Café Med - West Hollywood

4.3
62 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Experience the warm spirit of hospitality and the authentic cuisine of Italy, while dining al fresco and people-watching on the famous Sunset Strip. Thin crust pizzas from our wood fired oven, homemade pastas, salads and entrees - a refreshing mix of the classic and modern. Sip a glass of wine, dip some focaccia in olive oil and be reminded how good life can be.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Sunday-Thursday 11:30 - 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 11:30 - 11 p.m.
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Phone number
(310) 652-0445
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alejandro Vargas
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sunset Plaza Dr
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Parking details
Free parking behind the restaurant
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
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4.2
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4.3
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Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Always good good. Great location. Nice to take an after dinner stroll on Sunset Plaza.

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San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favourite restaurant in West Hollywood. Nothing pretentious and always welcoming to everyone. The homemade pasta is outstanding.

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RK
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My daughter and I frequent this place quite often when we're in LA. Usually late afternoon or early evening. Easy to get seated right away. Our waiter was very attentive.
Ordered a glass of wine to accompany my
order of the chicken with roasted potatoes and vegetables which was cooked and brought to me very quickly. Everything was tasty, no dessert or coffee for me this time.
I will be back :-)

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!#!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Too bad it is rumored to be closing. Great food, great menu, noisy from traffic if you sit outside, but still nice. Will miss the place!

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JH
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is such a relaxing, enjoyable place to eat. We love going here for a romantic dinner or with friends. The food is delicious! The service is awesome.

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D
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place. Best pasta in LA. Great service, great vibes and the food is outstanding.

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Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service

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T
Los Angeles
106 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fresh and delicious authentic Italian food. Lovely patio with view of the Sunset Strip.

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SW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Great Food but very poor service. The waiter had to be chased down every time to make a request and beverage items were delivered to the table incorrectly multiple times.

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Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We never got a waiter. Had to ask for water after being there ten minutes. Our food was very late. Finally got someone checking on us after we complained. We never got asked about wanting a second drink. The list goes on... And yet another couple got seated right next to us 30 minutes later and there was a vast difference in the service they received. Couldn't say if it was racism but it sure felt like it.

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Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Very poor service. Ignored by waitress. Other table seated 15 minutes later but paid and left before our food arrived lukewarm. Instead of apologizing manager claimed that waitress did not ignore us offered a discount and desert and coffee on the house. We understand they can be busy but failure to provide service is unacceptable. Not our first visit to this restaurant but will be the last. Lunch shouldn't take more than two hours. Place needs better manager and better trained servers.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We come here a lot. The food is wonderful, service too. Great to sit outside and watch the action on the Sunset Strip.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice staff. Good portions. A little bland with my spaghetti and meatballs meal but with certificate good value.

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New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great setting. Perfect place for a good Italian meal without breaking the bank. nice outdoor and indoor seating.

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JH
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very cozy. We had great service and the food was delicious. Very laid back and relaxing.

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Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Whenever I visit LA I go to Cafe Med. The last two times haven't been up to par. This last time the hostess was so uninterested in seating us or helping me with my open table reservation problem. Our waiter was friendly enough. The food was ok. This restaurant has lost its spark. The outdoor seating is starting to look run down. Lights falling from the awning, lights not working, planters with dead flowers. The place was empty, you look across the street and both restaurants were packed. I have heard that the Walburg's have purchased this restaurant, maybe this is way they have seemed to have lost the interest to make this a nice dining spot.

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Used to be a hip place. Patio is just not really cosy or special. This was a place to be spotted at. Didnt feel that way anymore.

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w
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Italian restaurant on Sunset Blvd.

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L
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My friends and I always enjoy dining at Café Med. We particularly enjoyed it during our last visit because the service from our waiter was outstanding.

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v
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best West Hollywood spots! Love the food, service great wines and great people watching. !

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Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Don't turn it into a burger joint!!!!!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, I especially enjoyed their pasta dishes. Loved the outdoor patio and great service. Overall an excellent dining experience

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D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the fastest my food has ever arrived. I would say my Arabiatta took about five minutes! Food was great, bread was great, service was great! Also wonderful location. Away from the drunken part of sunset, but still lovely enough for LA's standards. Would definitely come back!!

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G
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Cafe Med is a nice gem on Sunset Blvd. featuring a mostly authentic Italian cuisine offering traditional favorites and select modern approaches to old dishes.
On my recent visit, I sat out on the patio for a business lunch, which proved to be quite noisy due to heavy traffic; We would have sat inside, but the temperature was a bit too hot indoors. The patio had a nice breeze. Food was delicious as always, and the service was on point.

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K
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was perfect, very good food, a lot of space,love the outdoor dining

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Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

PLEASE DO NOT CLOSE! A burger place is not right for that area and corner!

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SP
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Food is mediocre, used to be much better. Service was so slow. I won't go back.

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JD
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a group of 7. Four of us came down from San Jose and met family members there. The food was very godd to excellent -- everyone was satisfied with his entree. The chocolate souffle dessert is to die for. It is not a traditional souffle -- more like a flourless cake with a molten chocolate center, served with pistachio ice cream. The most unique dish was the papardelle entree on the special menu. Definitely home made noodles. Great texture and sauce and served with plenty of shaved parmigiano. The only app we tried was the fried calamari/zucchini which was also very good. Service was definitely above average. After a slow start with the bread plates, the server was very attentive with refills on drinks and keeping the meal moving but without rushing us. The prices were highly reasonable for the quality of the food making it a great value in my view.

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H
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Med is always reliable and delicious. An excellent place for people watching and outdoor dinning on the Sunset Strip. Food and service never seems to disappoint us. This has become one of our families go to LA restaurants for both family and business meals.

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SA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff. Enjoyable food and outdoor action as a sidewalk cafe.

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Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here before a Hollywood Bowl concert. Everything was booked near the Bowl so we looked on Open Table and found Cafe Med and took an Uber to the bowl from Sunset. Perfect solution. Cafe Med food was fantastic and location perfect. Could not recommend more highly. Great find. Lasagne was amazing

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Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant food service and lovely polite staff and nice outdoor seating

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Los Angeles
106 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A classic Italian restaurant with a wonderful outdoor dining area overlooking the vibrant Sunset Plaza shopping area and Sunset Blvd. Great salads and fish dishes. The pasta is excellent. Always a good choice and it's vibrant but quiet enough to have a nice romantic dinner ..

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m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and great food. A friendly, comfortable, quality place, we've enjoyed for years. This is the best season to go... as the patio is perfect on a warm summer's night.

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AW
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love coming to Cafe Med! The food is always delicious and the staff is always so friendly & knowledgable about the menu. I love that you have plenty of dairy and gluten free options on your menu. Always a great choice for picky eaters! Cafe Med never disappoints!

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N
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice neighborhood place. Lots of action sitting outside on Sunset Strip

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L
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I eat at this great little restaurant quite often. In the past, we've had problems with inattentive/surly wait staff; however, on our last visit (this past weekend), we were waited on by Javier, who was just terrific.

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Food was okay, staff made you feel like it was an issue for guests to be there, had to ask for everything...

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TM
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious! We'll definitely come back. The lobster salad was perfect and everyone enjoyed their meal. This was a business lunch, so I'm always impressed when the wait staff knows not to interrupt. The wait staff here had impeccable timing; they were accommodating and efficient but non-intrusive. It's also one of the few places where my ice tea glass was always filled, which I especially appreciated on this very hot day!

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