good food, best family place, worst service, romantic lighting, elegant italian restaurant, favorite dish, authentic fresh italian food
Good. Absolutely loved the fact they "snowed" the outside of the building in the spirit of the holiday season. We had prompt service. The atmosphere is quaint.. I had I bite of my friends filet mignon and it was perfect! I would recommend that and their banana napoleon dessert- yum.
Unimaginably bad!. Mediocre food (pasta was al dente OK ... but shoudn't it be?) ... worst service ever! Indifferent waiter forgot appetizer ... took forever to bring check ... Maria's which is pedestrian at best ... is better. DO NOT EVER EAT AT LA(ME) LOGGIA!
Bad Food, even Worse Service. Food is okay. Service is the worst ever!!! The owner/manager is very unprofessional and could care less for the customers satisfaction. Don't recommend this place nor will I be returning- EVER!!!
Good food. Bad Service.. Okay. Honestly this place is a shame. The food is very good and I would take my wife all the time. But the service is absolutely terrible. I love good food and would go here even if the service was average. But it is well below average.
I love this place.. As a Los Angeles resident, I often crave an escape from the attitude of overrated restaurants in Hollywood, Beverly Hills, etc. In addition, it's always great to have a killer date spot for an unsuspecting lady. For me, La Loggia satisfies both of these wants. The atmosphere is intimate, but not stuffy. The food has always been superb. And my dates--when i can get them--have always been effusive in their praise of the restaurant, and its owner, Frank Leon, who is a warm and welcoming host. Maurizio is great, too. Everything is fairly priced, and the service has always been above par. With the addition of the Next Door Tapas Lounge--which is connected to the restaurant--La Loggia makes for a fun dining experience. I suggest you arrive before your reservation time so that you can grab a drink and some tapas with your date or dinner party before the main course.
A modern Italian bistro dishing up hearty but not heavy cuisine..
La Loggia is simple and elegant without being stuffy. It's also one of the few restaurants in town where the dining is equally pleasant indoors or on the patio. Introspective, melancholy paintings are the only form of decoration. The service is smooth, though sometimes the kitchen can be a bit slow.
The menu is simple, offering a variety of traditional Italian dishes that are skillfully prepared. Luscious steak-like strips of portobello mushroom are paired with sauteed garlic spinach doused in a port sauce. Ravioli stuffed with smoked Gouda and arugula is dressed up in a light balsamic sauce. Filet mignon with bordelaise wine reduction is a juicy cut served with a salty Tuscan bean ragout and Swiss chard that's been soaked in garlic. The banana napoleon is a good mix of textures with crispy layers of phyllo, ice cream and banana slices in caramel syrup--it's like a sugary kiss goodbye.
Quite Disappointed :-(. I've been coming here for years and the past 2 times have been very underwhelming. The pasta was "very" al dente, the veal was chewy and devoid of flavor and the 98 Pio Cesare was a plain old 2000 Barolo. They even tried to sell me on a 110 dollar of Fanti that I can pick up at Costco for 50. I will not be returning. Too bad.
This place is fantastic!. I've been to La Loggia four times in the last month and EVERY meal was fantastic. The service was exemplary, outstanding food, great bartender, extensive wine list (lots of stuff available that isn't on the list...just ask for a recommendation you can't go wrong!), warm and friendly ambiance. I can't recommend this place enough! Like a previous review stated "from the moment you are greeted by Maurizio until they bid you good evening, you won't be disappointed. And for the record, I've never had a problem with credit card holds or issues with the tip! Run to this place it's wonderful!
Think twice before going...... My friends and I went to dinner here the other night and I was certainly not impressed. Throughout the course of our dinner, we had 3 different waiters, we never received water refills, nor did they come around to refill our wine. The dinner was served and it was a good couple or minutes before grated cheese was offered for our pasta. The dirty dishes remained on the table well after the dinner was finished. After dessert we had to ask for the check 2 times and still were kept waiting. Lastly they feel the need to put a hold on your card of the cost of dinner plus the tip they feel they deserve, regardless of what you wish to tip. I don't think I will be visiting this restaurant ever again.
Was expecting more....
I went there to taste the food before renting the patio for private party.
The place is romantic and very cozy.
But it seemed like we had no waiter. So we finnaly got to order. But every time it was different person serving us and we had to get their attention.
Maybe they do this to leave you alone and not feel bothered. But there was a basketball game on the tv by the bar and the waiters were watching that
more than us.
The food: It was four of us and 3 of us ordered pasta and one ordered 2 appetizers. The pasta special was not bad, but not anything more better than the Louises chain. The penne pasta from the menu was no big deal and not better than pasta I've had at Louises.
The banana napoleon dessert was great.
Will not be having our party there...
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