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About Avenue Italy Cucina Italiana

Benvenuto!

Our Chef Mario Zanetti, originally from Piemonte, Italy has been in the fine dining industry for more than 25 years. During his prestigious career, Mario has been the Lead Chef for La Stada Restaurant in Los Angeles, as well as owned his own very successful restaurant in Orange County.

Now his unsurpassed expertise can be shared with you at Avenue Italy, where you will find a welcoming atmosphere and freshly prepared food by the expert and his team.

31243 Palos Verdes Drive West
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday 4:00pm -10:00pm

Cross Street:
Hawthorne Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 377-3940

Website:
http://www.avenueitaly.com/

Catering:
We are offering full catering and delivery options!

Parking Details:
Free parking in the Golden Cove Center

Private Party Facilities:
Please call to speak with us about personalized menus.

Private Party Contact:
Nima: (310) 377-3940

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Avenue Italy Cucina Italiana Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

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Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (14)
Good for a Date (10)
Good for Groups (9)
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Authentic (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Casual (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Romantic (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Healthy (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Business Meals (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Waterfront (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Our table wasn’t ready for our 7pm reservation. Hostess informed us that the restaurant was busy, that several 2 person tables had come in before us. She offered a table in a high traffic area that was unacceptable. It was rude that we were informed that our reservation would not be honored because others had arrived before us. The implication was that we were unimportant and should be satisfied with either waiting or for a sub par table. A man intervened and we were able to be seated promptly after I informed her I felt unwelcome and we would leave. What’s the point of booking a reservation on busy night to be treated like this? Our server was excellent, the food was great but we will not be returning.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

excellent as always! the food is always delicious, price are right and always able to find a reservation for special occasions with open table.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Dined here a few times before...always 5-stars. Bit pricy but always worth it for the food and ambiance. Service is usually excellent. The runners and the hostess are always polite and inviting. My wife and I dined at this loc on Valentines 2/14/18. We sat at a nice table in the back of the restaurant, near the kitchen window. The waiter (who shall remain nameless) was rude, extremely pushy and verbally short towards us and others he was serving. It was evident, as we all looked at each other in amazement. I hope this was just a “one-off” as this is a nice restaurant and would not want to see them lose customers.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 12, 2018

The food was okay, not great. The hostess was great! Our waiter was terrible!!! Unfortunately I don't have his name. He was grumpy, forgetful, not friendly, and nowhere in site after we ordered our food. Basically, he was not there - either in person or in thought.

My friend very clearly ordered the Ave Italy Salad which he proceeded to ask if she'd like a different dressing on the side rather than the one she'd asked for because the one she wanted didn't go with beets. Problem was that she didn't order the beet salad. But because he wasn't paying attention, he wrote down the wrong salad! And, by the way, she said it wasn't really all that tasty. I had the Quattro Stagione Pizza. It was okay. If they continue to keep this waiter, they should really think about training him MUCH better!

So, the food problems weren't even the biggest problems. After we placed our order and got our meal, which was brought to us by someone other than our waiter, we didn't see our waiter again until right before we left and even then he NEVER came over to our table to see if we needed anything or to give us the check, or to explain what was going on. We had to ask the bus boys for more water as well as the check!!!

There was a problem at the restaurant while we were there - the power went out. It caused the credit card machine to stop working. Did our waiter come over and tell us this? No! And neither did any else! A while after we finished our dinner and NOBODY came to check on us or to tell us what was going on, we told the hostess we needed our check. Somebody, not our waiter, came over and explained what was going on and gave it to us. Either his name or our waiter's is Filiberto which is the name on the check.

What it has going for it is that it's a beautiful, romantic venue. And I'm sure that the majority of the wait staff are great. However, we unfortunately did not have a good experience because of our bad waiter.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a reservation for Saturday night for a birthday celebration. Unfortunately the restaurant also had a big party and something happened to our reservation where we ended up having to wait half an hour for our table. No one explained to us exactly what happened, but they did what they could do to get us a table as quickly as possible. It was our first time there so we didn't know how crowded the restaurant would be; we thought we would be safe with the reservation. But the food was very good and the service was fine. We will probably return but definitely not on a weekend and we will make sure to eat a little before we get there in case this happens again. It would have been nice to get an apology and explanation for what happened.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Dreadful food, very rushed, over priced. A good Chardonnay Called Laguna.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Our waiter was Freddie, whose friendliness & attention made for a wonderful evening!!!
When we arrived for our 6 p.m. reservation, the restaurant was VERY noisy, so we took a high top table right at the window away from a large, loud group. The service was excellent (Freddie!!), the food was divine, & the Italian wine was one of our favorites!!! My husband had a made to order risotto, while I had a special, the Mediterranean Sea Bass with double vegies , as I didn't want any potatoes. Our appetizer was a Caprese salad that also included eggplant. Yummy!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Healthy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our server did his very best but they were totally under staffed and it took all most an hour to get our dinner to us
Will never return to this over rated restaurant

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Sax was much to loud to allow conversation

I had the special which was haddock. Perfectly cooked with tasty caper/lemon sauce. The brussels sprout appetizer was not as good.

Service was good. Our waiter anticipated requirements and refilled drinks frequently without being asked

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Never seen a restaurant FORCE FITTING tips via iPad even for 2 people dining. Must STOP this practice.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Really love this place. Excellent food and great service!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My second time here. Food was delicious. It was New Years Eve. So they crammed as many tables as possible in the patio. It was a little tight. Only suggestion would be to have the server step aside when you are handed the ipad to pay for your meal. Feeling a little rushed when determining the tip I was going to give. Other than that a pleasant experience.

One last thing the wine per glass prices were a little on the high end.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was excellent but the room was very crowded and too noisy.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Based on the online pictures we thought the restaurant would be more quaint and intimate but it is sprawling and feels kitsche. The food was fine but not special. This seem like a good restaurant to come with a large group and also a good family restaurant, especially if you have young children.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Had Christmas Eve dinner at Avenue Cucina Italy. Both the food and service were excellent. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion, or just a lovely evening out.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

A very warm environment, lots of ambience. Food was great, personable and efficient waiter, great service. We go often and enjoy it every time!

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Thank You for your good service. We will be there next month again.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Comfort Food, Live Music, Healthy, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had never tried Avenue Italy, but some friends had said it was good. We were not disappointed. We will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great food, great service, gluten-free pasta tasted great.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Came here for a wonderful dinner with friends and family. The service was great! Timely, very polite, and helpful with the menu. There is something for everyone on the menu, and everything was good (I may have tasted everyone’s dishes). Very good wine list. I wish we could’ve saved room for dessert! Next time.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Wonderful ambiance, good service and good food. Great place to bring guests.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We have been here twice and haven’t been disappointed either time. I like that there are GF options. My husband likes the homemade pasta.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Love this Restaurant and atmosphere is beautiful food outstanding and service excellent.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Overcharged and did not find out till we got home. Waiter rushed me with my credit card.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great time

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Ave Italy is one of my favorite restaurants. It's always a comfortable and lively atmosphere with really delicious food. Elegant yet family friendly makes this a great neighborhood find!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Another great meal at Avenue Italy. Had a couple of our fave dishes, chicken parm and cannelloni, and weren't disappointed. Finished off with cannoli. Chatted with Chef Nimo, made Christmas Eve reservations. We'll keep coming back!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We had a great meal and the service was very good. Our second time there. We love it

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 10, 2017

One of our favorite spots. The food and service are always great and the live music for this last visit was very nice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 27, 2017

steak tasted great. Salmon wasn't too good. price was extremely expensive. this wasn't trump or terranea.
the server or manager brought us bill, he already included the tip on our bill. big mistake.
not going back there again. tips are unto the customers depend on restaurant's service.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 22, 2017

It was wonderful as always! My husband and I go there regularly. Niema is the best! He makes us feel very welcome.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Loved the calamari! The short ribs were cooked to perfection.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 17, 2017

It's been two days since my wife, my son, my 85 year old Mother (it was her birthday celebration) and I so called dined at Avenue Italy. I've never written a restaurant review before, but I also have never been so disappointed in food quality, presentation, and most of all the disgusting service my family and I received. We dined at Avenue Italy on Mother's Day and found the experience and food quite good especially on a busy day like Mother's Day. That's why we wanted to come back for my mother's special birthday. However, I don't know what has happened in a few short months, but the food quality was nearly uneatable. Olive Garden is 5-star compared to what we received. We had our salads and soup served 15 minutes after ordering. We had two of our four entrees served 7 minutes ahead of the other two. The original served entrees were cold by the time the other ones were served. This is very wrong considering one of the last two entrees served was for my 85 year old mother. No apologies, no nothing. I don't know how long the head waiter has been working at this restaurant but the owner of the should be aware that his social skills, his tone and business etiquette made for a very uncomfortable evening. The topper was when it was time to pay my bill, it's done on an i-pad. I wanted to give him a 5% tip. I normally tip 18-20%. I've never tipped ZERO. He stood over my shoulder while I held the i-pad. He wanted to insure that I gave him the 15, 18, or 20% tip selections that were on the invoice. It was extremely uncomfortable. I felt that I gave him the zero tip selection he would have verbally accosted me. I hope he enjoys the 15% he stole from me. When I booked my reservation on Open Table I notified Avenue Italy in the comments section that we were celebrating my mother's 85th birthday. There was zero acknowledgment by the hostess, our waiter or anyone from their staff. It wasn't until our waiter asked if we wanted dessert that I informed him. Very awkward.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The food was delicious. Nice place for a business lunch.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Really rude waiter. Three meals good, two



meals so so. Made the whole thing too expensive
for what it was. Disappointing.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Worst. Service. Ever. And the food was just so so.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great location for dinner. Excellent food and service. A good value.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

It continues to be one of our favorite restaurants. We travel from Long Beach to Palos Verdes to go to this restaurant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Pleasant. Good dinner, moderately priced. We'll go back

Tags: Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We have been to Avenue Italy a couple of times and the food has never disappointed. We went for our anniversary last week and had a great time. The food was near perfect as always. My wife had the Sea Bass special and the fish was cooked to perfection, though we both felt the sauce was a little too lemon forward. I had the Tagliatelle De La Casa and enjoyed every bite. A plus since my wife has Celiac Disease and can not have any gluten, is Avenue Italy has Gluten free Pasta and bread sticks. She has never had a reaction after eating here.

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