La Cava

4.7
624 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Open for only Take-Out and Curb-Side pick-up, and Postmates and Doordash for delivery.
No Out-Door dining. 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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MelissaG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great. Wish the tables had been spaced out further. Noise was high because #VenturaBoulevard.

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vipEagles5040
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood place with pleasant outdoor seating on the sidewalk. Great Italian food. Would love a bigger wine list by the glass but overall a terrific place!

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vipWineLover
Los Angeles
88 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

La Cava is a small, very good restaurant. We dine there fairly frequently. The fresh pasta is always good as are the salads with fresh mozzarella or the artichoke salad. The wine list is short but has many acceptable wines at reasonable prices. Last time we got the Rosso Di Montalcino, which was very good.

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MayeliM
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time having dinner here and I don’t think I can ever get tired of it. Amazing service and the food is delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Treated like family
Great service great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Would definitely recommend to go back!

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vipEricL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We've been to La Cava many times and are always more than happy to support this smaller restaurant. Their food and service have been excellent each time. This visit was different. Service was good from the waiter and busboys, but spoiled by one person. The guy, who I assumed was the manager/owner, came to our table while our waiter was about to take our order and asked him to tend to another table AS he was asking for our order, so the waiter did was he was told and left. No one returned for 10 minutes. That same manager person came to us without a mask and stood right at the edge of the table, speaking loudly, which made us very uncomfortable. I'd asked for a dish that wasn't always on the menu but they have always made it when requested - this time I was denied and no explanation was offered. When food finally arrived it was average. This is one of a handful of local restaurants that we made a point of supporting through covid. Sadly, I don't know that we'll return.

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vipHoops5117
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love La Cava. Best wood fire pizza in the valley and Los Angeles. Always a great experience with friendly staff and the owner is always there to greet you and that means a lot. Can’t wait until the next time

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here and we loved it. We ll definitely be back.
Great food and service. And we got to sit inside which was amazing because it was cold outside and because we had not done that for about a year. Reason enough to celebrate.

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ArthurT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service. My new regular Italian restaurant!

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vipSteph
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always incredible there!

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LIza
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food is overpriced. They charge a fee to split an appetizer even when you’re ordering a meal and drinks. Service was slow and had to keep asking for our waiter. The food has definitely gone done in quality.

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TheresaN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to La Cava Delicious northern Italian food. Everything is fresh and delicious. Pasta - amazing, Seafood - amazing - meat - melt in your mouth. Guests are made to feel very welcome. Its an eclective group of diners from families to intimate dates . Luckily they already had a front porch, but they've been able to extend seating down the sidewalk as well during the purple tier restrictions.

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MM1234
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good. Service was excellent. I enjoyed the Caprese salad the most. The cheapest bottle of house wine is $46. It would be nice to have a choice of something less costly.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Service from Ernesto.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our neighborhood go to place. Never a bad meal.

LM
vipLinetM
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Came here for Valentine’s Day weekend, because of Covid it was outdoor set up but lots of heaters and nicely set up the food was amazing and great value.

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SarahL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The service and food was incredible. Due to outdoor dining, be prepared to sit next to the curb on Ventura with people parking next to you and loud cars zooming by. The staff was friendly and the food was amazing. Next time I will request a quieter table.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five star experience

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vipDuckie
Los Angeles
117 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It's hard to judge ambience and noise level when you have a table on the sidewalk next to the street traffic. The food was great and the service attentive, although they never did bring my grated cheese for the pasta.

MM
MarkM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was 3.5/5 (ordered the beef carpaccio and short rib pasta special)

Setting Area was 4/5 (socially distanced and had heaters)

Waiter (who was the manager and super friendly) 5/5

Owner 1/5 (he was super rude and did nothing look at you when you talked to him. Horrible customer service on his end)

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Cory
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great date night. Never disappoints :)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The grilled calamari was amazing

TM
vipTerrieM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with great wine choices. Authentic Italian food. Great service!

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vipWineLover
Los Angeles
89 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very good creative food. We had Polenta with Truffles that was well worth the price.
For the main course we had Branzino that was boned and quite good. We had a blueberry tart for desert. We had a Cuvaison Chardonnay the was also quite reasonably priced. The only drawback was dining outside near a busy Ventura Blvd, that was pretty noisy. However, the plastic curtains cut down on the noise, and during Covid 19 this was an acceptable seating arrangement

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vipBrianWeiss77
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. A real neighborhood gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!! Coming back here again!

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Michael3121
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

It was a wonderful place for date night the wine was incredible

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best Italian in the valley!!

KG
KatharineG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, we love La Cava. We went a couple months ago and decided to come back again

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Nefertiti
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is really excellent. Sadly with covid you have to sit outside but they have space heaters and try to keep things as comfortable as is possible. The service was really wonderful and the menu selection is great and has a ton of options. I would definitely recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Dined outside so ambiance was on the weather not the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here with my family and it was beyond amazing! Loved our waiter and service! Delicious food. Definitely going back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cute little Italian restaurant. Good food, nice people

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vipHenryH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and delicious food!

CG
CatherineG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great wine.. what more can I say? Because of Covid of course we were outside on the sidewalk next to Ventura Blvd., but who cares! We were out of the house having a wonderful meal!

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AndjelaB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good basic Italian food, prepared with care, very good wine

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vipGuyanL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a gem. Food is excellent , staff is wonderful! Enjoyed the wine. I will be back!

MM
vipMonikaM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

THE SERVICE EXQUISITE AND THE FOOD DELISH!!! AND THE LIMONCELLO WAS MADE ON THE PREMISES AND IT TOOK ME BACK TO CINQUE TERRE WHERE I WAS EXACTLY ONE YEAR AGO TO THE DAY!!! SO THANK YOU LA CAVA I WILL BE BACK AND WILL BE A REGULAR FOR SURE

ARRIVDERCI. ECI CON AMORE

FAQs

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

La Cava is rated 4.7 stars by 624 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.