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LIA'S, Chevy Chase, MD

LIA'S

4.5
4.5
3866 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Enjoy Chef Geoffs genuine hospitality and casual cuisine with an Italian flair! Handcrafted pasta using old world technique with modern twists and an innovative spin on traditional steak, seafood, salad and pizza dishes, Chef Ronis Martinez creations will give your tastebuds something to remember. There’s always something new and delicious to look forward to with our Seasonal Menus. Our dining room space is welcoming and cozy; the perfect setting for a romantic date, casual meetup or dinner with the family. Take advantage of dining on our beautiful patio while sipping on one of our seasonal sangrias. For special occasions we offer a one of a kind private party room as well as offsite catering. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Comfort Food, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (240) 223-5427

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We offer an exquisite private dining experience for any group, whether an intimate party of 8 or a large celebration for up to 250 guests throughout the entire restaurant space.

  • Private party contact

    Amy Foster: (202) 706-7326

  • Neighborhood

    Bethesda / Chevy Chase

  • Cross street

    Wisconsin Avenue

  • Parking details

    All Day on Weekends and After 5 PM During Week: FREE parking with validation in lot under the restaurant (Colonial Parking Garage on The Hills Plaza Rd). After getting out of your car, look for Office Elevators and take to the first floor. During week, before 5, we offer reduced rate parking with validation.

  • Public transit

    Friendship Heights metro (red line) located 1 block away on cross streets Western Avenue and Wisconsin Avenue. Walk one block north on Wisconsin Avenue to Willard and we are at 4435 Willard Avenue in the Ritz-Carlton building. Look for our outdoor patio and red awnings.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,866 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Outdoor Dining

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Italian

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  1. AS

    AndreaS

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful patio
  2. JM

    JosephM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious , the service was excellent and the surroundings were very welcoming.
  3. RG

    RvilleGuest

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good and the experience was great.
  4. L

    Larry

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was very good but it was difficult to engage in conversation around a table of six because or relatively high noise volume.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious
  6. KB

    KerrBox

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Much better service today than what we have received over the last two months. Very nice, professional waitress.
  7. PF

    PezFan

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Loud, crowded but a great outdoor patio space on a mild night. Food ice cold and waiter inattentive but good company saved it
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    The server was new, we waited for 15 minutes until we got her. We asked for 6oz wines and got 9oz and we’re charged for 9oz. They didn’t comp anything because of this mistake and the food was just okay. Lia’s used to be good but like other restaurants that have been around for a while sometimes the quality isn’t good anymore.

    LIA'SResponded on September 25, 2022Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Lia's. We take a lot of pride in what we do so it's disheartening to hear that we fell short. I can assure you we have reviewed your feedback carefully and will use it to get better. If you would like to discuss further, just let me know the best way to contact you and I will reach out right away. Thank you again for taking the time to let us know and we sincerely hope to see you again in the near future.

  9. DC

    DeeC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Sat inside at a table with a group of people in their sixties - the noise level was good and allowed for conversation and easy hearing. the food was good, but a little over priced. especially my garden salad that was $12 and adding a protein meant an additional $8-9. Otherwise very satisfied with the experience, the host and the wait staff and the cleanliness of the place.
  10. P

    Pupmom

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I would recommend LIAs for lunch but not dinner.

    LIA'SResponded on September 25, 2022Thank you so much for the details, we will make sure to address those issues. It sounds like there may have been a connectivity issue with our point of sales system, but we should have been able to take care of you efficiently and quickly regardless. We hold daily meetings to discuss feedback from guests and how to improve, so we will make sure to use this as an example of how we can do better. I hope that you decide to visit us again, I promise we are constantly improving our team.

  11. MM

    MicheleM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food - the Brussels sprouts were excellent - the combination of lemon and parmesan cheese season them just right. And they were so perfectly crisp. Salmon was seared just the right amount. Crispy outside and fleshy inside. And the accompanying kale and vegetables were plentiful and again perfectly seasoned. Yummy all the way around.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Flavorful, fantastic, phenomenal.
  13. R

    Redman13

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best neighborhood restaurant. Always tasty and a friendly ambience
  14. CK

    CatherineK

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food especially the homemade pasta and the chocolate dessert. Lovely and attentive service.
  15. DC

    DCMaryAlice

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    My swordfish was tender. Entire dish with artichokes was rather bland. Wait staff was friendly accommodating.
  16. s

    sbmcreat

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    great for outdoor on nice night
  17. CW

    ClaireW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Would not honor request to be outside. Will not use open table again. We left the restaurant

    LIA'SResponded on September 24, 2022Dear Claire, we have a separate designation for outdoor reservations, so it is not upon "request" but based on your type of reservation. I am so sorry that we were not able to seat you outdoors when you visited, we do try our best to accommodate when possible. Please give us another try, and call directly the next time that you want to visit so we can make sure that you have a fantastic experience dining with us. Our heaters come in this Monday for the patio!

  18. I

    Innayis

    Baltimore

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Disappointed by food. Calamari less very rubbery. One of the best appetizers became really disappointing. Tuna was ordered medium and came well done. Very disappointed by the drop in quality!
  19. DC

    DCdiner7

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Diverse menu, and every dish was good. Restaurant made a birthday really special.
  20. FB

    FeliciaB

    Washington DC

    144 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service excellent. As always. Thank-you!
  21. WS

    WendyS

    Washington DC

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was special but menu seemed a bit limited for lunch and salad was kind of dull, not up to what we are used to for Lia’s.
  22. AE

    AntonE

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience3
    Waiting 20 minutes for our server was not a good start. Food was good, drinks ok, but can’t get over the horrible initial lag.
  23. B

    Binky

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful night to be outside and gather with friends. We had a tasty meal and our service was stellar. Lia's is one of our favorite dining places - can always depend on great food selections and exceptional service.
  24. JA

    JACY

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Food was mediocre. Not great.
  25. G

    Golfergal

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Clearly they were having a bad night re the number of servers. They were quite nice, but service was not coordinated
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Party with multiple young children. Staff accommodated moving us to a quieter area
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    New dog menu was a nice surprise. Next time will bring.
  28. CC

    CaroleC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience3
    I have never written a negative review but I cannot let this go without commenting. After leaving the restaurant the ticket I was given to exit the parking lot did not work. I am 81 years old and my husband is 90. We needed to walk for 1 1/2 blocks TO the restaurant, then 1 1/2 blocks FROM to get back to the parking lot. When I could not get out of the parking lot there were 5 cars behind me waiting to get out so I had to put the car in reverse and back out of the very narrow lane and turn around. My husband was not up to walking back to the restaurant but expressed the need to use the restroom. By this time I was extremely nervous, but I walked the 1 1/2 blocks BACK TO LIA'S in order to get another ticket. The woman I spoke to told me in a very rude manner that I needed to walk BACK TO THE PARKING LOT and press the button, and then she turned her back to me and exited the area. So I walked the 1 1/2 blocks BACK to the parking lot and pressed the button and a recording kept repeating (on a loop) that this was being recorded and of course the ticket still would NOT WORK. I then went to the lobby of the building and tried the ticket there and the machine said it COULD NOT READ THE TICKET. By this time I was almost in tears but I then went BACK to the restaurant and asked for the manager and someone told me that that was who I had spoken to!!!! I was shocked that a manager would handle a situation so poorly. She refused to come out. A very kind employee saw my distress and offered to walk BACK to the parking lot with me. This time someone did answer the intercom and he had us try to use the ticket several times and when that didn't work he had me back up again and try another lane, and, of course, it would work there either. After a couple more tries he finally opened the gate for me and we started our ride back to Rockville. What we had planned as a nice relaxing evening out to dinner turned into a horrible NIGHTMARE!!! My nerves are still frayed.

    LIA'SResponded on September 8, 2022Dear Carole, I just sent you an email to address your concerns. I hope that you can accept our apologies. It is very unfortunate that we do not operate our own parking garage, but we should be willing to reach out to Colonial Parking on your behalf if necessary. Our whole team will take this experience as an opportunity to learn and improve.

  29. p

    patriciaw

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lia’s is always reliably good and constantly adding a new dish or two for regulars to have something new to try. I love that they keep offering vegan options also and that the outdoor seating is among the best in the area.
  30. CM

    CMOC

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saturday Night dinner outside on patio. Food was excellent, service was great It was our 1st time at Lia’s but will not be our last Really enjoyed our meal!
  31. LA

    LAZ123

    Washington DC

    132 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely perfect, from our Greeting and seating with the Manager, a wonderful, friendly and kind server, fabulous staff serving our food and clearing our dishes to the yummy pizza( thanks chefs) and special cooking of our grilled chicken parm after a recommendation from our server to help us omit the breading. Lovely dinner in the courtyard, umbrellas up to shield us from the setting sun, and a wonderfully paced , delicious meal! Thanks for a wonderful Saturday night meal….we enjoyed every single bite!
  32. A

    Aprilfoolgal

    Richmond

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Lia's is undergoing a facelift right now - so hopefully when it is complete things will look great. Had not been to Lia's since before the pandemic and it was a disappointment. The appetizers were great - the entrees were not so great. the desert was good. I am not sure we will return - there are too many other great restaurants in the DMV to go to. For those that can walk there it is probably a good neighborhood place. Service was good - but as with other restaurants they are short staffed and it was slow. But these days, that is par for the course. Our server was courteous and tried to be helpful and that does go a long way!
  33. C

    Carmine

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Lia’s has a great staff, unfailingly pleasant and efficient. They seemed to be short handed last night, which is not unusual in the industry these days. Lia’s remains a go-to neighborhood place for us.
  34. B

    Bananas

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last night was a "Cheers" evening--so nice to be recognized and welcomed by manager, waitress, and water-server while eating great food.
  35. MB

    MichaelB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and ambience Busy but not too loud. Will return soon.
  36. S

    Sarah

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were more than pleased with our experience at Lia's. The weather was amazing for outdoor dining. The staff was polite and attentive. Menu selections are diverse and cater to all our dietary needs. We all found something new and exciting. We will certainly return
  37. LW

    LadyWhistledown

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It was messy and short-staffed. Also asked our server if they had any complimentary house bread. He said yes. Apparently, he charged it on the tab as additional. Menu is also not updated online. I only came for the Rosemary Roasted Chicken and they didn’t have it. It’s too bad because my first visit here was so pleasant which is why I decided to come back and this one visit was just poor in service and lacking quality.
  38. RD

    ReppingDetroitInDC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!!
  39. w

    wendyk

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great outdoor venue with excellent menu and food. The only issue was that service slow- waiter seemed to have to cover a lot of tables! But highly recommend and plan to go back!
  40. A

    Alex

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food for restaurant week lunch. Everything was well made, incredibly flavorful, and service was great.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from LIA'S using the Order Online button. LIA'S also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. LIA'S also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 223-5427.

LIA'S is rated 4.5 stars by 3866 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for LIA'S

4435 Willard Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Wisconsin Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Bethesda / Chevy Chase

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Comfort Food, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    All Day on Weekends and After 5 PM During Week: FREE parking with validation in lot under the restaurant (Colonial Parking Garage on The Hills Plaza Rd). After getting out of your car, look for Office Elevators and take to the first floor. During week, before 5, we offer reduced rate parking with validation.

  • Public transit

    Friendship Heights metro (red line) located 1 block away on cross streets Western Avenue and Wisconsin Avenue. Walk one block north on Wisconsin Avenue to Willard and we are at 4435 Willard Avenue in the Ritz-Carlton building. Look for our outdoor patio and red awnings.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (240) 223-5427

  • Private party facilities

    We offer an exquisite private dining experience for any group, whether an intimate party of 8 or a large celebration for up to 250 guests throughout the entire restaurant space.

  • Private party contact

    Amy Foster: (202) 706-7326

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