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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Gazebo

5532 Norbeck Rd. (Bauer Dr.) Send to Phone
301-460-5334
Italian cooking can have some negative connotations, but the several young chefs at this Rockville restaurant are setting out to prove they can change some minds. They have drawn up a menu that is part-American, part-Italian and altogether without frills and flourishes. The straightforward black pepper shrimp appetizer, for example, is a robust and potent mix of peppercorns and white beans garnished with five plump prawns---if you avoid heat, then select something more temperate, such as the stuffed artichokes or stuffed portobello mushrooms to start. Apparently, Gazebo offers pizzas, but at our visit, pastas and entrée salads and assorted meat dishes predominated. We vote a thumbs-up for the rigatoni caprina, or rigatoni with goat cheese, but would avoid its Caesar salad, a drab and colorless collection of dressed greens. Desserts may well be where the kitchen shines brightest: we recommend the berry tart with its custard-rich filling.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Gazebo Restaurant Review

: Italian cooking can have some negative connotations, but the several young chefs at this Rockville restaurant are setting out to prove they can change some minds. They have drawn up a menu that is part-American, part-Italian and altogether without frills and flourishes. The straightforward black pepper shrimp appetizer, for example, is a robust and potent mix of peppercorns and white beans garnished with five plump prawns---if you avoid heat, then select something more temperate, such as the stuffed artichokes or stuffed portobello mushrooms to start. Apparently, Gazebo offers pizzas, but at our visit, pastas and entrée salads and assorted meat dishes predominated. We vote a thumbs-up for the rigatoni caprina, or rigatoni with goat cheese, but would avoid its Caesar salad, a drab and colorless collection of dressed greens. Desserts may well be where the kitchen shines brightest: we recommend the berry tart with its custard-rich filling.

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