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“standard taverna”
Review of Pines of Rome

Pines of Rome
Ranked #33 of 364 Restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Bethesda, Maryland
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245 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
“standard taverna”
Reviewed May 2, 2012

This is a good old, down home, checkered table cloth, candles in Chianti bottles, low price Italian taverna. The veal is not the best. The sauce is not the best. But it is cheap, close to the movie theater, and good enough.

Visited July 2011
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English first
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Worst food I've ever eaten”
Reviewed April 25, 2012

I can't believe this place is still in business, especially in Bethesda where there are so many great choices. Everything was awful, including the "wine". Service was good, but that did not make up for the "cuisine".

Visited May 2011
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“The Best Traditional Italian food in the DC area.”
Reviewed April 20, 2012

Do not expect, white glove service. Very little conversation with waiter, as they are rocking busy most nights.
Seafood- veal- pasta - light on Chicken.
White Pizza - Roasted Red peppers- shrimp parmigiana - rum cake - house Chianti. My favorites .
Enjoy!

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Bethesda,Md.
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A classic”
Reviewed March 14, 2012

Have been to "The Pines" many times. It has classic southern Italian cooking , The food is good and helpings are plentiful .Service is efficient ,but somewhat brusque. Atmosphere is your classic red-checkered-tablecloth place. It can be noisy and is often crowded. The pizza is the closest thing to pizza in Italy that you'll find in the area.When you sit down ,order the white pizza as an appetizer while perusing the menu.
It's not "fine dining" ,but has good food at a reasonable price.

  • Visited November 2011
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Summerville, South Carolina
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179 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great Food but make a reservation”
Reviewed March 9, 2012

This place is busy but if you can't get a reservation call in a take-out order!

  • Visited February 2012
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