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Permanently Closed - Aventine Restaurant

4.2
195 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Romantic

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This restaurant is permanently closed.

Aventine Restaurant in Los Angeles is an upscale bar that serves creative cocktails and elegant dishes in an atmosphere that is both fun and sophisticated. The venue also provides private party hosting for a variety of needs. Come in to Aventine Restaurant for a light meal of appetizers or sample them all for a full meal.

The house cocktails are a great way to start your eating adventure at Aventine Restaurant. Try the spicy popcorn, the pigs in a blanket, the sushi-grade ahi tartare or a grilled vegetable pizza. Mini meat balls, salami and cheese plates and more fill the menu with plenty of options for every diner.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner

Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am

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Phone number
(323) 500-0969
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Adolfo Veronese
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Catering
Please call for more details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Selma Ave
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Parking details
Valet parking is $8 M-Thurs & $10 Friday - Saturday
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Entertainment
DJ Friday and Saturday Nights from 10pm - 2am
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Special events & promotions
Please contact our Events Director with any Special Event inquires.
Nicole@aventinehollywood.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.3
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4.4
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4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on September 17, 2016

Well, lets just say that we were looking forward to a night of celebrations and good food. It was my husband's 50th. When we arrived at the restaurant the doors were locked and the restaurant was closed. There was no one in sight. How did you- Open Table not know. We received confirmation emails and everything in between. Now you are sending me this review and this is very ironic. So please in the future check to make sure the restaurant is still open and running.

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1.0Dined on September 15, 2016

It was not a good experience at all if the restaurant is closed then you should not allow individuals to book reservations. Fix the website next time

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1.0Dined on September 15, 2016

Do not be fooled. This restaurant has closed down. Not sure why OpenTable is still allowing reservations here

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5.0Dined on August 30, 2016

Great food and atmosphere service was also very good will go back

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2016

Great service sexy atmosphere

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2016

Delicious food, great atmosphere and wonderful service!

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3.0Dined on July 30, 2016

We thought the food and service was excellent, but the room where we were seated was entirely too dark and the music was too loud.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2016

Great staff. Good quality food. Good wine list.
Just didn't tell me upfront that the patio was booked for a private while I specifically asked for a table there in my reservation.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2016

Aventine & the staff never fail to amaze me. I love exploring new restaurants but this one keeps me coming back & on my top 3 favorite places.

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2016

Outdoor patio is lovely!

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3.0Dined on July 9, 2016

It's a beautiful space and the food was good but the music was spun by a DJ and way too loud to converse over dinner. It got so loud we had to cut our dinner short and ask for the check before dessert. It's unclear whether they want to be a club or a restaurant. Too loud for our group of eight to even hear the people sitting across from one another. Won't be coming back here again.

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4.0Dined on June 25, 2016

We went to dinner before a show so the restaurant was quieter than when we returned later that night to get our car. That being said, the ambience wasn't too loud later in the evening where you couldn't have a conversation.

The food and drinks were tasty. Ordered the gnocchi, which was cooked perfectly with a meat sauce. The sauce was a nice compliment to the dish and didn't over power the pasta. My wife had the risotto which she said was delicious. We shared the meatball appetizer to start - the meat is mixed with raisons which added a good texture and sweet taste to the savory of the meat.

Certainly would go back next time in Hollywood.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2016

Visiting from NYC and we stumbled on this restaurant. Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2016

The only thing better than the food is the ambience. Everything about this place pulls you away from the crazy Hollywood strip and transports you to a culinary oasis. I will undoubtedly be coming back here. Perfect for a group occasion or a simple dinner date.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2016

It's rare that I'll give such an outstanding rating but Aventine as a whole deserves full praise. From the hostess to the table to the service and staff to the food - I have had nothing but good things to write. The restaurant is well set up in swanky decor.

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2016

Great food, great service and intimate for a date or when you just want a quiet meal. We've been here a few times and it never disappoints. They want to make you happy. Substitutions are welcome. The bread is amazing. The dinner salad was delicious, but you may want to split it as it is large. I ate the entire salad with no regrets. Wine suggestion was spot on.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2016

I had been meaning to check out Aventine for a number of years and was not disappointed. Comfortable, relaxed locale with very well done food and excellent service. Would go there again in a minute!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2016

The Fettuccine Nero is amazing and ask for a table on the patio.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2016

Beautiful, well thought out decor and menu. Great, attentive service and fantastic food portions and wine selection. This is a hidden gem and does not disappoint.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2016

Loved the ambiance! Staff was friendly and kept checking back in, no pressure as we were so indecisive in the beginning! Loved the whole set up of the place, just lovely outdoor seating and while the restaurant was happening it wasn't crowded or obnoxious. Can be great for a date spot, place to catch up with an old friend, or a pregame spot with friends!

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4.0Dined on February 29, 2016

I went on half-off food night and liked it. My filet was a higher price than what the online menu specified.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2016

Went on saturday and they had a dj spinnning 80s tunes remixed with today's beats. Was a bit on the loud side and dark but fun. Food wise, meat ball was good, short ribs were good and there was a lot of it. Wife's lasagna was mostly sauce, couldve used more pasta.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2016

We went here on a Saturday night. I had organized a party of 15 people. We had never been here before and everyone loved it. Biggest complain was the music was TOO LOUD for a restaurant. We made due but it's not a club and not sure what the thinking is behind the music levels. Other than that our waiter was amazing and handled everything beautifully. The food and wine were good. The atmosphere was beautiful. Our group had fun but we had to scream at each other across the table so it made us get up and get closer to talk. Maybe that's a good thing.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

I took my girlfriend here for Valentine's Day. She was very pleased. The food was great and the space was gorgeous. We loved the hanging lights mixed with the moody, but not too feeble lighting of the whole place. The music was a bit more on the trendy side than we would have preferred, but I suspect we're in the minority on this. Overall, it's a great place to take a date for a special occasion without totally breaking the bank.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

Valentine's Dinner ! We had a reservation at 9:30 pm but arrived 30 minutes early because we were starving. They sat us down as soon as we got there. Food is always good and the ambiance was upbeat. Oh, and they handed roses to the ladies!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

Lovely staff accommodated us and our baby, he did keep quiet and our reservation was early, but they were really nice about having him there. Great food, lots of options, mostly hearty Italian choices. We did have the avantine to start and it was good. The patio is very nice and is recommended for dates. Parking is difficult in this area even on Sunday so arrive early. Their valet was full or not working at 6pm.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2016

I would recommend and I would go back. The atmosphere was so cool! Loved the old movies playing on the screen. We sat on the patio and it's breathtaking! It was lightly raining and chilly outside so when the host recommended the patio I was hesitant. So glad we sat out there because the heaters work VERY GOOD and I was very comfortable. I wished there were more people in the restaurant to look at, lol, it was not a busy Tuesday night.
The server, drinks and appetizer 'Burrata' were wonderful. I didn't care for my main entree. I had the salmon and it was very fishy, yuck. It came with veggies that were okay. I thought potatoes were supposed to be on the plate too, but no. My friend had the Risotto and said she wouldn't order it again. I would go back and try different entrees.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2016

My best friend and I found Aventine on an Open Table search since it was his birthday! We were sooo lucky to have found this romantic yet fun restaurant with beautiful food and amazing food! Eventhough we arrives 15 minutes late, our reservation was still held and service was perfectly paced. Food arrived in time, waiter was friendly, but the highlight of the evening was definitely THE FOOD. Dying to go back for the brunch and lunch at the patio! It was our first time in LA and we were lucky enough to dine at such a wonderful place!

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2015

Amazing food, amazing service, amazing ambience. Definitely one on my favorite list!

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2015

Beautiful restaurant with a lovely ambience. I enjoyed the lasagna with baked cinnamon. Delicious dessert as well. A heart shaped mousse of some sorts. My BF enjoyed a pizza where he said the dough melted in his mouth. Very good wine selection as well.

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4.0Dined on October 23, 2015

Great food and ambiance, but the music is way too loud! We had to ask the waiter to turn it down.

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2015

The food wasn't that great, but my server was excellent. The good outweighed the bad thus the 4 stars.

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2.0Dined on October 10, 2015

The drinks were far and away the best part of the entire experience. Heavy pours, well-mixed cocktails.

Alas, the rest of the experience, not so much. The customer service was abysmal and glacial. It took forever to be served despite the empty bar and we were seated inside despite making a reservation well in advance and requesting patio seating. I understand the patio is first come, first serve, but we felt ignored and slighted nevertheless.

The overall ambience was more suited to a bar / club (admittedly it is in the heart of Hollywood) than an upscale Italian restaurant. I dig DJs spinning block rockin' beats as much as the next club kid, but pulse pounding EDM doesn't pair well with a fine Italian red and polite conversation.

And then there's the food. It ranged from mediocre to rich and leaden.

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2.0Dined on September 12, 2015

It's too bad -- the place is beautiful and the staff works hard and graciously -- but whoever is in the kitchen or buying the ingredients clearly has no interest in coming close to the way the food is priced. Avoid this one.

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2015

Probably one of the prettiest restaurants in Hollywood with authentic Italian food and fantastic service. The outdoor patio is beautiful! The scallops and homemade pasta are to die for as well as the pizza and truffle popcorn!

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2015

My friend and I each had a huge appetizer and it sated our appetites, so we went straight from there to dessert. Pistachio gelato was very divine. Lovely staff, lovely patio. Would return to order other food.

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2015

Came here for a friend's birthday. The service, food, and atmosphere were excellent. We had a very enjoyable evening and will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2015

All i can say is that, if you're lucky enough to get the giant/buff Italian waiter you and your date will have a blast. I can't think of a better word to describe him than "adorable"! He was friendly and smart but his accent and mannerisms when describing dishes and checking in on us made us smile in a good way every time. So welcoming and sweet! My girl and I will be back & we're asking for his section!

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2015

We had a party of 5 and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience. From the specialty cocktails, the food and especially the dessert! If your a Nutella fan, the dough balls with Nutella is a hit.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2015

We chose Aventine to celebrate a friend's birthday in your outdoor courtyard. The table placement, reclaimed wood floors, trees, candles and lights make for a fantastic outdoor dining experience with the heart of Hollywood's new highrises going up around it.
Our waiter was friendly, and connected with all four of us instantly. Our food was prompt and delicious. The cocktails from the bar were creative and top-notch.
I'm looking forward to going back, to try more items on the menu and some wine from their extensive list.

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