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4445 Willard Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (Wisconsin Avenue)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lia's, like other restaurants in the Chef Geoff's empire in the Washington area, has a happy hour menu in the bar area that offers the same pizzas and burgers as you can order from the Lia's dinner menu, but at significantly lower prices. The CG Burgers we had were cooked exactly as we ordered, and the onion strings and fries... More 

Thank Jonathan R
Potomac, Maryland
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good service. Nice variations of burgers and pizzas. Wild mushroom ravioli very good. Lamb burger tasty. Donut holes s bit heavy.

Thank hoteikeeper
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always order their wild mushroom pizza and don't think anyone has made it better than Lia's I like their selection of wines and they always seem to have what i want. What can be better? Spacing between tables & selection of desserts. The noise levels inside can get really high during the evenings and can ruin the dining experience.... More 

Thank Sindhu R
New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We don't live in area and were staying at the Embassy Suites nearby. Came in as a large group. The food was loved by all. Excellent Service. Our waiter--whose name I forgot!--was great. And the donut dessert was amazing. We had to leave early but Lia's put the desserts in to-go bags. We ate the donuts in our hotel room... More 

Thank regularhotelguest99
Nashville, Tennessee
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142 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Our family tried Lia's while in DC and loved it! This restaurant is located in the Friendship Heights area at the northwest perimeter of Washington, DC. The restaurant is labeled Italian but the menu is in fact broader. In addition to delicious pasta and pizza, the restaurant serves burgers, grilled salmon and other entrees to satisfy everyone's taste buds. Save... More 

Thank TomSwain
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

I had to wait longer than in any place in DC to get a table and I guess that since Im not a regular customer I was placed grounded on a corner to wait for the first rookie to notice that I was there to get my order. Food came to my table cold and without any flavor in the... More 

Thank Joyenjoyfood
Providence, Rhode Island
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

I've been to Lia's a couple of times before, but this is the first time I've thought to write a review. Straddling the line between Friendship Heights in DC and Chevy Chase in MD, Lia's is a cozy yet trendy Italian restaurant catering (I think) to a clientele with a bit of a budget. While the food tends towards the... More 

Thank policsiguy2011
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

We have always enjoyed Lia's during our annual visits to Chevy Chase. That said, last night's dinner made us feel that they have really stepped up a notch with the food. The grilled artichoke with aioli sauce was simply the best we have ever eaten. The asparagus ravioli recommended by the waiter was heavenly and the short ribs with Mac... More 

Thank Rambler1025
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Went with a moderate size group tonight for family dinner following a long day. We were seated quickly and efficiently, got the drink order in a timely fashion and then our dinner orders taken in short order. The restaurant is nicely decorated and the table was roomy and well appointed.All the food was really great and the drinks were tasty... More 

Thank PhillyBBB
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We enjoy Lia's for brunch, happy hour or really anytime! It is consistently good and the staff always makes you feel welcome and valued! Very nice outdoor dining in pleasant weather.

Thank NanNorth

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $30
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4445 Willard Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    (Wisconsin Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Friendship Heights metro (red line) located 1 block away on cross streets Western Avenue and Wisconsin Avenue. Walk one block north on Wisconsin Avenue to Willard and we are at 4435 Willard Avenue in the Ritz-Carlton building. Look for our outdoor patio and red awnings.
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Chevy Chase
  • Phone Number: 12402235427
Enjoy Chef Geoff's genuine hospitality and casual cuisine with an Italian flair. Lia’s is a neighborhood restaurant in the heart of Chevy Chase. Come for a glass of wine, hand tossed pizzas, fresh pasta, or charcuterie and cheese, and the result will be the same. You'll be back for more. Join us on Sundays for brunch and every Monday for half price wines. Enjoy our ever-popular happy hour daily from 3pm to 7pm and all night on Monday and Tuesday. An eighty seat patio provides some of the best outdoor dining in the area. We truly have something for everyone and look forward to welcoming you. Cheers! Chef Geoff

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