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Positano Ristorante Italiano

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4940 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6023
+1 301-654-1717
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Bethesda, Maryland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I like the restaurant very much, many a moon ago I had my wedding reception there it was fun! The atmosphere is very italian, warm and welcoming. Enjoy!

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Thank jburke867
Maryland
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall, really liked this place (but slightly prefer nearby Olazzo more for Italian only because the portion sizes are larger at Olazzo compared to the cost, as we always have leftovers for a 2nd meal) That said, the food was very fresh - I ordered calamari and my husband ordered chicken Parmesan and minestrone - all were delicious. The interior... More 

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Thank Mere828
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and wine were good, and the prices were a little above average. Good atmosphere with a Georgian guitarist-singer (at cost) approaching the tables and adding to the good experience. Overall, it is a good restaurant, but we have been to many of the same kind and the same experience. So it is really an average, or slightly above,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We arrived had a reservation was greeted never asked if we had a reservation sat us . The waiter greeted us we inquired about specials ordered a drink and ordered an appetizer ,, The waiter kept on asking what did we want for dinner we told him we were taking our time .. We finally ordered and did not care... More 

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Thank Rod R
Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

I recently hosted a rehearsal dinner for 50+ guests. The setting was perfect, the wait staff so accommodating, the food EXCELLENT -- everything was delicious and fresh -- and the pricing very reasonable. I highly recommend this venue to anyone hosting a special event! Jimmy, the event planner, was immediately responsive and very flexible in addressing special requests.

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Thank ellenpfeiffer
Columbia, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

My group meets there monthly, and I dream of their chicken piccatta for days before in anticipation and afterwards in enjoyment. The food, in other words, is very good. It is a pleasant place for good conversation while sharing a bottle of wine.

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Thank Eileen M
Spring, Texas, United States
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102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Read all the recent reviews and I was excited to try this place. The decor was ok. We asked to sit in the back so our kids would not disturb others. The waiter was very funny with the kids. He was not as attentive the busier he got. We ordered the calamari. I thought it was bland. I did like... More 

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Thank Jennifer Z
Catonsville, Maryland
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

I had lunch at Positano Ristorante Italiano with a group of about 30. The waters worked very hard to serve us all, replenish our drinks and get us anything we needed. I had the chicken piccata which was tasty and they didn't forget to include carrots and broccoli that were not overcooked. The food was very good, but the pleasant,... More 

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Thank LDIETZ1001095
Maryland
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

In planning an 80th birthday party for my husband recently, I checked countless places for price, size of room, menu offered, etc. Thankfully, I booked the party at Positano's and it was perfect! Jimmy, the owner and banquet manager, was incredibly cooperative from day one. They have a number of different size rooms and Jimmy helped me decide which was... More 

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Thank barbara1973
Gaithersburg, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

On May 28, 2016, we had our sons Bar Mitzvah Party at Positano in one of their private banquet rooms. From the moment we booked the space almost 2 years ago, to the end of our party, working with Jimmy and his staff was such a pleasure. He answered any question we had and was very accommodating with menu planning.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4940 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6023
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-654-1717
Description
Full service Italian restaurant with also four private party rooms and garden terrace for outside dining.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?