Matteo's Restaurant
Matteo's Restaurant

Matteo's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.matteosla.com/
  • Phone: 3104754521x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm;



    Happy Hour: Tuesday- Friday: 5:30-8:30




    Bar opens at 5:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Antonio Orlando
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Matteos has 2 private dining rooms for your next celebration or meeting.
    Our Upstairs Town House with Outdoor Patio seats 78.
    Our Boardroom seats 22.

    Please call 310-475-4521 & ask for Larry who would love to help plan your event.
  • Special Events: HAPPY HOUR Tues-Fri & Sunday too, from 5:30-8:30. Bar Menu & Drink Specials all under $7.00

    BOVINE BRINE & WINE Every Wednesday
    Choice of Caesar or Soup. 2nd course is Petit Fillet with a Cognac & Green Peppercorn Sauce & Lobster Tail in a Champagne Mushroom Sauce with Black Squid Ink Tagliolini all for $36 plus 50% off select wine.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Olympic and Pico
  • Public Transit: 1/2 Block North of the Westside Pavillion Between Olympic And Pico
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street Parking Or Valet
A word from Matteo's Restaurant

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS this NOVEMBER

Chef Antonio Orlando from Salerno,Italy is no stranger to L.A.

He has been pleasing LA's discerning diners for 40 years with his multi regional Italian cuisine.

So whether you're looking for a small quick bite & Happy Hour in our renovated Bar & Lounge. A cozy booth in our main dinning room, or a small intimate gathering in our private downstairs "Boardroom" Matteo's will charm you with a relaxed, sophisticated, but unpretentious atmosphere . Steaks ,Veal Chops ,Gluten Free & Vegetarian options .

REDISCOVER MATTEO'S... a revitalized gem on the Westside.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Matteo's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (29)romantic (25)special occasion (22)fit for foodies (16)notable wine list (12)good for groups (8)hot spot (3)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Superb Experience!
    SherylVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    They get everything right here - fabulous food, excellent and friendly service and, best of all, a serene, quiet ambiance so you can actually visit with your friends - an almost unheard of amenity (pun intended)!!! How we wish more restaurants would get a clue that patrons want to talk to their friends! Hats off to this superior restaurant and those who manage it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was perfect!
    SteakLover
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    As you can see from my ratings, everything was great. Every meal was perfect. The waiter was helpful and friendly. We WILL be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Usually better
    derfVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We go often to Matteo's and frequently order the same dishes. It was a bit under par this time, but was still very good and worth our future attention.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Service terrible. No one came by for drink order at least 10 minutes after being seated. Had to make request for bread at least 3 times before it was brought over. Food was lukewarm. Not coming back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Matteo's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Have been eating at Matteo's for many years and will certainly continue. Excellent service, wonderful food, everything called for a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • IT'S NOT THE OLD MATTEO'S
    FOODIEFROMNEWYORK
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My party of four were all very disappointed with our dining experience at Matteos. I used to go there all the time before the new owner took over and LOVED IT. We tried ordering chicken piccata, but were told by our server that the chef would only make veal piccata not chicken. So, Three of us started with the very non descript Caesar salad, which was tasteless. My husband had the duck lasagna which came luke warm and wasn't very good. I ordered a dish that I used to LOVE at the old Matteos which was steak pizzaiola which was just okay, and our other friend had the spaghetti Bolognese which was not that good either. The restaurant was fairly empty for a friday night, and now I know why. We will NOT BE BACK!!!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BHfoodie
    BHFoodie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food was excellent. Started with a chopped salad and Caprese. Fresh and tasty. I had the Oso Bucco and my wife had the eggplant parmasean. The only negative is the wine list. It is very weak. We usually share a bottle but chose a glass as nothing looked great. An Italian Restaurant should have a great Italuan wine selection.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food
    MAMALAVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    food always good...especially chopped salad....love fillet of sole and was disappointed when not offered that night
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Good Old Days
    Broadway
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We've been going to Matteo's since the mid-sixties, and while the décor has been recently renovated it is still an elegant, romantic throwback to the days when fine dining was as much about the atmosphere as the food. This is a special place. May it live forever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sophisticated and jazzy
    Spritely
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Though we felt out of place, with the boyfriend wearing his "I heart my mustache" shirt (he doesn't have a mustache) and the pair of us about 3 generations younger than the normal crowd, we thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere (amazing jazz music!), food, and awesome service thanks to Bernard on a late Friday evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable
    Shelly
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Very pleased, food was amazing, so was the service. Will return. The special crab salad was the best!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Chef and New Manager
    GeorgeLAVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We have always enjoyed dining here over a period of about 8 years. The Chef is always happy to vary the meal to suit your taste and even cook special meals for you. The bonus though is the new manager who has a love of good wine and music and applied both the the restaurant. You can enjoy a competively priced bottle of wine while listening to a trio playing quietly in the background.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently a top table
    Peter8hereVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Matteo's is consistently a top table for our family and business associates. The food is great, the new additions to the menu inspired, the ambience is classic, and the service is top notch from the entire staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb Dining
    SherylVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Delicious food and wine plus excellent service. Usually quiet but this was Sat. night and it was full. One can request a quiet table and they will do everything to accomodate you. I love this restaurant and being able to talk to one's friends is such a welcome relief!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food & service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Service was very accommodating. Food was delicious.My first trip to Calif.and I was glad we chose your restaurant. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcome Back to Matteos
    LarryTVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Had not been to Matteos for25 years. Heard it had a renaissance in food and atmosphere, 4 of us tried it again. We were totally surprised and impressed by the quality of the food, good service and ambience. We shall return, and bring others. LarryT
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BOOKWOMAN
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    very pleasa t experience, quiet war m a nd friendly and food ws glp;d
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 376 reviews are from the Matteo's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • On the upswing
    Mike
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We live in the neighborhood and have been eating here on and (mostly) off for more than 40 years. The food has been up and down, but based on two recent dinner visits, it's definitely on the upswing. We had two specials, dover sole and pheasant, and were delighted. That plus and rare (for LA) restaurant that is actually quiet enough for a conversation makes is making Matteo's once again a regular for us.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The way things used to be
    Pacman
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Matteo's continues with a qiet elegance, superb cuisine and spectacular service that is hard to find anymore. A classic atmosphere which included (much to our suprise) a jazz quartet. From the moment we came through the door we were treated as if we were long lost friends and treated with care and professionalism. Truly a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vintage dining
    Robinspicks
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    A rare find in this era of places that come and go. It has steadily maintained it's standards for decades. It's the real Italian experience, including a chef who refuses to substitute any items.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • derfVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    They occasionally have an excellent calves liver entree that is definitely a hit.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • derfVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Matteo's is always good, but this time it was better.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappointed
    1foodie
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Always a good experience. The food seems to be getting better and better. Quiet and a pleasure to go to. Host, Kevin, a gem! Needs more word of mouth.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KatrinaVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Amazing food, wine and service. Every employee, from the manager Kevinl, to the bartender, to the waiter Jose, to the busser. Even the chef. They were very professional, and engaging. We felt as though we were welcomed into their home.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Choice
    dineoutVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    As we do often, we dined here before going to the Geffen Theater. Our waiter knew this, and timed the arrival of our courses perfectly. We had a terrific conversation with the manager (forgot his name!) about wines and our ultimate selection. Since we were there as early as we were (pre the "official" dinner hour, the ambiance was lovely as usual, and the noise level non-existent. We look forward to our return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    frank226
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Met 2 old friends for dinner. Greeted warmly by the Maitre'd. Lovely ambiance. Quiet so we could talk. Very enjoyabable evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We haven't been to Matteo's in a couple of years and decided to take out of town relatives there on their last night. Everyone raved about the food - ravioli stuffed with short ribs was scrumptious. Spaghetti carbonara ditto. Nice vibe at Sunday dinner. Waiter was new but charming and hard-working. We'll be returning more often in the future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence
    LAItalian
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Matteo's is what excellence is about! Excellent food and service in a wonderful dining room and at a reasonable price. It is an experience that you will fondly remember.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it;s inspiring to visit matteo's
    biffVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    it;s inspiring to visit matteo's and again find just about every table taken. thanks to quality chow and service, diners are rediscovering a spot that's been on the scene since the 1960s. it had some very difficult times but hard work and perseverance seems to have paid off. it's a good dinner at moderate prices in a comfortable setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    kateS
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went for Valentine's Day dinner. Wonderful food, service, and very romantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Matteo's Is Always Primo
    Trish
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Excellent ambience, excellent food, excellent staff…..what more can you ask for? You can feel the Hollywood history as you enter the restaurant. But beyond this is the excellence of the food and its lovely presentation. We always come here for something special that we don't find elsewhere. I highly recommend Matteo's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Old Style Charm
    yumyum
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Very well prepared high quality food. The DineLA menu was wonderful but would have liked to have a few more pasta options. The wild King salmon was superb. It's great that they serve wild salmon. The chicken in mushroom wine sauce was very tasty. Love the quiet ambience and all the corner booths with Frank Sinatra singing softly in the background. You can just picture Dean Martin commanding the back corner booth, as I believe he once did. It's a great place for a romantic evening or special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feeling Sinatra
    Miranda
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Love the food and ambiance. I went for dine La with a friend for the first time at Matteo's and was surprised at the food. The service was excellent too. The decor is fit for the rat pack and so is the food. I recommend it to everyone who like RAOs type Italian!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LOVE it (again)
    dineoutVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Always a wonderful meal with terrific service. We had limited time for dinner, due to subsequent plans, and our waiter (Baron) made sure we got out in time, without rushing us. Each and every dish the three of us ordered was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was as good as ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Food was as good as ever! Gone are the days of making the Cesar salad at your table and the tuxedos for the matre de, but over all it is still a pleasant experience. Two people in our group were gluten free and they were accomodated! Great news in an italian restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Matteo's has a very pleasant
    nhamil
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Matteo's has a very pleasant ambience; it was crowded on Saturday night when we were there but quiet enough for conversation, which is not true of a lot of restaurants. We were both very satisfied with our dinners. My only complaint is that the prices are rather high.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not again for a long long time
    Msvicki
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We used to be Matteos FANS!!! We made our reservation much in advance and when we arrived were given a table right in the path of the kitchen. It took about 30minutes for anyone to greet us...not even a glass of water!! The menu is mostly VEAL now. None of the ole favs......Wish they had better pasta choices...WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY to EXPENSIVE for the quality of food and the service was just AWFUL!!!! Where did all of the ole time waiters disappear to??? Used to be a neighborhood gem...NO LONGER is
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • POORLY STAFFED FOR NEW YEARS EVE!
    JACKVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    WHILE WE WERE SEATED ON TIME..WE NEEDED TO WAIT OVER AN HOUR AND HALF FOR OUR FOOD TO BE SERVED...FOR THE FIRST HALD HOUR NO WAITER WAS PRESENT..THEY WERE ALL BUSY ALONG WITH THE MAITRE D PREPPING TABLES FOR NEWLY ARRIVED PATRONS.... WHEN ASKED SEVERAL TIMESWHY THE DELAY WE WERE ADVISED BY WAITPERSON THAT THEY WERE SHORT STAFFED.. 'SOME POPLE DIDN'T COME TO WORK'..THE MAITRE D ADVISED THAT THE CHEF WAS BEHIND! ONE WOULD THINK THAT AN ESTABLISHED VENUE OF THIS KIND WOULD PREPARE IN ADVANCE FOR ADEQUATE STAFFING, ESPECIALLY SINCE THEY KNEW WELL IN ADVANCE THAT THEY WERE FULLY COMMITTED FOR THAT EVENING. EVEN THOUGH THE FOOD WAS GOOD AS USUAL..THE VERY LONG DELAYS MADE THIS SPECIAL EVENING LESS THAN SPECIAL!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very very classy, great food and s
    Noosh
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    The vegetarian pasta was amazing and the sea bass was very delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Old-style Italian dining
    melmorVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Very good restaurant, with attentive service, good food, and table spacing consistent with fine dining. Noise levels moderate. The only criticism was the pricing, which I thought quite high for the cooking style and ingredients used.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.