Guido's - West LA
Guido's - West LA

Guido's - West LA

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.guidosla.com/
  • Phone: 310-820-6649 x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Alberto Paredes
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Guido's LA has a private party room which can accommodate up to 40 people. We will also supply the whole restaurant if that is desired. Please contact us for menus and availability.
  • Private Party Contact: Bryan 8884250742

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bundy
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available at restaurant entrance.
A word from Guido's - West LA
Guido's Restaurant, in West LA, has been serving up authentic Northern Italian cuisine incorporating the freshest ingredients and traditional family-style recipes passed on from generation to generation. Keeping its original hand-carved wood accents, fireplace, and red booths since its opening in 1979, Guido's continues to keep a striking vintage appeal giving your dining experience a retro-chic feeling. With a dense wine list containing modest and high-end local favorites and imported wines from around the globe, and a fresh menu that includes everything from calamari to homemade lasagna and filet mignon - Guido's is bound to make your night out comfortable and unique. So whether you are sitting inside enjoying the ambiance near the fireplace, sipping a glass of that special bottle of wine from our cellar, or relaxing in the patio taking in the night breeze while sipping on a warm cappuccino, Guido's is your choice for a cozy-neighborhood restaurant experience.
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Guido's - West LA reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelQuiet
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (36)romantic (29)special occasion (29)good for groups (21)great for outdoor dining (20)great for lunch (14)notable wine list (10)fit for foodies (10)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Always on Sunday
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My wife and I frequent this restaurant on Sundays after the movies at the Landmark. We find it fairly priced, enjoy their pastas, chicken Milanaese, and Parmesan (also with eggplant and Parmesan). I think you will like the quiet ambiance (old world)......nice big booths, gracious waiters, generous drinks, etc. Now if they could just improve their bread, it would be a total winner!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time at Guido's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This was exactly the atmosphere I was hoping for when I booked my reservation: quiet, classy, personal and romantic. The food was impeccable and the prices completely reasonable. Featured both a moody, candle-lit indoor arrangement as well as an open, Italian-style enclosed outdoor option. The server was attentive and friendly, and the experience was as memorable as I had anticipated! I will certainly return and I recommend Guido's to others who appreciate an sophisticated, tasteful dining experience with quality dishes and wines.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Noise/No Music/Good Food
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We know the "in thing" at restaurants these days noise and music,, but we welcome the lack of both and comfortable red booths that provide a degree of privacy. Our dinner usually runs about $90 for three of us on Sunday nights. We order one Scotch (not stingy), one glass of wine, two Italian (Guido's) Salads with Salami and Garbanzo beans.....plus any of these dishes (two entrees shared for 3)....Chicken Parmesean, Chicken Milanaise, Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce, Penne Bolognaise. All are plentiful and good. The only thing we don't like is the bread. What ever happened to Bread Sticks, good sour dough?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Guido's is fantastic
    cyncyndi
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I've only been here twice - and both times received excellent service and delicious food. It feels like an old school Italian restaurant in NYC (except you can also sit outdoors) - it has a great feel and vibe. Our waiter was outstanding. It's not that close to where I live, but I will be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Say good night, Guido
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Friend brought me who had been there many times and to their other locations. Very dissapointed but my friend was insensed and said this place has gone down hill and fast! Wilted lettuce was the opener. Place needs some paint, chipped tile repair and a make-over on the exterior and the kitchen needs one of those Food Network shows to come in and kick-em in the teeth for a wake up call. Unless that happens, say good night Guido!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Good Restaurant
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Ok, the bread is weak except for the Foccacio. After that it picks up.....we love the chopped Guido's Salad, pastas are good as is the Chicken Parmesan and Chicken Milanaise. Service is very good and the quiet atmosphere (old fashioned red booths) lends itself to conversation. We frequent the restaurant close to 3 times per month so it is a favorite.....with a few minor corrections it could become outstanding instead of very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Family Dinner
    MamaK
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We recently had a family dinner for 7 at Guido's. The service was wonderful - attentive, personable, yet not invasive. We had a lovely dinner at a round table which allowed us to enjoy conversation. The ambience was inviting and we plan to return for a quiet dinner for two.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • McFoodie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Love Guido's the food is always amazing. The wait staff is spot on. The only thing i can't speak to is the wine list because I don't drink.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Wonderful Food
    mimik
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We've eaten here many times and the food has always been wonderful. Even though it wasn't on the lunch menu, the waiter told me they could make the steamed clams which I love. Normally I would order the veal piccata. My friends enjoyed the shrimp with linguine and the chicken piccata. They said the tiramisu was the best they ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Excellent
    AlwayshungryVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The Guido Salad is a must. Great fish, fresh pastas fine steaks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Guido's
    NiceVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is an old-time Italian dinner house, with beautiful red booth banquettes, amazing bread, and a fine variety of foods. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Family Dinner in Patio
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    12 of us celebrated joint birthdays in the patio at Guidos. Pleasant surroundings without noise lend to great conversation...perfect for our large dinner party. Food is good, prices fair and service is pleasant. All in all a safe bet for a pleasant evening in "old days" environment.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    If you like: to hear your dining partner's conversation......old world ambiance.....big red booths.....good service......you will probably be pleased at Guido's. The three of us enjoyed two Guido Italian Salads with salami, one chicken/eggplant Parmesian, one marinara spaghetti shared by two, one steamed spinach, one scotch and one glass of wine. The cost was $90 including tip. Good value in this day and age and all the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was great
    CAM5VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food and service was good but we made the mistake of eating outside. There were too many flies. It was hard to eat and swat at the same time. Will go back but will eat inside.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DJDG45
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food is always good at Guido's. The service wasn't quite as good as we' ve experienced in prior visits.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RICHARD7620
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Dinner was great! We took a friend for her birthday and she can't wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortable and Good
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Service is always good as is the food. Foccacio is very good (relatively new addition), but the bread is only fair in my opinion. Love the chopped Italian Salad. Pasta dishes are cooked well. We like this restaurant as we can hear each other talk and the tables have an appropriate distance for privacy. Prices are in the middle range, but fair. Looks like an Italian restaurant of the 60's.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Step Back in Time
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    If you grew up in the 60's where big red booths were the ticket for success in running an Italian restaurant, you will enjoy the ambiance at Guido's....yes it's behind the times where noise is king. but once in awhile it is pleasant to be able to talk while dining. Service is always good. I had the Chicken Parmesian the other night and enjoyed it. The others in our party had a Pasta Pomodoro and liked it. The Italian Chopped Salad is very good. Foccaccio is enjoyable....other bread selection could be improved. Drinks are generous and the service is excellent. Prices are in line. Dinner for the four of us was $120......3 cocktails total, 2 salads split for four of us, 3 entrees split, one steamed spinach.
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  • Lovely dinner
    seefooddiet
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Celebrated my wife's birthday with friends and we all thoroughly enjoyed the dinner and the service . Noise level a little high fo us - but we are hard of hearing
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredibly wonderful, as usual!
    cathieloloVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Thanks you again, Guido's! Brought another Guido's "virgin" plus another friend who has only been to Guido's for dinner, and both were utterly delighted, as was I. Thanks for everything!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Spot for Food and Wine
    DrShorterVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Guido's is always an enjoyable experience, even if they make a few mistakes here or there. I'll get those out of the way: the "very dirty martini with extra olives" came with two olives. The server's assistance twice tried to take our plates away with food still on them that we were enjoying. Ok, now for the good stuff: the carpaccio is excellent, the drinks fantastic, the wine great, the service attentive, and the lamb chops were to die for. I really enjoy coming here and will continue to do so even when there are some odd little things I wish they'd be better at.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Guido's is deceiving from the outside, but is gorgeous on the inside. Classic Italian, romantic atmosphere. Food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Back to the 50's
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    If you are old enough to remember the 50's where most Italian restaurants had red booths, captains in tuxes and a quiet atmosphere allowed you to talk......in a dimly lit room .....try Guido's to relive the experience. The bread is not great (Foccacio a new addition is fairly good....how about a good sour dough and bread sticks?). The five of us (two grandchildren) started with two chopped Guido's Salad with Salami. We had an Arrabiata Penne (over sauced to my taste, spicy and good) and two orders of Pomodoro Spaghetti that were enjoyable as well as one steamed spinach, plus two cocktails and two Shirley Temples. Bill was about $115.00. Perfect for our family outing.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    First time at Guido's. They had a perfect table for our group of 9. The food was excellent and the service was courteous and prompt. Will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVE GUIDO's!!
    cathieloloVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Thanks so much for always being so accommodating and wonderful! From the host, to the wait staff, to the food - everything is always EXCELLENT! Thank you so much!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wish I could rate it higher
    rangodogVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Sadly the food was fair to good. Not at all like what I had remembered. Had cippino....was salty and the seafood didn't taste all that fresh. Ceasar salad was most disappointing. Used to be delicious. Friend had veal and it was so tough (like shoeleather) sent it back. Another friend has salmon...said it was good, but wouldn't order again...also...to salty. Don't know what happened here??? Perhaps a different chef??? or new owners???? Needs a little help..could be such a fabulous restaurant
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Daddy/daughter date night success!
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I had purchased a Paintnite Groupon for my dad for Father's Day ... and the paint event happened to be at Guidos (on the patio). I went ahead and made reservations to eat there before our painting class. Needless to say, Guidos did not disappoint! The staff seated us 30 minutes before our reservation time (thank goodness because we were starving!), were extremely attentive, and our waiter had a great sense of humor. The food was delicious and the ambiance was very quaint. My dad and I will definitely be going back!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    A terrific throw-back to the old traditional Italian restaurants. Food delicious, great service, small bar with TV for those who want a different experience. Highly recommend this wonderful and friendly neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • InternationalfoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    One of the few remaining genuinely "Old School" restaurants on the West Side. It has that great low light, read leather booth, aging but elegant '50s quality to it that is just the antithesis of the hip, trendy, loud, hipster-overrun restaurants that are everywhere. A great place for a drink, some quiet conversation, and reliable American-Itlaian food. Staff is warm, friendly and welcoming. I love this place for a get-away from it all, relaxed evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful lunch!
    CAM5VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    There were 5 of us. Everyone loved their food and dessert. The atmosphere is great. The service a little slow and did not offer to read specials or offer dessert without having to ask. But it was another wonderful time at Guido's and we will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My Godfather Guy Enjoyed Guido's
    Kristina
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My husband George loves the Godfather films. He looks a little like Pacino, too. We decided to create a Godfather-themed evening for him, so I set out on Yelp to find the perfect restaurant that looked Old World Italian...somewhere a "meeting" would take place between Michael Corleone and a contact. Guido's offered the perfect setting. We also gave him authentic Godfather merchandise featuring Marlon Brando saying, "Call me Godfather." He was really impressed with Guido's and loved the food, service, and most of all, the ambience. We live out in Glendora, about 20 minutes east of Pasadena, so it was quite a drive to get there, but was worth it all. The prices were reasonable as well. Thank you for a memorable evening.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time for dinner - GREAT!
    cathieloloVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I dined for the first time for dinner, as I usually go for lunch. It was great, as I knew it would be. I went with a high maintenance friend, and the wait staff accommodated her beautifully. Highly recommended! Thank you, Guido's.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best sport ever!
    Lissylizz
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    My mom and I went for lunch. Have to say best service and food. They are way better then Oliva garden and CNO.. My mom took my father and bro out to dinner here and they also loved it!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SandieVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We were celebrating my daughter's 36 birthday. We were allowed to bring our own cake at no extra charge. Our cake was stored in the restaurants refrigerator and brought to us at the end of the dinner with candles and cake plates. The service was outstanding and our waiter was fantastic. Food and drinks were great. All and all, a great night! Thanks and a special thank you to our waiter!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent experience
    CAM5VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Had a wonderful lunch. Service was great, food was yummy and dessert was very good. Can't wait to go back!!! 5 stars all the way!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 274 reviews are from the Guido's - West LA reviews archive.
  • Guido's: My getaway
    cathieloloVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Always love dining at Guido's for lunch - it's truly a getaway for me during my hectic workweek. I feel refreshed afterwards. Try it - you'll love it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Courtly old world service
    Carlos
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Lovely old world atmosphere and service. A nice comfortable setting with low noise level. The food was traditional Italian and my only criticism was the restaurant was too dark.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Old school elegance updated
    VegGourmet
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Guido's used to be noted for its dark red booths and formal wait staff. It's been given a fresh look and menu. There's a whole section of the menu devoted to vegetarian options, all of which are fresh and delicious. And the place is still elegant. It makes for a very charming evening out on the West side.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • consistently great after many years
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    It's always a pleasure to dine at this neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finally tried Guido's
    foodsearch66
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Guido's is an old school neighborhood find. The food is good. The bar scene looked fun for over 30. The kind of restaurant you would see on a tv show.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate