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Cesco Osteria and Co2 Lounge

7401 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5310
+1 301-654-8333
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7401 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5310
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

Appetizers of fresh tomatoes and burratta. Fresh pastas. Several varieties of fish, grilled, sauted, and salt encrusted. Extensive wine lisr. Attentive service. Reasonable prices.

Thank Helen T
Reviewed July 13, 2017

Ate at bar during Tuesday night happy hour. They have a wonderful wine list, though their beer selection is mediocre at best. Their food was very good, their fried calamari and insalata caprese salad, were delicious, especially the caprese. We ordered two pizzas, which were...More

Thank nctarheel22
Reviewed June 11, 2017

We rented the private room at Cesco Osteria for the rehearsal dinner of our son Pete and his fiance Tonya. We had 23 people total, and the evening was an absolute delight. The food was superb, the wines outstanding, the service exquisite and the setting...More

Thank LarryMason
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

Our family is a bunch of foodies. The menu was quite varied. The service was great. We sat in a very private booth. I had the Sliced steak which had a very Italian name. It was great and I couldn't even finish it all. I...More

Thank obcallus
Reviewed April 30, 2017

I had a terrible experience many years ago when this spot was a McCormick & Schmick's and this location has left a bad taste in my mouth ever since. BUT, recently went to Cesco here for a wedding reception and was pleasantly surprised! Started off...More

Thank DaveHRoe
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

Its as if the waiter we had had no clue that his job was to take care of the customer because he did not. My dish was never submitted then rushed, only to be served undercooked. When I balked at paying for an undercooked meal,...More

Thank Dayong1477
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Group dinner with business colleagues; pleasant environment for discussion. Plenty of options for appetizers and entrees. Reasonably priced wine options. Lobster bisque and beet salad were quite tasty. Special fish entree was considered excellent. Seafood risotto was major disappointment. Too full to try desserts although...More

Thank Amdtraveler
Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner here....service was excellent.....breads delicious....try the bread salad and salt crusted bronzini..or the beefsteak..or the rockfish...sea bass...pasta with duck breast sauce....all delicious! And on Wednesday wine bottles are 1/2 price!

Thank Sue D
Reviewed November 3, 2016

Cesco Osteria aspires to be a fine dining restaurant near the Bethesda Metro. On the basis on our experience, its positive ratings by TA reviewers defy good sense. On the positive side, the restaurant has a nice comfortable feel about it and has an excellent...More

Thank JohnEO
Reviewed November 2, 2016

We ate as a large conference group with preset menu choices. The separate room seating space was a little tight, not sure if this is characteristic of their regular seating or not. Service was friendly and accurate. Everything I ate was very pleasing and tasty:...More

Thank JerseyJean
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:00 am
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7401 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5310
  • Public Transportation: Metro Accessible, Red Line Bethesda Metro Center Metro Schedule: http://www.wmata.com/rail/schedules.cfm
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-654-8333
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