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“Dependable food, dependable quality, great atmosphere.”

Positano Ristorante Italiano
Ranked #45 of 360 Restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $1 - $22
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Full service Italian restaurant with also four private party rooms and garden terrace for outside dining.
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Dependable food, dependable quality, great atmosphere.”
Reviewed May 5, 2011

My husband and I have been dining regularly (3-4 times a month) at this Bethesda restaurant for 3 years. If only we knew it has been around for more than 30 years we would have been coming earlier! Perhaps we didn't know because it's location is away from the crowds of the restaurants down at Woodmont and Bethesda Avenues. But that is precisely why we like it so much. Quite dining, with servers and an owner who remember you. It's almost like the people at this family restaurant are an extension of our own family. We often host family dinners and entertain out of town guests here.

  • Visited May 2011
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Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great venue for a group celebration”
Reviewed May 5, 2011

We did the party for our son's bar mitzvah at positano's. They did a great job on all counts.

  • Visited April 2011
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Bedford Hills, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great spot for a group dinner. Nice private rooms, and a good choice of menu selections to make everyone happy.”
Reviewed May 3, 2011

Very easy to work with for a group dinner. They are very accomodating, and have a good choice of menu selections to please everyone in a group.

Visited April 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
“Wonderful Restaurant!”
Reviewed May 2, 2011

We met another couple here for a casual dinner and left VERY impressed! The food was excellent, the service was superb and the ambiance is very comfortable and quite beautiful!! There was absolutely no pressure to leave our table. We stayed for almost an hour after dinner just chatting it up with old friends. The owner/manager even brought us a free shot of limon liquor before we left. It is a true Italian-style restaurant. Laid back and very easy to have a great time. We will be back many times, I'm sure!!

  • Visited May 2011
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Darnestown, Maryland
1 review
“A Most Pleasant Evening”
Reviewed April 28, 2011

We (my wife and I) dined at Positano Ristaurante Italiano on a Saturday evening in April. We were promplty seated in a very comfortable corner banquette in an elegant dining room. We had a superb waiter who did not rush us, which is not the norm in Washington area restaurants. Our meals were superb and reasonably priced. In all I would have to say the evening was a delight.

  • Visited April 2011
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