La Cava

4.6
604 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
87 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
4 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

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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!!

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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
9 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!

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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!

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vipMonikaM
Los Angeles
3 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

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vipGilaL
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience !! I ordered the trout and it was delicious. The atmosphere was nice. The food and service was good. And not expensive at all

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vipMalindaW
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our first time there. The food and service was excellent. Friendly atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

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vipLaurieG
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go-to restaurant. There is nothing better than it on this side of the hill ... and sometimes over the hill! If you are a perfect pizza fanatic, theirs is absolutely the best every time. Pastas are especially excellent. I love their pesto, myself. The staff is beyond attentive. I cannot say enough ... they are the best!

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NKPB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I wanted to like it, but I wouldn’t go back again. The food was okay, not a lot of flavor, and definitely not worth the price. The people were very nice, but it took forever for the food. You had to ask for everything and they would forget to bring it, so you had to ask several times.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for making a socially distant meal still be a special meal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a date night :)

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vipSetaM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best atmosphere food service the best

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Russiankat
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Branzino was excellent - one of the best I've had in LA. I didn't like produce in salad - tomato was underripe and didn't care for pushy upselling attitude couple with lack of attention and tact of the waitstaff.

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

Wonderful service

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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
12 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.

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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.

FAQs

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

La Cava is rated 4.6 stars by 604 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.