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Positano Ristorante Italiano

4940 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6023
+1 301-654-1717
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“bruschetta” (10 reviews)
“salmon” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
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4940 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6023
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family owned restaurant with loads of charming atmosphere. They must be doing something right as the restaurant has been here since the 1970s. Didn’t quite do it for us though. On a mid week night when only 5 tables were occupied, we had trouble getting...More

Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a group of 6 attending a folk music event at Positano. Our table was the first table seated and we ordered promptly. The service is probably the worst I have experienced in recent memory. We received our drinks promptly: the restaurant has a...More

Thank JohnnyFry1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terrible service, lost order, wrong items delivered then expected us to pay for higher priced items delivered in error. Worst experience I’ve had in a restaurant in years and I eat out several times a week. We were the first table seated when they opened...More

Thank BikerEd
Reviewed 7 October 2018

i had the caprese salad and lasagna. both were very good. of course it was summer so the tomatoes were in season. I like this restaurant for relatively quiet indoor dining. They also have a patio outside in the front of the building. For some...More

Thank carole s
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Nothing wonderful The waiter was very nice and checked up on us regularly Nevertheless the food was very simple

Thank Makedonija13
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Started off with dough for the baby to play with while we waited! Excellent service, and delicious food. We will be back. The gluten free pizza was worth the trip-A+

Thank Lisaviv
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Great classical Italian food, well cooked. Don’t think of starting a diet when you get there! Great waiters give advice if needed. Would go again!

Thank alina d
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Positano’s has been in Bethesda long enough to be considered an institution. Nice atmosphere, professional staff and very good, authentic food. Also great for parties. They have rooms and the ability to accommodate small gatherings and large events.

Thank ajkmaryland
Reviewed 12 August 2018

While I have not eaten at Positano's, I did attend the Saturday night comedy show next door and it was absolutely hilarious, with an MC, a first time newbie, a seasoned comic and a headliner. There is a cover charge to attend the show but...More

Thank Errol K
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This is an intimate, little neighborhood Italian spot with a menu filled with classic favorites and a nice selection of wine by the glass or the bottle. The best thing about it is the atmosphere. The indoor decor is warm and classic with a few...More

1  Thank Barbara M
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Questions & Answers
5 May 2018|
Response from milvetmac | Reviewed this property |
Eat dinner! You will not be disappointed in any way... it's worth it to enjoy the fully immersive experience!
James W
18 May 2016|
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Response from touroneinc | Property representative |
11 months ago?
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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: 4940 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6023
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-654-1717
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Full service Italian restaurant with also four private party rooms and garden terrace for outside dining.
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