Italian in Bethesda Md - need help
I am headed to Bethesda MD for training in a few weeks. I love Italian and trying new food but I am not sure if open places are kept up to date for that area on the web. I am using the recommended city resource called http://m.bethesdamdrestaurants.com but would love some real recommendations from real people.
i cannot think of exceptional italian food in bethesda. although some may disagree, i happen to really like OLAZZO for red-sauce italian (especially their linguine with white clam sauce & penne with delicious, huge meatballs. there is a restaurant called Pines Of Rome, but i think it is very mediocre. Mia's for gourmet, wood-fired pizza is good. and there is a new place on bethesda ave, but i have never been. i have heard mixed things about it. i forget the name. maybe someone else can help me out. other good food options in bethesda-not italian-if you are interested. have fun.
it just came to me (via google search). it is called Assagi Mozerella bar and restaurant. a REALLY good italian restaurant is a few metro stops away from bethesda at the cleveland park metro. it is les than a 15 minute trip. it is called Dino.
I would discourage you from Olazzo. It's inexpensive, but very mediocre, in my view. I have only had white pizza at Pines of Rome; it was so-so. I wouldn't go back there - but it was packed with the blue hair crowd when I visited. I love Mia's Pizza; if pizza is what you are after, do check it out. Dino's (Cleveland Park) is excellent - worth a 15 min. Metro ride each way. I have not been to Assagi Mozzerella but have read good things. If you must stay in Bethesda and eat Italian, I'd go there.
7921 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
Pines of Rome
4709 Hampden Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814