Via Alloro
Via Alloro

Via Alloro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.viaalloro.com/
  • Phone: 3102752900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: 4:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Giacomo Pettinari
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Multiple Flat Screen TV

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from Via Alloro
Guests dining in Beverly Hills enjoy sitting outside and Via Alloro is the place for them. This is the first restaurant in the area to offer more than 100 patio seats, which wrap around the building so you can see and be seen! Guests at Giacomino’s and Tanino’s restaurants include actors, actresses, politicians, sports stars, business people, neighbors and tourists…they have so many regular guests and everyone is treated like family! Outside seating at Via Alloro has a different atmosphere in each area too and inside there are 34 seats with an additional 20 seats in the lounge. Speaking about the lounge, from 7 flat screen TVs guests will be able to watch sports all the time from basketball, baseball, ice hockey, American and European Football. You will also be able to eat at the bar for lunch and dinner too.
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Via Alloro reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (35)great for lunch (22)neighborhood gem (19)romantic (16)fit for foodies (15)good for groups (10)special occasion (10)great for brunch (9)notable wine list (9)hot spot (4)scenic view (4)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • wrighttennisVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Dinner was good but $23.00 for 2 shrimp on a bed of rice is a bit high!
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had a great time!
    LizaJoonVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This a great place to with friends. Not loud and you can hear each other. The food is very yummy. You just need to know what to order. Must order the pizza and the hart of palm salad...so yummy. Then you must get the Bronzino grilled! And the chocolate lava cake is amazing too. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • QueenAnne
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Lobster risotto left something to be desired. All (small) claw meat that had that unmistakeable taste and texture of being freshly defrosted. Peas were raw when the should have been tender.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • celedining
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    For this type of restaurant and prices on the menu - the restaurant can loose the TV's on the walls. It seemed like we were in a sports bar vs. Fine dining restaurant
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Belo restaurante
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Gostoso e agradável! Pratos com preço justo! Boa carta de vinhos.
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    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleased in every respect...
    AwinrmVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We have been to all of the Drago brothers restaurants in L.A. And wanted to try this one. Well, I think this one might be our favorite. Extensive menu, great tasting authentic Italian food....wonderful service. Most of the tables are outside and great for people-watching...in the heart of Beverly Hills.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • PSILoveFoodVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Awesome authentic Italian restaurant!!! Thank you!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • service was horrible
    hthrob1
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My server didn't introduce himself and he slammed the bill on the table and charged us incorrectly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The personalized service was extraordinary----much more than expected.
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  • Love this place!
    MontageLagunaVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Food is excellent, waiters are a bit strange - the good one said he was a trainee ( he was the best waiter ever actually), but the strange one was ... kinda annoying.. he kept asking us "how we are doing?" and before we even could say something he answered for us " Fantastic"! Then he laughed loudly... and forgot to bring anything that we were asking for. Thank God for trainee! But the food is simply perfect, the atmosphere is romantic and ...the whole place is just great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service.... service
    Regulardiner123VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We are a regular at this restaurant and we really enjoy our frequent dinners here. Last couple of time we got the same waiter and he is not the most efficient and pleasent person. He is very argumentive and sarcastic constantly. I thought he just had a bad day when we were last time but this time he was even ruder than the first time!! We will continue going back to Via Alloro just to make sure we do not sit at this waiter's area. Third time is really not a charmat this case!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent for business meetings
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The waiter was very attentive to our needs and was not to pushy in bothering us. The recommendations by the Mgr. and waiter were perfect, not to much food for a dinner meeting. They were excellent in there approach. Food was very tasty, not overly spicy , the pizza is excellent
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We went there on a business dinner and the food was excellent. I had the burata appetizer and and the seafood pasta as an entree was delicious. We wanted to sit in the front outdoor patio section but was only able to get a table in the back indoor patio. The service was very good, just a little slow, but that was fine as we were having good business discussions. I highly recommend this place as with all Drago owned restaurants, you can't go wrong for great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outdoor eating
    lovetoeatoutVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We had a nice dinner and loved the outdoor seating . It was a lovely setting and not too noisy . Food was great . The only negative was the service . From the hostess to the waiter each person seemed very unfriendly . Our waiter was too rushed to take the time to help with menu questions and the wait for food was very long .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely. Much to like
    Mark
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Comfortable, delicious, easy to enjoy, get to, and easy on the wallet. Lovely place opening onto the corner of Canon and Dayton in the heart of the Beverly Hills Golden Triangle. Staffed with gracious, attractive Italians. My salmon was perfect, richly flavored, served on a bed of spinach opposite some diced sun dried tomato in olive oil. The house cabernet sauvignon wasn't as full and oaky as I had assumed it would be, so I should have ordered more carefully. Table was tiny, therefore intimate. -- Mark Altobelli
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great location and great food
    Courty
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Excellent location in Beverly Hills - sit outside on terrace and people watch, also spot the supercars! Food is highly rated Italian, enjoyed grilled octopus and risotto and gambas.Salad a liitle on the ordinary side but good quality. Service very friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1officediva2VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    It was Father's Day so the place was mobbed. Madeo took wonderful care of us, even though we were a group of 12. We were seated in the garden which was absolutely lovely. Good food, good wine, and good service. A+!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Needs Improvement
    FussyVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Via Alloro can be a very enjoyable restaurant, if it is not very busy, we have had many pleasant meals there, when the restaurant has not been overcrowded. In our most recent visit however, we were less than pleased. Service was very slow, and the kitchen was overwhelmed by the crowd. As a result it took a 30 minutes wait between the appetizer and the main course, and what was supposed to be a grilled baby octopus salad turned out to be a half cooked, large, and tough octopus on the plate. Drago brothers are great chefs, they have raised the culinary level of the Italian dining in LA, I hope they pay closer attention to the details when the restaurant is full.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and Relaxing
    GeomVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I always enjoy Via Alloro - the food is consistently great, service is top notch and you can sit outside until midnight. Its never busy and I can't understand why - though it is a little expensive, its in the center of Beverly Hills with many restaurants comparable in price. The only negative I would say is they had a live outdoor singer with a keyboard and I felt like I was at a bad bat mitzvah. It was much too loud and not very modern - I would definitely say something more low key would be a better fit. However I will definitely be back! And they're even pet friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mediocre food at best
    LaurenfromLAVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I had a soup that was extremely bland and watery and a pasta that was pretty greasy. I wouldn't go back again. It is not up to par with the other Drago restaurants.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BancroftJS
    JamesB
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Big expat clientele. Great place to watch the World Cup. Lots of energy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian Gem
    Frenchyfoodie
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Lovely atmosphere that makes you feel like you are on a piazza in Italy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Missing Porcini!
    17foodfreakVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    The wine was fine, the salad was fine, the service was fine. But those weren't porcini mushrooms in the linguini with porcini! Although I think they were mushrooms, they were mushy and tasteless, even though the linguini had a nice flavor. I love porcini mushrooms (and the reason I ordered the dish), but these weren't it! The tiramisu was fabulous -- the best we ever tasted!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 213 reviews are from the Via Alloro reviews archive.
  • Luch with Co-Workers
    BigEd
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I took a couple of the managers that work for me and our two Administrative Assistants to lunch for Administratve Professionals day. Via Alloro has significant outdoor seating so we chose to eat outside. It is a great place to people watch, have a nice lunch on a beautiful Beverly Hills day. I had the Bonzino, which is sea bass. I have to say while I have eaten here many times, the Bonzino was not great for the $32.00 I spent on it! It was just average. Not very flavorful. My co-workers all had different dishes and all loved their food. I would deffinately return, but probably not have the sea bass next time. Also the waiter could have been a little bit more attentive. We actually had to ask him for drinks! All in all a good restaurant!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not "just ok".............. Perfect
    rudyVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Loved this place. Priced right, authentic Italian dishes and ingredients,fantastic wines,huge menu,classic Italianesque setting. No criticisms. PERFECT. Anybody who is saying,"just ok" does not understand Italian food or is impossible to please. Simple, fresh, unadulterated cuisine..
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • convenient, no frills italian place
    Dinnersaurus
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Via Alloro is an OK place where food service are always OK, but never special or unique. It is an upscale El Fornaio, a clone of other celestino drago places. It is a safe bet when you're not sure where to go. No surprises either good or bad.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Not over the top just very good food and service. A definite 4 Star restaurant.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow!
    Kat1
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Boy, was I impressed with Via Alloro. We were there celebrating my birthday, and none of my friends and I had ever been there. The service was great. We sat inside and it was really pretty. Our waiter was very attentive and precise. Everyone was very happy with their order. The bread was delish. We ordered a margarita pizza to share as an appetizer. Yum! The fettucini boscaiola was out of this world. My friend got the calamare salad and loved it, and another got the tagliatele porcini which was also a hit! The desserts were UNBELIEVABLE!. The pistachio molton cake was heaven in my mouth, and we got a special dessert they had called Amaretto Mascarpone. OMG! Excellent job Via Alloro...you just made 5 teachers extremely happy. A+
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Via Alloro A Gem!
    Andrea
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I would totally recommend this restaurant. It is located in Beverly HIlls, but it is reasonably priced. The food is delicious, the ambiance even better, and there is even some music on the weekends. It is also a nice family place. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    EWWWWWW
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I absolutely love their food! Everything is spot on and Tanino is wonderful. My experience with our waiter was different than most visits, he was a little pushy and added items to our bill we didn't order. We did have a party of 6 and he took the liberty of adding 20% not 15% to the bill. I can't say enough about the food and the Papa Drago wine, it is my all time favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Villa full-a-tourists
    dboyluckyVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Well what can I say, another Italian restaurant, pizza=ok, bread=fair, salad=average. Tourist trap=definitely. Kind of a bore.... In fact I'm so bored writing about this restaurant that ill stop here.... don't waste your time unless you are bored!!!!!!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After a very off-handed welcome
    17foodfreakVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    After a very off-handed welcome by the hostess, we were seated at a choice outdoor table on the less noisy side of the restaurant! The food and service were excellent. The waiter and bus boys were very attentive, and we shared a delicious lunch and pleasant service. Great way to spend a Saturday afternoon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Looks can be deceiving
    Laguntic
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Over zealous loud waiter overpriced wine food mediocre,beware of outside dinning if you can afford to pay the homeless
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  • Great Valentines Dinner
    Chantel
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My Bf and I went here for Valentines and loved it. We both ordered the pumpkin ravioli (which was a special that night) and it was to die for. The ambiance was very lovely! Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food - Sub par Service
    JackVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Food was excellent. Service was quite slow which was a bit disappointing given there were only a few other tables at the time we were dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Viva Via Alloro
    Bubbles
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    On our fourth visit to Via Alloro, we had dinner inside the lovely dining room. The food and service was wonderful, and this restaurant is now a family favorite. We will have dinner at Via Alloro several times this year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sorprendente
    jadiagaurang
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Great Food and very friendly staff. I am vegetarian and could not figure out what I wanted to eat. So, my food-server helped me get Pasta Combo with three different pastas. It was amazing and loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst restaurant ever!
    yanna
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    They never answer the phone, no valet parking, restaurant name not visible, dinner is less than an appetizer in a restaurant. Very unsafe ; they are next to a stip club and you can't see their sign from the street, they don't answer the phone to help out. This was the most horrible customer service experience. And the food, that's something else altogether: For $65 per person, we had 6 bites of food, even if each bite was tasty, this should not be called dinner.
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  • Wine thevies
    Johny
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    I order some great wine by the ounce and found out the waiter gave me a cheaper wine and charge me the higher price, that a mortal sin. thats very low for a restaurant to do. I don't want anything to with a place like that. to top it off my chicken dinner was cut very thin like a piece of veal would be cut , this place scams to much .. whats really bad about this that this family owns other high end place in the area.
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  • This was the third or fourth
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    This was the third or fourth time that Via Alloro failed to make note of my arrival and report it to Open Table, even though, after being seated, I asked my waiter to be sure that my arrival had been noted in their computer because, as I told him, "The hostess does not appear to be the brightest person on the planet." In spite of this, my presence was not recorded, and I had to prove to Open Table that I had, indeed, dined at Via Alloro. Something is wrong with their check-in procedure! Robert Herman
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    I would recommend this to a friend.