Fun and DELISHThis was our first time here. It was a little hectic when we first arrived as there was a short wait for our table. It seemed like everyone arrived at the same time for their reservation. However the staff was apologetic and kind. The food was excellent. The service was very nice. Our waiter, Francisco, was a true delight. The Specials all sounded very impressive. We will definitely be going back!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for family celebrations!Great for family celebrations! The portions are large. Consider sharing. The lasagna was superb as was the fusilli pasta with shrimp.
The noise level was pretty loud. Book an early reservation for better nose level. Service as good.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and nice neighborhoodGreat Food and nice neighborhood spot with lots of parking in front and back. Our waitress was not the best, and not too friendly, but then again, it was a Monday, so she might have had a bad weekend.
I would definitely go back if I'm in the area.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThey honored our reservationThey honored our reservation and sat us immediately. Waiter was helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. Noise level was a little much, but not much they can do about that. Food was good with a nice selection at reasonable prices for this sort of moderately upscale Italian. Corkage was only $15 (a deal these days) so we brought our own wine.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was exquisite, theThe food was exquisite, the service impeccable. We wouldn't celebrate our anniversary anywhere else.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant's food andThis restaurant's food and service are consistently top notch! If you like calamari, they specialize in it, with fritti as appetizer, a mildly spicy pasta dish, as well as a tender and scrumptious calamari steak! Also try the mussels (served with fries), a Far Niente specialty. They always have daily specials, with freshest fish. Pastas are all excellent. For dessert, we enjoyed the apple tarte, and the souffle (more like a chocolate molten lava cake, takes 15 minutes). Tiramisu also delicious.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved the restaurant, alwaysWe loved the restaurant, always do, but for the lunch hour the service is a bit too slow. We weren't able to stay for dessert. A 90 minute lunch is a bit much. Otherwise, food is always wonderful and this is a place to go for a much more leisurely lunch....dinner, no problem.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a favorite and neverAlways a favorite and never a disappointment! Have been dining at Far Niente since they opened in the late 80's. The food and service are consistently outstanding.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMA very pleasant evening withA very pleasant evening with good food and a good glass of wine. We like Far Niente ecause it's usually possible to talk, and the service is efficient without being effusive.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMRestaurant has old world charm,Restaurant has old world charm, excellent service and most important wonderful food and drink. It can become a little noisy but that's only because it's always full of customers.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI use to work in the GlendaleI use to work in the Glendale area many years ago and haven't been to Far Niente for more than 10 years. I was thrilled that the food was as good as I remembered and the service was excellent.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe decided to dine at FarWe decided to dine at Far Niente on New Year's Eve because we knew we could count on good food and service. I ordered the Sordfish
special and it was outstanding! My husband ordered the Sea Bass and raved about it. It was a great dining experience! The staff is very friendly and the service is outstanding!12/31/2012 12:00:00 AM