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“Wonderful meal is the norm for this Bethesda favorite”

La Panetteria Ristorante Italiano
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Ranked #39 of 364 Restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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216 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Wonderful meal is the norm for this Bethesda favorite”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

We dined with College Fraternity brother and his wife and had as usaual an excellent dining experience. The restaurant offers a economical $45/couple four course menu, but we all opted for menu items and specials. The homemade tortellini and asparagus soups were flavorful and satisfying, the entrees were expertly prepared and presented and tasted superb. The dessert tray was impossible to stay away from and the cappucinos topped the evening off.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Phillip B
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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent low key Italian restaurant in Bethesda, MD.”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

My husband and I have been enjoying meals at La Panetteria in Bethesda, Md. for many years. It is a quiet restaurant with excellent food. Each main dish comes with a big house salad. The prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is comfortable and attractive.

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank wfw8200
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Potomac, Maryland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Do not go to this restaurant!!”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Food was below par. Service was very slow. The owner suggests that his staff tell him how much to charge and so he charged us 30 crafts of wine for 60 adults when half did not even drink and the other half had max 2 glasses each (i.e., during lunch time). When I told him about how it was totally illogical for our group to drink this much, he reduced it to apx. 15 crafts. What a cheat. I thought the owner was a decent person; unfortunately, totally unprofessional!!!! My suggestion is to pick another restaurant in Bethesda. There are lots of them that are better than this one! Sorry.

  • Visited November 2012
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2 Thank razarm
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Annapolis, Maryland
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great local restaurant”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

La Panetteria Restaurant has been here for years, but the quality and service remain terrific. We just moved to the area and it has become our favorite restaurant in a city where great restaurants abound. Great wait staff, food and the prices can't be beat.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Bill S
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Rockville, Maryland
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“really good food and atmosphere”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is a very good restaurant. And they decorated it very nice too!
I went for lunch with colleagues. We shared an appetizer plate with kalamari, white pizza, zuchhini, mozzarella, tomato and mushrooms. nom nom nom
I had veal with Marsala sauce and mushrooms, very good, also my colleagues all liked their food. Most of them ordered the lunch specials. They had never been there and all want to come back.
I will definitely return for dinner sometime. It is also very romantic I think.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank smattijs
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