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7921 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2501
+1 301-654-9496
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7921 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2501
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A bit disappointed after hearing the raves for Olazzo: Our meal got some important fundamentals wrong. The red sauce under two enormous meatballs was metallic-tasting with the unadulterated, tomato-pasty favor of sauce straight from a can. Gnocchi were gluey, doused in a oily sauce. And...More

Thank Tito717
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently traveled to DC to visit American University. A friend in Texas recommended this restaurant. We went on a Saturday night. The restaurant was packed so we sat at the bar. We started with their calamari. The calamari had a nice batter with good...More

Thank waterloodaddio
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have tried Olazzo a few times and always end up thinking the same thing -- average! The food is not special, the prices fair for the quality but not a place we enjoy. They even brought us the entirely wrong order once. Not going...More

Thank momsan
Reviewed June 12, 2017

It is our go-to place for Italian in Bethesda. Love the dishes, and I think that we have tried about half of what's on the menu. Most are great. We normally get the Penne or Sausage and Peppers, but tried the duck Gnocchi this time....More

Thank Kong C
Reviewed May 17, 2017

I had dinner with five other family members. We also had drinks and wine. The service was excellent and personable, and the food was first rate. I had the gnocchi with wild mushrooms, a martini, part of an appetizer of roasted vegetables, and a bit...More

Thank sonora77
Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

Found this small Italian restaurant in Bethesda while attending our Niece's wedding. Only opened for dinner on Saturday and Sunday, lunch all other days. While small, maybe 10 tables and bar seating, we had a great meal, eggplant, sausage and peppers, crab cakes and flounder...More

Thank gfguntli
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the meal and everything about my visit to Olazzo. Great service, good seatings outside and friendly staff

Thank Lasse R
Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

On the low carb menu, the grilled salmon filet with mango relish was very delicious! I added sautée vegies to it. My entrée was light, and cooked perfectly. This restaurant is my all time favorite place. Give it a try!

Thank 11tt
Reviewed March 22, 2017

I had the opportunity to dine at Olazzo Restaurant for the first time while in town for a business meeting in Bethesda. It was only a short walk from the DoubleTree Hotel in Bethesda on Wisconsin Ave. The entire experience was fantastic! Our bartender server...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

I have been to Olazzo numerous times over the years and am always impressed with its consistent food, service and ambiance. The place has a very cozy feel, and without the stuffiness or cold feel of many of the nearby "shi-shi" Bethesda places. I've been...More

Thank Barbara G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, 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)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-654-9496
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