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Renato Restaurant

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10120 River Rd, Potomac, MD 20854-4903
+1 301-365-1900
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
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Potomac, Maryland
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is popular, busy, a little noisy and great food. Service is wonderful- food is great. If you are looking for a place to go with a group, this works well. We often go as just a couple..... drinks are strong!!!

Thank Gin2busy
Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great good, fun ambiance, friendly and helpful waiters - relaxing the minute you enter - full bar - fantastic food - fabulous find !

Thank SnowBubby18
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We were two families with one child wanting to have dinner. We just moved into the area and decided to have dinner at Renato. The ambiance was very nice with good background music, not too loud, yet you can hear it. The waiters were very friendly. The specials had a wide variety we tried from it the Lamb and Fish.... More 

Thank Shadi A
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a nice neighbourhood jewel where food is tasty and well made. Service is efficient and friendly i a relaxed environment conductive to good conversation. . Excellent italian cooking and a decent wine list reasonably priced for all pockets. Most customers have been regulars for years which says a lot about about consistently good quality.

Thank Alfonso S
Potomac, Maryland
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The best dining in Potomac. The food is excellent; the setting is comfortable; the service is unobtrusive. The crab cakes are always great and the veal shank is superb. With substantial portions for salads and mains, I've never sampled the desserts.

Thank Mary G
Falls Church, Virginia
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167 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Even if your commute for this restaurant is 45 minutes, be prepared to be impressed! To say this place is intimate is a huge understatement - nestled in a small alcove of a strip mall; but it's well worth the search. Outstanding hospitality and service (all the way down to guest reading glasses provided). Seating is spacious, despite the small... More 

Thank Mark G
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We dined here on a Saturday night, with a reservation. The place was packed, and obviously very popular. The staff and owner were very friendly and the service fairly quick. The meal was somewhat of a mixed bag. Nothing we received was of poor quality or taste, but some items were noticeably better than others. Starting with the low points,... More 

Thank mdmd1
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

You may not notice this place just driving by. Had lunch here and the service was good and food very good. I had the penne pasta with shrimp and crab and it was surprisingly light with the shrimp being large and perfectly prepared.

Thank Lynn R
Potomac, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Good Italian restaurant with a broad range of dishes, good service and friendly atmosphere. Favorites include Eggplant Parmesian, seafood pastas, veal dishes

Thank Jim M
Bethesda, Maryland
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488 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

A friend used to tell me how good this restaurant is. Although I have shopped in this shopping strip many times, I haven't gone in to try the food there. What a mistake to go there. It has a nice ambience and the clientele are very well-dressed, but the food leaves something to be desired. We tried the home-made ravioli,... More 

Thank Margaret C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10120 River Rd, Potomac, MD 20854-4903
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Potomac
  • Phone Number: +1 301-365-1900

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