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La Panetteria Ristorante Italiano

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4921 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2509
+1 301-951-6433
11:30 - 14:30
15:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 14:30
15:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Rockville, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant is very crowded on a Saturday night and you need reservations. We had 4 adults and two children. Although everyone loved the food and ate every bite, I would not recommend families to go on a Saturday night. The bar Chardonnay was terrible. We ended up ordering a bottle of their only Chardonnay listed.

Thank srosner2
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I've been here a few times over the years and my recent visit with out of town guests reminded me why I like this place. the food, mood and service were all consistently well above average.

Thank Barbara G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Arriving just a little before the crowd rolled in (7 on a weekend night), we were able to get in with no reservation. The restaurant is actually larger than it seems from the street. Somewhat older servers, a bit quick to whisk away plates, but very sweet and friendly. Bread and salad nice. Chicken Parmesan good; chicken with asparagus and... More 

Thank Addie W
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Sitting in the sunlit indoor atrium, its a charming dining atmosphere. The service is attentive, the waitress awaits to service you with a basket of warm breads and a glass of wine. With the extensive menu is to entice your pasta desires. I ordered a special fish entrée, the delicious lightly battered mahi-mahi along with angel pasta. Definitely will return... More 

Thank 11tt
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

For me, is the best one in Bethesda, and probably in DC area. House salad is superb and fettuccini alfredo you can die for!! Escalopine alla picatta also spectacular. The place is a nice old town restaurant style. The service is really nice. Some of the waiters have been working here like for ever and are very friendly. Definitively recommended... More 

Thank M2756VFjuanb
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303 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This place is a hidden gem. The menu selection has all the traditional Italian dishes on it. When we were there, we shared an order of tortellini for appetizer, and then had the lamb shank and the veal for main course. The wine list is reasonable with several good choices, and they know how to make a good negroni and... More 

Thank SrgnFsh
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

A very good traditional Italian red sauce restaurant. We both really like the veal parmigiana. Substituted 2nd serving of veggies for pasta. The chocolate mouse cake was one of the best I've had.

Thank skateref
Silver Spring, MD
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely meal, great service. Nicely decorated for the Holidays too! The linguine alla funghi is terrific.

Thank billstir
Bethesda, Maryland
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142 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We hadn't eaten at La Panetteria in a while and returning there was like visiting an old-time friend. The food was excellent, much better than we remembered; typical Italian food. The service was very good, the wine was fine, and the prices were very reasonable.

Thank 102mauricea
Orange City, Iowa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I arrived a little after 4 p.m. after a busy day of travel that hadn't included lunch or breakfast. As I walked around the area, many restaurants didn't open until 5 p.m. This one looked inviting and they were willing to serve me when I entered at 4:30 p.m., even with what I presumed was a shorter than normal staff.... More 

Thank Cheryl B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
15:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4921 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2509
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-951-6433

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?