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La Panetteria Ristorante Italiano

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4921 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2509
+1 301-951-6433
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11:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 14:30
15:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Bethesda, Maryland
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hadn't eaten at La Panetteria in a while and returning there was like visiting an old-time friend. The food was excellent, much better than we remembered; typical Italian food. The service was very good, the wine was fine, and the prices were very reasonable.

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Thank 102mauricea
Orange City, Iowa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I arrived a little after 4 p.m. after a busy day of travel that hadn't included lunch or breakfast. As I walked around the area, many restaurants didn't open until 5 p.m. This one looked inviting and they were willing to serve me when I entered at 4:30 p.m., even with what I presumed was a shorter than normal staff.... More 

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Rhode Island
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135 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place has great service and basic food selections. We thought the food was quite authentic but the portions were small. It irritates me when places don't use salt in the water to cook pasta. Coming from the Boston area the bread was not real Italian bread but ok. I have eaten at other Italian places in the Bethesda area... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Very friendly restaurant, I have been going there every now and then for the last ten years, and it is getting better each time I go. You will get Olive oil, Parmesan cheese and crispy bread upon arrival. each customer gets a free salad with a very nice home made dressing. Very rich menu, Prices are very reasonable too. This... More 

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Cary, North Carolina, USA
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136 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I had gnocchi and it was very good. The downside is the plate was giant but the actual quantity of gnocchi was not, but still good. The bread before the dinner was awesome. Great service, but it was not too busy when I was there. Bigger portion would have earned it the top score, but still a good place.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We usually get take out at this restaurant, so I can't comment on the dine in experience. The food is a great value, especially when compared to the other options in the area. The entrees come with salad, pasta, and a vegetable. It is a great value when compared to other similarly priced restaurants that just give you an entree... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Cozy restaurant, well prepared cuisine, friendly staff, lovely décor, low noise level, most reasonable cost/

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Thank stanley232
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I ordered the spaghetti and meatballs and had a hard time cutting the meatball and the sauce was void of any spices! Very plain!!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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93 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

You step into the restaurant & it feels like you're in an authentic Italian restaurant in the Italian country side. The atmosphere is pleasant & wasn't too noisy, good for conversation. The food was very tasty. I enjoyed the penne al Norma $ others in my party enjoyed the sea bass, frutti de mare, pesto with chicken & lobster pasta... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Little things make a difference in a town with a million restaurants. The house salad dressing a tomato based affair excellent. The grilled calimari are really easy to overcook but these were great. Veal sorrento special very good.some hidden gems on a very fair priced wine list. Hard to give a five but a solid 4-4.5 for food quality and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
15:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4921 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2509
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-951-6433

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