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Positano Ristorante Italiano

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4940 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6023
+1 301-654-1717
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is one of the worst in town. They can't even cook spaghetti correctly! And as for the tomato sauce look no further than their full trash cans on the sidewalk showing an incredible collection of empty tomato cans direct from the cheapest stores in the area! This place should have been shut down long ago!

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Thank katenckura
Potomac, Maryland
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The meal I had was chicken piccata which was very thin pieces and not enough asked for vegetable given very few.

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Belmont, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited from California and had an amazing dinner with our daughter and son-in-law at the end of December 2016. The restaurant was beautifully decorated for the holiday season. The service was wonderful! There were several holiday parties going on but that didn't impact the attentive service we received. The menu and wine list provided many options. Our appetizers, beverages... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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155 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the restaurant on New Years Eve with reservations for 4. There was a mix up with our reservation, but after some time, they agreed to seat us, in the very back of the restaurant, where we seemed to be forgotten. The service was lacking and they didn't seem to be that busy. The entree I received was not... More 

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Thank piercetd
Bethesda
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We have been having delicious food at Positano's for years . We have recently appreciated the quiet and professional atmosphere of the restaurant. We last visited on a weekday after the election . Wonderful service and lovely atmosphere . We highly recommend it ! Beth I .

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Thank 285bethi
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Positsnos is an old favorite in Bethesda. It's a little bit of Italy. Classic cuisine and atmosphere. Family oriented whether for dinner, a quick bite, or bringing the soccer team to celebrate.

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had our Wedding rehearsal dinner in the Wine Room. We had about 35 guests, and everyone fit in comfortably. The service for the passed appetizers was very nice, and the bartenders were friendly, and remembered most customers orders when offering a refill. Once dinner started, our waiter was helpful in describing our menu, and efficient in taking everyone's order.... More 

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Garrett Park, Maryland
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I have been to Positano Ristorante many times as a diner but recently attended a 60th high school reunion in one of their party rooms. They provided a full bar and very nice finger food that was passed around by their wait staff, who were very nice. They presented several kinds of items such as bruschetta, stuffed mushrooms, small meat... More 

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Thank David A
Towson, Maryland
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The menu is limited but the calamari are great as the great service. eggplant not so good and a very limited wine selection. The live music was a pleasure

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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Been dining at Positano for probably 30 years. This restaurant is an old favorite and standby for us in Bethesda. Great wait staff. Once when our first daughter was a toddler, the maître de took out daughter and held her and entertained her for part of our dinner so we could enjoy a break from the harried days of our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4940 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6023
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-654-1717
Description
Full service Italian restaurant with also four private party rooms and garden terrace for outside dining.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?