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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Bice Ristorante

7501 Wisconsin Ave. (East-West Hwy.) Send to Phone
301-654-2250
THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSED Elegant yet robust Italian fare comes forth in this tony Bethesda restaurant.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Bice Ristorante Restaurant Review

: THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSED In a welcome return to the Washington area, Bice Ristorante sets a high standard for Italian cooking with meals that shine with quality ingredients and freshly made pastas, breads and desserts. Lunch or dinner begins pleasantly with baked eggplant Parmigiana; air-light fried calamari, prawns and zucchini; tuna tartare with a surprising avocado-and-horseradish sauce; or paper-thin carpaccio accented with truffle oil and a Dijon dressing. As added interest and to tempt appetites, try the skizza, Italian flatbreads topped with a selection of meats and cheeses---the smoked salmon with leeks and mascarpone is a stunner. Or what about the silken butternut squash soup with its flavor accent of crushed amaretti cookies? Main dishes offer some intriguing options, from the just al dente creamy risottos to the macho osso bucos and robust grilled steaks. But for those who crave seafood, perhaps nothing can best the parchment-wrapped Italian branzino, a Mediterranean fish with a delicate flesh accented here by accompanying vegetables and olives. As for sweets, the chef prides himself on the tiramisu, but could you honestly bypass the Italian chocolate cake with hazelnut gelato? Talk about sinful. As a fine backdrop for the rather elegant fare, the central dining room boasts plush blue carpeting, bell-shaped chandeliers, and big stands of flowers in enormous vases. The two smaller rooms---one with the bar---have glass windows that welcome the sunshine.

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BICE a very poor experience on Valentines DAy
by dl2kx on Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:19 am
 
I had driven to Marlyland to visit my daughter in college for valentines day. We picked what we thought would be a great restaurant based on the chain information and the website but were bitterly disappointed from the start when our waiter arrived and gave us a completely lackluster greeting of Buena Sera.. It went downhill from here. The menu in this Italian restaurant consisted of the most bizarre choices imaginable. had it not been for the stress of Valentines reservations we would have walked out then but here was what we were "treated" to for a $50 per prix fixed dinner with NO other choices.
ap's were duck carpaccio served basically raw, cauliflower soup, and
second course - a disgusting "open" sea food lasagna that looked as it had contained what was left from the last weeks fish specials.
two mains to choose from. Sqaub stuffed with sausage and sliced sturgeon. Imagine... a fine italian menu with no pasta choices, no cheese sauces or salads... The meal was possible one of the worst I have ever had. The reason I give it a rating of two is that the manager, upon me seeing some regulars getting other choices off this terrible Valentines menu, gave those guests their choices. The manager then gave me one dinner for no charge.
A terrible experience and I will never go back. (':x')
 
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