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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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“veal piccata” (7 reviews)
“bruschetta” (9 reviews)
“salmon” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
4940 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6023
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Reviewed 6 September 2015

A nice place in Bethesda to accomodate guests with good food and service. Would like to visit again with family and friends.

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Reviewed 5 September 2015

Wonderful experience! Rehearsal dinner for my son & his fiancée was awesome! Everyone at Positano's was great & made use feel like family! Thanks for everything!

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Reviewed 2 September 2015

The atmostphere and service are a little old fashioned. The foods good. The portion sizes are all over the place. I've only been there when there were only a few other customers, but the place seems well established enough to have a regular crowd.

Thank Lauren P
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Go here for the ambiance; it sweeps you back to Italy. The food is fine if not spectacular. Lots of dining areas. Good news: I just won a $4-mllion lottery: Four dollars a year for the next million years!

Thank WashingtonWanderer
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Nice staff, fresh and yummy. Pasta's all good. Have a veal dish which was light and top notch. Fair prices, Eggplant and chicken parm were both hits as well. Real Rum cake for dessert. I would definitely do a return visit. Service was fast and...More

Thank skarpman
Reviewed 26 August 2015

It was a first time visit for me and friends to find a place to meet up and catch up on life and our families. MEAL: admittedly, I scour a menu to see what I CAN'T cook and though I was confident that I could...More

Thank PPH20879
Reviewed 21 August 2015

I’ll start off with my bottom line, it was good, a little pricy, but just not my thing. I can see why a couple could like this place, it was quiet and had a good atmosphere for a hole in the wall Italian place. If...More

Thank Rollie B
Reviewed 31 July 2015

A friendly and fairly quiet place in Bethesda. Very friendly atmosphere, helpful staff, good food in the Italian-American style.

1  Thank cararro
Reviewed 26 July 2015

If you haven't been to Positano's you really have to because not only is the food amazing but the ambiance is spectacular. My daughter and I celebrated her birthday there and the outdoor terrace is truly magical. We were even serenaded with music. We'd just...More

Thank SF_Herndon
Reviewed 25 July 2015

The atmosphere was that of an Italian village and my husband and I felt as though we were on vacation! Jimmy (the owner) and Fernando (dining staffer) were the best! They made us feel as though we were dining in their personal home. This was...More

Thank orangie805
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James W
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11 months ago?
MomMom L
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.
MomMom L
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
  • Value
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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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
  • E-mail
Full service Italian restaurant with also four private party rooms and garden terrace for outside dining.
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