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7921 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2501
+1 301-654-9496
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (33 reviews)
“bread” (20 reviews)
Closes in 26 min
All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7921 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2501
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

I'm embarrassed to say this is my first visit here. I've lived in Bethesda for 30 years. But, I'm happy to say that I can attest to all of the other positive reviews. I ordered the Baked Penne W/ Eggplant & Sausage: penne baked with...More

Thank DaveHRoe
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Eight of us ate at Olazzo's last night and we each thought the food and service was outstanding. We had three different appetizers, seven different entrees (including one that was gluten-free), and one incredible dessert (brownie with gelato). Everything was scrumptious. The place is small,...More

Thank Mungospike
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is a very nice restaurant with a wonderful ambience. The food is terrific, priced right and the waitstaff is friendly. I love places where the locals go...and Olazzo is that type of place.

Thank jwilkins17
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Concept: Very ....Limited menu, fresh classic Italian pasta, even dollar pricing, young student waiters, great location and a great value. It was a place to get a very good meal and enjoy it. Then:18/20 today 15/20 Ambiance: small, tight, outdoor tables, packed, decor did not...More

Thank john p
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Food is a B+, service is an F. Especially takeout orders. About a month ago I ordered takeout and not only was the order wrong, it took nearly 45 minutes to get when they said it would be 15 minutes. Today I had a similar...More

Thank Burgercj
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We call since we are a family of four. We at told that they don't accept reservations. When we get there we see an open booth and ask to be seated there. The Bartender says that the empty booth has been reserved and we can...More

Thank nothappy684
Reviewed 14 July 2017

A bit disappointed after hearing the raves for Olazzo: Our meal got some important fundamentals wrong. The red sauce under two enormous meatballs was metallic-tasting with the unadulterated, tomato-pasty favor of sauce straight from a can. Gnocchi were gluey, doused in a oily sauce. And...More

Thank Tito717
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We recently traveled to DC to visit American University. A friend in Texas recommended this restaurant. We went on a Saturday night. The restaurant was packed so we sat at the bar. We started with their calamari. The calamari had a nice batter with good...More

Thank Sam N
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We have tried Olazzo a few times and always end up thinking the same thing -- average! The food is not special, the prices fair for the quality but not a place we enjoy. They even brought us the entirely wrong order once. Not going...More

Thank momsan
Reviewed 13 June 2017

It is our go-to place for Italian in Bethesda. Love the dishes, and I think that we have tried about half of what's on the menu. Most are great. We normally get the Penne or Sausage and Peppers, but tried the duck Gnocchi this time....More

Thank Kong C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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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