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Cafe Verona

4.4
103 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Cafe Verona is a romantic Italian restaurant located in the heart of Los Angeles. A quiet Trattoria with Al Fresco unique garden offering culinary delights and the freshness of products imported from Italy weekly. Executive chef-owner Celestino Elice’s culinary delightful Cafe Verona is located amidst a canopy of green and pleasant sounds of a bubbling waterfall on the corner of South La Brea Ave and West 2nd St. Enclosed and heated patio is available for private events.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Café
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:30 pm
Lunch / Brunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:30 pm
Dinner
Sun–Thu 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(323) 934-6188
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Owner Celestino Elice
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
La Brea and W 2nd Street
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Parking details
Cafe Verona has a customer parking lot on W 2nd St., just behind our Italian restaurant.
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 103 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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.

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on May 31, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Awesome food and friendly staff

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

30th Birthday

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Food too salty and menu very different from website. Disappointed

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Delightful ambiance. Delicious food. Easy parking!

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We went for a casual brunch and the omlette was amazing. The server very attentive and the spot is very cute.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Overall very good, as always! Server was a little awkward but great experience overall.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Cozy and romantic, risotto was amazing

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

It was great! Not over busy, not too loud, nice waitresses and waiters, and great food!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Lovely restaurant for Valentine’s Day dinner! Cute and cozy, I’ll definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on December 8, 2017

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!!!!

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was excellent, service was excellent
Truly lives up to the name neighborhood gem

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5.0Dined on November 8, 2017

It was my mother's birthday, and they were very nice and accommodating to ensure a great evening and meal.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on October 24, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

What a great place! From the food all the way to the outstanding service. Would definitely meet and eat there again.

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1.0Dined on September 21, 2017

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.

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2.0Dined on September 19, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on September 10, 2017

Nice ambiance but sadly the pasta a bland. Their sauces were disapointing.

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Closed until Sept 11 but OpenTable lets you make phantom reservations.

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Great food service and atmosphere

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4.0Dined on August 13, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2017

Specials were amazing

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2017

Outstanding food and wonderful environment

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Great experience

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