Hadn't been in years, we kept asking each other why we stopped coming! We loved everything!!!
Just like a little place in Italy!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Never had a bad meal here;
Never had a bad meal here; always a diverse menu and very affordable for this area. Brought 3 guests and they all loved it and vowed to return
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Contrary to some reviews we
Contrary to some reviews we found service to be fine. This was our first visit and we will return. Went on Monday eve at 6. By time we left it had gotten busy. We both had the special menu for $26 which is a good value. My husband had the lamb chops - very good and I had the scampi. Sauce for the shrimp was wonderful and I used the good bread to sop up all that mushroom sauce.
The one thing mentioned by other reviewers we did find true. Frank,the owner, only seemed to greet people he obviously knew. He should learn to work all the tables. All it takes is asking how they are enjoying their meal, etc. It will add to the ambiance of the restaurant and make all patrons feel appreciated.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful traditional Italian
Wonderful traditional Italian food, at fair prices. Good size portions too. Terrific and friendly service and support staff. One of the most underrated high quality Italian restaurants one will find in LA.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food - good visiting
This restaurant, with tablecloths and carpeting, is a good place to meet friends for a quiet visit over lunch or dinner. Prices are moderate. They offer valet parking on busy Westwood Blvd.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorite restaurants within close proximity of my home and a special place to entertain my friends for both lunch and
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Prix fixe lunch -- a delicious deal
We enjoyed the prix fixe lunch. Soup or salad (with yummy bread and olive oil), choice of several entrees, and choice of several desserts, all for $15.95: Caesar and mixed green salads; spaghetti and meatballs (delicious version of a basic dish); warm flourless chocolate cake, almond biscotti. In addition to great food, the staff was attentive yet nonintrusive and let us enjoy a leisurely midday meal.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place-- It's a real find with excellent Italian food, a friendly and smart staff and a very nice owner who is always in the restaurant. They have a fab $25 fixed price menu and a very good ala carte menu with pastas cook to perfection and outstanding veal dishes. Their daily specials are good too. We've eaten here many times over the years and keep coming back because it's so lovely. We highly recommend it.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Italian Food
Wil go back again. Had Avery quiet booth in the back and it was early dining. I think the noise level can be loud but not this evening.
The service was great. Everyone enjoyed their food.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Italian food
Pastina has a good menu of classic Italian dishes. My companion and I each has the Fixed Price menu (four courses) for $25.95, a good value. We were satisfied with each of the four courses.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pastina always delivers. The
Pastina always delivers. The restaurant is not huge, but our group of 9 was seated comfortably. The service was friendly and efficient, the food was awesome. Calamari were perfect, seafood was delicious, and the pastas were cooked al dente.
Our group was happy with the whole experience.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
great Italian Food
If you want something even close to the real thing this is it. They also will adjust the dinners to your taste.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a nice low key restaurant
This is a nice low key restaurant that bridges the gap between casual and fancy. The food is consistently good, traditional Italian. It's quiet enough to converse and they are friendly and accommodating for families. A friendly neighborhood restaurant.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood Italian
Tasty food. Check.
Comfortable ambience. Check.
Reasonable prices. Check.
Attentive, but unobtrusive service. Check.
One of our regular places.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Early 6 PM dinner prior to
Early 6 PM dinner prior to theater; plenty of tables available but started to fill rapidly at 7 PM. Very attentive service, very complete menu, lots of specials tho our server had some problem explaining some sauces. The prix fixe 4 course meal for 25.95 has to be about the best deal in the city!
We didn't order that quantity of food, but made rapid work of calamari, Caesar salad, grilled moist swordfish special, veal piccata, raviolas, and linguini pesto among four people. Seems like a WINNER to me - will try again to confirm the impression
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ace dinner treat
Best item to try...... 4 course PRE-FIX dinner with the most variety want would expect from an Italian restaurant.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best bargain I the city
Bargain sums up this outstanding wonderful Italian restaurant, the pre fix is the way to go... Bargain and full plates all the way around, excellent. Great food... The service is spot on. extremely helpful and great recommendations...valet parking and easy.....
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM