Farfalla - Encino
We enjoyed a beautiful lunch on the patio. Service was so pleasant and efficient.
The overall experience wss amazing. From the people to the food thought was given at every step ensuring that quality is #1.
It's unfortunate that Farfalla gets so loud. A lot of the noise was coming from the Executive Chef who was in a booth full of people speaking very loud Italian!
I have been eating at Farfalla since it opened in Encino. I really loved the food but lately it hasn't been spectacular. They used to offer branzino, which was amazing but it hasn't been on the menu for some time. It's starting to go down the "olive garden" path which is not good. Come on Farfalla, keep your standards and food quality high. Thier bread basket is lacking as well. Heat up your bread, it's kind of hard and tasteless. I still like the ambience and I love that they have Italian speaking employees there.
Food was good, service excellent and a great neighborhood place to eat.....good menu, easy parking, and fair pricing.....
Food was very good. Service was excellent, thank you to our waiter, Don, for making such great suggestions.
OMG the food is so fabulous but the service is soooooo bad it takes over how you feel about the food
Six of us in my family were there on Saturday for dinner. An important family event and even thought i called the restaurant prior to ensure we had a table via reservation and asked for a good server it was a bust. 35 minutes to order a glass of wine for us, finally my hubby went to the bar to place our drink order. My dad asked for bread four times.... then after an hour we finally got to order our food. the food is aways yummy I wish they could get a good staff. My family said even though the food is super good the service is so super bad they won’t go back.
Decent pasta, fairly reasonable prices, spotty service. Nothing special but might go back for lunch sometime.
Food was ok. Server was pleasant. Nothing special.
Love the food BUT Recently was disappointed in the poor service and numbers of large families with out of control children. Our waiter was overwhelmed with them and my friend and I were neglected. This was a Saturday at 8 pm when I was looking forward to a lovely peaceful dinner. Very unfortunate!
First time dining here... excited to find a new spot to enjoy good Italian food. Really enjoyed the food and the service here. Will definitely come back.
I average going to Farfalla Encino 2 times a month.
It is always a great experience.
Love this place. Great service and food is fresh and fast
We had a very nice experience at Farfalla on a very cold night. We requested a table in a warm spot and we got one! Food and service were very good.
It was very cold. The heaters were on but the window coverings were not sufficient to keep out the cold.
We tried to work with it.
Valentine's Day visit, so they were busy, and it took some time to serve the appetizers, followed shortly after by the entrees. We were not yet finished with the appetizers so we sent the entrees back to the kitchen temporarily. The staff was very accommodating and responsive, and the food was truly excellent. Dinner was more costly than a franchise restaurant, but worth it. We will definitely return for another superbly prepared meal.
We went here for Valentine's Day Dinner. We were seated in a "semi" booth on the patio, where there were plenty of heat lamps. However, it was extremely noisy due to a table of three couples and their numerous children who were pretty raucous. That being said, the food was delish, the service very attentive, and the price moderate. Would have been way better to be in an actual booth, which we had reserved but was not available when we arrived
Everyone was very nice. Staff was kind and professional. But we waited 40min for our food (we were only a party of 2), the waiter did offer to pay for our wine which was very kind. Sadly when the food arrived it was only mediocre. Not a great Italian meal. If the food had matched the servers it would have been a great experience.
Valentine Day dinner. Don is a great waiter. We shared a pizza, s Cesar salad and two entrees. Plenty for lunch the next day.
Despite our early reservation and no other customers, the staff refused to seat us at a warmer location.
There were only three other tables filled while we were there. Despite my comment that we were there for a birthday celebration, the restaurant did nothing to recognize that. I was very disappointed. The waiter was attentive and the food was good, but I don't think I will return.
Our table was ready for our 630 reservation. We were seated on the patio, which was covered and supplied with patio heaters. However, it was a bit drafty and we felt the chill most of the evening. The food was good, not great. I felt like I would have been just as satisfied with a meal from Olive Garden as I was here. However, I was not paying for Olive Garden was I. Service was nothing special either. I tip out of habit, but had I thought about it I would not have.
A favorite local eatery. Great food and service for a fair price.
Very good food and service at affordable prices.
When it's warm weather we love to seat outside but ambiance and seating arrangements could be better in the main dining room.
There is only couple of booths in the center that could be considered a good seating. Otherwise you seat in the booth that is next to the restrooms or upfront. However, a few tables that are located upfront are next to the door and exposed to outside by people going in and out every minute. Iit feels cold and very not cozy. I would also prefer to eat at the tables covered by the tablecloth.
Everything was good. The only thing was the prices were different than what was posted on Open Table. When I asked the waitress about it, she said, " prices had gone up. Open Table must not have updated their site. "
The house made pappardelle was delicious. I had it with seared scallops and truffle shavings. My husband had it with duck ragu. Both preparations were outstanding! Full bar too
Food and service have always been consistently very good. I like to sit in the patio, which has a nice ambiance and is quieter than the inside bar area.
The food was absolutely fantastic and the service and the prices were great
A very good neighborhood restaurant with easy parking.
Excellent quality delusions food with superb service!
Always consistent, friendly and warm.
Noises longvwaitcwith Reservation food mediocre
Great neighborhood restaurant. Fresh ingredients, good service.
I had a dish with shrimp in it that tasted undercooked, and the soup was flavorless. I have eaten here several times and usually my only complain is that the portion sizes were too small and not a good value for the price. This time sadly I did not care for my meal at all.
Had the lobster ravioli and it was amazing! Have recommended it to countless friends and they all love it to! The salmon is also a good choice and the vegetable medley is fantastic--pumpkin was very tasty.
Service was terrific. We had a big party and we were accommodated well on the lovely outdoor patio. Food was plentiful and tasty, perhaps not award-winning but solid.
Would not recommend, because the food was just ok. Caesar salad was nothing special and boring. The linguine with clams tasted like the sauce had only olive oil and salt. The pizza was the best thing we ordered, but also nothing special. The restaurant should get Gordon Ramsey to come help them with the food.
This is a wonderful place for a celebration or to enjoy a meal in general! The food was delicious and everyone of the four of us enjoyed our meal and the yummy desserts. Our waiter was really good. We appreciated our comfortable booth and it’s location. All of our requests were met with the appropriate care and we are looking forward to the next time we dine here. We’ve already shared this experience with a lot of our friends and highly recommend it.
Lovely afternoon lunch, good food and attentive service! We will be back!!
We had an inside corner table and excellent service--soup was great and the pasta, though a bit oily, was excellent--desserts were pleasant.
Decent food, wine was great! I added more salt then it was fine. Service was good.