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Positano Ristorante Italiano

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4940 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6023
+1 301-654-1717
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Bethesda
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been having delicious food at Positano's for years . We have recently appreciated the quiet and professional atmosphere of the restaurant. We last visited on a weekday after the election . Wonderful service and lovely atmosphere . We highly recommend it ! Beth I .

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Thank 285bethi
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Positsnos is an old favorite in Bethesda. It's a little bit of Italy. Classic cuisine and atmosphere. Family oriented whether for dinner, a quick bite, or bringing the soccer team to celebrate.

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had our Wedding rehearsal dinner in the Wine Room. We had about 35 guests, and everyone fit in comfortably. The service for the passed appetizers was very nice, and the bartenders were friendly, and remembered most customers orders when offering a refill. Once dinner started, our waiter was helpful in describing our menu, and efficient in taking everyone's order.... More 

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Garrett Park, Maryland
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I have been to Positano Ristorante many times as a diner but recently attended a 60th high school reunion in one of their party rooms. They provided a full bar and very nice finger food that was passed around by their wait staff, who were very nice. They presented several kinds of items such as bruschetta, stuffed mushrooms, small meat... More 

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Towson, Maryland
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123 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The menu is limited but the calamari are great as the great service. eggplant not so good and a very limited wine selection. The live music was a pleasure

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Thank Alexander O
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Been dining at Positano for probably 30 years. This restaurant is an old favorite and standby for us in Bethesda. Great wait staff. Once when our first daughter was a toddler, the maître de took out daughter and held her and entertained her for part of our dinner so we could enjoy a break from the harried days of our... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I like the restaurant very much, many a moon ago I had my wedding reception there it was fun! The atmosphere is very italian, warm and welcoming. Enjoy!

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Maryland
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Overall, really liked this place (but slightly prefer nearby Olazzo more for Italian only because the portion sizes are larger at Olazzo compared to the cost, as we always have leftovers for a 2nd meal) That said, the food was very fresh - I ordered calamari and my husband ordered chicken Parmesan and minestrone - all were delicious. The interior... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The food and wine were good, and the prices were a little above average. Good atmosphere with a Georgian guitarist-singer (at cost) approaching the tables and adding to the good experience. Overall, it is a good restaurant, but we have been to many of the same kind and the same experience. So it is really an average, or slightly above,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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49 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

We arrived had a reservation was greeted never asked if we had a reservation sat us . The waiter greeted us we inquired about specials ordered a drink and ordered an appetizer ,, The waiter kept on asking what did we want for dinner we told him we were taking our time .. We finally ordered and did not care... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4940 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6023
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-654-1717
Description
Full service Italian restaurant with also four private party rooms and garden terrace for outside dining.

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