La Panetteria

4921 Cordell Ave, Bethesda MD 20814
$$ Italian Recommended New Editor's Pick

Since 1993, La Panetteria Ristorante has been a traditional, family-owned and operated Italian restaurant located in downtown Bethesda. New co-owners and long-time friends, Executive Chef Hector “Ettore” Playuk from Sicily, Italy and General Manager Fernando Martinez from Buenos Aires, Argentina, are fulfilling their dream of owning and managing an Italian restaurant with an Argentinian flare in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 4921 Cordell Ave, Bethesda MD 20814
  • Cross Street: Old Georgetown Road
  • Cuisine: Argentinean | Italian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner | Late |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Diners Club | JCB | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: 15.00 |
  • Phone: (301) 951-6433
  • Features: Full Bar, Late Dining, Catering Services, Prix Fixe Menu, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Happy Hours, Healthy Options, Chef’s Table, Free Wi-Fi, Gay / Lesbian,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Celebrity Spotting, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Tuesday
Evening - La Panetteria 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday
Evening - La Panetteria 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday
Evening - La Panetteria 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday
Evening - La Panetteria 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday
Evening - La Panetteria 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday
Evening - La Panetteria 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.93 out of 5 stars based on 159 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 04, 2021
Hal K.
As always the food and service were excellent. That is why we keep returning.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 06, 2021
Nancy M.
Wonderful dining experience. Gracious welcome, excellent service, splendid food. One cannot ask for anything more in an evening dining out. So happy to be back after pandemic limitations. Hope to return soon. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 01, 2021
Krystal C.
Great prices and vegan options, family atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 28, 2021
Paula W.
We forgot about our reservation! Dreadfully sorry. Not that you should have to, but a reminder email or text would have been great (and if you did, and we missed that too, we're going to have to get our act together here).

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 21, 2021
Susan M.
Everything's fine for a little birthday dinner. European ambiance.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 18, 2021
Ingrid H.
Great ambiance, food and customer service!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 03, 2021
Andrea G.
This was the second time dining here in two weeks and everything was great. This last time I had the bronzino and my friend had salmon and both were tasty. I highly recommend La Panetteria.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 22, 2021
Patrick K.
We've been fans of La Panetteria for years. Our most recent visit was phenomenal. The food was excellent, particularly the muscles on the apps menu and the poached pear for dessert. Great place for a date night!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 28, 2021
Hal K.
The restaurant is wonderful. Service and food are terrific.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 10, 2020
Christopher R.
This was a very nice place and aesthetically pleasing. The food was great and the service was top notch. I would definitely comeback if I am ever in the area again.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 03, 2020
Larry B.
Fabulous!!! Thank you so much for the food and ambiance and......everything!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 28, 2020
Michael V.
Very good service and very good food.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 18, 2020
leon e.
Favorite restaurant

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 06, 2020
Rylee T.
The food was amazing and the staff clearly cares about their patrons! I would recommend to anyone

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 17, 2020
Alfredo G.
Excellent in every way. Highly recommended.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 09, 2020
Luis R.
Everything was excellent

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 24, 2020
Val N.
The food, wine, and the atmosphere Wonderful! Amazing customer service.

Overall: 9/10
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Oct 22, 2020
JOHN M.
We wanted good Italian Pasta and good Italian wine. That's what we got!

Overall: 7/10
Food: 3/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 3/10
Jul 27, 2021
Stuart K.
My wife and used to love La Panetteria. It has been several years since we've been there. Unfortunately, our last experience was not good. My wife ordered veal scaloppini and it was grayish in color and dried out. The waiter did take it back and provide the opportunity to order something else. I can't remember the name of the dish that I ordered but it was some sort of chicken dish that was breaded and had a fried egg on it. Also dried out. Maybe it was just a bad night for La Panetteria but I don't think that we will be going back.