We came to Cafe Verona to celebrate my birthday and had a wonderful time! I have a sensitivity to gluten and they had gluten free pasta on the menu. The food was delicious and the ambience was great! We had a group of 8 and there was plenty of space for us, we didn't feel cramped or stuck in a corner. The menu was affordably priced and there were no complaints about the food. It was really good and plenty of a portion. Overall, we had a wonderful time and would definitely come back.
My bf and I had the special. It was delicious. He had lobster ravioli and I had a truffle/mushroom ravioli. Had good wine selection. Perfect date night.
I took a friend to Cafe Verona for a special birthday and was shocked at the shabby ambience, particularly evident during the lunch hour. The chairs appeared worn and the menus we were given had food stains. I was very embarrassed. This place needs updating ASAP! The food was decent, but I doubt I'll be returning soon.
Great food as always and outstanding service. Worth a visit if you like Italian food.
If they run out of gluten free pasta it is not an issue they go out and get more.
We were a party of 6 and had excellent service by Matt. He was attentive and knowledgeable and a pleasure to have wait on us. The food was excellent. We will definitely be back.
Awesome food and friendly staff
I really wanted to like these guys - but sadly, we won’t be going back. Coffee was good. Menu was great but food was inedible. They were very nice but service was non existent and chairs were rickety and uncomfortable. So sad.
Food too salty and menu very different from website. Disappointed
Good food, willing to do gluten free pasta for in-laws, great service. Wonderful garden-like dining. Reasonably priced. Had a party of 7 for a birthday celebration and we were neither rushed nor under-served.
Delightful ambiance. Delicious food. Easy parking!
We went for a casual brunch and the omlette was amazing. The server very attentive and the spot is very cute.
Food & service were excellent (our main waiter was Matt who was super along with his team). We sat in an enclosed outside table near a fountain where we had a delightful time ( and other nearby tables seemed to enjoy their dinners; their laughing & chatting was a distant background sound that I can now remember, however it didn't have any negative impact on our celebration dinner). Fab wine, osso buco risotto, piedmont pasta, ciappino, veal with mushroom sauce & creamy Parma polenta. The choco truffle zabigilione dessert was super, while the cannolis left much to be desired.
We highly recommend this restaurant. They often will adjust for special preparation request. Small place with fresh ingredients. Suggest reservation. Some parking behind restaurant. Indoor/ outdoor seating.
Overall very good, as always! Server was a little awkward but great experience overall.
I had a wonderful time at Cafe Verona - the food was absolutely wonderful and served hot. From the appetizers to the dessert, every single dish was fire. The scene is beautiful but the ambiance is a little loud as it is directly located next to the road. But this place is absolutely a must visit if you're in the area, or coming through LA PERIOD.
The antipasto was an assortment of great quality ingredients. Salmon with orange sauce to die for. And the truffle oil fettuccine alfredo with added chicken was glorious. I would definitely come back again and again.
Cozy and romantic, risotto was amazing
It was great! Not over busy, not too loud, nice waitresses and waiters, and great food!
Lovely restaurant for Valentine’s Day dinner! Cute and cozy, I’ll definitely be back!
Gem of a restaurant. Food is authentic and delicious! loved it. Our waitress Michelle was lovely and guided us through the menu, very knowledgeable and super friendly. Can't wait to go back.
The food was just ok. It was cool out and they didn’t have the heaters on. It’s loud being out on the street, lots of interruptions from sirens.
My complaint is about the servers.
Our server must have been inexperienced. Our server had to be asked to bring the next course, remove empty plates, etc.
I was shocked when I saw another server give a huge cough into his hands and without going to wash them, picked up plates and served diners. Ew!!!!
Food was excellent, service was excellent
Truly lives up to the name neighborhood gem
It was my mother's birthday, and they were very nice and accommodating to ensure a great evening and meal.
Very nice restaurant with authentic Italian food (for the most part). Very quite and cozy. The only downside is the value for some plates. I think most plates are reasonably priced but there are a few plates, mostly appetizers, that are a little too expensive for what they are.
The location, busy La Brea Avenue and 2nd, adjacent Valvoline Oil Change, kept me driving by until a friend recommended a try. Small sidewalk tables and others "inside" sheer curtained enclosures. The atmosphere is kind of rustic-funky al fresco. The offerings are sophisticated home-style Italian classics... Very ambitious but not well enough executed to justify prices appropriate elsewhere. Octopus salad, shared, was our starter; it was more than ample, but the large chunks were overcooked and salt overwhelmed otherwise excellent seasoning. Tagliatelle, unevenly cooked, came with well-prepared mushrooms, in all, bland and much too oily. Gnocchi, the best thing at our table, was excellent, except, it too, was so oily. Service was inattentive and perfunctory. Portions are enormous and should be reduced by at least one third... likewise, the prices. A disappointment because there is talent in the kitchen.
According to the menu, Cafe Verona has been operating for 18 years, and apparently it didn't need A/C until the nearly 100-degree day we last visited (our second meal there). It is basically a hard-working kitchen with two enclosed patios on either side of a corner property. You can tell how good the food is, as even on the sweltering Tuesday there were plenty of patrons who were dining there instead of watching World Series Game 1 somewhere. There was also, inexplicably, an open flame heater outside the entrance as we left. All this aside, the four of us were enchanted by the food; every dish was excellent, well made and presented in a lovely manner. Don't go by the photos of the desserts; the two we tried looked much better in real life and were delicious (peach tart and some chocolate concoction). Wait service and busing service were timely, efficient and gracious. We will definitely visit again, probably when it is cooler.
What a great place! From the food all the way to the outstanding service. Would definitely meet and eat there again.
Food was frozen on the inside - completely undercooked. Pasta with salmon also undercooked. Part of it was cold. I was very disappointed. I liked the ambiance.
Mediocre food, absolutely no ambiance. You have to walk through the kitchen to get to the patio and not in the cool LA trendy way. Everything was over salted. It looked so charming from the street but I was very disappointed and will not be coming back.
Nice ambiance but sadly the pasta a bland. Their sauces were disapointing.
I made an online reservation. The restaurant was closed for vacation. I am from Chicago, I ate here the last time I was in town and it was an excellent dining experience.
Closed until Sept 11 but OpenTable lets you make phantom reservations.
Great food service and atmosphere
We ate early dinner at Cafe Verona on Sunday on our way to the Hollywood Bowl. It is a neighborhood gem. A small, Italian cafe with excellent service and great food. We will be back.
Charming setting, comfortable and low-key. Food agreeable and attractively served. Good-sized glasses of wine. Unhurried, easy to talk across table. Enthusiastic servers. Tempting, varied menu. Altogether, a most pleasant experience.
Specials were amazing
The food was really great and the ambiance was super cute!
There were a ton of flies on the garden side so we switched to the other side and it was much better
Outstanding food and wonderful environment