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7921 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2501
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Bethesda, Maryland
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful and delicious Italian restaurant in very over restaurant-ed Bethesda. This one is a nice local joint. Food is always tasty and hot and plentiful. Fun atmosphere...not the biggest restaurant, so you may have to wait. Always consistently good..and a nice friendly family place to go.

Thank TBSmall
Wayne, New Jersey
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are looking for excellent Italian food, beautiful atmosphere inside and outside go to Olazzo in Bethesda. My family was visiting in DC but wanted to get out of the busy city for a night and found Olazzo. Service was excellent and great food for a great price.

Thank Jmb916
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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128 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We found this on Trip Advisor and went for lunch. The sandwiches were awesome and everyone loved the food so much that we went back for dinner a few nights later. Simply great good at great prices with laid back service.

Thank JusticeSalmon
Aarhus, Denmark
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to this Italian restaurant in the north/center of Bethesda and had a delicious brunch. The brunch was not Italian in particular, but nonetheless very good. We had omelet and poached eggs, both dished served with fruit, bread, and sweet potato fries. Everything was delicious. + They have mimosas for 5 bucks.

Thank Lasse M
Los Angeles, California
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The meatballs were great as well the Gnocchi the service was very good ..It is a good spot for good food and good service ..

Thank Rod R
Chicago, Illinois
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387 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner at Olazzo and was a bit disappointed. The room is very nice, and the staff are attentive and very pleasant. Small but decent wine list. The problem is, the food simply isn't all that good. I had a pasta dish with red clam sauce -- overcooked pasta, underseasoned sauce, you get the picture. I am sure that there... More 

Thank KingofThreePutts
Bethesda, Maryland
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to Olazzo a few times with both friends and family. Have always found the food to be very good. The service is attentive, but not intrusive. and they don't rush you. There are tables on the sidewalk which seem popular, but I prefer inside. The interior is brick and wood, comfortable and with a neighborhood feel. Not many... More 

Thank Lisa R
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We had a good meal but the food and drink did not seem much different than your average casual dining chain restaurant.

Thank Michael M
Bethesda, Maryland
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Olazzo is a small restaurant but quaint and charming. The service was very good as was the quality of the food. I've been there several times and haven't been disappointed.

Thank AnnieQ0729
Bethesda, Maryland
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is our go-to spot for great Italian food in Bethesda. Olazzo features a fun list of craft cocktails -- including a bunch of interesting martinis. The wait staff is very attentive and welcoming. The bar is energetic -- great barkeeps and drinks. I love the chicken cardinal (vodka sauce with penne noodles and chicken), as well as the crab... More 

Thank Dawn G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, American
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7921 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2501
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301-654-9496

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