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Oro Pomodoro
Oro Pomodoro

Oro Pomodoro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oropomodoro.com
  • Phone: (301) 251-1111
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 3:00pm for lunch and 4:30pm - 10:00pm for dinner, Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Michele Godina
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We cater! For info please contact Tommaso Beggiato at tommaso@oropomodoro.com

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Rockville Metro Station - Red Line
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lot is located on Maryland Avenue, next to Gold's Gym. First 2 hours free with ticket validation.
A word from Oro Pomodoro
At Oro Pomodoro you will taste the real, authentic Italian cusine, full of flavor and served with passion. Everything from our appetizers to our pasta dishes are prepared using the original recipes, taken from regions, such as Tuscany to Sicily, through Campania to Piemonte. We are proud to be also the first certified "Neapolitan Pizzeria" in Maryland since the recipe of our pizza, from the dough to the toppings, meet all the requirements requested from the European Union. We are proud to bring the real Italy to Rockville! Buon Appetito! Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Thanks for letting me know they were closed for remodeling. Really? I had a reservation for 8 people."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Unfortunately, I could not actually dine at Oro Pomodoro as the doors were papered over and said the restaurant was closed for renovations until June 1. It would have been nice to get a notice about this from the restaurant since I booked this reservation a couple of months ago and really hoped to dine there that night."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Oro Pomodoro is temporarily closed for renovations. But NO ONE called to let us know. We had reservations, made three weeks in advance, for Mother's Day. Called day of reservation to change reservation from 6 to 4 people, only to find phone temporarily disconnected. Thank you La Tasca for going across the plaza to read the note on Oro Pomodor's door and letting us know they were closed for renovations. If a restaurant can call me to remind me of my Open Table reservation, you can call me to tell me you are going to be closed during the time of our reservation. Try explaining to your ninety year old Mother why you can't do lunch...... Open Table you bear responsibility too!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Fun time with friends. Fantastic food, fantastic service. Try anything on the menu. It is all good and you will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The pizza is great and the lunch special is a great deal!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Friday night the weather was mild and Oro Pomodoro had all the doors open. We sat one row back from the doors, facing the town square, and so let the people-watching begin. Service was attentive with one notable flaw - grated cheese was not offered for a pasta dish and I had to ask for it (but then it was brought promptly). The food here is reliably good and tasty. Our appetizer of calamari was cooked nicely, and came with what I first thought was a garnish of a few fried zucchini sticks but as we shared the dish we noticed it was mostly calamari, about 1/4 fried zucchini, plus a large piece of what I think was fried Asian pear. So was this an attempt to cut down on the amount of calamari served? Pasta and chicken were very good."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had one of the worst meals for $70! Fish was frozen because they had run out of their special! Chicken was so salty that my 9 year old even made a comment about the salt~ HAD A LARGE party going on and kept using that as an excuse why they were running out of things or took a long time. The bread was the best part of the meal!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Celebrated hubby's birthday with lunch. I got a pizza lunch special (included a so-so Caesar salad), he got a Panini. Both were tasty. Pizza here is a winner - great crust, tasty toppings. Lots of food (more than I could eat). Our server was great. My husband ordered coffee with lunch, and he never had to ask for a refill. It was a cold day and there weren't many diners, so the restaurant was quiet."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "This restaurant offers some interesting menu options, not just the usual Italian fare. However, there weren't enough menus to go around when we arrived, and then after ordering the food took a long time to come out."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The pizza in this restaurant is very good (it does look and taste as a real Italian pizza, not your typical American abomination). My wife and I have dined here once, and ordered take out pizzas several times; our favorite pizza is Oro Pomodoro which is made with goat cheese and pesto."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I love the food here but always get the Oro Pompodoro pizza. It's so tasty and I only need to eat half (and then save the other half for lunch the next day!). I'm always impressed with the friendliness of the staff and how quickly I get my order."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The only reason we went here on Valentines day was for a really good brick oven pizza. I mean this place has the best! However upon our arrival we found out they weren't serving pizza! No one gave us a heads up that they would have a set menu for the day and someone even called us earlier to confirm our reservation. The food was good but we wanted pizza!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "You would be well served making reservations for Friday or Saturday - this is a popular place for a reason. The lighting is dim enough to be romantic, the food is great, and the staff are friendly and attentive. Finer food in a nicer, but welcoming setting."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We spend our diner freezing, we were in the front side. There is a big problem of ther ic isolation. The antipasti we took (4different) were good, even if crostini are not warm bread with cold food on the top, but every thing (the toast and the top ) should be done in the oven, the name of what is on your menu is "bruschette"and not "crostini". Pasta is not al dente..... the ingrediente in pasta allo scolglio are coming from feeezer, not tastee at all. Dessert (tiramisu, panna cota)were good but didn't drive us crazy."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Attended a lunch with friends. Great location and overlooks ice skating rink. I ordered a Ragu which was a mistake and could only be described as a bland glob of meat in tomatoe paste. Great bar area. Good service but not crowded."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "The food was certainly presentable and of reasonable quality but nothing particularly interesting nor creative. I may have been more inclined to return if it wasn't so pricey. I had been there once for lunch and once for dinner. Il Positano in Bethesda or Il Pizzico in Rockville are Italian restaurants in the same overall price range and a better value."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "the roasted vegetables with balsamic vinaigrette and feta were so good that plan to have that alone (rather than as an appetizer for two) for lunch next time; the ravioli a bit expensive for lunch and not as good as the roast vegetables; the rigatoni my lunch companion chose might have been better than the ravioli and the price more reasonable; definitely a slightly higher grade lunch choice in Rockville"
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "The restaurant uses very good ingredients and prepares them well, but the food was a little bland for my taste. I am not looking for strong spices, but I want to taste some enhancement to the natural flavors of the ingredients. I would recommend the restaurant to friends who want good basic preparation, but not to those who go beyond the basics at home. The wine list, while small, is well chosen and reasonably priced."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "I recently met a friend for dinner here on her recommendation. The service was the best thing about this restaurant. I ordered hot tea and my teapot came without a lid. The Bolognese sauce was not impressive. The prosciutto and mozzarella was not very good either. Overall, the restaurant seems over-priced for the quality of food received."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "It was a bait and switch! The choices on the restaurant's website menu were varied and sounded good. In reality, at the restaurant the menu had half of those items. Very limited choices. Plus, in a half empty restaurant they didn't have the ingredients to make their signature martini! Unbelievable... and never again!"
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "We were there early and were seated immediately. The menu was not extensive but was adequate. Service was good. We had pizza, and one should expect restaurant pizza to be significantly better than delivery. That expectation was not met. The pizza tasted good but not great. The price was about right for this area, but in my opinion was not justified."
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "We had dinner at Oro Pomodoro on a night that Rockville Town Center had a band playing. It was a gorgeous summer night and the food at Oro made it better. We have eaten there before and never been disappointed. The food is always fresh as can be and wonderfully cooked as well as presented. Our service was perfect, as always. The doors were open to the outside and the band was easy to hear and very easy to enjoy!! In short, we will be back."
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "Last time I came here, I had a truly enjoyable dinner -- Great food, wine and wonderful service. The next time that I came with was a larger group (5ppl) and we had the most awful service I have ever had at any restaurant. It wasn't that the waiter was rude-- It was just that we couldn't ever find him. In fact, we had to ask the busboys/busgirls to send our waiter over 5 times for simple requests such as: ordering another beverage, requesting extra cutlery, ordering our aps and ordering our meals. The pizza and appetizers here are so great, but the service was so terrible that I don't know that I will go back."
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "The pizza and everything we had took us back to Naples Italy. The wine,meats, pizza and pasta. Love this place and will def go back. Planning another 2 hour road trip in about two weeks. Cannot say enough about the food and the service was good as well."
    Dined on 7/28/2013
  • "The food was excellent as always! The service was good too. My one issue was how hot the restaurant was. It was steamy outside so we wanted to eat in the cool inside. It turned out to be steamy hot inside as well, which was pretty uncomfortable. Otherwise the experience was great."
    Dined on 7/19/2013
  • "After reading the last few reviews, I was leery about making a reservation here. But I was pleasantly surprised to say the least. The four of us ordered 3 different appetizers, each one was very good. Then we ordered a pizza to split and it was also very good. The waitress was personable and excellent at taking care of us. It was an extremely hot night and the restaurant wisely chose to keep the windows closed even though there was music on the square that night. We will come back here again."
    Dined on 7/19/2013
  • "Much better this time. They put the fettucini dish back on the menu and the portion was good."
    Dined on 7/12/2013
  • "The ambience of the restaurant was really nice. It was very well decorated. However, it wasn't enough to make up for the food. The pasta sauce in my dish was too watery and my friend's platter was bland. She ended up only eating the grilled vegetable sides. The service was okay. The waitress was all smiles, but she forgot to bring us our bread. I would have never noticed if not for all the other tables seated after us getting their bread platters. Obviously it's not that big if a deal but I figured I'd mention it since it was part of my whole restaurant experience. Maybe it was just the two specific dishes we ordered, but I don't think I will be eating here again."
    Dined on 7/5/2013
  • "My husband & I both had the linguini w seafood and were both very disappointed. It was tepid in temp, mostly very small mussels, 1 small shrimp and a few small chunks of salmon. It was flavorless and dry. Not even the slightest hint of garlic or any seasoning. To make it worse, there were no pasta spoons served w the dish and it took me 5 minutes to find our waiter to ask for both spoons and grated parmesan cheese. We would never order that dish again. Priced and $18.95 only made our dissatisfaction that much greater."
    Dined on 6/22/2013
  • "Tasty food, but somewhat skimpy portions compared to similar restaurants (no leftovers for taking home). Excellent service, but outdoor band (a summer addition, evidently) was quite loud, since the front door was open, so that we requested our seat be moved from close to the entrance to closer to the interior of the restaurant. Attentive service,but prices were a bit high for the portions. Quite family friendly; there were plenty of high chairs for those bringing toddlers."
    Dined on 6/21/2013
  • "Under 21 server... out of wine list selections. Something isn't right here. Took 20 mins to order beverages. Another 20 to order apps. Had to ask for cheeses for the pasta. You get the picture."
    Dined on 6/19/2013
  • "We felt we were the only one's in the restaurant, so that initially seemed a bit odd. Food was still good as we both enjoyed it. Had one of their pizza combinations."
    Dined on 4/20/2013
  • "The restaurant was empty inside when we arrived at 3:20 on Sunday. The outside dining area was moderately busy. We were seated at a table by the floor to ceiling doors and I was thrilled to see the waiter open the huge glass doors in front of our table! This June day it was warm outside and 20-30 kids were running trough the fountain in their swimsuits, It was a gorgeous experience. The food was probably very good to those who like this type of italian cooking. It was all superior grade and well seasoned, but very plain and very tomato-ey. We had the oro salad and that was excellent. We also had rigatoni with eggplant, the gnocchi in tomato sauce, and a margharita pizza. I would go for the experience, not so much for the food."
    Dined on 6/9/2013
  • "We are regular dining out people (3+ times per week). Every few months we retry this restaurant and then are reminded why we don't come back. Last Friday was the final straw. - Loud music outside where we had hoped to sit (Federal Realty's fault not the restaurant) so we opted for inside - Very slow service. Waited for an initial visit, waited for wine, waited after that to finally order food - Salmon came out undercooked - sent back - After long wait told them not to bother - Inside full of families who apparently can't or won't control their children - Loud families seated next to us after we were told we were put at the quietest place inside. - If you like slow service, so-so food and loud diners I highly recommend this place"
    Dined on 5/31/2013
  • "Nice restaurant, not your average pizza place. They have a portioned room available for parties, and a great bar. But if you are just going out with another couple, and even if you bring a baby in a stroller, this place still works. Very roomy--sounds silly, but important, lots of room between tables. The food was good, nothing I'd dream about, but good prices and good flavors... the ambience and prices help make this place solid. All in all, I'd come back."
    Dined on 5/30/2013
  • "Work finally got quiet so I went for lunch with my hubby. The restaurant was quiet, service was attentive (but not overly so), and the paninis were really good. They're not true paninis (I don't think they were in a press), but they had the good OroP bread, the cheese was nicely softened (not gooey), and tasty without being salty. I was surprised how empty the restaurant was, but it was the day after Memorial Day so that could have been the explanation."
    Dined on 5/28/2013
  • "Our server was so unfriendly and disengaged, that she set a negative tone for our dinner from the very beginning. Nothing improved and the food quality was nothing better than adequate."
    Dined on 5/27/2013
  • "Oro Pomodoro was just ok. The calamari was hard and chewy. Our cocktails were good (I had a cucumber martini, and my husband had something called a Day at the beach - fruity with rum. Our pizzas were tasty, yet the service was poor. While the location is pretty (heart of downtown Rockville, nice outdoor dining), the place itself is not good. We won't be coming back."
    Dined on 5/21/2013
  • "Always delicious, always enjoyable! Love the pizza!! Love the tables by the windows! Great for people watching!"
    Dined on 5/18/2013
  • "As usual, another pleasant dinner at Oro. However, I would really like to see a change in the Caesar salad away from the current fad of receiving large head(s) of romaine on a plate drizzled with dressing and cheese. This style is very easy and quick for the kitchen, but not pleasant for the customer. I could easily do this myself at home!"
    Dined on 5/18/2013