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Caruso's Alfredo - Caruso's Grocery - Pike & Rose, North Bethesda, MD

Caruso's Grocery - Pike & Rose

4.5
4.5
86 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Caruso's Grocery in Pike and Rose is modeled after the classic, Italian-American "red sauce" joint. You know the one: nostalgic photos on the walls , a killer chicken parmesan, Sinatra pouring through the speakers. If you’re looking for modern interpretations of a chef's take on the classics, you won’t find them here. A joint venture from Neighborhood Restaurant Group and Partner Matthew Adler.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Market Cuisine, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (301) 245-1226

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Caruso's Grocery Pike and Rose offers private and semi private dining spaces for intimate groups of 12 up to large property buyouts for 125 guests, including a private dinning room that seats up to 14 people.

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Melby: (844) 575-6167

  • Neighborhood

    North Bethesda

  • Cross street

    corner rockville pike and old georgetown road

  • Parking details

    Parking available in the covered garage directly across from the restaurant. First 2 hours parking is complementary and third hour is $1.

  • Public transit

    Metro: White Flint

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day at Caruso's Grocery

    $70.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Our Valentine's Day prix fixe menu is packed with all the standard Caruso's hits and lets you customize your experience! Please reach out to hello@carusosgrocery.com with any questions or if your party is larger than 6 guests. Price is $70 per person (plus tax & gratuity). NOTE: A cancellation fee of $25 per person may be charged if your reservation is canceled within 48 hours of your reservation. Additionally, we will not be offering an a la carte menu option — ONLY the prix fixe menu will be served.

What 86 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Service inconsistent but food delicious. Had to ask twice for bread, more tea, sweetener
  2. DS

    DSC23

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    I thought the food was fine but nothing special, kind of like Bravo or Brio but with much worse service. The space is nice. Took 20 minutes to get our drink order and they were out of the antipasti martini. Appetizer actually arrived before the drinks. Then they ran out of the eggplant. This was at 7 pm on Sunday btw. After we finally got our entrées no one came by to check on us for 20 more minutes. I can't really complain too much because they were very apologetic about the eggplant and took my wife's pasta off the bill even though we didn't ask for anything. But it's unlikely we'll be back.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    We enjoyed the capital hill location and were looking forward to trying the new location at Pike and Rose. The service was so bad it ruined a great meal. The servers seemed really confused and had a difficult time. The general manager tried to make up for things, but the meal was already ruined.
  4. PF

    PotomacFoody

    Washington DC

    85 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    85 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We had a 5 pm reservation - food didn’t come til 6:30! We told them when we sat that we needed to be out for an event at 6:30. Ended up having to pack the food to go. Not a single thing was removed from the bill as a small courtesy. Poor customer service. Our server was nice and it wasn’t her fault but the manager could have made some accommodation in the bill since he came to apologize to us. Really unbelievable.
  5. JS

    JonS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Have to say that I was underwhelmed. The waitress was good but they didn’t seat us for our 7:15 reservation until 7:45 and seemingly forgot about us until we said something. Was excited to try the food after it was ranked in the top 20 best restaurants in Washingtonian. The pasta was from a box and not anything that you can’t make at home and the rest was fine. Maybe they’re still working out the kinks and the DC location is better.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    From the moment we walked in the front person seemed a little clueless. We were taken to our table which was right next to the kitchen and there were plenty of open tables. We asked to be moved and they did accommodate us. Went downhill from there- the table next to us received their check and didn’t know there was a 3% service charge added for back of house staff(it is stated on the menu) but he told us the service was terrible. Boy, was he right! The waitress took our drink order, 1/2 hour went by and no drinks as everyone around us who came in after us got drinks and bread basket. We kept asking for our drinks and even the manager came by, still no drinks. We ordered our meal- salad came out and then another one came out(they didn’t realize they served ours already). Still waiting for drinks and we asked for ice in the beginning- still no ice. The waitress was definitely not attentive- barely saw her. We asked for bread- finally came out wrapped in a soaking wet napkin. Food finally came out- it was meh! Nothing special and everyone around us had the same comment. I told my husband to leave 5% tip bc the service was terrible and inattentive. But he was generous to leave 10%. We were already paying 3% so 5% was enough. Wouldn’t go back. Must do better with waitstaff
  7. a

    andoc

    Washington DC

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit to Caruso’s and the first for dinner. Fabulous service by attentive and kind staff. Now the food - really really good .
  8. RT

    RyanT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service! Our server was very helpful, and multiple other employees checked on us as well.
  9. KM

    KennyM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good. The restaurant is new and has a few service kinks that need to be worked out but I will definitely return. The wine and spirits program needs improving.
  10. JM

    JenniferM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    I was disappointed overall. The food was salty and I was just expecting more
  11. TM

    TulaneMom20878

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went before a show at Strathmore. The food was excellent, thoroughly enjoyed my linguini with clam sauce, just the right balance of briny, lemony, creamy deliciousness! Hubby loved his chicken parm, gigantic portion. My dirty martini was so smoooooth. Save room for the tiramisu! Really great customer service!
  12. F

    Fabo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It’s my favorite Italian restaurant. Simply phenomenal experience every time.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great dining experience ! From the anti- pasti, main course, cocktails and the dessert !!! We will be back again!!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We’re happy to have one of our favorite Italian restaurants open in Pike and Rose. We look forward to coming back in a couple months once they’ve settled in.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    277 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    277 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great spot for lunch at Pike & Rose. Pasta, of course, was spectacular. Caesar salad A++++ Meatball appetizer excellent. Love the ambiance.
  16. m

    maxw

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely wait staff; food was excellent
  17. MC

    MichaelC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a great find—a new old school Italian place, with classic dishes like spaghetti and meatballs and eggplant parm, done with up to date flair.
  18. RB

    RandyB

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and service will get me to go back but the sound level (very noisy) will limit the friends with whom I can dine there.
  19. N

    Natalie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We went to celebrate a birthday and I informed the waiter. They did nothing to make the occasion special. I ordered an espresso martini and it tasted as if it was premade the bartender didn’t show the drink enough (no foam). The old fashioned drink was not whisky, it was scotch with no cherry and too much bitters. Our server not once asked us how our drinks were. we ordered the calamari which was a good quantity. The shrimp scampi was tasty and came out hot. The chicken parm came out cold which mad it underwhelming. The place is new so the bartenders need to be trained and waiters should be trained on improving their service.
  20. AC

    AnthonyC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, very busy, fun view of the kitchen from our table. Tiramisu was a treat and all pastas ordered were delicious.
  21. A

    Anne

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Went back for the chicken parmigiana but it wasn’t very good this time. The restaurant is LOUD!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Speaking rose was a great accompaniment to our meal. Started with the Caesar salad, shared two pastas and then the chicken parm. We didn’t save room for dessert, but it sounded great!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The food is very average if that good. The table bread was hard and stale. The pastas were average but way too saucy. The portions are small. And my kids’ meals were not very good. So many other way more delicious places to go to. This is definitely not worth it.
  24. ZP

    ZP001

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    The salad and garlic bread were tasty but the main dish (spicy Neopolitan ragu) was a tad too salty. There was a table nearby with unruly children that ran amok and shouted which ruined my dining experience. In contrast there was another table with a young family with well behaved children. There seemed to be one server for the four tables - she worked pretty efficiently and only needed nudges for to-go boxes and the check once she delivered the boxes.
  25. WJ

    WJReviews

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    The food was great, but the service was mediocre (e.g., inconsistent and very slow) and parking was surprisingly challenging. We would not return to this location. The DC location is much better across the board.
  26. LQ

    LesQ

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    This place is a great addition to Pike and Rose! The food was great, the drinks were delicious. The service was slow, but it was a busy Friday night. It is definitely a lively busy place. Will definitely be back!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great little Italian spot for lunch. The meatballs were authentic, fresh pasta was perfectly al dente and the house spritz cocktail with a hint of cinnamon was a real treat. Give yourself plenty of time to find a parking spot as pike and rose has limited and congested parking options. We look forward to going back for lunch AND dinner soon! Excellent meal 😋
  28. KN

    KNeff

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow !! The general manager is absolutely incredible. Next level Customer service
  29. JN

    JoelN

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food and great service. My family and I went on Christmas Eve and my wife and I loved it so much we went back two weeks later for date night. Great place. Only wish they had a more extensive menu, but from what we’ve had, everything they do have is fantastic.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, great atmosphere, kind and attentive service. Perfect evening. Buccantinj Ragu dish amazing, trout was great, the linguini with clams in wine sauce was delightful. The mushroom pasta was wonderful. The appetizers calamari and the burrata was amazing. Would recommend to friends but we also went at 5:00pm and it was quiet and pleasant. As we were leaving the music was pumped up to a 10 so if you’re not into the loud music go earlier.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Very nice wait staff.
  32. SD

    SamanthaD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 recommend this place! Real authentic italian food. The Ragu was incredible (asked for extra spicy!). We also got the chicken parm, burrata, and Caesar salad - all were excellent. Great atmosphere - pretty crowded, and space is large and not too dark. Waitstaff was kind, helpful and friendly even though they were slammed busy. Happy to have this place in the neighboorhood!
  33. I

    Iowa

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    A "red sauce" Italian restaurant. Food and service were fine; wine offering was over-priced for an unimpressive chianti. Very loud. If you elect to eat here, make sure to avoid the booths unless you are small in stature. Our friend could not fit into the booth. Also, when you try to locate the restaurant, the outdoor signage highlights "Owens," which we assume is a "sister" restaurant although that is not clear. Very confusing.
  34. JG

    JeffG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They really made my mom’s 80th birthday very special! The food was amazing, every dish we had was terrific. The server and GM were very kind to her for her birthday! She is still talking about how much she loved it there :)
  35. MS

    MatthewS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    The service was below par and the manager on duty was unfriendly and borderline rude
  36. LS

    LindaS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Caruso’s grocery and literally find any excuse to go there. We are always treated well and the food is always great!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    We were looking forward to trying out a new restaurant. We went late at 8:45 and were seated promptly. The service was extremely slow and one of the management staff asked how was our meal? We said we were not served. He promptly got our food, but did not apologize for the slowness of the service.
  38. BF

    BarbaraF

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend Caruso’s for dinner. Food was delicious and everything came out hot. Definitely looking forward to going back.
  39. JS

    JeremyS

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was very impressed. The fish was delicate and the ragu with fresh bucatini was very well made. I will definitely come back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! Superb Italian comfort food with a nice ambiance to boot! Service was spectacular! Very enjoyable experience and looking forward to returning.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Caruso's Grocery - Pike & Rose using the Order Online button. Caruso's Grocery - Pike & Rose also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 245-1226.

Caruso's Grocery - Pike & Rose is rated 4.5 stars by 86 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Caruso's Grocery - Pike & Rose

11820 Trade St, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Additional information

  • Cross street

    corner rockville pike and old georgetown road

  • Neighborhood

    North Bethesda

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Market Cuisine, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking available in the covered garage directly across from the restaurant. First 2 hours parking is complementary and third hour is $1.

  • Public transit

    Metro: White Flint

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (301) 245-1226

  • Private party facilities

    Caruso's Grocery Pike and Rose offers private and semi private dining spaces for intimate groups of 12 up to large property buyouts for 125 guests, including a private dinning room that seats up to 14 people.

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Melby: (844) 575-6167

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