Cesco Trattoria

7401 Woodmont Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814


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 11 AM - 3 PM and 5 to 9 PM.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Bethesda

Price Range: Moderate

Dress: Informal

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.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups

Scene: Food Specials, Outdoor Seating

Happy Hour Details:
4 - 7 PM

Happy Hour Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

Neighborhood Eats: Cesco Trattoria

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