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“Best Italian Restaurant”

Sergio Ristorante Italiano
Ranked #1 of 418 Restaurants in Silver Spring
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Looking for a taste of Italy in Maryland? Sergio Ristorante Italiano provides Silver Spring with authentic Italian cuisine in an intimate setting tucked in the basement of the Doubletree Hotel. A family operated restaurant with a 33 year history, our extensive menu includes homemade ravioli, pastas and marinara sauce, spinach stuffed porkchops, fettucine al ragu and delicious tiramisu. All recipes are passed on by Sergio's grandmother, the owner of a restaurant in Rome. Needless to say, our bar is always stocked! If you love honest, high quality food, a warm environment and friendly service, come check out Sergio Ristorante Italiano today. We look forward to seeing you!
Reviewed 10 September 2015

This is the place! It is a classic - timeless. We've been going here for ~25 years and continue to love it. It's the only place our In-laws consistently loved. We had our 25th anniversary dinner there. The waiters are great - salads are the best (perfect olive oil and parm cheese - simple and amazing) and the entrees are marvelous. You can have cheaper pastas or more expensive meat/seafood. And the desserts - - can't miss. I'd highly recommend this place to couples/families/business - anyone!!

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Luigi T, Owner at Sergio Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2015

We can't tell you how much it means to us that you chose to celebrate such a special event here with us. It's been a pleasure having you come by for the last 25 years, and we'll be looking forward to many more visits in the future. Congratulations again on your anniversary!

Best,
Sergio & Luigi - Management

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Reviewed 1 September 2015

Sergio's is a comfortable place to dine -- quiet enough for conversation and totally unpretentious. The food is alright, but definitely not remarkable.

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Luigi T, Owner at Sergio Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2015

While we're glad you enjoyed the atmosphere, it's upsetting that the food didn't live up to the rest of your experience. Unremarkable food is definitely not the norm here, so we hope that you'll be back to give us another chance at proving it.

Until then,
Sergio & Luigi - Management

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Reviewed 1 September 2015

This restaurant a Jewel in Silver Spring. There are many restaurants here, but this one is personalized, independently owned, is a little hidden but easy to reach, and the service is fabulous, as is the food. As with every other time I've visited Sergio's, I was completely satisfied and happy with my choices. If you're not sure, Sergio or his son is likely to show up at your table and make a recommendation.

The ravioli are superb, my favorite. They serve alcohol, if you want to accompany your meal with a nice wine or a cocktail. The bartender did a fine job with my cosmo when I was there. Great place. Everyone in Silver Spring MD should go there at least once.

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Luigi T, Owner at Sergio Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2015

It's wonderful to know we've never let you down! Glad we could get you a hot meal and a Cosmo to go with it, and we'll be looking forward to your next visit.

Until next time,
Sergio & Luigi - Management

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Reviewed 13 August 2015

We are staying in Silver Spring for a meeting and decided to try Sergio's based upon other reviews. We were not disappointed! From the moment we arrived our host seated us and made us feel very welcome. The service was impeccable, the food even better. My husband had the pork medallion special, and we asked for extra bread, just to make sure we left none of the sauce on the plate (I helped him!). I had the veal with spinach, wonderful sauce also. The linguini tasted fresh and homemade. The salad was just right, and very fresh. And the dessert, a gelato (he had limoncello, I had coffee flavor) was perfect. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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Luigi T, Owner at Sergio Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2015

We're so pleased that you and your husband enjoyed your meal, Debbie, as we love feeding folks who're visiting from out of town. It's great to know the pork medallions and veal both hit the spot, and if you two ever find yourselves in town again we hope you'll stop by!

Until then,
Sergio & Luigi - Management

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Reviewed 11 August 2015

Funny thing that this restaurant is so highly rated- probably the lack of competition. I was convinced by the ratings and found out that this is just a mediocre place, the food is similar to the frozen pasta varieties you will find at a grocery store, and the service isn't much better. We changed tables because the AC was blowing soot on our table and got a mean glare from a busboy. The person who looked like the owner had a better attitude, and he was busy helping to take orders and serve tables.

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Luigi T, Owner at Sergio Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2015

It's disappointing you felt that way, as everything at our restaurant is homemade and made to order. You should be having a delicious meal delivered with top-notch service, but it sounds like we dropped the ball. That said, it isn't the norm here and we hope you'll give us another chance at showing you what everyone else saw in us.

Until then,
Sergio & Luigi - Management

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