Il Pastaio

4.7
1177 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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Austin
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow..! every dish was amazing. There arent many good Italian restaurant in my home town so this place was a real treat.

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LA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING AS ALWAYS! SERVICE IS BEYOND AMAZING AND THE FOOD IS TO DIE FOR!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Aniversary

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P
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff, efficient. Italian food in Los Angeles is amazing in many places but frankly, I don’t think I’ve had anything as good as Il Pastaio. And given the location in the heart of Beverly Hills, pretty reasonable prices compared to many other Italian restaurants all over and actually less than some.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience romantic atmosphere extremely good food I loved the warm bread and olive the y serve when you first arrive! I really recommend it for authentic Italian food but at the same time you want to be in the scene!

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b
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the best place for food and relaxsation. The service was great ,comfortable, and i cannot wait to return this sunday

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e
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Espectacular la pasta, el vino y la ensalada con parmesano. El servicio maravilloso y muy amable la gente. Llegamos temprano y faltaba dos horas para nuestra reservación y nos sentaron a esa hora

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ZS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

My girlfriend and I were so excited to eat here. We made a reservation at 3 and were seated promptly. We were seated at a very small table outside (which thankfully was covered because it started to rain). The menu was extensive and we each enjoyed our meals. What really made both of us angry was that we were solicited three times by people on the street. The first by a young high school student selling candy marked up 150%. He put the box of chocolate in front of my girlfriends face while she was trying to read the menu. The second was by a homeless woman who yelled through the plastic if I could spare money to buy her a hot meal. I politely said no and she proceeded to ask the next couple down the line. The third was the same boys who were selling chocolate. The staff didn’t seem to be all that phased that this was happening to us. They told the people to leave but they kept coming back again. I felt this was so inappropriate. I highly suggest that if you make a reservation here you request a table in the actual realstaurant. The food was good but they really should pay close attention to what is happening to their customers who are sitting outside on the sidewalk. For the amount of money that is spent on items of the menu it would be expected that patrons would be shielded from beggars and panhandlers on the street.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely great service and wonderful authentic Italian. What a neighborhood gem!

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G
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality, great service

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C
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always excellent and served in a fun atmosphere. Il Pastaio is a long time favorite.

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RE
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a great New Year’s Eve dinner before a show at the Wallis. Professional wait staff, good service, price point was good and it was so festive for New Year!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food is acceptable but not great. I have had better Italian food for way less money. Clearly we have zip code pricing here. The restaurant is crowded and noisy. The service was very good. The location is convenient to the Wallis Theatre and other Beverly Hills attractions

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s
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

was a very disappointing experience and have been here many times in the past. i plan to call the restaurant.

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SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heel lekker 😋

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Reservation was at 9:30, when the waiter took our order he didn’t mention the kitchen closes at 10:00. So when we wanted to order an additional plate he said the kitchen was closed and that he hadn’t seen the time. Other than that food and service were good (except for the grilled ahi tuna please take this plate out of your menu).

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j
Los Angeles
79 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food. Good service. Inside tables very close together. This time, we sat outside and watched the holiday lights. Nice dinner before the theater.

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SH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pre Wallis theater dinning. Food and libations good and they will get you out in time for the show!

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NE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food!!

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M
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good Italian, wide range of pasta, risotto, fish meats and salads. Serious food. Multiple visits, will return. Great location.

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OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our group of 5 girls came to have dinner after hearing the amazing reviews of this place. We loved Il Pastaio so much! The food was amazing and the servers were so nice and accommodating! We started with drinks and appetizers, the beef carpaccio is a must. We also had the caprese salad with burrata and calamari, both very fresh and delicious! We each ordered a pasta dish and enjoyed it very much. I had the lobster tail one and was pleased that they removed the lobster meat for me instead of bringing it whole. The dessert was extraordinary, the panna cotta was amazinggg! Will definitely be back! (Service is a little slow when they are busy, but still very attentive to all the details of your order)

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JD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the pasta. Every single time that we go, everything is delicious.

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m
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Server was stuck up and snotty.Had very high expectations for this place but the food was so mediocre it was surprising.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Disappointing. I love this restaurant. My family wanted to go to a different restaurant for my mom’s 80th and I insisted on this. Everyone was very upset after. Horrible service. As an example, each time items were forgotten, there was no apology and no follow through to bring them out. :-(

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DB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We were a party of Two who dined here on a Saturday Night. The Wine list was quite extensive. I ordered a Valpolicella wine which was smooth and not too dry. We had the Calamari which was very tender and we both loved the Sauce. The Minestrone was very fresh and very tasty. I had the Bolognese which was out of this world and my friend had the Pasta with the Meatballs which I liked but he did not seem crazy over. The Desert was a Apple Tart with Carmel sauce. Delicious. Being in Beverly Hills of course the Restaurant was not inexpensive but considering the quality it was a nice meal out. Had we skipped the wine , the bill would have been much lower but we enjoyed this restaurant & our night out very much.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!

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SX
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Great proportions! Delicious wine! Great Staff very attentive!

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OT
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Moms birthday

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Tables there are so close to each other, a couple was siting next to us and spilled wine and it was all over my coat! Red wine. I’m so upset of that accident cause especially dry cleaning service didn’t guarantee that they will help. And it wasn’t even my fault.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food as always with great service.

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RS
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I love the restaurant but the tables are too close to one another inside. There is no conversation privacy.

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J
Monterrey
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant, good taste, options from low to high price with good value

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CD
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am so glad I booked a table here. The food is fantastic and the service is impeccable! I would definitely come back.

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JJ
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything from food to service!!

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d
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and staff are always equally fantastic, whenever the subject of where to go comes up this is always the favorite choice

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V
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The food is good, but the service is very bad. Not professional

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l
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Family together for the holiday.

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LM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cenamos delicioso, los rollitos de berenjena con queso de cabra, la ensalada de alcachofa, agnolloti ( ravioles) rellenos de espinaca y salsa de trufa, tiramisu imposible no pedir algunos o todos los platillos...

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M
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Italian restaurant. All the dishes are good, service is great.

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OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, best Italian in Beverly Hills.

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