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Pines of Rome

4709 Hampden Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814-2909
+1 301-657-8775
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“white pizza” (50 reviews)
“spaghetti” (10 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
4709 Hampden Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814-2909
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This great little restaurant was a pleasant surprise the night before The March for Science. Our server was attentive and very professional. The food was very tasty and reasonably priced. We will definitely return next time we are in Bethesda!

Thank hansgruber54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I hadn't been to Pines of Rome in at least ten years and I first ate there 51 years ago. It felt exactly the same and the food was still very good, perhaps not excellent. The pasta was very good. We has a salad and...More

Thank Slingerrob
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We were staying in DC but took the subway to Bethesda stop on red line to experience this wonderful restaurant. Worth the time and energy. Everything we had was delicious! Shrimp Parm, white pizza, salad, etc. Like other reviewers have stated, the interior has not...More

Thank soccermom000
Reviewed 12 April 2017

First of all, this reminded me of the restaurant where Michael Corleone comes out of the bathroom gunning for the police captain, and I mean that in the best way possible. The atmosphere is cozy, and friendly, and local. The service is fast and efficient....More

Thank MaritaGodfrey
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Simple, good dishes just as if you went back 50 years in a time machine. Pasta fagioli soup is excellent. Very good grilled fish. White pizza a real treat. Not fancy and not fru fru, just simple Italian. This is one of my five favorite...More

Thank morley99
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Pines of Rome is a Bethesda Classic. The food is plentiful and delicious. The pastas are filling and cooked just right. The White pizza is the best in the area. This is an inexpensive restaurant with great food and service.

Thank sweem2017
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Although this restaurant is not "spiffy and slick" it has good, "red tablecloth" Italian food. The white pizza is the BEST around. The red peppers appetizer is very good. We have enjoyed delicious grilled flounder, eggplant parm and sausage and peppers. Good basic, Old-school Ialian...More

Thank momsan
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The place is run down, it is obvious that they have not spent any money on maintenance for years. The waiters are not very nice. The spaghetti carbonara was subpar. Only good thing was the generous bread portions and tomato sauce.

Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Visited Pines of Rome in Bethesda for dinner. My veal marsala was tough and not particularly flavorable. My wife's veal francais was tasteless and came with no sauce. The marinara sauce on the pasta was watery. Bottom line, I can't recommend.

1  Thank Robert R
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

For the past 30 years, off and on I have visited the Pines of Rome. I was first introduced to this place in the 1980s by my brother who used to be a bike messenger in DC. We would come on the weekends and wait...More

Thank Jill M
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Sorry for the spelling errors.
19 June 2016|
Response from Joanne M | Reviewed this property |
No question came through, only sorry for the spelling errors.
We now live in Portland Oregon and I am in surcharge for the Italian style cooking that you all create. Do you have any suggestions? Or if I google what style of Italian cooking are you? Oh how I miss going to your restraunt.
19 June 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4709 Hampden Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814-2909
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-657-8775
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