The Bottom Line
Pienza Italian Market is a casual Italian buffet at the Gaylord National Resort that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.
- Casual cafe dining atmosphere
- Good food
- Address: Gaylord National Resort
- Phone: (301) 965-2000
- Reservations: Suggested
- Prices: Breakfast $19.50, Lunch $23.50, Dinner $32.00, Brunch $34.00
Guide Review - Pienza Italian Market Restaurant Review - Gaylord National Resort
This review is based on the breakfast buffet. The restaurant offers a full breakfast with traditional items - fruit, yogurt, eggs, ham, sausage, bagels, muffins, made-to-order waffles and omelets. The food was fresh and good, though the selection was not as extensive as I would have expected. I would imagine that the menu later in the day would offer more interesting selections.
Located in the hotel atrium with a view of the Potomac River, the restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere with seating on an indoor patio. Beach umbrellas, shrubs and trees create an Italian cafe-like scene.
For lunch and dinner, six market-inspired stations include an artisanal bread and antipasto station, a fresh produce market station, a rotisserie and carvery station, a pasta and risotto station and a traditional dolceria/sweet shop.
Reviewed March 2009 - Prices Subject to Change