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4445 Willard Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-3690 (Wisconsin Avenue)
+1 240-223-5427
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We love coming here for simply prepared delicious Italian food. In addition, the pastas are great as are the pizzas. Best of all is their amazing sunset specials, an entire meal at bargain prices. And when the weather is nice, eating on the patio is a treat.

Thank Linda6062206
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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278 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Good news first. I had lunch on the outdoor patio with a business associate. Although the tables are between the restaurant and the street, they are a few steps below street level, plus there is a lovely outdoor fountain to make the traffic noise disappear. We both enjoyed our meals--salmon cakes for me, CG burger for her. I must admit... More 

Thank Feistygal
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

At first I just went here for drinks, but came back another night for a full meal. It was delicious. I did have an issue where they put cheese in my meal despite me telling them I was lactose intolerant and to please make it without. They were extremely apologetic though and made me a fresh meal, which I thoroughly... More 

Thank Siobhan K
Washington Dc
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178 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is one of the restaurants owned by the very successful DC restaurant owner, Geoff Tracy. He owns several successful restaurants in the DC and the close in suburbs, Lia's, Chef Goeff, etc. To be perfectly frank, I have eaten at this restaurant several times before and I have had better experiences and food that the one we had last... More 

Thank IDC637
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

My friend and I enjoyed a lovely outdoors late dinner on their patio next to the fountain....gorgeous evening to be outside. Our waiter was very attentive and informative about the menu. We ordered the crispy brussel sprouts and calamari from the starter menu....those were fantastic. Then we ordered the scallops from the entree menu. These were not so great....somewhat dry... More 

Thank BettyAdler
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Definitely consider myself a regular. Food consistently good as is service. Dedicated GF menu and very Celiac friendly. Kitchen and wait staff aware and educated. Highly recommend the turkey burger.

Thank MMCeliacDad
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The menu choices are very inviting. Easy to find whatever one feels like. Service is perfect, always friendly and helpful. The only problem is the noise level. In good weather, the dining terrace is ideal for not being noisy.

Thank gkaufmann
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Consistently good and fresh. Delightful wait staff. Great twilight deal - $30 for three courses -- and special menus for those with gluten sensitivity. Well priced and seasonal menu with lovely decor. The kids enjoy it too!

Thank ElleyK
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169 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Our second time to this Chef Geoff restaurant in swanky Chevy Chase - home to new luxury stores and old retirees. We again sat outside on their large patio and enjoyed excellent burgers (beef, turkey or lamb) and some nice local craft beers, including Port City and Devil's Backbone on draft. A busy Saturday night so service was only middling... More 

Thank BFRMaryland
Bethesda, Maryland
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

The title refers to the portion size, but it could also describe the service our group of five received. Our reservation was honored, no one got upset that not all of us arrived promptly. In fact, we arrived 2-1-1-1 and were seated from the first arrivals, not made to wait until " all your party are here". Food is very... More 

Thank SethTwiggs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$30
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4445 Willard Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-3690
    (Wisconsin Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Friendship Heights metro (red line) located 1 block away on cross streets Western Avenue and Wisconsin Avenue. Walk one block north on Wisconsin Avenue to Willard and we are at 4435 Willard Avenue in the Ritz-Carlton building. Look for our outdoor patio and red awnings.
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Chevy Chase
  • Phone Number: +1 240-223-5427
Enjoy Chef Geoff's genuine hospitality and casual cuisine with an Italian flair. Lia’s is a neighborhood restaurant in the heart of Chevy Chase. Come for a glass of wine, hand tossed pizzas, fresh pasta, or charcuterie and cheese, and the result will be the same. You'll be back for more. Join us on Sundays for brunch and every Monday for half price wines. Enjoy our ever-popular happy hour daily from 3pm to 7pm and all night on Monday and Tuesday. An eighty seat patio provides some of the best outdoor dining in the area. We truly have something for everyone and look forward to welcoming you. Cheers! Chef Geoff

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?