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4445 Willard Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (Wisconsin Avenue)
+1 240-223-5427
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Olney, Maryland
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service - check; Atmosphere - check; Chef's creations - DOUBLE check!!! Loved my meal - AGAIN, with ample portioning for my appetizer, extremely flavorful filet of Trout and a delicious Bread Pudding with ice cream and shaved white chocolate dessert; tremendous service [while not hovering.] I will be back, again and again. Thank you.

Thank John S
Bethesda, Maryland
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Enjoyed a relatively quiet, 1pm, lunch with a close friend. Good service and a nice selection of luncheon weight options on the menu. Never felt rushed to finish, and extra coffee continued to flow for 1.5 hours. Street parking only in a business commercial neighborhood.

Thank Gted
Sugar Land, Texas, United States
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We went to Lia's and it was not the first time. Their food is always pretty good and the service is the best. Wednesdays they have half off on bottled wine, who can resist that? I had the Halibut special with root veggies, finished every scrap. Everyone else also happy with the meal. Dessert was bread pudding with cinnamon and... More 

Thank Louis S
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We love coming here for simply prepared delicious Italian food. In addition, the pastas are great as are the pizzas. Best of all is their amazing sunset specials, an entire meal at bargain prices. And when the weather is nice, eating on the patio is a treat.

Thank Linda6062206
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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284 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Good news first. I had lunch on the outdoor patio with a business associate. Although the tables are between the restaurant and the street, they are a few steps below street level, plus there is a lovely outdoor fountain to make the traffic noise disappear. We both enjoyed our meals--salmon cakes for me, CG burger for her. I must admit... More 

Thank Feistygal
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

At first I just went here for drinks, but came back another night for a full meal. It was delicious. I did have an issue where they put cheese in my meal despite me telling them I was lactose intolerant and to please make it without. They were extremely apologetic though and made me a fresh meal, which I thoroughly... More 

Thank Siobhan K
Washington Dc
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198 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is one of the restaurants owned by the very successful DC restaurant owner, Geoff Tracy. He owns several successful restaurants in the DC and the close in suburbs, Lia's, Chef Goeff, etc. To be perfectly frank, I have eaten at this restaurant several times before and I have had better experiences and food that the one we had last... More 

Thank IDC637
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

My friend and I enjoyed a lovely outdoors late dinner on their patio next to the fountain....gorgeous evening to be outside. Our waiter was very attentive and informative about the menu. We ordered the crispy brussel sprouts and calamari from the starter menu....those were fantastic. Then we ordered the scallops from the entree menu. These were not so great....somewhat dry... More 

Thank BettyAdler
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Definitely consider myself a regular. Food consistently good as is service. Dedicated GF menu and very Celiac friendly. Kitchen and wait staff aware and educated. Highly recommend the turkey burger.

Thank MMCeliacDad
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The menu choices are very inviting. Easy to find whatever one feels like. Service is perfect, always friendly and helpful. The only problem is the noise level. In good weather, the dining terrace is ideal for not being noisy.

Thank gkaufmann

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$30
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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: 4445 Willard Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    (Wisconsin Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Friendship Heights metro (red line) located 1 block away on cross streets Western Avenue and Wisconsin Avenue. Walk one block north on Wisconsin Avenue to Willard and we are at 4435 Willard Avenue in the Ritz-Carlton building. Look for our outdoor patio and red awnings.
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Chevy Chase
  • Phone Number: +1 240-223-5427
Enjoy Chef Geoff's genuine hospitality and casual cuisine with an Italian flair. Lia’s is a neighborhood restaurant in the heart of Chevy Chase. Come for a glass of wine, hand tossed pizzas, fresh pasta, or charcuterie and cheese, and the result will be the same. You'll be back for more. Join us on Sundays for brunch and every Monday for half price wines. Enjoy our ever-popular happy hour daily from 3pm to 7pm and all night on Monday and Tuesday. An eighty seat patio provides some of the best outdoor dining in the area. We truly have something for everyone and look forward to welcoming you. Cheers! Chef Geoff

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