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Guido's - West LA

4.2
541 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion

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About

Guido's Restaurant, in West LA, has been serving up authentic Northern Italian cuisine incorporating the freshest ingredients and traditional family-style recipes passed on from generation to generation. Keeping its original hand-carved wood accents, fireplace, and red booths since its opening in 1979, Guido's continues to keep a striking vintage appeal giving your dining experience a retro-chic feeling. With a dense wine list containing modest and high-end local favorites and imported wines from around the globe, and a fresh menu that includes everything from calamari to homemade lasagna and filet mignon - Guido's is bound to make your night out comfortable and unique. So whether you are sitting inside enjoying the ambiance near the fireplace, sipping a glass of that special bottle of wine from our cellar, or relaxing in the patio taking in the night breeze while sipping on a warm cappuccino, Guido's is your choice for a cozy-neighborhood restaurant experience.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(310) 820-6649
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Alberto Paredes
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Private party facilities
Guido's LA has a private party room which can accommodate up to 40 people. We will also supply the whole restaurant if that is desired. Please contact us for menus and availability.
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Private party contact
Bryan: (888) 425-0742
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bundy
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Parking details
Valet parking available at restaurant entrance.
Additional
Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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rmbc123 (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on June 30, 2017

Have been here numerous times over the last 20 years....HOWEVER, this time was unbelievable...maybe because we used a groupon this time? Waiter was rude, we felt EXTREMELY RUSHED, and when we commented to mgmt., on our way out (after spending almost $200.00) we were actually told "Don't come back again". Trust me...we won't. It is certainly NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE! NO CLASS!

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
3.0  Dined on January 5, 2017

Décor like stepping back in time. Food is great-old style Italian. Service was very bad this visit. I had to ask for bread four times.

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vipGeorgia (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2017

We've been to Guido's twice in the last 6 months. We enjoy the "old-fashioned" classic feel of this Italian restaurant. The staff is attentive and the food delicious.

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vipanonymous (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

We often go here for New Year's Eve since they always have a DJ and dancing. This year they didn't give out party hats :-( but we still had a good time. Chicken and salmon were yummy, and the lemon cake is always great. Bread was tough, though. Service was good.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

I loved finding this old school Italian place and thought it would be great for NYE. We had a great table and brought our own champagne($20 cork fee) however the service was terrible. It seems like it is a place where if you're a regular you are shown the red carpet but if you're new they could care less about you. Never came back to check on our meals, repour our champagne and water, and didn't come to ask for dessert or coffee. I ended up having to flag down a guy in order to get my check when there wasn't anyone else there besides a few tables. I would love to have an old school Italian place close by to frequent, however with the service provided I don't know if I'll come back.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

16 Penn State fans in for the Rose Bowl spent NYE at Guido's and loved it! Good old fashioned Italian food and fun. Everyone, including the USC guests treated us wonderfully! Dancing, drinks and delicious food pleased our entire party from 13 to 60 years old!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

Went there for New Year's Eve and and sat outside where it was a bit cold. The waiter appeared not happy to serve us and would leave and not come back for a while. The lasagna was amazing but my wife's fish was dry and my son's linguini scampi was ok. Will not be going back.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

Food was good. we were surprised that they raised the prices for New Year`s Eve, the entrees were the same as the regular menu, nothing special. There was no entertainment when we were there.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

Early New Year's Eve dinner. The place was packed. Great time.

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vipBarcapnett (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 26, 2016

We took out-of-town family to Guido's. Overall, it was an enjoyable enough. It was very old school Italian. Food was good. Wait staff were warm and accommodating. The one big bad error was this: My vegetarian husband loves pasta y fagioli - basically a bean and noodle soup - which he ordered. He took one taste and immediately knew something was wrong. Sure enough, it had bacon in it! The menu's description of the soup said nothing about bacon. Los Angeles is full of vegetarians. How can they NOT disclose on the menu that there's bacon in an otherwise vegetable soup. Very disappointing. Besides that, it was a pleasant enough experience. But Los Angeles is full of great Italian restaurants. There was really nothing here that made it stand out or rise above any of the other choices. And the "bacon incident" was very off-putting.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2016

Amazing good. Great service with the exception of one bus boy :( will come back again and again!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 22, 2016

Three of us enjoyed our Thursday night dinner at Guido's.....the fact that it is easy to hold a conversation, the comfort of the booths, good service and food combine to make a very pleasant evening. The lasagna was good as well as the bolognaise. My wife had the Spaghetti Arrabbiata, My wife and I shared a Prosecco, and the other person in our party had a cocktail. One Crème Brulee and one cup of coffee completed our meal....cost $125 including tip.

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TomW (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2016

We had our law firm Christmas lunch party at Guido's. It was very busy, but both the service and food were excellent. Highly recommended for all occasions.

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SharonandDave (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 15, 2016

Guido's has been around for a while but it's kept up the standards. We had our small office Christmas party there with 5 people. The place looked very classy and interesting inside. There was plenty of room at the table. Everyone had different foods and we all enjoyed what we picked very much. The calamari starter is excellent. The menu is fairly standard italian restaurant fare but everything we were served was tasty and well prepared.
We've tried all sorts of restaurants over the years for our Christmas parties. I think we found a permanent home at last.

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GSmiley (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2016

It's our regular spot in our neighborhood. My wife and I love the place! Good old-fashioned Italian food… And a very comfortable, atmospheric setting. Excellent service from real professional waiters.

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vipRoger (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2016

We had a party of 10. We were all pleased with our meals, service and ambiance. Great job by the whole staff at Guidos.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on November 27, 2016

A comfortable restaurant for good Italian Food and Service.....in an atmosphere that replicates restaurants 30/40 years ago.....red booths....low lighting and comfortable seating without the noise.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2016

I loved it. It felt amazing as far as the ambiance, it was very quiet and all the servers were very attentive especially to the consumers and the attention to detail.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on November 21, 2016

All was great until after we paid the bill (and gave a hugely generous tip). I was finishing my wine and the server asked if I could stand up or sit at the bar to finish my wine as someone else wanted our table (the restaurant was 10% full with only 1 group of 3 waiting). I was furious and wish he'd said that before we tipped as we would have left $1. I will never go back because of this. So disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on November 20, 2016

A place where you can have a conversation and actually hear what the other person is saying!!!!
It feel's like home to us as we eat there nearly every week.....good service and food plus pleasant ambiance....a throwback to yesteryears with the big red booths. We usually have pasta or a chicken dish so I can't comment on the rest of the menu.

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