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“Feel like a true Italian trattoria; best tiramisu ever!”

Sergio Ristorante Italiano
Ranked #1 of 422 Restaurants in Silver Spring
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Looking for a taste of Italy in Maryland? Sergio Ristorante Italiano provides Silver Spring with authentic Italian cuisine in an intimate setting tucked in the basement of the Doubletree Hotel. A family operated restaurant with a 33 year history, our extensive menu includes homemade ravioli, pastas and marinara sauce, spinach stuffed porkchops, fettucine al ragu and delicious tiramisu. All recipes are passed on by Sergio's grandmother, the owner of a restaurant in Rome. Needless to say, our bar is always stocked! If you love honest, high quality food, a warm environment and friendly service, come check out Sergio Ristorante Italiano today. We look forward to seeing you!
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I had not been to Sergio's in a couple years, but my dinner this week was like returning to a treasured friend. It's the definition of a trattoria: Simple but delicious food, served by a friendly staff in an intimate, comfortable and relaxed setting.

The food is fresh and made to order, and the specials are particularly good. The advice on what we should order was helpful, and the wait was appropriate for food that is freshly prepared. A house salad was included in the meal, which was the only disappointment (a little too much oil and vinegar). Dessert and the ravioli were outstanding, with a homemade flavor.

Finding the restaurant is a bit tricky, since it's on the lower level of the hotel. Valet parking may be tight, but there is reasonably priced garage parking across the street and a block away. We didn't need reservations, but it's likely be more crowded on a weekend or when a large group is in the hotel.

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Thank Ed T
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Luigi T, Owner at Sergio Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

We're thrilled you decided to stop by and join us again for a delicious meal, and we're even more excited that it didn't disappoint, Ed. You can always count on us to serve you an authentic Italian dish made with the freshest ingredients from scratch. Our staff loves serving guests and showing them great dining experiences, and we're glad that's exactly what you received. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Take care,
Sergio & Luigi, Management

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

We dine at Sergio's several times a year. Our October 2017 showed that the food and service continue to be top notch.we were a group of five on a Friday evening and were fortunate enough to snag one of the two small private dining rooms. The cozy accommodations allowed for a free and open discussion without fear of eavesdropping. The house made pasta was superb. We have never had a bad meal.

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Luigi T, Owner at Sergio Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

The support and loyalty you've shown us over the years don't go unnoticed, and we love serving you here, Joseph. Excellent choice reserving the private dining room! We're glad you had a comfortable and relaxing dining experience with us, and we're happy you enjoyed the pasta as well. We look forward to having you back again for another excellent dining experience in the future.

Thank you,
Sergio & Luigi, Management

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

The food at this little Italian restaurant, located in the basement of the Double Tree Hotel, is very good. The appetizers were original and tasty (one of ours, the zucchini mozzarella, was terrific). I had the ravioli stuffed with shrimp and it was also very good. All others in our party of four liked their entrees, but thought that the salad was just so-so. However, the ambiance is poor and the service is mediocre. I reserved a table for my wife's birthday a week ahead of time, but when we arrived the host said they had no reservation. The restaurant was mostly empty so we were seated pretty quickly. However, the table cloth was obviously used as it was stained with what appeared to be spaghetti sauce. The desserts were also very tasty, but we never did get the piece of cake with a candle in it as I had requested to celebrate my wife's birthday. The prices are quite reasonable, and parking in the hotel is available for $5 per car.

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Luigi T, Owner at Sergio Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

We appreciate you taking the time to leave your honest feedback. Although we're pleased to hear everyone enjoyed the authentic Italian food, we're upset the service and ambiance weren't all you were hoping for. We sincerely apologize for the confusion with your dinner reservations for your wife's birthday, and we completely understand your frustration on such a special day. We want to assure you that our service is usually satisfying and this is a rare occasion. We'll be sure to stress the importance of customer service with our team in hopes of making our guest's visits more enjoyable. We can do much better than that and hope you and your wife will come back and let us prove it. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please give us a call at (301) 585-1040.

Best regards,
Sergio & Luigi, Management

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

in 2013 I wrote that this was a "hidden gem"....it's still a gem!! dinner last night was terrific, , grilled zucchini & mozzarella as an appetizer, split a ravioli stuffed with shrimp for a primi piatti, bronzino (branzino?) with potatoes and string beans as a secondo - fabulous.....in the lower level of the Silver Spring Hilton....note cheap, but not overboard in price and worth every penny.....I've never had a meal here that wasn't terrific

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Luigi T, Owner at Sergio Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

We appreciate you coming back and giving us another try -- it means a lot! We're glad you enjoyed everything from the grilled zucchini and mozzarella to the shrimp-stuffed ravioli. You made excellent choices! We're happy you thought the food was worth every penny, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Sincerely,
Sergio & Luigi, Management

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We arrived as Sergio's opened Saturday evening. Staff were friendly and pleasant. We had four different entrees and all were excellent. The three desserts we tried were also delicious. The Tiramisu was exactly the way I like it. We'll definitely be returning to this very pleasant Ristorante!

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Luigi T, Owner at Sergio Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

You deserve an excellent dining experience, and we're thrilled to hear we helped provide you with one, Faith! You can always count on our staff to be friendly, attentive, and to serve you a delicious meal every time you visit. We look forward to showing you another great experience soon!

Sincerely,
Sergio & Luigi, Management

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