Farfalla is fantastic!
I have been living in Westlake Village for just over a year and just discovered this neighborhood gem on Sunday night. The manager couldn't have been nicer and the food was delicious, especially their lobster martini and vegetable soup. Both items were very flavorful and I can't wait to go back and try more of their healthy menu items. Here's another plus...the hostesses and food servers are very attractive!!!
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and the service
Excellent food and the service was great. Very loud but good.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time not the last!
Excellent service, reasonably priced and great food choices.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Italian neighborhood spot
Farfalla was a find we stumbled upon because our regular Italian place was booked. The food at Farfalla was delicious, and the atmosphere was great (good, energetic noise level for my group). It's definitely not a quick place (an hour and 45 mins for appetizer and entrees). We will definitely be back. Highly recommend reservations (like with OpenTable).
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Despite a few hiccups with our order and food quality, we had a lovely time at Farfalla. The restaurant was busy, but we were seated promptly with our OpenTable reservation. The waiter was friendly, but I couldn't help feeling a little rushed. The entree came out while we were still in the middle of our appetizer, and we were asked if we wanted coffee and dessert before we finished the entree. We did however have a very nice time and the food was good. We had the mushroom risotto and the chicken with artichokes and capers. The appetizer of cheese and meat was just fair, and I wouldn't suggest it. The house wines are very good, and they give generous pours. Overall, a pleasant evening of dining outside at the Westlake Promenade.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food - Okay service
The food was wonderful - everyone in our party raved about their food. The service was okay. When we entered I informed them that we had a reservation & my name. They apparently didn't recognize the reservation. We were led to an inside table & we asked if it would be possible to sit outside. Were told that the tables were reserved for other parties. We sat inside in a crowded booth and then they proceeded to seat a huge party with lots of kids directly behind us, making it very difficult to communicate at our table. During our dinner there were always tables open on the patio as we had a direct view of the patio from our inside table. Will have to try again, hopefully they will recognize the reservation & get the table we would like.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is always consistently good here. However--just a warning--the prices for wine by the glass are expensive! Won't be ordering wine with dinner here! Just water--thank you. You may want to only come during Happy Hour. Too many other great restaurants in our area with more reasonable wine prices. Sorry, but just being honest.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Staff, Service and Food
Wonderful Italian food served by charming Italian waiters transports you to Tuscany. I have been three times and find this establishment to produce perfectly delicious and consistent product. I have only eaten on the patio but the inside bar scene seems very vibrant as well. Good each time and the overwhelming feeling that the waiter wants you back. I recommend it without hesitation.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went on a Saturday afternoon and sat in the patio area. We were the only ones there which was nice since we were celebrating a birthday with family. The food was pretty authentic, especially the pizzas. There was some yelling going which was quite disturbing. We weren't sure off we should duck under the table for cover. Not sure if the person was the owner but he was upset about something and everyone knew it even though it was in Italian! I figure that was the entertainment factor of our dining experience.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic Italian in All Ways
Haughty, energetic waiters and great food are the reason that I return. It's just like Italy - totally confident people, high energy, great food. Why stay home?
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great, waiter was fun and energetic, however he messed up the checks, as there were 3 couples and we needed them split based on couples. We didn't bother asking him to adjust, he was too busy.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stand out restaurant!
This place is always great. Great food and great service. We always enjoy going here.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never lets me down
I went this time with my wife, business partner and his wife. We basically shared a few bottles of wine (recommended from our waiter) that come out of Sardenia and some appetizers as we arrived a bit late. The wine was lighter than we typically like, but for this evening, it hit the spot and was enjoyed by all. The men shared the Capricciosa Pizza (so much flavor) and the ladies had the Margherita Pizza. Both were amazing. We ended the night with a small portion (but still large) pasta dish and tomato soup for the ladies (this tomato soup is simple but amazing) and the guys shared a calamari. We go there often, so the servers treat us like family. I highly recommend giving this place a few tries, it's well worth it.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great fun Italian restaurant
Really enjoyed our meal here. Friendly service even though they are so busy. Lived the meatballs and polenta and lentil soup was fabulous. Friend had lobster ravioli and found it delicious. Would definitely go back. Make a res (with open table) - this is a popular spot.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food hard to beat
Some of the best Italian food you will find. Fresh ingredients well prepared. Everything from the bread to the appetizers to the entrees is first rate. Service can be a little spotty and the noise level can be a little high but for excellent food this place is hard to beat.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are a picky group when
We are a picky group when it comes to food - have dined together all over the Western world and all agreed the food and ambience was great. We did not expect to like it when we first sat down - a bit noisy but then settled in and enjoyed the energy - no pretense - just very well cooked and presented food and the waiters were outstanding! We shall return. Tried a new Italian wine at suggestion of waiter and it was great. Glad we ventured out of our comfort zone.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, nice restaurant
The food was very good, will definitely return. The service was a little slow and the waiter a little rude...asked "what do you want to drink" or "what do you want to eat". Maybe next time we will get a nicer waiter.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday dinner for 23 yr old son
The food was very good overall. Especially the short ribs with pasta. Beef farfalla was a little chewy but tasty. Roasted potatoes were on the dry side (maybe leftover from day before?). Service is always good. Cork charge a little high at $20 Free dessert for the birthday boy was a nice way to end a pleasant evening!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will come here often
We come to the Cineopolis Movie Theater and we had not visited Farfalla until now. What a great find! Food was great, nice outdoor coach/chair table seating, service was friendly and flexible with the menu. Everyone had a great meal and a great time. We will come back and would highly recommend this restaurant to our community of family, friends and restaurant goers.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was awesome, with menu items that adults, chilren, and vegetarians could enjoy. Service was competent and did not rush you.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Date Night with Friends
So nice! Great drinks! Fabulous service! (a little loud - but maybe that's just me).
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrated a Birthday with friends
Nice atmosphere, great food, good wine list, nice staff. Enjoyable overall!!!! Make a reservation.
Nice bar area.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The place was very nice and the service was outstanding! We had a party of 10 with children. It was not kid friendly but they we're friendly! They didn't have a kid menu so they offered to split any plates which was awesome and worked. We had a great server who was on point. As soon as we asked for anything, he did it! Then the food came and was mouth watering delisious!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food with more
Outstanding food with more than ample portions, maybe it was due to the holiday season, but it was extremely noisy with very vocal groups. The wine list is good and the corkage is $20. The grilled romaine salad and the oso buco are excellent as is the lobster ravioli. Definitely a place to go back to after the holiday season to see if it is any quieter.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was to celebrate the holidays with the office staff. A couple of us in the group were LOUD which turned off some of the other guests. I felt sorry for our waiter as he was the one faced with having to apologize for our loudness. We probably won't have such a party there again due to this. Not the restaurant's fault but as a noisy group we will need to find more private space the next time.
The food was delicious and the service superb!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated our son's 21st
We celebrated our son's 21st birthday and they treated he and his friends like kings. They were not rushed out to turn the table and they did everything to accomodate make it a special event. He and his friends will be back and so will we! Thank you for making his 21st so special.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM