4948 Fairmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Neighborhood: Bethesda/Glen Echo
Open daily 11:30 to 10:30.
Nearby Metro Stops: Bethesda
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Upscale Casual
Noise Level: Intimate
Lasagna Bolognese; grilled snapper; veal Marsala; veal Milanese.
Starters, $4 to $12; main courses, $14 to $30.
With faux vines and terra-cotta floors, the string of small dining rooms at this Bethesda fixture feels like a hidden grotto on the Amalfi coast. Like the atmosphere, the cooking is old-style Italian. There are reliable plates of lasagna Bolognese, grilled snapper (often the fish special of the day), and tender veal dishes—especially the Marsala and Milanese.