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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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132 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Aarhus, Denmark
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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 July 4, 2016

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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254 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

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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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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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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

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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, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
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?