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La Panetteria Ristorante Italiano

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4921 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2509
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Columbia, Maryland
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Revisited this restaurant for dinner since we were in the area to see a movie. Small and charming dining room. Ordered a veal dish with salad. The salad dressing was hearty and fresh, resembling a soup. The veal was very tender and moist. After dinner, we each tried a cappucino which was deliciously hot, since the AC in there felt... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I booked through Open Table for a group of ten (all work colleagues) for 5 pm this evening (Saturday, June 21, 2014). We were greeted by the owner who seated everyone as they arrived (none of that nonsense of waiting until the entire group is present before seating everyone). We ordered a variety of appetizers, meat, seafood, and pasta entrees... More 

Thank Lanceman1005
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My family has been going to this restaurant for years. We had our second big party here in 3 years and it was just as good as the first. We had about 50 people in the main dining area. Harry, the owner, was wonderful to work with and helped us pick a terrific menu (he is very flexible) and set... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My sister was in town for the weekend for we took her to La Panetteria since we know that she likes casual, Italian restaurants. She loved the place. It was perfect. I had taken out of town business guests there before, and they always had a great meal with friendly service. Their salad dressing is great. My sister, who used... More 

Thank David K
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121 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Dined here last night (Saturday) and it was wonderful! For appetizers we ordered the grilled calamari (so tender!) and mussels in white wine. Our entrees were: crab stuffed lobster tail (lobster was a tad overcooked), linguine with white clam sauce, seafood over Italian rice(not to be confused with risotto), the Chilean sea bass special and spaghetti carbonara - everything was... More 

Thank shardog
Bethesda, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Had a perfectly delicious dinner there this past Saturday evening with family for our daughter's Confirmation celebration. Made reservations but got the impression they might have been able to squeeze us in though they were busy. Patrons all appeared to be happy and enjoying the convivial atmosphere. Waitress pleasant and competent. Food delicious. I had something like chicken tetrazzini (?)... More 

Thank May M
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265 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This restaurant is a lot bigger than it seems from the street. However, the night we were there, it was virtually empty, so we had the place (and the servers) almost to ourselves. The food and wines were excellent (they were out of the wine we selected, and the recommended substitution was great). The tortellini a la panna we had... More 

Thank SrgnFsh
Bethesda, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Wonderful place! My boyfriend and I had a great dinning experience. He had the white pizza and I had the chicken special, which was good. The service was great, they were super busy but they were very attentive. Also, I did not see any fruit flies. Definitely will be back.

Thank Foodie8882
Olney, Maryland
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163 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

There were 5 in our party. Food was decent, nothing to drive any distance to have though. But we had fruit flies buzzing all over our table. I realize fruit flies are harmless, but I also know that something is very dirty and grimy in this restaurant to have fruit flies this bad. I actually looked under the table to... More 

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Wash. DC
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This was my worst dining experience ever. I along with my party of 32 made reservations for last Saturday night. The restaurant was accommodating in seating my group and seemed hospitable until the food was served and several in the group found the food unbearable. The seafood was overcooked, the cheese tasted stale and there were issues with several of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, 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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Hyattsville, Maryland

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