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La Panetteria Ristorante Italiano

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4921 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2509
+1 301-951-6433
11:30 am - 11:00 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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Abington, Pennsylvania
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286 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2014

Our entire experience at La Panetteria was very good. We were promptly seated, service was excellent (always there when they needed to be and not there when they didn't), the garlic knots were delicious (I ate 3 of the 4), the pasta (I had the Penne ala Nonna) was cooked perfectly and the red sauce was delicious (I highly recommend... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2014

Some good things remain constant. As always, our dinner at Paneterria was excellent. As always, the service was friendly and efficient. Whether it's veal or pasta, the entrees have always been excellent. Chocolate mousse cake was delicious.

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Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 4, 2014

harry & his family where awesome hosts. the food was top-shelf italian! We varied from soups, pastas, seafood & i had the lamb shank...

Thank Steve M
Boynton Beach, Florida
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2014

The service was professional. The three of us all enjoyed our food. It was fresh and hot. The atmosphere of the restaurant is enjoyable. It is always a pleasure to eat here.

Thank Richard51312
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197 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2014

One of our friends made the arrangements to have a reunion of 5 couples on a Sunday evening. The place is not big but has a special feeling of an Italian restaurant. The food was very good, big portions. I had a meat lasagna that was great. All the other friends had different dishes even some vegetarians which all claim... More 

Thank stoneJerusalem
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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125 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2014

La Panetteria is a sweet, unassuming place that almost disappears off a side street in Bethesda. (Look for the bright, green awning.) Inside you'll find a lovely little restaurant serving home cooked Italian food. Independently run, La Panetteria is the last man standing and dates back to when Bethesda actually had some quaintness about it, before the demolition and re-building... More 

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Spring, Texas, United States
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111 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2014

We came here on a Friday night and the place was packed. The team quickly made a table for 8 back in the back part of the restaurant. Our service was impeccable. We must have had 3-4 servers waiting on us while we were there. The bread always came out warm and yummy. The parmesan cheese bowl was a nice... More 

Thank Jennifer Z
Midland City, United States
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137 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2014

The cook & the waitress were both very friendly. The food was absolutely delicious, it was cozy & quite & not noisy or loud at all which I appreciate, the portions were reasonably sufficient, & the pricing was not too bad for the area.

Thank David C
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2014

Wonderful meal backed up by exceptional service. Pasta and seafood dishes were excellent & the antipasto is a great way to start your meal.

1 Thank F R
Columbia, Maryland
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?