Great place for Pantages diners
We got a table on the patio and let our waiters know that we were attending a show. They ensured we were served and out of there in time. The food was excellent, fresh and tasty. Walking distance to the Pantages so a great place to eat before the show.
9/7/2012 12:00:00 AM
Fabiolus Cucina? Trust me, it was fabulous. We were looking for a restaurant near the Pantages for dinner before the show. We live in the SGV and avoid the Hollywood area because of the weekend traffic. We now have a new destination in Hollywood worthy of the traffic stress. It's off the corner of Sunset & Vine!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time here. Enjoyed ourselves.
First time here. Enjoyed ourselves. Authentic Italian food. Service was outstanding. We will be back and we are raving to everyone we know.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ceaser Salad was ok could
Ceaser Salad was ok could use a little kick, the chicken on the salad was dry and tasteless, another chicken dish we had had the same dry chicken but covered in sauce. Chicken Parm was good, and pizza was very good.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Decent food, okay service
The food was tasty, but the service was a bit slow for a place that was only 1/3 full.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
As Always Great
This is our go to restaurant before see a play at the Pantages. The food is good and the service friendly and helpful. Nice wine list too.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice neighborhood place
Great food and love the patio. my go to place before a night at the theatre.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
service was attentive, food
service was attentive, food was good and it's a great place before a show at the Pantages.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Facing Sunset Blvd, you'd
Facing Sunset Blvd, you'd never expect the wonderful patio and outside ambience that is revealed. I don't know if all of the pastas are homemade, but they appear to be. We had four different entrees/pastas and they were all outstanding!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Go-To place for fabulous pastas!
Absolutely love this place when I'm in the mood for great pasta -- the perfect break from a low-carb diet! Heheh.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
the renovation is going great
Fabiolus was our go to pre pantages dinner which we returned to after a bit of a break. What a wonderful surprise that they are in the midst of a renovation that is transforming the space into a seamless indoor/outdoor dining experience. As usual the food was wonderful and the owner was very attentive. Definitely save space for the heavenly ricotta cheesecake. They've also got a lovely wine selection at a variety of price points. As they are prone to a more leisurely dining experience if you've got theatre tickets to arclight or pantages definitely let your server know.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Add this to your list!
Outside patio / on-site parking / 2 blocks from the Pantages / very enjoyable!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner Almost Ruined by Waitress
This is a great place to dine before going to the Pantages Theater as it is just around the corner, about a 5 minute walk. We were promptly seated as we had reservations. Since we had to get to the theater in little over an hour, we ordered fairly quickly. Our food came out of the kitchen very quickly. In the meantime, we were given Italian bread to dip into olive oil and pesto. It was delicious. We each tried the Lasagne and it was one of the best I have ever had. The only downside to the evening was the waitress. I asked her twice for water and twice got no water. I finally had to flag down one of the bus boys. to get a refill. Also she did not ask inform us of any of the specials for the evening. Thus the one missing star.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thanks again for a great dinner
Thanks again for a great dinner and friendly atmosphere!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful time here!
My fiance' loved this place and loved the friendly generosity of the staff ! Food , of course, was outstanding!!!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I recently took friends who were visiting from out of town to Fabiolus Cucina for dinner, and we all loved this restaurant. They've remodeled since my last visit, and the restaurant looks fresh and current. The menu offers a great variety and everything is reasonably priced. The staff is friendly and attentive, and the food was outstanding. Thanks to its proximity to the Pantages Theater, Fabiolus makes for a great pre- or post-theater meal. Highly recommend!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Review for 9/22/13
We always dine here before going to the Pantages and we have never been disappointed in the meal or the service. Food is excellent with reasonable prices.. Always check their nightly specials. One of us had the special salmon salad and it was great. Our server, Marissa, was helpful, friendly, and had her eyes on her tables. She is a super server.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I live in Orange County and have been season ticket holders at the Pantages Theatre for several years, bringing us up to Hollywood 7-8 times a year. Our go-to restaurant for dinner before each show is Fabiolus Cucina. It is a quaint, friendly place where the owner (Fabio) and the wait staff (ask for Gabriel or Marissa) are extremely friendly and welcoming. The authentic Italian food is consistently fresh and wonderful, especially the desserts. The atmosphere is informal and the prices very reasonable. There is ample seating, indoor or out, and complimentary off-street parking directly behind the restaurant, which is conveniently located 4 blocks from the theatre. If you are looking for a wonderful meal, try Fabiolus.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quick delicious Pre Pantages meal
Wait staff was very attentive and helpful in getting our party out on time for the show. The food was delicious with lots of variety. Cozy Italian small restaurant with great patio dining. Heaters and fire coals under umbrellas keeps you comfortable
Go go go Enjoy!!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were so pleased with this restaurant. We went there on the recommendation of a friend (OK, it was a friend who works there). We were not disappointed. The wait staff were friendly and attentive. The food was to die for (not literally). The owner came over to see how we were doing.
Since I am gluten-intolerant, it seemed like a bad choice of cuisine for me. I was expecting to be eating salad. Surprisingly, they offered 2 varieties of gluten-free pasta. It tasted every bit as good as I remember "real" pasta tasting.
I have nothing but good things to say about Fabiolus Cucina!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and excellent service. Definitely sit outside. There's plenty of heat lamps if you eat there for dinner.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great outdoor seating, nice heaters to keep warm, great vegan options, amazing pizza. Overall, a solid restaurant if you're in the Hollywood area and in the mood to dine in a quaint little neighborhood Italian restaurant.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great, as always
This was our first visit to the restaurant in over a year. The physical transformation of the space is incredible. It feels much more open and much more comfortable. The food was great, as expected. Service was a little off, primarily because our waitress was also waiting on a large group. All in all, we are sure to be back soon.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the new look!
The patio renovation looks beautiful! I've been craving the pesto and was not disappointed - the caesar salad dressing was al little bland last night but that's unusual. Coffee was delicious as I expected. We love coming here before a show at the Pantages! It's just a short walk and for the same fee as the local lots, we can leave our car in the restaurant lot, very convenient (and leave our left overs too!). We'll be back!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I feel like I am back in NY!
Saying that I feel like I am back in NY is meant as a real compliment. Those wonderful Mulberry St. restaurants where the family name has been in the same establishment for a LOT of years and the food is always wonderful. Thata is Fabiolus.....never a bad meal and always wonderful service.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family had a truly incredible time here on Saturday night. Fabio is a fantastic host and there is a reason why Fabiolus Cucina has been around for OVER 20 YEARS! I highly suggest and recommend coming here for an authentic Itiallian meal (I added shrimp to the Penne Vodka which was insanely good) that is EXTREMELY reasonable and inline with most, if not all of the Italian restaurants in LA. The pizza specials were EXCELLENT! I have been to most of them and for the value, there are NONE that compare in my opinion. The service was outstanding as well. We will be back (and it is kid friendly with a huge kids menu!) Thank you Fabio and staff for a great night!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this restaurant for
I love this restaurant for a pre-theatre meal. The food is excellent I'm especially partial to the ricotta cheesecake and pasta dishes with a good reasonably priced wine selection. The owner is very friendly and generally you get great service. I regretably say that I may have to stop going pre-show because this is the second time our waiter has completely stressed us out and we've run for show. We had a 15-20 minute delay between courses (our entrees were cold when they arrived so I suspect they'd been sitting there), we never got a chance to order a second bottle of wine for our group and almost missed the amazing cheesecake. It's been the same waiter both times so I may just request another section because I do love this restaurant. :-(
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
went there before Pantages
went there before Pantages Theatre and found the restaurant to be wonderful! They not only got us out in plenty of time, but our dining experience was fun and very enjoyable. Would give this lovely restaurant an A+ all around.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I were both very busy with professional obligations this Thanksgiving and didn't want to make an undue fuss of the holiday. We also did not want to dine on turkey, which we enjoy periodically all year long. Fabiolus Cucina was the perfect spot: no turkey but lots of excellent Italian food served with brio and good cheer. It helped us get through this family-oriented holiday without too much regret.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM