very nice restaurant
Food was great, They made clams and linguini for me even though it was not on the menu.
10/11/2012 12:00:00 AM
The food here was fantastic.
The food here was fantastic. Potentially my favorite Italian food in all of Los Angeles.
2/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
My better half and I love this place. It's the best italian restaurant in the neighborhood in my opinion. The wait staff are prompt, knowledgable and also very friendly. The food is fantastic and always consistent. During busy times it can get a bit loud, especially considering the size of the main dining area so if that is an important factor, you may want to skip on Friday.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Mostly Reliable High-End Italian
I live near Panzanella and often go there, particularly for first dates. Generally the food is quite good, as is the service. I particularly enjoy their veal chop with mushrooms. The most recent visit, however, did not go so well, as the service was very slow and it was so loud that me date and I couldn't hear each other. Hopefully, it will be back to its normal excellence the next time I visit.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We ate here on New Year's
We ate here on New Year's Eve and enjoyed the food, but not the service, so decided that we had to give them another chance. Our waiter and the service staff were excellent, and all of the dishes were beautifully presented and delicious. Will definitely return.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Want to hear your dinner date?
A civilized, classically stylish restaurant with professional, friendly (but not unctuous) service, cosistently excellent food, and an atmophere that allows people to converse with their dinner companions without shrieking to be heard.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the few special places
One of the few special places to dine in the Valley. Great atmosphere, attentive yet not overbearing service, extensive wine list, wonderful mixed drinks, fine menu selection. We appreciated the subtle lighting adjustments throughout the evening. There was a very lively crowd this Friday night, although some would call it noisy. The only possible quibble would be if Panzarella could figure out a way to debone fish more quickly at the table. All in all a wonderful dining experience. We closed the place down and will return once again.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Panzanella was excellent as
Panzanella was excellent as usual. Both couples drove about thirty miles from opposite directions to meet there and had a terrific evening. We'll be back.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've been going to this restaurant for years and have never had a bad experience. We celebrated a birthday in the private room hosting about 15 people and it was wonderful
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day in Roma
We chose this Italian eatery because my family had experienced a great dinner there some months back. I flew in from San Francisco with my girls to celebrate with the family and enjoyed it very much. This place would be an instant hit in North Beach with pasta and fish dishes to rival any top Italian bistro. We started with appetizer pizzas and artichoke salads and my sister and I shared the halibut and a specially layered pasta dish featuring eggplant and spaghetti in the center. All of the entrees were delightful: well cooked and presented and the service was top notch. Also they opened up their private rooms and we dined in one of several large round tables which made it seem very private and the noise level was controlled.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic homemade pasta - very light, extensive menu, their sauces are great. Loved it!
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place! Melissa was a
Great place! Melissa was a wonderful waitress. A little expensive but it's worth it.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful restaurant! So authentic and genuinely Italian. We are lucky to have this in the area! I had planned a romantic dinner here for my fiancé's birthday and Panzanella delivered!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been to Panzanella several times, it is always consistent, the staff at front desk are very pleasant and present- rather than distracted. Our particular waiter that evening (wish I had his name) was upbeat, friendly, and a pleasure.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to Panzanella for my daughters college graduation dinner and we loved it!
It was a very special occasion for our family so I called ahead to arrange for a surprise dessert.
Everything was perfect, the waiter was very helpful explaining daily specials and several other
suggestions of his favorite entrees, so we decided to try them. Everything was delicious-we will
definitely go back to Pamzanella's!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love that they have a seasonal
Love that they have a seasonal menu as well as the standard one. We had soft-shell crab salad that was wonderful, as was the Loup du Mare. One of the better restauants in the SF Valley and pretty, too.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have eaten an many of the Sherman Oaks/Studio City restaurants along Ventura Boulevard, but I found Panzanella to be my favorite. The food was excellent (I had the buffalo mozzerella with proscuitto and the Dover Sole special), the restaurant was very pretty, and the service was great. Definitely recommend.
5/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were
The food and service were terrific. I could do with a quieter room.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great Italian dinner
My second time to dine here and it was as good as the first. The food is top notch and I can't believe how much truffle is shaved on top of the risotto! I forgot how loud the dining room is, but I would say that may be the only drawback.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Panzanella is a completely
Panzanella is a completely reliable, lovely restaurant with excellent Italian dishes including fine seafood. The ambiance is pleasant, noise level varies, though it was relatively low on a recent Sunday evening. Service is professional, attentive but not intrusive. We have brought friends here on multiple occasions and all of enjoyed the restaurant.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I had a wonderful time. The service, the food, the table, and the atmosphere was all exceptional.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good Italian
You will not go wrong dining at this restaurant. Easy valet parking directly in back on the building, full bar, great food with very friendly and excellent service.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Dining Experience
Love Panzanella...we eat there often and are never disappointed....it is one of out two most favorite restaurants in the San Fernando Valley...the food, the service and Ambience re the best....
6/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lovely Dining Experience
Had delicious dinner and lovely bottle of wine. The service was impeccable. Lovely ambiance. I would certainly go back.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
2nd time there - delicious!
Good service, great wine list, tasty Lasagna, very nice New York Strip special (although the frites served with them were a bit oily), and great bread. All in all, a nice place. Can be rather loud and ambiance is a bit dark, but overall very good. Would definitely come back for more!
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great dinner
Had a great dinner and fabulous service by Norberto!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's a bit of a hidden gem in Sherman Oaks, but I'm so glad we found it three years ago! I usually go here for my birthday every year and am never disappointed. Great food, great service. Always a delight!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Noise level, difficult to
Noise level, difficult to hear. Service fair. Seems not enough help
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We thoroughlyh enjoyed our
We thoroughlyh enjoyed our dinner and so did our friends. Great service, enjoyed talking with manager and waiter, great food. Loved the lamb chops.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for a nice evening
The crowd tends to be on the "older" side, but the food is delicious--they make great martinis--and the staff is friendly and accommodating!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a gift certificate
We had a gift certificate that we won at a auction. We will be back to this wonderful Italian restaurant. We had an early dinner but found it to cater to old Hollywood type clients. Everything was wonderful. Prices were very reasonable.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
perfect time at Panzanella
As always, great food & service, asked for a window table and got it! Coudln't finish it all so brought the remainder for my lunch, even better the next day!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Saturday Eve - a Little Loud @ 8 pm
Having said that, Norberto could not have been a better server. It's awfully nice to have a native Italian who knows the menu and wine list. Four people, a bottle of wine, and three appetizer was just over $200, which was a splurge for us. The desserts were a surprise and gratis as we were celebrating two birthdays; panna cotta and flourless chocolate cake were heavenly. Mangia!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm and Fuzzy
Pannzanella is an elegant Italian restaurant in a valley overrun with Sushi Bars! The staff is very welcoming. This place is perfect for a romantic dinner or special occasion but I would feel comfortable dining on any occasion. I loved the shaved artichoke arugula salad, burrata caprese, and polenta with truffles. I felt like a valued customer and will certainly go back again and again.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Panzanella is consistently good service and food. A bit loud for my taste on busy nights.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always great food
Eaten ther 5 times. Always try something different. Never dissapointed. They have their staples/regular menu items and a whole page of daily specials. Have ordered from both. Mushroom soup is great. Burrata caprese is great. Osso bucco with lasagna (special) was amazing, salmon (special) was great. Squid ink rissoto was interesting and delicious (dish is black from the squid ink). Tortellini Di Zucca is a must try!! A bit on the sweet side. Order as an appetizer and share. Filetto Di Bue was good but nothing out of the ordinary. Always too full to try their dessert, but they look delicious!
Will definitely be dining there again.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about this restaurant was delightful. The hostess, servers/waiters, and other staff were so polite. Although I remember 3-4 separate people bringing items to our table. My only complaint was that the food took quite a while to come out. But it was delicious! So many different flavors blended together perfectly.
Plus, the atmosphere is very romantic.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic, Delicious, & Grownup
Their are few places I like to go that aren't crowded and the waiting list too long to just have an elegant and good Italian dinner place where you can relax and get OUTSTANDING service, the old fashioned way. This place is tucked away and the parking is valet ($6) and has a small waiting area with a small charming bar pouring great drinks. If you want, you can eat at the bar also but the service is a good reason to come to this restaurant - it is suburb! Sherman Oaks has a gem!
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Elegant but relaxed dining
Lovely atmosphere; excellent food, beautifully presented. And, mirabile dictu, we could actually hear each other speak -- a novelty in LA restaurants. It's a restaurant suitable for an "occasion" without being too formal or stuffy.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A special place
Great ambience, hand-crafted food & excellent service. What more can you ask!?
They even gave us a bottle of Badoit as an anniversary present when they found out it's our fave sparking water.
It's French water, and this is an Italian restaurant -- but that's the kind of place this is. Wonderful choices wherever you look.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well Worth The Price
I said to my wife and friends at the table that when you serve at almost top prices that the product you serve better be top quality, and it was. My friends had the evening's special, a Veal chop, I had the lobster pasta (1/2 a small lobster) which was ample and delicious. My wife had the minestrone soup which I guess was great because she never let me have a taste. A highly recommend this place to people who like very good Italian food in a very pleasant setting. Service was attentive but not intrusive, Go and enjoy yourselves.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful time yet
We had a wonderful time yet again at thus neighborhood gem. The food is always great and the service from Tony our server, to the support staff, to Magda the manager was attentive and friendly.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have dined at Panzanella many times and have always enjoyed the experience. Authentic Italian fare with delicious sauces and fresh tasting ingredients. Service from our waiter (who spoke perfect Italian but told us he was American born) was excellent. A bit noisy in the main dining room, but conversation was easily heard. Go, you will be delighted.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the delicious food and ambience at Panzanella's.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The dinner and Service is
The dinner and Service is always excellent. Every time you walk in the door you feel welcome and the staff is ready to accommodate your very need.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good all-around, BUT
Very good all-around, BUT they serve the SMALLEST martinis I have EVER seen in an on-the-rocks glass!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best dish in town!
For only $17.95, you can get their famous Involtini Di Melanzane Con Spaghetti, which is a delicious Baked spaghetti wrapped w/ eggplant, tomato & mozzarella cheese dish. I promise you won't regret ordering this!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A little Italian gem
Panzanella is one of the best Italian restaurants in the valley. The food is authentic, fresh, and absolutely delicious. The service is friendly and courteous.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated a friends birthday
We celebrated a friends birthday in the small private dining room which was awesome. Great environment, outstanding service and wonderful food.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM