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La Panetteria Ristorante Italiano

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4921 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2509
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I ordered the spaghetti and meatballs and had a hard time cutting the meatball and the sauce was void of any spices! Very plain!!

Thank Tina B
Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You step into the restaurant & it feels like you're in an authentic Italian restaurant in the Italian country side. The atmosphere is pleasant & wasn't too noisy, good for conversation. The food was very tasty. I enjoyed the penne al Norma $ others in my party enjoyed the sea bass, frutti de mare, pesto with chicken & lobster pasta... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Little things make a difference in a town with a million restaurants. The house salad dressing a tomato based affair excellent. The grilled calimari are really easy to overcook but these were great. Veal sorrento special very good.some hidden gems on a very fair priced wine list. Hard to give a five but a solid 4-4.5 for food quality and... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't seen my friend for over four years, and I wanted to take her to a nice place to eat. While she did know that we are going out, she did expected to go to a fancy place. Yet, she was completely surprised as we entered La Panetteria. The place has romantic cozy feeling with a nice decorations of... More 

Thank SNevet
Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The customer service excellent. The ambiance excellent. My dish Gamberi Fra Diavolo excellent. Whenever I'm in the Bethesda area and I'm in the mood for Italian, this is the place to go.

Thank Lisa M
Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

The food at La Penatteria reminds me of the Italian countryside. Hearty scallopines and tasty tomato sauce. I had a minestrone as a starter and it prided itself of being in the style of the casalingha (housewife) and I surely believe that it is. No fanciness just plan good tasting food. Cosy place and friendly staff.

Thank WinStarT
Framingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Saturday evening before Mother's Day we went out as a family to this lovely restaurant after seeing a show at Imagination Stage. Nice family-style atmosphere. Homemade bread to accompany dinner. Salad and food was good. My dish, eggplant Parmesan with ricotta and spinach stuffing, was light and flavorful. (I'm pretty fussy about my eggplant dishes) Everyone ate dessert - chocolate... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I had lunch there with a friend and thoroughly enjoyed the food. The service is excellent and unobtrusive. I need to and will return at dinnertime, as I thought the lunch menu represented an excellent value, especially with the restaurant located in pricey Bethesda. If you would enjoy an Italian restaurant with walls covered with large painted murals, as I... More 

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Ridgeway Co
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

I have been in the service industry for a while. But it has been a very long time since I have enjoyed and good Italian meal. Portions are large as they should be, and guest service is outstanding! Thank you for your amazing food and also fantastic service Cory! I believe he is the owners Son!

Thank jleemorgan
Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

La Panetteria has been around for a long time. With good reason. Its the perfect place to go for a good Italian meal when you feel the urge for an authentic trattoria. And as long time residents we have been there often. Everything is good here starting from the warm bread to the salmon entree and home made pasta. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
3:30 pm - 9:00 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 - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4921 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2509
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301-951-6433

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?