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Pines of Rome

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4709 Hampden Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814-2909
+1 301-657-8775
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Visited Pines of Rome in Bethesda for dinner. My veal marsala was tough and not particularly flavorable. My wife's veal francais was tasteless and came with no sauce. The marinara sauce on the pasta was watery. Bottom line, I can't recommend.

1 Thank Robert R
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

For the past 30 years, off and on I have visited the Pines of Rome. I was first introduced to this place in the 1980s by my brother who used to be a bike messenger in DC. We would come on the weekends and wait in the long lines. Today I was in town for business and happened on at... More 

Thank Jill M
Kent, Ohio
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were in Bethesda as tourists. We had pasta carbonara, and ravioli, with an antipasto salad The carbonara and the ravioli were both classic and delicious. The antipasto had iceberg lettuce, but there was also tuna, cheese, salami, mordatella, olives, radishes, and carrots, We had an Italian beer and the house red wine Not haute cuisine, but a very tasty... More 

Thank kafderwin
Bethesda, Maryland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

usually go there every week love the place. wide choice of good food including fresh fish ,pasta, pizza, salads could be better but often get caprese instead which is very good if tomatoes are in season. good selection of appetizers including specials of the day. have never had a bad meal here. soft shell crabs are terrific with side of... More 

Thank carole s
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Alway something interesting off the menu. Also a place to get great comfort food. Marco makes sure that you eat well.

Thank Fred B
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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97 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

My husband and I just had dinner at Pines of Rome. We used to come here often with a neighbor but had not visited in a few years since the neighbor passed away. They still have simple but delicious food. The flounder was perfectly cooked, enough for 2 people and came with a large serving of spaghetti with tomato sauce.... More 

Thank Edgeworth66
Dayton, Ohio
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

This little restaurant is a bit hidden in Bethesda, but it is worth your time to find it. Don't be put off by the lack of fancy tables, chairs, table clothes and wall decorations. You come for the food! The food is excellent authentic Italian. Marinara is thin and flavorful. It is not the usual American sweet and thick stuff.... More 

Thank Michael B
Germantown, Maryland
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193 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Have not been here in a long time. This place has survived here in ever changing Bethesda for a reason. Very good Italian food done right at a reasonable price. The veal, seafood, and pasta dishes were all very good. The freshness and seasonings are done right. Have I had better Italian food yes. But when in Bethesda pines is... More 

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Food was ok. Lasagna wasn't really lasagna. It was a pile of meat and sauce with a little bit of noodles and cheese. Not a restaurant for children.

Thank Amyrph11
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent food! White pizza especially. Coming from an Italian family it's hard to find a good spot for great Italian food. These guys nailed it!!!😃

Thank Robert B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4709 Hampden Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814-2909
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-657-8775

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?