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About Avenue Italy Cucina Italiana
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.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday 4:00pm -10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We are offering full catering and delivery options!
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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