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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
“veal piccata” (7 reviews)
“bruschetta” (9 reviews)
“salmon” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4940 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6023
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81 - 90 of 242 reviews

Reviewed 25 July 2015

The atmosphere was that of an Italian village and my husband and I felt as though we were on vacation! Jimmy (the owner) and Fernando (dining staffer) were the best! They made us feel as though we were dining in their personal home. This was...More

Thank orangie805
Reviewed 23 July 2015

We went to this restaurant for the first time with a coupon. The atmosphere itself was pleasant. Our dinner was very tasty on a special menu. We looked at the regular menu and found quite a few dishes that we would enjoy. We will definitely...More

1  Thank edelkaet
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We rented a room--the Wine Room--for a family dinner with 25 out-of-town guests. During hors d'ouvres, a guitar musician from Georgia unexpected walked in and wowed everyone with Russian, Georgian and other songs. Then came a wonderful dinner, all of it arranged perfectly by Jimmy...More

Thank stevenl847
Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

This ristorante was outstanding. Fernando was a great waiter and his suggestions were spot on. The next time I am in Bethesda MD I will be eating with Ferando and his service team.

2  Thank Jason H
Reviewed 21 May 2015

The Italian card-playing group Circolo della Briscola held its annual awards dinner at Positano's and the food was rated by this hard-to-please crowd as being delicious and the service excellent as well. The atmosphere suited this fun-loving group of card players who meet to play...More

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Thank ndesanti
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Great food and attention to boot. Wide selection of wines. Good location without problems finding parking.

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1  Thank D4007UXricardoc
Reviewed 20 May 2015

I do a lot of business at lunch and dinner. Positano is always my "GO TO" place. Good food, friendly service, quiet setting at a fair price. Lasagna, and eggplant parm made fresh every day are the best ever.

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1  Thank jdelbalzo
Reviewed 20 May 2015

We meet at Positanos every month. The service is always excellent and the food "hits the spot". Spring for a better bottle of wine. Their Super Tuscans are excellent and outstanding value.

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Thank Julian M
Reviewed 19 May 2015

The food is excellent, and waiters make good suggestions. Their fried calamari and bruschetta are great appetizers, and the fish of the day was red snapper, very well done. They have a decent variety of wines, so there are chances that you can find your...More

Thank alina d
Reviewed 18 May 2015

We celebrated a family high school graduation in one of the private back rooms. The atmosphere was wonderful and the food was delicious. There was a mix up in our reservation, and the staff did a good job accommodating the change. I highly recommend this...More

Thank Globetrotmom
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James W
18 May 2016|
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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
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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