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Cesco Osteria and Co2 Lounge

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7401 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5310
+1 301-654-8333
16:00 - 00:00
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Sun 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri 16:00 - 01:00
Sat 17:30 - 01:00
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Easton, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Its as if the waiter we had had no clue that his job was to take care of the customer because he did not. My dish was never submitted then rushed, only to be served undercooked. When I balked at paying for an undercooked meal, I was actually threatened. I can go on with this review, bit bottom line, it... More 

Thank Dayong1477
Upstate NY
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Group dinner with business colleagues; pleasant environment for discussion. Plenty of options for appetizers and entrees. Reasonably priced wine options. Lobster bisque and beet salad were quite tasty. Special fish entree was considered excellent. Seafood risotto was major disappointment. Too full to try desserts although they sounded great. Would try again....

Thank Amdtraveler
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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152 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner here....service was excellent.....breads delicious....try the bread salad and salt crusted bronzini..or the beefsteak..or the rockfish...sea bass...pasta with duck breast sauce....all delicious! And on Wednesday wine bottles are 1/2 price!

Thank Sue D
Colchester, UK
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234 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Cesco Osteria aspires to be a fine dining restaurant near the Bethesda Metro. On the basis on our experience, its positive ratings by TA reviewers defy good sense. On the positive side, the restaurant has a nice comfortable feel about it and has an excellent wine list, which included many of my Italian favourites, but the service is somewhat lax,... More 

Thank JohnEO
New Jersey
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187 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We ate as a large conference group with preset menu choices. The separate room seating space was a little tight, not sure if this is characteristic of their regular seating or not. Service was friendly and accurate. Everything I ate was very pleasing and tasty: bruschetta, a salad with delicious goat cheese for a tangy flavor, a generous portion of... More 

Thank JerseyJean
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Very nice upscale Italian. Good fish dishes. Pasta fine right. Gelato very satisfying. Beautiful strawberry with pear purée desert.

Thank Kathleen S
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115 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We took our family here for a birthday celebration dinner. 4 adults and 3 children under ten years old. The staff were extremely attentive and quietly waited on us. No interruptions of our conversations and no trying to chit chat with us. They let us have our party and enjoy ourselves. The food was great also. Everyone was happy. I... More 

Thank Boopers
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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78 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner at Cesco last week. Carlos took very good care of us. Attentive without being intrusive. Our apps were the beet, goat cheese and arugula salad which was light and perfectly dressed. My son had the calamari and was thrilled with it. Husb had butternut squash soup and it was hot and delicately spiced. We all had... More 

1 Thank detroitmom
North Pole, Alaska
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Perfect homemade pasta, lovely steaks, perfect sauces. Great place to go out, just lovely lovely food

Thank siblum
Washington DC
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373 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

This place has changed, in my opinion, for the better. The new space, though located next to the metro, is classier and the food was very good. I had the arugula and grilled radicchio salad and the baked gnocchi. The service was good, too.

1 Thank laysadc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 01:00
17:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7401 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5310
  • Public Transportation: Metro Accessible, Red Line Bethesda Metro Center Metro Schedule: http://www.wmata.com/rail/schedules.cfm
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-654-8333

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?