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Pines of Rome

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4709 Hampden Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814-2909
+1 301-657-8775
Today
11:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pines of Rome is a Bethesda Classic. The food is plentiful and delicious. The pastas are filling and cooked just right. The White pizza is the best in the area. This is an inexpensive restaurant with great food and service.

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Thank sweem2017
maryland
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105 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this restaurant is not "spiffy and slick" it has good, "red tablecloth" Italian food. The white pizza is the BEST around. The red peppers appetizer is very good. We have enjoyed delicious grilled flounder, eggplant parm and sausage and peppers. Good basic, Old-school Ialian food.

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New York City, New York
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is run down, it is obvious that they have not spent any money on maintenance for years. The waiters are not very nice. The spaghetti carbonara was subpar. Only good thing was the generous bread portions and tomato sauce.

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Thank Daniel P
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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.

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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 

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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 

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Thank kafderwin
Bethesda, Maryland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Thank carole s
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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.

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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 

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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?