Il Pastaio

4.7
1226 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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the place .... great service great food !!!!

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TM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall another great dining experience as always. Service was outstanding and food was well prepared. We always dine here when in town.

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LM
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time! Everything was amazing! Food, service and price.

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RB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Waiting for our wine order, we had to ask for bread FOUR times. Once wine was delivered, the white wine was served warm and after calling waiter, he offered a bucket of ice for chilling. Salads, pasta and steak were very good but the service experience was below expectations. Reservations were for 3:30 and got seated shortly thereafter. The bustling lunch crowd has passed which makes me question why service was lacking when the restaurant wasn't bustling.

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S
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Everyone tries to be helpful, even when they are busy. I appreciate that.

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L
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go-to Italian restaurant. After spending two weeks in Italy, I'm very picky about where I get my pasta fix! Great food and service!

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MM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Service was not what it was when I was there with a “celebrity” friend. Truly disappointed for the level of customer disregard.

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S
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and great food. Fun people watching!!

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Slow service. Waiter not very attentive

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c
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places in Beverly Hills. I have been going for years on and off and I am treated like a VIP customer-it's that type of service love. Great waiters. I love the Bucatini and sitting inside or outside is a toss up-both great.

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TS
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiters and bus people are a complete experience..then the food take it to the next level.. my favorite.. don’t ever change..Plzzz

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LJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! We love it!!!!

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MQ
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was really wonderful, helpful and attentive. He made our dining experience more enjoyable. Delicious food. I’m going to come back with my boyfriend.

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HK
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Waiter was rude. Didnt even let us finish our meal and was basically rushing to clean the plates off our dish. Even questioned my wife about having a drink. I even asked to see if they may have a pizza and the waiter looked at me as if he was insulted that I even asked. Would not go again and hope the manager reads this review. Waiter description: spikey blondish brownish hair, goatee, and served the side areas.

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NM
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a lovely experience! We sat outside, and the people watching was terrific. The food was great, and the service - even with the crowd that they were handling - was friendly, attentive, knowledgeable. Truly a 5-star experience.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

You sent me an email that the restaurant complain that I didn’t show up and actually I was surprised that they gave us the worst table in the place...

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Pastaio is SO good it’s a must if you’re looking for good Italian in LA :)

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S
London
35 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, slightly slower than normal service, good value taking account of its location

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was amazing food! Home made pasta was incredible tasty!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent

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Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food is good but not great. I’m a big pasta lover and wasn’t very impressed. The service is good. I enjoyed sitting outside and enjoying the view. For the price and ambiance there are other restaurants that are much better. I’m happy I tried it but wouldn’t go back.

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OT
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fav restaurant In LA the truffle menu is the best!

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A
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This is not an Italian restaurant. This is american Italian. Everything is cooked with a ton of butter and oil. Everything we ordered was super heavy and hard to digest, the opposite of Italian food. The tiramisù was not even made with proper crema. The only good thing was the coffee!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Italian food was outstanding. Thanks for lovely experience and ambiance.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best Italian food I’ve had.... exceptional pasta dishes and great wine too. Highly recommended and can’t wait to go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely lovely!

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m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the service was lovely, our table was ready when i arrived and i was seated immediately not made to wait for the other members of my party. The food was delicious with excellent people watching as a side feature. Il Pastaio is dog friendly on the patio another nice feature.

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EF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, atmosphere, and service were over the top! Can't wait to come back again.

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SS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Italian so far in LA! The home made pasta are delicious, overall a real Italian experience far away from Italy!

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OT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent! Will come back again!

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h
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
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 on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing black truffle

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NL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
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 on February 13, 2019
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 9, 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
Los Angeles
3 reviews
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 7, 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
25 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fun and great food

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