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Piccolo Paradiso
Piccolo Paradiso

Piccolo Paradiso Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.giacominodrago.com
  • Phone: (310) 271-0030
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Giacomino Drago
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South Wilshire
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking is available for Dinner only starting at 6:00pm.
A word from Piccolo Paradiso
Piccolo Paradiso is a lot more than what you might come to expect from a neighborhood restaurant. Come in when you fancy freshly made pastas, meats, poultry, or seafood and are looking for an upbeat place that's ideal for business or casual lunches and dinners.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "Loved it such nice people and great food, Iam Italian I should know."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Didn't know this restaurant. My cousin guided us to it to celebrate his __st birthday. It's owned by the youngest of the Drago restaurant brothers and it is excellent. Trying to stay on my slow weight loss regime, I had the salade fruit de mer. Very lightly dressed it was superb and I kept on my self-imposed diet perfectly. Birthday dessert chosen by cousin was tiramisu. I had one delicious bite. I'd return here anytime. Dining early at opening time was a good choice, because when it gets more filled up, it can be noisy. For us earlybirds it was fine."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Because, selfishly, I don't want to have to wait to get to those tasty delights."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This was a wonderful stop on our trip to souther California."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The first time we went to Piccolo Paradiso we thought it was wonderful, and so we took friends the second time. Sorry to say it was not wonderful. Still a pleasant restaurant, but the food was only average. Salads and bread were delicious, but the veal scallopini was tough and the pastas were tasteless. It was disappointing, and the waiter seemed annoyed that we complained. Friends were underwhelmed and wondered why we liked it so much! Not sure there'll be a third time!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I return here time and time again. Food is always well prepared and varied. Staff is friendly and efficient. Great to have such a good restaurant so close to home."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The restaurant has a pleasant menu option of mix and match for pasta. That is, there is a list of all of the different pastas, and a separate list of all of the available sauce. You can match any pasta with any sauce, and then you can even make additions to that result. This allows you to have exactly what you want. Unlike many restaurants in Beverly Hills, Paradiso provides ample table room so that you do not feel crowd even when all of the tables are taken."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I go to Piccolo Paradiso often and it is consistently the best food in Los Angeles. The service is attentive yet inobtrusive and the total experience is 100% perfect."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Picked this up on Tripadvisor where it is rated highly. And desrvedly too. Our entire meal was faultless and the service was great. Very busy as well which is always a good sign. If you're in the area give it a try - if you can get in ahead of the locals of course."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Perfect dining experience - elegant ambiance and service, with very warm, comfortable feel. The food is excellent and they have some wonderful wines. Look forward to going back."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Extremely disappointing food at high prices. Notwithstanding that we were the only ones in the restaurant for the first hour, we had to ask repeatedly for drinks. Several entres were overcooked."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We dine at Piccolo Paradiso every time we visit Beverly Hills. It's low-key with the best Italian food . We may switch around other restaurants when we visit but Piccolo's is always on the list."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "They didn't rush you and the food was excellent. I was there for a business meeting and it was quiet enough to talk without shouting!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Beverly Hills has an abundance of great restaurants. This is one of my favorites because the food, service and environment is wonderful. And, if you sit outside, a terrific place to hold a conversation."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "not the best drago i've visited but certainly not the worst. nicely priced and well serviced. food is well prepared but not terribly creative."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "great food. mix and match pastas and sauces is a great menu feature. really nice people. we had lots of fun and everyone easily found something to love in their extensive and flexible menu. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I really enjoyed it. Location. Location. Location. It is the very definition of affluence."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Excellent across the board! Verry good food, service and wine list. Great Beverly Hills location."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Piccolo Paradiso is one of those wonderfully enjoyable trattorias that you would find all over Naples, with an extra touch of elegance, such as black or white truffle for extended part of the season, and dover sole, most of the year. The artichoke heart appetizer is sublime, and grilled fish and pastas are typical of the Drago brothers magical touch. Staff is very knowledgable, and extraordinarily friendly. A meal at the Piccolo Paradiso is always something to look forward to and appreciate."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "The food was fine, but our waiter was horrible. When we sat down, only three tables were full. We were not even asked about drinks until almost the entire restaurant had filled up. The table next to us sat down after we ordered, and yet they received their dinners before us. No one ever checked to see how our meal was. The waiter threw my friend's napkin at her (twice!) saying "this is yours" because he wanted to put her drink down right where her napkin was folded. And the same waiter was incredibly rude to the table next to us, complaining because their tablecloth had gotten creased! I generally don't write reviews, but this is the worst service that I have had in years."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "This is a little gem of a restaurant in Beverly Hills. The food is delectable and the service impeccable and not the least pretentious."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We requested the private side patio since we were celebrating 2 birthdays. The service was attentive and the food outstanding. The special linguini with black truffles which we shared as a second course, was a real treat. This is one of our favorite restaurants, a real gem in Beverly Hills."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "What a great way to celebrate a birthday lunch. Everything was fantastic. Everyone was so friendly. I really enjoyed."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The food is very good here, BUT,& this is a big but, the entire experience is ruined by the surly service of the waiter. he is the shaved head "gentleman" who cannot smile or provide service. Been there many times, keep returning, but this waiter is making me rethink this (PP, is you want to know who he is, he is shown as server #18 on my credit card receipt).He was cold from the moemnt we walked in, didn't check on us at all during the evening (the other service staff were very attentive, so thank god this doesn't affect all staff), didn't see if we wanted coffee or dessert (it was a birthday dinner, so we would have) &, if he doesn't want to be a waiter, he shouldn't be. He won't make it as an actor, but he doesn't make it as a waiter."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Never in my life have I been treated so poorly by a server. Same waiter as last few times who can't even smile at customers. I had to i had ro requesr to switch tables to get a different waiter because my waiter is noted me for twenty min when the restaurant was empty and then proceeded to wait on a couple that showed up 20 min after I did. They were stunned and shot me an apologetic look. While the food was good, the service continued to be bad. I had no beverage to drink during my dinner and so my meal consisted of me trying to flag down a server and I almost grabbed the water pitcher myself but decided to just ask for the bill instead. The poor service was too much."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Brought a client for lunch. Staff was very professional and attentive. food was excellent and we were not rushed. Definately on the list for the future."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "My sister and I had a very enjoyable lunch at Piccolo Paradiso. We want to thank Fabrizio for all his suggestions and his attentive attention. We will definitely come back for more!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Staff was very nice and the service was very good. The ambience was relaxing and comfortable. Food was good not great. Prawns were slightly overcooked and salmon drier than preferred. Overall a good night out. Another of Chef Drago's creation."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Expensive for the small portions. Food was average. Bread was the highlight of the meal."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "The food was good as it always is but this is the first Sunday we have ever been there. Definitely an older crowd. Great for taking your parents, grandparents. The pasta with wild boar is always a dish we order, excellent. Clams "Vongole" was delicious as well. We are never disappointed in our meals here and the service is so cordial and unassuming. Don't think we will ever go on a Sunday, though!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "This restaurant is one of the most consistent restaurants in Los Angeles. The food superb, the wait staff excellent and the wine list top notch. No matter who we go with everyone always loves everything and returns again and again. We've been to Piccolo Paradiso 4 times in the last two weeks; and everything is always fantastic!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "having been to Piccolo Paradiso a number of times what stands out is the consistency of the welcoming, the service and the food. The pastas are excellent and served piping hot. The veal is flavorful and tender. Salads have just the right amount of dressing so you can still taste the lettuces. G. Drago has a winner here and you can always find a table!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Very nice,warm atmosphere. Service was super good. Food was delicious! A great dining treat."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "Very nice meal. Service was great, friendly and efficient. Wine list could be improved by adding more options, but had some good choices"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Great Italian food. Wonderful service. Pastas are homemade. So are desserts. They will let you order off the menu, even on a busy night. Good spot for spotting celebrities!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Piccolo Paradiso is a superb restaurant in every respect. We enjoyed every minute of our dinner on New Year's Eve, and the staff was especially kind to our children. We have visited Piccolo Paradiso on both of our visits to LA, and fully intend to do so again."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "we go there often and it is always great food and lovely ambience"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "The veal was tough, not tender/ The service was extremely poor."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Four of us dined at Piccolo for the first time Saturday after attending a Laemmle movie. The service at Piccolo Paradiso is fabulous and the wine we ordered excellent. Each of us ordered a different pasta and sauce combination from the "mix-and-match" options on the menu. The flavors were very fine, the portions a bit skimpy. The minestrone soup was excellent! Prices a tad high for the portion sizes but then the location is in Beverly Hills. I'd return to Piccolo. I liked the overall feel of the place. Give it a try."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "We wanted to go to Il Pastaio, but couldn't get in. This was just as good and I believe the same owner."
    Dined on 11/23/2013