Amazing food and a really
Amazing food and a really good vibe. Great date night restaurant in a stellar location. The dessert was amazing as well.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food is really good. Had
Food is really good. Had the Chicken and it tasted great. Cooked real nice and juicy. Tasted some Pasta that my Guest had and it tasted good also. Real nice place and would definitely try again in the future.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
This past weekend we tried
This past weekend we tried Aventine for the first time. The overall experience was great. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable without being overbearing. The food was fresh and delicious. Only complaint would be that the music was a little too loud as we felt like we were shouting to the rest of our table and the server.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
GREAT AMBIANCE,MY DISH WAS
GREAT AMBIANCE,MY DISH WAS NOT THE GREATEST BUT STILL WAS GOOD. OVERALL, ME AND MY FRIENDS HAD A REAL NICE TIME. GOOD SERVICE TOO.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time visit after the
First time visit after the afternoon play at Pantages.
We had a great time with good food and wonderful service.
We had adult beverages, apps, main dish each, and shared dessert for under $150.
(party of 3)
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gnocchi melted in my mouth
Gnocchi melted in my mouth and the nutella-pizza dough dessert was HEAVENLY. The branzino was deboned table-side, which was impressive, but it still had a lot of bones to pick through. I would certainly come back again.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good! Happy to have found it. Great outdoor patio, wonderful staff. Loved the truffle popcorn!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
LA needs more of these places
Really cool spot! Felt I was in sf or ny... Great place to eat and hang out with friends.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
It had been a while since
It had been a while since I tried a new restaurant and wasn't disappointed. They had great service, good food, and great drinks.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
There was 13 of us. So it can be a challenge. The place is magnificent. So Beautiful.....
The Bar & drinks were great. The servers were great. The people in charge of seating us, I think, the success has gotten to their head, so not very nice & courteous. But the grils were great.
But all together, I go to places for ambiance & this one was fantastic.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ambiance makes this place,
Ambiance makes this place, the service is a close second. We sat and grabbed a drink at the bar while waiting for our table. Tara was pleasant and helpful. The chef also came out to answer some questions. I would definitely go back, as well as recommend this place to friends and family!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
I enjoyed the relaxed feel
I enjoyed the relaxed feel - like a comfortable patio dinner at a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. My wife and I enjoyed the pasta and risotto. Service was well-timed and very friendly, wines were affordable."
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tasty food, great outdoor space
Aventine has very good food, a great outdoor dining space, a huge wine list, and wonderful service. A huge risotto fan, but not a big salmon fan, I asked the waiter if there were any other risotto options aside from the special, which was a salmon risotto. He asked the chef and the chef made me a wonderful wild mushroom risotto. The mushrooms were among the best I've ever eaten! My wife enjoyed her fish dish a lot. The somallier (sp) was friendly and knowledgeable, and chose great wines for us in our price range. The vibe of Aventine was mellow and the outdoor space peaceful. We will definitely return!
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Visited from calgary alberta
Visited from calgary alberta and was very impressed by the overall scene, food and service. I have/and will continue to recommend Aventine to friends. Thank you for a great evening out!
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for a late-night dinner or a group night out. Good bar scene. Very loud so not a good spot if you want to chat with someone. Food was good but not excellent. Drinks are good. Overall, I am not in love but would come back for the scene and the drinks.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great ambiance, friendly staff
Excellent food selection and flavor, friendly staff and great layout and crowd.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall 4 stars
Food was excellent. The runner filleted my Branzino entree at the table. Service was strong. Wine and cocktail selection was good. Tons of people watching if one so chooses. Very trendy, hip spot. Nice ambiance and design. Overall 4 stars.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
a little gem hiding behind the corner... you must take a chance to dine here, nothing will disappoint you... NOTHING!!!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
a good experience
Food is amazing and the atmosphere is nice. Waiters are nice AND good looking!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an amazing meal at Aventine and will certainly be back! The food and service are really good and my wife, daughter and mother could not stop talking about how attractive the male waiters were. I could have done without that, but it was a fun night.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service was very
Food and service was very good! Great ambiance. Has a later night young, hip clientele.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and ambiance
Excellent food and ambiance - had a great birthday here, picked it after viewing the patio - highly recommend everything on menu! Wonderful time.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious and
The food was delicious and extremely fresh. My party of 4 was seated in the beautiful court yard and had great service from our waiter. There were so many items on the menu we wanted to try so we ordered several courses and shared. Very reasonably priced and had a great wine list. I would recommend Aventine to anyone looking for a nice dinner in Hollywood. I was also very impressed how hands on both owners were. They were there the entire night making sure tables were set up properly for guest reservations and overseeing guest requests.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food Great Service
Very friendly and prompt service with a knowledgeable sommelier. I asked what the best pasta dish was and was emphatically told by leaps and bounds it would have to me the Agnolotti, short rib raviolis. It was good, no doubt, but I was expecting birds to float down from on high and tweet into my ear...sadly no birds. BUT the gnochi was fantastic! Not too heavy either. Many people got the popcorn in truffle oil as an appetizer and that smelled delicious.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My fave place in Hollywood
Aventine always delivers wonderful food & ambience. A great place to dine with everyone from friends to family.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely dining experience all
Lovely dining experience all together. The food was exquisite, highly recommend the lamb, beautifully prepared and a nice
portion size. Patio was romantic, service was excellent but noise level was raised significantly by "party people" enjoying a Friday night out, which was a damper on us enjoying the desert portion of our meal. Only let down really was the chocolate gelato that arrived as three "tiny balls" with freezer burn- which was remedied by the restaurant. So all in all great experience and happily recommend Aventine. (we were told it is more quiet mon- thur )
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came here before the Pantages, and ate on the outdoor patio. The food was delicious. I had the grilled mushrooms and the lasagna, my wife had a salad and osso buco. The wine list is interesting and reasonably priced. Service was attentive and friendly. Highly recommended
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful Place, Great Food
A truly exquisite experience. Handsome indoor dining area and wonderful open air patio in back w/ another bar, trees and decorative lighting. Terrific Italian cuisine, all pasta made on site; both entrees and appetizers were delicious (the appetizer meatball is not to be missed). Service was very friendly and timely. A really great place to dine and enjoy outdoor LA.
10/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food at Avetine was very good...no it was excellent! They have great menu selections, good size but not obscene portion sizes. This is not your average Italian restaurant, although you can find favorites like lasagna and chicken Parmesan on the menu. We split a salad before our entree, it was amazing. Just enough dressing without being overpowering. Fresh warm bread with a port butter with a unique taste. It surprises you at first and then leaves you wanting more. The wait staff is attentive without being annoying. This was my first time dining at Avertine, but it will not be my last, can't wait to go back and try something new!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you want true Southern Italian tastes, Aventine is the place to eat. Warm and inviting, with great ambience and a friendly wait staff the evening went smoothly. Besides the warm welcome we got, two things added to delight we had in the restaurant. One, when we asked for extra anchovies they brought white ones. A bit of a surprise since we usually get the skinned overly oiled kind with that request. Then, they had a Borolo by the glass to go with the Osso Bucco which was served on a polenta bed. Moist, firm polenta with a delicate taste which melded well with the subtle spices of the Osso Bucco. Go, eat, enjoy.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Decline because first time
Decline because first time here was excellent, but this time brought companions and food was good but not great. Everyone is entitled to an "off night."
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect from start to finish!
This great neighborhood gem is everything you'd hope it would be. I have a fairly discerning palate when it comes to the restaurant business, having owned and operated one on the east coast for many years. This place pays attention to detail, and it shows!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous all around!
Superb! From the good yo the ambiance, it was a great night. Highly recommend.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for a romantic birthday.
I tool my better half here for her birthday, we loved everything we tried. Service was great, and we'd definitely visit again.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Don't use the valet
Here is a restaurant with terrific food and great table service. However, they seem to have changed their Valet parking company and that is a problem. The new company doesn't post its price and seems to raise that price without informing anyone. By anyone I mean no one. Not you, when you park. Not the hostess at the desk. Nor anyone else in the restaurant. The time before last, when we parked, the price was $8.00. A relatively standard price in Hollywood and they had a sign listing the price. This last time there was no sign. My friends and I parked our cars expecting to pay $8.00. When we retrieved those cars the price had increased to $10.00 and noone in the restaurant knew anything. So, park somewhere else if you eat here.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM