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Permanently Closed - Fabs

3.9
296 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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About

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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
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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Cross street: Van Nuys Blvd & Dickens Ave
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Neighborhood
What 296 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.9
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3.9
food
4.0
service
3.9
ambience
2.6
value
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.

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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!!!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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ZackG (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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Open every day from 5pm - 10pm
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Cross street
Van Nuys Blvd & Dickens Ave
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(818) 995-2933
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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.
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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.
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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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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
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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!