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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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Diner Reviews
  • "We've been many times. You usually need reservation to be seated in quieter outdoor patio. If you like the room noisy, there is open seating in bar area (usually busy) and dinner seating next to it in same room. Last time I had spaghetti bolognese. On menu comes with different pasta, but I wanted spaghetti. That bolognese sauce was the best I have had anywhere. The meat in it was top quality (no grisly bits). Ate it all!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We always enjoy Farfalla. The food is consistent and good quality. Servers are very friendly and helpful. Be warned, the kitchen is slow. Expect to wait more than normal. If you do that, you'll have a great meal and great time."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great ristorante if your in the mood for Italian. Food is always fresh, plated well and right on temperature wise."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food but the service was a bit slow. The restaurant was a bit noisy and the sitting arrangement was not ideal for romantic dinning. Overall, it is good for casual dinning but not for special occasion."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The best Italian restaurant in the area. A trip to Italy"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Hands down, the best Italian restaurant in Westlake Village, if not the whole of Conejo Valley. I always enjoy coming here, whether for happy hour with friends or for dinner. Definitely on my favorites list."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Noisy bar scene that overpowers the restaurant area. Food is very good but service is only fair. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Service was excellent. Wife's Cosmo bit too strong for her but it was tasty. She had vegetables with shrimp and it was just ok. I had tuna and it was cooked in too many spices and it was luke warm. We have not been there for a year. Prolly be another before we go back. It seemed to be a happening place for the 25-30 crowd. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The service is always slow And inconsistent We come when were going to the movies But the service is mediocre "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We had lunch on a Saturday after a family graduation, 10 of us at 1 PM. The restaurant wasn't very busy, they did have one other large table. Wait staff was slow to take our drink order and very slow to take our lunch order. It took 2-1/2 hours to have lunch. I wouldn't recommend for a large party! The food was very good. They didn't look understaffed, we made the reservation in advance. Not a walk-in. I guess since gratuity is built in on large parties, they don't need to worry about giving you good service."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We met some friends at Farfalla for a Saturday night dinner. The food, mostly seafood, was excellent, the Sangria was wonderful and so was the service. My only complaint about Farfalla is the noise level which is something I don't think they can change. It's a popular spot with an energetic bar scene which creates a level of noise I find uncomfortable. However, that said, we enjoyed our dining experience, were able to converse with our friends and will most likely return."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Delicious food and excellent service. The wine list ware great."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Had a wonderful meal. Jorge is a great server. Constantly came by to make sure everything was OK. I highly recommend this restaurant for excellent food and service."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Always good quality food. This is an underrated place. Bravo"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We had a fun time at this restaurant. The food was delicious. Our waiter was charming. Cocktails were a bit pricey, but good. Overall, I wouldn't hesitate to go back again. Made the reservation online. Apparently, this was a good idea, as the people ahead of us at reception said they'd called the day before and made a reservation. The receptionist couldn't find any record of it. We were seated promptly and had an good experience."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Always love the food but this time the Puttensca was cold. We ate it anyway as it is always so delicious. Should have sent it back but we didn't want to wait."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Far fall aid our go-to Italian restaurant in Westlake Village. Love the covered patio seating. The food is consistently good, if not spectacular. The timballino of shaved artichokes and Parmesan is genius. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Good food. Okay service--waiter never asked us if we wanted to order drinks of any kind."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "If you want great food at reasonable prices it's hard to beat Farfalla. We have dined there three or four time now and have never been disappointed in the food. Service is usually good but can be a little slow. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Service can be a little slow, but as long as you're prepared for that the food is good and worth it. It's a nice location especially on Saturday nights when you can go listen to live music afterwards. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "She had the cesare salad, it was good and the chicken marsala and loved it. I had the tropicale salad, loved it and the orecchiette pugliesi and loved that. The interior looks the same as it has been for years. Could use upgrade in décor and comfort. Tables too close together on patio so you hear the Westlake crowd bragging to each other right and left, which is reflective of the "me" generation. Out waiter was efficient, curt but did not list any specials though the other waiters did. I guess we just didn't look like we were worth the time."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "When I want a reminder of Italy, I go to Farfala. The food and service are consistently sensational. All they lack is a carbonara. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Love the food, love eating on the enclosed patio or indoors, savor the flavors and enjoy Italy without a passport :) "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "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