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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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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

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Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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

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 14, 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 January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 28, 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 25, 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 24, 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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·Dined on December 20, 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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·Dined on December 17, 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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·Dined on December 14, 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 10, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 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 3, 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 26, 2017

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 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 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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 (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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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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 (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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 (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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