La Bettola Italiano

4.1
44 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
LaBettola is an authentic Italian Cuisine, specializing in combining modern Italian cooking with traditional meticulous methodology. Every ingredient is prepared with your satisfaction in mind. We do not pride in or seek to pull in large number of people, our mission is to put a simple smile on the faces of those who honor us with their business. Instead of sales goals, our restaurant sets satisfaction goals, and every single one of our employees is invested in that achievement: The achievement of satisfaction. The happier the people who pass through our doors, the more fulfilled we feel. So in your decision to dine with us at our restaurant, please remember that more than anything else you could say to us, we will anxiously await a satisfied "we will be back" phrase. In return, we will go back to work, and ensure that your next visit is just as fulfilling as the last.
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CJ
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Small initimate dining; food super good, setvice a little slow

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CL
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food and service. Highly recommended.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT RESTAURANT! My cheerleading team and I were in town for a competition and we saw this place on open table and decided to go because the prices were good. Highly impressed!! Food portions were huge and the man who owns the restaurant was SO NICE! 10/10 recommend

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St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff was wonderful! We had 12 people in our group and they handled it great.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks to it being Super Bowl Sunday my Mom and I were the only ones there! So, naturally we had great service and a very quiet meal. The menu choices were more than ample and we ended up with a medium (12") Pizza Primavera and Chicken Alla Nonna. We started with very hot loaf of bread which we enjoyed with the olive oil provided. The pizza is thin crust (which WE liked) so thick crust people be aware. The taste combo of the toppings was very good. My chicken was well prepared and had lots of artichoke hearts, mushrooms, and capers (the larger ones). The ziti was also cooked well and the light tomato sauce was just right. We would definitely return for another meal here.

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V
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. I had the pesto and a cannoli. Will be here for Italian whenever I come to DC

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Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The service was solid although the restaurant was not crowded and seemed to be training new help. The staff was courteous and attentive.
This is a solid value although you will get some uneven food quality for the value. My bread was hot and appeared to be homemade- great. You could dip it in the virgin olive oil set on the table. The veggies appeared to be frozen broccoli and spinach that was reheated. Not the end of the world but also not the highest quality fresh vegetables that other restaurants provide. I had chicken Florentine and a half carafe of Chianti. Good table wine to accompany the meal. They made a fresh brew of coffee to finish the meal. I would return for every day dining.

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F
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Went in with high hopes and made a special point to try this place out. This restaurant is not owned by Italians anymore. Despite few people there, the server looked like she was doing us a favor. She spent most of her time on the phone chatting and only came by one time to check on us (only three tables were occupied). The salad was wonderful, but the entrees were bland. My veal was fine, but the clams and pasta were in a watery soup. Yuck. We had to ask if they had dessert. Yes, she said, but they were not make in house. We had two blah tiramisus. With a carafe of house red wine, the bill was $140 for three, so not cheap.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Exceeded our expectations. My wife is from Northern Italy. I’ve had a difficult time finding Italian restaurants in the DC/VA area she likes. She thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. It’s also kid friendly with a nice but simple kids menu. We’ll be back for sure!

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KM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was very cute and cozy. Very quiet and we were able to enjoy the food and our conversation. I was a bit disappointed with the dessert. My tiramisu was frozen. Other than that, my shrimp linguini was salad was delicious. The tomato sauce is homemade and light.

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Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

In town for motorcycle ride (Rolling Thunder) relaxing meal at a good price, located near other bars and hotel. We will return next time we’re in DC pentagon area

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CL
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a terrific spot. Food is on point, service perfect. Doesn’t look like much from the outside, but is a hidden gem.

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C
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

I would recommend with reservation. The food was good but not great, creative or memrable. the offereings are many and perhaps the pizza subs type items were better. Nicer atmosphere than your typical pizza palor but not the dinner menu i was expecting. No real wine selections. Just an unknown house red, white, blush or chianti was available.

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New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Although the bread was the best part of the meal and the salad was okay, the main dish was really bad. In fact, this could be the worst veal parmigiana I ever had. Firstly it was not a piece of veal. You had to search for the medallions which were buried in massive amounts of cheese, sauce and breading.
The service was prompt and the prices were reasonable but what is the good of it if the food was lousy.
Maybe we should have stuck with the pizza but then we should have gone to a local pizzeria.

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AW
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and Service were excellent. I enjoyed the lobster ravioli and my 9 year old had the tortellini. Perfect size portions. The fresh bread is excellent!

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GF
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Took a large group here for a business dinner and had a great experience. Food was outstanding and prices were reasonable. Service was attentive.

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CL
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent. Food was delicious, service attentive. Would return in a heartbeat.

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BF
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The place is small and unassuming, but the food is absolutely fabulous.

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AS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Good service, food nothing special and no wine selection, only house wine available.

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Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Friendly and professional staff.
Tomato sauce was a bit too watery.
Overall good experience and I would return.

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C
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant, clean quiet atmosphere, limited seating. Good flavors and portions.

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F
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place , nice portions and great service!

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MS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute winner, small restaurant in size but dont miss this gem!

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food! Very attentive service.

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TR
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice Italian place with good food and reasonable prices. Better to bring own wine due to
Limited wine choice but the Italian wine available is also good for the price. Recommend the large sampler and the manicotti.

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b
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Bettola Italiano was a wonderful place to have a very good meal with friends. The host was very attentive and made excellent meal suggestions to both of my friends.
All of the food was excellent... from the warm bread with olive oil to the main courses ...mine being the lasagna.
Great food, reasonable prices, excellent service.
We will definitely be returning on a regular basis!

Thank you La Bettola!!

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EV
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a modest restaurant with excellent service. Unpretentious yet cozy, i went there for a meal on a business trip and was pleasantly surprised. Fresh hot bread, followed by the entre, also fresh and hot.Reasonably priced.

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MF
New England
38 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Cute and cozy place. Reasonable prices. Service was very attentive and friendly. Food was ok but I've had better veal parm.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great friendly service. Food was very tasty and served promptly. Staff was very professional and eager to provide above par service.

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KC
St. Louis
53 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

An very intimate Italian restaurant, with very good food, reasonably priced, with good attentive service.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Staff not Italian but food was. Very nice staff. Not crowded. Quiet. In a row of bars and restaurants that fit the neighborhood. All around good!

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d
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was outstanding and so reasonable! Would definitely go back if we visit D.C. again!

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Austin
19 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

The food and service was good. There was some strange music playing in the background that was probably more enjoyable to the staff than for my wife

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JK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The service was excellent, food just mediocre. We were the only people in the restaurant and were treated very well by the wait staff. Prices were good, and portions were large. The bread was outstanding.

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2012
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They were closing when we arrived at the scheduled time.The owner did offer us a free pizza to go, however.

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Charlotte
174 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place to visit while in this area.

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s
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2012
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I found this restaurant via a menu placed in our mailbox and I was hooked. This restaurant has everything! While some dishes seem just "put together" with a few standard ingredients, the late night hours and delicious pizza redeem my review. The cute building with a patio that extends onto the sidewalk gives an openness to the view from any table. I plan to try more menu items to find the real gem. But the pizza.....

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t
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

friendly inexpensive unpretentious neighborhood Italian/ pizza restaurant. Not elegant or trendy but very decent place.

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J
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2012
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Took a group here for lunch - the place is small, but the food was really good, and reasonably priced! Would recommend this to others!

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FA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2012
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

That was my first time at this restaurant and I loved it. I had a Living Social deal and they were very cooperative and professional. I enjoyed this restaurant and would definitely go back again!

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