Olazzo - Silver Spring
Olazzo - Silver Spring

Olazzo - Silver Spring

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.olazzo.com/
  • Phone: 3015882540x
  • 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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Olazzo - Silver Spring reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (30)fit for foodies (17)special occasion (12)good for groups (11)romantic (9)great for lunch (8)notable wine list (6)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (6)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (4)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • no required tip for large group
    KyleVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I Love Olazzo
    EastBrunswickFoodie
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Simply put, Olazzo is a wonderful restaurant in every respect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently fabulous
    Wilma
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is an excellent neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    This is an excellent neighborhood restaurant. The food is very good. The service is outstanding. Loved the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Even Better the 2nd time!
    HerbieChew
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food in Silver Spring
    cancinc
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    I've eaten here on my past two trips to Silver Spring and the service great, all dishes excellent, and a decent wine list.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another great nite
    JudithB
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will be back!
    Rockhopper
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of Town-Out of Sight!
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gem in downtown Silver Spring
    Granny
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    luvsredmeat
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    Second time eating there, ordered the exact same thing. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    jlh037
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The food here is fantastic! I've been here three times now and have never been disappointed! I will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My go to spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    This Italian American restaurant is greater than the sum of it's parts. Food is always good. Pricing is just right. Servers are always cordial. Atmosphere reminds me of places been to when visiting Italy. Homemade meatballs remind me of the italian babysitter I had as a child. MARTINI TUESDAY is amazing as they have a good variety of specialty martinis (italian surfer dude among my favorites).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    arleaterz
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Delicious food, outstanding friendly service. Especially liked the mozzarella garlic bread, the ciabatta, and the off-menu spaghetti with meat sauce (not the on-menu bolognese). Found a very nice win, too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent and close to home
    pamelaVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    This family owned restaurant is EXCELLENT!! the food is tasty, the portion size is generous and the staff is friendly and efficient. Anything with the ROSE sauce is a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    SG12334
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Food and service is always good at Olazzo, so I continue to go back! Keep up the good work.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A local favorite
    JayTV
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Near, but not in, downtown Silver Spring, so this restaurant caters to locals rather than the tourist crowd. I regularly go there for casual business lunches because the noise level (especially in the back room) is conducive to conversation. The food is good and consistent, and the wait staff is pleasant and efficient. Pricing is at an appropriate level for a casual business lunch for that area. I have never had a bad experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is as good as the
    Skitripper1VIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    The food is as good as the Bethesda location and they take reservations!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Work time lunch
    BizzyBeesKeeperVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Love this place for dinner. Starting to visit for lunch. Great staff and great food!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disapppointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    I had heard a lot of good things about Olazzo from friends, and went there for a birthday. My wife arrived first, and the hostess asked her if she would like a dessert delivered to the table. My wife agreed and even selected the dessert, but it never arrived. The food was mediocre, and I could have made a better meal at home. We asked our server for Parmesan cheese and it never came. Maybe we caught them on an off night, but frankly, I was disappointed with the experience after hearing so many good things about it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • uneven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    My second time there. Service is uneven, food is uneven. It's pleasant though. I wouldn't hesitate to go back for a moderately priced casual dinner in Silver Spring.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!!!
    luvsredmeat
    Dined on 12/9/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pleasant surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was my first time there.
    KimB
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Lunch, Great Value!
    Kappy
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service!
    Solstad
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal!
    jlh037
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    This was my second time dining here and I absolutely loved it! I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid food and service
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loyal Customer
    Lauren
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    Love this place! I have NEVER had a bad meal here out of the 20+ times I've been
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome find near the metro!
    Yourmom
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My friends and I dined here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A neighborhood gem in downtown SS
    SSNative
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pasta lovers
    Laura
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    the pasta was great, appetizers excellent, but some other entrees to round out the menu would be good.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I will give them another chance
    cparkVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    Our order was lost in the kitchen and we had to wait well over an hour for our meal. Our meal was automatically comped. People are human. I have eaten there before and had an awesome experience. So will give another chance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Yummo
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Spot, Varied Menu
    JBDCVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem of Downtown Silver Spring
    UncleQuillis
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    One of the absolute best Italian restaurants in the Washington Metro Area! Excellent bartenders and the service was great! The Gem of Georgia Avenue!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a pleasant surprise!
    BumbleVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Silver Spring visit
    SandyjkVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The crab cakes were delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    The crab cakes were delicious! The Brooklyn Cocktail was a perfect start to the evening!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic