Neighborhood Eats: Cesco Trattoria
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Cesco Trattoria
Address: 7401 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-654-8333
Neighborhood: Bethesda/Glen Echo
Cuisines: Italian
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 5:30 to 10 PM, Friday 5:30 to 10:30 PM, Saturday 5 to 10:30 PM, and Sunday 5 to 9:30 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Bethesda
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Upscale Casual
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Bruschetta with cannellini beans; panzanella salad; rabbit stew; braised osso buco; T-bone lamb chop over lentils and sautéed vegetables; fish specials, which change regularly.

Chef Francesco Ricchi recently opened the splashier D’Acqua on Pennsylvania Avenue, but he’s still a presence at Cesco, his romantic ten-year-old spot on a quiet Bethesda corner. Ricchi brought his family’s Tuscan cuisine to Washington when he opened downtown DC’s I Ricchi in the late 1980s. At Cesco, focus on rustic dishes such as bruschetta with cannellini beans, hearty panzanella, a big veal chop, and any of the mostly house-made pastas.

-March, 2008 

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