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About Il Pastaio

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.

400 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 11:30am - midnight
Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Brighton Way

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 205-5444

Website:
http://www.giacominodrago.com/home.htm

Executive Chef:
Giacomino Drago

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact the restaurant about private parties.

Additional:
Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Il Pastaio Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (31)
People Watching (29)
Hot Spot (26)
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Fit for Foodies (23)
Great for Lunch (22)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Authentic (19)
Good for a Date (19)
Romantic (19)
Comfort Food (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Casual (13)
Fun (13)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Business Meals (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Cozy (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Seasonal (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Healthy (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Scenic View (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Every time I go to this trattoria I wonder why so many people gravitate to it.Food is good,(but not great), service is hurried, (they need your seat for the next guy), tables are only 4 inches apart, (there is nothing you talk about that strangers on your left and right cannot hear), and prices are astronomical.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Always delicious and sit outside on the heated patio where it’s not so noisy!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Amazingamazing
Love this place

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This place is a BH mainstay always crowded could not believe at 10:00PM that we still had to wait. Amazing. But... the food is always good and the service is good. Can't beat it for a late night meal or dinner, if you can get in. Tables turn fast and the staff is professional and quick. All of the pastas are great. The salads are fresh and delicious. That is why it is always crowded. Huge martinis and great wines.!!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food is always delicious & staff is always extremely attentive. The only small thing is tables are extremely close to one another, making the experience a bit uncomfortable

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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food5
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

outstanding, authentic Italian restaurant. Great paste!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The server and food were great!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I had a reservation for 8pm and wasn't seated until 8:45! After I was seated I was disappointed to find that they had changed the menu and did not have what I was coming to the restaurant for. This is my second time at this restaurant and I will not be coming back.

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food4
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food was amazing! We ordered the white truffle pasta served on the cheese wheel, it was worth every bit! cant wait to go back

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Hot Spot
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food5
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 20, 2017

It was a lovely, special experience for my friend’s birthday. When I got there I identified myself by my reservation and Benjamin, the manager, referred to me by my name. He chose a nice quiet table, just as I had requested. They did a grest job taking care of my friend’s birthday. It was an overall great experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Hot Spot, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food is wonderfully prepared, the wine choices are excellent, the service is attentive and knowledgeable, and the ambience is very comfortable. We don't mind driving from our home in downtown Los Angeles just to have lunch here. Except for Santa Monica Boulevard--stay away from Santa Monica Boulevard for a long, long time!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Love pastaioo! We had the truffle pasta it is always delicious. La psta is cooked perfectly! The burrata and prosciutto as well! La moretti beer was ice cold! The servicr impeccable. Love having lunch here. Thankyou

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Cozy, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Authentic
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Just a great restaurant! HOMERUN...this is a neighborhood jem.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Perfect for a first date! The food was delicious!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We love this restaurant but same server are really not good

Sorry

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A puppy was allowed to sit outside at a table next to our table. It was a crowded Saturday night and puppy barked quite often.
We were distracted and disappointed with the restaurant.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always a pleasure to eat at Il Pastaio. The waiters are friendly, efficient, and helpful. It's a busy and bustling place. The pasta especially is very good. I shared a Caesar salad that was fresh and delicious. The caccio e pepe was great pasta and the lemon tart finished off the dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Tables too close
Very loud
And the food was average again this time, not up to its usual standard. Second time this happened to us since they expanded.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

I met a friend here for lunch. We were seated outside and it was quiet enough for us to enjoy a private conversation in peace. The service was very good: attentive without being intrusive. The food was exactly as we wished: fresh and tasty, attractive and healthy , i.e. not dripping in unnecessary sauces or toppings. We enjoyed our lunch and will meet here again.

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great Italian food in a nice area. Our server was great. Much better experience than my last lunch there. That time I had a rude server that almost ruined my experience there. Only the food saved it: We had arrived to an empty restaurant on Sunday and were seated by the hostess. My friend decided to run down the street to a shop to pick up her item. The server was disgruntled that my friend had left and said it was policy not to be seated. We already had our water and bread at the table. Again, the place was stilll empty. I had to ask the hostess to smooth things over. The sever didn’t want to give me his name and said he was a manager. He lied. My friend eventually returned and the server was all smiles to her but continued to be rude to me the whole meal. He still works there. I can point him out. I love Italian food and the chefs keep bringing me back there, not the service. The servers can be snobby here.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Marginal food quality and overpriced by a few dollars compared to similar restaurants. Reviews overhyped. Service was great, though.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

It was absolutely amazing!!!! This is our new regular spot.

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Amazing food and location with one upitty, snooty, snobby server. Everyone and everything else was perfect. There are far too many fancy restaurants with amazing and friendly servers to have such a snooty one. If anything, she works in the wrong environment. Snooty does not belong in fancy restaurants. Perhaps, try a fast food joint. I will definitely be back but hoping not to have the same server. Great ambiance. I recommend getting something from the truffle menu and served in a cheese wheel for the best and full experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Service was great
Food was amazing

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Server attentive. Food excellent. I hadn't been in years. Still same quality food, attentive service. Went to Wallis afterward. Perfect location to walk over.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

First time. Authentic and lively

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 (London)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Enjoy a lovely dinner, including wine grown by the owners family in Sicily, everything was delicious.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The food was excellent and the pasta the best I have ever had. The service was beyond reproach and the ambience great. Definitely recommend!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 31, 2017

I’m from out of state and I had eaten at Il Pastaio several months ago. Well I dream about the food, the delicious pasta and the excellent wine. I come back every chance I get!

Tristell

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The food is always very good and their house wines are terrific.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great as always!! Will be back soon. Relatives were impressed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food and wine was great, waiter didn’t over sell dishes. Worked for my kids

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We went there on two nights while staying at BH. Great experience every time. True Italian restaurant without fancy attempts to resemble some new trendy fusion kinda thing.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Second time here and this time around it wasn't the best. Food was very oil and my service was to busy to check on us.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Reliably good Italian food and wonderful crusty warm bread served with house olive oil.

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Love your restaurant definitely recommended to friends of the outdoor seating in the indoor seating the service is great and the food is great

Tags: Kid-friendly, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We dined here because this was one of the Drago brothers' eateries and we were fans of Chianti and Chianti Cucina for many years. But those venues (now closed) had Celestino Drago, the older brother, in the kitchen.

The restaurant was packed when we arrived at 9:15 p.m. on a Sunday night (the first reservations we could get aside from 4:30 was 9:30).

The waiters were delightful -- helpful and omnipresent -- and the wines by the glass list more than adequate. An Amarone by a secondary producer was $20 (as I recall) and there was a reasonable selection of wines by the glass for California whites and reds.

Black winter truffles were the special feature, so we shared the pasta with langoustines (a special of the day) and we had the veal scallopini with shaved black truffles and the broadbill. The pasta had a little too much "bite" so I surmise that it was not home made, but the sauce and the langoustines were excellent.

The veal was good and the truffles were plentiful, albeit a bit dry and lacking the pungeant aroma and flavor of really fresh truffles. The broadbill was good.

All in all a better than average meal for the price.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was excellent as usual. We initially started as a party of two but then grew to party of 5 and the restaurant was very accommodating . We had a lovely evening with our friends.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We go annually when in LA. WONDERFUL authentic kitchen.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food and wine were fabulous! Pumpkin tortellini did not disappoint. Both pasta dishes were same day fresh. Wait staff was wonderful and the timing between courses was well executed. Never felt rushed but never delayed either. Location is ideal for people watching, especially their sidewalk seating. Easily the very best meal of our 3-day trip.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Hot Spot, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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