After meeting on e-Harmony,
After meeting on e-Harmony, my husband and I had our first date at Olazzo. The atmosphere, the wine, and the food made the evening magical. When possible, the wonderful staff accommodates our request for "our table" for our frequent return visits. Everything at Olazzo is delicious and graciously served - no less romantic now that we're married!
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Always reliable in providing
Always reliable in providing great food and service.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
I've lived four blocks from
I've lived four blocks from Olazzo for five years, and never made it over. I realize now I was missing out on deliciousness all this time!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent service and the
Excellent service and the food was quite memorable. Can't wait to visit this place again.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Consistently good Italian
Food is consistently tasty. Gnocchi was a little mushy.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is the 2nd time we have
This is the 2nd time we have dined at Olazzo's and both times have been very good. I had the eggplant aglio olio which was outstanding. The pasta dishes are also very tasty and everything is reasonably priced. We were 5 people and had 2 bottles of wine and bill was less than $200...
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent lasagna bolognese;
Excellent lasagna bolognese; fine mussels in white wine; best minestrone I've had in a long while. Will definitely return and try more items on the menu.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Olazza was a pleasant dining
Olazza was a pleasant dining experience for a mixed party of 5 on a Saturday night.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
I really appreciate the food,
I really appreciate the food, service and ambiance. My date loved it which helped my night.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and service as
Great food and service as stated by many other reviews. My colleague has been eating at the Bethesda location for many, many years and he highly recommended this place. I will be back for my birthday next week.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Italian Food
Excellent food and service. The only negative about the restaurant is that it is small and the tables are very close together.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Was a great place for my date....we
Was a great place for my date....we both enjoyed it a lot. He's Italian, so I was hoping he would be happy with my choice!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful restaurant. Great
Wonderful restaurant. Great food people are ultra friendly. Love it!!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall, the food was excellent
Overall, the food was excellent and prices are very reasonable.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Italian food, lots of pasta. I hoped for grilled chicken with my pasta, but it was cut up into small pieces & difficult to find IN the pasta. The eggplant parmesan got high revues from everyone. Good Margaritas & martinis, nice wine menu. The atmosphere was the best. It's an upbeat, friendly place to be. Good warm bread served with olive oil & balsamic. Great service even on a busy Sat. night. Affordable prices for lots of pasta.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Little Italian home
The restaurant is set on the side of a busy street. Upon entering it seems small yet quaint, with a long bar and tables that surround it. The lighting sets a conservatively calming mood fit for any anniversary or date. I hope you enjoy it as much as I.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Lovely Dining Experience
My wonderful weekend couldn't've been better with the addition of visiting Olazzo: my boyfriend and I had SUCH a wonderful, enjoyable time talking over mouth-watering food from beginning to end.As he said, "Great atmosphere, excellent quality food, and a pleasant staff." My second visit to this restaurant was even better than the first....and I didn't think that was possible. We're TOTALLY coming back!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favorite restaurants
One of my favorite restaurants in Silver Spring. Dinner here before or after a movie at AFI makes a perfect date night.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
First timers will be back
First time there. We enjoyed everything. Looking forward to returning. Get the sausage/lentil soup!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent foods and friendly staffs. We had a really good time. I want to visit again.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our food was very good. Service was great. Will go back!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great price, cute place
Nice place a couple blocks for the Fillmore. We grabbed a bite to eat before a concert. Very reasonable prices especially for the quality of food. I got the special of the evening a blacked salmon over homemade ravioli stuffed with artichoke. Yum and only $20. Most other plates were $13-17.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love Olazzo
This was our second time there. Each time they accommodated our kids, 7 and 11, and my elderly mom (and her walker). The food is great and so is the service. Even the prices are reasonable. The bar area was noisy the last time we were there so we asked to be in the back which is quieter and they moved us there without a blink. Amazing for Silver Spring.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
the TV in the back dining
the TV in the back dining room was a big distraction. Service was great, food quite tasty.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impressive restaurant, must see!
I got to Olazzo 15 minutes early because of the heat last Saturday. I received a kind welcome and was offered a table or bar seat. I accepted a table. My date came in just about on time. We received great service from out waitress from start to finish. The food was delicious, and generous in proportion. When we were on out way out, we were thanked by the waitress and another restaurant employee, possibly a manager. We plan to go back soon, and I have already recommended Olazzo to family and friends.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time going and we enjoyed the food, ambience, and martinis. The service was prompt and courteous, as well.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Versatile and tasty!
We had a special occasion to celebrate, and the staff exceeded every expectation we'd had. It was fantastic!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go in the back!
The back room is super quiet -- food is delicious!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The crab cakes were delicious!
The crab cakes were delicious! The Brooklyn Cocktail was a perfect start to the evening!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Silver Spring visit
Healthy portions of tasty Italian dishes. In spite of the torn up street in front and the need to cross barriers, the place was crowded on a weekday dinner hour.
8/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Such a pleasant surprise!
Such a pleasant surprise! We had tried to go to another restaurant nearby that was closed and stumbled upon Olazzo which we had always wanted to try but didn't realize it was in the same vicinity. Right off the bat, even though we were early (dinner prep just getting started) the restaurant was very accommodating! We were seated up past the kitchen in the back, and it was such a cool space- started with calamari and it was delicious! I ordered eggplant Parmesan and it was some of the best I've eaten! my husband had sausage, peppers over pasta and he really enjoyed it! Service was great- we will definitely be back!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gem of Downtown Silver Spring
One of the absolute best Italian restaurants in the Washington Metro Area! Excellent bartenders and the service was great! The Gem of Georgia Avenue!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Spot, Varied Menu
I enjoyed my meal at Olazzo a great deal. The atmosphere was low key, service was outstanding, and the array of choices on the menu were a real plus. I have never had a better bowl of minestrone than I had here! The only criticism I have is that the dessert options were very limited. Otherwise I thoroughly enjoyed it!
9/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Olazzo was a great restaurant for a Friday night! The mussels with white wine and lemon were out of this world. For the entrees, we thoroughly enjoyed the mango salmon, fettuccini alfredo and gnocchi. Highly recommend Olazzo!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
the pasta was great, appetizers excellent, but some other entrees to round out the menu would be good.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A neighborhood gem in downtown SS
The wife and I hit Olazzo once every few months. The menu is somewhat limited to basic items, but the food is very tasty. The restaurant is pretty small. We prefer to sit up front at a booth in the bar area. The food is very tasty and they also have a good bar menu.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friends and I dined here
My friends and I dined here on a Thursday evening. Our server was wonderful, as were the salads and bread that accompanied the meal (I couldn't stop eating the ciabatta!). We ordered the arrancini appetizer which was a perfect portion for the 5 of us to have a taste but not get too full. The star dish of the evening was definitely the special that night: Butternut squash ravioli. All of the food tasted fresh and was well seasoned. The only suggestion I would have is to expand the dessert menu; my husband and I wanted something sweet but were not fans of the three dishes that were available that evening. Other than that, it was an excellent experience!
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome find near the metro!
I had some friends come to DC and want to eat dinner with me. I live north of Frederick, MD, so I chose this place on a whim because it was close to the metro station. I could not have been happier with the experience. Great food and excellent service! I can't wait to come back with other friends!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love this place! I have NEVER had a bad meal here out of the 20+ times I've been
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Solid food and service
I enjoy Olazzo a lot! Never had bad service or food. I usually go with the special, because it doesnt let me down and it is usually a seafood dish that I want to try or have enjoyed in the past.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my second time dining here and I absolutely loved it! I will definitely be back!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were a group of four on a Sunday night-the front room/bar area was packed, loud and noisy. We were led to the back room, which was very quiet and almost empty. Our server was the best, very attentive but not obsequious, just very gracious and friendly- I wish we got her name. The calamari app was extremely generous and tasty with a zippy marinara. We each got a different entree, everyone was happy. Very large portions, so by the time the entree came we were pretty full. Three us took home most of our entree.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyable Lunch, Great Value!
A former colleague and I met for lunch last week. I recommended Olazzo based on an excellent dinner my wife and I had last year with friends. For lunch, we had the eggplant parm with vegetables. It was delicious! Service was very good, so my second experience here was as good as the first. The entire lunch with tip was $15.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was my first time there.
It was my first time there. Our server was spectacular and very knowledgeable of both the wine and food. The food was good, I enjoyed my calamari appetizer better than my entrée'. I would come again with my spouse or friends. From where we sat I don't think it is a great place to bring kids. It has a romantic atmosphere not a family one.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The interior has an old world feel. Food was delicious. Lots of options for vegetarians. Attentive, friendly wait staff. Felt as if we had ventured into the city for fine dining. Looking forward to more enjoyable dining experiences at Olazzo.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was terrific! My date had the shrimp and crab penne and I had the gnocchi Bolognese. My meal was fantastic and she said she really liked hers. We had the calamari appetizer - really good, but way too much for 2 people. And, on Mondays, bottles of wine are 1/2 price! A great find!
12/8/2013 4:00:00 PM