Consistently good. Nice
Consistently good. Nice quiet Italian restaurant of the past.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
I love the attention I get
I love the attention I get there, especially from my preferred waiter, Fidentio.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
classic old stype Italian
classic old stype Italian restaurant with really good food. The serving staff is really old school..
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
A special place!
The food and service are consistently outstanding. We love
the clubby interior and the fireplace adds such a lovely
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Why spend the airfare to Italy?
The fireplace and red-bulded leaded-glass lamps provide a subdued atmosphere. The staff accomodated my request for a half order of penne carbonara that came loaded with traditional panchetta and an accent of green peas. My partners shrimp was NOT "over bcooked like rubber", as requested and a oral delight because of it! Ask for one of the curved booths, sink in, and enjoy a by-gone treasure not readily found in LA.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had the Ravioli special
I had the Ravioli special and it was superb! House salad was really good.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful neighborhood spot
Wonderful neighborhood spot with a darkened, romantic ambience. The elegant, polished-wood bar, unobtrusive but attentive service, and authentic Italian atmosphere create just the perfect place for a private intimate dinner or a gathering of friends. We found the wine list to be a little on the expensive side, but the selections are excellent; entrees are well-priced and our friends found many dishes to be very good to excellent--a truly enjoyable dining experience.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a pleasure!
As always, Angel, Ruben and the other staff made us feel at home. The food is always consistently delicious and the wait staff is very attentive and friendly. One of my most favorite West LA restaurants!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had been wanting to come
I had been wanting to come to this restaurant for years and for some reason never went. Finally did and they did not disappoint. I went with my family (husband and two boys 8,10). Unpeccable friendly service and great italian cuisine. The chicken parmejan and gnocchi were great and so was the frutti salad. Great old world atmosphere and I felt like Frank Sinatra was going to walk in any moment. Definately go.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding dining experience
We asked for as quiet a spot as they had, a table as opposed to a booth and got just that. Though the restaurant was busy, we were able to have a normal conversation without having to speak loudly to each other--a rarity in restaurants these days. The room was dimly lit and had a warm feel. The food was excellent--from the minestrone soup, the salmon (for me), the shrimp scampi (for my husband)and the fresh vegetables. The carrot cake was to die for. Service was excellent.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Old World Ambience
Our group of six enjoyed the good food while celebrating a special occasion. It was a pleasant change to be able to hear each other's conversation while dining.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a great old-school
This is a great old-school Sicilian restaurant. Love it!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italian food like you are in Italy
Another solid performance by Guido's. Good service, very comfortable surroundings. We were a group of 7 and you could hear across the table. I had lobster ravioli, outstanding. Generous pour on drinks.
Access is tricky; approach on Santa Monica from the West to turn into the lot. Valet is $4.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the space, love the food, love everything about Guido's, a neighborhood classic.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best salad in town!
Guido's is one of my co-worker's absolute fave restaurant. She knows the owner & most of the staff, gets hugs from them all. We had their salad, and it was incredible. It so reminded me of Lawry's The Prime Rib's salad from years and years ago - which is an incredible salad. Plus, they give you a nice bread basket. Delicious and service was amazing. $3 valet service makes it super easy to park. Love not having a parking hassle. ENJOY!
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We go there to eat good food
The Oslo bucco is wonderful
Best on Friday night
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sat in the patio for dinner
Sat in the patio for dinner this past Saturday (29) night, it was delightful.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have never had a Guido's experience that ever disappointed me and this occasion wasn't any different. I had a recommended pasta special which was delicious. The manager suggested a wine to accompany it, which was a perfect choice. Thank you Guido's!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Their NOVELLA (full) salad-2 DIE 4!
I've been going to Guido's a lot lately - for their amazingly filling & delicious Novella Salad (full size). It is GREAT! They serve a lovely basket of delicious bread to go with it. Easy in and out valet parking ($3). GREAT! Will be back soon! Cathie :)
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
TRY THE NOVELLA SALAD!
It usually comes as a side salad with a main course, but you can order this salad on its own. It is FANTASTIC! Enjoy. :)
7/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Another GREAT dining experience!
It's great to be able to have a relaxed, private, lunch break during the week. Guido's is THE PLACE to do it! Four times in four days .... very happy to have discovered Guido's!
7/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dined here 4 times in a row!
Have never done this before - dined at the same restaurant 4 times in a row! The Novella Salad is the perfect lunch. Couldn't be happier with this lovely restaurant and their incredibly friendly, super efficient staff. Each friend that dined with me were just as happy! Thanks, Guido's!
7/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Never fails to disappoint
Consistently good food and atmosphere; a throw back to another era.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friends LOVE Guido's!
Love bringing people to Guido's for lunch, who I usually eat with walking distance from my office. It's such a treat to go to Guido's! See you soon, Guido's!
7/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
guido's remains one of the
guido's remains one of the very few places in town where you can dine on pretty good food, enjoy expert and friendly service, have a well poured drink, sit in comfortable booths, and be able to talk in normal conversational tones. is it too much to ask for? well, count the places in LA like that and you'll understand why we've been returning to guido's for 25 years.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a party of five and everything that we ordered was delicious! Service was very attentive and quick. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for a business lunch!
Love going here - I really feel like I get away from the office when I drive off to Guido's and have a delicious lunch. Both outside dining and inside are equally fantastic! Thanks, Guido's!
7/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our dining experience
We enjoyed our dining experience here. The food was excellent--cooked properly and
served fresh and hot. Our server was attentive and checked on us frequently.
This restaurant is a great neighborhood find. You can even walk to it from the
surrounding areas. The interior is romantic with dark booths and nicely placed
tables, which is difficult to find these days with so many store front restaurants.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
I've been living within 1 mile of Guido's for 3.5 years, why haven't I been here? My husband and I finally gave it a try and we loved it. The ambiance, the food, and staff were excellent! Thank you Guido's, we found our neighborhood gem!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old Style Italian
I always enjoy the consistency of Guido’s. Good food and a traditional Italian neighborhood feel.
8/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Back to the 70's
It was like being in old Los Angeles, with the red leather banquettes, dim lighting....and. QUIET....we could actually talk to each other. We had reservations for 2, but ended up with 5 and the restaurant was most accommodating. Everyone ordered something different and all were happy with their food....osso buco, chipino, fresh fish, pasta. The cesar salad could have been a bit more crunchy and a little less dry (this used to be my favorite dish there). Salads are a bit pricey and everything is alacarte. This is a restaurant with consistent good food and good service. Wait staff was friendly and efficient.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thank you so much, Guido's!
Super environment, great food, special place to take a lunch. THANK YOU!
9/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Old fashion Italian restaurant
Old fashion Italian restaurant with a varied menu. Returned after many years and will return soon.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food in an old world elegant surrounding.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old School Italian
Very low key classy place. Their tableside Italian salad is awesome.
10/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is our "neighborhood gem". We go there for dinner as often as we possibly can and have
lunch there for a special treat. The food and service are always top notch.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Consistency in food quality
Consistency in food quality and service entices me to return to Guido's.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Guido's Great Gastroexperience
Guido's has some of the best Italian food in the State! The Rigatoni Vesubio is delicious. I would eat it every day if I could! I also tried their special mushroom ravioli with whole grain mustard sauce was also very good. I substituted extra mushrooms for the shrimp. I always like to find new flavors in vegetarian dishes. The caesar salad was the best around. I took a friend who loves Italian food and she had the lamb chops, which were incredible. Perfectly prepared and fabulous flavors with a nice selection of vegetables. On top of everything else, the service is top notch! They care about their patrons and treat us like royalty!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Opentabler Be Aware
Everything is great at this restaurant - the food, the service. But they too often play their sneaky trick of canceling your Opentable reservation right after you just finished your meal and left. Unlike a no-show, there's no automated dispute process, so you would have to email Opentable and send in a picture of your receipt to get your points back. I encourage all diners whose reservations are cancelled here contact Opentable and report this behavior.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have eaten at Guido's many times over the years, and it remains at the top of our list for special occasion and feel-good dining. The service is always exceptional. Even when the kitchen is taking a little longer sending out the food due to high volume, the servers are extremely apologetic. Upon exiting the restaurant after dining, our car is waiting for us. How do they do that? The food was delicious from the mozzarella marinara to the lasagna to the white fish special. Over all, another
satisfying dining experience.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM