best italian food, great trenette pasta, reasonable prices, rude waiters, great local place, favorite patio seating restaurant, only great everything
My meal at this Beverly Hills favorite was a defining LA moment--sitting on the patio in spaghetti straps in spring (doesn't usually happen in my hometown of PDX), listening to a high-powered Hollywood couple discuss the nuances of nanny-hunting, and watching the Botox'd-to-the-hilt Beverly Hill-ites nibble salads and pasta, while eating a Caprese salad piled with about 5 pounds of dreamy, decadent burrata. It just doesn't really get any better than that.
Best pasta in LA/BH. I love this place. It's crowded , noisy, you always have to wait for a table, but it's really worth it. The pasta and all ingredients are so fresh. Everything is top quality. The waiters are actually Italian. It is a real slice of local Beverly Hills people-watching at lunch and just a great local place for dinner. Prices are reasonable and the service is extremely professional. It is far superior to places like Ago and Giorgio Baldi which are both much more expensive. It's difficult to seat a large group but a small family can be seated and there are many choice that work for kids/teens. Just an all around great restaurant, wish there were more like this!
Scrumptious Italian food!.
Last night my BF and I ate at the bar and had an excellent dining experience. I had the rigatoni with eggplant, basil and mozzarella cheese, which was the best rigatoni I've had in Los Angeles (cooked al dente with fresh ingredients). My BF had the spinach risotto with peas, which was surprisingly really good. The place was packed, but since we ate the bar, we were taken care of by our attentive bartender (who was friendly but not overly chatty, which we appreciated). Oh -- they have a great selection of wine as well!
All of the waitstaff was friendly, and the prices were reasonable as well (another welcome surprise, in Beverly Hills of all places!). It's a great place to go for small groups --- I highly recommend it!
Haute Pasta Dishes at price you can afford. Great Pasta dishes -- as good or better than the best I had in Italy. Cooked perfectly. Tasting menu at $50 was a bargain with soup, salad, 2 different pasta dishes, meat or fish, ad dessert. I had two doggie bags to take home because I couldn't eat any more. The place is already busy -- and will be more busy as word of mouth is spreading. My waiters were great and friendly.
best italian food in l.a.. it does not get any better than this place .ok Im forced to write so I will , lunch is when its jumping but the nights there are very relaxed, you do feel that your in a different country.
GREAT ITALIAN FOOD!!!. Shopping in Beverly Hills, and stopped by to grab some lunch. The service was amazing and the food was divine! Great al fresco dining! Loved sitting outside for a leisurely luch with my family. The mussels were great, as well as the grilled calamari and roasted vegetable salad I had. My daughter had lobster ravioli which was pretty good! Great red sauce! I recommend it!!
Truffle sauce ravioli...heaven on earth. Simply the best Italian food I've had outside of Reggio Emilio in Italy in the Romagna area. So worth it. A must. Now our go-to place for any special occasion and any other excuse we can think of, such as "I was in the area"....
this place is really busy, loud and pretty small but once you are seated you fit right in.
I loved everything i ate and the desert made it even better. Its been there for 12 years and I know it will be there for many years to come.
Ahhh...my favourite place. This is good. This is very good. I know. Have the "Risotto Nero" or the "Spagetthi D'aragosto" or somehing else...it's good. It's a very friendly and down to earth place with really really good food. And they are so nice here - not so stuffy and pretentious that BevHills can be. We all have an option where to go but this is maybe the best one for a lunch outside, and try to take your time...it's worth it. I have truble finding a better place around here...
Average. The food in this Italian restaurant was disappointing. I don't know why it is so packed. The carpaccio I had was very salty and the pasta really dry, the service was even worse. Our waiter didn't come to the table for at least 15 minutes after we were seated. They won't see me again!
A local trattoria atmosphere at Beverly Hills prices..
Well-heeled locals gather for agent lunches or casual dinners, particularly lively on the early side. Blue-eyed gurus in white turbans rub elbows with society wives and character actors you can almost recognize.
Don't miss the tender eggplant rolls filled with tangy, meltingly soft goat cheese and sun-dried tomato, or the delicate zucchini soufflé. Mussels and clams in an irresistible tomato garlic broth is a fine old standard, but careful filling up on the crusty Italian bread as you mop it up. Pastas, served al dente, range from simple--rigatoni with eggplant, tomato, basil--to sinful, like linguine with half a lobster and crab meat in ethereal tomato sauce. But the ultimate trattoria comfort food is undoubtedly risotto, offered here in half a dozen imaginative incarnations. Most elegant is a risotto with wild mushrooms and truffle-cheese fondue; most rock-and-roll is the one with black squid ink sauce, calamari, shrimp and scallops.
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