Il Segreto
Il Segreto

Il Segreto

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ilsegretoristorante.com/
  • Phone: (310) 474-8644
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner
    Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm & Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    We Open Lunch for Special Events.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Giacomino Drago
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Beautiful glass enclosed wine room that can seat up to 20 guests comfortably. For lunch-time party the entire restaurant can be booked
  • Private Party Contact: Salvatore Truglio 3104748644

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mulholland Drive
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet and Street Parking Available at the Glen Center
A word from Il Segreto
Nestled in the hills of Bel-Air, Il Segreto is the newest addition to the group of restaurants owned by Chef and restaurateur Giacomino Drago.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Il Segreto reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (26)fit for foodies (20)romantic (14)special occasion (12)great for outdoor dining (10)good for groups (6)notable wine list (6)great for lunch (4)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Too noisy to talk
    BrendaVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Food was good but we won't return as the noise level was so loud we could not talk to each other.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Food and service was wonderful, they were so accommodating and it was a perfect experience. Look forward to returning to this delicious & charming restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Nonickname
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    So happy to find a place with great Italian food. Dinner was beyond all expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • truffle pappardelle was delicious
    LovegoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Had pappardelle with white truffle shaved on top - simple and delicious. would definitely go back for that and the panna cotta dessert. The pork chop was ok, but i would not order it again. A special on salt crusted snapper was also good, but i would not reorder. Another special, fried zucchini blossoms was good, but not great. The waitstaff was excellent and the manager gave us complementary moscato after dessert. i would return for the two dishes I mentioned.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bel Air's Best Kept Secret
    DavidB
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Il Segreto is Italian for "the secret" and this gem is aptly named. Il Segreto is hidden away at the end of the Beverly Glen Center, you really have to know where it is to find it. But it's worth the effort. Once you are seated at your table (reservations are a must), you are in a truly magical place, transported to Italy to enjoy the best that the Drago brothers have to offer. The quality of the food is excellent and the service is attentive without being intrusive. Even the most simple dishes, like pizza, are works of culinary art.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jkl1VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The tables are placed close together inside the restaurant. Tonight, they were so tightly packed, the servers had a difficult time moving around and kept knocking our chairs as they passed by. That really made the meal less pleasant. A few less tables would improve the dining experience since the food is top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BETTER THAN EVER!
    sillyVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We have been dining at Il Segreto since it opened......the food is consistant and the chef is very creative. This past visit, there was a veal special...must say it was the best meal I have ever had in a restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noise on Sat night over the top!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We arrived at 6pm…the kitchen staff and serving staff were screaming at each other in an empty restaurant! By 7pm everyone else had to scream at each other because with a full restaurant he noise level was so unbearable that it was intolerable. The food is wonderful but Saturday night and a full restaurant make it a difficult experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Quiet because we were seated outside on a warm evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful
    Quincys2centsVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Special are very special here. On our last visit, the crab and blood orange salad was light and tasty. The special fish (a snapper of some sort) was delicious. Best of all, the portions are substantial so you never walk out hungry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy
    suemort
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have never been in any restaurant with the sounds as terrible as it was, we could not wait to leave. I did inform both this site and the restaurant that we were celebrating a birthday and they ignored. it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MsVirg
    MsVirg
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    It is booked to the max. Very noisy. Bu the food is excellent. Prices are fair too.The secret is out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So loud it wasn't pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    So loud we couldn't hear our friends. It was so noisy the waitress didn't hear the order correctly. We couldn't hear the dinner selections without her repeating it several times. Not very conducive to conversation. Food was very average.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • jkl1VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We love the food here, but on a busy Saturday night, the restaurant was very understaffed. The waiter would disappear. There was one bread plate missing from the table and no oil or balsamic for the bread.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    FussyEaters
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The service was again far below standard for a Drago restaurant. I expect the waiter to come to our table after a course is served to check on how we like it and to take a criticism seriously. i had asked him about the corn soup before ordering it. He said "I've had no complaints." When he finally came to sort of ask how we enjoyed our dinner after both courses were almost done, I told him he had his first complaint about the corn soup. He grunted and walked away. Later the manager came by and perfunctorily asked how was dinner and also brushed off my comment regarding the corn soup. The manager spends little with guests. I believe the manager and staff is in need of training or should possibly be in another line of work.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AWESOME!
    crazy4italian
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This is a great little restaurant with great food and wine.The desserts are amazing. The staff is very friendly and accomodating. Can't wait to go back!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 51 reviews are from the Il Segreto reviews archive.
  • Best Desert Ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Must try their special desert-Chocolate Chip Raspeberry Cheese cake with Ricotta Cheese-you will love it
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The service was terrific and they were attentive, but the portions in the pasta category were small and we felt that the presentation of our meals really lacked appeal. No love there, that's for sure. The outdoor ambiance was very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Excellent service, we were a party of 6. Servers were so attentive and could not have been nicer!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOVE this place!
    lafoodie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Always fun to come back to Il Segreto. Food is consistently delicious. They make the best Cacio e Pepe ever! Service is attentive, everything else we ordered was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    sillyVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Always superb service and food. They always honor the reservation
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    it's always exciting to visit a new restaurant in the neighborhood. not thrilled with this one. didn't try the pastas but neither I nor my companion felt the food was anything other than average. wouldn't rush back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!
    Topper
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Wonderful authentic Italian food! Great atmosphere and private rooms for two too!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellet food
    KathyVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great food And service !!! Gluten free pasta..white asparagus salad and Gavi ??? Perfect !!!! Would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Service, & Ambiance
    Rita
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    More than a neighborhood restaurant. We always enjoy dining at Il Segreto. They have wonderful Italian food. Servers are gracious and the ambiance inviting.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    excellent food, beautifully served, a wonderful restaurant
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere, food is hit-n-mis
    Realwomendontcook
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    This is my third time dining at Il Segretto in Beverly Glen and though I have never had a bad meal here only 1 out of three meals was truly good. The first time I dined here was a rainy cool night and the upstairs area with fireplace was cozy and inviting. The lentil soup was salty and bland, but the wine was great and the service was excellent. The second time I had the fresh pasta with pesto and was delighted (!) with both my meal and service. After that I decided to write off the first experience as just an off night for the chef. However, I returned this week for risotto and found it salty, runny. Come here for atmosphere and drinks, but don't expect a culinary masterpiece.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hostess Gets Demerits
    Sparky
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    When their reservation system screwed up, the hostess didn't immediately take responsibility but instead tried to seat us in the corner of a mostly empty restaurant. Put a downer on an otherwise excellent meal.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Surprise
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    What a nice little surprise…. Food was excellent, service terrific, and very convenient location….
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food
    steveebralovestoeat
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    There is not a bad table in this restaurant, but the upstairs is especially nice and romantic, even great for kids.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marina, our waitress, was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Marina, our waitress, was outstanding! But the kitchen of Il Segreto does not know how to make good pasta, or even good Tiramisu. The other Drago Family restaurants are much superior to Il Segreto. We would not return----or recommend it----until they put a new chef into the kitchen.
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  • Another Giacomino success !
    JuilavhaVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Giacomino Drago has done a terrific job- again ! of creating a cozy & delicious spot ! the host, Salvatore - a longtime veteran of various Giacomino Drago restaurants is always professional, welcoming, & aware of the needs of each table ! Definitely a favourite spot !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely setting for a great meal
    gbs12345VIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Dinner at Il Segreto was excellent. The four of us split two salads, one pasta dish and two entrees and two desserts. We all loved every bite of everything. It's so pleasant up there. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were by the youngest people
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    We were by the youngest people there (mid 30's) and we sat up stairs - quieter and more intimate and had a great time. We had the artichoke and Caesar salads and the four of us all had various pastas. Excellent service and really solid homemade raviolis. Nices wines by the glass.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food
    Remy
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Reservations honored with no wait. Friendly and attentive service. Menu varied and all dishes prepared very well. Love their food. Need to have valet service on Sundays or at least all evenings open as parking can be a problem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A romantic evening
    KimmyD
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We live in the neighborhood and finally got around to trying this restaurant. We had a really wonderful evening. If you're looking for a more intimate dining experience, you'll definitely want to sit upstairs. While downstairs is quite nice, the tables are closer together and the noise level is amplified. We sat upstairs by the fireplace and it was perfect. Everything we ordered was delicious (beef carpaccio, allegra salad, parpadelle con porcini and the veal malinese) and if you prefer to bring your own wine (we did), the corkage is $25. We topped off our meal with cannelonis, tiramisu and a couple of cappuccinos. After tip, we got out at just under $200. We'll go again, but will more likely save it for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The DineLa menu disappointingly
    MindaVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    The DineLa menu disappointingly did not offer a good deal. As such, we ordered from the regular menu and enjoyed our meal for only $2 more.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Although I like the fact that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Although I like the fact that it's just minutes from my home, I find it overpriced. If the prices were lower, I'd eat there more often.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice local restaurant . The
    Nick
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    Nice local restaurant . The pasta portions were small.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Secret is out...
    RoGoVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Great meal, warm and friendly service, and a nice intimate setting. Highly recommended. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate