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.



Press Release — For Immediate Release

For Immediate Release Contact: Olivia Ricchi (202) 841-9114 Rachel Fulchiero (202) 360-0557 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, […]


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For private events and parties, please call Olivia at 202.841.9114