Positano Ristorante

4948 Fairmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814


Neighborhood: Bethesda/Glen Echo

Cuisines: Italian

Opening Hours:
Open daily 11:30 to 10:30.

Nearby Metro Stops: Bethesda

Price Range: Moderate

Dress: Upscale Casual

Noise Level: Intimate

Reservations: Recommended


Best Dishes:
Lasagna Bolognese; grilled snapper; veal Marsala; veal Milanese.

Price Details:
Starters, $4 to $12; main courses, $14 to $30.

Neighborhood Eats: Positano Ristorante

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.

-March, 2008