Fabs
Fabs

Fabs

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fabscornercucina.com/
  • Phone: 8189952933
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open every day from 5pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Roger Fabrocini
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Choose Fab's to cater all your favorite events! From business lunches to film shoots, birthday parties to weddings, we want our customers to enjoy the best in Italian cuisine. We also work hand in hand with your favorite caterer if desired. Outside caterers: please contact management for any type of event.
  • Entertainment: Every Friday night from 8-10pm we host the "The Nathan T. Duncan Trio" for an evening of smooth jazz! Large turnouts are expected and reservations are strongly recommended.
  • Special Events: Enjoy the best artisan craft brews for $5, select unique wines for $6 or our signature sangria for $5 at our every day happy hour 3PM-9PM! Also offering an inexpensive bar menu. Available at the bar and our outside patio.

    We also host quarterly wine dinners and wine seminars. Ask for more information!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Van Nuys Blvd & Dickens Ave
  • Public Transit: We are located 1 block South of Ventura Blvd at the corner of Van Nuys Blvd & Dickens Ave. Close to the 101 & 405 freeways, and accessible by public transit (bus).
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer friendly Valet service Thursday through Sunday evenings from 6:00 till closing.
A word from Fabs
Fab's welcomes you to our newly remodeled location! Come enjoy the most delicious Italian food in the San Fernando Valley in our romantic dining room. When you want traditional home-cooked Italian comfort food, there is no other choice! We use the best ingredients available. From our chopped salad to Osso Bucco, we have a dish for every appetite.

Fab's now offers a newly remodeled dining room featuring plush high-back booths, wine bar (full bar coming soon), patio dining, and an exclusive private room that's perfect for the business meeting as well as private parties.
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Fabs reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (4)neighborhood gem (4)kid-friendly (2)fit for foodies (2)special occasion (2)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Menu changed
    ZackG
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The menu at restaurant and what is online are completely different. Many favorites were taken out, bar only has wine and beer now. Would not go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A LOVELY "FIND"
    ValleyVillager
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I grew up within a quarter mile of Fab's...long before it existed. For years, driving past it, for some reason I thought it was perhaps one step above a coffee house. No - I have no idea why! Well, when my friend took me there during the holidays last year, I fell in love with the place. It's very pretty - warm, woodsy colors, lots of high-backed booths, which provide privacy and cut the noise level to a gentle murmur - and the service was friendly and efficient. It was the food, however, that sold me! An eight-dollar bowl of escarole and white bean soup was huge and a full meal in itself. I only ate half, because it was followed by a favorite dish: saltimbocca. Scrumptious! I just took another pal and the experience was the same.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    May have found a our new neighborhood Italian restaurant. Love the garlic cream sauce.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 271 reviews are from the Fabs reviews archive.
  • Curly
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I really liked eating at Fabs. I thought everyone's food was great, except mine. I ordered the eggplant parmesan and it was very dry. I didn't taste the eggplant, just the breadcrumbs. My husband and daughter's entrees were delicious. We would definitely eat there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Fabs!!
    Magic
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I've been to Fabs a couple of times now and I can say that every time my wife and I have gone, the service is great and the food even better. Amazing Italian food. The Baked Rigatoni is delicious. The staff is very friendly and the servers have a great attitude and somehow always get us to buy dessert! I love this place.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't go on a Monday . . . .
    luvs2eatVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Fab's has a painting class in the middle of the restaurant every other Monday night, so not a good time to go there. Bright lights and the teacher wears a microphone. UGH! Couldn't wait to get out of there. Other than that, a good neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite neighborhood restaurant
    Titania22
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The food is consistently delicious (portions are very generous and I usually end up taking half home), staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is always fun. Reservations are necessary on Friday and Saturday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible
    ToniVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We treated our friends for dinner at this place and were very embarrased at the quality of food and service. Appetizers we ordered: Artichokes- good, Calamari- fair (dipping sauce wasn't good), Bruchetta- lacked basil. Entree's- Shrimp Risotto- came out undercooked, we sent it back, came back still undercooked..embarassing. Chicken Marsala & Chicken Picatta- both entress the chicken was like rubber, like it was microwaved. Cioppino- my husband wouldn't comment, which means it wasn't good. I am shocked at the poor quality of food and service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Blabs on Fabs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The food was very good. We found the wine to be a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab's is fabulous!
    gjth
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Great Italian food. Happy hour at the bar is great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place has a great Happy
    wolfemanVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    This place has a great Happy Hour every day of the week. The restaurant part of the restaurant is great also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • no wine choices.
    redheaddiner
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Went to Fabs for New Year's Eve dinner.... food as always was terrific ... GREAT steak special... and service was good.....they do NOT have an alcohol license so couldn't have a mixed drink.... So, we opted for wine and they had little to no choices.... 3 choices for white and about the same for red... and not really a choice.... we had to have the ONE cabernet they had... or nothing! Hope they fix this soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    NaytVIP
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    We stopped I craving Italian food while on a road trip and this place exceeded expectations. Quick and friendly service from the hostess and wait staff, and everything we ordered came out in a very reasonable time. Everything that the 5 of us ordered was delicious and cooked just right. If you want good Italian food, this place hits the mark!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will go again...definitely
    JanieVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    I went with my mom and daughter. A couple of mishaps started us off - the fryer wasn't working, no big deal and then they only had a choice of two white wines, neither one being my favorite, or even close. Need a bigger white wine list! The service was great and friendly, the food was yummy - the bread amazing! Portions great size, we all took something home. I would definitely go again as would my mom and daughter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and delightful!
    carolina
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Delicious and delightful! My friend and I both were pleased with our choices. Look forward to a return visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Happy Hour - 5 to
    gjth
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Excellent Happy Hour - 5 to 9 pm at the bar. Dinner was also excellent. Great selection. The only fish on the menu was salmon, but it was very good. Fantastic service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabs Salad A Winner
    MellyVIP
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    We try not to order the same thing everytime we go to Fabs. However, their Seafood Soup (Zupe Di Pesce) and Fabs Salad are hard to beat. We brought our own wine which for a $10 corkage is quite fair. We'll be back for another great meal.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabs is fab
    mamapitbull
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Great food and large portions. Skimpy wine list, but we liked what we had.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ok in the subburbs
    foodie
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Food ok. I asked for HOT food and got medium hot. The bread was good. It was an ok experience but we won't be going back.
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  • Very Good
    Joey
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Food was amazing, service a little slow. But over all good experience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Family Restaurant
    momx2VIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Fab's is a great place for delicious Italian dining. We come here often and always like to try new things. Everything is delicious!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have been to Fabs numerous
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    I have been to Fabs numerous times for lunch. This time it was for dinner. The menu and the moderate prices appear to be the same day or evening. (Note: Fabs is no longer open for lunch). It's a simple neighborhood place, good for before or after a nearby movie. Large portions.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slammin Pizza
    VoltarrVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Tonight we decided to try the chicken pizza, adding some salsiccia and red onions. Bam! is all I have to say. La cena e sta fantastica! Our server Ernesto, as usual, was on his A game.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spot for couples
    Tanya
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    I have gone to Fab's several times with a date, and every time is nice. Great ambience, service & food. It's certainly accurate to call this a hidden gem.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as usual
    Hummingbarb
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    Our book group had been meeting at Fab's monthly for several years. We love the food selection although some of us come for the same dish. We are fans of the Pasta Bolognase, the Beet and Barrata Salad, the Chopped Salad with Salmon. We love the rolls too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Menu
    PennyReview
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    The menu is huge. I think I made a bad choice of food to order (beet salad) but the apricot salad was good. The garlic bread left a lot to be desired. The service was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Dinning experience
    foodiejrl84
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    I was so happy to get to FABS and get seated as soon as I arrived I had booked a reservation on Friday at 8:30pm and I was like 15 minutes late the hostess was so polite and said hey at least your here and we're happy to have you right this way that right there made my night, here I am thinking I am going to get death stares but she was super nice. My best friend and I got seated and in this really nice booth then our waitress came over right away offered us bread and our menus she read off all the specials took, time I took one of her suggestions since I do love a good steak and it was the best steak dinner I've had in a very long time. The whole dinning experience was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we like fabs but......
    wolf
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    Food was good. They were catering a party for 100 which they neglected to tell us when we arrived. We arrived at 6:40. No food came until ten to eight. Entrees didn't appear until well after eight. The wait took the enjoyment out of the evening. They did offer us a free dessert and apologized for the tardy service. We'll be sure to ask about special events if we go back again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood gem!
    broudst
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Had a nice meal at Fabs. Friendly and attentive service. Food was good but presentation was a little plain. I'd like to try more entrees. Love the rolls they serve. The remodel is excellent and it's very inviting with an upscale feeling. Parking can be a bit of a hassle. Overall we had a really good time and will be back.
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  • Dining was Fabulous at Fabs!
    Blondie
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    We are regular patrons of Fabs. The food and service is always the best. My shrimp scampi was off the hook as usual. What made dinner great was our great service and the personality of our waitress....Julie who recently moved here from Spokane Washington. She could have done stand up comedy and was so bright and funny! The service and personalities of the waiters and waitresses makes the food even more enjoyable! Stay blonde and keep the repartee alive Julie!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    JodiLA
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    This was our third time here. We had a bottle of red wine and we both has lasagna. For desert we had tiramisu. Everything was super fresh and amazing. Our server was Julie and she was terrific. She had a great sense of humor and was very knowledgeable. We can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service. Poor Food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    This is a hard one. The service was impeccable, but the food is not even close to authentic Italian. The sauce is very definitely from a bottle. The calamari appetizer was over-fried and so tough and chewy. The chicken parmigiana was bland, and well too deep fried. The service was awesome. Very nice decor. The restaurant could be top notch if the food improves and actually resembles GOOD Italian food.
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  • Fabs
    Jodi
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    Fabs is a great neighborhood spot for good food that's reasonably priced, and I'm glad they're now open Monday evenings
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I loved the fact that we requested
    Linda
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    I loved the fact that we requested a certain table (on Open Table) and the request was honored.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabs is fantastic!
    jillyxo
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Fantastic food, good service, nice med lit lighting, and a great neighborhood feel! We have been coming here since 2002....love the new remodel! Always love the menu - ...... just a fun, consistently good place to have dinner!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was almost great
    JodiLA
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Our last visit before this one was really good. I had the Vodka sauce with Penne noodles with chicken meatballs. It was so good I ordered it again. My husband decided to try the lasagna since he has had lasagna at every other place around.Our food came and mine were missing the chicken meatballs. My husband's lasagna was excellent. We were occupied talking about his food while we waited for someone to come back. My noodles were done perfectly, I was happy eating it without the meatballs if that is what I had to do. My husband flagged down someone, who got our server. She took my bowl for "proof" it was messed up she said, and when she came back I had meatballs but they were burned on one side and my noodles were now soft and mushy.
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  • Average
    nealVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2013
    less than we expected compared to other Fabs locations
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still my favorite
    NickieVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    The best of the best! Love the food, great service, and incredible ambiance. I look forward to going to Fab's every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food was healthy but not flavorful
    ssooey
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    there are much better restaurants with the same price range in the area. Although, atmosphere was top notch.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tonight was way off
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    I've been to Fabs several times before and always have been impressed by the service and food quality. Tonight something was off; we had a reservation but waited ~10min for the table. Another 10 min before the server approached us. Dinner took seemingly forever to get (~30min) and the appetizer came literally 30secs before the entrees? Understaffed that evening? - and this was a Saturday night! Now on to the food: I've always been quite pleased with the food and presentation; tonight the plating was off - my husband ordered one of my favorite dishes and was sorely disappointed; the food/plate looked "tired", plus we brought 2 friends here for the first time; no comments! to sum up: surprisingly disappointing, Fabs. What happened?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.