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LIA'S

4.5
2875 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
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 featuring Bottomless Mimosas and every Wednesday for half price wines. Don't miss our seasonal menus, Weekly Specials, 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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Cuisines
Italian, Comfort Food, American
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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
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
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 party@chefgeoff.com.
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Private party contact
Amy Foster: (202) 706-7326
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Catering
LIA'S provides office catering for all businesses within a three block radius. Contact our event coordinator at party@chefgeoff.com
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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 www.chefgeoff.com.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mother's Day with us! We offer wonderful patio dining and what more could a mom want than Bottomless Mimosas for Brunch!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 2875 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food and service. Will return

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Sunset dinner is a great value. Was not busy initially and we had a great waitress (Dulguun). Once it got full, it became a bit noisy. Food was great (Chicken parmesan and trout). Deserts came with the deal, were excellent, but we were oo full by then. A neighborhood favorite.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service, very personable and client focused staff. Coupled with the food selection, this is the place to visit

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Good food, great service, a little too loud!

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3.0Dined on April 17, 2018

It was too noisy to have a conversation. Great food, great service, unpleasant setting for spending time with a friend.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Smoked mozzarella and pea agnolotti was excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

What a terrific find! Lia's is part of the Chef Geoff's family, so I expected the food to be wonderful and was not disappointed. We had 5 people with different eating habits, and the menu was able to satisfy each of us. Several of us took advantage of the "Sunset Special," which offers three courses for $27.95 from 4:00-6:30 nightly (weekends, too).

The special of Watermelon Gazpacho with Honeyed-Almond Crostini was very special indeed! All the pastas are house made and it shows; my husband loved his linguine and meatballs. A friend loved the Wild Mushroom Ravioli. Very fresh fish (one served with a clam-shell rose). Great salad choices. Wonderful pizzas (I had an Asparagus/Lemon Ricotta/Prosciutto pizza that was even yummy as a leftover. (The summery Peach sangria couldn't have been fresher, either.) I am looking forward to going back to try the Ricotta Gnudi with Maine Lobster.

Yum!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I love having brunch at Lia’s! They have so many brunch choices as well as regular lunch food. Great staff. The General Manager (Joshua), I believe, stopped by and told us about their new menu changes. Will be back soon for dinner to try the new hanger steak he has beautifully described to us.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always very good at Lia’s: interesting food choices, well-prepared and good service. Except failed to finish with birthday recognition despite same-day request.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great local restaurant that never fails to please. This time we had the rigatoni bolonese with a well matched Chianti. Generous portion. Good desserts.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Average, but then we are stuffy & from California.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We were celebrating our teen's 18th birthday, and she chose Lia's for her birthday dinner. She enjoyed that her name appeared in chalk on the birthday wall by the hostess stand. This is our 5th time dining at Lia's since January. It's become a family favorite!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great service and easy parking!!!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had Easter brunch here and they were able to accommodate a large crowd and the service was great despite being busy. I liked that they validate parking and are in a very convenient location. I wish it was a little warmer so we could have eaten outside on the nice patio.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Service was great. Parking and location was great. Menu selections good. The Fritata was not well seasoned, but the donuts were exceptional. Reserved a table for 4, changed the reservation to 5. Thought the reservation was updated to 5, but when we got there, it wasn't. They added a chair to a table for 4. It worked b/c there was no one seated next to us.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Love the food, love the service, but I just don't get the plywood ambiance in the rear room with some painted letters on it. Does not come close to matching the food and service. Ambiance in the rear room is not good, staring at plywood sheets with a weak attempt to fancy them up with green paint/lettering. But I'll still come back.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The restaurant did not let me know at the time of reservation that they were just going to have brunch on Easter. We went there for the regular menu. The server was apathetic, slow, and acted as if she'd rather be elsewhere. A very disappointing experience.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Brunch was fabulous

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The food was very good, as usual, and the service was terrific--thank you Jack!!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The first spring day and we were able to sit outside! Tables are spaced far enough apart that you don't feel on top of one another. The burger was cooked perfectly.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The food was particularly good on this visit. Service always good. Noise level a bit high. May reserve a later time for the next visit!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Excellent lunch menu, service, quality of food and easy/near business locations... have been there multiple times and will continue to go back!

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Our waiter was very attentive without interfering with out meal. He was excellent and noticed when I may need a refill on my drink. We decided to share the meal. The spinach salad was simple and fresh. The calamari was very good. CG Burger was a bit dry at medium rare but was made of quality beef. Overall it was good with an excellent waiter and staff. We would go there again if we are in the area but would not take a trip just for the meal. We would also tell our friends about Lia's. Since this was the first time we dined there, we can't say that there are not excellent meals on the menu.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Any of the Chef Geoff's restaurants are reliable and delicious. Lia's was a great brunch option for those who do not like the large generic buffet. Many choices for both breakfast and lunch options. Servers are attentive and make sure you are happy with your meal. Validated parking is a plus because there is limited street parking in Friendship Heights.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Excellent food and service. Good menu selection with a very good wine and cocktail selection.

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2.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Meal started off well enough, but the restaurant was also fairly empty. It quickly filled and as it did, it seems as though my level of customer service faltered. I was a single diner & as my server got more of her tables seated, I became an afterthought.
That said, the food was pretty tasty. I was only disappointed in the fact that their website was advertising a dessert that was no longer available! It was definitely a major part of the reason I chose to dine there. Overall, good food, but would hesitate to dine there alone again for fear of being neglected.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Lunch with a friend on a Thursday. good size crowd but not too loud. great service, attentive waiter, surprisingly reasonably priced. thanks!

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

we like it for lunch— too noisy for us at dinner

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We had to wait about 20 minutes after our reservation time. They were packed and the service was very slow - had to ask to have water brought. Very noisy, but that was fine with us as we had a two year old with us. The food was OUTSTANDING! Best Brussels sprouts ever! Will go back.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Excellent meal and service. Mushroom ravioli was the best!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Delicious food with excellent service. From casual to gourmet choices there is something for everyone on the menu.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The lunch was very good. I had the rainbow trout fillet the other guest has the pecan crusted salmon. Both were very tasty and well presented. Service was excellent. Altogether a good experience.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Went after lunch hour, got seated immediately. Prompt service. Good interaction with staff

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The staff is friendly and attentive, I really appreciate that. My drink (sidecar) was excellent. I had the ricotta and pear raviolini with duck ragout. The ragout was tasty but the raviolini were so tiny that their flavor didn’t really come through. I think regular size ravioli with more filling and a stronger cheese (Gorgonzola?) would be nice. I’d order the dish again if they changed it a little.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We dined at the restaurant at the recommendation of friends and our meals were even better than advertised. We started with the Bruschetta topped with gorgonzola, prosciutto and fig jelly. The slices of bread were large and piled high with prosciutto. I ordered the rigatoni Bolognese and my wife the sweet potato gnocchi. Both meals were delicious - the sauces rich, tasty and thick with plenty of meat in the Bolognese sauce. The only negative was the service which was unfriendly and perfunctory. I didn't feel like leaving a tip but was generous because of the quality of the meals.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I ordered a steak from the healthy menu. It was tough and chewy and not worth $28. Disappointing, Lia's.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Terrific food and service, as usual! And we appreciated being seated in the back room which was much quieter. Another lovely dinner at Lia’s!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Really great food, ambiance and service! The pre-6:30 specials are really a good bargain, but cooking is excellent and imaginative!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Fabulous food! Service was spotty, as I had to keep searching for anyone to assist.
However, the food was superb and we will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Had a nice dinner with my parents and my family on a Sunday night. Service was great and we all enjoyed our meals!

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