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Farfalla Westlake
Farfalla Westlake

Farfalla Westlake Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.farfallawestlakevillage.com/
  • Phone: (805) 497-2283
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch
    Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner
    Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Happy Hour
    Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm; Sunday: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Cuisine: Italian, European
  • Executive Chef: Santino Coccia
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: E Thousand Oaks Blvd.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Farfalla Westlake
Farfalla Westlake is located at 'The Promenade'. The trattoria provides a very nice setting from the attractive exterior to the handsome interior, with beautifully appointed dark woods, cocktail-height tables as you walk in, and a full bar to the right. Spacious, Farfalla Westlake gives you the option of intimate seating either at our sheltered and heated patio or inside the main dining area. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Good food. Made online 6:30 pm reservation and was seated promptly. Service..not so great. We were a party of 4 and celebrating my husbands birthday. We found ourselves looking for the waiter quite a bit throughout the evening. The restaurant was busy, but did not seem in lack of sufficient help to expedite service. We were sat in the enclosed, heated patio. At first, I was concerned it would be drafty, but this was not an issue. The patio proved to be a better choice to sit than the main dining area due to the noise level. It was so loud in the main dining room. Great for parties, if you want to be by the bar or near all the goings on. The covered patio was perfect for being able to enjoy a pleasant conversation. Overall, I will revisit."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "First, the host did not check us into the system which caused opentable to believe that i did not honor the reservation. My wife and I started with the calamari. The portion was huge, however, the squid was a little cold and soggy. It was simply not fried enough. My wife then ordered the halibut, which is on the regular menu, but she was told they didnt have it. They substituted some other non-descript white fish. I ordered the pasta special. The entrees were actually quite good, which is the only reason I recommend Farballa. The dessert, bluberry tart, like the calamari, was cold and soggy. I think the kitchen is simply too busy to turn out consistent fare. If you are in the area, give it a try, but dont go out of your way!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite restaurants anywhere!!! Food is always great and the service fantastic, thanks Paolo!!!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I visited the restaurant with my aging parents last week, and from the get go, you could foresee a bad dining experience....I asked the waiter for a glass of water for my dad to take his blood pressure medicine the waiter did not acknowledge at all. I had to ask repeatedly....we ordered salad, ravioli, and pasta...the food was ok at best but what shocked me the most was when asked for the bill, the waited 'tossed' the check to me and did it AGAIN when returning my changes. My dad is 84 years old and walked fairly slow and there was NO staff in the restaurant who offer assistance in anyway, not even opening the door. All in all, it was a huge mistake picking this venue, service is by far the worst I ever experienced."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the service great. They even surprised us with a dessert for my friends birthday."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "we had the same waiter as last time and the same issue....had to ask to order beverages, had to ask for bread, had to ask to refill water, etc...."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Their playlist ranged from Michael Buble, to Adele, and Frank Sinatra. Overall the atmostphere was excellent and the service was incredibly friendly."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Our first time here, and an excellent time was had by our party of four. Highly recommend the Tricolore and Timballino Di Carciofi salads, and the Capelleni Checca and Fusilli Carciofi pastas. My only criticism was more light needed on the enclosed patio. I saw several people using their iPhones to light the menus, as did we."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Food and service is good but alcohol way over priced. Call vodka tonic $14!!! Glass of wine $10 to $13 one glass. Been going many years and enjoy just wish Booze was more reasonable."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "One of our favorite places for lunch or dinner. Happy hour is always fun and full. Great happy hour prices. The service is good the selections are wonderful. Love the seafood risotto.So good."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The food is incredible here! Everything was scrumptious from my Carpaccio to my plate-licking Pumpkin Ravioli w/Walnut Cream Sauce and even though it wasn't on their dessert menu, they even made me a delectable Afogotto to die for!! This dining experience was all I had hoped for and beyond!!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Great service (waiters actually speak Italian), amazing food, reasonable prices, always a good time."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We've been going here for almost 2 years. The food is fantastic and authentic. Staff are very gracious and they make you feel like family."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "With our reservation we were seated immediately which was great. Good choice of wines, very nice patio dining area. Inside was loud but no overly so. Nice decor, The food was ok, but the salmon farfalle had very little salmon and the crab risotto had almost NO crab. Plus, we were charged for an adult crab risotto even though it was obvious the seven year-old would only need a child's portion. We didn't consider it a wasted dining experience but it's not on our list of places to return. Too many other options to explore."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Always love Farfalla! food is amazing and always has a great ambiance"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I met friends for lunch at Farfalla Westlake. My friends have 4 young children & the Farfalla staff were helpful, cooperative, thoughtful & unfazed by the kids. My one complaint was that the restaurant apparently hadn't received their full ice cream/gelato order that day, so desert was a bit limited, but it WAS delicious. The food was lovely. I've eaten at the Hollywood Farfalla before so expected a good meal & was not disappointed. They did not open that day until noon, but there were plenty of patio tables & chairs to sit at while I waited for my friends."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Farfalla Westlake is like dining with family! The food is delicious, the ambiance warm and welcoming, and service first rate-Our party was seated promptly. Our server very attentive and the food just like Mama would make at home!!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "One of our very favorite restaurants in Westlake Village. The food and servers are both excellent and authentic!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We had a 7:30 reservation and came in about 7:16. The hostess was by rude and acted like having a online reservation was not a priority for seating. She told us it was only 7:10. (Wrong time according to my I-phone) and told us we would have to wait until 7:30. That was fine,but it was the manor in which she spoke. At 7:30 she tried to seat us in a tiny table for two when I had requested a booth on my reservation. This table was right next to kitchen and not acceptable. There were booths available but she stated those were being saved for parties of four. Overall this place is way to crowed and loud! After being treated this way we will never return. Don't have a bad attitude for your paying customers!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "What makes this a place to go back are the staff. Starting at reception to the waiters to the bus persons"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "My hubby and I love Farfalla. The eggplant dish is super fantastic. Great wine selection. Happy hour is super, but the bar gets really busy, so get there early."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Thrilled that Farfalla is finally an Opentable restaurant!"
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "We went New Years Eve and its pretty casual in dining. At least for New Years. The chocolate pear dessert was fabulous and their cappuccino was out of this world! Not too strong and just perfect. I had their veal with Artichoke type sauce and it was very good."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "One would think that going out to eat on New Year's Eve would be the same old story - expensive and poor service. At Farfalla quite the opposite was true as the food was excellent and the service was outstanding with a moderate price compared to other options available in the area. I had the Cioppino which was in the top 2 or 3 that I have had - including about 40 different restaurants from San Francisco and the Wharf to Chicgo and Rome, Italy. The wait staff was very attentive and very knowledgeable about their menu and their wine list. It is tucked away in the Promenage Shopping Center but certanly worth the effort to find and enjoy."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Nice ambience. Seating outside is nice. Service is very good. Food is good. A little pricey, but not over the top. The ambience is the draw to the restaurant. We would go again."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "I would consider myself a regular at Farfalla. The Tuscan tomato soup is amazing. If you like chunky tomatoes, croutons, onions and basil, this is the soup for you. The pastas always arrive warm, al dente and well coated but not over sauced. Oh, and I can't forget about the pizzas. The crust is never soggy and the toppings really shine through. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a cut above the mainstream Italian chains. This is not a Macaroni Grill or Olive Garden."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Some of the bread pieces in the complimentary bread basket were stale, pizza was very soggy and oily, and tagliatelle dish was extremely oily and tasteless. Bolognese and tiramisu were good. Quality and taste of food do not justify the high prices."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "We celebrated our son's 21st birthday and they treated he and his friends like kings. They were not rushed out to turn the table and they did everything to accomodate make it a special event. He and his friends will be back and so will we! Thank you for making his 21st so special."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "This was to celebrate the holidays with the office staff. A couple of us in the group were LOUD which turned off some of the other guests. I felt sorry for our waiter as he was the one faced with having to apologize for our loudness. We probably won't have such a party there again due to this. Not the restaurant's fault but as a noisy group we will need to find more private space the next time. The food was delicious and the service superb!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Outstanding food with more than ample portions, maybe it was due to the holiday season, but it was extremely noisy with very vocal groups. The wine list is good and the corkage is $20. The grilled romaine salad and the oso buco are excellent as is the lobster ravioli. Definitely a place to go back to after the holiday season to see if it is any quieter."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "The place was very nice and the service was outstanding! We had a party of 10 with children. It was not kid friendly but they we're friendly! They didn't have a kid menu so they offered to split any plates which was awesome and worked. We had a great server who was on point. As soon as we asked for anything, he did it! Then the food came and was mouth watering delisious!"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "The waiting for a table was 40 minutes with a reservation (!!!). They shouldn't accept that many reservations if they cannot accomodate!!! The waiting for the food was another 40 minutes after being seated. Other tables got their food, finished eating and leaved; and we were still waiting! We had to ask a busboy to get the waiter to bring our check. The waiting for the check was an additional 20 minutes, while our waiter was goofing around and completely ignoring us. The only pleasant thing about our dinner was actually the quality of food. It was delicious! 5 stars for the kitchen staff, 0 stars for the service!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Had a 7:00 reservation but because of a back up we weren't seated until 7:20. The waiting area inside is very limited and became almost unbearable when all the 7:00 and 7:15 reservations checked in. My husband was close to the host desk and heard that a 7:15 reservation was being seated. If he hadn't spoken up, we would probably still be waiting. No one gave a reason for the back up but the staff was very apologetic. This has never happened before and we will return but it still ruined our evening."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "If you go on a Friday night, make reservations! The place was packed! There were lots of walk-ins trying to get a table. The noise level was high near the bar but we sat on the outdoor patio which was more moderate & intimate. The server seemed a lil overwhelmed & covering too many tables at one time. We ordered calamari to start & it was brought out not long after…the food is really good & Im sure if you visit during a slower time service will be great."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Nice atmosphere, great food, good wine list, nice staff. Enjoyable overall!!!! Make a reservation. Nice bar area."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "So nice! Great drinks! Fabulous service! (a little loud - but maybe that's just me)."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "The food was awesome, with menu items that adults, chilren, and vegetarians could enjoy. Service was competent and did not rush you."
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "The service was absolutely horrible. We wanted to order drinks, he took one order and walked away. When he came back, finally, he took one more drink order and started got walk away. We all finally got to order however be tried to walk away in between each one. We had to ask for bread, it was never brought to us. Our kids food was brought out last and basically we were ignored. The food was good but would t go back any time soon"
    Dined on 10/12/2013