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Positano

Bethesda , MD
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LOCATION

4948 Fairmont Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814 US (map)

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301-986-0042

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ABOUT US

Positano private party rooms are a perfect match for rehearsal dinner sites, wedding reception sites, high school and college reunions, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, romantic dates and marriage... Read more
Positano private party rooms are a perfect match for rehearsal dinner sites, wedding reception sites, high school and college reunions, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, romantic dates and marriage proposals.
The Plaza Room is the largest venue, with its own street entrance, bar and dance floor. The Plaza Room is designed to accommodate one hundred eighty guests with room for dinner and dancing. The Plaza Room is perfect for hosting a wedding reception or high school reunion.
Positano Ristorante Italiano has been owned and operated by the Traettino family since 1977 in Bethesda,MD outside Washington,DC. Six separate private dining rooms are classy venues for rehearsal dinner sites, wedding reception sites, bar mitzvah sites, bat mitzvah sites, holiday parties. The six rooms together accommodate a total of 600 guests. Because of our thoughtful service, home-made Italian cuisine and attention to detail we have created a loyal following and have become renowned as a venue for private events.

We are not part of a hotel or restaurant chain, we do not have a microwave, we still write our guest checks in long hand, we still make our own sauces, bread, mozarella cheese, pastas and desserts.

We are straightforward and have no hidden fees. Your private party pays only for the food, the drink , the tax and the tip. We pay for the extra waiters, bartenders, cakes, linens, settings, the room. At the end of your special event you will receive the bill with no surprises. You will not need to obtain a second mortgage or a home equity line credit.

For pricing information please visit and review the event menu page of our web site. You get value for your money at Positano Restaurant.

For large parties we can arrange chartered transportation by luxury coach bus or minibus or sedan. Positano is three blocks from the Bethesda Metro Station on the Red Line.

Positano accepts reservations up to two years in advance. Positano accepts credit cards, checks and U.S. dollar bills. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
500
What event services do you offer?
Cake, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Lighting, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
Italian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use, Private Room
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events, Reh. Dinner Specific

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Was so glad to have found this restaurant to host my wedding. I wanted a small intimate luncheon after our ceremony for the families and close friends and was worried I wouldn't find a restaurant that would provide a private room that was nice enough with a reasonable price, but then I found Positano! They were very responsive which was also important to me as I was stressed enough trying to lock things down for the wedding. Food was delicious and the room was a perfect fit and exactly what I wanted and needed for the event. Highly recommend!
Was so glad to have found this restaurant to host my wedding. I wanted a small intimate luncheon after our ceremony for Read more...
Was so glad to have found this restaurant to host my wedding. I wanted a small intimate luncheon after our ceremony for the families and close friends and was worried I wouldn't find a restaurant that would provide a private room that was nice enough with a reasonable price, but then I found Positano! They were very responsive which was also important to me as I was stressed enough trying to lock things down for the wedding. Food was delicious and the room was a perfect fit and exactly what I wanted and needed for the event. Highly recommend! Read less
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Frank
Wedding:
4/11/2015
5.0/5.0
The plaza room in Positano is a beautiful place to hold your wedding reception. The moment we walked in, Mark, our banquet captain, immediately greeted us and told us anything we needed, he'd be there to make it happen. The staff were all extremely positive and quick to fill orders/drinks/etc. The owner, Jimmy, was quick to respond to any question we had, flexible to our menu, and had a solution to any issue we came up with. The food was amazing, our guests loved the rockfish! The room needed little décor, as it is already set up beautifully. Going with Positano was the best choice we could of made and we would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for a reception venue. Compared to other venues in the DC area, this venue gives you the best value for your dollar. Also, the dance floor is a great set up!
The plaza room in Positano is a beautiful place to hold your wedding reception. The moment we walked in, Mark, our banquet Read more...
The plaza room in Positano is a beautiful place to hold your wedding reception. The moment we walked in, Mark, our banquet captain, immediately greeted us and told us anything we needed, he'd be there to make it happen. The staff were all extremely positive and quick to fill orders/drinks/etc. The owner, Jimmy, was quick to respond to any question we had, flexible to our menu, and had a solution to any issue we came up with. The food was amazing, our guests loved the rockfish! The room needed little décor, as it is already set up beautifully. Going with Positano was the best choice we could of made and we would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for a reception venue. Compared to other venues in the DC area, this venue gives you the best value for your dollar. Also, the dance floor is a great set up! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Positano's was very responsive and accommodating to all of our questions and requests.
Our wedding reception went off without a hitch. We were able to enjoy our party and guests without the need to worry about any of the "behind the scenes" details. Jimmy took care of all of the on-site details, vendor set up and of course the food, which was very tasty.
Positano's was very responsive and accommodating to all of our questions and requests.
Our wedding reception went off Read more...
Positano's was very responsive and accommodating to all of our questions and requests.
Our wedding reception went off without a hitch. We were able to enjoy our party and guests without the need to worry about any of the "behind the scenes" details. Jimmy took care of all of the on-site details, vendor set up and of course the food, which was very tasty. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We recently held our wedding reception at Positano for approximately 25 people. It was the perfect venue for our small gathering on a Saturday afternoon in December, days before Christmas. We reserved the Wine Room, which provided an intimate atmosphere for our family and friends to celebrate our special day with us. From the beginning, Jimmy Traettino was a pleasure to work with for our event; he was extremely responsive, flexible, and helpful. On the day of our event, his staff could not have been more kind, gracious, accommodating, and attentive to our party. The food was absolutely delicious and a value for what we paid. Everyone who attended our wedding has been raving about the food, the atmosphere, and the staff, even now, weeks after our event. We would highly recommend Positano.

On an additional note, my husband and I decided to have our wedding reception at Positano because we had previously attended a friend's wedding at the same location a few years earlier. We remembered that the ceremony and reception was beautiful. Our friend's wedding was a larger party (approximately 75 people), so the restaurant can definitely accommodate larger numbers.
We recently held our wedding reception at Positano for approximately 25 people. It was the perfect venue for our small Read more...
We recently held our wedding reception at Positano for approximately 25 people. It was the perfect venue for our small gathering on a Saturday afternoon in December, days before Christmas. We reserved the Wine Room, which provided an intimate atmosphere for our family and friends to celebrate our special day with us. From the beginning, Jimmy Traettino was a pleasure to work with for our event; he was extremely responsive, flexible, and helpful. On the day of our event, his staff could not have been more kind, gracious, accommodating, and attentive to our party. The food was absolutely delicious and a value for what we paid. Everyone who attended our wedding has been raving about the food, the atmosphere, and the staff, even now, weeks after our event. We would highly recommend Positano.

On an additional note, my husband and I decided to have our wedding reception at Positano because we had previously attended a friend's wedding at the same location a few years earlier. We remembered that the ceremony and reception was beautiful. Our friend's wedding was a larger party (approximately 75 people), so the restaurant can definitely accommodate larger numbers. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Positano's was great. Jimmy and his very friendly and helpful staff made our wedding reception truly memorable. All of our guests were commenting on how beautiful the restaurant was and especially our private dining room. The food was the best. Thank's Jimmy! See you again soon.
Positano's was great. Jimmy and his very friendly and helpful staff made our wedding reception truly memorable. All of our Read more...
Positano's was great. Jimmy and his very friendly and helpful staff made our wedding reception truly memorable. All of our guests were commenting on how beautiful the restaurant was and especially our private dining room. The food was the best. Thank's Jimmy! See you again soon. Read less
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Sandra Teger Liuzzi
Wedding:
11/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Absolutely perfect for my wedding rehearsal! Great Food!! Great and friendly service....Thank you so much!!
Absolutely perfect for my wedding rehearsal! Great Food!! Great and friendly service....Thank you so much!!
Absolutely perfect for my wedding rehearsal! Great Food!! Great and friendly service....Thank you so much!! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had a fabulous time at our wedding at Positano! Jimmy and his team are very professional, very helpful and really did their best to accommodate our wedding date. Our evening wedding went by flawlessly. I received compliments on how great the food was, how cosy and intimate their Plaza room is We all had an amazing wedding day and a big thanks to Positano for all their efforts! I definitely recommend this place.
We had a fabulous time at our wedding at Positano! Jimmy and his team are very professional, very helpful and really did Read more...
We had a fabulous time at our wedding at Positano! Jimmy and his team are very professional, very helpful and really did their best to accommodate our wedding date. Our evening wedding went by flawlessly. I received compliments on how great the food was, how cosy and intimate their Plaza room is We all had an amazing wedding day and a big thanks to Positano for all their efforts! I definitely recommend this place. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Jim
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
They were very helpful and flexible as we developed our plans for a 60+ person rehearsal dinner. We had access for decorating beforehand.
The menu selections were excellent, and the food was delicious.
The wait staff was extremely attentive, and added to the fun of the evening.
I highly recommend them!
They were very helpful and flexible as we developed our plans for a 60+ person rehearsal dinner. We had access for Read more...
They were very helpful and flexible as we developed our plans for a 60+ person rehearsal dinner. We had access for decorating beforehand.
The menu selections were excellent, and the food was delicious.
The wait staff was extremely attentive, and added to the fun of the evening.
I highly recommend them! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Faye
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
We're very happy to have our wedding in Positano. Everyone has a wonderful time.
We're very happy to have our wedding in Positano. Everyone has a wonderful time.
We're very happy to have our wedding in Positano. Everyone has a wonderful time. Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
10/17/2014
5.0/5.0
The venue has a beautifully painted seaside mural and much ristorante decor. All attendees raved about the homemade pasta and each was sure that their menu choice was the best. We were allowed access beforehand for decorating and the staff was very helpful. The staff were very engaging and added to the fun of the evening. The use of the venue was FREE and the meals very reasonably priced. We seated sixty people in the dining area and a room was also available for cocktail hour. There was a private entrance, a bar and restrooms. My son and his bride could not have been happier.
The venue has a beautifully painted seaside mural and much ristorante decor. All attendees raved about the homemade pasta Read more...
The venue has a beautifully painted seaside mural and much ristorante decor. All attendees raved about the homemade pasta and each was sure that their menu choice was the best. We were allowed access beforehand for decorating and the staff was very helpful. The staff were very engaging and added to the fun of the evening. The use of the venue was FREE and the meals very reasonably priced. We seated sixty people in the dining area and a room was also available for cocktail hour. There was a private entrance, a bar and restrooms. My son and his bride could not have been happier. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue

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