Great SupriseReviews were good, and location was close to our meeting.. The outside of the restaurant did not have super curb appeal, but the interior was quite nice.. Service was very very good.. but the food was really exceptional. When I say exceptional, I should note we've enjoyed amazing restaurants from top chef''s and this is one of the few meals where my wife has talked for a couple of days afterwards how exceptional the lunch was and yet the cost per person was under $35 with tip included!
We will be back on our next vist to LA!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTOP FINDCame to LA just to eat here and it was everything we anticipated. Food was fabulous - my husband is still talking about the butternut squash ravioli. Buratta salad was superb. Have his new cookbook and hope to try many of the recipes. Highly recommend.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMToo many good choicesWent here for business dinner. There were so many appetizing options I had a hard time choosing. I will go back for sure.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWONDERFUL!I was introduced to Firenze Osteria by a co-worker about a year ago. Now whenever our business partners are in town we make sure to go there. Unassuming from the outside but warmly appointed and inviting on the inside. It has wonderful ambiance and I can't say enough about the food there. I've tried a different dish each time I visited and have never been disappointed. Every portion is perfectly sized for a moderate appetite. You won't be left hungry but save room for dessert. It can get a bit noisy when there are many large groups there but not so much that you can't hear your table. The wait staff is also great, they attend to you often enough to give you a fine dining experience but not intrude.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect TrifectaFirenze Osteria has what I call a restaurant's "perfect trifecta:" superb cuisine, reasonable prices for an upscale restaurant, and, most importantly, spectacular service. Our server this time was Jessica. She was warm, knowledgeable about how the dishes were created, and humorously playful throughout our dining experience. This really started from the moment we were greeted at the door. Whether it's your first time at Firenze or your 40th, you always feel like an old friend being welcomed back to a great meal.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlway's Nunber OneOnce Again This Restaurant Has Proven Themselves To Be Number One In Food & And Service
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Not To Be Missed !!!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMNice neighborhood restaurant:Nice neighborhood restaurant: good food and excellent service.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFirenze Osteria is one ofFirenze Osteria is one of our favorite restaurants. Their roasted chicken is fabulous and the Heirloom Burrata salad is fantastic. The service could not be better.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreatThis was my second time there and I will definitely return. The food is always tasty and well prepared, and the staff is always pleasant and helpful.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM16th Birthday Awesome EventMy daughter personally went on line and viewed your restaurant for her sweat 16th Birthday event and was very happy with the food and the service. Her exact words where that the food was amazing and the place was perfect. I might add that like most teenage girls her age, she is a hard one to please, so thanks for the outstanding Job, well done!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious DinnerWe wanted to go out for a nice dinner with our two kids (one teenager, one tween). So, we decided to try Firenze, and went early (6:30 reservation). This worked out perfectly for us with the kids. The restaurant was only half-full when we arrived, we had very attentive, nice service, and the food was delicious. We left before it got too loud and crazy. It was a very pleasant, lovely dinner, and again - all our food was FABULOUS! The cocktails were great, and they had a nice wine selection, too. They were very accommodating with our kids', too (plain pasta was served with a smile!) We already want to go back (without the kids next time, though!)5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMI brought three guests andI brought three guests and had a thoroughly delightful evening. When we entered we were asked if we'd prefer the front room which is within sound range of the bar and somewhat frenetic, or whether we'd like to be seated in the adjoining room which was more quiet and for which we opted. Service was immediate, attentive and knowledgeable. Every dish was good, but I can recommend the following which were killer: the Grilled Pancetta & Burrata Crostino, the Spinach & Ricotta Dumplings (both starters) and the Trofie Pasta with Duck Sausage & Fennel. The wine list also had very reasonably priced selections. A very enjoyable evening was had by all. I would certainly return.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMJon and staffThank you all so much for making my wife's 30th birthday the in her words best night of her life. I will be giving rave reviews on your establishment because Jon and the staff were the best any of our 11 people have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. Thank you guys so very much we will be back5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent quality authenticExcellent quality authentic Italian food. Was very noisey but was also a very busy night because it was Mother's Day. Pretty good service considering how busy they were. I'll go again.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA Bold and Pleasant SurpriseWe went to Firenze Osteria for Mother's Day Brunch, not quite sure what to expect on the Brunch Menu. We were greeted by the hostess and offered a choice of a quiet table in the back room, or an airier spot in front, with a view of the kitchen, which we took. The regular menu was available, along with several brunch items. Our very helpful and friendly waiter recommended a brunch item - the spinach and carmelized leek Frittata with mixed greens, which was great. The spinach and ricotta ravioli from the regular menu was also a huge hit. My mother was thrilled to discover a new valley restaurant and I'm quite sure we will be returning for the next special occasion or, in fact, any occasion.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicioso!I ended up ordering the pork chop that came with the truffled gnocchi. This will be your 50th review that you read that states ORDER THE TRUFFLED GNOCCHI. Simply the most amazing thing. The pork chop was cooked in a way that I didn't even know you could cook pork. It looked like a steak on the outside but when you cut into it, it was so tender and juicy. The flavor was unlike any pork I've tasted. I can't even begin to tell you how amazing my dish was. Just order it. My friend ordered a seafood pasta that was divine - perfect flavor and my sister ordered the chicken fussili that was just a delicious pasta. Can't go wrong if you want to go basic. I highly recommend this restaurant. The food was the best I've had in a long time.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrating a co-workers 30thThey have quite a selection of specialty martinis to choose from. The birthday girl selected the short rib ravioli, which is always a good choice, but sadly the pasta was underdone and a little too hard. They were really good about it and re-did her order and it was really good. I had the rack of lamb special which was really good. I would order that again as each bite was wonderful. All in all we had a really good time and the feel of the restaurant was relaxed and warm. Our waitress was attentive and sweet.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in years...From hello to goodbye the experience was A+. Food was made fresh and delivered quickly. Open kitchen and no yelling or talking... just cooking. Excellent size portions. Look forward to trying something new on the menu. Loved that the specials were on an ipad so I could actually see what the dish looks like.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely ambiance and very friendlyLovely ambiance and very friendly staff...lots of street parking...but the food is not particularly remarkable.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food and staff.Wonderful food and staff. Seating can be cramped for larger parties, but they have a banquet room that can be reserved in advance. Can get loud on a busy night, but overall very nice.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe ordered the Chef's Table,We ordered the Chef's Table, which was a lot of fun — and a lot of food. While every dish was amazing (and we really appreciate the time that Ken spent making sure we'd be happy with every one), in the end it ended up being a little too much for us, quantity-wise. Maybe a five-course meal would have been better suited. But the staff was friendly and helpful, the food great (even down to the bread at the beginning), the cocktails well-made — it was a great experience to share with my visiting parents.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only thing that needsThe only thing that needs to change is the parking. no point to valet if your car is just right there and attendent doesnt bring it back to you at the end. we had to go get our car, which was in the 2nd parking stall. oh, one more thing, there was a 2 year old girl that was there and all your servers & cooks kept stairing at the family? really rude. but my server was nice and funny and food was great.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMYUM YUM YUM!!The food here is delicious, especially the chicken marsala and the short ribs! Don't miss the pancetta/burrata appetizer, that could actually be a whole meal. This is comfort food meets fine dining. Another don't miss is the Lavendar Lychee cocktail..yum yum yum! A great place to dine with absolutely outstanding service.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMRather pricey, but that wasRather pricey, but that was expected. Food was delicious. My daughter had the rosemary chicken entree, which was good sized, but no vegetables---just chicken and mashed potatos. I had the short ribs ravioli--absolutly one of the tastiest dishes I've ever eaten. This selection was from the "first course" page. Serving size was rather small for a complete meal. Once again, no vegetables, just the ravioli. Salads were excellent and good sized.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGood service, informal andGood service, informal and friendly. Good drinks. Food was very good, though a little heavy, including salt. Had Gnocchi with a rabbit Ragu - very good. The other party had the special: pasta with clams and sea urchin, also very good. Overall, a nice place with great service and great food.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI've become a regular at FirenzeI've become a regular at Firenze Osteria. Not only is the food always delicious but it's so convenient to taking the Subway from the Universal station. I took my sister there, which was her first time, before heading to the Pantages, and she was very pleased with the food and would come back again. I was happy to hear this as she is a very picky eater. Our server John, whom I've had before was gracious as always.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Spot!Great food, great service. Can't say enough awesome things about Firenze.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery HappyStumbled on this restaurant when looking on Open Table for restaurants in an area with which we were unfamiliar. They were very accomodating with our need to change our arrival, were seated promptly, service was top and delicious and interesting menu. Stop in when you are in the area.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Italian PlaceAmazing food at a great price. There is often live music. Very helpful and attentive staff.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great experience atAnother great experience at a really well run restaurant.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a gem! We were a partyWhat a gem! We were a party of four. We each ordered different meals and all of us loved our food. The service was impeccable and the ambiance was charming. We will definitely go back to this restaurant.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and a very attentiveGreat food and a very attentive at friendly staff. Loved it.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMYummySeated us a bit late from our reservation time and we arrived an hour early to check out the bar scene. There is no bar scene here. We were seated in the back room-I didn;t even know they had a back room. Not ideal. Our waiter was fabulous! Timing was brilliant. Food was excellent. I orderewd the short rib ravioli-yummy. Only 4 on the plate but they were large. Could have eaten a couple more. Appetizers were delicious: we sampled the red pepper soup, calamari & zucchini and the caprese salad-all yummy! Wine selection was great! Deserts were good too. mAll in all the experience was terrific. We'll be taking the cooking class this Sunday with Fabio,3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is our new favorite restaurantThis is our new favorite restaurant in the valley! We have been 4 times and the food and service is always excellent!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great value, bestGreat food, great value, best steak in long time. Filet with arugula and shaved Parmesan.
Best on menu. Must try.2/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time atThis was our first time at Firenze Osteria. We will be back. It is a comfortabe restaurant with very good and immaginative preparations of many of our favorites.1/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good place when you'reAlways a good place when you're in a bind, albeit they need to work on that ambiance!12/22/2012 12:00:00 AM