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Positano

Bethesda , MD
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LOCATION

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

PHONE

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

REVIEWS

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Chloe
Wedding:
6/25/2016
5.0/5.0
We had a blast at Positano for our wedding! The food was awesome, the event space is beautiful and the staff made our evening easy and special! I would highly recommend and have had friends who have had other gatherings there and share the same experience. I also have plans to use Positano for a work event in the fall. Two thumbs up!!!
We had a blast at Positano for our wedding! The food was awesome, the event space is beautiful and the staff made our Read more...
We had a blast at Positano for our wedding! The food was awesome, the event space is beautiful and the staff made our evening easy and special! I would highly recommend and have had friends who have had other gatherings there and share the same experience. I also have plans to use Positano for a work event in the fall. Two thumbs up!!! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Ellen
Wedding:
6/25/2016
5.0/5.0
I hosted a rehearsal dinner here for 53 guests. Jimmy, the event coordinator, was easy to work with and immediately responsive to all inquiries and requests. After researching alternative venues, I found their offering to be an excellent choice. The room was welcoming, spacious, decorative -- with the tables set with linens, candles and lovely place settings. Mark, our lead waiter, was SUPER!!!! Pricing was so reasonable for the value of the meal. Food was EXCELLENT...everything fresh and delicious. Can't say enough good things about them!
I hosted a rehearsal dinner here for 53 guests. Jimmy, the event coordinator, was easy to work with and immediately Read more...
I hosted a rehearsal dinner here for 53 guests. Jimmy, the event coordinator, was easy to work with and immediately responsive to all inquiries and requests. After researching alternative venues, I found their offering to be an excellent choice. The room was welcoming, spacious, decorative -- with the tables set with linens, candles and lovely place settings. Mark, our lead waiter, was SUPER!!!! Pricing was so reasonable for the value of the meal. Food was EXCELLENT...everything fresh and delicious. Can't say enough good things about them! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
This is the place to have your event! Jimmy was so responsive and great to work with, and the waiters were friendly, helpful and wonderful. We had a fantastic night. And the food of course was delicious and plentiful. Thanks so much for making our night so special!
This is the place to have your event! Jimmy was so responsive and great to work with, and the waiters were friendly, Read more...
This is the place to have your event! Jimmy was so responsive and great to work with, and the waiters were friendly, helpful and wonderful. We had a fantastic night. And the food of course was delicious and plentiful. Thanks so much for making our night so special! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Beckie
Wedding:
5/20/2016
5.0/5.0
Being that we were planning this from Las Vegas and having never been to this restaurant before, Jimmy made everything easy to plan. Honestly, everything turned out perfect, starting from the hors d'oeuvres to the dessert. Everyone truly enjoyed the amazing Italian food, especially the bride and groom. Through the efforts of Jimmy and his staff, all who attended had a splendid evening of superb food and enjoyable company. Thank you Jimmy for making this a beautiful occasion for us all.
Being that we were planning this from Las Vegas and having never been to this restaurant before, Jimmy made everything Read more...
Being that we were planning this from Las Vegas and having never been to this restaurant before, Jimmy made everything easy to plan. Honestly, everything turned out perfect, starting from the hors d'oeuvres to the dessert. Everyone truly enjoyed the amazing Italian food, especially the bride and groom. Through the efforts of Jimmy and his staff, all who attended had a splendid evening of superb food and enjoyable company. Thank you Jimmy for making this a beautiful occasion for us all. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Ada
Wedding:
4/30/2016
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding at Positano Restaurant and everything was perfect!! When we visited the restaurant to ask about reservations Jimmy took the time to explain all the details and gave us a tour of the restaurant. Jimmy was helpful and cooperative. On the day of the wedding the staff was more than ready to serve the guests. From the moment the first guest arrived until the party ended the staff made sure that everybody was comfortable and well taken care of. The staff provided an excellent service. They were attentive, prompt, and friendly. The food was delicious!!. All my guests enjoyed the food. I highly recommend Positano Restaurant.

Ada C.
Silver Spring, MD
I had my wedding at Positano Restaurant and everything was perfect!! When we visited the restaurant to ask about Read more...
I had my wedding at Positano Restaurant and everything was perfect!! When we visited the restaurant to ask about reservations Jimmy took the time to explain all the details and gave us a tour of the restaurant. Jimmy was helpful and cooperative. On the day of the wedding the staff was more than ready to serve the guests. From the moment the first guest arrived until the party ended the staff made sure that everybody was comfortable and well taken care of. The staff provided an excellent service. They were attentive, prompt, and friendly. The food was delicious!!. All my guests enjoyed the food. I highly recommend Positano Restaurant.

Ada C.
Silver Spring, MD Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Joe
Wedding:
4/23/2016
5.0/5.0
This is a great place to have a rehearsal dinner. Jimmy and his staff are first class. Highly recommend Positano.
This is a great place to have a rehearsal dinner. Jimmy and his staff are first class. Highly recommend Positano.
This is a great place to have a rehearsal dinner. Jimmy and his staff are first class. Highly recommend Positano. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Great value! Jimmy Positano is very responsive and accommodating. We had our daughter's rehearsal dinner. The ambiance of the restaurant was fabulous, seating plentiful, and service wonderful. The head waiter, who was charismatic, personable, and funny, made us all feel so welcome that we felt at home. He ensured that everything went seamlessly! The food was phenomenal, plentiful, and the price was so reasonable. If you want a place that makes your event memorable, this is the place to be!
Great value! Jimmy Positano is very responsive and accommodating. We had our daughter's rehearsal dinner. The ambiance of Read more...
Great value! Jimmy Positano is very responsive and accommodating. We had our daughter's rehearsal dinner. The ambiance of the restaurant was fabulous, seating plentiful, and service wonderful. The head waiter, who was charismatic, personable, and funny, made us all feel so welcome that we felt at home. He ensured that everything went seamlessly! The food was phenomenal, plentiful, and the price was so reasonable. If you want a place that makes your event memorable, this is the place to be! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Kathy
Wedding:
11/7/2015
5.0/5.0
Jimmy and his staff were so welcoming and helpful with special requests. Dinner was wonderful and and our guests loved Positano's!
Jimmy and his staff were so welcoming and helpful with special requests. Dinner was wonderful and and our guests loved Read more...
Jimmy and his staff were so welcoming and helpful with special requests. Dinner was wonderful and and our guests loved Positano's! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Patrick
Wedding:
8/15/2015
5.0/5.0
Jim and his staff did an amazing job with the food and gave my guests plenty of attention to keep glasses filled and the music playing. We really had a great time.
Jim and his staff did an amazing job with the food and gave my guests plenty of attention to keep glasses filled and the Read more...
Jim and his staff did an amazing job with the food and gave my guests plenty of attention to keep glasses filled and the music playing. We really had a great time. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The space at Positano was perfect and beautiful for a small gathering in the Old Positano room. The service was wonderful and everyone raved about the food. Thank you to Jimmy and the staff for helping us to have had a very fun and memorable celebration!
The space at Positano was perfect and beautiful for a small gathering in the Old Positano room. The service was wonderful Read more...
The space at Positano was perfect and beautiful for a small gathering in the Old Positano room. The service was wonderful and everyone raved about the food. Thank you to Jimmy and the staff for helping us to have had a very fun and memorable celebration! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue

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