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Cesco Osteria

Cesco osteria combines unparalleled Tuscan-inspired cuisine from multi-award winning Chef Francesco Ricchi with a sensory experience that includes live music, breathtaking lighting, and artisan cocktails in its contemporary Co2 lounge. CESCO osteria 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 20 years Chef Ricchi has been dazzling guests with his Italian cuisine. He's 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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352 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
(352 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 352 reviews
5 stars
(149)
4 stars
(136)
3 stars
(47)
2 stars
(15)
1 star
(5)
Food 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Service 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Ambiance 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Noise Level
1.7 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • fit for foodies(144)
  • neighborhood gem(132)
  • special occasion(122)
  • good for groups(95)
  • romantic(72)
  • notable wine list(68)
Cesco Osteria Reviews List
Review 1 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Another great meal at Cesco

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2005
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"My family and I have come to expect only the best from Cesco and we are never disappointed. Delicious, high-quality food and friendly, helpful wait staff make this our "go to" place in Bethesda. We usually enjoy a fish entrée from the Specials of the Day menu, and the regular menu offers a good variety as well."
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 2 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2005
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2005
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 3 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2006
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Review 4 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2007
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Review 5 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2007
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 6 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/14/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2009
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 7 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2006
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 8 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2005
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 9 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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Dined on 4/09/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2012
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2012
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Review 10 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2008
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Review 11 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fabulous

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We love Cesco for its creative and elegant food as well as a professional and lovely staff. We feel welcomed and appreciated when we arrive and like we've had a special event when we leave. Cesco is just a wonderful balance of elegance and value! We will be back frequently."
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 12 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Almost, but not quite

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Dined on 4/08/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2014
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Great venue that really sets up expectations that aren't really met. Wait staff was a little unsophisticated and not as knowledgable about the menu. Food was great for Bethesda but not in the league of better DC restaurants. Flavors were bland."
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2014
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Review 13 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Older patronage.

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Dined on 4/08/2016
 2010
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"We didn't expect to be about the youngest diners at the restaurant (we're 43 & 44).
The food was good, though not as refined as we had hoped for.
We were left waiting for about 20 minutes before we could order anything, but that was apparently not the norm. Our waiter told us there was a mix-up; two waiters thought the other was attending to us. To make up, service once we were noticed became very (a bit too) quick.
This is a very classic restaurant. It will be your thing if you like that.
We thought it was a bit overpriced for what we got.
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Dined on 4/08/2016
 2010
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Review 14 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2005
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 15 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2009
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 16 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/10/2016
 2009
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Review 17 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/06/2016
 2004
Dined on 4/06/2016
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 4/06/2016
 2004
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Review 18 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/02/2016
 2011
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Review 19 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/05/2016
 2006
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Review 20 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

The fresh seafood at Cesco's is great.

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2007
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Cesco Osteria has the best fresh seafood in Bethesda along with great pasta. Very good wine list."
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 21 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2006
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Review 22 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

A Bethesda Best

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"This is one of the nicest places to dine in Bethesda. The wait staff is attentive. The food is well prepared. Although we like to try many places this is definitely a favorite."
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/30/2016
 2012
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2012
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 24 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/02/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/02/2015
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/02/2015
 2015
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Review 25 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Wonderful Easter buffet

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Presented a wonderful buffet with a great variety to choose from. Everything was cooked perfectly and the desserts were scrumptious. They did seem a little unprepared when guests entered as we encountered quite a few empty buffet servers. Biggest complaint was they charged for coffee which I've never encountered on a buffet, especially one in this price range."
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 26 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Pasta lacking

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"I ordered the seafood linguine in white wine sauce. What I was given was a large plate of perfectly cooked pasta, very little seafood in a marinara sauce, and very little of that. I had to ask for more sauce, and was given more tomato based sauce. A disappointment.
On the positive side, the tables were well spaced out, and there was carpet on the floor to dim the noise. The focaccia was very good, as were the bread sticks. My friend who had the osso bucco enjoyed his dish.
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Dined on 3/26/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 27 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 28 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Cesco is wonderful

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"My husband and I stumbled on this restaurant two years ago and have returned frequently since. The fish and pasta dishes are excellent. And the service top notch."
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 29 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2009
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem
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Review 30 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/26/2016
 2006
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Review 31 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/12/2016
 2010
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Review 32 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Decor was nice, food was not

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"The service was fine, and the people friendly.
Maybe it was a bad night for the kitchen staff, but no one really enjoyed their meal. Calamari was over cooked, my pasta was just okay.
Etc. etc.... no one walked away too happy with the quality of the food."
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2012
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Review 33 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2009
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Review 34 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 3/19/2016
 2012
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2012
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Review 35 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2007
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Review 36 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/17/2016
 2008
Dined on 3/17/2016
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Parmesan crisp which is part of one of their fancy salads was too tough to chew, and the only meat entree our table ordered -- a shank of wild boar -- was too salty to eat. The other two entrees, both fish, and the dessert, were excellent. Very expensive."
Dined on 3/17/2016
 2008
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Review 37 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good, but Not Perfect

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"We were a party of five, including two teen age boys. My son was the host and he ordered the wine, so I can't comment on the value. The wine was lovely. I ordered the salad wrapped in a Parmesan cracker, which was inedible. The salad stuffed into the cracker was underdressed and had little flavor. I ordered a grilled fish, which one of the servers "cleaned" for me, meaning he removed the skin and bones. The fish was properly cooked, but almost cold by the time it came to the table. My son said his fish was overcooked, but he decided not to send it back. He gave me a taste. It was good, but had been cooked a minute or two too long. The service was professional and very nice to the boys. This restaurant is good for people looking for a quiet dining room. Not sure how it is on weekends, however, as we were there on a week night. And it remains on my go-to list."
Dined on 3/15/2016
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 38 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2015
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Review 39 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/14/2016
 2010
Dined on 3/14/2016
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/14/2016
 2010
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Review 40 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Yummy!

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/10/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/10/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I had the best steak salad ever! The waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. The chocolate/meringue cake out of this world! We will return, no doubt!!!"
Dined on 3/10/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 41 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Awesome food

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Love the service, food and atmosphere, excellent presentations."
Dined on 3/07/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 42 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/04/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/04/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/04/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 43 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/05/2016
 2006
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Review 44 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/02/2016
 2011
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Review 45 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 3/04/2016
 2012
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Review 46 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 2/26/2016
 2005
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Review 47 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Best fresh seafood in Bethesda. Great pasta.

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2007
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 48 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 3/02/2016
 2001
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Review 49 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 50 for Cesco Osteria
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Good food & service, great Latin music Fri. nights

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We've eaten at Cesco twice recently. Food was delicious for the most part. Excellent servers both times. Lots of flexibility in terms of food preparation. "We will make whatever you need." So vegan and gluten free folks we dined with were very happy. I swooned over the mushroom and truffle oil risotto. Salad with grilled veggies very tasty, bronzino very good. Nice atmosphere and noise level which permitted easy conversation. Tables spaced far apart. Were pleasantly surprised to discover that they have live Latin music on Friday nights from 8:30 on in the bar area. Folks were dancing and having a great time. For those in main dining area, music was very enjoyable, but didn't interfere with conversation."
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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