La Cava

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577 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
We are now open for Dine-In Seating. You are required by law to wear a mask upon entering the restaurant, otherwise we can’t honor your reserve. Take-Out and Curb-Side pick-up are available and Postmates and Doordash are available for delivery. STAY SAFE!

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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vipShelly
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and yummy! We loved Ernersto The Besto and Justin...Love that place

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vipinnak
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great

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vipLoLo
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and attentive service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and great food ! loved the hospitality and overall customer service from everyone !! If In LA A MUST HAVE RATE 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food, authentic Italian. Will always be my fav place to eat. Their pizza is unbelievable and Every pasta dish is fresh and made to order. Highly recommended

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ChristineC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there during a holiday in LA. I come from Italy and food at “La Cava” is as amazing as in my country, or maybe even better. Well deserved five stars!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great experience with my wife will continue coming back

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vipMrsRT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE La Cava!!!! The food is amazing and literally I think this is the best Bolognese in town!!!!

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vipROBYNH
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Only thing that would make this a perfect restaurant would be if there was a full bar. That being said it's a perfect neighborhood spot with out without kids! Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m from Italy, and I couldn’t be more satisfied of my experience at La Cava! It really surprised me for it’s excellent service and food. The owner was really polite too, and made us have an unforgettable night. Better than in Italy!

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RobertZ
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The food is tasty, the service was good, the tables are too close to each other, and the noise level is incredibly ear popping.

JM
vipJasonM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful Evening with Excellent Food, Staff, and Evening. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Seated right away. Drinks came after 5 minutes. Valentines menu was pretty awful. Choice of soup, calamari and a couple other things. No salads... I got lobster pasta she got the fillet. I should have got fillet. Two giant plates of calamari to start, wouldn’t complain if mine wasn’t over cooked and rubbery. Hers was not as bad. Her steak was cooked perfectly but not seasoned well and drowned in brown mustard sauce. My lobster pasta was not a lobster tail rather cut up tiny bites of chewy over cooked lobster along with soft over cooked pasta. Deserts were the best thing we had. Walked out paying 230$ with tip... we were disappointed but it was a busy day for the place so not sure how it is on a regular basis and not sure I will go back to see.

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Dramadoctor
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The host/manager was not very welcoming, but the waiter was wonderful. The sole was delicious. For Valentine’s Day, customers seemed to be pushed in and out. The price for this special evening was a bit gauging. The dress code says business casual, but even in this holiday night, customers dressed very casually, including the host/manager.

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NarekT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Food was 4/5! Definitely loves the calamari more than the pasta which is alarming when appetizers taste better than entrees. Dessert was good felt like I wasn’t getting any recommendations. I was just being rushed to pick. Which I hope they change that aspect of their service. Pasta needed more flavor wasn’t tasting good till I added peppers, the dish was lacking salt + pepper. It was just seafood vegetables and lobster.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent.

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vipgracef
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 3rd time at La Cava. Always a wonderful meal. This time, however, the service that has always been excellent, was truly exceptional. Our waiter, whose name I do not remember, could not have more attentive. His attention to all of our dining needs, and his helpful recommendations, truly made for a fantastic dining experience.

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vipStephenR
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their food and service is excellent. Great local place for a quiet dinner for two.

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vipGourmet
Los Angeles
360 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service , Gus was terrific, pastas amazing as well as pizza and short rib dinner. Consistently wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Earned to was the best waiter we’ve had in years!!!! Perfect!!!

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vipinnak
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Parents’ anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was very nice

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vipRobertS
Phoenix
115 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LA CAVA HAD GREAT FOOD AND TERRIFIC SERVICE. GREAT SPOT!

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vipLucky13
Los Angeles
231 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Just ate here about two weeks ago, and everyone liked more than I did. Service and ambiance were great, but food was just OK. Much better this time. And the bread and salad were still great to go with a much better dish this time around. And tiramisu was still terrific, too. Still a bit expensive, but really a great environment. So glad I gave it another chance.

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vipMLTaylor
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good but the special pasta with brisket was amazing!!!!!

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MelissaK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Cava was amazing!!! The homemade pasta was the best pasta Iv ever had. Its a great restaurant for a special occasion. My friend and I shared the tiramisu and it was so good and creamy and it was the best Iv had in a very long time!!!
If you have a chance to go definitely have the pasta!!!

SB
vipSteveB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had a wonderful dinner. Armando runs one of the best Italian restaurants in LA. A real hidden gem.

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gumballworthy
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Order any of the pastas.

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vipLucky13
Los Angeles
231 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My dining companions all enjoyed their food that I did. I had a branzino special which wasn't bad, just odd. Tricolore salad was perfect, and warm bread brought to table was excellent. Wine was enjoyed by those who drank. Pizza received high marks, and the chicken parmigiana was also popular. Shared a tiramisu for dessert, and all agreed it was excellent. Really warm, inviting atmosphere, and all staff was tremendous. Seemed a bit expensive for what it was, but I am looking forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there last night for my sisters bday. I thought the food was really good. But the prices to me were a little to high I thought. But all in all good restaurant I will return

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vipgregoryf
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent but beware of the nightly "specials". Our server recommended the risotto with white truffles which I foolishly ordered without asking the price. I was shocked when the bill arrived to find the white truffle special was $90! The server never bothered to forewarn me and my bad for not asking in advance. I will never make that mistake again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never once had a bad meal here. Food is amazing. Service is impeccable. It’s my neighborhood restaurant and the whole family loves going here.

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BrianC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great dining experience. Terrific service and the yummiest Italian fare I've had since my last trip to Italy! Prices are just a tad bit too high but the overall experience makes up for it. Chef not willing to create a child's plate for my 6 year old grandson so I shared my meal with him. Portion sizes are generous and the wine (house Chianti) was excellent.
Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I wouldn’t go back due to the noise level. They even have panels on the ceiling to minimize the noise. If you want to have a conversation with anyone, not happening here.

MC
vipMarkC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Rude owner, rude staff. Will NEVER go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food never disappoints. The waiters all have exotic accents, so you know it’s good.

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viptimS
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a nice dinner with my sons and son GF, before my younger went back to east coast. The food was great, better than I remembered but had only been there once before. The pastas were all very fresh and tasty. The place is small and quite loud but we will definitely be back !

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MichaelL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food at La Cava! Great choices on and off the menu in specials and on their wine list.
I haven't been in a while, but i am sure glad I brought my wife and 2 additional friends!
Go! Enjoy!

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vipFoodTraveler1
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing for dinner but a great spot for a quiet romantic or business lunch with farm to table fresh food and ingredients and an impressive and reasonable wine by the glass and wine list. One of our favorites!

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

La Cava is rated 4.6 stars by 577 OpenTable diners.

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