 3 in our party totally enjoying their meal. The waiter was very efficient and informative. The price of the meal was quite reasonable for the quality of the food. Overall, a totally wonderful experience.

  • Visited September 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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