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Cafe Verona
Cafe Verona

Cafe Verona Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafeveronala.com/
  • Phone: (323) 934-6188
  • Hours of Operation: Daily: 8:00am - 10:00pm
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Celestino Elice
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W 2nd Street
  • Parking: No
A word from Cafe Verona
Disappear, if even for just a moment, from the hustle and bustle of the city to a quiet Italian escape.

Chef-Owner Celestino Elice will usher you on a culinary journey with his rustic creations.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was excellent and service was very good. Place is old but good."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I was really excited to eat here the first time. We live in the area and I've driven by it dozens of times. The atmosphere was laid back and very quaint. The food was actually really good for a local spot. Not world-class, but really good. The service....Oye!! The waitress kept trying to talk me out of ordering my dinner. She kept questioning if it was too much for me to eat. Then she had the nerve to walk up to our table and say that she wasn't bringing us bread because we had ordered enough food and she didn't think we would need it. Then she just disappeared and someone else handled us for the rest of the meal. Very, very strange. It won't keep us from eating here again, but it was a very odd experience."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I don't know why this place isn't busier, it's a real find. Nice service, friendly staff, and good food. Quite enjoyable"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "It's sits on a very busy street, you can hear all the traffic going by. Too bad, it's a nice restaurant"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Had a late lunch before going to a show at the Pantages. Parking was easy as they have their own lot behind the restaurant. The pasta was good and our server was very attentive. We loved the enclosed garden setting."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Amazing place! Once again had an excellent meal and a beautiful night at Cafe Verona. We had the the Butternut squash ravioli again which is seriously one of the best things I have ever tasted. All the food as always, was great. We shared a great bottle of Barolo. And I tried a new dish the Lamb chops pan seared in a balsamic caramelized reduction. Such a romantic and delicious spot!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This was my second time dining there. Both times on the outsdie patio. It is a beautiful neighborhood spot for a romantic dinner for two. They also have a side dining room too. The outside dining is nice and quiet even though faces onto a busy street. They have enough partitions to make it work against the noise. Only once did we have to stop for a loud motorcycle to go by. The menu was limited which makes for better food. Both Northern and Southern variety. Waiter was attentive and knowledgeable about the food. They are very heavy on the butter so you may want to go light. Will go back again!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Took reservation on short notice. Were visiting and were looking for nice first night dinner. Nice ambiance, great service and good good food!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Gavin Boyd invited us to view a screening of Love Scene during the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. We reviewed this restaurant on yelp as we decided to find something close. Valentines Day was in the air (a day or two away), it was cozy and romantic we sat out on the patio. The heat lamps were great for me, the service and the meal was good. We enjoyed the evening."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We had our Valentine's Day dinner here and it was incredible. Great wines and a delicious specialty menu. The patio is beautiful. We barely had to wait for anything. Very intimate and romantic ambiance. I highly recommend Cafe Verona!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Love this place! I'm from Chicago and eat here at least once every time I'm in town. Great food , great service and ambiance!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "This place is absolutely one of the most romantic spots in LA. The entire garden is lit by candlelight. What a beautiful ambience. The food was absolutely amazing! The Ravioli Zucca was melt in your mouth deliciousness. The sweetness from the butternut squash combined with the truffle and cream sauce with a hint of walnuts made this dish unforgettable. We also had the pork tenderloin in a brandy gorgonzola sauce that was cooked just perfectly and every flavor enhanced the dish to perfection. The service was great. We will definitely be back. I think we found our new favorite spot."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "The service was great (!!!) but we were very disappointed with the food. Definitely not what we had expected from reading the menu. I think the place has great potential but the food needs a re-make."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "....as usual, Cafe Verona is just the best place to walk to and have a quiet dinner either with friends or with spouse,significant other or... Food is delicious, staff is great and the owner is friendly. Love going up for comfort food.....my go to Italian place."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "It's a cute restaurant with creative decoration in each section. We ate in doors with the side open and the heat on. It felt private and open. The food was excellent and the wine selection gave good options with every item on the menu. The price for all of this great experience will keep us coming back over and over again"
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "A true gem! I hadn't been there in years, and only ever for lunch -- which I recall I quite enjoyed. This "return" was with two food loving friends who had never been there before. We needed a late seating for after theatre, so, Cafe Verona was a handy option. WE ALL LOVED IT and definitely plan to be back! Fantastic menu with very reasonable prices. Lovely atmosphere too: The patio gives you the feeling of being in a private garden; and the inside space (that we chose) offers a cozy, tranquil space. Service is wonderful!!! We even got a serenade from one of our servers.... but it's really not their policy. So, shhh! ;-)"
    Dined on 9/29/2013