La Piazza in Italy is a lively, outdoor, communal space where the entire community comes together to share one another’s company, step out of the daily hustle and bustle and to celebrate the rhythms of life.

Piazza Birreria on Bethesda Row is a concept born from the idea that all things are meant to be enjoyed. It is a place to relax and enjoy one another’s company while experiencing the sunshine, unique local beers and tasty food – all the while going green, sustainable and local. The essence of this Italian “beer garden” is to celebrate Bethesda’s community, so join us and meet your neighbors!

Our Community Creed

Come Happy

Bring your best smile and be certain to enjoy your time and your company. Make sure to say a cheery Ciao Bella to all the beautiful men and women around!

Come Friendly

The most important rule of all! La Piazza is place where people come together as a community so be friendly and enjoy one another’s company. Great friendships await you!

Come Hungry

Bring your appetite to the communal tables and be sure to fill up on Chef’s delicious tastes at the right prices.

Come Thirsty

Food and drink always brings people together, so let’s drink a variety of local beers together!

We also challenge you to know the names of all of the people at the Piazza when you are there. We might quiz you for some surprise gifts.

Our Responsibility

Being Green

The entire piazza has been created from sustainable and environment friendly materials. Recycled wood from broken down pallets and doors, burlap sacks that would otherwise be pitched and environment friendly paints and stains promotes minimal waste and environment conscious design. Join the sustainability movement and do something good for the environment!

Staying Local

Menu items and beer options are local to our city and closely surrounding areas. Support local farmers and breweries while enjoying the tastes they have to offer.

GOOD FOOD + GOOD BEER + GOOD FRIENDS = GOOD TIMES

GOOD FOOD + GOOD BEER + GOOD FRIENDS = GOOD TIMES

washington post – Prost! Piazza brings an Italian version of Oktoberfest to Bethesda

By Fritz Hahn It took an Italian restaurant to bring Oktoberfest to Bethesda. The Piazza Beer Garden officially opened on Cesco Osteria’s patio yesterday. It’s a very attractive outdoor space – how many times do you get to say that in Bethesda? – with flowers on every table and colorful flower boxes hanging on the […]

Bethesda Now – Italian Beer Garden To Put Bethesda’s Nightlife To The Test

by Aaron Kraut Olivia Ricchi is putting Bethesda’s nightlife and bar scene to the test. Ricchi, daughter of Cesco Osteria founder and executive chef Francesco Ricchi, is opening an Italian beer garden on Thursday on the corner outdoor patio of her dad’s 7401 Woodmont Ave. restaurant. The space will be called La Piazza and Ricchi […]

Bethesda Magazine – Cesco Osteria’s La Piazza beer garden to open Thursday

By Carole Sugarman With La Piazza Birreria, Bethesda’s Cesco Osteria hopes to create a lively gathering place like those found in the town squares of Italy. The restaurant’s patio on Woodmont Avenue, which was previously used for outdoor dining, has been refurbished with recycled wood and will open on Thursday, September 26 as a casual […]

Gaithersburg Patch – Foodie News

By Laura L Thornton Get caught up with the food scene in Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods with Patch’s foodie news column, 1 Meat, 3 Sides. This week, a beer garden takes center plate. One meat: Coming soon: an Italian beer garden from Cesco Osteria and the CO2 Lounge, Washington City Paper reported. […]

Press Release — For Immediate Release

For Immediate Release Contact: Olivia Ricchi (202) 841-9114 oliviaricchi@gmail.com Rachel Fulchiero (202) 360-0557 rachel@eventstopress.com CESCO Osteria to introduce patio beer garden La Piazza Birreria Bethesda, MD (September 18, 2013) – Francesco Ricchi, founder and executive chef of CESCO Osteria is proud to announce the redesign of his corner outdoor patio. The patio has undergone a […]

Washington City Paper – La Piazza Beer Garden Coming to Bethesda

The owners of Cesco Osteria and Co2 Lounge in Bethesda plan to repurpose the restaurant’s patio for a new Italian beer garden called La Piazza, set to open late this week or next week. Chef/owner Francesco Ricchi says the outdoor space will serve up local beers and Italian finger foods, including sausages on ciabatta with a variety of dipping sauces, mini pizzas, […]

GOOD FOOD + GOOD BEER + GOOD FRIENDS = GOOD TIMES

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