Il Pastaio

4.7
1196 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Gourmet Magazine calls il Pastaio "a taste of heaven," and says "the cooks in il Pastaio's kitchen have angel's hands". Los Angeles Magazine critics choice ranked it "one of the top ten new restaurants". It's no wonder this friendly neighborhood trattoria has been a favorite meeting place, satisfying locals and visiting customers with its mouthwatering pasta since opening in 1994.
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Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Waitress tried to were us outside on cold day and with insufficient heaters. We insisted on inside seating and were accommodated.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing black truffle

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NL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service!
The table was ready at the time reserved and it was a pleasure to dine there.

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MP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got served by the best waiter there, this is the second time we got to be served by him!!’

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went 3 times in 2 weeks. All of the 3 times was great.

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GI
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The pasta was amazing. Everything was as expected. I would recommend for sure.

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N
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food and the service but hated sitting so close to other diners. Very noisy and crowded. Too many good Italian restaurants in this town for me to want to go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very crowded with people waiting to be seating right next to your table as you eat! Excellent food, especially the Pasta dishes

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

Delicious and authentic Italian by the always reliable Drago Brothers. Prices are reasonable and the food delicious. Cozy dining room and lovely outdoor seating area. My top choice for Beverly Hills.

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TS
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fun and great food

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at the bar and had the artichoke salad & j Bieber pasta- sooo good!!!

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TT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal experience and ambience. The servers were great and the food was top notch. Excellent truffle pasta, the best we have ever had.

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MW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food & service. Outside delightful , inside too nousy. Ample portions...try spaghetti or linguine vongole, not on menu but its old fashioned and great.

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SS
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s birthday.

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B
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! Definitely get a reservation.

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a
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

food on the expensive side for what was offered, great and charming service elegant atmosphere

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Food was not great like it was last time.
VERY LOUD guests in close by tables.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Food was ok. Got served the wrong plate and waiter took FOREVER. Sat outside with no heaters on and it was cold. Waiter was cold as well and acted like we were nobodies when we well could have left a several hundred dollar tip for good service, which we didn’t get.

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QK
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow..! every dish was amazing. There arent many good Italian restaurant in my home town so this place was a real treat.

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LA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING AS ALWAYS! SERVICE IS BEYOND AMAZING AND THE FOOD IS TO DIE FOR!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Aniversary

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P
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff, efficient. Italian food in Los Angeles is amazing in many places but frankly, I don’t think I’ve had anything as good as Il Pastaio. And given the location in the heart of Beverly Hills, pretty reasonable prices compared to many other Italian restaurants all over and actually less than some.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience romantic atmosphere extremely good food I loved the warm bread and olive the y serve when you first arrive! I really recommend it for authentic Italian food but at the same time you want to be in the scene!

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b
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the best place for food and relaxsation. The service was great ,comfortable, and i cannot wait to return this sunday

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e
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Espectacular la pasta, el vino y la ensalada con parmesano. El servicio maravilloso y muy amable la gente. Llegamos temprano y faltaba dos horas para nuestra reservación y nos sentaron a esa hora

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ZS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

My girlfriend and I were so excited to eat here. We made a reservation at 3 and were seated promptly. We were seated at a very small table outside (which thankfully was covered because it started to rain). The menu was extensive and we each enjoyed our meals. What really made both of us angry was that we were solicited three times by people on the street. The first by a young high school student selling candy marked up 150%. He put the box of chocolate in front of my girlfriends face while she was trying to read the menu. The second was by a homeless woman who yelled through the plastic if I could spare money to buy her a hot meal. I politely said no and she proceeded to ask the next couple down the line. The third was the same boys who were selling chocolate. The staff didn’t seem to be all that phased that this was happening to us. They told the people to leave but they kept coming back again. I felt this was so inappropriate. I highly suggest that if you make a reservation here you request a table in the actual realstaurant. The food was good but they really should pay close attention to what is happening to their customers who are sitting outside on the sidewalk. For the amount of money that is spent on items of the menu it would be expected that patrons would be shielded from beggars and panhandlers on the street.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely great service and wonderful authentic Italian. What a neighborhood gem!

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G
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality, great service

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C
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always excellent and served in a fun atmosphere. Il Pastaio is a long time favorite.

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RE
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a great New Year’s Eve dinner before a show at the Wallis. Professional wait staff, good service, price point was good and it was so festive for New Year!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food is acceptable but not great. I have had better Italian food for way less money. Clearly we have zip code pricing here. The restaurant is crowded and noisy. The service was very good. The location is convenient to the Wallis Theatre and other Beverly Hills attractions

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s
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

was a very disappointing experience and have been here many times in the past. i plan to call the restaurant.

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SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heel lekker 😋

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Reservation was at 9:30, when the waiter took our order he didn’t mention the kitchen closes at 10:00. So when we wanted to order an additional plate he said the kitchen was closed and that he hadn’t seen the time. Other than that food and service were good (except for the grilled ahi tuna please take this plate out of your menu).

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j
Los Angeles
85 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food. Good service. Inside tables very close together. This time, we sat outside and watched the holiday lights. Nice dinner before the theater.

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SH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pre Wallis theater dinning. Food and libations good and they will get you out in time for the show!

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NE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food!!

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M
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good Italian, wide range of pasta, risotto, fish meats and salads. Serious food. Multiple visits, will return. Great location.

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OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our group of 5 girls came to have dinner after hearing the amazing reviews of this place. We loved Il Pastaio so much! The food was amazing and the servers were so nice and accommodating! We started with drinks and appetizers, the beef carpaccio is a must. We also had the caprese salad with burrata and calamari, both very fresh and delicious! We each ordered a pasta dish and enjoyed it very much. I had the lobster tail one and was pleased that they removed the lobster meat for me instead of bringing it whole. The dessert was extraordinary, the panna cotta was amazinggg! Will definitely be back! (Service is a little slow when they are busy, but still very attentive to all the details of your order)

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