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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went out to eat on a Friday night. It was a spur of the moment decision. I saw their Groupon deal for a pre fixed three course meal for two. I saw that they ranked #9 on Trip Advisor and decided to buy the Groupon, made the reservation and told my boyfriend to meet me there... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015 via mobile

Chose this restaurant on first visit to Bethesda because of its location but now plan to visit when in the area. The restaurant itself has great atmosphere and tables are well spaced. Good variety of food with specials. Visited in period of extreme cold but restaurant was still very comfortable. Staff were attentive and friendly and not over bearing. Overall... More 

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Thank you for your kind words. We aim to please. More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

I go to Positano all the time, particularly when I am in the mood for veal marsala. During the week it is generally quiet, so I can talk with my guests, and the food is always good. There is a nice variety of all the classics, so appeals to everyone. In the summer, there is a nice outdoor patio, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015

My wife requested this restaurant (again) for her birthday. Three of us (fourteen year old daughter included) came in on a Sunday night and once again understood why this was the perfect spot. Our waiter was the best, the food was fantastic and the lemon cheesecake for dessert (with a candle and a birthday song) finished the evening off perfectly.... More 

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Layton, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2015

Our second trip (Me, wife and daughter (11)), once for lunch a few weeks ago and today for dinner. Mussels Marinara , Mozzarella Caprese and White bean soup as appetizers were all excellent, Cannelloni, Potato Ravioli and Veal Matrimonio were superb. The veal dish was a signature item and was a little expensive at $30 but was the hit of... More 

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Yucca Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2015

I just had my 50th birthday party here and it was great. The cost per head was very reasonable, the choices were great, and the owner was flexible when we asked to bring a birthday cake and add an additional choice of appetizer to our menu. The food was excellent, and the room that we held the event in was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

Positano is a warm and inviting family restaurant - with a menu of tasty traditional "home-style" Italian cooking. The food is superb and the setting (both the inside dining room and the outside patio), delightfully "Old World". It has been a favorite with my family since we moved to Washington over 35 years ago.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

It was a pleasure working with Jimmy and the staff at Positano Ristorante Italiano for our party, and look forward to doing it again next year! The food was DELICIOUS, and the staff was generous and professional! The variety of room sizes make Positano a perfect spot for any type of event, or just a nice dinner with friends and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

Excellent, excellent. We dined there Saturday night. I spent a month in Italy and as we dined on the outdoor beautiful patio, it reminded me of Positano / Sorrento... The minute we entered, we were greeted warmly and given bread with oil at no extra charge. I began speaking Italian to the host and he promptly responded. All of the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2014

The food and service is mediocre and portions are skimpy...if you don't fill up on bread, you will leave hungry. Desserts are dry and not good.

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
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?