Flavorful Dining Experience
My boyfriend and I came here for a belated Valentines day meal and were not disappointed. Soleto is in a convent part of DTLA where it is not too far from the freeway and other attractions. It also has cheap parking right around the back! I enjoyed everything we had from the salad to the pizzas and even the cocktails. My favorite part of the meal was their pumpkin raviolis with beech mushrooms. They had the perfect combinations of creaminess and crunch with the hazelnuts. I have been obsessed with pumpkin raviolis since I tried them here. Overall it is great valuable and there is something for every Italian food lover.
2/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great location and food
Loved the happy hour... we were there for dinner before a Staples Center event. What a great location and option. Michael, the Mgr., was super friendly and attentive. The wait staff was fantastic. Definitely will be back.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went for lunch and couldn't find anything I didn't like about it. Great food, came out quickly (which is important at lunch), super friendly and efficient service and the price was right! Looking forward to going there for dinner. Close enough to Staples Center to walk.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great experience at Soleto!
Our first time here and what a great find! Lively bar and dining room, great energy and real inviting. We sat at the bar as we were early for our reservation and the service was fantastic! Jenny and the other bartender were so friendly and helpful. We ended up eating at the bar, the food was great, service was great and we lacked for nothing. Soleto did something rare to find these days, they made first time guests feel like we had been coming here for years!! We are taking a several friends back next Saturday. Great job by everyone here !
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service were very
Food and service were very good. Prices were a bit pricey for lunch.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best branzino with simple
The best branzino with simple arugula salad ever! And very good and affordable wine list.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We just happen to get tickets
We just happen to get tickets for the Kings playoff on Saturday night . I booked Soleto not knowing what to expect. Our waitress Loren and the manager Mike made sure that we were taken care of. Even the hostess was lovely.
Food was really good!
we are coming bacck tonight !
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The manager went out of his
The manager went out of his way to accomodate us . I called at 6:00 letting him know that we were running late. I asked if we could order our dinner as we were to be at Staples Center at 7:00 P.M.
When we arrived our food was ready for us! We had a great dinner and the food was fantastic.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have not dined here for at least 9 months.. we went to the patio and found that they installed retractable shades. What a pleasure! No more in the hot sun. It was like I was on vacation while eating my lunch. The shade provided shelter from the sun, but it allowed the breeze to come in. Absolutely wonderful.
I had the Shrimp Cobb Salad, this too was excellent. I can most certainly see a return visit in my future.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have been several times and the service, atmosphere and food is always good. My only complaint is that it hasn't attracted enough customers to warrant being open every day. Seems about half the time I want to go (I live in DTLA, so I walk), they aren't open. Life in DTLA is much better than it once was - but it's a long way from being New York. More restaurants than hungry people, particularly on the weekends.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great dinner
Soleto has been a fantastic find for us. We love coming for dinner and then heading over to the Staples Center.
Always great food.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, great place but the service was not to par. We were not even offered bread and had to ask for our drinks. And they were not that busy. Go, but be ready to ask.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
New Lunch Favorite!!
I love the sunroom/patio. Great for a relaxing lunch without the noise the other downtown lunch spots have. The interior is also really nice, but comfortable (not stuffy). I would come here for dinner also if I lived in the area. The bar would be a great place to have drinks after work. Sometimes I have to track down my waiter to get the check though and this is somewhat annoying at lunch when you need to return to work.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reliable good food and a spacious
Reliable good food and a spacious ambiance make it a favorite for lunch.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had a very good time at Soleto, the lights were dim and the staff was in sync with our tables needs. Which is a very good bonus. The pasta I got was great and they had a good selection for guest with special dietary needs. I will definitely be going there again.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Even grandma loved it
Soleto is just a solid neighborhood italian that we find ourselves going back to a lot. It's never going to set the culinary world on fire but the pastas and pizzas are first rate. Service is always friendly although on this visit it took the manager and bartender a very long time to find the wine we ordered. Not good when the wine arrives as you're finishing your first course. Willing to overlook a misstep like that when they're so nice and go out of their to ensure your happiness.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great downtown lunch spot
Great downtown lunch spot where you can get in and out easily. A real wood fire oven cranks out tasty pizzas and the bar menu is perfect for happy hour.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food needs great service
The food here was excellent. I'm gluten free and there were plenty of yummy prions for me. We had a 12:30 reservation, and the restaurant was busy, but instead of having had a seat reserved for us, we were stuck at the first four top when you walk in... Making it a little less enjoyable for our group. Service was very slow and our ice tea was rarely refilled. Loved the ice tea ice cubes, though!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this restaurant
Soleto is our go to place to dine when we are attending events at LA Live. Food and service are always good . Attentive staff. Great Happy Hour!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good find near Staples
A great non-chain restaurant within walking distance to Staples Center. A great place for some food and drinks before a concert or game. We enjoyed the appetizers and pizza and good selection of beer. The happy hour menu was on our table, although not available on weekends. They don't even prepare most of the appetizers from that menu. We were disappointed since we wanted a few of those options. Overall a good experience and we would go back.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our go to restaurant when we are at LA Live. Food and service are always great!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner before a show
We went to Soleto before a concert at Staples Center. We got there around 6pm, so it was not very busy yet. Hostess was very pleasant and the waiter greeted us quickly. We had a Bruchetta app (different but excellent), split the roasted veg salad and each had pasta dish. All the food was very nicely done, well seasoned and interesting. Corkage was $15 . Parking in the building was only $5 and it was an easy walk to and from Staples After the show it was a quick walk back to the car and easy access to the freeway.
I would recommend Seloto as a good choice before an event at LA Live
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
My third time to this "new"
My third time to this "new" establishment in downtown, it continues to be a favorite!!!
Delicious, and great serving staff!!!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM