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Il Pastaio
Il Pastaio

Il Pastaio Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.giacominodrago.com/home.htm
  • Phone: (310) 205-5444
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
    Friday and Saturday: 11:30am - midnight
    Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Giacomino Drago
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant about private parties.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Brighton Way
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Il Pastaio
Gourmet Magazine calls il Pastaio "a taste of heaven," and says "the cooks in il Pastaio's kitchen have angel's hands". Los Angeles Magazine critics choice ranked it "one of the top ten new restaurants". It's no wonder this friendly neighborhood trattoria has been a favorite meeting place, satisfying locals and visiting customers with its mouthwatering pasta since opening in 1994.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "Absolutely love this restaurant! It is our favorite go to for an excellent Italian meal!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The food is always perfect. One of my favorite LA restaurants, & my very favorite Italian."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Always festive and tasty dining at this friendly venue."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Everything about this restaurant was great especially the food you have to try the zucchini if you go. The price was great for Beverly Hills. The only thing that i would have liked was that all of the waiters spoke italian instead of just a couple but other than that great job."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The staff are first rate. Polite. Attentive. The food is superb. Best Italian in Beverly Hills."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We are in town for a conference and found this place while out exploring the town. It's quaint outdoor patio looked to be amazing as my wife and I walked by. It has a great vibe to the outdoor patio area but can be a little cramped. The inside is a tad tight, or at least felt that way when we walked inside. We were early for our reservations by 15mins. They didn't hesitate to go ahead and seat us, asking if we wanted out or indoor. Our waitress wasn't the friendliest but wasn't a bad waitress, just firm in her tone. That didn't take away much from our experience. I would eat her again without having to think about it. The food was wonderful, I had the Scoglio. The patio was lively and the heat lamps did great on the windy night. Go HERE!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Hands down the closest I've come to finding a restaurant in America that comes close to Europe's Italian locales. Some of the best pasta I've ever had and an overall beautiful, affordable and homely restaurant."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I felt like I was dining in Italy, the food was fantastic, and very authentic. The service was top notch!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great for lunch while shopping in Beverly Hills. Good food and fun people watching."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This little gem is a BH institution, and deservedly so. The food is consistently great, but the place is so popular that seating is cheek-by-jowl."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Food was excellent as was the service. Best mushroom risotto I've ever had. Husband and son each had the linguini with crab and lobster and LOVED it! We will eat here again."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We come to Il Pastaio every other month. Food and service was always great. This time we got a waitress that had an attitude problem. Having said that, we always had superb service in the past. This night I didn't see any of the familiar server faces."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Ate here after one good experience, but we were disappointed. The service was slow; they charged $2 for a piece of shaved parmesan on each salad, had a snooty attitude and overall was overpriced for what we ate. The vegetable salad was tasteless. Overall, was so disappointing that we are not in a hurry to return."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Our matinee performance at the Wallis theater ended early and we made the easy walk down from little Santa Monica Boulevard. A very accommodating host found us a table even though we were an hour early for our reservation. Within a few minutes we were seated and enjoying a drink, and thank God, NO LOUD MUSIC. Orders were taken and food arrived soon thereafter. .. delicious. We'll make this our after regular theater spot !"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "My friends from Manhattan that travel 3-5 times a year to Italy were visiting in LA. I took them to Il Pastaio for a simple mid-week meal. It was perfect. They said it was the best meal they had eaten so far in LA. I was so lucky. I don't like taking people to dinner at a restaurant that I hadn't ever eaten...but took the risk and was very pleasantly surprised."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Food and service were great, it was a very busy night, tables are very close and It can get very LOUD! I would it love to seat outside but it was too busy If you make reservations request seating outside I believe you will have more privacy and it won't be so loud. Dessert was delicious."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We had a wonderful celebration on the patio for 6 and it was, as always, delightful."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "This is a very nice restaurant. They had a special Valentines day menu."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went on Valentines Day for a late lunch and loved it. Great paste and wine, relaxed atmosphere, but with a vibrant energy. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The best food...the best service...the best! Longtime patron and the handmade pasta keeps me coming back. Love this place!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "It is our second time visiting Il Pastaio. Food was excellent as well as the service. Highly recommend the Ossobuco. We are coming back for sure."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I booked a reservation for our 4 year anniversary. Because it was a special occasion we wanted to go somewhere romantic and nice. Il Pastaio definitely fulfilled those requirements, but the food was disappointing for the price. We ordered a caprese salad to start, and the tomatoes were flavorless and the mozzarella was stiff and bland. I ordered pasta with clams, and the shells were broken in the pasta, so I would get chips of hard shell when I took bites. Overall, the food was just not to my liking for the price. The waiter made no effort to be friendly. Additionally, he mischarged us on the bill. Overall, I wouldn't come back based on my experience. There are better, friendlier, and cheaper Italian restaurants"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "excels every time and plenty of great vegetarian options"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Delicious dining at a friendly venue with attentive service."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "We always love going to Il Pastaio. Their food is fresh, delicious and authentic. The service is always friendly."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Very good restaurant with excellent food and service"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Food was a bit disappointing, only the bread was very good!"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Service was a bit rushed as we had an early sitting at 5:30pm. It seems they wanted us out by 7pm."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "This restaurant is a great place for food, wine, and dessert. The pasta is absolutely mouth watering, the service is outstanding, and the prices make it an over-all success!!!! Salute!!!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I always walk in there saying I'm going to try something new, but I always get the parpedelle with venison ragu because it's so delicious. My boyfriend had an amazing Osso Bucco as well. They are also very nice about bringing your own wine. They do charge a corkage fee, but other places are still snobby even if they charge you. Our server was great. I have always had a great experience every time I've gone."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Great food; my husband had a risotto with sausage and I had the swordfish special with mint sauce - a unique sauce for fish, but it completely worked. We sat outside and the heaters kept us very warm on a cool December evening. Also, sitting outside was a nice escape from the lively noise level indoors. Our waiter was an Italian gentleman who was all business, all the time, which is fine. Our only complaint is that shortly after dropping off the the check, he came back and stood there looming over our table. Clearly he wanted to rush us out. Really rude behavior and not a good ending to an otherwise pleasant dinner."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We had a very nice Italian dishes in Beverly hills. All dishes served were great! I would like to recommend this restaurant for those who want to eat nice tasty Italian cuisine around LA area."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Never disappoints! Great authentic Italian menu. Terrific food. If I could get in, I'd eat there every day. Outstanding neighborhood spot."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Il Pastatio seems to have become a 90210 landmark who's food & service are both consistently great. This is a perfect place to take your time @ lunch, while sitting outside and take in all the sights Parisian style. Our waiter was Philipe, and he was very cool. They often have TMZ hanging outside for obvious reasons, but this weekend they only saw Santa. Great"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "It has great food and the wait staff is friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "I had a coworker in town from New York, so it was lovely to be able to dine al fresco in Decmeber. A treat for her for sure! The staff was very attentive and the food was delicious. Definitely make reservations well in advance - I made ours a week early and still could only get a 6pm table (it was either that or 9:30pm) for a Wednesday night."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Hung out with 4 girlfriends for 5 hours! (From Mex Ciry where long lunches are normal) and the staff did not try to "turn the table" as they do in many other restaurants. Food was great too! Pasta was delicious but somehow not too heavy."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "The food was ok--nothing special. The service was somewhat slow and it was too noisy. I may have had a different experience sitting outside. I think there are better Italian restaurants in Beverly Hills."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "First time dining here and enjoyed it immensely. Nice ambiance, great food, great service and well located in Beverly Hills."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "This restaurant is always on my list when visiting CA from IL. Dining outside in December is a real treat for me, so I was happy to get a table outside under the warmth of their heaters. The food was so good, just as I remembered from last year. My son had the meatball risotto and I ordered lasagna, both dishes were delicious."
    Dined on 12/6/2013