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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (12)
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Good for Birthdays (8)
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Authentic (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for a Date (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Cozy (4)
Romantic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Business Meals (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Fun (1)
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Happy Hour (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

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 12, 2017

Great time

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 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 4, 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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·Dined on November 4, 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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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 11, 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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·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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 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 18, 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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food3
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

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

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·Dined on August 19, 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 12, 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 6, 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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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 3, 2017

We had a party of six for a birthday dinner. They gave us a choice of 3 tables, which was very nice. Bread and oil was awesome. Fried calamari appetizer was delicious - light batter and tasty sauce. Caesar salad was just ok, nothing special. I had an off menu special pasta with shrimp and lobster. Seafood was very good but pasta was a bit bland. Service was courteous but not perfect - we had to request a chiller bucket for our Champagne, had to request Parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper twice. Corkage was high at $20/bottle.

Overall we enjoyed the occasion and it was a good meal. Good but not fabulous, especially considering the price. Might return but won't make a point of it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We really like the food. Unfortunately, the service has been poor on our last two visits. Frustrating.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Love the food and the service!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 29, 2017

This is simply the BEST restaurant on the Palos Verdes area!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I was looking for an authentic, Italian restaurant near my resort, and I definitely found it at Avenue Italy. A menu with many offerings, and delicious food. Great service!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Absolutely love this restaurant. The food is always on point and consistent. Very reasonably priced and portions are more than adequate. Nima is the best! Always friendly, treats you like you're the only one in the restaurant. The staff are very attentive to every detail of your dinning experience. I highly recommend this dining establishment, you won't be disappointed.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Ave Italy never disappoints! We love this neighborhood gem. The food is always excellent and service is on point!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Really good food and great service. The Chilean Sea Bass special was amazing. We love going to this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Service has declined; need to double check itemized bill; understand the convenience of using iPads to pay bill however having the waiter stand over you while you review, pay and add tip is very uncomfortable

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We were able to keep our reservation but we were 15 minutes late
due to Friday traffic. Please reflect that we were there. thank you BF

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 21, 2017

send off before trip to celebrate our anniversary

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Great food service. Ambiance was very nice. Loved it!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 13, 2017

The food was excellent; however, the service was terrible. We waited for approximately 10 minutes for someone to come to our table. Once our waiter came, it was another 10 minutes before we got a drink and an appetizer. Once our entrées arrived, I ordered another glass of wine which never arrived. We did not see our waiter again. We stopped another waiter and told him that we would like our check and that we did not get the last glass of wine. He offered to give us a glass of wine on the house, but by then we just wanted to leave.

Tags: Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Thanks Nima for a great dining experience last night for me and my wife. This was our first time dining at Avenue Italy. The food and service were great. The tiramisu was fabulous. Thanks again Nima for a great evening, you really made the dinner special for me and my wife.

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·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great service, outstanding food and wonderful ambience.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 30, 2017

appetizers were good.. mains not so much..fish overcooked, pastas under sauced...had to remind them we were there celebrating a birthday, even though we had a stand up on the table saying happy birthday...thought pricing was to high for the quality..don't think we'll be back

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Nice restaurant in a beautiful California oceanside locality. Homemade pastas were quite good, but was surprised that more weren't available on the menu. Seemed like the separate pasta listing had more offerings...thus assumed they were pre-made commercial. Nonetheless, nice atmosphere with attentive service. Prices reasonable for good value.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Excellent family birthday celebration - food and service we're great!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Overall the food was expertly prepared. Seasoned well. Although the swordfish was to well for my taste

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The view from the patio is of the cliffs and coast. Inside has life-sized trees and feels a little like you are outside if the doors are open. Great traditional Italian food well prepared. My group had a lot of special requests and they were met with ease and charm. Our waiter was really patient with my 95 year old grandfather who wanted meat sauce on everything. They were very welcoming to families and very courteous. Even driving up there was lovely up the coast.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Five Stars - on a busy Father's Day, they were prepared with adequate staff to handle the
rush. Lot's of seating choices, inside and out.

Food was well prepared and presented. Wine list is good, though not too extensive.

One of the kids wanted blackberries for dessert. But, they had none in the kitchen.
The owner sent one of the staff across the parking lot to Trader Joe's to buy them!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Really just a spectacular dinner. One thing I find amazing how few Italian restaurants can make a good dirty gin martini... theirs is perfect! Each dish was just right my family loved it.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The main meal was wonderful. Recommend the homemade pasta with lobster. The dessert was just ok.

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