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For 2
Sat, 2/24
7:30 PM
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Booked 44 times today


2834 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Casual (39)
  • Neighborhood Gem (32)
  • Good for Birthdays (29)
Voted The Best Restaurant in Chevy Chase by readers of Bethesda Magazine! Enjoy Chef Geoff's genuine hospitality and casual cuisine with an Italian flair. Come for a glass of wine, hand tossed pizzas, fresh pasta, or charcuterie and cheese, and the result will be the same. You'll be back for more. Join us on the Weekend for brunch and every Wednesday for half price wines. Don't miss our seasonal menus, Weekly Specials, Weekend Brunch every Saturday and Sunday, Half Price Wine Night every Wednesday, Happy Hour daily from 3:00pm to 7:00pm and all day on Monday and Tuesday, or our beautiful patio offering some of the best outdoor dining in the area. We also offer private parties (including private cooking classes), and offsite catering for any occasion (We also deliver with DoorDash!). We look forward to welcoming you soon! Cheers! Chef Geoff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Italian, Comfort Food, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday-Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Bar open to midnight daily.

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Phone number
(240) 223-5427
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Take your guests to Italy! A party at LIA'S is a trip to Italy: delicious, warm, and fun. Whether a small seated event or a large cocktail reception, we can accommodate groups of all sizes. Our private wine room seats 49 and the entire restaurant can be reserved for as many as 250. Our patio offers unique outdoor space for entertaining groups in the spring, summer, and fall. For menus and more information, please contact our Private Event Director, Amy Foster, at
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Private party contact
Amy Foster: (202) 706-7326
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LIA'S provides office catering for all businesses within a three block radius. Contact our event coordinator at
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Cross street
Wisconsin Avenue
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Parking details
All Day on Weekends and After 5 PM During Week: FREE parking with validation in lot under the restaurant (Colonial Parking Garage on The Hills Plaza Rd). After getting out of your car, look for Office Elevators and take to the first floor. During week, before 5, we offer reduced rate parking with validation.
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Public transit
Friendship Heights metro (red line) located 1 block away on cross streets Western Avenue and Wisconsin Avenue. Walk one block north on Wisconsin Avenue to Willard and we are at 4435 Willard Avenue in the Ritz-Carlton building. Look for our outdoor patio and red awnings.
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Special events & promotions
LIA'S hosts numerous specials events, including wine dinners, beer dinners, cooking classes and more. To receive information regarding our next special event sign up for our newsletter at
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2834 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLili (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great neighborhood restaurant. Pleasant, good service. They accommodated requests of changes to my order.
We come often and enjoy it.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Not the best experience, our server went away for few minutes without checking on us, table was not the best and food was okay, but nothing special.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Went for my sister's birthday brunch, first time for all of us. Parking is very convenient and was free with validation which always makes the experience better. Service was outstanding, and food was plentiful for cost, beautifully presented, and delicious. I would like to try this place for dinner sometime. Brunch had a good crowd, but the restaurant is nicely configured. Everything from coffee and mimosas, to the delicious bread, to the main entrees were wonderful. Highly recommend for a special occasion.

vipJeanetteC (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Lia's has become one of our local favorites. We arrived 1 hour earlier than our Open Table reservation, and the manager was gracious enough to try to accommodate us. We settled in at the bar to wait for our friends and were pleasantly surprised that a table had been located on a Saturday night. The food was delicious and our server was awesome. Our kids were sad that they weren't invited to our dinner party as they looked forward to returning to Lias. Highly recommend this Chevy Chase gem.

BoMur (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Lia's is a favorite - never disappoints! Very interesting takes on traditional cuisine.

DreamFactory (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Fantastic food at each course with excellent cocktails and superb service

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Like the ambiance, decent food not great, good service. Enjoyed it overall but didn't blow us away.

vipStaceyM (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We went for Valentine's Day - which happened to fall on a Wednesday, which is Lia's half price bottle night, so we got some great bubbly to go with our meal. The food is really good. Lia's had a V-Day menu of Oyster Rockerfeller, Lobster Tortellini and a 12oz ribeye in cognac and blue cheese sauce - all very delicious. We also got an order of the fried calamari starter, which is one of my favorites, perfectly crispy and not oily! We shared an apple crostata for dessert, which was delicious! I love Lia's it is such good value for such great food. Good ambiance, always friendly service.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was rather uninspired particularly for the price (e.g. the ribeye was underseasoned, poorly seared, and oversauced and the potato-parsnip puree was flavorless). The music was too loud and the two-seaters felt so crammed together that there was no real opportunity for an intimate conversation that could not be easily overheard especially because we had to raise our voices to hear each other over the music. We were itching to leave rather than linger and order dessert and coffee. Two bright spots: the corn chowder was exceptional and the music playlist, despite being too loud, was great fun.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

One rider late

vipJeanetteC (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Really enjoying this hidden gem! Look forward to our next visit!

Lizzie (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Food terrific and waiter very attentive. Requested and got a very quiet table in back room - perfect for conversation.

DavidA (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Terrific service. Two people in our party (including me) had birthdays that night, and the evening was wonderful, in no small part because of the service, promptness of delivery, good recommendations and amenities. Would definitely recommend Lia's to anyone.

vipTheBuffalo (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Always reliable for an excellent dinner, with attentive service and excellent wine!

run4food (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Nice, casual dining. Friendly service. Good food. The noise level was low and allowed us to have a nice conversation with a friend we haven't seen in awhile. An enjoyable experience that was worth the 45 minute drive.