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Permanently Closed - Fabs

296 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Open every day from 5pm - 10pm
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Phone number
(818) 995-2933
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Roger Fabrocini
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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.
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Cross street
Van Nuys Blvd & Dickens Ave
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Parking details
We offer friendly Valet service Thursday through Sunday evenings from 6:00 till closing.
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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).
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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.
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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!

Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 296 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.9  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on July 23, 2016

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

KannenP (Los Angeles)
1.0  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!!!

JezL (Los Angeles)
2.0  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.

vipPbmo (Los Angeles)
1.0  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.

vipcajunfoodie (Los Angeles)
2.0  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

LeyLey26 (Los Angeles)
5.0  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.

vipZackG (Los Angeles)
2.0  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.

ValleyVillager (Los Angeles)
4.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on June 7, 2014

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

Curly (Los Angeles)
5.0  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.

Magic (Los Angeles)
5.0  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.

Titania22 (Los Angeles)
5.0  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.

vipToni (Los Angeles)
1.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2014

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

vipgjth (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2014

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

vipwolfeman (Los Angeles)
4.0  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.

redheaddiner (Hawaii)
3.0  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.

Nayt (Orange County)
5.0  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!

vipJanie (Los Angeles)
4.0  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.

vipcarolina (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 21, 2013

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