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La Panetteria Ristorante Italiano

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4921 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2509
+1 301-951-6433
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4921 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2509
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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
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...More

Thank WinStarT
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...More

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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...More

Thank des1316
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...More

Thank jleemorgan
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...More

Thank scbethesda
Reviewed October 10, 2015

There is definitely no shortage of Italian restaurants in Bethesda, I tried a couple but this one definitely wins hands down. I learned of it from a barman at a local pub (Union Jacks one block over) after he had some takeout dropped off –...More

Thank AgentCooper
Reviewed September 22, 2015

We always take my family here when we visit, as it is a restaurant they have frequented for decades. They are greeted warmly when we arrive, and everything continues at that level for our entire meal. The veal piccata is always a favorite. Desserts are...More

Thank derring_do
Reviewed September 20, 2015

The restaurant decor, service and food were all outstanding. The 4 of us all enjoyed our dishes. The one negative - we were seated near 2 large tables. One had 5 adults, the other had their 8 children. The children were unsupervised and very noisy....More

Thank Richard51312
Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Six of us went, including two small children. My wife was very pleased with her spaghetti carbonara. I enjoyed my lasagna, which had a delicious sauce, but too much cheese for my taste. My son and granddaughter shared a large pizza, which my son did...More

Thank FilipoBambini
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July 31, 2015|
Response from FilipoBambini | Reviewed this property |
I'd go online and check their menu. I believe they do.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, 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)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-951-6433
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