La Cava

4.7
716 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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had seen this place suggested plenty of times. Made a ressy, and got a great patio table. Carlos our waiter was outstanding, awesome recommendations , food was DELICIOUS! Definitely coming back and stared as our fav neighborhood Italian restaurant!
Daniel & Karla

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vipPatrickB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian experience and food in Sherman oaks. Outstanding friendly service. Been going there for many years!

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RyanM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food and service. Gnocchi is amazing.

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HadleyR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at La Cava was excellent in all regards. We will return.

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vipChangeling
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

I had salmon, mushrooms and spinach. I’m fussy about salmon. It was delicious
Service was awesome. A bit yo noisy for me.

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vipWineLover
Los Angeles
94 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a Kale salad that was very good and filet of sole with capers that was excellent. The tart was also quite good. We had a 2018 Girard Chardonnay that was good and reasonably priced. La Cava has a relatively short but good wine list with reasonable prices.

The restaurant is casual, comfortable, but not fancy with some framed photos of Italy. It is a pleasant space to dine, and the service is good.

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Hungry
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is well-prepared and very tasty The service is professional and friendly.

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vipBSEreview
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good service very good. I’ve eaten here before and would again however I didn’t feel that the red sauce was a good as my last visit and neither was the portions. Again I would return but I was slightly disappointed this time.

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vipPeggyS
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good friends getting together.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delightful neighborhood gem with good food and friendly fast service.

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vipCarol
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food and service was good, not exceptional but good. I asked for a side of pasta and was told I have buy a separate meal no sides are offered in an Italian restaurant.Crazy!! Will think twice about returning as there are options in the Italian restaurant department.

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HelenK
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! I have dietary restrictions and they were very accommodating.

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JulieI
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cannot go wrong with La Cava. Just go there. Delish from start to finish!

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GinaD
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We unfortunately sat next to a big party with children and it was louder than I would have liked; but I will be going back!!! It didn't occur to me to ask to move, so that's on me. I will ask next time if that happens again. But seriously the food is worth it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

excellent service from the staff, but our food was terrible

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dining in Cava. The staff is amazing and the food always excellent.

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vipPatrickB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never fails !!! The service is amazing the owner is there and the staff is pleasant and professional. The food is an amazing experience always fresh and I’ve been going there for years !! Great for family friends and a date night as well.

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vipAlisond
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

LaCava is a small neighborhood restaurant that we went to last night with friends. We ordered the artichoke salad and caprese salad, we had the bronzino, salmon and bolognese and everything was delicious!! The service was excellent and we will definitely return for another wonderful meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the place and the food, the attention was great.

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vipBrisketLover1
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious & the service is always great!

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viplisaterry
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious- have never been, never see this advertised or hear any feedback---we had a very good meal! food was excellent!!

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AllisonB
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Terrific food and wonderful service. A really lovely neighborhood spot.

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Rose
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing

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vipCatAshlea
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is great and the food is always amazing. The eggplant pizza is so yummy, with the best crispy crust. The best caesar salad in the valley!
One of our favorites!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Orders the calamari and it was flavorless and also order a margarita pizza and it was cold and flavor was ok

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Cava is such a neighborhood gem. The food was especially fresh and delicious. Service was excellent. I felt like I was on vacation! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m biased, but all of us always come back to La Cava as our favorite spot. Amazing food and great staff.

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spookydave
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful Italian restaurant with the best meatball appetizer ever; fantastic sauce…..

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PamelaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, authentic house-made pasta dishes! The mushroom risotto and special chicken ragu with Pappardelle pasta dishes were awesome. Also the tri-colour salad - YUM!
I will return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, exceptional service and good prices

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tj91602
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to be out with friends at such a lovely restaurant. The waiter made many recommendations and all of them were great. Lovely night out

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vipJessycaNygren
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Cava never disappoints. The service is attentive, the food is exquisite & I really appreciate having an authentic Italian restaurant so close to where I live!

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vipDavidR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The restaurant's food is not as good as it used to be. The service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Inexplicably the front door is left open, letting in the loud traffic noises

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vipLAfoodie
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food very great service and amazing pasta. Highly recommend the truffle pasta and pizza. Great staff and will be returning soon!

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BrendaM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

I had dined at La Cava many times before Covid. The ambiance was fantastic, the food and service was a class act. I took my sister to La Cava on Tuesday, July 6th for her Birthday. I told her how fabulous La Cava was and that she was in for a real treat. Well, the experience was less than par. The ambiance was not the same by any means. The tables were junky with paper instead of linens. The place looked run down and dirty. The staff was sloppy and I felt I was at a low-class restaurant. The food was not very good and the waiters just tossed it on the tables. I will never go back to La Cava. Sad to see it go SO downhill.

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vipDonk
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall all 4 stars.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing wine, and amazing company. It was a perfect night. Thank you! I recommend the Farfalle Salmon. Yum!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to eat on Ventura Blvd. Quality food, amazing staff, great ambience. Must try!

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MarcI
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Cava is just Great! Every time we go, its better than the last time we were there. Excellent staff. Armondo is fabulous... Always delicious. Always leave with a full tummy and a smile. Thank you La Cava!

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 716 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.