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Positano

Bethesda , MD
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LOCATION

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

PHONE

301-986-0042

WEBSITE

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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

REVIEWS

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richard
Wedding:
10/30/2016
5.0/5.0
Definitely book any event! Complete perfection from start to Finish... It was pleasure working with Jimmy, the wait staff could not do enough for us and our guests. Everyone enjoyed the wine room and it's ambience and the food was absolutely delicious! Our family and friends cannot stop talking about this little piece of Italy in Bethesda! THANK YOU POSITANOS for a wonderful and special evening which was a welcome dinner and the start of our Daughters wedding weekend!
Definitely book any event! Complete perfection from start to Finish... It was pleasure working with Jimmy, the wait staff Read more...
Definitely book any event! Complete perfection from start to Finish... It was pleasure working with Jimmy, the wait staff could not do enough for us and our guests. Everyone enjoyed the wine room and it's ambience and the food was absolutely delicious! Our family and friends cannot stop talking about this little piece of Italy in Bethesda! THANK YOU POSITANOS for a wonderful and special evening which was a welcome dinner and the start of our Daughters wedding weekend! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
my mom hosted a pre-pre wedding welcome dinner in the wine cellar (i think that was the room). that room was like it was plucked out of italy and transplanted in bethesda. it created a warm and intimate space to kick off our wedding festivities.
flexible: my mom went from 25-40 people - they accommodated. my mom wanted tea lights - they accommodated. my mom was worried about whatever - they accommodated :)
servers: amazing. not much else to say.
ambiance: it was a "magical" night that far exceeded all expectations. my husband and i even got serenaded. now if you had told me in advance this would happen and it would have just been beyond romantic - i would have laughed at you.
my mom hosted a pre-pre wedding welcome dinner in the wine cellar (i think that was the room). that room was like it was Read more...
my mom hosted a pre-pre wedding welcome dinner in the wine cellar (i think that was the room). that room was like it was plucked out of italy and transplanted in bethesda. it created a warm and intimate space to kick off our wedding festivities.
flexible: my mom went from 25-40 people - they accommodated. my mom wanted tea lights - they accommodated. my mom was worried about whatever - they accommodated :)
servers: amazing. not much else to say.
ambiance: it was a "magical" night that far exceeded all expectations. my husband and i even got serenaded. now if you had told me in advance this would happen and it would have just been beyond romantic - i would have laughed at you. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Patricia
Wedding:
10/29/2016
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Positano's for their food, their service, and their ambience. We had a great time, and I would definitely return for another occasion.
I highly recommend Positano's for their food, their service, and their ambience. We had a great time, and I would Read more...
I highly recommend Positano's for their food, their service, and their ambience. We had a great time, and I would definitely return for another occasion. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The owner and staff were extremely accommodating for our guests. The food was absolutely fantastic!! Would definitely recommend booking this restaurant for your affair.
The owner and staff were extremely accommodating for our guests. The food was absolutely fantastic!! Would definitely Read more...
The owner and staff were extremely accommodating for our guests. The food was absolutely fantastic!! Would definitely recommend booking this restaurant for your affair. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We used Positano as a venue for a retirement banquet for 80 people in Oct 2016 and had a wonderful experience. What stood out about Positano was the responsiveness and professionalism of the establishment and staff - they are very very good at large banquets and can cater to specific needs of guests. Jimmy answered every question very promptly and his suggestions on how to stage the meal were critical for its success. The food was delicious, the service was exceptional, and everyone had a wonderful time!
We used Positano as a venue for a retirement banquet for 80 people in Oct 2016 and had a wonderful experience. What stood Read more...
We used Positano as a venue for a retirement banquet for 80 people in Oct 2016 and had a wonderful experience. What stood out about Positano was the responsiveness and professionalism of the establishment and staff - they are very very good at large banquets and can cater to specific needs of guests. Jimmy answered every question very promptly and his suggestions on how to stage the meal were critical for its success. The food was delicious, the service was exceptional, and everyone had a wonderful time! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
To speak up and let you know what they want. Understand that you are flexible and will tailor the event to suit their needs. And to trust you. Everything was first class!!

Our event was a rehearsal dinner
To speak up and let you know what they want. Understand that you are flexible and will tailor the event to suit their Read more...
To speak up and let you know what they want. Understand that you are flexible and will tailor the event to suit their needs. And to trust you. Everything was first class!!

Our event was a rehearsal dinner Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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james
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding party here and it was a blast. For the money, you are not going to find a better value in the DC area than Positano's. The place is conveniently located in downtown Bethesda. Staff is real friendly. Jimmy was flexible and responsive. In a nutshell, this is a real fun place to have a wedding party or any kind of event.
We had our wedding party here and it was a blast. For the money, you are not going to find a better value in the DC area Read more...
We had our wedding party here and it was a blast. For the money, you are not going to find a better value in the DC area than Positano's. The place is conveniently located in downtown Bethesda. Staff is real friendly. Jimmy was flexible and responsive. In a nutshell, this is a real fun place to have a wedding party or any kind of event. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
This was a good place and very experienced in hosting groups.
This was a good place and very experienced in hosting groups.
This was a good place and very experienced in hosting groups. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Shima
Wedding:
9/3/2016
5.0/5.0
I had a post-wedding dinner with immediate family members at Positano. They were very accommodating to my large party and reserved a very nice private room for us in the back of the restaurant. The ambience was lovely and the service/food was great! I highly recommend Positano as a gathering place for your special events. It is a hidden gem!
I had a post-wedding dinner with immediate family members at Positano. They were very accommodating to my large party and Read more...
I had a post-wedding dinner with immediate family members at Positano. They were very accommodating to my large party and reserved a very nice private room for us in the back of the restaurant. The ambience was lovely and the service/food was great! I highly recommend Positano as a gathering place for your special events. It is a hidden gem! Read less
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Sally
Wedding:
8/23/2016
5.0/5.0
Book them fast , because they are always busy with large functions. The food is great and very reasonable priced. Quaint, and perfect for weddings, and even for a date night out.
Book them fast , because they are always busy with large functions. The food is great and very reasonable priced. Quaint, Read more...
Book them fast , because they are always busy with large functions. The food is great and very reasonable priced. Quaint, and perfect for weddings, and even for a date night out. Read less
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4948 Fairmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814 See On Map
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