Angelini Osteria
Angelini Osteria

Angelini Osteria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.angeliniosteria.com/
  • Phone: 3232970070
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Gino Angelini
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Angelini Osteria Catering specializes in custom designed events. Whether a large wedding or an intimate dinner party our menu will bring Chef Gino Angelini's heart and soul into your home.

    Contact us at catering@angeliniosteria.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Poinsettia
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking charge $5.00
A word from Angelini Osteria
Known for manning the stoves at high-end restaurants Rex and Vincenti, Chef Gino Angelini is dishing out quality Italian fare at his own place. Even the most been-there-ate-that gourmand will savor the simple, yet sublime starters, from the paper-thin pizzas to the steamed mussels and clams bathing in a garlic-infused broth. Nonna Elvira's green lasagna is a dozen layers of bliss with blankets of pasta enveloping a mild cheese. Continue with a deliciously soft, moist branzino (salt-encrusted sea bass), or a pork chop sided with braised red cabbage. Desserts deserve special attention, such as a buttery mascarpone, or a scoop of vanilla gelato with a shot of steaming espresso.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Angelini Osteria reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.8
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (21)neighborhood gem (13)great for lunch (11)special occasion (10)notable wine list (8)romantic (6)good for groups (5)hot spot (5)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • amazing
    pierro
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My favorite in town, so tastefully run great food and ambience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JerryVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The food was phenomenal, but the service was inexecusably rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent...
    samyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    As always, the food was amazing! We are never disappointed....except when we can't get a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A memorable Meal
    lewgenVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The food and service were superb. It is such a pleasure to go the dinner here. They make you feel so at home. We went to celebrate a birthday and it could not have been a better experience. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JoBey
    JoBey
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I booked this restaurant after reading great reviews. It's a very small, quaint authentic Italian restaurant, full of diners and quite lively. We were greeted by a lovely hostess and ushered to our little table without any waiting period. Tables are very close together you can literally hear the next couple's conversation!! Food was served promptly and it was fresh and delicious, we loved it! We will definitely go back next time we are in LA.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Italian
    PDSdinesout
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    You just can't get a better Italian meal in Los Angeles - come hungry!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Checked off Bucket List
    foodiequeen
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Food was great. Service not so much. Other tables got bread and spread as they sat down. We didn't. When we asked for bread, they didn't bring spread/ dip with it. Glasses of water were almost empty before they were refilled. Waiter never checked back to see how we were doing. I was watching surrounding tables, and they got much more attention. On the plus side valet was only $5.00.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wish we could have gone twice
    whodunit
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Branzino was excellent, cooked in a layer of sea salt crystals, but not salty at all, highlight of the night. Octopus salad was salty and the only disappointment of the night. Lots of octopus, but too much salt in the seasoning. Two soups were delicious, seasoned without much salt. Lobster, peach salad perfect. Truffle spaghetti was out of this world, but rich, so a good dish to share between four. Premier dessert was the pistachio dessert item, a Sicilian dessert none of us had ever had and all four of us thought was stellar. Caprese salad excellent. Pumpkin tortelli yum. One week vacation, wish we could have gone twice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous Restaurant!!!
    PhyllisVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    One of the finest Italian restaurants in Los Angeles. Angelini Osteria consistently serves amazing food...every bite is incredible. A DELICIOUS dining experience!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty and good selection of dishes.
    Vacation
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Nice restaurant and easily accessible. Good quality level of dishes. Good selection of dishes. Fast service and there was enough attention to customers. Very satisfying meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delicious food
    Rosa
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Delicious food~the restaurant is small and full of people ! So it is noisy !
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Another wonderful visit with outstanding food and service. One of our favorites!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BillVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Always a pleasure to dine at this handsome venue with great food, friendly and attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 261 reviews are from the Angelini Osteria reviews archive.
  • Good food & service
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Never disappointed in my 4 times here. Except the tables are rather close together and you can hear the ongoing conversations from the table on your left and right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chuckVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    even with all of the new great restaurants in l a this is still our favorite. taste and food preperation are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Angelini
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    There are many worthy Italian restaurants in Los Angeles, but Angelini Osteria is"The Best"!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great!
    freshtake2
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    While I kept my friend waiting at the lunch table, the waiters lavished her with two delicious appetizers. The service is impeccable down to the sweet bus boys. Our food was sublime, the waiter was a terrific guide. One of my favorite spots and lunchtime is always so pleasant! Bravo to the chef!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food, Great Service
    kurge1VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Our table was not quite ready at the reservation time, but that did not deter us. The staff was wonderful to us as we waited and nicer when we sat down. Our dinner was outstanding. Will keep returning.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Food and service are fantastic. LasagnaVerde lives up to the hype. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always the best!
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We have been dining here since this restaurant opened in 2001 and have always been impressed with the excellent food and service! Their excellence and personal touch in dealing with their clientele is consistent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Slice of Italy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    The veal ravioli special was fantastic--little tasty pillows that dissolved in my mouth. And it was so nice to have the option of good wine in a carafe,as it was one of those days where a glass wasn't going to be enough and a bottle might be too much or too formal. I will definitely go back! Soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef Angelini Rocks!!
    LadyJaneVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    My hubby and I come all the way from Thousand Oaks to indulge in Chef Angelini's fabulous Italian fare. There is a reason he is considered by his contemporaries as best Italian chef in the Los Angeles area. The dishes may be simple, but there is genius in the way he executes each one. We've had the tuna crostini (who would have thought pistachios would make the tuna flavor come alive?), veal filet with green beans (one of the most savory entrees I've ever had), beet salad, lobster salad, bone marrow (to die for!), liberty duck breast, turbot, apple strudel (hubby says its better than Grandma's), and Gino's incredible gelato and cappuccino. Gino who runs the front, always makes us feel like family. Don't hesitate to make reservations!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Food
    FastEddie
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    The restaurant is small and no fancy but the food and value make up for this. Great food and great value. Will definitely dine here again when in town.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Angelini is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant, with fabulous food! We will be back many times!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LA's Best Italian
    DartagnanVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    This place never disappoints. It's a geriatric crowd but they'll die happy with the best Italian food in town. The waiters know your likes and dislikes after just a few visits. The pasta and fish are sublime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique pasta dishes
    Delmundo
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    The pasta dishes I tried were wonderful and were quite unique compared to most Italian I have tried in LA. The Lemon Linguini was amazing and the asparagus broccoli soup was very well prepared..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An authentic Italian trattoria!
    catmomVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    An authentic Italian trattoria! Makes me feel like I am back in Italy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian restaurant in LA
    dwdw
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    After falling in love with the authentic Italian food in Florence, Tuscany, and Venice, I find most so-called Italian food in LA are just Americanized Italian food if you know what I mean. Angelini Osteria is a huge difference. Their trippa is as good as those I had in Florence. Their Bistecca alla Fiorentina reminds me a lot from what I ate in Florence. Their Black Truffle Pasta is a must-eat. These are just to name a few from a whole menu on which at least 10 items I always ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic food as always.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Fantastic food as always. Consistently outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistently excellent
    downtowninlaVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Great place for lunch in the city; food and service are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Request for alterations
    Delmundo
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    My request for something that wasn't exactly on the menu was prepared exactly to my liking.. The server was prompt friendly and very good at recommending things. I will definitely return..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding Mid-Wilshire gem 12/18
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    This was the third time I've taken customers for lunch to Angelini Osteria. All three times everyone has been very impressed with the food, wine and service. On my last visit both of my customers had the Swordfish and I had the chicken with roasted potatoes. Both dishes were outstanding. All the servers were very accommodating and they made our lunches very special. It's my new secret gem when in the mid Wilshire neighborhood. I'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Order the pasta
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    I mistakenly ordered the steak which is just stupid at a pasta restaurant. Pasta and flat bread are great. I wouldn't drench the salads in all that oil either. But overall I loved my experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Justin did it right
    GrrrrrrrrlfVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to this lively restaurant. We shared a lobster salad--very fresh made with crisp apples. Next, came the perfectly cooked Florentine steak with wonderful sides. The wine can be ordered by the carafe--a perfect choice for us. Justin, the "busboy," but really, he is a man, and he was very attentive and charming. He filled in where the servers didn't. Dessert was a disappointment, and it was Justinwgo made sure we had our coffee...Not the server! Promote Justin--he should be earning big tips! Last, this was to bea birthday celebration. The restaurant forgot that bit. The overall quality of the place is excellent, and certainly, we hope to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely lunch at Angelini.
    RaeM
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Really enjoyed our visit with family to Angelini Osteria last week. Reminded us of our meals in Italy - authentic Italian dishes made and served so graciously. Everything was appetizing and delicious, from the light faro salad that's served with their bread, to my lasagne verde (with ground veal). Service was charming and attentive, and lunch was very reasonable. We'll definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    I had friends coming from San Diego for the day and was asked to pick a restaurant for lunch They all eat out often and at very fine restaurants. Everyone agreed Angelina Osteria was a gem. From the moment we sat down the service was attentive bit not intrusive. We each had a different dish and everyone was top notch Along with lunch we had a lovely whit wine that was suggested by our waiter and complimented each dish. I live at the beach but will most certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Italian
    newportfoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We had tried for quite awhile to obtain a reservation for this restaurant and finally found one at 5:30 on a Friday. The restaurant is very small -- maybe 15 tables, maybe 40 seats. The food and service were excellent and the portions quite large. We had the shaved artichoke and arugula salad and the sliced swordfish appetizers. For entrees, the pork chop and the roasted veal shank. All were excellent. Traffic in the area is fierce and the drive time takes much longer -- even from the Westside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ITALIAN FOOD AT ITS BEST
    FoodieLoriVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    I was so happy to get a reservation at this wonderful restaurant. Each dish was wonderful. True Italian cuisine!! The pastas were amazing, the veal dishes as well! The service was wonderful, we had a waiter with personality and charm. Can't wait to go back next time we are on LA!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    Great place to go with a small group of people as it is a very small, tight venue. Fantastic pasta and the service was great! The waiters were very accommodating and flexible with menu alterations. As it is a small, popular spot, make sure you make reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Value
    VegasFoodie
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    The Osteria is small, but it works. The place was packed. Valet is $5 dollars. We started with wine by the glass (nice stemware), and ordered the Zuchini Blossoms. A true favorite of mine. Presentation was perfect, yet I did not care for the filling. It was more than just ricotta...and the flavor was bland. Not sure why the chef kept the bitter Zuchini stem on it??? Very bitter. The red sauce just didn't work either. We shared a bone marrow pasta.........out of this world with a nice presentation. Rustic. Yummy. Then the denver sole...........out of the world....lighted breaded...only slightly...sauce was perfect...mashed potatoes were also fluffy. Cappuccino divine. Tiramisu could have been fresher. 4 star
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.