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Aventine Restaurant
Aventine Restaurant

Aventine Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aventinehollywood.com
  • Phone: (323) 500-0969
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner

    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am

  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Adolfo Veronese
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please call for more details.
  • Entertainment: DJ Friday and Saturday Nights from 10pm - 2am
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please contact our Events Director with any Special Event inquires.
    Nicole@aventinehollywood.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Selma Ave
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is $8 M-Thurs & $10 Friday - Saturday
A word from Aventine Restaurant
Aventine is an eclectic social trattoria. The food is rustic Italian, the drinks robust, the bar area feels as though it has been around for a century, and the outdoor patio is alluring yet intimate. Located in the heart of the Hollywood Entertainment district, this turn of the century restaurant feels like you’re in the heart of Italy. The menu is Farmers Market inspired with simple yet sublime ingredients. join Aventine for a culinary experience you won’t want to miss.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "I had the special, a black ink pasta with seafood. The sommelier was helpful in picking a wine within our taste & budget."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "In the heart of Hollywood, the food is excellent as well as the cocktails. The music is a bit too loud for conversation, and the waiter interrupts a bit too much."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The ambiance is great - a very nice outdoor patio in the heart of Hollywood. However, I have been there twice now for dinner and the food is then impressive. Most recently I asked my out-of-town guests their honest opinion and sadly they admitted that they were dissappointed in the food as well. It's a really great patio but maybe visit for a drink at the outdoor bar, spend your hard earned money on better food somewhere else. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the scene, vibe and food. Top notch service! Our waiter ruled. Beautiful atmosphere and people. Get the short rib ravioli and house salad. The chiani by the glass is also amazing "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Excellent all around. Beautiful interior. Loved the vibe, service and food was great! They have jazz music at night in the back and it is played at the perfect volume. You can still talk while enjoying the music. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Nice outdoor space, specialty drinks were not my favorite."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I saw this place on the Cahuenga row of clubs and restaurants and figured it as "just another one", but I was wrong. Aventine is lovely and the food and service are first drawer. The meatball pizza was delicious, the caprese salad had perfect heirloom tomatoes and yummy mozzarella. Even the bread and butter was "take it home" good! We ate on the large tented back patio, which for very comfortable, even on a cool night. Our waitress was attentive, yet gave us our space when we needed it. Let's just say we will definitely tell our friends about it and come back often. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Located in an area of Hollywood that is very busy and popular, Aventine is a great find for anyone who appreciates high-quality Italian food at a reasonable price (who doesn't?). Because it's a trendy location, it's fairly noisy, so would not recommend for anyone looking for a quiet getaway. If you want to be in the center of the action, this is a place for you. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I was pleased with the service although the seating is very tight. The menu is simple but covers the basics you would expect. The specials were great and I suspect that is why the menu is kept simple so the can feature the variety in the daily specials"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Beautiful food, very attentive staff. A little bit expensive to be honest but the quality of the food made that okay. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "This restaurant is within walking distance of the Pantages theater. Unlike many of the other pretentious restaurants closer to the theater, this one has great food! Very knowledgeable staff regarding the menu and were very aware of our time constraint. Excellent presentation, but mostly just excellent, well prepared food."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The food and service were outstanding. We had a really great time at Aventine. It was "happening" but not too loud or crowded. One of my favorite restaurants. The burrata appetizer is my favorite of all time!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Aventine was affordable, and the food was amazing! Great presentation, creative way of putting the items together. We had the Burratta and the Gamberoni for appetizers, the Pizza Bianca, and then for dessert we had the Caramel Budino. All were amazing. The vinagrette on the Burratta paired well with the grees, and the toasted bread with it was perfect. The vinagrette with the proscuto wrapped shrimp (the Gamberoni) was maginificent. The pizza was a thin crust pizza and I loved the toppings. The flavors in the desserts were easily destictable, you could taste the accent of salt with the caramel and chocolate. The service was great too. I enjoyed one of their specialty drinks with crushed cucumber in it which was amazing as well."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "First of all, the room is lovely. High end rustic. Covered patio that will be great in the summer. Varied menu with some interesting choices. And excellent service!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I've been to this restaurant before and dining in the outdoor courtyard has always been charming and great. But my most recent visit on Friday night was pretty awful - the courtyard turned into a nightclub at 10pm, and me and my dinner guests were practically screaming at each other over the music trying to chat as we ate dinner. It was really unpleasant."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Wonderful ambiance and friendly staff. Delicious moderately priced food and drinks."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Its a great place - the food is superb and of the highest standards around. BUT the music is awful and was way too loud… all our party objected to this. Honestly there is no need for music at all in a nice pace like this. would think hard before going back..."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "In the busy (and sometimes touristy) bar and restaurant scene, is this wonderful gem of a restaurant. My boyfriend and i shared a pizza and a pasta dish and were thrilled with the atmosphere and service by friendly staff, waiters, and bus boys. We had a wonderful experience and will definitely be back soon!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We ate here prior to attending a show at the Pantages. The food was good, the waiter was very attentive and spent time reviewing the menu to make sure we all knew what was available. My teenage daughter was not thrilled about the choices as there are not a lot of "standard" Italian dishes available, but overall I think everyone enjoyed their meal. The music was quite loud, but when we asked if they could turn it down a little bit, they gladly did so. There is valet parking available out front, and we were able to leave our car there for the entire evening for just $10. It was a short 3-4 block walk to the theater from the restaurant, so very convenient!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We came here after seeing a show at the Pantages. We had a reservation and when we walked in we were seated right away. The staff were warm and friendly. The noise level was above what is comfortable for a conversation but the music was decent, not too frenetic, so at least it was tolerable. The food was very good. A nice selection of small bites, pizza, pasta, entrees and desserts. We had a collection of appetizers and a pasta dish which we shared. Great for a late evening meal."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Our party of 4 found the food and service to be good. However, the loud music pretty much spoiled our dinner. A restaurant should have background music and they had the music at a volume which was not compatible with good dinner conversation. For that reason, we won't go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I happened upon this restaurant two weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised to discover that the food is outstanding and equally important, the staff is friendly, courteous, and very helpful! The server Gigi is particularly amazing and went out of her way to make our dining experience awesome. I have already returned for a second visit."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The ambiance is lovely, comfortably elegant. The dishes we ordered were great and tasted really fresh, particularly the pesto gnocchi. It is a bit loud but we were still able to enjoy conversation. As the evening grew later however the music changed to a bit more 'club/dance' music, which is a little contradictory to the 'upscale casual' feel of the restaurant. It turns out Aventine has a club as well, AV next door. I am unsure if that has anything to do with the shift in vibe but it was notable to me. Aside from that, very enjoyable."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Descent crowd of Age 30+, pleasant staff, but wash't impressed by the food or having to yell a little much while trying to have a conversation. Bick-walls may look cool but are very unpractical unless you want to project sound off of them.."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I've been wanting to come here. It's great. The ambience, Decore and food looked amazing. Would definitely come here again. Love the casa salad and the ravioli"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "This is a great place for dinner. I went with my girlfriend and we had wonderful sea bass and a shrimp appetizer. The service was nice too."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Fabulous food, atmosphere and service. Really enjoyable first experience. Will definitely return and recommend to others."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Service was a little slow, though it was not busy. Some food was also better than others. Short ribs were very nice, Carbonara was awful, and the lasagna would have been good if it wasn't burnt to the skillet. Bread was good, and compound butter was awesome. Decor is great, and concept is good - would be a great place if they can get everything together."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "I never write reviews but the food/ambience/people WERE AMAZING! DEFINITELY GO!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We finally made an open-table reservation on Friday and I'm glad we did! After being greeted immediately by smiling hostesses, we walked to the bar at the patio and immediately into a magical place, with fairy-lit trees and warm and cozy lighting. The patio is covered in the winter, which kept the cold out. The bartenders were friendly and skillful - great vodka martinis, and then some specialty drinks. Went to our table and the magic continued - all the staff were extremely friendly and we were made to feel at home the whole night. We try to bring good energy wherever we go, and got it back in triplicate here! Others have written about the food, which is outstanding, but is is the staff that makes this place shine!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We went here for a romantic dinner and it was exactly what we needed. Candlelight. Great wine. Our server josh was excellent."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "It was very noisy but it was a Friday night at 9pm. Octopus appetizer was fabulous. Halibut not so much."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Here is a restaurant with terrific food and great table service. However, they seem to have changed their Valet parking company and that is a problem. The new company doesn't post its price and seems to raise that price without informing anyone. By anyone I mean no one. Not you, when you park. Not the hostess at the desk. Nor anyone else in the restaurant. The time before last, when we parked, the price was $8.00. A relatively standard price in Hollywood and they had a sign listing the price. This last time there was no sign. My friends and I parked our cars expecting to pay $8.00. When we retrieved those cars the price had increased to $10.00 and noone in the restaurant knew anything. So, park somewhere else if you eat here."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "This was the second time I've gone to this Restaurant, the first time was great this second time was very disappointing and underwhelming. The pasta we ordered was VERY sweet, no excuses. The service was condescending, won't go back. There are so many good restaurants in LA left to explore this one is off my list."
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "I tool my better half here for her birthday, we loved everything we tried. Service was great, and we'd definitely visit again."
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "Food is average, service is great but you won't be able to hear the person across from you because the place is pumping music like a nightclub. Overall a good experience for a group looking to get crazy not one looking to have a good conversation."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Superb! From the good yo the ambiance, it was a great night. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "This great neighborhood gem is everything you'd hope it would be. I have a fairly discerning palate when it comes to the restaurant business, having owned and operated one on the east coast for many years. This place pays attention to detail, and it shows!"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Loved the native Italian food and choice of wines. A patio with lights in the trees adjoins the dining area giving it an indoor-outdoor feeling. Service was prompt and professional~ Can't wait to go back with boyfriend or GNO!"
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "Food is average and expensive, servers have an attitude. Might come back for a drink only since it is a beautiful place."
    Dined on 10/23/2013