Il Pastaio

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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
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The pastas was delicious as always. Served with truffles in a wheel of cheese. Great presentation and wonderful!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian in Beverly Hills! Perfect service and good spot

KD
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Appetizers were great, beef carpaccio, prosciutto & baratta, the cheese wheel truffle pasta was exceptional, it’s a must order, prob the best thing on the menu, the veggie pasta I would order again

JC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was amazing but it was too busy and crowded. Barely had any room space.

j
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The pasta was great. Truffles were ok. Overprice in my opinion. They had no flavor. The waiters were nice. I asked to see if they had a military discount amd they did not. Kinda disappointed the restaurant does not offer that. Even a 10% would be nice.

F
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the outdoor seating, quick efficient service and everyone enjoyed their food. And my God their bread is amazing! Desserts were excellent and bigger than expected.

MS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Our waiters weren’t so nice or accommodating to us. A group of 4 lovely young business women enjoying an intimate dinner and it was our first time dining there. Otherwise the food and ambience were good. Wish I could say something better.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best

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

Made a reservation here for my anniversary. I had read reviews before saying they had bad service but our service was great! The food was amazing and totally worth the price. We will definitely be coming back here!

j
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food and atmosphere consistently good. Got seated within 5 minutes of reservation time. Never disappoints Love this place!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Bartender didn’t really check up on us.
Waited 15mins before getting my check.

J
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pasta was superb!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It was nice getting there before the rush. Hostess seated us at a nice window seat. Noise gradually got louder as the restaurant became more crowded. Good food. We went elsewhere to continue conversation over a glass of wine.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for great Italian food and pasta served up in a cheese wheel and were not disappointed! Wine and water glasses were kept full at all times and staff were all very polite and attentive. A really great start to our visit to LA!

DL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Next time I want a table inside. It was too warm to be seated outside. We were right by the valet service and it was noisy and a lot of flies around our table
Food and service was very good

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Our waiter was the worst I have ever had at any restaurant. He never came to our table, asking how things were or if we needed another drink. The bus boy gave us better service. The food was excellent but he was awful.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 3

The service was terrible and food wasn’t good at all!!

EC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

My asparagi salad was supposed to have boneless chicken. Instead it had a piece with a sizable bone in it, found out when I was trying to chew it. Nearly cut my mouth open. I didn’t want to make a scene because the salad was tasty. Waited until the busboy came to get the dishes. Manager came over, wasn’t very apologetic and didn’t offer a free dessert (I wouldn’t have expected the salad to be free since I ate the whole thing). It was a poor customer service experience.

AG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

We had a reservation at 5:30 and we didn’t get seated until 6:15...that is a 45 min wait for a RESERVATION. Then we were seated in the sunlight so we asked a server if they could adjust one of the umbrellas for shade, as we have seen them do for other people during our 45 min wait for our table. They’re response was “wait 5 minutes the sun will move”. Then I spoke with the manager about the experience and all we got was “I am sorry that happened” and she walked away. For a $400 bill I expect much better service.

CC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for the 1st time for my mother's bday. she wanted to sit inside because of the heat. I would have preferred to try the lovely patio. We had a wonderful delicious lunch, it was just a little loud for my taste. The music was a bit too high, but overall, we had a great experience .

OT
France
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place, great service, outstanding food

s
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

The pasta was very good but very over priced. $75 for pasta tossed in a Parmesan bowl with truffles is a bit much for how little pasta you actually get. I also ordered a glass of wine that the waiter never brought.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect Italian!

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LH
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely friendly restaurant

LS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We had a 5pm reservation, but weren’t seated until 5:45. We told them we had an event to attend at 6:30 and even then we couldn’t get our drinks or food order taken. My glass of wine took another 25 minutes. Once we finally placed our food order, it did come out quickly. They were very unapologetic and were so busy that they really didn’t care at all that they ruined our night by making us rush through the meal and stressed over making our event on time. It was a terrible experience all because they didn’t honor our reservation time. The prices are very reasonable and the food decent, but there are way too many other great options to be treated so poorly by this place. Never again.

TB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Bustling sidewalk atmosphere makes this restaurant a great experience. The hosts were very accommodating. It’s a tight squeeze for outdoor seating, very narrow but we thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

Loud tacky crowd !Would never go again for dinner. Lunch was better last year

DC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Website said they serve fresh pasta, ordered linguini and it was not fresh pasta, was told, "oh no the linguini is not fresh." Not happy since I went there specifically to have fresh made pasta.

MD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I’ve had better pasta. Cool experience but the hype was not there for me. Super expensive for pasta. 8/10

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Some of os did not like the food.

CF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Have been 100 times and never fails. Often crowded so reservations a must and outside is so much better. The best staff and food is superb. Cary

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

It was very hot day but they didn’t turn AC on in the restaurant.
The server was not kind when I ask about menu.
We had the truffle pasta with cheese wheel. Pasta was $55 which is not cheap but adding the cheese wheel also $20 but we ordered. The server put pasta in the cheese wheel and mix pasta in it but it was just 10 second to mix it and put pasta on the dish. That was $20 for cheese. I think it is very over price.
The table was very close each table so it was hard to seat and get up.

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marvelous pasta. Great outside dining for people watching in Beverly Hills.

RB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best garlic bread ever on the world fast and exosrtvservice immediate seating

OT
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Tables poorly placed with no privacy . Service was so so...as well as food. Way over priced. A bit noisy. Parking very difficult

LC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Great food, excellent Pasta... but the service was below average

G
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Little expensive but foods are good
I thnik too much for that taste.
But service is nice

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best ravioli and pasta on either side of the world😋

G
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Really good food, we had the bolognese, rigatoni eggplant and the veggie risotto. All three were very tasty and cooked nicely. We also had the tiramisu, beautiful taste!!! Since our lunch was a business meeting we took a little bit longer than mosts tables. It’s amazing how many tables they can turn in just 1 1/2 hours time on a Tuesday in August. One would think that they would be rushing us, but no, we were treated well and would go back again and again. Just as we were getting ready to leave the table next to us ordered the truffle pasta served on the cheese well. Of course we stayed to watch, how wonderful the waiter are with their technique. I think all three of us looked at each other afterwards and said “I’m getting that next time!!!” Lastly, just as others have written in their reviews, we saw our share of “celebrity” or “who’s who Los Angeles” at the restaurant.

OT
Los Angeles
116 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zucchini soufflé appetizer is s must! Loved the Justin Bieber, Bucatini with meatballs, Capellini added meatballs! Bread is delicious plain but the have the Drago olive oil which is amazing!

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