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7921 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2501
+1 301-654-9496
11:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Rollins, Montana
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had dinner with five other family members. We also had drinks and wine. The service was excellent and personable, and the food was first rate. I had the gnocchi with wild mushrooms, a martini, part of an appetizer of roasted vegetables, and a bit of a tirimasu for dessert. The tirimasu was Huge!

Thank sonora77
Saint Louis, Missouri
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this small Italian restaurant in Bethesda while attending our Niece's wedding. Only opened for dinner on Saturday and Sunday, lunch all other days. While small, maybe 10 tables and bar seating, we had a great meal, eggplant, sausage and peppers, crab cakes and flounder special were all excellent.

Thank gfguntli
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the meal and everything about my visit to Olazzo. Great service, good seatings outside and friendly staff

Thank Lasse R
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

On the low carb menu, the grilled salmon filet with mango relish was very delicious! I added sautée vegies to it. My entrée was light, and cooked perfectly. This restaurant is my all time favorite place. Give it a try!

Thank 11tt
Boston, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I had the opportunity to dine at Olazzo Restaurant for the first time while in town for a business meeting in Bethesda. It was only a short walk from the DoubleTree Hotel in Bethesda on Wisconsin Ave. The entire experience was fantastic! Our bartender server Kyle was terrific. Thanks Kyle for making us feel right at home! Keep up the... More 

Thank Kevin S
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I have been to Olazzo numerous times over the years and am always impressed with its consistent food, service and ambiance. The place has a very cozy feel, and without the stuffiness or cold feel of many of the nearby "shi-shi" Bethesda places. I've been there with my husband, and separately with friends with young kids and always very pleased.

Thank Barbara G
Bethesda, Maryland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Olazzo is a cozy family-owned spot in downtown Bethesda that serves the kind of meals I've had at the tables of some great home cooks. Order pasta and you'll get a substantial portion, freshly cooked and sauced for you--not something prepared earlier and overcooked in a warmer. Their signature pastas feature flavorful red sauces with chicken, seafood, or meatballs. Want... More 

Thank Joanne S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I had to place a large to-go order for dinner, and the service provided was extremely poor. The man taking my order was extraordinarily rude, and they would not allow me to set a pick up time (I didn't even know that was possible). I frequently place large to-go orders, and I have never received such poor service in the... More 

Thank robekh13
North Carolina
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Four of us went over new years weekend-we thought we would have to wait but we were seated quickly. Our servers were prompt-two of us ordered the sausage and peppers over pasta-we really like Italian sausage and we thought this was very good. Sorry I don't remember what the other two ordered but they both said it was good. They... More 

Thank robert m
Batavia, Illinois
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Sweet little Italian place in the Woodmont Triangle area of Bethesda. Brick walls, separate bar/restaurant areas, nicely varied menu with familiar, but unique entrees, small but thoughtful wine list (could use a rose). Loved the duck ragu gnocchi. Friendly and prompt service

Thank zclan5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7921 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2501
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-654-9496

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