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7921 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2501
+1 301-654-9496
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“pasta” (29 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7921 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2501
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a great meal, recommended by staff at Navy Lodge and a few locals. Ate at the bar/booth@,happy hour. Pleasantly comfortable, food excellent, eggplant outstanding. What made dinner a cut above was server IvanBG, who was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable of menu selevtions and drinks....More

Thank Southsider62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 18 May 2017

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...More

Thank sonora77
Reviewed 9 May 2017 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...More

Thank gfguntli
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Lasse R
Reviewed 24 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
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...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 22 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...More

Thank Barbara G
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...More

Thank Joanne S
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...More

Thank robekh13
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Stacy L
Hi, Are you open and have availability for a party of 10 - 12 people around 2pm on Jan. 1st, New Years Day!??
28 December 2015|
Response from Custer2013 | Reviewed this property |
You have to contact the restaurant for this answer. Sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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