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Wildwood Italian Cuisine (aka Geppetto's)

130 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Kid-friendly
  • Great for Lunch

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Wildwood Italian Cuisine's is brought to you by the same chef and owners of Bethesda's beloved Geppetto's award-winning pizza and Italian food for the last 30 years - but with some new modern twists.

Wildwood Italian Cuisine offers a love affair between all that is American and all that is Italian. Our restaurant was the first in the area to introduce the thick-crusted Sicilian pizza with its inch high homemade crust. The menu also includes favorites such as homemade pastas, seafood selections, and a wide assortment of delicious entrees.

Come enjoy our Fiesta Pizza with black beans and avocado, or try our Meat Lover's Sicilian Pizza with ground beef, bacon, spicy sausage, prosciutto ham and pepperoni!

Throwing a party? Consider our private event room with flat screen TVs.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Italian, American, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(301) 493-9230
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Can't make it over and have your meal with us? That's ok, let us bring your meal to you. With a delivery area including Bethesda, Chevy Chase, parts of Potomac and Rockville our drivers will get your order to you accurately and quickly. In addition to our regular menu, we also offer a wide variety of pre-planned options on our Luncheon menu. All come hassle free, in large self serve containers complete with drinks and cookies. Mix and match menus to make the perfect office gathering or meeting. For delivery or pickup. 6 person minimum.
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Cross street
Democracy Blvd
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Parking details
Free on-site parking.
Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
3.7  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGGBB (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2017

Ver nice neighborhood restaurant. Very pleasant and comfortable. Great service. Delicious food.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2017

Was there when big group filled the restaurant. Nevertheless, they accommodated a wheelchair, provided good service (couldn't have been nicer), and great white pizza .
Overall, a good experience, particularly the staff.

vipCojo (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 2, 2017

I like the ambiance and location of this little restaurant and have been happy there before. This time I ordered the Santa Fe pizza, which was disappointing and not cheap.

vipKerbie (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

It is always a bit unnerving to be presented with a $65 prix fixe menu unexpectedly. We should have been warned by Open Table.

Service was not on par with those prices. Big screen TV was turned on to football game. What?!?

vipPTownDiner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2016

We went to Geppetto's for Christmas Eve with family. The location was conveniently located close to the beltway. As it was in a strip mall we didn't have high expectations but it turned out to be a very nice find that I would go back to on future visits to the area. The staff was very attentive but not overly so. The food selections were a good variety of Italian dishes. The food itself was very good. Everyone in our party of 8 enjoyed their meals. They had a nice wine list (but I am not a wine drinker) and those that did drink enjoyed their selections. The ambiance of the restaurant was very nice too. I loved the Geppetto theme. I recommend for a nice meal with family. It would be perfectly suitable for business as well. Enjoy!

Hungrygirl (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 13, 2016

We enjoyed another good meal here. Both ordered the Gorgonzola and pepper burger-- medium rare. It might have been more on the rare side, but was delicious. Quick service and a very low noise level made it a very welcome outing.

Sandra (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 3, 2016

It may be because it is in an alley but we seem to always be able to find a table, which is great, so I don't want to spoil it.
Food and service is very good. Definitely not a swinging place but understated and quiet with a very varied menu.

vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on November 12, 2016

Good food and large portions. Excellent quality, fairly large space, good parking.

vipschoupped (Oklahoma City)
4.0  Dined on October 22, 2016

This place was good. The atmosphere was extremely tacky, but I got sense that they're well aware of that and choose to embrace it.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on October 9, 2016

An excellent surprise. We were heading to Strathmore after our meal and picked the restaurant for it's location. The food was very good and the price was right. I will come again.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on September 29, 2016

The appetizer (bruschetta) was a mixed bag of good (shrimps) and bad (thick and chewy bread). I wanted a pizza and got lost in the complexity of pizza description: I selected the wrong one, a deep pizza with very thick crust on which I nearly choked...My mistake but the restaurant would be well advised to simplify the choice of pizzas. Our server took good care of us. Kind of disappointing overall.

karen (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on August 21, 2016

Love this place. We go here for family get togethers

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on August 20, 2016

Delicious, classic Italian food. Nothing modern, but well priced, delicious food without too many frills or ambiance. Definitely a great place for a somewhat casual meal

HelloK (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on April 15, 2016

But this time the waiter was perfunctory, never came back to offer refills on drinks, check that the food came out properly etc. Had a hard time getting his attention for the check. The restaurant was only about 2/3 full, and there were many other servers, so not sure why this guy was so inattentive. Disappointing for a place that I enjoy and with usually very nice service.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on March 15, 2016

Took a client for lunch. Fantastic decor. Very rustic and old world. Nice looking bar, though we didn't stop to enjoy it. The food was very good, though I couldn't bring myself to order a $10 bow of soup. Nice place. Will definitely go back

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on March 7, 2016

Food bit good service regular ffffffffccfffgfgggggggffffgg you can t obligue me to write more

vipMarieMicheleL (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on March 5, 2016

Love the food; second time I dined at Wildwood Italian Cuisine; told my friend that service was slow (from my previous visit). They must have heard me as they brought out the appetizers before the drinks and halfway through the appetizers announced that the entrees were ready! Felt rushed and the restaurant was not even busy.

vipHungryKev (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Wildwood is always wonderful. We went for Valentine's Day and had the most amazing lamb shank and steak. All the give you to cut the steak with is a butter knife...because it's so tender that's all you need. The lamb didn't even need the knife. It fell right off the bone.
We love this place and recommend it to all our friends.

corgigirl (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2016

I was unable to join my dining partner until much later. She was seated at a window table and well-attended receiving very solicitous attention from our waitress. She placed my order for me once I was nearby; my arrival was further delayed, so the waitress voluntarily took my entree back and reheated it; once I arrived it was returned to our table at perfect temperature. We couldn't have been more pleased with the service we received that evening. We typically dine here before heading to Round House theater for a play, and we always enjoy the food and appreciate the quiet ambiance at this restaurant.

BonnieF (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2016

There was one problem. The name. We initially went to the wrong "Wildwood Restaurant!" There are two Wildwoods in the same shopping center.