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La Cava, Sherman Oaks, CA
La Cava, Sherman Oaks, CA
La Cava, Sherman Oaks, CA
La Cava, Sherman Oaks, CA
La Cava, Sherman Oaks, CA

La Cava

4.5
4.5
935 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
The LA CAVA concept is based on Armando's roots. Born and raised in Florence, he grew up learning that as a local, one would go dining in the little Osterias where everything was made fresh daily, prepared with basic ingredients, simple recipes, delightful flavors and lots of love, for a fantastic experience that was also "gentle" on your wallet.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (818) 981-1517
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 935 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

935 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best Italian restaurants in Los Angeles!

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  2. WendyK

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service. Love eating here and it never disappoints. Their pasta and fresh fish is always spacing and we tried the pizza last night and were not disappointed.

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  3. CherylD

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints!! We love La Cava as it always feels like a slice of Italy each and every time!

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  4. DonaldZ

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and good service. A wonderful place for dinner.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Horrible place, dirty, horrible management. Avoid at all costs

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a bit pricey for the food type. I wasn’t anything that really wowed me. Expecting better for the high prices at least the presentation.

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  7. ArtO

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was Valentine’s Day pre fix menu . My first time there . $95 per plate before wine , tax or tip . Only 2 choices per course . My minestrone soup was acceptable but not good enough for the price . Burrata appetizer was excellent . My short ribs were just ok . My wife’s pasta with mushrooms was excellent. I needed better food or a lower price when i spend $300 on one meal .

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  8. Babs

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was the first time we had been to La Cava, and it really was an enjoyable experience all around. The waiter came by our table right away and asked if we had any questions. The menus were on the table before we sat down so we had plenty of time to make our choices. Service all evening was good. The food was really go as well. My husband and I had the lasagna and two others had lamp chops. Everyone enjoyed their meals. We started with the Caesar salad which was served very cold. I love that. Everyone was too full for dessert so only ordered cappuccinos. The waiter brought on these wonderful little cookies for us to share that are house made. We will certainly go back.

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  9. upintheair2much

    Los Angeles

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an early reservation; 5:30 PM Their bread was amazing, wine prices were reasonable, service was great and food was excellent. Definitely will return

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  10. ArthurL

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and the service was excellent. Good value, large portions and most importantly very tasty.

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  11. LeslieD

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and some of the best service I’ve ever received! I can’t wait to return.

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  12. MichaelC

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, decent if not inspired food, VERY noisy inside. Side outside in the covered heated patio if you can.

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  13. madeater

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food and service. always a pleasure to go there and warmly greeted by all.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were “first timers” (celebrating my husband’s birthday), and La Cava is a new favorite! From the service to the food to the warm atmosphere it was a fabulous dining experience! Highly recommend, particularly to anyone from the East Coast who has a discriminating palate for amazing Italian cuisine.

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  15. CalabasasGuy

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was disappointing and not very notable or memorable. Very disappointed after reading so many good reviews. One person in our party didn't get her meal on time because her plate ended up on the floor. OK stuff happens but there was no "make good" effort on the part of management.

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  16. BarbaraK

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was our first time there the food was great service was excellent. Our table was set up when we got there so we had no wait . I think $42 to open a bottle of wine a little excessive.  I think they should change their prices on their website because i it is more expensive than what they quote on their site. But overall very good experiene

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  17. Cameron

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cava provided an amazing intimate experience for my guest and I. The food was extremely delicious and the servers were beyond helpful with their recommendations and timely service.

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  18. MargaretJ

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We look on Open Table for placec that have five stars and lots of reviews. This is how we choose new restaurants. The place itself was quiet and a lot like Italian bistros in Italy. Not fancy. But the food was very good. My husband is Italian and very picky about pasta. He can taste what kind of flour is used. Suffice it to say, the pasta and the "gravy"(what Italian-Americans call sauce) passed his highly discerning palate. I had the house Chardonnay and my husband had an Italian Pinot, which was also the house wine. They were both really good. The wait staff was superlative. We had a nice chat with both our waiter and the busboy. I recommend La Cava if you want some delicious Italian comfort food.

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  19. MaryM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a party of 6 plus a service dog. Great service and food, may be a little pricy but was worth it.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really pleasant intimate restaurant, mostly locals, solid choices, nicely executed dishes, bit in the pricey side.

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  21. RonS

    Los Angeles

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our go to local place. Good food, food service. Easy to get a reservation.

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  22. TerryS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing, as always! Great food, the service is attentive, caring, and professional. The best restaurant experience in Los Angeles.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I go to La cava regularly. The food is fantastic! SERVICE is great. Armando, an awesome man!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been to this restaurant 4x’s and I’ve enjoyed ever single meal. This time around I tried the filet mignon. I will be getting it again. OMG it was sooooooo good.

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  25. kira

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent. Our server could have not been better!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy Italian restaurant with great food and friendly service.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love this place, food and service is amazing all around. Wonderful intimate ambiance with indoor and outdoor seating. Highly recommend.

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  28. RobertC

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian food in the Sherman Oaks---- perhaps the entire S.F. Vallery. Wonderfull staff.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great dinner with a fantastic staff. The specials are great.

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  30. ArthurL

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We accidentally walked int to try some Italian food and we were amazed . Food was great. Staff were friendly and helpful. Price was fair . Everything we tried was delicious. Would definitely be back.

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  31. Highexpectations

    New York City

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    La Cava is in the 50th percentile among Italian restaurants. I always wonder why restaurants of a particular genre allow themselves to remain middle of the pack. This is true of La Cava. A restaurant MUST have a particular dish, bar service or something that provides a hook for patrons. This is what is lacking here. There’s really is nothing to entice a diner to return. The food is good, not great, no cocktail service and no signature dish. Our table sampled four different entree items and 2 appetizers. All ok to good, but not stand outs. And this, a note to restauranteurs, diners know the difference! Whether house made pasta (here, only one variety was fresh), to pre made and re heated polenta (offered here as an appetizer), to smallish portions, the foodie population will find locations that offer the sort of special food preparations that set establishments apart. I believe 4 tables being serviced during prime time on Friday night is indicative of the aforementioned observations. All considered, good food, decent ambiance, and attentive service makes La Cava an Italian joint that needs something more to make it a place worth returning to.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and the food was excellent. I always love coming here❤️

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    4/5, good service, good food, nothing extraordinary. Papers on the table instead of tablecloths, not a big fan.

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  34. AndreaM

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this restaurant - service was excellent and food was delicious

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  35. Kathy

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were both excellent. Food came out hot, waiters were very attentive. Nice ambiance and great for a special occasion.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome and authentic Italian. Service was super friendly and the food was delicious. A must!

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  37. luvgr8food

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is exceptional at La Cava, and the food is delicious. We ordered of theirs "Specials" menu which isn't on the website and were very pleased.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing night out. Wait staff is the best!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service! The pasta is soooo good!

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  40. BriceL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, our meal was fantastic, as was the service!

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FAQs

La Cava offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 981-1517.

La Cava is rated 4.5 stars by 935 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Cava

13565 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Sherman Oaks
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, Takeout, Wine
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