Unique Experience - Loved It
Went their hungry - left full. Great food, and truly a unique experience with the Mozzarella cheese options to choose from. I would definitely go back if I return to the Hollywood/Century City Area.
9/11/2012 12:00:00 AM
We love this place. I cannot
We love this place. I cannot think of any restaurant which offers a better selection of excellent Italian wines (all the wines are Italian) by the glass and at fair prices. The food selections are not complicated and reflect high quality produce, meats, and other ingredients. We shall return .... soon.
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great friendly waitress!!
Great friendly waitress!! Superb and delightful and the best food; we were there once before and will be back.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of a kind Italian
Food is excellent--looks and tastes fresh, high quality. Especially appreciate that they don't toss garlic and/or onion in every dish so you can't taste anything but the garlic/onion, which most restaurants do these days. You can taste the real ingredients, the more subtle flavors. Nice wines by the glass. Our waitress was warm, helpful, and attentive. The only minus is the tables are a bit small. Also, the chairs are such that you can't hang a bag over it, so a place to put a lady's bag would be nice.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
166 [4/5-] BreasaolaCarpaccio*,Capo
166 [4/5-] BreasaolaCarpaccio*,Caponata*,SquashSoup*,PolloCarciofi*,Branzino,BeetSalad,TartufoPizza,RicottaMousse,CapreseCake(,Pellegrino)
5/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food but service lacks!
I eat there often. Food is mostly excellent. They know what they are doing in the kitchen, The front of the house is another story. Service on the front end is good up until the food is served. After that they seem to let you go and move on to others. This visit lasted almost 2 hours for lunch! If you go, keep on them. Don't let your server vanish. I would definitely recommend the place for good Italian food. Their special regional Italian dinners are a treat when they have them.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a Great Meal Here!
This was my fifth visit to Obika, and like the previous four, I was thoroughly satisfied! I was initially dismayed that they were out of burrata, but the regular fresh mozzarella was just as scrumptous, perfectly accompanied by a plate of mortadella, salami & prosciutto. Our entrees - the tagliarini with pork ragu, the cured tuna salad & the prosciutto pizza - were all wonderful. Our server was great, too - loved her recommendation of the Poggio Super Tuscan by the glass, and she got us out in time to make our movie. Can't wait for visit #6...
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful server, very friendly
Wonderful server, very friendly and efficient. Delicious food.
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Fresco Italian in Century City
Love all the mozzarella tasting platters, love the pizza, love the desserts... really, I've never had anything here that I've been unhappy with, and the servers are all incredibly pleasant and attentive.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, though greater service!
We asked for suggestions and our waitress was incredibly helpful and sincere, but also nice and tender. She didn't miss the chance to check on us about the suggestions she'd made. The only drawback is the location, as being in the mall is not the best idea for a romantic closed spot. It's worth to go to this mall only to have a meal there!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love cheese !
This is the second time we've been here. I love burrata, and cheese and salamis and all that good stuff, so we had to come here for DineLA. The server suggested we try the salad, as the soup was a regular menu item, and as it turned out, the soup would have been better. My pizza was a bit soggy in the middle, but I rolled it up to the outer crust and it was fine. I would come back just for the cheese and charcuterie plate(s) in the future.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's hidden away on the upper level of Westfield Century City. We've eaten at Obika in Toronto and really enjoyed it so it's good to know there is one much closer to home. We shared the paper thin pizza for an appetizer and I had Branzino for the main course. It was prepared well, but a little underseasoned. They do not have salt and pepper on the table so you need to ask. We sat on the patio and enjoyed the outdoor feel.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bought my friends there from
Bought my friends there from the Bay Area and they loved it great time had by all!!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Pizza and Salads
Went to lunch with 4 adults and 3 small children ages 4 to 9. The waiter, John, was great and took care of the kids never ending requests.
We had the Pizza Margarita, Pizza with Spicy Sausage spread, Caprese Salad, Ravioli, and Pasta, The food was very good, and the Pizza Outstanding, great crust and cheese.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Service and great food
To really appreciate this restaurant you will have had to take a trip to Italy. This place is the closest I'm going to get for authentic Italian food. I'm a huge fan of Obika and will keep on coming back.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Obika is the only place I want to eat the fabulous combination of mozzarella tomato and basil. Several different options on how to do this. Once you're sated on this classic there's the caponata and the prosciutto and...
Lovely staff too!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service & Food
We went with a group of 8 for a birthday celebration. Our server was top-notch.....food was very good. Everyone had a great time!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is in a shopping mall. The selection of cheese and wine is very good. The restaurant is small and cozy.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great combo of service and food
We were impressed by our greeting, the earnestness of wanting us to have a great experience and the authenticity of an Italian cafe experience. Our server was very helpful with recommendations. The atmosphere was enhanced by weekend live music at the Century City Mall. Food was excellent. Prices reasonable.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's all about the Mozza
Sit outside on the terrace far from the herds roaming Century City... A bit of Italy in LA... try the charcuterie to savor the best mozzarella.. perfect before or after a movie to hang out enjoy a glass of wine and feel like you are in Rome... the new pizza maker is turning out great pizza and the salads are delicious with a reasonably priced good selection of wines....
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I bought an OpenTable special 2 years ago and wish I had gone much sooner. Had a wonderful meal. Burrata was outstanding. The pasta dish the waiter recommended was just wonderful--Schiaffoni with fresh mozzarella and parmiggiano reggiano. Mild tomato sauce, very hot, great chew on the pasta. Made me late for a lecture because I had to eat every bite. Want to go back.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have dined here many times.
We have dined here many times. The wine specials now offered deserve special mention, as they expand the wines available by the glass. The wine list consists of a wide variety of Italian wines, many of which are available by the glass. In all the times we have dined there, every wine we selected was excellent.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We finished a delicious meal...we were standing outside talking away when a very nice lady (owner?) came out of the restaurant and said "sit down and chat", pointing to some tables that were unoccupied. We were standing next to a heater, but we did sit and were enjoying the company, when she directed her server to move the heater closer to us and brought us glasses of water! She made the experience unforgettable! It was truly a lovely way to end a delicious meal.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great experience! The food was great as was the service. We were greeted warmly upon our arrival.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not what was expected
First time dining here, 530 reservation on a friday night. The special white wine, ran out, after one round, so not very special then... the other option given was quite good. The Mozzarella was very good. Best Balsamic Vinegar i've ever had. almost filled up on bread and oil & vinegar.
Service was slow, but good, restaurant not very busy while party was there. Sea Bass was poorly filleted (more than 15 bones and half of skin side still had scales.) though cooked amazing, potatoes on dish, were uncooked. One member of table ordered Calzone, did not receive until half the table finished their meals.
this is Half praising amazing food. but the rest was sub-par.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Italy replicated in Century City
My wife and I are regular travelers to Italy (at least one trip per year) and we have been to almost all of the Obika Mozzarella Bars in Italy over the past several years. They are simply marvelous. We are pleased to say that the Century City location in the U.S. very authentically replicates the Italian experience in every way - the menus, food quality (both ingredients and finished product), ambiance and service - not an easy feat. Grazie mille! Delizioso! Una vera bonta!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM