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Olazzo - Silver Spring

459 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

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Authentic Italian with Old World flavor. Italian Cuisine, Martini Bar, and Catering.

Voted “Best Italian Restaurant” by Bethesda Magazine’s readers in 2015 & 2016
Awarded Trip Advisor's "Certificate of Excellence"
Winner of Opentable's 2016 Diners' Choice Award
One of Silver Spring's Top 10 Restaurants on Yelp

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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Mediterranean, Global, International
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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
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Phone number
(301) 588-2540
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Thayer Ave
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Wine
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MilitaryGourmand (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 25, 2017

Came here for a spousal birthday on a Friday night. Reservation was key, even for an early seating like ours. Small dining area felt cozy as opposed to cramped, thanks to high ceiling and low lighting. Prices were reasonable, portions generous. Server was competent and attentive. Small table was cleared quickly and unobtrusively between courses.

Food itself was edible. DH's crab cake, while majority-crab, was a bit too wet, verging on slimy. The frutti di mare was overdone, although that might've been less noticeable with a marinara as opposed to the white wine reduction I had. We did enjoy the pleasingly-crispy calamari appetizer. We were full by the end and didn't have room for a dessert.

Not wanting to end the night but not needing a table, we adjourned to the bar and had cocktails. DH's brandy was given in a rocks glass... he needed to ask for a snifter from the bartender who confessed he was new. The bar ambiance would've been nicer without a bank of TVs glaring down, but everyone seems to need to stare at a screen 24/7 these days.

Overall, we had a great night together, the food and drink while not extraordinary was plentiful, and the atmosphere was lively yet pleasant.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 20, 2017

Lovely as always!!

JCarl (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

Earlier this week, my wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Orlazzo. The service and ambiance were very good, and the food and drinks were great! The specialty martini that I ordered was delicious, and the Lasagna that I ordered was some of the best that I've ever had!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

We go here often, definitely the best Italian food in Silver Spring. This past visit was on Valentine's Day and luckily I made a reservation far in advance because it was packed. Regardless, the service was fast and friendly and the food was great as always.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2017

Service was outstanding. Calamari starter is the best in the area. Our sausage/peppers over penne and shrimp/crab pasta were very well done and presented. Wish we could have eaten more dishes.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2017

Great as always! Make sure to get reservations, they get busy.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2017

I had a lovely meal here. The service was great - the food came out quickly if you were really hungry! The portions were large and very reasonable. The fresh bread that started the meal was warm and perfect - crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. I had the pasta and meatballs (two large meatballs) and my boyfriend had the lasagna. We were both too stuffed for dessert. Great experience and we'll be back.

AlexisE (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2017

The menu isn't vegan, but you are able to adapt their entrees to fit with a vegan diet. I loved the bread and the atmosphere! Very cozy local restaurant!

Daniel (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on January 22, 2017

Food was amazing! Honestly some of the best food I have had in a while! Absolutely amazing! It was a bit crowded and we were kinda in the back where the kitchen was so environment was that great. Our waiter was on top of serving us so overall I had an awesome experience!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 21, 2017

I thought it was fairly expensive for the amount of food you get. The food was fine in taste. But nothing exciting.

FabulousFoodie (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2017

pasta dishes are always fantastic at Olazzo. Drinks are always excellent and the customer service is great!

vipMike (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Mongomery County. Quiet, cozy and comfortable ambiance. Service is always very attentive and the menu offers a broad array of choices. Food is delicious and there is a decent wine list. A true gem.

SecretAgentF00die (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2017

I've been there a few times and never been disappointed. The wait staff is very friendly and the food is great. I had a very good salad and my sister enjoyed the chicken parmesan as her birthday present!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 3, 2017

The food was excellent, the service was decent and the prices are very reasonable. I would definitely return.

vipJonathan (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

This is my wife and my second time. We just absolutely love Olazzo. From the appetizers to dessert, we couldn't ask for anything more. We have been in the look out for an Italian restaurant ever since we relocated from the North East where Italian food is a dime a dozen. It took us 3 years, but we have found our place.

Make sure to get the cheesecake.

mark (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on December 22, 2016

We waited 40 minutes for a table even though we had a reservation. We received an apology, but no complimentary glass of wine or dessert. We had appetizers at the bar while waiting, served without utensils or napkins. Once at the table we had to ask twice for bread and olive oil. The food, however, was great. Linguine with clam sauce was delicious, and the bread great for sopping up the extra sauce. The olazzo salad was nothing special. Will give them another try, with a reservation.

Carolmarie (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 10, 2016

Everything works at Olazzo, except perhaps the fake fireplaces. Food is excellent and so was the service.

vipAgent22Smith (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 4, 2016

I've eaten at the Bethesda Olazzo and assumed I would have the same experience in Silver Spring. The food was very disappointing. Baked penne was heavy and bland, with no character or flavor. It struck me as a dish that had been assembled well in advance (frozen?) and thrown into the over to heat up. None one else in our group was excited about the food. Lots of food though at a modest price, and the service was very pleasant.

vipNinaVJ (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on December 3, 2016

Enjoyed a wonderful meal with great service. I had the chicken cardinal and my husband had the sausage and peppers, which we both thought were delicious.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2016

not a good place for people with mobility impairments. It is no accessible; I'm presuming it was grandfathered into the ADA accessibility requirements. But the food is great and the people who work there are the absolute best.