dinner for 2 at this BH spot
dinner for 2 at this BH spot with always good celebrity and big wheel hollywood sightings ... great food, and super service
3/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The sponge pasta with fava
The sponge pasta with fava beans, spinach etc really wasn't very good. Everything else was wonderful.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Neighborhood Gem Serves Great Itali
This restaurant was recommended to us by a frequent traveller who is a former Beverly Hills resident. She told us its the first place she comes to and would never be happy if a trip to LA didn't include a meal here. We were treated graciously and told that a dish we wanted could be made with homemade pasta though it didn't happen to feature homemade pasta originally. The waiter also told us, "if it's Italian, we'll make it for you!". One of us had a fish special which was generous and truly delicious; a spicy seafood pasta was terrific. Homemade ravioli was a bit too al dente but the filling and sauce were delicious. The friendly atmosphere and location around lovely shops made for a perfect, relaxed, unpressured dining experience.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Super,great and wonderful
Super,great and wonderful evening and fantastic food
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing food and service.
Amazing food and service. We had a great time. Would definitely go back again. Pasta was home made. Sauce delicious . A genuine Italian restaurant.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
I adore this place. I will keep coming back as often as I can. I always order the spaghetti di faro, but everything from the bread to the coffee is perfection. Buon appetito!
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always delicious dining at
Always delicious dining at this festive venue with attentive and friendly service.
4/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite Italian Restaurant
Excellent service as well as food! Sit outside to people watch!
Love the salads! Can get a bit crowded! Arrive early for lunch!
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was the first time for
It was the first time for the 4 of us sand dinner was wonderful.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, very efficient
Great food, very efficient waiter, patient in explaining menu, but no smiles. Terrific pasta, don't miss it. We will surely be back.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Visited Il Pastaio during
Visited Il Pastaio during a weekend trip to L.A. From Chicago. Fantastic menu of Italian specialties- pasta and the vegetable plates were the stars for me. I had a veal chop which was good, not great. Would definitely return and. Book a outside table.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always Dependable Authentic Italian
In an unpredictable world, I love that I can always depend on Il Pastaio to serve up authentic northern Italian food with loving attention to detail. Don't miss the handmade pastas. And the branzino, as a main, is always a winner.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food! Amazing Place!
Next to Rodeo Dr.
Yes the tables are really close to each other but thats really Italian. The food is amazing! Price is affordable, isn't bad.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic and Delicious
Il Pastaio has been one of our favorite restaurants for years. We had not been there for 7 years as we moved away from LA. So, we were anxious to spend an evening there but wondering if it would still be as good as we remembered. It is STILL fantastic. Wednesday night was full and bustling - the European style means they don't bother you until you "give the signal". The food was unique, delicious and as good as I remembered. You hear Italian spoken between the waiters and they are great at explaining the varieties of homemade pastas. The one difference I noticed is that they have more outdoor seating. This is great because it gives you an option to people watch the Beverly Hills characters which can be a show of its own.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been going there since
We have been going there since it opened. It's always been a favorite.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nous avons mangé au Il Pastaio comme dernier repas de notre séjour. Souper très réussit. L'ambiance sur la terrasse était vraiment super. Le service était impeccable; les serveurs sont aux petits soins pour toutes demandes spéciales...refroidir le vin, appeler un taxi...La nourriture était aussi très bonne. Je n'hésiterais pas à recommander ce restaurant. L'endroit est très bien situé, la terrasse nous permet de voir les gens sur la rue et de s'imprégner un peu de cette ville si fashion!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have now been to Il Pistaio on a few occasions. It is always good and even btter considering the value. Service is excellent and the restaurant has a great vibe to it. If you are staying in Beverly Hills, make sure to dine there.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were a group of five and each of us had a dish that was absolutely divine. They were very comfortable serving vegetarians and quick to answer questions about each of the dishes they offered. A highlight was the Tortellini di Zucca; the sage sauce was delicate and refined and one of the best I've had in LA. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an amazing meal.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italy in BH
Put a fork full of food in your mouth, close your eyes and you'll feel like you are in Italy.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
great but pricey
We had one appetizer split between two people and 1 fish dish each, plus we brought our own wine, and the bill was over $50 per person.
The salad and the fish dishes were great, though.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian hot spot
First time diner was leary of the great reviews believe me the restaurant stands up to the hype. Try it you will like it. Excellent menu and wait staff was incredible. Bon appetito.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun Italian in Beverly Hills
Reliably good Italian food that won't break the bank. Tables line the sidewalk on a quieter Beverly Hills street. Great for lunch out of the hustle/bustle to relax before or after shopping or watching the scene.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always very good
Great neighborhood place in 90210. Pasta sauces are consistently fab.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic regional Italian dishes
It is exciting to find a restaurant which offers in-house made pastas from different regions of Italy. We shared the smoked swordfish carpaccio, topped with a generous portion of mesclun/baby fennel slices/young green beans/halved cherry tomatoes in vinaigrette and continued with pumpkin-filled gnocchi in a sage cream sauce and spinach gargagnelli with morels, asparagus and shaved Parmagiano. The bread, served warm, was better than that served in many such restaurants but did not have the chew and flavor, nor the crust, of a bread made with little yeast and long fermentation time. The panna cotta served on a cooked strawberry sauce, tasted of fresh cream. European outdoor ambience amid strung-up lights.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, very good
Excellent food, very good service, very noisy inside, would probably eat outside next time.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lively Lunch spot
Great for lunch! Wouldn't recommend for larger parties as the space is not designed for comfortably seating a part of 4 or more. The tables are extremely tight in there & you can feel like you're right on top of the person next to you. Other than seating, it's a great restaurant with a delicious variety of food to fit every taste.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
No wonder it's always Crowded!
We finally joined the crowds dining outside at this lovely and very reasonable Beverly Hills eatery. The pastas were outstanding and the service equally as good. And, the Proseco was the best we've ever tasted. Looking forward to returning soon,
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Walked by this restaurant several times because it was near our hotel. Could only get a 6:00 pm reservation. They were not busy at that time but by 7:15 they were pretty crowded. Good food, quick service. I would reccommend this restaurant.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server was excellent. We were late and they held our table even tho the place was packed. Food was very good.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was quite good. Lasagna was better than the squid ink risotto.
Bread pudding was tasty.
Not the best meal I've ever had but reasonably priced and in a great location.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food good service and
Good food good service and a great location. My experience there over the years has been positive.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this restaurant
Love to dine at Il Pastaio
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband took me here for my birthday while visiting LA. Food and service top notch.
I had a veal chop, prepared perfectly and my husband had Osso Buco, again perfectly prepared!
Server was wonderful. Best meal so far in LA!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Didn't know how good!
The food is the star here! The menu is extensive and if the dishes we tried are representative of the rest of the food - we can't wait to go back to try more.
The service was great, I was actually more impressed by the bus person than the waiter who was very professional. We asked for some minor changes in our dishes to accommodate our diets and they happily complied.
The people watching the night we went ranged from a adorable & well-behaved 8 month old to fashionistas to a trio of elegant older women representing where locals must go for fun.
The only small suggestion is turning off the TV running sports over the bar except when it's needed for the US Open or America's Cup or the owners favorite - THE WORLD CUP.
We will return!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food here is always great...rinolli appetizer is killer.(suggest you try bell pepper sauce on the side though)... Pappardelle & tortellini dinner pasta are both fantastic....warm bread at table is a welcome sight... Only downer here is when dining outside, there are homeless (kinda weird, I know) vagrants asking for $$...little uncomfortable..happened onseveral different visits to this otherwise great eatery!!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Alawys delicious dining with
Alawys delicious dining with attentive service at this festive venue.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice experience,& close to Rodeo Dr
Great food and great service.
The tables are rather packed, but that goes with the general feel of the restaurant.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious dining with attentive
Delicious dining with attentive service at this festive venue.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quite Italian, specially after
Quite Italian, specially after returning from Italy last week, was able to compare quality of ingredients and attention to detail.
Well priced, in a nice Bev Hills area, strongly recommend this place.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the restaurant. Great
Love the restaurant. Great Food !!
Always a recommendation.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
lways delicios dinig at this
lways delicios dinig at this festivele venue with attentive service.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We wanted a trendy and delicious spot in Beverly Hills and we found it! The food was wonderful, generous portions and fresh!
We ordered 4 specials and all diners tasted each others dishes, no one was disappointed! Dessert was amazing! We will be back!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Truffle Month or any month...
Il Pastaio is my favorite Italian restaurant near Beverly Hills. Price are reasonable, ambiance is terrific, and food is consistently amazing. Try the white truffle pasta this month, or the risotto. Or their bread is heavenly. Worth going off that gluten free diet!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
True Taste of Italy
No one captures the true taste of Italy better than the Drago family. After many, many years in business,Giacomino Drago continues to keep Il Pastaio's menu fresh and lively; the food has never been better. The Sea Urchin pasta we enjoyed at lunch with a very reasonably-priced bottle of Vernaccia di Sangimigniano was spot-on perfect. And the wait-staff is second to none....professional, courteous, and knowledgeable.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great business meeting
I was a bit nervous when a partner requested this restaurant because it was important that the business meeting go well, and I knew the place was popular. I shouldn't have worried. The ample menu meant lots of choice, the service was perfectly attentive and the noise level allowed just the right background to give anonymity to our conversation. The people watching was pleasant but not distracting. This will now be my go-to restaurant for BH meetings.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Meal, fantastic
Fantastic Meal, fantastic service. We love this place!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time and we thoroughly
First time and we thoroughly enjoyed the good food and wine!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I enjoyed their homemade fresh fettucine bolognese, penne arrabiata with shrimp, and their fried calamari accompanied with their spicy marinara-like sauce. Everything tasted great. Penne arrabiata smelled divine with a hint of garlic throughout the entire dinner. Their portions are reasonable. I've dined here many times and it never fails. What I've had sounds like a typical Italian restaurant pasta menu, but they have variety of pastas, risottos, antipasti, as well as main dishes and it is all done right. This is a fast-paced restaurant and everyone working here is busy, yet attentive.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great Beverly Hills neighborhood
Perfect for a lunch meeting or a meeting with friends.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious, friendly and cozy
Great spot for a nice weekend meal or during the week bite. Very friendly staff and the food is always perfect.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM