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Positano Ristorante Italiano

4940 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6023
+1 301-654-1717
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (16 reviews)
“bruschetta” (9 reviews)
“salads” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
4940 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten more than a few times at. Positano -- usually as a couple or small group. This time was a family event with >20 people. Positano is friendly and charming, for any size group. Decor is informal, country-style. Everything was set up nicely;...More

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Thank jjprosky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our organization had an evening event here and it went perfectly. We got the least costly of the dinner options, but it was still plenty of food! This is the second time we've done our yearly event here and we will definitely do it again.

Thank Sean S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are two rooms. The larger one is set up for easy use of a projector screen. The smaller one works but you have to limit how many you have so people can see the screen. The service and food are wonderful. We pick 3...More

Thank Bruce D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently had my daughter's Bat Mitzvah reception at Positano's and they really know how to do it! The food and the service were outstanding! They are also very receptive and accomodating.

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Thank lgittle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We held a birthday celebration for 60 people in one of the restaurant's older (and very charming) private rooms. The food was excellent but service was slow - perhaps because there was at least one other private event plus it being a busy Saturday night....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Back in April, Positano Ristorante hosted our rehearsal dinner in the Wine Room and I could not have been happier! The food, wine and service were exceptional. We had a small area to ourselves of about 26 people and it was perfect. Highly recommended especially...More

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hosted a group dinner for about 45 people and our experience was amazing! Our waiters were kind, attentive, and knowledgeable. The food was delicious. The ambiance was intimate, warm, and comfortable. And the value was outstanding!! I highly recommend Positano, especially for a special...More

Thank Judy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 4th visit to Positano and it never fails to impress us. The food was delicious and the staff was incredibly friendly and welcoming. We plan our trips south to ensure that we have the opportunity to dine here...it is a destination point...More

Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered gluten-free pasta and explained that I wanted to make sure it wasn't cross-contaminated due to a medical condition. The waitress looked at me and responded "you won't die". I will never go back. The pasta was overcooked and tasteless.

Thank arcticdogmd
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

First time in Bethesda trying to get a good quick meal. Staff went above and beyond to get us fed and out in time. The food was great. Really good cappuccino. Parking was easy. I think the atmosphere was not cheesy as others commented. Very...More

Thank Pauljudim
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James W
Unless there is another Italian restaurant at 4948 Fairmont in Bethesda, my review stands, with one exception. Replace the word "small" with "overcrowded and cluttered". J. Worcester
18 May 2016|
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MomMom L
I am highly allergic to anything containing alliums (onion, garlic, chives, scallions, shallots, leeks) in any form, but other herbs are fine.Is there anything safe for me to eat at this restaurant, other than just a salad without dressing?
14 February 2015|
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Response from touroneinc | Property representative |
Hello. You can have chicken piccata, or chicken marsala, or veal piccata or veal marsala. mozzarella caprese salad. salmon, trout, red snapper, rock fish.
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MomMom L
I am highly allergic to anything containing alliums (onion, garlic, chives, scallions, shallots, leeks) in any form, but other herbs are fine.Is there anything safe for me to eat at this restaurant, other than just a salad without dressing?
14 February 2015|
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Response from touroneinc | Property representative |
HI. you can have chicken , veal, salads, pasta, fish
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$22
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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)  >  Montgomery County  >  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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