Victor’s Pizza and Pasta, one of Bethesda’s longest running unexceptional restaurants, appears to be closed. All the tables, chairs and televisions are gone, the door is locked, and there’s a “Closed” sign on the window of the eatery at 4860 Cordell Avenue.
Ahed Salous, owner of South Street Steaks two doors away, said the proprietors shuttered Victor’s last week, shortly before Thanksgiving. He said the restaurant has had a number of owners over the years, and that the latest ones had been running the place for less than a year.
Efforts to reach them were unsuccessful.
The restaurant served pizza, calzones, stromboli, subs, pasta dishes, kebobs and gyros, and also offered delivery.
Several Yelp reviewers recently complained about long wait times for deliveries, as well as mediocre food.
The vacated restaurant opens up a prime spot; it’s only a half block away from the upcoming Roof and Smashburger restaurants at Cordell and Norfolk Avenues, which is becoming an increasingly lively corner.