As part of a large group, had a mediocre dinner on a busy weekday evening. The Italian bread was part of the prior day's loaf, now crumbly and tasteless, the dish of seasoned olive oil tasted bitter. The little clams on linguine in a lemon butter sauce were delightful but the sauce primarily tasted of salt. Others in my group had the chicken parmesan, the ravioli and the wild mushroom gnocchi, all of which they said were acceptable but not memorable. The servers did fine but the kitchen could not keep up and the gnocchi were finally served after the rest of us had finished eating.
Nice dinner. A bit warm inside and packed, but overall pleasant. I had the chicken cardinale, and it was exceptional. Highly recommend. The signature old fashioned lacked complexity, and the service was rough. In the end we were sharing a single glass of water, but the food made up for it mostly.
Overall: 4.50. Charming Italian eatery with local feel & relaxed atmosphere to enjoy deliciously savory appetizers, entrees & desserts. Shrimp 🍤 & Crab 🦀 Rose with linguine pasta my fav—worth every carb & calorie. Crispy blackened salmon w/roasted potatoes 🥔 & asparagus so tasty. Tiramisu so yummy! Bar (stools & booths) & inside seating & tables outside (pet-friendly) to enjoy all the sights & sounds of Bethesda especially on Friday nights at the Bethesda Streetery. Great area of Bethesda to walk before/after dining. Reasonably priced based on portion size & quality. Check it out & support locally owned businesses!
My guy and I went at 8:30pm on a Saturday night and was seated right away. This place is wonderful and intimate, perfect date spot or really great catch up time when a friend. The dim lighting set the mood and the music selection was excellent, the best I’ve ever heard at a restaurant to be honest. I ordered the shrimp and crab rosé, which is a tomato creamed penne dish. The tomato taste is definitely there, I needed to add salt which made it taste better. I would say it was 7/10 the day of, leftovers were 8/10 at the house when I added more crushed red pepper. My boyfriend got FETTUCCINE ALFREDO and added grilled chicken and a shrimp and he literally cleaned his plate. I’ve literally NEVER seen him he all his food at a restaurant like this and we’ve been together for 3 years. He absolutely loved it. Alfredo is one of his favorite dishes and he gave it at 9.8/10. The chicken was thinly sliced just like he likes it. I recommend this place hands down. We will be back and I plan to try something different. This place is a few notches above Olive Garden of course.
Olazzo was a great experience. We sat at the bar while we waited for a table. The bartender was quick to greet us and get our drink order. Once we were seated, our waiter was just as quick to bring us waters, take an additional drink order and out appetizer order. You cannot go wrong with the Arancini for an appetizer!! Our apps and meals came out HOT!! Everything was perfect! They have a dessert menu as well- we had the warm brownie with grlato and the tirarmisu. Both were too die for! Highly recommend!
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