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Matteo's Restaurant

4.3
4.3
676 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
An LA classic with history & charm
Pleasing LA’s discerning diners for over 57 years
with its Italian, Continental Menu . Veal chops, Seafood, Steaks, & Pastas
Matteo’s offers booth & table seating. Full bar & lounge

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steakhouse, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu 5:30 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Thu, Fri, Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 475-4521

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Matteos has 2 private dining rooms for your next celebration Wedding , Birthday, Anniversary or Meeting.Our Upstairs Town House with Outdoor Patio seats 72.Townhouse Patio seats 20 Matteos Boardroom seats 20.Variety of Menus to choose from Please call 310-475-4521 We would love to help plan your event.

  • Private party facilities

    Matteo's Townhouse is the 2nd floor of Matteo's Restaurant consisting of a banquet room, full bar and lounge, lobby area and gorgeous outside patio. Styled after a New York Townhouse, it is perfect for a sit down dinner of 30-80 people or cocktail party for up to 120 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Linda Guest: (310) 475-4521

  • Neighborhood

    West Los Angeles

  • Cross street

    Between Olympic and Pico on the westside side of Westwood Bl

  • Parking details

    Street Parking Or Lot in Back Parking

  • Public transit

    One 1/2 blocks North of The expo line Westwood Blvd Stop

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 676 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. JM

    JocelynM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing time and service! This is my second time enjoying my birthday at the amazing Matteo’s! So quiet and relaxing I wouldn’t ask for a better place to enjoy my meal.
  2. PZ

    PamelaZ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    They had just reopened so they were doing their best to adjust. We were the first guests in on that first Sunday. Overall, we were thrilled to be there. There were a few kinks, but I expected that. I was really happy overall!
  3. VD

    VivaDnA

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Old school charm and quality. If you'r looking for high quality dining without having to scream at your guests just so that they can hear you, then this is a great venue. Specials are NOT over priced like so many other high end restaurants. We've been twice now, and both times were excellent in every way.
  4. AH

    AnthonyH

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their Osso Bucco is the best. My family has been going there for year coming from Monroiva, love the place
  5. M

    Mercedes

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, good service, a fun place to enjoy a meal with your family. I made a reservation on line, the restaurant didn’t have it, but seated us anyway despite it being very busy.
  6. VD

    VivaDnA

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can't believe I've waited so long to try this outstanding restaurant! It's so close to our house, and it's soooo good! Service, food, ambiance couldn't have been better. If you're looking for a loud, crowded restaurant with tables crammed together, and noise levels so high you can't hear the person next to you, then this restaurant may not be for you. If you're looking for a somewhat old school experience, with experienced waiters who know the menu, and high quality food that's delicious, then this should be one of your "go to" places. It is for us now!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service are outstanding. This is an amazing place to enjoy a dinner and feel authentic Italian mood.
  8. SR

    SamR

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our third visit to Matteo's, twice on our own and once with guests. The food has been exceptional each time.... Spaghetti and Meatballs, Veal Piccata, Chicken Parmesiana. The salads and dessert are also excellent. Service is great. This place is a gem. Reasonably priced and historic.
  9. RB

    RonaldB

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really nice restaurant with great food where you can actually have a conversation with your dinner companions. The bread is delicious (which is why they charge for a second basket), great Caesar salad and special salad with Gorgonzola, cranberries and nuts. Dinners were good sized and well prepared. We recommend both chicken dishes and the special pappardelle pasta with mushrooms. One of the very few restaurants that still serve tartufo (intense dark chocolate ice cream rolled in dark chocolate bits) and spumoni. Like being in Italy!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Prix Fix menu for Valentines day was kinda terrible only two pastas in an Italian restaurant!?!? Would have enjoyed the food much more if it was the regular menu But overall good ambience
  11. LH

    LynnH

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Manager was screaming at his waiters, very frustrated and rude. Killed the ambiance
  12. BM

    BrandonM

    Los Angeles

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend. Real people real food. Great space. Usually can get in last minute. Bar is great too for a meal or drinks.
  13. T

    Terri

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matteo's is one of my favorite restaurants on the west side of Los Angeles. The food is delicious, service impeccable and love the atmosphere with Frank Sinatra playing in the background. Had the special bib salad, king salmon and chocolate gellato for dessert. It was a lovely evening to bring friends and share.
  14. a

    annb

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food quality is absolutely exceptional. The ambience is so very special with the red leather booths. It’s very elegant in kind of a mafia way.
  15. v

    velcro

    Los Angeles

    95 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a pleasure to eat here! Everything about it from the bread to dessert is so good. The waitstaff is attentive and always pleasant.
  16. CH

    CinaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience! Love the room, music ,personnel,food... hope they get the train repaired,!
  17. j

    johnb

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Retro 50’s Rat Pack hangout has unfortunately lost its way. Staff is inefficient
  18. KM

    KelleyM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as usual! Best service in town and the food is excellent! Can be low key or for special occasions, works for both classy and everyday- always love it. My parents have been coming since the 70s and it has never disappointed. An LA staple for locals and the few out-of-towners who know of the great places.
  19. r

    roger

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Service very slow Everything else good
  20. K

    Karyb

    Los Angeles

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service and warm and inviting atmosphere. This is where you go to sink into a comfortable booth and dine on a tablecloth. That said, it’s not stuffy. It’s got a very cool history, including regulars like Frank Sinatra back in the day. The food is very fresh and well prepared. No, it’s not a trendy restaurant. It’s not buzzy. Its a great place to go to DINE on very good food and be able to have a conversation with your dining partners. It may be old school, but its many virtues make it worth a visit.
  21. LU

    inglesLU

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great icon of Los Angeles. I look forward to returning. Merry Christmas.
  22. LO

    LeslieO

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Kevin, was great and the food was delicious!
  23. JB

    JamieB

    Los Angeles

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service.
  24. LC

    LukeC

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classic restaurants are classic restaurants for a reason. What Matteo's does well, it does better than any other restaurant in LA. Best classic Italian dishes in Los Angeles. Valet parking is expensive but it's worth it for the restaurant experience.
  25. JC

    JaimeC

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place. The food is good and it has such a historical value...
  26. VT

    VeniceTraveler

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Turning up the volume on the music and dimming the lights would help the ambiance.
  27. LI

    LINDAR

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matteo's is a great upscale neighborhood restaurant. The food, the service,.i"ll ,and the ambience were perfect. We had a wonderful evening!!I Cant wait to retrn!!!,
  28. a

    anonymous

    Los Angeles

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice quiet Italian restaurant. We went for our anniversary dinner. The food and service were great; we had rack of lamb and the salmon special, and a fudgy chocolate dessert.
  29. s

    smsg

    Los Angeles

    72 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Went for their happy hour, which runs till 8:30. They sat us at a booth. We asked a few wait staff for their happy hour menu and waited nearly 15 minutes before we were told they only offered that at the bar. We moved to the bar and ordered drinks and food. The veal meatballs in marinara were good. Their spinach mushroom pizza quesadilla weird and their chopped salad one of the best I’ve had. I had read their mixed drinks used fresh juices but watched them pour from a can. My drink was supposed to have cucumber and muddled mint, but came without any mint. I switched to wine and they red they poured was quite nice. The clientele was older and conservative, with women in dresses and men in jackets. The restaurant was pretty empty which must be why they’re doing this happy hour.
  30. PZ

    PaigeZ

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was wonderful and the food was absolutely amazing! Very challenging these days to find a good restaurant with a nice ambiance wherein you can actually hear each other talk. Fabulous!
  31. SM

    SongManFoodie

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Great food, service and atmosphere. Friendly staff and a lid back casual/formal vibe.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Food was good but service and ambiance very mediocre
  33. LF

    LongtimeFoodies

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took friends who had never been there - we have, on several occasions. We were all impressed with the appearance (shiny, mellow, retro), the service (excellent), and of course the food.
  34. MF

    MaximeF

    Los Angeles

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The absolute BEST Rack of Lamb I have ever had. The quality of the meat plus the few vegies was perfect. We live in the South Bay but once a month we travel to L A for Matteo's. A great find if you want to eat at 5.30PM and wear casuals or dress up for the later dinner crowd.
  35. k

    kathe90035

    Los Angeles

    324 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    324 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the veal chop! Excellent service and they have valet parking
  36. S

    Starlight

    Orange County

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I have season tickets to the Geffen. Whenever possible, we look forward to a lovely, quiet, gourmet dinning experience at Matteo's. They open at 5 or 5:30 (depending on the time of year) which sometimes precludes our going there. More often now the Geffen's plays are over by 3:30 or 4 PM. Servers are wonderful, so accommodating, unintrusive and they know how the food is prepared...or will find out for you. We split blossoms, salmon (beautifully prepared) and a chocolate gelato, with chocolate chunks, for desert. We love it and will continue to enjoy it's offerings whenever possible.
  37. VT

    VeniceTraveler

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Hip but nobody knows it.
  38. b

    bhcatlady

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We particularly love Matteo's because it is one of the few restaurants you can really hear your conversations. The food is good old fashioned Italian. I had Veal Parm, which was delicious and hard to find. My guests had a grilled veal chop, which was pure white veal. We had other things, but . . .I would definitely recommend Matteo's.
  39. I

    Impressed

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food, presented with pride. Splendid music from the Great American Songbook. The offerings, which are generous go beyond the standard fare. Excellent side-dishes as well. A local landmark, which is also a hidden gem.
  40. L

    Ljoseph

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Want an evening where you can converse? Great food, services and ambiance! Enjoy

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Matteo's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 475-4521.

Matteo's Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 676 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Olympic and Pico on the westside side of Westwood Bl

  • Neighborhood

    West Los Angeles

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu 5:30 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Thu, Fri, Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steakhouse, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking Or Lot in Back Parking

  • Public transit

    One 1/2 blocks North of The expo line Westwood Blvd Stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (310) 475-4521

  • Catering

    Matteos has 2 private dining rooms for your next celebration Wedding , Birthday, Anniversary or Meeting.Our Upstairs Town House with Outdoor Patio seats 72.Townhouse Patio seats 20 Matteos Boardroom seats 20.Variety of Menus to choose from Please call 310-475-4521 We would love to help plan your event.

  • Private party facilities

    Matteo's Townhouse is the 2nd floor of Matteo's Restaurant consisting of a banquet room, full bar and lounge, lobby area and gorgeous outside patio. Styled after a New York Townhouse, it is perfect for a sit down dinner of 30-80 people or cocktail party for up to 120 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Linda Guest: (310) 475-4521

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