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Olazzo - Silver Spring
Olazzo - Silver Spring

Olazzo - Silver Spring Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.olazzo.com
  • Phone: (301) 588-2540
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Global, International
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Thayer Ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Olazzo - Silver Spring
An authentic Italian with Old World flavor. Italian Cuisine, Martini Bar, and Catering. Come in an give us a try. Listed in the Washingtonian 100 Best Bargain Restaurants 2008.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "We love Olazzo and go there whenever we have a free night out! Ryan the bartender is the best and always remembers our names and drinks! Best place in Silver Spring!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Service poor. Salads did not arrive 30 mins after ordering. We asked, waiter said kitchen was busy. About 2 mins later entrees arrived. Sent them back then got our salads. They did remake the entrees so they would be fresh. Food was ok."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Made reservation; expected a romantic atmosphere. Instead was placed at a table between the bar and the kitchen. Very noisy. The service was terrible. I had to even ask another waitress to bring me my check, it took so long."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I made a reservation for my wife's birthday and very glad i chose Olazzo! The meals were outstanding and staff couldnt be more friendly and accomodating ! She and I have already made plans for our next visit! Great experience!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The restaurant was small, but charming. Service was timely, and the servers very polite. The arancini were excellent, as were the wild mushroom gnocci. The only negative was, the room was very dark. You'll be using a flashlight to read the menu."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Olazzo is one of the better places in downtown Silver Spring, with all your classic Italian favorites. The main dishes at dinner have been quite good, the decor and atmosphere are comfortable and the service is good. I've been there many times for dinner but this was my first time there for lunch. I had teh Roman Salad, with ordinary greens and slightly over salted chicken. Probably good for the quick lunch crowd from nearby offices, but a little too much like Olive garden and other chains for my liking. I think I'll stick with dinner there."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "The grilled shrimp was delicious and huge! Warm bread and dipping sauce was very nice."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "My husband and I ate at Olazzo several years ago and very much enjoyed the meal but after our trip to Italy early this year for our honeymoon we have a new appreciation for Olazzo. As soon as we sat down, we were transported back to Florence, Italy with good food and great ambience plus it was famly friendly."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Odd that the meatball was cold. Maybe that's the way they do it here. The lasagna, on the other hand, was excellent. Service was off - the gal had too many tables and was running too much to take care of the ones outside to properly take care of inside."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Food was delicious, service was great! The lighting in the restaurant is a little on the dark side. I am young and had a difficult time seeing things. This is one area for improvement. Other than that, the experience was great!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "When I see such high reviews I expect an experience that is memorable. My martini was very nice, the Arancini (Saffron risotto balls) were very nice, my lasagna with meat sauce was loaded with meat and very nice, the caprese was very nice, and the Ravioli Rose was the star of the evening. The experience was 'very nice' but nothing creative or memorable... just a solid meal with good service. I was hoping for more but this is a solid contender for a go to place for a very nice meal!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This is a hidden gem right across the street from my daughter's new apartment. I took my daughter and her boyfriend for an early dinner. All three entrees were delicious."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Sauce from a can? Very sweet taste. Eggplant was tough. Sat at back of restaurant near fireplace and back door/storage room. Very musty smell."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This wasn't our first visit to Olazzo, and unfortunately, this time was a bit of a let-down. Some dishes were excellent (appetizers); others were average (eggplant parm). Adding to the oddity- it was nearly 90 degrees outside on our visit, and the AC was not running properly in our unusually sunny section of an otherwise intimately lit restaurant. Our large party had a small desk fan aimed at us, and not a word of explanation about the uncomfortable temperature from the staff. At one point, one of my obviously melting guests mentioned to the server that it was rather hot, and the comment was not even acknowledged. Server seemed shy and inexperienced. This isn't the caliber of experience have come to expect here and will try again."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We were staying in the Silver Springs area for a family function, and my wife and I knew this would be our only opportunity to have a nice, quiet dining experience the whole weekend. We were not disappointed. we had nor only a great dining experience\, but great service and terrific food. And it was within walking distance of our hotel!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food was fantastic. Mussels in white wine were outstanding - could have eaten them all night. All of us enjoyed our main courses. Only complaint was a very loud bar patron using foul language - staff should have asked him to leave."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "All the staff were very nice and the waitress was great. The food was delicious and it was a great experience overall."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The food was GREAT!! As always.. service was fast she also was attentive to us. Im really impressed with this spot. My party couldn't stop talking about her experience. See u soon!! Thank u!!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This is a great place for Italian dinner, nice and fresh seafood variety, nice appetizers, great servers. Service may be a little faster."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Went for dinner after my college graduation. We were sat right away. The food and service were great! Only down sides: the lighting was a little dark and there was a half flight of stairs my grandparents needed to climb to go to the dining room. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Come here often with clients on nights before FDA meeting.. great way to share american culture/food for people visiting from outside US."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Very good food; hot and on time. Service was flawless! The place is a little small; as are the tables, but overall, a five star dining experience. (Might even 'risk' taking my mother there!)"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Nice selection of Martinis and Starters. Ordered the Shrimp and Crab Rose, which was incredibly flavorful and yummy! After the fresh Caprese salad and more than enough of the warm Ciabatta; I am so sorry that I didn't have room for dessert. Friends had Tirimisu which looked wonderful."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary on Saturday in all that raining, however this was the bright spot of the evening. The food was delicious with generous portions and reasonably priced. I recommend the crab cakes, I was truly please."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This is our "meet our friends from Va." spot. We love it. The food is consistently delicious. I love the simple way the pasta primavera is made. Our friends got the eggplant lasagna and my husband had plain old spaghetti. The brownie with the hot lava center was out of this world. Service is good."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Staff is knowledgeable about items on the menu and the food is absolutely delicious. Their rose' sauce is absolutely delicious."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We were meeting an old friend in downtown Silver Spring and wanted a local restaurant near to her hotel. Olazzo came up in a search and it got decent yelp feedback. The restaurant is small and inviting. The food is very tasty. Dishes are of adequate size. The drinks were reasonably priced and the wine list extensive. Dinner price is probably considered moderate. Parking was our only issue but it worked out fine. You have to find a public lot and bring your quarters for the meter."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Great service and imaginatuve delicious food make this a great Silver Spring find"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We reserved a table for 6, then changed it to a table for 8, on OpenTable. The restaurant hadn't gotten word of the change, but made a quick adjustment to accommodate our party. The many members of the group tried a variety of entrees; everyone was pleased with their meals. Amazingly, the check didn't come with an included service charge for our party. (Seems to be the norm most everywhere.) We were happy to tip, of course, as the service was excellent and the good was great. Nice to know some places still leave it to the customer to decide, and the restaurant to earn, the extra."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Simply put, Olazzo is a wonderful restaurant in every respect."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Have eaten here 3 times and it has been great every time. The calamari is to die for. I could eat it every day. My daughter and her boyfriend consider it their special restaurant and introduced us to it. It is much further for us to travel, but worth the trip."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This is an excellent neighborhood restaurant. The food is very good. The service is outstanding. Loved the atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "My wife and I wanted to come back but we invited another couple this time. We all enjoyed ourselves immensely for a Valentine's Day double date. After trying to convince one of the owners to bring a location to Baltimore (unsuccessfully) we tried the Tiramisu... awesome! His concern for preserving the quality of his restaurants over expansion was actually encouraging. So I'll just travel... because I will return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I've eaten here on my past two trips to Silver Spring and the service great, all dishes excellent, and a decent wine list."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Brought a friend for her 1st visit to Olazzo's, and again everything was wonderful. Had some of our old favorites and some new ones as well. Service was friendly and wonderful. Olazzo's is high on our favorite spot list."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Had a great time here. It was our first time but we had heard good things. The place was crowded but we got a table right away. The back room had big parties and was very noisy, so they sat us in the front room, which was much better. We had the gnocchi bolognase and fruita de mar, both of which were excellent. A salad came with the meal, so an appetizer was not necessary. We did have the calamari for an appetizer. The calamari was good, but not excellent. It was a large portion. The waitstaff was excellent. We will definitely be back to this neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Visiting the area and last minute needed a place near College Park to dine. Went on Open Table and Trip Advisor and both gave raving reviews. Taken on time after making res. Servers were very polite and knowledgable of menu. Nicely priced wine list and excellent home cooked style dishes. Had the roasted eggplant pasta dish, very fresh and pasta was tasty and not smothered in heavy sauce. Will definitely make Olazzo a regular stop when visiting our family in this area. Great meal and great open table recommendation"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We were delightfully surprised by the delicious and generous portions at Olazzo's. We got there early and had a reservation so there were no problems. By the time we left there was a line waiting by the door. I think they have been discovered by the locals!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Second time eating there, ordered the exact same thing. Delicious!"
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "The food here is fantastic! I've been here three times now and have never been disappointed! I will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014