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“Great find . . . Good food” 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 #27 of 281 Restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great find . . . Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Needed a nice restaurant to celebrate my son's birthday and wanted to get away from all the typical college places around UMD . . . Bethesda has many great places and this is one of them . . . Good food, reasonable prices and a relaxing atmosphere. Wait staff very attentive . . .

Visited October 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Bethesda, Maryland
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A solid 4.5 stars”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I really wish this rating system had 1/2 stars or more points (e.g., 10 pt). La Panetteria is the poster case for a 4.5 star restaurant. The Service is impeccable, the menue interesting and deep enough for a second visit, the atmosphere is good albeit a bit empty. I had a lamb on risotto that was a home run, other dishes at my table seemed well cooked. Not a "knock out of the park" 5 star but very solid and worth your visit.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

My visits there have been very pleasant every time. The food is delicious and it makes you feel welcome and at home. The price is reasonable and the service is friendly, sometimes can be a bit slow, but attentive. There dessert are always very tasty. Nice place, and cozy.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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191 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

My wife and I ate here and we both enjoyed our meals. Service was perhaps a bit slow but very friendly. Atmosphere is good and they have a pretty extensive wine list. Prices were very reasonable - dinner for two with an appetizer (before tip) was $57. I am confident we will return.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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silver spring, md
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337 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Good (But Not Great) Food at Reasonable Prices”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

First, the positive notes: The service was very attentive and efficient. The ambiance is charming and cozy. The assortment of desserts we tasted was very, very good. The prices are reasonable.

Next, the neutral notes: The food is good, but not exceptional. The pasta and tomato sauce are good, but bland. The appetizers are good, but not great. I had the veal parmigiano; it was good but was not as tender as it should have been.

All in all, this place is good but, in my opinion, there are many other Italian restaurants in the Bethesda area that are better.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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