Overall good experience.
Overall good experience. We arrived on the early side but the restaurant was quite full within a half hour. At that point it was rather warm and noisy. The food was quite good and well presented and the service prompt so I would recommend it. A good choice if you have tickets to the Geffen Playhouse.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food we had the
Outstanding food we had the fixed price menu which was good value
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was a little unorganize
The service was a little unorganized and slow but other than that I really enjoyed my time there.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
just wonderful food and service
Spent almost 2 hours eating and talking. everyone enjoyed what they ordered. I am a first time patron but not the last time
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Like dining in Europe!
What a beautiful little restaurant! Three of us wanted a new place to dine before going to the Geffen Theatre. One of us found Tanino's on-line; their website didn't lie. Not only is the ambiance old-world reminiscent, but the service was just the right combination of attentive and friendly. And the food? Well, unfortunately, we only had about an hour to eat, so all of us opted for only a main course. One was a shrimp & crab-stuffed ravioli dish, with a champagne sauce. Two of us had pasta a la carbonara and in my not-so-humble opinion, it was the best carbonara I have ever tasted. All of the portions were surprisingly generous. Our waiter kept an eye on us throughout the meal and made sure we were out in plenty of time. Bravo!
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
A pre-Geffen Theatre favorite.
A pre-Geffen Theatre favorite. Great food and service that is attentive without being intrusive.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my girlfriend here for her birthday, and we both really enjoyed our time. The food was awesome. The service was quick and welcoming. The atmosphere was rustic in a romantic sort of way. The chef seemed to know several regulars and walked around greeting people in a familiar way. Everyone was very friendly and made it feel like we were eating at an old friend's house. Our server and the hostess are also to be commended for a job well done. We were seated right away and promptly received our food shortly after ordering. I would definitely return here in the future.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great Westwood option; friendy,
A great Westwood option; friendy, efficient service, very good food.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Returning over and over
Tanino's is a restaurant we return to again and again. We've been going there for over 10 years and it continues to be excellent with good menu, lots of good specials, wonderful wines, professional service, and service is NOT slow.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are always in search of great carbonara. We always start by asking the server. When the server doesn't know the difference between carbonara and alfredo sauce, its a very bad sign. Our waiter at Tanino was great and so was the carbonara.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have enjoyed many business lunches here and have never been disappointed.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine Italian food in one of
Fine Italian food in one of Los Angeles' most architecturally beautiful settings. A chef who visits with his diners is always a treat. Good service from a coordinated wait staff. Got us in and out for an evening at the theater. I will go again.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are always so thrilled to dine at Tanino. His love of people and food make it always seem like a small party at a great friends home.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
NOISY PARTY IN THE BAR
After many visits to Tanino, this one was hampered by an overzealous noisy party in the bar. Probably good business for the restaurant, but not enjoyable for dinner guests.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dine here often and have
We dine here often and have always had a lovely experience. This time was an exception. Our waitress was very inattentive and we had to ask for service, etc. several times. I can only hope that this was an off evening and that things will be better next time.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tanino is always dependable,
Tanino is always dependable, with very good food and service in an attractive, if slightly limited, space. It's the bright star in Westwood.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
All dishes are great
Not just another Italian restaurant. Excellent preparation....excellent presentation.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Need Air Conditioning Inside
The restaurant had great food and service but they didn't have any air conditioning on and it was probably 78 degrees inside the restaurant. On top of this if you drink your body temperature increases. Very uncomfortable because of this inside the restaurant. It was cooler outside then inside.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A long time patron, still love how this place never disappoints!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always the best
Being part of the Drago brothers chain, you can be assured of the best southern Italian food every time. Whenever we are near Westwood Village (Gefen playhouse is two blocks away) we always eat at Tanino.
8/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Old World Charm Superb Cooking
Westwood Village location is a rare walkable communities in LA and Tanino is a fine Italian ristorante. There is an unusual and delicious eggplant souffle appetizer. The spinach ravioli and risotto special with broiled italian sausage were also excellent. Our dinner for two with a glass of wine was $80. The service was attentive and genuinely friendly. Dark wood and mirrors with booths and tables provide a quiet and intimate atmosphere. Highly recommended.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yummy as always
Perfect spot to dine when going to the Geffen. Enjoyed the Short rib with risotto, rich broth great combo with risotto. The mushroom is a must. Service always cordial and helpful.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner + Theater
Great restaurant & walking distance to the Geffen Theater
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would go Back
Everything was excellent. The only criticism would be that the staff should mention that the bread comes out after you order. Maybe that is a policy because of the campus area. Just thought it was worth mentioning in case some people get really out of sorts about that sort of thing. But once again, everything was excellent!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always lively for a pre-show dinner. Service is attentive and the food is very authentic Italian.
8/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect pre theater dining
If we're going to the Geffen we always go to Tanino.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Food and Ambiance
Loved the atmosphere the minute we walked in to this restaurant. Was like walking into another world. A true escape from the maddening traffic we were in to get there! The service was impeccable. Attention to detail, but not hovering. The pasta was clearly the best I've ever had! My friend had the pumpkin ravioli with sage and butter sauce. And I had the chicken ravioli with porcini mushroom sauce. Both were divine! The tender artichoke salad is a must for a change of pace. Great place to go before heading to the Geffen Playhouse.
8/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Each time we return to Tanino...we try something different. Never disappointed. Would love to eventually try the entire menu.
8/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
SHOULD BE MORE ADVENTURSOME
For a pure Italian menu, Tanino seems too cautious in some choices. While they are adventurous in the use of octopus and truffles, would like more veal dishes (particularly the scaloppine which is made with chicken), and more seafood choices. Also would like pasta side dishes with the entrees instead of potatoes. Included veggies are fine.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is so good to finally have
It is so good to finally have an authentic Italian restaurant in the South Bay, especially one that is not a chain-based restaurant. Angelo and Anna (the owners) are genuine and most attentive. We dine here often.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exquisite food in charming setting
The service was great, the ambience was very nice. Very light and open. The restaurant is fairly cozy, but didn't feel at all crowded. It was definitely an elegant environment, but not ostentatious at all. I ordered the special of the day, which was the sea bass. It was one of the pricier plates, but worth every bit. It was plated beautifully, and the food tasted every bit as good as it looked. The caper base was cooked to perfection, as was the fish. It was a filet, and was, for sea bass, surprisingly flavorful and rich. The portion was also considerable. The staff was friendly and ready to answer any question about the menu.
I would definitely recommend Tanino to anyone wanting a slightly more upscale italian meal.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Timely service, excellent food, great atmosphere and very friendly staff. What more could you ask for? Will definitely be heading back to Tanino!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
ALWAYS WONDERFUL MEAL....PASTA
ALWAYS WONDERFUL MEAL....PASTA IS THE BEST IN TOWN.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
this is one of my go-to places
this is one of my go-to places in Westwood when we visit the kids at UCLA
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Neighborhood Restaurant
Tanino is a very good restaurant with wonderful food. From the articoke salad to the wonderful fish dishes , to the delicious
desserts, we loved our dinners.
One of the best restaurants in Westwood Village!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
After theater special
Lovely table, great food and service. Highly recommend.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch in Westwood
Great food, great Italian wine, and great service. What else needs to be said!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
can't wait to return!
This restaurant is a gem. Great food, ambiance, service. I've been here a half dozen times and always look forward to coming back
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian food !
This is my second time to Tanino and it was every bit as good as the first time! I love the decor! The food is authentic and excellent. I tried everyone's food at the table ;) and it was all excellent! My kids even love it there! The dessert is amazing...they had a pumpkin souffle that is not to be missed! They are very accommodating, my daughter wanted the black squid ink but with pasta instead of risotto and it wasn't a problem and my son LOVED his spicy seafood pasta! My husbands Mediterranean red snapper was amazing and for myself I had the spicy seafood pasta over spinach instead of pasta to keep it healthy...All was excellent and Tanino was there and stopped by the table to make sure everything was perfect.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice, as always
Each time I visit Tanino I wonder why I don't come more often. The food is very good and consistenly so. Everyone loved their pasta, and I had an excellent salmon special. We had no wine or dessert this time. The crowd was older than I remembered. . What I like most about the experience is that I can actually hear my tablemates while dining.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a quiet Sunday night at Tanino's. The food is always good, and the service particularly attentive. The quietness of the night made the restaurant quiet--it may not always be so. (I noticed all the hard surfaces!) I was particularly appreciative of the care by all the servers! Hadn't been there for awhile, and will return soon!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Only downside is the high pricing for the neighborhood.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Menu Better food
I have been to this restaurant many times. They got a new menu although still very expensive. Got the pasta with eggplant and pistachio nuts awesome. Service was good.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always very FAST service.
Always very FAST service. Great for dinner before seeing plays at the Geffen. We arrived at 7:00.....play was at 8:00 and the staff at Tanino was able to get us in and out very fast. Excellent service and food.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Italian in Westwood
This place is very special. The food and service are excellent. What more could you want?
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Seriously one of the best Italian restaurant in LA. The food is fresh and light but you leave there completly astified. The Branzino melts in your mouth and they prepare it in fron of you....European style.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner in Westwood
If you can have time for a delicious dinner before you go see a show at th Geffin, Tanino's is the place!
We had a burrata salad, and the fish special, which was simple but perfectly grilled salmon, swordfish, halibut and branzino over spinach. My date had a yummy Italian white wine called Gavi, and I tasted it (didn't get a full glass so Icould stay awake for the theatre!)
Next time, I will certainly have a glass of wine.
Hope next time comes soon!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
For outstanding authentic
For outstanding authentic Italian food in the UCLA Westwood area, Tanino's simply cannot be beat. It is a lovely restaurant that is consistently good.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best restaurant in Westwood village
Tanino has withstood the test of time and doesn't fail
To deliver delicious Italian food.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just had one of the best Italian meals ever! For starters, my daughter and I split the melon and prosciutto appetizer - very fresh and best shared. My daughter's ribeye steak was huge, tender, delicious and flavorful as were the garlic mashed potatoes. My Pappardelle with lamb ragout was superb! My husband loved his Cesar Romaine salad with shaved parmesan, and the Penne with prosciutto and vodka sauce; another excellent entree. We each ordered a glass of Papa Drago's signature red wine, which was most excellent and smooth; we liked it so much that we ordered two bottles of wine to take home! Can't wait to come back again!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM