Farfalla - Encino

4.3
179 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Farfalla serves a variety of authentic dishes including a mozzarella bar, featuring fresh mozzarella paired with fresh vegetables, a wonderful blend of imported & domestic cheeses, salumi e formaggi, premium cheese and cured meat appetizer combinations, risotti as well as an assortment of chicken and veal dishes from Executive Chef Santino Coccia.
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RB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a beautiful lunch on the patio. Service was so pleasant and efficient.

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SM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The overall experience wss amazing. From the people to the food thought was given at every step ensuring that quality is #1.

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SM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!

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P
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

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JR
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was good, service excellent and a great neighborhood place to eat.....good menu, easy parking, and fair pricing.....

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LC
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Service was excellent, thank you to our waiter, Don, for making such great suggestions.

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WG
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

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.

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MG
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Decent pasta, fairly reasonable prices, spotty service. Nothing special but might go back for lunch sometime.

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EB
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was ok. Server was pleasant. Nothing special.

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B
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

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!

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SS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Overpriced

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d
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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PF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I average going to Farfalla Encino 2 times a month.
It is always a great experience.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Great service and food is fresh and fast

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SM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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GT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

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WI
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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R
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

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.

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FE
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Valentine Day dinner. Don is a great waiter. We shared a pizza, s Cesar salad and two entrees. Plenty for lunch the next day.

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MD
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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.

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SW
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite local eatery. Great food and service for a fair price.

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J
Orange County
40 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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CF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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. "

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a
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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MB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely fantastic and the service and the prices were great

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g
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very good neighborhood restaurant with easy parking.

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GK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality delusions food with superb service!
Always consistent, friendly and warm.

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l
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Noises longvwaitcwith Reservation food mediocre

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J
Orange County
40 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great neighborhood restaurant. Fresh ingredients, good service.

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CG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

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.

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LA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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JK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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.

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L
Louisville
44 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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MP
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely afternoon lunch, good food and attentive service! We will be back!!

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OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

We had an inside corner table and excellent service--soup was great and the pasta, though a bit oily, was excellent--desserts were pleasant.

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LA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Decent food, wine was great! I added more salt then it was fine. Service was good.

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