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“Good place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Panetteria Ristorante Italiano

La Panetteria Ristorante Italiano
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Ranked #30 of 342 Restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Bethesda, Maryland
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119 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

I've been going to this restaurant for 30 years, mainly because it has the best pizza in the area by far. The other pasta dishes are ok but I wouldn't go out of my way for them. But the pizza is fantastic!

Visited December 2011
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Olney, Maryland
Level Contributor
30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“How Service & Food Should All Be!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

Decided on Italian food,1cold Saturday January night. Warmly greeted, table ready. Chianti was very good. My husband sampled & e njoyed both Italian beers recommended. Calamari Fritte BEST we have ever had. ( and we travel & dine out quite a bit). Delicate - no heavy breading. Marina sauce perfect. Veal was excellent. Staff very attentive, without being overbearing. We won't wait to return! A true neighborhood " gem", for over 35 years. Prices reasonable as well.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Washington, DC
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Solid home made Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

Group of 8 sat toward the rear. Attentive service. Basic Italian menu with a few daily specials. Everyone was pleased with their dinners. House wine acceptable also. Good for families.

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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Germantown, Maryland
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nothing to write home about”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

We tried this place after I noticed the favorable reviews it had gotten on tripadvisor, but we were disappointed. My wife & I ordered the same dish, scallops with angel hair pasta. Mine had the scallops on top of the pasta, my wife's had the pasta on top of the scallops. I thought it was strange that the presentation of a dish was arbitrary. Otherwise the foods tasted OK.
Also, the sink in the ladies' room was clogged.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Acton, ON, CA
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Waiter”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

I took my twelve year old son here to visit the capital and read the reviews for this restaurant on Tripadvisor. They weren't wrong. Great food; my son ate his pizza in less than five minutes; and my pasta was lovely and light. Our waiter, who was from South America, mentioned how polite my son was which gave me a warm feeling. The atmosphere was intimate and charming. The only negative was that the table wasn't level but overall would recommend enthusiastically.

Visited May 2011
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