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Positano Ristorante Italiano

4940 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6023
+1 301-654-1717
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (27 reviews)
“tiramisu” (6 reviews)
“salmon” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4940 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6023
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1 - 10 of 248 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old fashioned is not meant as an insult! This is a very nice restaurant that serves traditional Italian meals. I've been there twice for office parties and have been pleased with the food and service. The salmon was nicely prepared. Some guests chose spaghetti with...More

Thank Margajamma
Reviewed 13 October 2017

You must try their lasagna. It is unbelievably fantastic! The portions are generous and the staff deliver phenomenal service. The owner is gracious and the ambiance is like a trip to Italy. If you love Italian food, Positano's is a must visit. As a matter...More

Thank Tracy M
Reviewed 10 October 2017

If you woke up inside Positano's you would think you were really there! Everything is genuine... the look, the ambiance and of course, the food.

Thank edlevien
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Has been in Bethesda for decades. I've gone many times with groups, because of the private dining area, but there are better places to go with couples. Everything is average, except the service, which is quite good.

Thank RonFG
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The most beautiful experience, people are warm, the food excelente, water blue and the shopping little twon you so much to pick and choose. Lovely place

Thank zoraida34
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This place will not get onto any foodie "best of" list, but it has outlasted many, many restaurants in Bethesda, and for good reason: it serves simple, tasty Italian fare with warm service and at a modest price. Think of it as a place to...More

1  Thank Scott_R_Seattle
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and atmosphere. Service was outstanding. Good house wine. Easy parking for lunch. Will return.

1  Thank Jill J
Reviewed 19 July 2017

In December 2016, our firm held our quarterly meeting followed by dinner in the Wine Room. Jimmy and his staff were top notch. The staff ensured that we had privacy for our meeting and served soft drinks and coffee. Once the meeting ended and the...More

1  Thank Sile365
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We rented one of the beautiful party rooms for an event that we hosted, and we are so glad we chose Positano. Jimmy and the entire staff made everything so easy and stress-free. The food was great, and all of our guests, (including us!), had...More

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1  Thank NatureFamilee
Reviewed 17 July 2017

With two banquet halls to choose from and very efficient service- this was such a great place for a sweet sixteen seminformal for 100 dancing guests. Position your dj carefully and some seating may not have easy view of dance floor but service, food, and...More

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1  Thank Eric F
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James W
18 May 2016|
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Response from touroneinc | Property representative |
11 months ago?
MomMom L
14 February 2015|
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Response from touroneinc | Property representative |
Hello. You can have chicken piccata, or chicken marsala, or veal piccata or veal marsala. mozzarella caprese salad. salmon, trout, red snapper, rock fish.
MomMom L
14 February 2015|
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Response from touroneinc | Property representative |
HI. you can have chicken , veal, salads, pasta, fish
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4940 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6023
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-654-1717
  • E-mail
Full service Italian restaurant with also four private party rooms and garden terrace for outside dining.
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