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Olazzo - Silver Spring

4.2
459 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

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About

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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Cuisines
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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Thayer Ave
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
4.1
value
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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elleninTakoma (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 1, 2016

We were seated promptly. They put us in the back room when we requested a quiet table and it was quiet until it filled up with people. Then it was loud. The food was average. I got the penne pasta and my relatives got the fish special; neither was special. The waiter was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2016

Food and service were amazing. The signature drink list is great, waitress offered good suggestions based on taste. Will definitely be planning another visit soon!

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on November 22, 2016

Went on 11/22/16 with friends and it didn't disappoint. Great service and very good food.

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TraKishaM (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on November 17, 2016

Olazzo's Silver Spring use to be my favorite local spot. Over the years service and food quality has declined. So I stopped going. But decided to try the faithful restaurant to celebrate my friend's birthday. However it was disappointing. The calamari was rubbery. The server wasn't too friendly; but was not rude either. She didnt offer the evening special -- I had to ask if there was one. Additionally I Informed her it was my friend's birthday and got no reaction. It was extrmely awkward. Don't get me wrong it's a quaint little place with awesone cocktails, which I still enjoy. I may try the other location to see if it's a better experience.

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Kaye (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on November 14, 2016

The Italian style food was as suggested, very good and the portions were nice size also. Half price wine by the bottle on Monday was unexpected plus. My only problem was finding the place. For some reason GPS directs one to the alley behind the restaurant and if there is something to be done about that it would be a good thing. Nice evening and meal, quiet enough to have the discussion we needed to have.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 13, 2016

Consistently excellent dining and service meal after meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2016

We had a group of 7 people, everyone was happy with their food and drinks. Taste, portion size and presentation was just right, and the service was quite good. My 3rd time there, every visit has been good. Olazzo is becoming a 'go-to' place.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on November 12, 2016

Was disappointed in the appearance of the restaurant. Looks like it needs a spruce up. The table tops are definitely worn and in general it just looks a bit run down. Also, I have never understood why music is played so loudly in restaurants. We were in the back room and maybe sitting under the speakers, so we asked politely if they could turn down the music which they didn't do as far as we could tell. So by the time we left, the music was loud and the restaurant had filled up which made having a conversation a bit trying.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 29, 2016

Love the Silver Spring location so much more than Bethesda.
Olazzo SS is so much cozier than many restaurants and the service is great.

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JulieT (Miami)
5.0  Dined on October 29, 2016

Food was really great. Portions were really big and everyone loved their individual dishes. Atmosphere and service were also really great!

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