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About Permanently Closed - Fabs

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Fab�s is a restaurant in Sherman Oaks, California that specializes in serving traditional Italian cuisine. The restaurant offers family friendly, casual dining and features a full service bar with a daily happy hour.

Fab�s is open for dinner daily and offers a variety of soups, salads, pizza, pasta, al forno, appetizers, specialties and desserts. The restaurant also offers a selection of wines and craft beers. Specialties featured at Fab�s include ten-inch smoked mozzarella Neapolitan pizza, butternut squash and red beet salad, meatball platter, flat iron steak and daily risotto. The restaurant also features weekly drink specials including wine popping Wednesdays with free corkage.

4336 Van Nuys Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Open every day from 5pm - 10pm

Cross Street:
Van Nuys Blvd & Dickens Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(818) 995-2933

Website:
http://www.fabscornercucina.com/

Entertainment:
Every Friday night from 8-10pm we host the "The Nathan T. Duncan Trio" for an evening of smooth jazz! Large turnouts are expected and reservations are strongly recommended.

Catering:
Choose Fab's to cater all your favorite events! From business lunches to film shoots, birthday parties to weddings, we want our customers to enjoy the best in Italian cuisine. We also work hand in hand with your favorite caterer if desired. Outside caterers: please contact management for any type of event.

Parking Details:
We offer friendly Valet service Thursday through Sunday evenings from 6:00 till closing.

Public Transit:
We are located 1 block South of Ventura Blvd at the corner of Van Nuys Blvd & Dickens Ave. Close to the 101 & 405 freeways, and accessible by public transit (bus).

Executive Chef:
Roger Fabrocini

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Enjoy the best artisan craft brews for $5, select unique wines for $6 or our signature sangria for $5 at our every day happy hour 3PM-9PM! Also offering an inexpensive bar menu. Available at the bar and our outside patio.

We also host quarterly wine dinners and wine seminars. Ask for more information!

Fabs - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

3.9

service

4.0

ambience

3.9

value

2.6

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (468)
Fit for Foodies (197)
Romantic (178)
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Good for Groups (176)
Special Occasion (128)
Kid-friendly (113)
Notable Wine List (108)
Vibrant Bar Scene (68)
Hot Spot (62)
Great for Lunch (57)
Great for Outdoor Dining (51)
Late-night Find (37)
Great for Brunch (5)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Fabs appears to be out of business. Please remove them from your database.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 15, 2016

The restaurant had gone out of business and open table was not aware of it!!!!
It a B rated place to begin with. Open tabs should NOT be their sponsors!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 9, 2016

I'm a little confused by the reviews as this was a little like Twin Peaks. It must have been an off day. The bread rolls were like hockey pucks (they didn't rise) so rather than serve them and have every table complain, why not run down the street and buy some rolls to serve. Wine bottle we ordered (from a very limited list) was corked and they exchanged that with no issue so a plus mark. Food was fair. Service is a little confusing; you get assigned a server who takes your order but the owners seem to want to intercept her when she is delivering your order and take over. It was all a little surreal.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 27, 2016

We made a reservation for six people on OT and we showed up at the restaurant to find out that they decided to close on Monday nights. They left a sign in the window. No one from OT or the restaurant ever called to tell us. Six people all drove pretty far to meet at a place that was closed and rudely decided not to tell its customers. Unfortunate and we select from the hundreds of other very good Italian bistros in the area. Not a cool way to treat your guests.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 13, 2016

Nice clean restaurant pretty decor the person at the door was very polite greeted us nicely but the way that was just awful she was behind the bar and very unattended she was more interested in flirting with one person that was seated at the bar. We didn't get our drinks until after the appetizers came at the same time that our entrees came and then our refills sat empty it was just awful we decided to leave without eating we boxed everything and left

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 6, 2016

We had such a wonderful experience. The food was delicious and the customer service was superb! Would definitely go back and recommend to friends and family.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 30, 2014

The menu at restaurant and what is online are completely different. Many favorites were taken out, bar only has wine and beer now. Would not go back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 15, 2014

I grew up within a quarter mile of Fab's...long before it existed. For years, driving past it, for some reason I thought it was perhaps one step above a coffee house. No - I have no idea why! Well, when my friend took me there during the holidays last year, I fell in love with the place. It's very pretty - warm, woodsy colors, lots of high-backed booths, which provide privacy and cut the noise level to a gentle murmur - and the service was friendly and efficient. It was the food, however, that sold me! An eight-dollar bowl of escarole and white bean soup was huge and a full meal in itself. I only ate half, because it was followed by a favorite dish: saltimbocca. Scrumptious! I just took another pal and the experience was the same.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 7, 2014

May have found a our new neighborhood Italian restaurant. Love the garlic cream sauce.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 7, 2014

I really liked eating at Fabs. I thought everyone's food was great, except mine. I ordered the eggplant parmesan and it was very dry. I didn't taste the eggplant, just the breadcrumbs. My husband and daughter's entrees were delicious. We would definitely eat there again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 19, 2014

I've been to Fabs a couple of times now and I can say that every time my wife and I have gone, the service is great and the food even better. Amazing Italian food. The Baked Rigatoni is delicious. The staff is very friendly and the servers have a great attitude and somehow always get us to buy dessert! I love this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 8, 2014

The food is consistently delicious (portions are very generous and I usually end up taking half home), staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is always fun. Reservations are necessary on Friday and Saturday.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 7, 2014

We treated our friends for dinner at this place and were very embarrased at the quality of food and service. Appetizers we ordered: Artichokes- good, Calamari- fair (dipping sauce wasn't good), Bruchetta- lacked basil. Entree's- Shrimp Risotto- came out undercooked, we sent it back, came back still undercooked..embarassing. Chicken Marsala & Chicken Picatta- both entress the chicken was like rubber, like it was microwaved. Cioppino- my husband wouldn't comment, which means it wasn't good. I am shocked at the poor quality of food and service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 1, 2014

The food was very good. We found the wine to be a bit pricey.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2014

Great Italian food. Happy hour at the bar is great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 17, 2014

This place has a great Happy Hour every day of the week. The restaurant part of the restaurant is great also.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 31, 2013

Went to Fabs for New Year's Eve dinner.... food as always was terrific ... GREAT steak special... and service was good.....they do NOT have an alcohol license so couldn't have a mixed drink.... So, we opted for wine and they had little to no choices.... 3 choices for white and about the same for red... and not really a choice.... we had to have the ONE cabernet they had... or nothing! Hope they fix this soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 26, 2013

We stopped I craving Italian food while on a road trip and this place exceeded expectations. Quick and friendly service from the hostess and wait staff, and everything we ordered came out in a very reasonable time. Everything that the 5 of us ordered was delicious and cooked just right.

If you want good Italian food, this place hits the mark!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2013

I went with my mom and daughter. A couple of mishaps started us off - the fryer wasn't working, no big deal and then they only had a choice of two white wines, neither one being my favorite, or even close. Need a bigger white wine list! The service was great and friendly, the food was yummy - the bread amazing! Portions great size, we all took something home. I would definitely go again as would my mom and daughter.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2013

Delicious and delightful! My friend and I both were pleased with our choices.
Look forward to a return visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2013

Excellent Happy Hour - 5 to 9 pm at the bar.
Dinner was also excellent. Great selection. The only fish on the menu was salmon, but it was very good.
Fantastic service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2013

We try not to order the same thing everytime we go to Fabs. However, their Seafood Soup (Zupe Di Pesce) and Fabs Salad are hard to beat. We brought our own wine which for a $10 corkage is quite fair. We'll be back for another great meal.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2013

Great food and large portions. Skimpy wine list, but we liked what we had.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2013

Food ok. I asked for HOT food and got medium hot. The bread was good. It was an ok experience but we won't be going back.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 12, 2013

At Fabs, its always Fabulous!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2013

Food was amazing, service a little slow. But over all good experience.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2013

Fab's is a great place for delicious Italian dining. We come here often and always like to try new things. Everything is delicious!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2013

I have been to Fabs numerous times for lunch. This time it was for dinner. The menu and the moderate prices appear to be the same day or evening. (Note: Fabs is no longer open for lunch). It's a simple neighborhood place, good for before or after a nearby movie. Large portions.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 26, 2013

Tonight we decided to try the chicken pizza, adding some salsiccia and red onions. Bam! is all I have to say. La cena e sta fantastica! Our server Ernesto, as usual, was on his A game.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 25, 2013

I have gone to Fab's several times with a date, and every time is nice. Great ambience, service & food. It's certainly accurate to call this a hidden gem.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2013

Our book group had been meeting at Fab's monthly for several years. We love the food selection although some of us come for the same dish. We are fans of the Pasta Bolognase, the Beet and Barrata Salad, the Chopped Salad with Salmon. We love the rolls too!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2013

The menu is huge. I think I made a bad choice of food to order (beet salad) but the apricot salad was good. The garlic bread left a lot to be desired. The service was very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2013

I was so happy to get to FABS and get seated as soon as I arrived I had booked a reservation on Friday at 8:30pm and I was like 15 minutes late the hostess was so polite and said hey at least your here and we're happy to have you right this way that right there made my night, here I am thinking I am going to get death stares but she was super nice. My best friend and I got seated and in this really nice booth then our waitress came over right away offered us bread and our menus she read off all the specials took, time I took one of her suggestions since I do love a good steak and it was the best steak dinner I've had in a very long time. The whole dinning experience was great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2013

Food was good. They were catering a party for 100 which they neglected to tell us when we arrived. We arrived at 6:40. No food came until ten to eight. Entrees didn't appear until well after eight. The wait took the enjoyment out of the evening. They did offer us a free dessert and apologized for the tardy service. We'll be sure to ask about special events if we go back again.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 5, 2013

Had a nice meal at Fabs. Friendly and attentive service. Food was good but presentation was a little plain. I'd like to try more entrees. Love the rolls they serve. The remodel is excellent and it's very inviting with an upscale feeling. Parking can be a bit of a hassle. Overall we had a really good time and will be back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 28, 2013

We are regular patrons of Fabs. The food and service is always the best. My shrimp scampi was off the hook as usual. What made dinner great was our great service and the personality of our waitress....Julie who recently moved here from Spokane Washington.
She could have done stand up comedy and was so bright and funny! The service and personalities of the waiters and waitresses makes the food even more enjoyable! Stay blonde and keep the repartee alive Julie!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 27, 2013

This was our third time here. We had a bottle of red wine and we both has lasagna. For desert we had tiramisu. Everything was super fresh and amazing. Our server was Julie and she was terrific. She had a great sense of humor and was very knowledgeable. We can't wait to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2013

This is a hard one. The service was impeccable, but the food is not even close to authentic Italian. The sauce is very definitely from a bottle. The calamari appetizer was over-fried and so tough and chewy. The chicken parmigiana was bland, and well too deep fried.

The service was awesome. Very nice decor. The restaurant could be top notch if the food improves and actually resembles GOOD Italian food.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2013

Fabs is a great neighborhood spot for good food that's reasonably priced, and I'm glad they're now open Monday evenings

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 22, 2013

I loved the fact that we requested a certain table (on Open Table) and the request was honored.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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