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Cesco Osteria

4.2
4.2
1230 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

CESCO OSTERIA is open for indoor and outdoor dining 12-9pm Mon-Fri, 5-9 Sat. Closed Sundays. Cesco Osteria combines unparalleled Tuscan-inspired cuisine from multi-award winning Chef Francesco Ricchi. CESCO offers casual and white tablecloth dining options as well as lounge-style seating, plus the spectacular Terrazzo CESCO for unique al fresco dining and libations.
For over 30 years Chef Ricchi has been dazzling guests with his Italian cuisine. He has earned dozens of awards including Best New Restaurant in the US; Top Twenty-Five Restaurants in North America; Best Italian Restaurant and Zagat Distinction.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (301) 654-8333

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Francesco Ricchi

  • Catering

    Catering and private events available. <br /><br />

  • Private party facilities

    Catering and private events available. Please call for information. 301-654-8333

  • Neighbourhood

    Bethesda / Chevy Chase

  • Cross Street

    Montgomery Lane

  • Parking Details

    Beat Bethesda #39;s parking shortage. and avoid the wind, rain, snow, heat!. Take an elevator to Cesco&#39;s! Located directly underneath the restaurant, 400 parking spaces await our dining public. Take an immediate left off Woodmont Avenue onto North Lane. entrance located 200 feet on the right. Dinner and event parking is $4.00

  • Public Transit

    Metro Accessible, Red Line Bethesda Metro Center <br />Metro Schedule: http://www.wmata.com/rail/schedules.cfm

  • Entertainment

    Co2 Lounge is an upscale theatrical nightspot featuring its own sizzling (literally) DJ booth with unparalleled surround sound and three live entertainment stages, a dramatically lit fashion runway, a unique teatro e galleria that will feature avant garde art and photography exhibits, film screenings and dancing, and elite culinary and beverage creations. A dramatic wall of glass opens onto an intimate outdoor terrazza framed by architectural trellises that double as art displays and 300 glittering overhead festival lights. Co2 Lounge will be the only multi-media, indoor/outdoor social, entertainment, cultural and dining venue of its kind yet in the region. This WiFi hotspot is poised to become “the” after-hours destination to "see and be seen", to imbibe from one of the most extensive mixology menus in the area, and to sample celebrity Chef Francesco Ricchi's award-winning fare.

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Prosciutto di ParmaUS$15.00

    with savory fried dough and tangy stracchino cheese

    • Sautéed jumbo shrimpUS$13.00

      with sicilian caponata and chickpea purée

      • Fresh red beets, goat cheese, arugula, and black olive saladUS$10.00

        drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette

        • Pastry-wrapped portobello mushroomUS$11.00

          fegetables and fontina cheese, topped withgoat cheese, and caramelized onion, served with sweet balsamic reduction

          • AranciniUS$10.00

            traditional savory rice balls, with vegetables and fontina cheese, topped with sun-dried tomato sauce

            • Crispy calamariUS$12.00

              with tomato-aioli sauce

              • Sautéed Maine musselsUS$10.00

                in white wine, tomato, cannellini beans, garlic & fresh herb broth

                • Salad of baby octopus, calamari, and shrimpUS$13.00

                  with black olives, carrots, and celery

                  • Lightly seasoned tower of jumbo lump crabmeatUS$13.00

                    avocado, tomato, and basil

                    • Pancetta-wrapped roasted scallopsUS$12.00

                      served over spinach, goat cheese, and caramelized onions

                      • Antipasto della casaUS$15.00

                        with prosciutto, salame, fire-roasted peppers, fava bean and pecorino crostini & savory fried dough

                        Salad

                        • Fresh arugula and grilled radicchioUS$10.00

                          dressed with lemon, shallot & olive oil, and topped with shaved Tuscan pecorino cheese

                          • Organic mixed greensUS$8.00

                            with light balsamic vinaigrette

                            • Add Roasted Pear and Blue CheeseUS$12.00
                          • Fresh fennel, arugula, oranges & walnutsUS$9.00

                            drizzled with lemon olive oil

                            • Traditional Tuscan panzanellaUS$9.00

                              bread salad with red onions, cucumbers, tomato & basil in a light lemon & extra virgin olive oil dressing

                              • Belgian endive & mesclun greensUS$10.00

                                wrapped in crispy parmesan cheese

                                Soup

                                • RibollitaUS$9.00

                                  classic Tuscan vegetarian stew of 14 different vegetables and bread

                                  Side Dishes

                                  • Sautéed Swiss chardUS$6.00

                                    with garlic & olive oil

                                    • Twice-cooked crispy potatoesUS$6.00

                                      • Tuscan cannellini beansUS$6.00

                                        with red onions & extra virgin olive oil

                                        Pasta

                                        All pasta is homemade unless specified. Gluten-free pasta available upon request ($2 extra.) *Durum wheat pasta from Italy

                                        • Orecchiette*US$14.00

                                          with sausage, broccoli rabe, and cherry tomatoes

                                          • TortelliUS$16.00

                                            stuffed with ricotta & Swiss chard in a butter sage sauce

                                            • Vegetarian lasagnaUS$18.00

                                              with wild mushrooms, mozzarella & ricotta cheese

                                              • Rigatoni*US$17.00

                                                with sautéed mushrooms peas and prosciutto in a light tomato cream sauce

                                                • PappardelleUS$17.00

                                                  wide egg noodles, with Long Island duck sauce

                                                  • Penne*US$15.00

                                                    with eggplant, tomato & ricotta

                                                    • Angel hair*US$13.00

                                                      with fresh tomato & basil

                                                      • RavioloniUS$18.00

                                                        stuffed with butternut squash & ricotta in a mascarpone cheese sauce

                                                        • Squid ink taglioliniUS$21.00

                                                          with shrimp, calamari, asparagus & spicy tomato

                                                          • Seafood linguineUS$21.00

                                                            with shrimp, mussels, scallops, clams, squid & tomato in a white wine sauce

                                                            • Veal stuffed half-moon ravioliUS$16.00

                                                              with Bolognese sauce

                                                              • Potato gnocchiUS$19.00

                                                                baked with mini meatballs, tomato & mozzarella cheese

                                                                Main Course

                                                                • Sautéed chicken breast in a red pepper gorgonzola sauceUS$21.00

                                                                  with cannellini beans and roasted potatoes

                                                                  • TagliataUS$28.00

                                                                    grilled spicy top loin steak, served over grilled Portobello mushrooms and smoked mozzarella with rustic rosemary potatoes

                                                                    • Sautéed veal scaloppiniUS$26.00

                                                                      with melted mozzarella & black truffle sauce

                                                                      • Grilled tender veal porterhouse chopUS$33.00

                                                                        with grilled Mediterranean vegetables & french fries

                                                                        • Prosecco-braised veal osso bucoUS$30.00

                                                                          with gremolata sauce & parmesan risotto

                                                                          • Grilled filet mignon towerUS$32.00

                                                                            layered with eggplant and tomato in a chestnut mushroom sauce, served with twice-cooked crispy potatoes

                                                                            • Braised fresh cod fishUS$26.00

                                                                              with a tomato, black olive, caper and anchovie sauce served over garlic and olive oil capellini pasta

                                                                              • CacciuccoUS$24.00

                                                                                traditional Tuscan bouillabaisse

                                                                                • Grilled whole Mediterranean sea bassUS$30.00

                                                                                  with fresh herbs & garlic, served with stewed baby sweet peas & thyme

                                                                                  • Grilled marinated lamb tenderloinUS$30.00

                                                                                    served with braised lentils and grilled vegetables

                                                                                    • Red-wine-braised beef short ribsUS$26.00

                                                                                      served with mixed spring vegetables & mashed potatoes

                                                                                      • Sautéed fresh Atlantic salmonUS$25.00

                                                                                        on a bed of spinach, goat cheese & sweet onion

                                                                                        • Herb-crusted chicken paillardUS$19.00

                                                                                          with grilled Mediterranean vegetables drizzled with lemon olive oil

                                                                                          • Sautéed jumbo lump crab cakesUS$32.00

                                                                                            with lemon butter sauce served with mashed potatoes & vegetables

                                                                                            • Jumbo shrimp & scallopsUS$27.00

                                                                                              sautéed in Marsala and served with chickpea purée

                                                                                              Pizza Alla Fiorentina

                                                                                              • MargheritaUS$10.50

                                                                                                tomato, mozzarella & basil

                                                                                                • WhiteUS$11.50

                                                                                                  stracchino, ricotta cheese & pear

                                                                                                  • CalzoneUS$12.00

                                                                                                    ham, mozzarella, ricotta & tomato

                                                                                                    • CapricciosaUS$11.50

                                                                                                      tomato, mozzarella, mushroom & sausage

                                                                                                      • CescoUS$11.50

                                                                                                        mozzarella, tomato, bacon, stracchino & radicchio

                                                                                                        • Four-cheeseUS$12.50

                                                                                                          mozzarella, gorgonzola, ricotta & stracchino

                                                                                                          • GolosaUS$12.50

                                                                                                            tomato, mozzarella, salame, sausage, ham & bacon

                                                                                                            • NapoletanaUS$11.50

                                                                                                              tomato, mozzarella, anchovies, capers & garlic

                                                                                                              • ContadinaUS$11.50

                                                                                                                tomato, mozzarella, grilled vegetables, & goat cheese

                                                                                                                • PortobelloUS$12.50

                                                                                                                  mozzarella, fresh grilled portobello, smoked salmon & scallions

                                                                                                                  Crispy Focaccia

                                                                                                                  Crispy dough served without tomato sauce and topped with fresh ingredients added after baking

                                                                                                                  • Crispy FocacciaUS$12.50

                                                                                                                    with marinated veggies, buffalo mozzarella & olive oil

                                                                                                                    • Crispy FocacciaUS$12.50

                                                                                                                      with beef bresaola, arugula, parmigiano & olive oil

                                                                                                                      • Crispy FocacciaUS$11.50

                                                                                                                        with prosciutto, stracchino cheese & arugula

                                                                                                                        What 1,230 people are saying

                                                                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                        4.2
                                                                                                                        4.2 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                        • 4.3Food
                                                                                                                        • 4.2Service
                                                                                                                        • 4.2Ambience
                                                                                                                        • 4.1Value

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                                                                                                                          JenniferF

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on January 29, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          An excellent dining experience! We loved our food, service and ambiance!

                                                                                                                        2. BM

                                                                                                                          BethesdaM1ke

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          182 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          182 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on January 28, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Another special dinner at Cesco's. We have never been disappointed. Unfortunately, it was a farewell dinner since they are closing tomorrow. They need to vacate the space. Hopefully, they can reopen in the area soon.

                                                                                                                        3. S

                                                                                                                          Steve

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          34 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          34 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on January 27, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          We have been going to Cesco Osteria for years. The food and service has always been great. This is one of the better, if not the best, Italian restaurants in Bethesda. We are so sorry to learn they will be closing down. Our hope is they will reopen soon in a location in Bethesda. We went, last night, for the last time with a group of friends that feel the same way. Steve Shapiro

                                                                                                                        4. v

                                                                                                                          valueman

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          57 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          57 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on January 26, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Awesome as always but, so sad they are closing

                                                                                                                        5. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on January 24, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Great food! Pasta was some some of the best I’ve had, including in Italy.

                                                                                                                        6. DC

                                                                                                                          DCDiners

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          19 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          19 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on January 21, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Cesco has been an institution in Bethesda for many years. We are really going to miss it. Best of luck to all Francesco, Elaine and all of the wonderful employees.

                                                                                                                        7. BP

                                                                                                                          BethesdaPat

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          43 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          43 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on January 18, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Great food and service!

                                                                                                                        8. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on January 16, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall1food2service1ambience2

                                                                                                                          Never taken the time to write a review but the service was so terrible that I decided to do so. With an empty restaurant and a waitstaff of 5, one would think that we would have seen our waiter more than just when he took our orders. Had to ask multiple times for clean bread plates, glasses etc. I understand and appreciate these may be first world problems but the level of service received at a restaurant should be commensurate with the cost being charged, which is far from the case here. As a local who lives in downtown Bethesda and with many options, and this restaurant not being right in the middle of the downtown food scene (2 blocks away) it would stand to reason that they would try to stand out in some form or another with either service, and or food. Lastly, I would think that it’s better to not advertise at all than to advertise “ fresh homemade pasta” when in fact it clearly was not “homemade / made to order”.

                                                                                                                        9. v

                                                                                                                          valueman

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          57 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          57 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on January 12, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Yum, yum, yum Great food, great service (including the focacia guy 👍) , and tables not too close together. Thanks !!!

                                                                                                                        10. F

                                                                                                                          Foodlover

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on January 8, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Lovely reliable neighborhood restaurant. Only down side was diminished supply of wine but since there were alternatives it was no big deal

                                                                                                                        11. f

                                                                                                                          fouad

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          New Year’s Eve with dancing and a good set menu

                                                                                                                        12. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Great food!

                                                                                                                        13. SC

                                                                                                                          SpartacoC

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          21 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          21 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                          Great place, goo0d food, attentive staff

                                                                                                                        14. NA

                                                                                                                          NAK1

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Fantastic food!!!!!! Just the best! Service was wonderful. Everything was just perfect.

                                                                                                                        15. m

                                                                                                                          mollysdad

                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                          22 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          22 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on December 31, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Cesco has become our go to Italian restaurant in Bethesda. Food is really wonderful here. Great friendly wait staff who recognize you and treat you like old friends.

                                                                                                                        16. D

                                                                                                                          Diner1

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on December 27, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          The food is so delicious here - it is my favorite Italian restaurant in Bethesda.

                                                                                                                        17. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on December 24, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                          The food was very enjoyable and the atmosphere was great. But they forgot that we were sitting there for over 25 minutes before they ended up saving us

                                                                                                                        18. HH

                                                                                                                          HollyH

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          22 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          22 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on December 20, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          We enjoyed a really delicious birthday celebration. The staff was friendly, informative, and very professional, making great recommendations for food and drink. We enjoyed a variety of dishes. Be sure to try the fried calalmari! Portions are generous. The fresh pasta is wonderful, but the filet mignon and salmon were terrific, too. A great special occasion place, and quiet (carpeting is a plus!) so that anyone who struggles with their hearing can participate fully in the fun.

                                                                                                                        19. A

                                                                                                                          Allen

                                                                                                                          Richmond

                                                                                                                          35 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          35 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on December 18, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                          Food was exceptional. Service was spread a little thin to manage all the tables. It was still good.

                                                                                                                        20. B

                                                                                                                          Babs

                                                                                                                          Chicago

                                                                                                                          16 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          16 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on December 17, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Food was delicious. Very relaxing atmosphere

                                                                                                                        21. v

                                                                                                                          valueman

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          57 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          57 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on December 8, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Outstanding Cinghiale (wild boar)!!! Never disappoints, keep up the FABULOUS job, THANKS!

                                                                                                                        22. ED

                                                                                                                          EuniceD

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          It is a very nice Italian place, good food quality and amazing Aperol Spritz. There's also a very complete wine selection. Recommendable for celebrations. There's also a very nice Latin live music group every Friday.

                                                                                                                        23. DH

                                                                                                                          DHRockville

                                                                                                                          Detroit

                                                                                                                          43 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          43 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          Nice decor and friendly environment. Raw oysters were large and delicious. Lamb ossobuco , salty branzino and seafood linguine were all amazing . Rack of lamb chops was a bit disappointing. Very small and sauce was somewhat sweet. Barolo wine is as good as it gets . Excellent service and a very pleasant evening. Main complain which is a serious hazard is the amount of visible dust on the lamps above the tables. Clearly they weren’t cleaned for weeks if not months . One can see visible pieces of dust that makes you wonder if it doesn’t fall in your food while you’re eating it. We mentioned it to both our server and the owner. We didn’t get the impression that they cared much about our complaints. SAD.

                                                                                                                        24. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on December 2, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall3food3service2ambience5

                                                                                                                          Our waiter was so impatient and not interested in our party. He was rude when we wanted to change an order. Was very curt to the one minority member of our party. He was rude all the way around. Wanted to place our dinner order before ordering drinks and apps. Food was ok but not what it used to be. Disappointed in the $400 experience.

                                                                                                                        25. t

                                                                                                                          trishm

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on November 28, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Everything was perfect!

                                                                                                                        26. G

                                                                                                                          Gail

                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                          38 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          38 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on November 21, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          Everything was very fresh and delicious!!

                                                                                                                        27. A

                                                                                                                          ahmadA

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          14 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                          14 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on November 21, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall3food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                          The place looks really nice. The food was good but the service was very slow.

                                                                                                                        28. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on November 21, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Fabulous food and service, as always!

                                                                                                                        29. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          50 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          50 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on November 21, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          We celebrated our son and daughter-in-law’s birthday! Cesco always provides great atmosphere inside and outside and the food and service are terrific. They also time the meal well so we are not in and out in under an hour. Service was very nice! Wonderful evening and we will definitely celebrate more memories there

                                                                                                                        30. t

                                                                                                                          trishm

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on November 20, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Everything was fantastic, hard to have a conversation as the music was too loud……..

                                                                                                                        31. n

                                                                                                                          natsfan

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on November 16, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall2food3service1ambience4

                                                                                                                          Service was very poor and we notified them of our daughter’s wedding anniversary but there was no mention and nothing was done for the kids. Water glasses were not refilled and I was never offered a coffee refill.

                                                                                                                        32. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          New Orleans

                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on November 14, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          We went to celebrate a birthday. Service was a little slow at the start but quickly recovered and the server was very helpful and attentive.

                                                                                                                        33. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on November 13, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          We were a group of nine and the service and food were outstanding.

                                                                                                                        34. JO

                                                                                                                          JimO

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on November 13, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          The next best thing to dining in Florence. Great food, wine, and service.

                                                                                                                        35. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          Orlando

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on November 12, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Food was amazing and wine list was great!

                                                                                                                        36. DO

                                                                                                                          DeeOne

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          47 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          47 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on November 10, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                          A warm evening so it didn’t matter that the heaters were not on outside. The patio is lovely. The food was delicious. I had butternut squash ravioli. The pasta was clearly handmade and the filling excellent. The gratis pre-dinner serving of vegetable frittata was a very nice addition to the meal.

                                                                                                                        37. LQ

                                                                                                                          LauraQ

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on November 2, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Felt very comfortable dining inside, lots of room and open space.

                                                                                                                        38. RR

                                                                                                                          RaymondR

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on October 23, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          Really good food and service at a reasonable prices. Nice comfortable atmosphere.

                                                                                                                        39. E

                                                                                                                          annE

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on October 22, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall4food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                          The food was not as good as it was in previous visits. Risotto was undercooked and gummy with too much cheese. The crab and avocado tower was very sloppily assembled. I will try it again but not for sometime.

                                                                                                                        40. C

                                                                                                                          Chuck

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          29 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          29 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on October 22, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          We have been to Cesco many, many times and have never been less than delighted. The service is discreet and appropriately attentive, the menu diverse and the preparation outstanding. We will be back often.

                                                                                                                        Safety precautions

                                                                                                                        • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                                                                                          • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                                                                                          • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                                                                                                          • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                                                                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                          • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                          • Contactless payment available
                                                                                                                        • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                          • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                                                          • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                                                          • Extra space between tables
                                                                                                                        • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                          • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                                          • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                                                                                        • Screening

                                                                                                                          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                                                                          • Staff temperature check required
                                                                                                                          • Contact tracing information collected

                                                                                                                        FAQs

                                                                                                                        Cesco Osteria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 654-8333.

                                                                                                                        Cesco Osteria is rated 4.2 stars by 1230 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                        Additional information

                                                                                                                        • Cross Street

                                                                                                                          Montgomery Lane

                                                                                                                        • Neighbourhood

                                                                                                                          Bethesda / Chevy Chase

                                                                                                                        • Hours of Operation

                                                                                                                          Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                                                                          Italian

                                                                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                                                                          Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                        • Dress Code

                                                                                                                          Smart Casual

                                                                                                                        • Parking Details

                                                                                                                          Beat Bethesda #39;s parking shortage. and avoid the wind, rain, snow, heat!. Take an elevator to Cesco&#39;s! Located directly underneath the restaurant, 400 parking spaces await our dining public. Take an immediate left off Woodmont Avenue onto North Lane. entrance located 200 feet on the right. Dinner and event parking is $4.00

                                                                                                                        • Public Transit

                                                                                                                          Metro Accessible, Red Line Bethesda Metro Center Metro Schedule: http://www.wmata.com/rail/schedules.cfm

                                                                                                                        • Payment Options

                                                                                                                          AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                        • Executive Chef

                                                                                                                          Francesco Ricchi

                                                                                                                        • Entertainment

                                                                                                                          Co2 Lounge is an upscale theatrical nightspot featuring its own sizzling (literally) DJ booth with unparalleled surround sound and three live entertainment stages, a dramatically lit fashion runway, a unique teatro e galleria that will feature avant garde art and photography exhibits, film screenings and dancing, and elite culinary and beverage creations. A dramatic wall of glass opens onto an intimate outdoor terrazza framed by architectural trellises that double as art displays and 300 glittering overhead festival lights. Co2 Lounge will be the only multi-media, indoor/outdoor social, entertainment, cultural and dining venue of its kind yet in the region. This WiFi hotspot is poised to become “the” after-hours destination to "see and be seen", to imbibe from one of the most extensive mixology menus in the area, and to sample celebrity Chef Francesco Ricchi's award-winning fare.

                                                                                                                        • Additional

                                                                                                                          Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                        • Phone number

                                                                                                                          (301) 654-8333

                                                                                                                        • Catering

                                                                                                                          Catering and private events available. <br /><br />

                                                                                                                        • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                          Catering and private events available. Please call for information. 301-654-8333

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