Il Pastaio

4.7
1121 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 11:30am - midnight
Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(310) 205-5444
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Giacomino Drago
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Private party facilities
Please contact the restaurant about private parties.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Brighton Way
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1121 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place for Saturday or Sunday afternoon .
I normally go for lunch and I think this place has the best food in the area. Great service and really good location too. just make sure you reserve before you go because its always packed

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MH
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perhaps the best Italian food I have eaten anywhere. Thanks

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SV
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Restaurant is tightly seated so not much privacy but well worth going to. A great casual place to dine in Beverly Hills.

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s
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Lives up to its billing. The branzino and veal are the best!

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AS
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

I had decided to book this Italian for our last night in LA as a treat for our honeymoon. The food was not as expected once arrived we were really disappointed. The sirloin steak was fatty meat and didn’t taste of anything which came on a bed of leaves and not potatoes as described. This came with more salad and no vegetables. The chicken Milanese was dry and didn’t have any taste either. Small portion of veg and two potatoes was not worthy of the heavy price we had to pay. Service was good but overall was not to a good standard of food.

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic stop when in the La area.

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PG
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Uno dei migliori ristoranti che abbia mai mangiato...Complimenti

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have loved this place for years.

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JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Everything was fantastic but for one older, bald waiter who had a disgraceful attitude towards us. This was remedied when we asked for a new waiter. He was coming sisterly rude to all of his tables which is find not only disappointing but inconsistent with the rest of the staff who all seemed lovely.

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TS
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful people. Beautiful food.. incredible service. Best people watching in Beverly Hills calamari is too die for.

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V
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

World class food and service

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C
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food - great service. Aunthentic Italian flavor. Nice enviroment

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n
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tagliolini with shaved black truffles was excellent. We order this dish quite often and is always a hit. The wines by the glass are very good especially the Gavi and the Amarone. The pistachio gelato was wonderful. Always enjoy coming here. It’s like coming home

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d
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

made a reservation on Open Table. My guests arrived early and were seated. When I arrived exactly on time, I was told they did not have my reservation, but that they would seat us when my party was present.
I waited inside for about 15 minutes before I saw my friends sitting at an outside table.

The food was fine but the service was not. The waiter finally took our order but never came back to check on us. If it were not for the busboys, we would never have got water and iced tea. Another waiter finally brought our check.

This place is always crowded at all hours so they obviously do not care.

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OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It is such an overrated restaurant, it is not bad but overall.

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C
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 6th year of eating at Il Pastaio when we come to Beverly Hills and there is always something new and wonderful to try. The seafood options are fantastic but all of the food is outstanding.

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AS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

awesome food and service - always a great dinner, food is served hot, quick and fresh

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FH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I wanted to order the Branzino which is one of my favorite regular dishes here yet the waiter sold the Dover Sole special as "meatier" (it was not) and "more flavorful" (not), and it cost almost twice as much $45. Next time I will get the pasta!

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T
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is absolutely delicious! Anything you order from the menu will not disappoint you!

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R
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great food, great service and charming as well

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H
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great !! We had a late reservation so the service was quick. We ate inside. I would recommend seating at an outside table as it seemed a little more lively outside.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday dinner for my gf. She loved it.

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E
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Él risoto estaba pasado de cocido de buen sabor
La pasta con calabaza estaba normal
El servicio fue muy bueno

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MC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gteat food and great service! We will definately go back again!

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BH
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite cheese wheel pasta. Love the staff. Love the service. Love the food. Love the ice tea.

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AS
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing. The burrata raviolis with black truffle were life changing, worth the 75 bucks!

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L
London
20 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

What used to be a lovely restaurant has gone downhill so fast; it’s such a shame.
We used to come here all the time with friends family and for special occasions, but after our last visit we won’t be coming back. The food was bland; nothing special. The service was incredibly slow and we felt like we were bothering the wait staff anytime we asked where our food was. Despite making a reservation, we still were told we had to wait 30 minutes for a table outside and this was at 5 o’clock in the evening- a slow time. For the amount of money we paid and the quality of the food, or lack there of, and the service we received, I don’t recommend this restaurant to anyone. There are many more choices in Beverly Hills that are far better.

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KM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They need to be more strict about not letting people smoke outside in the dining area. Amazing food, but cigerette smoke ruined it.

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k
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice, quiet ambience

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LS
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant!!!! We are very enjoyed from the food!!!

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SB
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still the best pasta in town. Had been going there for years but had not eaten there for about three years. The food and service still outstanding. The pasta, as usual, magnificent, flavorful and perfectly “al dente”.

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g
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always have great food here. This time the Oso. bucco was a bit dry. But everything else was on point.

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RO
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time in less than a month and couldn’t wait to return. Have tried several appetizers, salads and pasta dishes all of which have been delicious. This visit we had the salt and pepper pasta as well as the slightly spicy spaghetti and meatballs both of which were amazing. The bread is delicious and if you are seated outside the people watching can be lots of fun! We were here from out of town and can’t wait to return again at Christmas time!

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l
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

had 5:30 reservation, not seated till after 6. Service was good once they finally got to us about 20 minutes after we were seated.

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J
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great pastas, excellent outdoor seating, attentive yet relaxed service, it's even great value. There's a reason they're always busy. This is prime Beverly Hills and I love everything about it.

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LW
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food in BH! Everything is fantastic, from food to servers to coffee...
Hands down a must try!

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n
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Delicious authentic Italian gem with fun people watching. Service is a bit slow but loved by going there and will return

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DM
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything time I’m in LA I make sure I eat here great Italian food...one of the best. Super consistent and I love the fact that if truffles are in season they serve them.

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PL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

You will not be disappointed. The only thing I would recommend is to make certain you eat on the patio. What a great spot and the food is fantastic.

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SS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food but the tables are way too close together and the place is very noisy. Not great place to have a conversation.

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