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The 7 Best Italian Restaurants Near Bethesda

Updated: September 21, 2022

Feel like a wood-fired pizza or fresh pasta? Best head over to one of these great Italian spots in Bethesda. Don’t waste time agonizing, we analyzed millions of reviews to bring you the best Italian options in Bethesda. Pick one of these Bethesda eateries and enjoy delectable tiramisu or sip on Italian Chianti - your choice!

Find the perfect Italian restaurant

Trattoria Sorrento

Italian, $$, BethesdaItalian, $$Bethesda, Woodmont Triangle
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Olazzo

Italian, $$, BethesdaItalian, $$Bethesda, Woodmont Triangle
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

La Panetteria Ristorante

Italian, $$, BethesdaItalian, $$Bethesda, Woodmont Triangle
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Alatri Bros.

Pizza, $$, BethesdaPizza, $$Bethesda, Woodmont Triangle
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

North Italia - McLean

Italian, $$, McLeanItalian, $$McLean
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

LIA'S

Italian, $$, Chevy ChaseItalian, $$Chevy Chase
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Dominic's Italian Grille

Pizza, $$, Silver SpringPizza, $$Silver Spring
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0

How did we curate these results?

Picking the right Italian restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We analyzed 16302 Bethesda restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Bethesda restaurant reviews, and 518 lists and articles – looking closely at what had to say – and applied our boam magic. These spots have been featured in . Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

FAQ

Trattoria Sorrento is the highest-rated Italian restaurant for dessert in Bethesda.

Gregorio's Trattoria, Trattoria Sorrento, and Olazzo are some of the highest-rated late-night Italian spots in Bethesda.

Gregorio's Trattoria, Trattoria Sorrento, and Olazzo are the highest-rated Italian restaurants that are good for groups in Bethesda.

Gregorio's Trattoria, Trattoria Sorrento, and Olazzo are the highest-rated Italian restaurants that serve breakfast in Bethesda.

Gregorio's Trattoria, Trattoria Sorrento, and Olazzo are vegetarian-friendly Italian restaurants in Bethesda.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for your marinara meatball

    When ordering marinara meatball, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Italian Chianti, a popular red wine.

Did you know?

  • A typical drink from Italy

    Should you find yourself on the streets of Italy be sure to sample the local campari one of the country's most classic and popular drinks!

  • Full of lasagne

    In 2020, Leah Shutkever became the world-record holder for the most lasagneeaten after eating 13 ounces in one sitting. This took place in Redditch, The United Kingdom.

  • Celebrating Italian

    Why don’t you try something new this year and head to the Battle of the Oranges Festival in Italy? Take part in the food fight with oranges competition or just enjoy the festival as a whole. We recommend it!

Parking information

There’s nothing like finding the perfect parking spot right away when you’re going out for a meal. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Italian spot.

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