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“Valentine's Day last minute accommodations made” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Positano Ristorante Italiano

Positano Ristorante Italiano
Ranked #22 of 341 Restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $1 - $22
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
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.
Bethesda, Maryland
1 review
“Valentine's Day last minute accommodations made”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Positano's is an adorable restaurant! Very cozy... you feel you are in an Italian town square with murals surrounding you while you eat typical carbohydrate dominated dishes. I went with my Grandmother. Neglecting to make reservations by late afternoon on Valentine's Day, I called five restaurants and not one had a table for two - no surprise there. Before disappointment set in, I thought of Positano's. They were full, but they made room. I, a blossoming restaurant connoisseur, recommend this gem of a spot in Bethesda for their good food and service.They are accommodating and warm.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Julia P
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1 review
“Inauguration Day 2013 Supper”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

On our way back to the Bethesda Naval Lodge from Inauguration Day 2013 festivities, we decided to continue our celebration with a fine Italian dinner. We chose "Positano Ristorante Italiano" based on name and location, and were rewarded with an outstanding dining experience. We were greeted, as we later learned, by the daughter of the owners and were treated as though guests to a lovely home. The food was amazing and the service "top shelf." We felt quite at home and were extended every courtesy. This is a very fine restaurant which is well staffed and managed. The menu selections and the wines we chose were outstanding. Our visit to Positano Ristorante Italiano capped the perfect evening to a perfect day!
Dr. Rick, North Carolina

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Rick M
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Greenbelt, Maryland
1 review
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“Business Holiday Party”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

As the activities coordinator at my job, I am constantly on the lookout for new and fun places to have office parties. A co-worker recommended this restaurant so we decided to have our party at Positano this year. It carries a classic italian look with murals of Italy on many of the walls and is a beautiful restaurant. The restaurant has several party rooms for both large and intimate parties as well as a regular dining room. This year our party hosted 94 people and there was room for a 3 man band as well as a photo booth for fun pictures. The decor for our party was elegant, warm and very inviting. The wait staff was wonderful and kept everything flowing smoothly all evening, from the serving of hors d'oeuvres to the main entrees and dessert. They were efficient, kind, and professional. For our entrees we chose 3 selections; the Manicotti, Chicken Parmigian, and the classic Italian & Meatballs. The food was fantastic and everyone enjoyed their meals. Everything was served on time and was fresh and hot. Our head waiter, Jaime, was fantastic and working with Jimmy, the owner, was great. We could not have asked for a better party. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Leah Y
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I Truely a great time I went with my family for a lovely peaceful dinner. They had great hospitality felt we where at home. Very good crispy calamari for appetizers and great pasta dishes too over all a lovely place

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1 Thank LP98
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Bethesda
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best traditional italian restaurant in the area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

If you are craving some traditional italian food this is the place to go. Fantastic food, great atmosphere and flawless service. Best Italian restaurant in the bethesda area.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Arsalan N
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