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Best Italian Restaurants in Kensington


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A photo of Pacci's Trattoria restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Silver Spring
Booked 9 times today
Pacci's Trattoria, located in Silver Spring, is renowned for delivering fantastic Italian cuisine. This small, quaint place has won the hearts of many with its ambience and quality service. Customers applaud Pacci's for its delicious food, particularly their generous portions of lasagna, tagliatelle with truffle, and 'amazing' Carbonara pasta. These mouthwatering dishes, coupled with the friendly and attentive staff, make Pacci's a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Many have dubbed it as one of the best Italian restaurants in the DC metro area, offering generous portions that provide enough for a hearty lunch the next day. With an accolade like this, Pacci's is definitely worth a visit if you're seeking good, authentic Italian food.
A photo of Caruso's Grocery - Pike & Rose restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • North Bethesda
Booked 30 times today
Caruso's Grocery in Pike & Rose is a delightful Italian restaurant, frequently applauded for its authentic and excellent Italian cuisine. Reviews consistently praise its numerous hearty dishes such as the spicy Ragu pasta, Caruso special, and the creamy Alfredo. Special mentions are also given to their appetizers such as Burrata and foccacia garlic bread, and their desserts particularly the Creme Brulee. In addition to the food, patrons also appreciate their creative cocktails and value for money. Many customers highly recommend it and consider it their number one Italian restaurant in the DMV region. Despite the issue of limited parking, most customers are eager to return for both lunch and dinner. Caruso's Grocery has been commended not only for the food, but also for its comfortable atmosphere, exceptional service, and overall pleasant dining experience.
A photo of LIA'S restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Chevy Chase
Booked 53 times today
LIA'S has earned a reputation as an exceptional Italian restaurant tucked away in Chevy Chase, offering unique culinary creations that far exceed everyday Italian recipes. Patrons have enthusiastically praised the restaurant's diverse offerings, including bruschetta, pasta, and risotto balls, as authentic and fresh. The eatery is also renowned for their attentive and outstanding service, and their ability to cater to different dietary preferences, offering a wide range of dishes for vegetarians too. The easy access to parking and transportation, coupled with the allure of outside dining, makes LIA'S a favorite for many. As one reviewer noted, it is a "great DC secret", offering an unforgettable dining experience at a reasonable price.
A photo of Gregorio's Trattoria - Potomac restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Potomac
Booked 15 times today
Gregorio's Trattoria in Potomac is a renowned establishment for authentic Italian cuisine. The restaurant features a diverse menu, offering everything from traditional antipasto to freshly prepared pizza, homemade lasagna, and succulent seafood. Highlights include the highly praised chicken marsala, spaghetti con polpette, and salmon alla griglia. Recognized by many customers as the best Italian restaurant in the D.C. area, Gregorio's Trattoria is also noted for its excellent customer service and welcoming ambiance. As one reviewer stated, "Gregorio's Trattoria makes me feel like home. The sauces, the crust, the service, the ambiance...all perfect." This authenticity and commitment to quality are what make Gregorio's Trattoria a true gem of Italian cuisine.
A photo of Nova Europa restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Wheaton
Booked 5 times today
Nova Europa is highly praised for its excellent European cuisine. Customers rave about the well-prepared food, praising not only the quality but its ability to evoke memories of dining in Europe. The restaurant is a popular regular spot for some patrons, suggesting consistency in delivering delicious meals. Servers like Maria and Andrew come highly recommended, indicating a high level of service ensuring a wonderful dining experience. The restaurant also provides excellent wine recommendations lending to an authentic European dining experience. The atmosphere is described as pleasantly old European, adding to the overall appeal. Nova Europa consistently receives high praise, promising a delightful European culinary journey.
A photo of Meleket Ethiopian Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Silver Spring
Welcome to our vibrant Ethiopian restaurant, where authenticity meets culinary delight. Experience the rich flavors and traditions of Ethiopia as our skilled chefs prepare a tantalizing array of aromatic dishes, from injera and Doro Wat to Kitfo and Tibs. Immerse yourself in the warm ambiance as you savor every bite, perfectly complemented by our full bar offering a wide selection of Ethiopian beverages, signature cocktails, and international spirits.
A photo of Manoli Canoli restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Chevy Chase
Booked 1 time today
Manoli Canoli is a treasured establishment, located near Kensington, frequently commended by customers for its excellent Italian and Greek culinary offerings. The restaurant prides itself on its fresh daily pasta, own-baked bread, and delightful olive oil. Appreciated for its cozy family business ambiance, it offers high-quality food at reasonable prices. Regular customers applaud the authentically delicious dishes, frequently highlighting the excellent service. Exceptional offerings, such as their homemade spanikopita, have marked Manoli Canoli as a preferred dining spot in the DC area. A customer review stated, "This combination of Italian and Greek fare sounded intriguing, so we gave it a try. What a find!"
A photo of Pinstripes - Bethesda restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • North Bethesda
Booked 6 times today
Pinstripes: Where Sophisticated Fun Meets Exquisite Dining. With over 30,000 square feet of entertainment space, indulge in scratch-made Italian-American cuisine, handcrafted cocktails, and a robust wine list. Enjoy our weekday happy hour from 3-6pm, or don't miss our famous bottomless brunch buffet on weekends. Experience modern bowling and bocce with full-service dining and entertainment options. Perfect for corporate gatherings, celebrations, or family events, our versatile spaces accommodate parties of 20 to 1000 guests. Book your unforgettable experience today!
A photo of Blue 44 restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Friendship Heights
Blue 44 is a family restaurant located in the Chevy Chase neighborhood of Washington D.C. (one block south of the historic Avalon Theater) that serves seasonal, American cuisine infused with French & Italian flavors. Blue 44's menu was created with the mindset that serving the freshest possible food from locally sourced ingredients would promote a healthier and sustainable community. Seafood lovers must check out their signature Sauteed Calamari appetizer served over creamy polenta. In addition, the Chesapeake Fried Oysters are some of the best in town. For some healthier options, indulge in one of their delicious salads, all of which are served with house-made dressings. Don't forget to check Blue 44 out on Monday nights as they offer their award-winning southern-style Fried Chicken, previously voted best in D.C. five years in a row...it sells out almost every week so reserve a table on the early side of the evening!
A photo of Filomena Ristorante restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Georgetown
Booked 186 times today
Filomena Ristorante has been widely praised for its exceptional Italian cuisine, earning it top reviews from patrons who repeatedly return to its Georgetown location. The restaurant is renowned for its high-quality food, attentive service, and wonderful ambiance that transports guests straight to Italy. The authenticity of Filomena's traditional Italian dishes cannot be overstated, with customers describing their meals as "exquisite", "outstanding", "delicious", and even "the best Italian" they've ever had. Reviewers also applaud the restaurant’s extensive wine collection, homemade pasta, and generous portion sizes. The overall experience is one of un-rushed enjoyment, with many planning return visits to relish Filomena's "REAL homemade Italian cuisine" once again.
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