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Il Pastaio

4.7
984 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
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 984 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 17 hours ago

Fantastic food. Ambiance, service and location

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Delicious gluten free pasta. Lovely restaurant. :)

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Way, way, too noisy! Ths, even though the place was not crowded for lunch!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Very fresh and delicious pasta. Particularly enjoyed their papperdelle venison pasta. Mmmmm. Next time in town I'd return.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

My favorite Italian restaurant

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Amazing waiter, amazing table, amazing food & amazing wine!!

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1.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I cannot understand why so many people go and suggest this place cause the food and the service are terrible! Me and my friends got as appetisers tuna and salmon carpaccio, both with no flavoure, as a main courses we got salmon, branzino and cacio e pepe pasta, the pasta was ok but the fishes were really bad and not fresh at all! We paid a lot for nothing. I will not suggest Pastaio to anyone!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Il Pastaio was recommended to us by a friend, and it did not disappoint. It is a bit of a tight squeeze as the tables are really close together, but that only adds to the ambiance. The food was amazing, and I was a little sad when my dish was done. When we are back in LA again, this will be our go to restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great location, beautiful people, the best servers and service, excellent food, wonderful wine collection and amazing atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

It was great. We enjoyed all of the dishes ordered.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

great location for lunch and business. highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was excellent - very traditional Italian, nothing fancy or ‘nouvelle’, just really great, fresh ingredients, prepared with style and soul!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Il Pastaio is one of my favorite restaurant in Los Angles, CA ! The food is amazing, their famous truffle pasta is to die for you may request for it to be tossed in a cheese wheel right next to your table its so fascinating to watch! Warm pasta tossed in a cheese wheel and then placed onto your plate, when you thought it could not get any better then they shred some black truffle on the cheesy pasta! I do not exaggerate when I say it is to die for! Truffle is a very strong ingredient and they sure know exactly how to use it! They have incredible staff, everyone is so friendly and caring. They are so inviting and put their time into assuring that your are satisfied with everything! This restaurant is also very clean which I always pay attention to but find very few restaurants that I can trust with cleanliness. The atmosphere is also amazing! You get such a cozy feeling with the Italian music playing and the waiters and employees speaking Italian to one another. Makes me feel like I am in Italy. I recommend Il Pastaio to everyone that asks for restaurant recommendations. No one is ever disappointed. When in LA this is one of the top must try restaurants! Perfect for a date, a group outing, for special occasions even for a small family dinner with kids, it is defiantly a kid friendly environment. Here is some of my favorite things to order when there. For starters Prosciutto and Calamari Fritt. Main course, Linguine con Crostac ( Lobster Linguine), Truffle pasta, and when available their sea bass. If you are a soup lover their Minestrone di Verdure and Zuppa di Lenticchie is amazing! Favorite drinks to order, their house prosecco, mojita and dirty martini. Last but not least! Dessert and Coffee, you can never go wrong with tiramisu. Tiramisu is my favorite dessert and I have to try it at every restaurant I go to when its on the menu! Il Pastaio has the best Tiramisu. Of course a double cappuccino or latte to go with my favorite dessert. Hope this review was helpful!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Delicious food! I had the agnolotti which was to die for!
Great, attentive service and fun atmosphere- great for people watching.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Always in love with this place ❤️ beautiful service and amazing food every time.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

So I got the lobster and crab pasta. Perfect. There was so much crab on it, I couldn’t even eat all of it!! Bolognese was probably the best I’ve had as well. Service was pretty good, no complaints.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Vacationing and wanted to dine al fresco and enjoy the beautiful weather service was fantastic our waiter was very attentive and the food was very good!!!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Was on vacation and it was AMAZING! Fabrizio was wonderful and can not wait to return!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Love this place. Always outstanding food. Took a little bit to get a server to our table but other than that this place was great.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

WOW!!!! The service to the food is phenomenal! I ordered the caesar salad to begin & it was quite large (definitely could be shared!) and then ordered the famous truffle pasta tossed in the cheese bowl.... I must say it was AMAZING & worth all the money!!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Very charming place. Delicious pastas. The mussels were exceptional, perfect!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Very popular place. Highly recommend making reservations. Seating is tight. Service was excellent. It's located in the heart of Beverly Hills. You're surrounded by a lot of nice cars. Some revving their engines or accelerating real fast to show off but aside from that, it's great. Food is excellent. Public parking is available across the street. It appears valet is available after 6pm.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great Italian food and great scenery. We saw multiple celebrities while enjoying our meal on the patio. Service was excellent from our Italian waiter. We will definitely be making a trip back here again.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Table available on time. Wait staff very good. Food was a little off tonight. I have been there before and recall food being better. Several dishes arrived lukewarm. ..they were sent back to kitchen and warmed up. Will try again.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Loved the outside ambiance. Heaters made it feel cozy. Attentive service and delicious Pappardelle with meat sauce.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Delicious food and impeccable service!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

hervorragendes essen, ausgezeichneter service

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

The food and service were excellent Best fried calamari I have had They didn’t remember it was my birthday but everything was good

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The pasta with black truffle was spectacular! We ordered it from the daily special, the best we have had. This is a never miss restaurant!
Leave room for the pana cotta and tiramisu!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

My first time going there and we went on the patio. It’s not the best place to sit for conversations because the tables are really close together to each other but the food was good the service was great and I would definitely go back

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Love the place. Alway a favorite place to eat. Expect to wait for a table without reservation.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Fun place in Beverly Hills with great Italian food and wine.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Great pasta and friendly wait staff. Fantastic for a long lunch.

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2.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Food was great, unfortunately the service was not. They cleared out our table while we were still working on our appetizers for the main course. They could have either asked if we were still eating or just left it at the table with the main course.

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1.0Dined on March 7, 2018

The food was decent and would have gotten 3 stars on its own but the service was horrendous. Our waitress was rude. We asked a question about the menu and she brushed us off and said to look at the menu. Just so unpleasant. On my way to the bathroom there were waiters and bus boys assuming the right of way. They weren’t even carrying anything and yet I had to way and move to the side each time one of them passed. No manners. They would have walked on me if I didn’t move out of the way. Save your time and money and go somewhere better- lots of places in that area.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Fantastic! Made us feel like regulars on our first visit. Extremely friendly detail oriented staff. A beautiful experience. Food was incredible. I had the Squash tortelloni which was outstanding. Fresh and flavorful.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Solid food, well prepared, and absolutely the most professional service in town — very little detail was expertly handled. A very solid choice for good food and outstanding service.

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3.0Dined on February 27, 2018

This restaurant has a deep history in Beverly Hills and definitely a restaurant to see and be seen. My biggest complaint about this restaurant is the uncomfortably close proximity that all of the tables are to one another. If you want to discuss anything sensitive with your dinner guests, count on the tables next to you to hear every word. That is if it isn't too loud, which it often is. The bar is also very small and cramped so if you are just interested in grabbing a cocktail and a bite at the bar, I would recommend going elsewhere. The food (especially pasta) are great and they accommodate gluten free diners.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

We always try to make a stop when we are in Beverly Hills. True Italian, consistently fantastic food & wait staff exceptional! Great vibe, never disappoints.

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2.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Went on a Sunday night and had to wait 30 minutes to be seated after our timed reservation. Way too crowded.

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