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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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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant on a Sunday night and was seated very quickly. The food was great and very huge portions so sharing is advised. Waitress was very helpful and we were able to customize our order.

Thank Eaglerider1954
Alexandria, Virginia
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274 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With so many things I heard about this place I thought it would be worth trying especially with half priced wines on Monday when you order an entree. The wine I ordered was very good for the price, but then I started to wonder. The date w/cheese and bacon lacked flavor. My pasta with meatballs....well, the sauce was a bit... More 

Thank corkscrewd
Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Excellent Italian food reasonably priced in an area of high prices. Atmosphere is nice and the restaurant is clean. Worth eating at when you are in the area. Fresh ingredients and warm bread. Big wine selection and decent draft beer options.

Thank rikledford
Bethesda, MD
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

You need to squeeze into this little Italian-American restaurant. If you are claustrophobic, proceed at your own peril. For the rest of us, this is a very good pasta place with friendly service at reasonable prices. It isn't vying for status as a classical Italian restaurant. It's just a great place for linguine, spaghetti, and gnocchi. Go on a night... More 

Thank winxalot
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Great tender calamari, the pastas are always delicious and steaming hot! The best part is that you can substitute spinach for eggplant in any dish for example. The waitstaff are. Attentive & professional. Good side salads, bread

Thank Thepugtraveler
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

My wife and I had to travel to Bethesda, Maryland the last week of February 2016 because I had to undergo a week of tests at the National Institute of Health. We found Olazzo in the downtown area. There are many tables in a relatively small room in the Main dining room. As you enter the place there is a... More 

Thank luvdblus
Den Haag
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

Good food, nice combinations, no pizza's, bar area and restaurant area. Fair prices, nice waitress. Go, just go!

Thank YoYo118
Bethesda, Maryland
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

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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138 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, American
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
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?