Best Italian food and service!
My family and friends have eaten at Via Firenze on many occasions, special and casual. It's a bit pricier than where we usually go, but well worth it for a really special dining experience. Although not required to make reservations, it's probably safer to do so, especially on weekends, and the online reservation process is easy. The entire staff is knowledgeable about the menu, and the food is superb. The ambiance is comfortable elegance; great for a romantic dinner. The noise level is quiet to moderate depending on the crowd; they can provide a private curtained-off section for larger dinner parties, but not a separate room, so it can get a bit noisy, but not uncomfortably so. The background music is not intrusive.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was excellent and
The food was excellent and prepared to our specific tastes. We were celebrating yet another b-day and the waiter, Cliff was enthusiastic and festive. Good food, great service -- we really enjoyed the whole dining experience!
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful food, wonderful
Wonderful food, wonderful service, will be going back. Had the Sand Dabs and they were moist and very tasty. Sautted spinach came with it and it was very tasty with a lot of garlic. As I said we will be going back.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Been a customer here for years.
Been a customer here for years. The owner, Mike, is always changing things up. I love the seafood here. It's always fresh and prepared perfectly.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Just Like Italy
We were seated quickly and waited on promptly. Had the special appetizer that was excellent and sole picata that was also excellent. The owner stopped by several times to talk. We brought two bottles of wine and between the bottles, the owner insisted we get fresh wine glasses. As in Italy, we were definitely rushed to order or to free up the table. We will definitely return.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very much enjoyed our dining
Very much enjoyed our dining experience. The food was excellent and the service was beyond our expectations. We never felt rushed and the decor made the atmosphere very relaxing and inviting. We will definitely go back again!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service was excellent!
The food and service was excellent! Alot to choose from menu. Dessert was awesome too and brought our own bottle of wine and pay corkage fee.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is always great!
The food is always great! Enjoy going there for special occassions, bit pricey but worth every penny!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been to Alliota's numerous
I have been to Alliota's numerous times and always have a great meal with great service. Chef Mike provides a personal touch, too. I highly recommend it.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Neighborhood Gem! Italian find!
Mike, the owner of Aliotta's Via Firenze was so terrific with our party of 5! I thought that I had made an Open Table Reservation but when we checked in, his computer did not show our reservation. He found a great table for us, and our server was amazing as we told him we had to leave by 7:40 to go to the theater. Our food was really excellent - the limoncello dessert served by the wonderful lady who makes all of the desserts was mouth watering. I love this restaurant. It is a South Bay fine, and you don't break the bank when you got there!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is now one of my favorite Italian restaurants. EVERYTHING was memorable. Highly recommended.
5/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall, the dining experience was great. We really enjoyed the food and ambiance. Our waiter was very friendly and we never felt rushed. I highly recommend this restaurant.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Their Marinara Sauce is fantastic as well as all their other dishes. Always delightful service, good food and generous portions. One of our favorites. Thank you
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great italian food served
Great italian food served in a small neighborhood restaurant. One of our favorite for pasta although I had fish this time which was outstanding. The are very good at modifying menu items to meet special requests. A good selection of wines at reasonable prices.
5/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been going to this
We have been going to this neighborhood gem for years.The ambience is great, the food is excellent, the service friendly and outstanding.
A nice place to take that special person for a special occasion
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
First Visit *OUTSTANDING*
For a first visit, food was great, staff was friendly and accomodating. Close to the house so it's great!
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ambiance was great. Well decorated. Our server did a fantastic job, and the food was well presented and quite tasty. A very nice menu with plenty of choices. Look forward to trying some other dishes there.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
OT failed to place reservation
Open Table failed to transmit my reservation to the restaurant. OT also did not send my confirmation by email. Fortunately, Aliotta's could accommodate my party on a weeknight. I AM in the OT system because they asked for this review.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Looking for a romantic place
Looking for a romantic place to take a date? Want to dine like you were out in Italy? Or are you just a fan of pasta? If so, Aliotta's is a great place to get your fix. The low lighting and tasteful decorations made eating the dishes a joyous occasion. Not to mention the prices were just right. Service was also superb as the waiters would come back to ask us if there was anything else we needed. Great good, lovely place, top notch staff. Would recommend to friends.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been here many time
We have been here many time and enjoy returning. Food is always good and environment comfortable.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Five star if not for the service
Service was off the day we went. I have been there before and everything was great. But this time our server was just off it was like he wasn't all there.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
LOVE THIS PLACE
You would never know this place existed because of the location, but it's WONDERFUL! We love it and go there quite often. Their cream of mushroom soup is to die for and if you call ahead they will make it for you. They'll make anything you want even if it's not on the menu as long as they have the ingredients in the back. The waiters are always so nice. Feel like we're literally in a little italian village dining out. Food is excellent, service is excellent. We'll be dining here for a long time in the future.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have eaten here dozens of times and the food is always amazing! You can't go wrong.....
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Aliotta's Via Firenze has the ambience of Florence. The menue is inviting with something for every taste, and it is presented as though you are the only person in the place. It is a special place that creates an excellent dining memory.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian food
Someone in our party ordered the lamb medium rare and when it came it was done. She decided it was too done to eat and asked them to take it back. In returning the lamb decided to choose a different item on the menu. The waiter was extremely apologetic and was willing to get her whatever she wanted. The owner of the restaurant came to the table to make sure she was satisfied with her desicion and again was very apologetic. I thought they handled themselves professionally and made it seem liked they really cared. The food was fantastic in flavors and very fresh. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for great Italian food.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at this restaurant.
First time at this restaurant. Very pleased with the food and service. Wait staff very attentive. A true hidden gem in Torrance.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I think I saw Sinatra
Aliotta's is an old school establishment that reminds me of classic Vegas. The food was nothing less than magnificent, but was a little slow in coming out. The wait staff was excellent. Its location is a little hard to find, but worth the search on your satnav!
Go here. You will not be disappointed.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Aliotta's is a Gem!
I hosted a dinner at Aliotta's for a few VIP clients and they were very pleased. The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. We stated with a course of Spinach sautéed in Olive Oil with Burrata served on crispy toast - all prepared table-side! My guests had a selection of Arrabbiata Pasta, Chicken Parmesan, and Lamb Chops - All were Delicious! Be sure to ask for the reserve wine list. Aliotta's has an exceptional selection of Italian wines.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Aliotta's offers wonderful food, top quality service, and a great ambience. They will gladly accommodate even the finickiest of eaters and present a fantastic meal. I highly recommend Aliotta's...it is one of my all time favorites!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Great owner.
This place is a hidden gem. The owner and the staff are wonderful and kind and helpful. And the food was DELICIOUS TOO! I can't say enough good things.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian in South Bay
This food was phenomenal! My husband had the most amazing chicken marsala. The sauce was truly divine, and we could taste the sweetness of the marsala, not the usual flavorless brown sauce that so many restaurants call "marsala". My papardelle pasta had an incredibly flavorful sauce- huge taste, not over salted. We highly recommend this delicious restaurant and can't wait to return!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
As is the norm, the evening at Aliotta's Via Firenza was superb. From appetizers to main courses, all were prepared and presented with loving care and, of course, were deeply satisfying!!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Recebt visit to Aliotta's Via Firen
Great food, great service, met the owner and had a great time. A to do spot.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place always ahs great food and service. They have an extensive menu and wine list, and they are never out of anything. Mike the owner treats everyone like family and he is always keeping an eye out to make sure everything goes well. He is a very involved owner. If you are lucky enough to get our favorite waiter (Manny) you are in for a wonderful experience.
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food special touches as owner is always there going around to the tables
Good wine list
Great pasta great menu lots to choose from
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The vino is good - tried a sangiovese this time excellent. The calamari was tender. For the main course I had Scallops Don Mike, very tasty. And of course had to try a cannoli. I've been here several times the staff is always polite and helpful. An exellent place to go for a small intimate dinner or a large group. Enjoy
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best mushroom soup I've ever had (agreed with by all four companions). Was there for a business lunch. Fresh cooked food. Very rich. Excellent dessert selections including homemade pistachio ice cream.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
My tri-colored pasta with
My tri-colored pasta with crab and scallops was delicious. They make the pasta from scratch.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM