349 Reviews
10-500
Guest Capacity
Indoor/Outdoor
Venue Setting

About Positano

Italian Restaurant hosting large and small private parties
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.

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Washington DC

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349 Reviews for Positano

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This local place was perfect! Support small business!

Profile Picture Thomas, 4/22/17, 1 Review
Category: Rehearsal Dinner Location
5.0

A wonderful evening. Positano and staff were so good. Professional, courteous, helpful. Unhesitatingly recommend.

Profile Picture verlyn, 4/8/17, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

Positano Pricing

Reception Site Fee
Site Fees Include:
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables
Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Plated
$30.00
Buffet
$35.00
Stations
$30.00
Hors d'Oeuvres
$10.00
Catering Prices Include:
Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake
Bar Service Price Includes:
Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

Positano FAQ

Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
500
Guest Minimum
10
Event Spaces
6
Type
Banquet Hall, Restaurant
Style
Classic, Vintage
Setting
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Bridal Shower
Ceremony
Elopements
Engagement Party
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner
Cake
Clean Up
Event Planning
Event Rentals
In-House Bar
In-House Catering
Lighting/Sound
Set Up
Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bridal Suite
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Wireless Internet
Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'Oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings
French Service
Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Wine
House Beer
Limited Bar
Outside Alcohol
Specialty Beer
Aisle Runners
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Aisle Markers
Altar/Arches
Audio Equipment
Chair Covers
Photobooth
Tent Accessories
Tents
Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Chocolate Fountain
Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access
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4948 Fairmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814   See On Map
301-986-0042 (phone) 301-657-8603 (fax)
Positano is a wedding reception venue from bethesda maryland. We service weddings throughout the local area, including bethesda, md, and washington, dc. Positano is a professional wedding reception vendor that has been part of the washington dc metro area wedding industry for 37 years. We specialize in rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions.